Live Stream of Divine Service at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

St. Matthias, Apostle, February 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM   Link to Live Stream

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

 

Live Stream of Lenten Ember Days 7 AM Wed/Fri, 7 PM Sat (2/24, 26, 27)

Ember Days in Lent, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 AM   Link to Live Stream
(also Friday Matins at 7 AM and Saturday Vespers at 7 PM)
 
Order of Matins, p.208  Lutheran Worship
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

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  2021-Lenten-Embers-Matins-Feb-24-26-27-2021-revised.pdf
Psalms: Ember-Days-Lent-Psalms-2021-Full-Page.pdf

For Illumination 2

LIGHTEN our eyes, O Lord, that our faith may fix her sight upon Thee, and our soul may take counsel in the sweetness of Thy love, and Thy fear implant true penitence in our hearts; 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.32).

Divine Service for Invocabit Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode” LW 414, TLH 437
Readings:  Genesis 3:1-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, St. Matthew 4:1-11
Hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” LW 298, TLH 262
Sermon “The Grace of God” 2 Cor 6:1
Communion Hymns: “Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray” LW 250, TLH 314
“Jesus, Lover of My Soul” LW 508
“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” LW 334, TLH 261
“Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray” LW 302, TLH 446

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Invocabit-Divine-Service-for-Online-2-21-2021.pdf

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

Miriam’s Sun. School Study, Class #17:  Two Churches on Feb. 21, 2021 

Today’s class examines Two Churches in Genesis 4:16-26.
Handout 1: Text-for-Genesis-4.pdf
Handout 2: Overheads-for-Gen-4-16.pdf
Notes:  Passages-for-Gen-4.pdf

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

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

#18 Allow Anything but The Hardening of Heart

God is my witness that my heart is filled with concern and anxiety that unless Judgment Day intervenes God will withdraw his word and visit the German nation with such blindness and hardening of the heart that the thought of it makes me shudder.
Lord, heavenly Father, if we must fall into sin, let us fall into any other sin, but deliver us from a hardening of the heart, and keep us in and with him whom you appointed Lord over sin and innocence. If we do not deny him or lose sight of him, all sin, death, and hell will not harm us. Yes, what is there that might harm us?  (Luther’s Works, v.43, p.67)

Art. X  Das mit Brot und wein im H. Abendmahl der ware leib und Blut emfangë werde.
With bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper, the body and blood are received.
Matt. 26, v. 26 ; “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’”
1st Cor. 11, v. 23 ; “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;

[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.]

Learn-by-Heart on Invocabit/Lent One 2018 (St. Matthew 4:1-11)

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 14, 2018, we learned stanza 1 of “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” (Lutheran Worship, #97), the third question for the Sacrament of the Altar and the meaning from Luther’s Small Catechism.

Although we normally follow the Learn-by-Heart with a Catechesis service designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service (The Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness from St. Matthew 4:1-11), this Wednesday we did not.  Instead there was a Divine Service for Ash Wednesday.

[Length: 27 minutes]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Ash-Wednesday-2-14-2018.pdf

Divine Service Feb. 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday,

Order of Divine Service
Introit and the Lenten Address
The Litany, p.279-283 Lutheran Worship
Readings:  Joel 2:12-19, 2 Peter 1:2-11, St. Matthew 6:1-21
Hymn “From Depths of Woe I Cry to You” LW 230, TLH 329
Sermon “Hypocrisy” St. Matthew 6:1-21
Corporate Confession and Absolution, p.308-309 Lutheran Worship
Communion Hymns: “Glory Be To Jesus” LW 98, TLH 158
“By Grace I’m Saved” LW 351, TLH 373
“Triune God, Oh Be Our Stay” LW 170
Departing Hymn “God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven” LW 492, TLH 549

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Ash Wednesday Bulletin:  Ash-Wednesday-Divine-Service-for-Online-2-17-2021.pdf

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Learn-by-Heart Feb. 17, 2021 on Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday night, Trinity Lutheran Church(Herrin, IL) offers an opportunity for teaching with Learn-by-Heart at 6:30 PM.  The teaching for Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #508, stanza 1 of “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” Small Catechism, Sacrament of the Altar, 3, and Philippians 3:9 or 1 Corinthians 2:14.  Although we normally follow the Learn-by-Heart with a Catechesis service designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service (The Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness from St. Matthew 4:1-11), this Wednesday we did not.  Instead there was a Divine Service for Ash Wednesday (Link here Ash Wednesday Divine Service  ).
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Learn-by-Heart Bulletin:  Learn-by-Heart-2-17-2021.pdf
Ash Wednesday Bulletin:  Ash-Wednesday-Divine-Service-for-Online-2-17-2021.pdf

#17 The Hardening of the Heart by the Jewish Nation

Thus we see that the Jews, who willfully condemned God’s Son, were consigned to such hardness of heart that they blaspheme him with the greatest complacency and impudence. They cannot cease, and thus they fulfill the Scripture, Psalm 109 [:17], “He did not like blessing; therefore it shall be far from him.” The same thing has happened to our papists. At Worms they also made bold to hate and to revile Christ. And now it is their fate that they cannot stop hating and reviling. Neither plea nor admonition avails with them, they only grow worse. Righteous are your judgments, heavenly Father! It seems to me that this is what it means to be afflicted with the real St. Vitus’ dance {Note: a possible reference to epilepsy}.  (Luther’s Works, v.43, p.67)

Art. IX  Das auch die kinder Tauff nötig seÿ durch welche sie Gott uberantwortet und gefälleg werden.
“That child baptism is necessary, through which they are handed over to God and supported.”
Job. 3, v. 5 ; May darkness and the shadow of death claim it; May a cloud settle on it; May the blackness of the day terrify it.
Tit. 3, v. 5 ; “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,.”

[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.]