Divine Service for Septuagesima Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Septuagesima Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:15 AM   Vimeo Septuagesima

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “O God of God, O Light of Light” LW 83, TLH 132
Readings: Exodus 17:1-7, 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5, St. Matthew 20:1-16
Hymn of the Day “Salvation unto Us Has Come” LW 355, TLH 377
Sermon “The Finish Line” St. Matthew 20:16
Communion Liturgy, p.144
Communion Hymns:
“Dear Christians, One and All” LW 353, TLH 387
“Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord” LW 240, TLH 307
“Seek Where You May to Find a Way” LW 358, TLH 383

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin: Septuagesima-Divine-Service-for-Online-1-31-2021.pdf

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Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #14: The Fall, pt 5 – Jan. 31, 2021

Today’s class examines the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and the Lord’s words in  Genesis 3:22, “…the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil….”  If time allows, we will begin the study of Genesis 4:1-4a.

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Handout: Text-for-Gen-3b.pdf
Handout 2: Man-has-become-like-Us.pdf
Handout 3: Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.pdf
Handout 4:  Threats-against-Old-Adam-b.pdf

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#14 God Will Bring Good Out of All General Tests and Trials

Our cause has not dropped to as low an ebb as did that of Christ in his own day, when even Peter denied him, when all the disciples fled from him, and when Judas betrayed and captured him.  Even if matters were to become that bad, our cause will not perish and Christ will not turn to dust. But I know and am convinced that this and anything else that may still come, happens as a general test and trial in which the strong will be confirmed, the weak strengthened, the confirmed praised, the false believers revealed; the enemies and those not worthy of recognizing and regarding it as God’s word are offended and hardened, as they indeed have deserved.  (Luther’s Works, v.43, p.66)

Picture: Art. VI  Das der Glaub sol gütte werck bringë, doch de wir nicht auff solche werck verfrawen.
“That faith should bring good works, but we do not rely on such works.”
Jac. 2, v. 17 ; Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James)
Luc 17, v. 19 ; And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

[All of the pictures for this year’s posts are from an etching entitled “Augsburg Confession” by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) and found in the Royal Collection Trust.]

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #13: The Fall, pt 4 – January 24, 2021

Today’s class examines the “Afflictions placed on Adam and Eve,” as we continue to look at the Fall. (Genesis 3:1-24).
–Pastor Michael D. Henson, Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).  Our web site is trinityh.org/

Handout 1:  Text-for-Gen-3b.pdf
Handout 2: Threats-against-Old-Adam-b.pdf

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Divine Service for Transfiguration – January 24, 2021

Order of Divine Service
0:00  Hymn “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure” LW 78
3:25   Service Begins
9:15  Readings: Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Peter 1:16-21, St. Matthew 17:1-9
16:15  Hymn “Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair” LW 87
18:40  Sermon “Vision: Jesus Reveals His Divine Glory” St. Matthew 17:2 (length 14:05 minutes)
32:45  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
33:35  The Prayer of the Church
36:50  Communion Liturgy
45:10 Communion Hymns:
“O God of God, O Light of Light” LW 83, TLH 132
“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” LW 241
“One Thing’s Needful” LW 277 TLH 366
58:00 Hymn “Alleluia Song of Gladness” WS98 #819
1.00:20  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).  Our web site is trinityh.org/

Service Bulletin: Transfiguration-Divine-Service-for-Online-1-24-2021.pdf

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Matins for St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor – January 24, 2021

Order of Matins
0:00  Versicles, Venite, Lutheran Worship p. 208
2:55   Office Hymn “For All Your Saints, O Lord” LW 195, TLH 468
5:30   Psalm 89 (See Insert), LW #9
26:00 Readings:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 5:1-4, St. John 21:15-17
30:25  Sermon “A Cloudy and Dark Day” Ezekiel 34:12  (length 8:35 minutes)
38:00  Te Deum, LW p.214
42:10  The Prayers
46:15  Service ends
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).  Our web site is trinityh.org/

Service Bulletin:  St-Timothy-Matins-Psalms-Jan-24-2021.pdf

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Catechesis on Septuagesima (St. Matthew 20:1-16)

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 February 13, 2019, we learned stanza 1 of “If Thy Beloved Son, O God” (The Lutheran Hymnal#375) and questions one through  three of the Office of the Keys from the Small Catechism. This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains the parable of the laborers in the vineyard (St. Matthew 20:1-16), which is the Holy Gospel for Septuagesima Sunday.

Bulletins: Catechesis-Septuagesima-02-13-2019.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2019.pdf

The service concludes with “Responsive Prayer for Catechesis” (pdf link above).

This catechesis is recorded in two parts.
The first video is the Learn-by-Heart.  [Length: 31 minutes]

The second video is the Catechesis Service.  [Length: 34 minutes]

#13 Christ Brings Benefit and Growth from Persecution

We know that he who raised Christ from the dead and placed him at his right hand is strong and faithful enough to be a Lord over all things, without a doubt also over sin, death, devil, and hell, to say nothing of the papistic swine’s bladders with their threatening, noisy snapping.9 They will not quell this boast in us. And as long as that remains our boast, we will gleefully scorn them and see whether they can gobble up this Christ as easily as they think and replace him with another about whom the Father knows nothing. Therefore I hope that Christ will not only rectify matters again for us—even if they should subsequently devise something worse—but let these redound to our benefit and growth, in accord with the abundant riches of his wisdom and goodness, especially if you too assist with your intercession and your trust.  (Luther’s Works, v.43, p.65-66)

Picture: Art. V  Das Gott durche wort und Sacramenta den Glaube in uns wircket. 
“That God says through the Word and Sacraments faith works in us.”
Rom. 10, v. 17 ; So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Tit. 3. v. 5 ; Not by woks of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

[All of the pictures for this year’s posts are from an etching entitled “Augsburg Confession” by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) and found in the Royal Collection Trust.]

Divine Service for The Confession of St. Peter – January 18, 2020

Service Bulletin:  The-Confession-of-St.-Peter-January-18-NKJV.pdf

Hymn “The Only Son from Heaven” LW 72
Service Begins
Readings: Acts 2:22-24, 32-33, 1 Peter 1:1-9, St. Matthew 16:13-19
Hymn “Built on the Rock” LW 291, TLH 467
Sermon “The Ways of Life” Acts 2:27-28
“Create in Me…” LW p.143
The Prayer of the Church
Communion Liturgy
Service ends

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