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.]

Catechesis on Trinity Three 2018 (St. Luke 15:1-10)

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 13, 2018, we learned stanzas 1-2 of “Your Table I Approach” (Lutheran Worship, #249), the first Commandment and the meaning from Luther’s Small Catechism.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Lost Sheep and Lost Coin (St. Luke 15:1-10), which is the Holy Gospel for the Third Sunday after Trinity.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word” (pdf link below).    [Length: 58 minutes]

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Trinity-Three-6-13-2018-online.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

Catechesis on Trinity Three on June 16, 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 Lost Sheep and Lost Coin (St. Luke 15:1-10), which is the Holy Gospel for the Third Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #212, stanza 2-3 of “We All Believe in One True God, Father,” Small Catechism, Second Commandment and meaning,  and St. Luke 15:2.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-Three-6-16-2021.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

To Pray Aright 2.

O LORD, Who seest that all hearts are empty except Thou fill them, and all desires balked except they crave after Thee: Give us light and grace to seek and find Thee that we may be Thine and Thou mayest be ours forever; 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.38-39).

Divine Service for Trinity Two, June 13, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “To Your Temple, Lord, I Come” LW 207, TLH 2
Readings:  Proverbs 9:1-10, 1 John 3:13-18, St. Luke 14:15-24
Hymn “O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold” TLH 260
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “We All Believe in One True God, Father” LW 212, TLH 251tune2
“Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared” LW 246, TLH 306
“Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor” LW 281
“The Mouth of Fools Doth God Confess” ELHB #277 (printed in bulletin)

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Two-Divine-Service-for-Online-6-13-2021.pdf

Picture:  Picnic following the Bike with Pastor Mike on June 6, 2021

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #33 June 13, 2021

Today’s class continues the study of the righteousness of faith in Genesis 15.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-15b.pdf

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

Picture:  Bike with Pastor Mike participants on June 6, 2021

Above is the video and below is the audio only.

 

#42 Suffering Works for A Christian’s Good and Advantage

Furthermore, every Christian should submit himself to this suffering that he is sure that it will work for his good and that Christ, for his Word’s sake, will not only help us to bear this suffering but also turn and transform it to our advantage. And again what makes this cross more agreeable and bearable for us is the fact that our dear God is ready to pour so many refreshing aromatics and cordials into our hearts that we are able to bear all our afflictions and tribulations, just as St. Paul says in I Cor. 10 [:13], “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” This is true. When the suffering and affliction is at its worst, it bears and presses down so grievously that one thinks he can endure no more and must surely perish. But then if you can think of Christ, the faithful God will come and will help you, as he has always helped his own from the beginning of the world; for he is the same God as he always has been. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.200)

Gesetz Stab Moses des Treibers.
Es.   9. v. 4 “The hearders staff of Moses.”
Der Hüter Israels schläfft noch Schlummert nicht.
Psal. 121, v. 4. “The keeper of Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

[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.]