Miriam’s Sunday School Study Class #3: The Six Days of Creation

Today’s class continues to examine the first Old Testament account: “The Six Days of Creation” (Genesis 1:1-2:3).

Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-1-.pdf
Handout 2:  Creation-Love-of-God.pdf
Overheads:  Overheads-Nov-15-2020.pdf

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 –>  Vimeo Video for #3
–Pastor Michael D. Henson, Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
–PDF documents are available at trinityh.org under the tab “Bible Studies.”

Divine Service for Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year – November 15, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Second-Last-Sunday-Divine-Service-for-Online-11-15-2020.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1951-Do-All-things-Just-Continue.pdf

0:00  Hymn “Jerusalem, My Happy Home” LW 307, TLH 618
2:25   Service Begins
8:35 Readings:  Daniel 7:9-14, 2 Peter 3:3-14, St Matthew 25:31-46
17:45  Hymn “The Day Is Surely Drawing Near” LW 462, TLH 611
20:40  Sermon “Do All Things Just Continue?” 2 Peter 3:4 (length 18:40 minutes)
39:20  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
40:15  The Prayer of the Church
42:25  Communion Liturgy
53:30 Communion Hymns:
“Hope of the World” LW 377
“May God Embrace Us with His Grace” LW 288, TLH 500
“I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus” LW 408, TLH 428
1.05:15  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  Vimeo 2nd-Last Sunday
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

Catechesis on the Last Sunday in the Church Year / Trinity 27 (St. Matthew 25:1-13)

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 November 20, 2019, we learned stanza 4 of “Brief Life Is Here Our Portion” (The Lutheran Hymnal #448) and the Fourth Petition and the meaning of 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 Ten Virgins” (St. Matthew 25:1-13), which is the Holy Gospel for Last Sunday in the Church Year (Trinity 27).

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word.”    [Length: 1 hour and 6 minutes]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Last-Sunday-11-20-2019-online.pdf
Prayers:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

For Family and Friends, General. 3

O ALMIGHTY God, look graciously upon this household gathered together in Thy name: Give them whom Thou hast set over it wisdom to direct those committed to their charge; give to its members strength to fulfill Thy will in the daily work to which Thou hast appointed them; grant that love and peace, with all other graces, may live and grow among us; and that finally we may meet before Thy throne in heaven, and be united in Thy love forever; 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).

#65 Roman Theology Teaches Reliance on Works and Doubting Grace

It{The church} is (as St. Paul says) a pillar and bulwark of the truth [I Tim. 3:15]. It stands firm (he says) and is a bulwark and sure foundation. It is not a bulwark of falsehood and lies, but a bulwark of truth, neither lying nor deceiving; it has no truck with lies. But whatever wavers or doubts cannot be truth; and what would be the use or need of a church of God in the world if it wanted to waver or be uncertain in its words, or wanted to say something new every day, now asserting this, now rejecting that? Moreover, of what use would a God like this be, who wanted to teach us to waver and to doubt—just as the theology of the papists teaches that one must doubt grace? But enough has been written about that. Even if the papists had won in everything else, they still lose this major point when they teach that we must doubt the grace of God if we are not already worthy enough through our own satisfaction or merit or the prayers of the saints. That is the purpose of their books, letters, seals, convents, monasteries, and even of their tonsures and masses.

Because they teach reliance on works and doubt—indeed, they cannot do otherwise—it is quite certain that they must be the devil’s church. For there are not, and could not be, more than these two ways: the one which relies upon God’s grace, and the other which builds on our own works and merit. The first is the way of the ancient church, of all the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles, as Scripture testifies. The other is the way of the pope and his church, and that is something no one, not even Harry and all the devils in hell, can deny. (Luther’s Works, v.41, p.213)

Picture: The Risen Christ stained glass window at History Trinity Lutheran Church, Souland Market, St. Louis MO

Divine Service for Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor – November 10, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Martin-Luther-Doctor-and-Confessor-November-10.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1950-Two-Options-No-Fruit-or-Much-Fruit.pdf

0:00  Hymn “I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus” LW 408, TLH 428
2:20   Service Begins
9:15 Readings:  Isaiah 55:6-11, Romans 10:5-17, John 15:1-11
17:00  Hymn “O God , Our Lord, Your Holy Word” LW 341, TLH 266
21:00  Sermon “Two Options: No Fruit or Much Fruit” St. John 15:5 (length 11:30 minutes)
32:30  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
33:40  The Prayer of the Church
37:00  Communion Liturgy
49:20  Service ends

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

Divine Service for Third-Last Sunday in the Church Year – November 8, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Third-Last-Sunday-Divine-Service-for-Online-11-08-2020.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1949-Foundation-for-Resurrection-Hope.pdf

0:00  Hymn “I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus” LW 408, TLH 428
1:45   Service Begins
8:20 Readings:  Exodus 32:1-20, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, St. Matthew 24:15-28
16:30 Nicene Creed
18:10  Hymn “Preserve Your Word, O Savior” LW 337, TLH 264
21:30  Sermon “Foundation for Resurrection Hope”  1Ths 4:14 (length 19:00 minutes)
40:30  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
41:15  The Prayer of the Church
47:10  Communion Liturgy
55:10 Communion Hymns:
“Farewell I Gladly Bid Thee” TLH 407
“O Jesus, Blessed Lord, My Praise” LW 245, TLH 309
“When I Suffer Pains and Losses” LW 423
1.05:30  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 3rd-Last Sunday
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

Miriam’s Sunday School Study Class #2: Creation of All Things

Today’s class examines the first Old Testament account: “The Creation of All Things” (Genesis 1:1-2:3).

Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-1-.pdf
Handout 2:  Creation-Love-of-God.pdf

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 –> Vimeo Video for #2

–Pastor Michael D. Henson, Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)

Catechesis on the Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year / Trinity 26 (St. Matthew 25:31-46)

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 November 14, 2018, we learned stanza 5 of “The Night Will Soon Be Ending” (Hymnal Supplement 98, Lutheran Service Book #337) and the Third Petition and the meaning of 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 Sheep and the Goats” (St. Matthew 25:31-46), which is the Holy Gospel for Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year (Trinity 26).

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

Bulletins:   Catechesis-2nd-Last-Sunday-11-14-2018-On-line.pdf
Prayers:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

For Family and Friends, General. 2

WE beseech Thee, O Lord, make Thy servants always to join together in seeking Thee with their whole heart, to serve Thee with submissive mind, humbly to implore Thy mercy, and perpetually to rejoice in Thy blessings; 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).