Catechesis on Cantate/Easter Four 2017 (St. John 16:5-15)

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 May 10, 2017, we learned stanza 5 of “He’s Risen, He’s Risen” (Lutheran Worship, #138), the Table of Duties for Citizens (Mt 22:21, Ro 13:5-7, 1 Tim 2:1-3, Titus 3:1, 1 Peter 2:13-14) from the Small Catechism, and St. John 16:14.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to work through the preaching of the Word that Jesus might be proclaimed in the church.  St. John 16:5-15 is the Holy Gospel for Cantate (Easter 4) Sunday.

The service concludes with “Responsive Prayer for Catechesis 2017” (pdf link below).  [Length: 1 hour, 4 minutes]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Cantate-5-10-2017-Online.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive Prayer for Catechesis 2017

Catechesis on Cantate Sunday on April 28, 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 Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to work through the preaching of the Word that Jesus might be proclaimed in the church.  St. John 16:5-15 is the Holy Gospel for Cantate (Easter 4) Sunday.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #395, stanza 1 of “O Fount of Good, for All Your Love,” Small Catechism, Table of Duties: Government: Romans 13:1-4,  Citizens:  Mt 22:21, 1 Peter 3:5-6, and St. John 16:14.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Cantate-4-28-2021.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2020.pdf

 

For Grace to Praise God 3.

GOD, Who art the only Hope of Thy servants, grant us to kindle in our meditations, that our souls may be inflamed with Thy love, and our hearts on fire with Thy praise; 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.36).

Divine Service for Jubilate Sunday, April 25, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Readings:  Isaiah 40:25-31, 1 Peter 2:11-20, St. John 16:16-22
Hymn “With High Delight Let Us Unite” LW 134
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “O Day of Rest and Gladness” LW 203, TLH 9
“Welcome, Happy Morning” LW 135, TLH 202
“The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done” LW 143, TLH 210
“Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad” LW 424, TLH 535
Closing Hymn “Blest the Children of Our God” LW 370

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

Service Bulletin: Easter-Three-Divine-Service-for-Online-4-25-2021.pdf

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #26: Abram’s Call, April 25, 2021

Today’s class begins to study the Call of Abram in Genesis 12.
Handout 1: Text-for-Genesis-12.pdf
Handout Two: The-Blessing-of-Abraham.pdf
Handout Three: Terah-to-Isaac-Timeline.pdf

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

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

Matins on St. Mark Evangelists, April 25, 2021

Order of Matins, p.208  Lutheran Worship
Office Hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Again”  TLH 190
Psalmody:  Psalm 45, 67, 46
Readings:  Ezekiel 1:10-14, Ephesians 4:7-16, St. Luke 10:1-9
Sermon
The Litany, p.279-287 (optional)

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

Service Bulletin:  St-Mark-Matins-Psalms-April-25-2021.pdf

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

#34 That a Christian Should Bear his Cross With Patience – Pt 2

“Taking up the cross is by nature something that causes pain.  (“Such a cross and pain is necessary; it must be known as such and really bear down painfully, as does some great peril to one’s goods and honor.…” LW 51, 198.).  It must not be self-imposed (as the Anabaptists and all the workrighteous teach); it is something that is imposed upon a person. (“It should be the kind of suffering which we have not chosen for ourselves, as the fanatics do in choosing some suffering for themselves to bear.…” LW 51, 198.)

The Need for ItWe must be conformed to the image of the Son of God, Romans 8 [:29].  “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” II Timothy 3 [:12].  “In the world you have tribulation” [John 16:33]. Likewise, “You will be sorrowful; you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice,” John 16 [:20].  “If we share in [Christ’s] sufferings we shall also be glorified with him,” Romans 8 [:17].  “If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons,” Hebrews 12 [:8]. Otherwise, what is the purpose of so many comforting passages of Scripture?  (Luther’s Works, v.43 p.183-184)

Art. XVII  Das Christus ā Jüngstë tag Kome werde ein Richter der lebedige und das toten.
“The Christ will come soon on Judgement day to judge the living and dead.” 
Es. (Isaiah) 66, v. 15 ; “For behold, the Lord will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
Acts.  17, v. 31 ; “because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

[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 Easter Three-Jubilate 2017 (St. John 16:16-22)

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 June 14, 2017, we learned stanza 4 of “He’s Risen, He’s Risen” (Lutheran Worship, #138), the Scripture passages under the Table of Duties for Government(Romans 13:1-4).  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Jesus’ teaching concerning a Christian’s consolation under the cross (John 16:16-22), which is the Holy Gospel for Jubilate (The third Sunday after Easter).

The service concludes with “Responsive Prayer for Catechesis 2017” (pdf link below).  [Length: 1 hour, 1 minute]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Jubilate-5-3-2017-online.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive Prayer for Catechesis 2017

Catechesis on Easter Three on April 21, 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 Jesus’ teaching concerning a Christian’s consolation under the cross (John 16:16-22), which is the Holy Gospel for Jubilate (The third Sunday after Easter).  Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #135, stanza 3-4 of “Welcome, Happy Morning,” Small Catechism, Table of Duties:  What the Hearers Owe Their Pastors: Hebrews 13:17,  and Colossians 2:9-10.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Jubilate-4-21-2021.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2020.pdf

For Grace to Praise God 2.

O LORD Jesus Christ, by Thine excellent Name, spread through all the world by the apostles, perfect the praise of Thy victory in us who are the work of Thy hands, that our enemy may be stilled, and we be crowned with the perpetual triumph of glory and worship; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen  (Oremus, 1925, p.36).