Divine Service for Reminiscere Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “When Over Sin I Sorrow” LW 367, TLH 152
Readings:  Genesis 32:22-32, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7, St. Matthew 15:21-28
Hymn “When in the Hour of Deepest Need” LW 428, TLH 522
Sermon “The True Character of Faith” St. Matthew 15:27
Communion Hymns: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” LW 241
“From God Can Nothing Move Me” LW 409, TLH 393
“Jesus, Lover of My Soul” LW 508

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Reminscere-Divine-Service-for-Online-2-28-2021.pdf

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Miriam’s Sunday School Class #18:  The True Church Feb. 28, 2021

Today’s class examines The True Church in Genesis 5:1-32.
Handout 1: Text-for-Genesis-5.pdf
Handout 2: Overheads-for-Gen-5.pdf

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

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Vespers on Ember Saturday in Lent – February 27, 2021

Pre-Service Hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” LW 508
Office Hymn “We All Believe in One True God, Maker”  LW 213, TLH 251
Psalmody:  Psalm 25, 6, 91
Readings:  Wed-St. Matthew 12:38-50, Fri-St. John 5:1-15, Sat-St. Matthew 17:1-9
Catechism:  Apostles’ Creed
Sermon

Vespers Bulletin:  2021-Lenten-Embers-Vespers-Feb-27-2021.pdf
Psalms: Ember-Days-Lent-Psalms-2021-Full-Page.pdf

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

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Matins on Ember Wednesday in Lent – February 24, 2021

Pre-Service Hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” LW 508
Office Hymn “We All Believe in One True God, Maker”  LW 213, TLH 251
Psalmody:  Psalm 25, 6, 91
Readings:  Wed-St. Matthew 12:38-50, Fri-St. John 5:1-15, Sat-St. Matthew 17:1-9
Catechism:  Apostles’ Creed
Sermon

Service Bulletin:  2021-Lenten-Embers-Matins-Feb-24-26-27-2021-revised.pdf
Psalms: Ember-Days-Lent-Psalms-2021-Full-Page.pdf

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

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#19 We Thank God For Not Withdrawing His Word About Christ

Still we must thank God with all our heart that he still permits us to see him, as though he did not yet contemplate the withdrawal of his word, so that he has given you and others a spirit not offended by his word and a love for it. This is attested by the fact that you do not believe because of men but because of the word itself. There are many who believe because of me. However, only those are true Christians who would adhere to the word even if they heard that I myself (God forbid) had denied and forsaken it. These are the ones who are not affected by whatever base, horrible, and shameful things they hear about me or about our associates, for they believe not in Luther but in Christ himself. The word has them, and they have the word. They pay no heed to Luther, whether he be a knave or a saint. God can speak through Balaam as well as Isaiah, through Caiaphas as well as through Peter, yes, even through an ass.  I subscribe to their opinion. I myself do not know Luther either, nor do I want to know him, nor do I preach anything about him, but about Christ. The devil may take him [Luther] if he is able to, but if he keeps his hands off Christ, all is well with us.  (Luther’s Works, v.43, p.67-68)

Art. XI  Das die Beicht nötig : die Zehlung aber aller Sünden unmöglich sey. 
“That confession is necessary: that it is impossible to tell all sins.” 
Psal. 51, v. 7 ; Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Ps. 19, v. 15 ; “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” (v. 14)

[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.]

Catechesis on Reminiscere/Lent 2 2020 (St. Matthew 15-21-28)

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 March 4, 2020, we learned stanza 3-4 of “glory Be To Jesus” (Lutheran Worship #98) and the Lord’s Supper, Fourth question 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 Canaanite Woman” (St. Matthew 15:21-28), which is the Holy Gospel for Lent Two.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word.”    [Length: 59 minutes]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Reminiscere-March-4-2020-Online.pdf
Prayers:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

This catechesis is recorded in two parts.
The first video is the Learn-by-Heart. [Length: 21 minutes]

The second video is the Catechesis Service. [Length: 39 minutes]

For Illumination 3

ALMIGHTY Everlasting God, lighten our eyes with the light of Thy Spirit, that we sleep not in evil deeds, but. with the help of Thy grace, may ever watch in Thy commandments, and, when Christ cometh, may pass, to the reward of our high calling on Him, 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.33).

Catechesis on Reminiscere on Feb. 24, 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 Canaanite Woman” (St. Matthew 15:21-28), which is the Holy Gospel for Lent Two.  The teaching for Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #508, stanza 2 of “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” Small Catechism, Sacrament of the Altar, 4, and Philippians 3:9 or 1 Corinthians 2:14.
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Reminiscere-February-28-2021.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2020.pdf

Divine Service for St. Matthias on February 24, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” LW 508
Readings:  Acts 1:15-26, 1 John 2:15-17, St. Matthew 11:25-30
Hymn “By All Your Saints in Warfare”  LW #193, st 1, 12, 3
Sermon

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  St-Matthias-Apostle-February-24.pdf

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Matins on Ember Friday in Lent – February 26, 2021

Pre-Service Hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” LW 508
Office Hymn “We All Believe in One True God, Maker”  LW 213, TLH 251
Psalmody:  Psalm 25, 6, 91
Readings:  Wed-St. Matthew 12:38-50, Fri-St. John 5:1-15, Sat-St. Matthew 17:1-9
Catechism:  Apostles’ Creed
Sermon

Service Bulletin:  2021-Lenten-Embers-Matins-Feb-24-26-27-2021-revised.pdf
Psalms: Ember-Days-Lent-Psalms-2021-Full-Page.pdf

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

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