TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Noted
Date / Biblical Events Noted / Verse / Reading Comments
May 2 TLH 33 Joshua 4:1-9 It is important to remember from generation to generation what the Lord
May 3 TLH 167 Luke 23:1-46 Pilate could not find any reason Jesus should die, but in the end the
Heavenly Father did.
May 4 TLH 447 Joshua 6:1-27 Six days of marching while nothing happened. They had to trust that on the
seventh day God would make good, as He said.
May 5 [The Ascension of our Lord] WS 757Luke 24:1-53He is risen and shall reign forever and ever!
May 6 TLH 293 Joshua 8:28-35 After God had promised and then given Israel victory over Ai, they again
looked to His word for guidance.
May 7 TLH 451 Joshua 10:1-15 Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!
May 9 TLH 459 Joshua 11:21-23 “Then the land had rest …” God is in the business of giving us rest.
The best kind, of course, is rest for our souls.
May 10 TLH 487 Joshua 13:14 “Those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.” (1 Cor 9:14).
May 11 TLH 215 Joshua 18:1-10 When it came to making final divisions of the lands they had conquered,
they left it to the Lord.
May 12 TLH 491 Joshua 21:1-8 They had no inheritance of land like the other tribes, but God set up
something of a parsonage arrangement for the Levites.
May 13 WS 795 Joshua 24:28-33 Faithful servants rest with the Lord.
May 14 WS 761 Acts 1:1-23 The Lord of the Church cares for His Church after His ascension.
May 16 [Day of Pentecost, May 15] WS 739 Acts 2:1-41 The Spirit came early in the morning, but look at what a
tremendous day of preaching and faith then followed!
May 17 TLH 187 Acts 3:1-16 Peter and John didn’t have much money, but they had a connection to the
risen Christ which was far more important.
May 18 TLH 278 Judges 2:6-23 Sadly, Israel failed to trust in the Lord after they took possession of Canaan,
and the results were predictably disastrous.
May 19 TLH 242 Judges 6:1-40 Reminiscent of Moses at the burning bush, isn’t it? Here God calls Gideon to
leadership and patiently convinces Him to go.
May 20 TLH 250 Judges 7:1-21 Gideon knew the sword was the Lord’s and that the victory was His.
May 21 WS 785 Ruth 1-2 The Lord knows those who are His and He provides for them.
May 23 TLH 64 Ruth 3-4 In bringing Ruth and Boaz together, God was also preparing to send His
Christ into the world.
May 24 TLH 500 Acts 5:12-16 The apostles performed many signs and wonders, but the people believed
in the Lord. Mission accomplished.
May 25 TLH 210 Acts 6:8-8:1 The people had rejected God’s Son Jesus. Is it any surprise they rejected
God’s messenger Stephen too?
May 26 WS 790 Judges 14:1-20 Samson’s unwillingness to find a believing spouse led to sorrow and tragedy.
May 27 TLH 211 Judges 16:23-31 May the Lord also grant us strength to glorify His name.
May 28 TLH 457 1 Samuel 1:1-20 The Lord hears prayer and used His servant Hannah to bring an important
judge and prophet to Israel.
May 30 TLH 465 1 Samuel 7:2-17 Here a rock was a remembrance of God’s help, but there is also another
Ebenezer—Jesus Christ, the Rock who is our help.
May 31 [Mary Visits Elizabeth] WS 797 1 Samuel 12:1-25 The people had sinned, but Samuel comforted them with the Gospel
saying, “Do not be afraid. The Lord made you His own.”