For Purity of Heart.

O GOD, who lovest all that is sincere and pure, and dwellest of Thy bountiful goodness in the chaste souls of the faithful: Purify us from all taint of sin, that we may always have our heart ready for Thee, and sing and play worthily unto Thee in Thy glory; 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.42).

Divine Service for Trinity Thirteen on Sunday, August 29, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Commentary Service
Hymn “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73
Readings:  Hosea 6:1-6, Gal 3:15-22, Lk 10:23-37
Hymn “Jesus, Your Boundless Love So True” LW 280, TLH 349
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “Chief of Sinners Though I Be” LW 285, TLH 417
“Jesus, Priceless Treasure” LW 270, TLH 347
“O Holy, Blessed Trinity” LW 479
“O Living Bread From Heaven” LW 244, TLH 316

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Thirteen-Divine-Service-for-Online-8-29-2021.pdf

Picture: Pr. Henson and Bp. Heiser processing in.  Bp. Heiser’s Annual Visitation was August 14-15, 2021.

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Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #44:  on August 29, 2021

Today’s class will continue to study Abraham and Abimelech in Genesis 20.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-20.pdf

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

Picture: Ms. Sadie Henson playing the organ for the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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#53 Why does Our Lord Send Us Such Suffering? 1. To Conform Us To Christ

In the third place we want also to consider why it is that our Lord God sends us such suffering. And the reason is that in this way he wants to make us conformed to the image of his dear Son, Christ, so that we may become like him here in suffering and there in that life to come in honor and glory [cf. Rom. 8:29; 8:17; II Tim. 2:11–12], as he says, “Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer and enter into glory?” [cf. Luke 24:26]. But God cannot accomplish this in us except through suffering and affliction, which he sends to us through the devil or other wicked people. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.206)

Catechesis on Trinity Thirteen 2019 (St. Luke 10:23-27)

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 September 4, 2019, we learned stanza 2 of “Wondrous King, All-Glorious” (The Lutheran Hymnal #41) and the ninth and tenth commandments with their meanings.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains “The Good Samaritan” (St. Luke 10:23-27), which is the Holy Gospel for Trinity Thirteen.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word.”    [Length: 1 hour and 7 minutes]

Bulletins: Catechesis-Trinity-13-9-4-2019-on-line.pdf
Prayers:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

This catechesis is recorded in two parts.
The first video is the Learn-by-Heart. [Length: 28 minutes]

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

Catechesis on Trinity 13 on August 25, 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 Good Samaritan” (St. Luke 10:23-27), which is the Holy Gospel for Trinity Thirteen.

Learn-by-Heart will include The Lutheran Hymnal #343, stanza 2 of “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star,” Small Catechism, Ninth and Tenth Commandment and meaning,  and Romans 5:8.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-13-8-25-2021-On-Line.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

Divine Service St. Bartholomew, August 24, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73
Readings:  Prov 3:1-7, 2 Cor 4:7-10, Luke 22:24-30
Hymn “By All Your Saints in Warfare” LW 194, s. 17

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

Picture: Hiking at Enchanted Rock State Park while at the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

Before a Journey 2.

O GOD, WHO didst bring Abraham, Thy son, out of Ur of the Chaldees, and didst preserve him unhurt through all the ways of his pilgrimage: We beseech Thee, that Thou wouldest vouchsafe to keep us Thy servants: be unto us, O Lord, support in our setting out, comfort by the way, a shadow in the heat, a covering in the rain and cold, a chariot in weariness, protection in adversity, a staff in slippery ways and a harbor in shipwreck: that under Thy guidance we may reach in prosperity the place whither we are going and at length return to our home in safety; 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.46).

Divine Service for Trinity Twelve, August 22, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Wondrous King, All-Glorious” TLH 41
Readings:  Isa 29:18-24, 2 Cor. 3:4-11, Mark 7:31-37
Hymn “My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker” LW 453, TLH 34
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “By Grace I’m Saved” LW 351, TLH 373
“Praise the Almighty” LW 445, TLH 494, TLH 26
“The Lord, My God, Be Praised” LW 174, TLH 38
Hymn “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Twelve-Divine-Service-for-Online-8-22-2021.pdf

Picture: Dcn. Anthony Oncken preaching at the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #42: August 22, 2021

Today’s class will finish up chapter 19 and start to study King Abimelech and Abraham in Genesis 19:30-38 and Genesis 20:1ff.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-19v30.pdf
Handout 2:  Text-for-Genesis-20v1-18.pdf

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

Picture: Pr. Jerry Dulas teaching at the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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