Catechesis on Trinity Five on June 30, 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.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains “Jesus tells the Apostles that they will catch Men” (St. Luke 5:1-11), which is the Holy Gospel for Trinity Five.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #468, stanza 1 of “Feed Your Children God Most Holy,” Small Catechism, Third Commandment and meaning,  and Psalm 27:7-9.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-Five-6-30-2021.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

Divine Service on Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “We All Believe in One True God, Father” LW 212, TLH 251tune2
Readings:  Ezekiel 34:7-16, Acts 12:1-11, St. Matthew 16:13-19
Hymn “Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation” TLH 466

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  St-Peter-and-St-Paul-Apostles-June-29b.pdf

Above is the video, below is the audio.

For Growth in Grace.

O GOD, Who in Thy loving kindness dost both begin and finish all good things: Grant that as we glory in the beginnings of Thy grace, so we may rejoice in its completion; 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.39).

Divine Service for Trinity Four on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty” LW 198, TLH 1
Readings:  Genesis 50:15-21, Romans 8:18-23, St. Luke 6:36-42
Hymn “O God, My Faithful God” LW 371, TLH 395
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “We All Believe in One True God, Father” LW 212, TLH 251tune2
“Forgive Us, Lord, for Shallow Thankfulness” LW 401
“Oh, How Great Is Your Compassion” LW 364, TLH 384
“Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Highest Good” (printed in bulletin)

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Four-Divine-Service-for-Online-6-27-2021.pdf

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

Miriam’s Sunday School Study, Class #34:  on June 27, 2021 

Today’s class continues the study of Hagar and Ishmael in Genesis 16.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-16b.pdf

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

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

#44 When Suffering Give Your Greatest Attention to the Promise

So in our suffering we should so act that we give our greatest attention to the promise, in order that our cross and affliction may be turned to good, to something which we could never have asked or thought. And this is precisely the thing which makes a difference between the Christian’s suffering and afflictions and those of all other men. For other people also have their afflictions, cross, and misfortune, just as they also have their times when they can sit in the rose garden and employ their good fortune and their goods as they please. But when they run into affliction and suffering, they have nothing to comfort them, for they do not have the mighty promises and the confidence in God which Christians have. Therefore they cannot comfort themselves with the assurance that God will help them to bear the affliction, much less can they count on it that he will turn their affliction and suffering to good. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.201)

2nd Tim.  3, v. 14 :  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

[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 Trinity Four 2017 (St. Luke 6:36-42)

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 July 5, 2017, we learned stanza 1 of “O Perfect Love” (Lutheran Worship, #253), the Daily Prayers from Luther’s Small Catechism(Ask a Blessing, Returning Thanks, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer).  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Jesus’ teaching on hypocritical judging and mercy (Luke 6:36-42), which is the Holy Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word” (pdf link below).  [Length: 56 minutes]

Bulletins: Catechesis-Trinity-Four-July-5-2017-online.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Recite Word by Word

For the Spirit of Prayer.

O GOD of hope, the true Light of faithful souls, and perfect Brightness of the blessed, Who art verily the Light of the Church: Grant that my heart may both render Thee a. worthy prayer, and always glorify Thee with the offering of 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.39).

#43 The Cause of Our Suffering is Not Sin, But Holding to the Word of God

Moreover, the cause of our suffering is the same as that for which all the saints have suffered from the beginning. Of course the whole world must bear witness that we are not suffering because of public scandal or vice, such as adultery, fornication, murder, etc. Rather we suffer because we hold to the Word of God, preach it, hear it, learn it, and practice it. And since this is the cause of our suffering, so let it always be; we have the same promise and the same cause for suffering which all the saints have always had. So we too can comfort ourselves with the same promise and cling to it in our suffering and tribulation, as is highly necessary. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.200-201)

Apoc. 14 v. 6.7 [2nd Chronika / Chronicles]
I saw an angel fly in the midst of the hill, which had an everlasting Gospel to announce, who sits and dwells on earth and speaks with great pleasure, fear God and pray in the glory.

[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.]