Divine Service Trinity Nineteen October 10, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Now Let Us Come Before Him” LW 184, TLH 122
Readings:  Genesis 28:10-17, Ephesians 4:22-28, Matthew 9:1-8
Hymn “I Will Sing My Maker’s Praises” LW 439, TLH 25
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “We All Believe in One True God, Maker” LW 213, TLH 251-2nd tune

“Oh, Bless the Lord, My Soul” LW 457, TLH 27
“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” LW 444, TLH 39
“Praise and Thanks and Adoration” LW 387
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Nineteen-Divine-Service-for-Online-10-10-2021.pdf

#59 Suffering Distinguished

This, you see, is the way we teach concerning suffering, and you should also accustom yourself to distinguish carefully between the suffering of Christ and all other suffering and know that his is a heavenly suffering and ours is worldly, that his suffering accomplishes everything, while ours does nothing except that we become conformed to Christ, and that therefore the suffering of Christ is the suffering of a lord, whereas ours is the suffering of a servant. And those who teach otherwise know neither what Christ’s suffering nor our suffering is. Why? Because reason cannot do otherwise; it likes to put on a display with its suffering, as with all other works, so that it may gain some merit. That’s why we must learn to distinguish. We have said enough for this time concerning the example of the Passion and our suffering. God grant that we may understand and learn it aright. Amen. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.198-199)

Picture: Table of Contents from  Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.

The table of contents from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament published in September of 1522. The New Testament in German was Luther’s crowning achievement which opened the Bible to laypeople. The table of contests had four books of the Bible at the bottom (Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation) without numbers showing Luther’s preference for the other books.  http://pitts.emory.edu/

Catechesis on Trinity 19 (St. Matthew 9:1-8) 2020

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 October 7, 2020, we learned stanza 5 of “Sun of My Soul, O Savior Dear” (Lutheran Worship, #488, The Lutheran Hymnal #551), the introduction to the Lord’s Prayer and the meaning from Luther’s Small Catechism, and St. John 20:22-23.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Jesus’ healing of the paralytic (St. Matthew 9:1-8), which is the Holy Gospel for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The service concludes with “Recite Word by Word” (pdf link below).

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Trinity-19-10-14-2020-On-Line.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

Catechesis on Trinity 19 on October 6, 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’ healing of the paralytic (St. Matthew 9:1-8), which is the Holy Gospel for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include Lutheran Worship #387, stanza 2 of “Praise and Thanks and Adoration,” Small Catechism, Apostles’ Creed, 3rd Article and meaning, and John 10:22-23.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-19-10-6-2021-On-Line.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

 

For Strength to Suffer and Persevere.

O LORD, let that become possible to me by Thy grace, which by nature seems impossible to me. Thou knowest that I am able to suffer but little, and that I am quickly cast down when a slight adversity ariseth: for Thy Name’s sake, let every exercise of tribulation be amiable and desirable to me; for to suffer and to be disquieted for Thy sake is very wholesome for my soul; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen  (Oremus, 1925, p.56-57).

Divine Service Trinity Eighteen October 3, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Sun of My Soul, O Savior Dear” LW 488, TLH 551
Readings:  Deut 10:12-21, 1 Cor 1:1-9, Matthew 22:34-46
Hymn “You Will I Love, My Strength” LW 375
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “O Savior Precious Savior” LW 282, TLH 352
“Praise and Thanks and Adoration” LW 387
“How Precious Is the Book Divine” LW 332, TLH 285
“God Brought Me to This Time and Place” LW 456

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

Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Eighteen-Divine-Service-for-Online-10-3-2021.pdf

Miriam’s Class #48 Gen 23 on October 3, 2021

Today’s class will study the “Family of Nahor” (Genesis 22:20-24) and “Sarah’s Death and Burial” (Genesis 23:1-20).

Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-22-b.pdf
Handout 2:  Text-for-Genesis-23b.pdf

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

#58 Summary Concerning Suffering

Since we know then that it is God’s good pleasure that we should suffer, and that God’s glory is manifested in our suffering, better than in any other way, and since we are the kind of people who cannot hold on to the Word and our faith without suffering, and moreover since we have the noble, previous promise that the cross which God sends to us is not a bad thing, but rather an utterly precious and noble holy thing, why should we not be bold to suffer? As for those who will not suffer, let them go and be cavaliers; we preach this only to the devout who want to be Christians, the others wouldn’t carry it out anyhow. After all, we have so many assurances and promises that he will not allow us to stick in our suffering but will help us out of it, even though all men should doubt it. Therefore, even though it hurts, so be it, you have to go through some suffering anyhow; things cannot always go smoothly. It is just as well, nay, a thousand times better, to have suffered for the sake of Christ, who promised us comfort and help in suffering, than to suffer and despair and perish without comfort and help for the sake of the devil. (Luther’s Works, v.51, p.208)

Picture:  Woman and Dragon from  Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.

The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament. The image is based on Revelation chapter 12. The woman’s baby is saved from the beast upon his birth and the dragon is defeated by angels. Woodcut designed by Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1472-1553).  http://pitts.emory.edu/