In Suffering 2.

O GOD, Whose eyes regard Him Who for our sakes was poor: Be the Succorer of the heart that putteth its trust in Thee: and like as we do desire to be healed by the wounds of His Passion, grant that we may be delivered in all the dangers of our own; through the Same 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.56).

 

Divine Service for Trinity Seventeen September 26, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73
Readings:  Proverbs 25:6-14, Ephesians 4:1-6, Luke 14:1-11
Hymn “Seek Where You May to Find a Way” LW 358, TLH 383
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “How Firm a Foundation” LW 411, TLH 427
“My Faith Looks Trustingly” LW 378, TLH 394
“I Know My Faith Is Founded” LW 354, TLH 381
“In You, Lord, I Have Put My Trust” LW 406, TLH 524

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

Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Seventeen-Divine-Service-for-Online-9-26-2021.pdf
Picture:  Members of Trinity Lutheran attend the SIU “Faith and Family” Football Game

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #47, September 26, 2021

Today’s class will continue to study the “Sacrifice of Isaac” (Genesis 22:1-19).
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-22.pdf
Handout 2: Suffering-Temptation-in-the-Lutheran-Confessions.pdf
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture:  Luther’s “December Testament” appeared with the same set of woodcuts used in the first edition. The illustration of the Harlot of Babylon (Revelation 17-18), however, is an altered version of the woodblock that Cranach originally used to illustrate the September edition. In the earlier printing, the woodcut had a clear Protestant agenda, as Cranach emphasized the harlot’s identification with the Catholic Church by placing the triple tiara of the papacy upon her head. However, after warnings that this symbolism was too offensive, the book was reprinted with the papal tiara removed from this image.

Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas Texas https://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Special Collections andArchives/Exhibitions/Luther/Bibles/BRA0930

 

#57 Why Suffering? 4. Christ’s Suffering Makes A Christian’s Suffering Holy.

Lastly, Christian suffering is nobler and precious above all other human suffering because, since Christ himself suffered, he also hallowed the suffering of all his Christians. Are we not then poor, foolish people? We have run to Rome, Trier, and other places to visit the shrines; why do we not also cherish cross and suffering, which was much nearer to Christ and touched him more closely than any garment did his body. This touched not only his body but his heart. Through the suffering of Christ, the suffering of all his saints has become utterly holy, for it has been touched with Christ’s suffering. Therefore we should accept all suffering as a holy thing, for it is truly holiness. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.207-208).

Picture: Throne Room from  Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.

The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament. The image is based on Revelation chapter 4. John’s vision of the heavenly throne room. Woodcut designed by Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1472-1553), a close friend of Martin Luther.  http://pitts.emory.edu/

Ember Friday Matins on Sep. 24, 2021

Order of Matins, p.208  Lutheran Worship
Pre-Service Hymn:  “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73
Office Hymn “Draw near and Take the Body of the Lord”  LW 240, TLH 307
Psalmody:  Psalm 1, 33, 16
Readings: Hosea 14:2-10, Luke 7:36-50
Catechism;  Lord’s Prayer
Sermon
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Service Bulletin:  2021-September-Embers-Matins-Sep-22-24-and-25-2021-Online.pdf

Catechesis on Trinity 17 (St. Luke 14:1-11) 2020

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 September 30, 2020, we learned stanza 3 of “Sun of My Soul, O Savior Dear” (Lutheran Worship, #488, The Lutheran Hymnal #551), the first article of the Apostles’ Creed and the meaning from Luther’s Small Catechism, and Proverbs 25:14 and Ephesians 4:1.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains the true worship of God (St. Luke 14:1-11), which is taught in the Holy Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word” (pdf link below).

Bulletins: Catechesis-Trinity-17-9-30-2020-On-Line.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

Ember Wednesday Matins Sep 22, 2021

Order of Matins, p.208  Lutheran Worship
Pre-Service Hymn:  “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73
Office Hymn “As Surely As I Live, God Said”  LW 235
Psalmody:  Psalm 1, 33, 16
Readings:  Amos 9:13-15, Nehemiah 8:1-10, Mark 9:16-28
Catechism;  Lord’s Prayer
Sermon

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

Service Bulletin:  2021-September-Embers-Matins-Sep-22-24-and-25-2021-Online.pdf

Catechesis for Trinity 17 on September 22, 2021

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 PM.

This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service. The dialog sermon explains the true worship of God (St. Luke 14:1-11), which is taught in the Holy Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include The Lutheran Hymnal #343, stanza 6 of “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star,” Small Catechism, Apostles’ Creed, 2nd Article and meaning, and Proverbs 25:14 and Ephesians 4:1.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-17-9-22-2021-On-Line.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

In Suffering.

O THOU, Who chastenest whom Thou lovest, grant us grace, we pray Thee, to discern Thy love in whatever suffering Thou sendest us; support us in patient thankfulness under pain, anxiety, or loss, and move us with pity and tenderness for our afflicted neighbors; 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.56).