For One’s Children. 1

ALMIGHTY God, the Father and Maker of us all, Who of Thy blessing and goodness hast vouchsafed to make me a father of children: Be pleased also to accept my hearty thanksgiving and devout praise for the same; and grant me Thy heavenly grace and assistance so to train them up in Thy godly nurture, virtue, religion and discipline, that they may continually serve, honor, and obey Thee, their heavenly Father; and that Thou, acknowledging them and blessing them as Thy children here, mayst bring them to the blessing prepared for Thy children hereafter; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (Oremus, 1925, p.79-80).

#62 The True Church Has Not Sought Revenge

Tenth, nobody can deny that we have not shed blood, murdered, hanged, or avenged ourselves in return, as we could often have done and could still do. But as Christ, the apostles, and the ancient church did, we endure, admonish, and pray for others. And, indeed, we do this publicly in church, in the litany and in sermons, just as Christ our Lord did and taught and as the ancient church also did, so that in this we all act according to the ancient practice of the ancient church. (Luther’s Works, v.41, p.198)

Picture: The stained glass in the narthex where the baptismal font is located; History Trinity Lutheran Church, Souland Market, St. Louis MO

Divine Service for Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles – October 28, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Sts.-Simon-and-Jude-October-28-NKJV-2019.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1946-The-Teaching-is-the-Power-of-God.pdf

0:00  Hymn “Christ is Our Cornerstone” LW 290, TLH 465
2:35   Service Begins
9:15 Readings:  Deuteronomy 32:1-4, 1 Peter 1:3-9, St. John 15:17-25
16:00  Hymn “I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus” LW 408, TLH 428
18:30  Sermon “The Teaching is the Power of God” 1 Peter 1:5 (length 12:45 minutes)
31:15  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
32:25  The Prayer of the Church
35:30  Communion Liturgy
0.48:20  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  CLICK HERE

Catechesis on All Saints’ Day (St. Matthew 5:1-12)

On Wednesday nights, Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL) offers to both children and adults an opportunity for teaching with Learn-by-Heart at 6:30 PM and a catechetical service at 7:00.

In this video from October 28, 2020, we learned stanza 1 of “I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus” (Lutheran Worship, #408, The Lutheran Hymnal #428), the second petition of the Lord’s Prayer and its meaning, and Matthew 5:3.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Jesus’ teaching on the beatitudes (St. Matthew 5:1-12), which is the Holy Gospel for All Saints’ Day.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word. ” (pdf link Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf).
Bulletin:  Catechesis-All-Saints-Day-10-28-2020-Gospel.pdf
Vimeo:  Vimeo All Saints for 2020

Book of Concord, Bible Class #55 Article XII. Other Factions

This Bible study examines Formula of Concord, Article XII. Other Factions

No Quiz:
Overhead:   Formula-of-Concord-Epitome-XII.-Other-Factions.pdf

–Pastor Michael D. Henson, Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
–PDF documents are available at trinityh.org under the tab “Bible Studies.”

Note 1: A Divine Service was also video recorded and is available at trinityh.org, under the tab, Sermons
Note 2: This is the audio only post.  The vimeo video is also available.   Click here –>  CLICK HERE

Divine Service for Trinity Twenty – October 25, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Twenty-Divine-Service-for-Online-10-25-2020.pdf
Printed Sermon: SRM1945-they-Made-Light-of-It.pdf

0:00  Hymn “Alas, My God, My Sins Are Great” LW 232, TLH 317
2:40   Service Begins
8:45 Readings:  Isaiah 55:1-9, Ephesians 5:15-21, St. Matthew 22:1-14
16:10  Hymn “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness” LW 239, TLH 305
22:00  Sermon “They Made Light of It” St. Matthew 22:5 (length 16:10 minutes)
38:10  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
39:00  The Prayer of the Church
45:00  Communion Liturgy
53:10 Communion Hymns:
“Jerusalem the Golden” LW 309, TLH 613
“Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior” LW 237, TLH 311
“I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus” LW 408, TLH 428
1.03:15  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  CLICK HERE
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

Catechesis on Trinity Twenty-One (St. John 4:46-54)

On Wednesday nights, Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL) offers to both children and adults an opportunity for teaching with Learn-by-Heart at 6:30 PM and a catechetical service at 7:00.

In this video from October 16, 2019, we learned stanza 6 of “In thee, Lord, have I Put My Trust” (The Lutheran Hymnal #524) and the Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains “The Nobleman’s Son” (St. John 4:46-54), which is the Holy Gospel for Trinity Twenty-One.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word.”    [Length: 1 hour and 1 minutes]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Trinity-21-10-16-2019-Online.pdf
Prayers:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

This catechesis is recorded in two parts.
The first video is the Learn-by-Heart. [Length: 26 minutes]

The second video is the Catechesis Service. [Length: 35 minutes]

 

For Family and Friends, General. 1

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, be Thou present to our duties, and grant the protection of Thy presence to all that dwell in this house, that Thou mayest be known to be the Defender of Thy family, and the Inhabitant of this dwelling; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (Oremus, 1925, p.78).

#61 The True Church Has Suffering in the World

Ninth, nobody can deny that we experience the same suffering (as St. Peter says [I Pet. 5:9]) as our brethren in the world. We are persecuted in every place, strangled, drowned, hanged, and tormented in every way for the sake of the word. Our lot is like that of the ancient church, and in this we are beyond measure like it, so that we may well say we are the true ancient church, or at least its companions and copartners in suffering; for this is not something we have newly invented, but something we really experience. Indeed, we (like this same ancient church) are like the Lord Christ himself on the cross: there are Annas and Caiaphas, together with the priests, standing in front of the cross, vilifying the Lord after crucifying him. The pope, the cardinals, and the monks have likewise condemned, damned, and murdered us, shedding our blood and reviling us as well. The soldiers, that is, some of the temporal powers, stand there and also revile us. In addition, there is that criminal on the left, Harry of Wolfenbüttel, with his crew, whom God has already judged and hanged in chains in hell. He must add his vilification, so that this mark of the ancient church may also be fully seen in us. (Luther’s Works, v.41, p.197-198)

Picture: The choir loft at History Trinity Lutheran Church, Souland Market, St. Louis MO

Matins for St. Luke, Evangelist – October 18, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Psalms-for-Matins-St-Luke-Oct-18-2020.pdf

0:00  Versicles, Venite, Lutheran Worship p. 208
3:10   Hymn “Send Now, O Lord, to Every Place” LW 316, TLH 506
1:25   Psalmody:  Psalm 45, 19, 34
22:15 Readings:  Isaiah 35:5-8. 2 Timothy 4:5-15, St. Luke 10:1-9
27:08  Sermon “No Regrets” 2 Tim 4:7-8  (length 7:12 minutes)
34:20  Te Deum, LW p.214
38:10  The Prayers
43:10  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  Vimeo for St. Luke-Matins
PDF documents are available at trinityh.org under the tab “Sermons.”