Catechesis on Trinity Two (St. Luke 14:15-24) 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 “The Great Banquet” (St. Luke 14:15-24), which is the Holy Gospel for Trinity Two.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #212, stanza 1 of “We All Believe in One True God, Father,” Small Catechism, First Commandment and meaning,  and 1 Corinthians 11:26.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-Two-6-9-2021.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

 

#43 Rule Your Household Without Trusting in Your Own Wisdom

This is also how it happens in domestic matters, in marriage and in the rearing of children. You think about marrying a wife, one who is well-mannered, chaste, pleasant, a good mother. But it can happen that you get a wife whose manner is completely different, one who is very bad, or who, even though she may be truly good, still leaves much to be desired for you. You think about how to rear your sons to be decent and useful to the state. But behold, contrary to your expectation they become criminals or scoundrels of some other kind, useless burdens on the earth. Is that a reason to desert my home and my domestic responsibilities, because I see that nothing succeeds for all my diligence and that nothing responds to my labors? No. What, then? One must rule his household, found a family, educate his children, and rule his wife, but in such a way that it happens without your measure and rule, that you do not trust in your own wisdom. If your son is suited for learning the liberal arts, let him learn them; if he is suited for a craft, let him learn that. The important thing is that you do not exceed your own limits, but commit the entire outcome and success to God. (Luther’s Works, v.15 p.35)

Catechetical Service on Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Catechetical Service on June 19, 2022 will not be streamed.  However, here is the bulletin and pastor epistle for your own use.

Hymn “O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe” LW 300
Hymn “Lord Help Us Ever to Retain” Stanza 1-2 of LW 477,  TLH 288
Hymn “Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You” LW 303, TLH 444
Hymn “Lord Help Us Ever to Retain” Stanza 3-4 LW 477,  TLH 288
Pastoral Epistle written by Pastor Michael Henson
Hymn “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word” LW 334, TLH 261

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-One-Catechetical-Service-6-19-2022-On-Line.pdf
Pastoral Epistle:  Genesis-Overview-for-Jun-19-2022.pdf
Picture: Tabernacle Courtyard from Das Alte Testament Deutsch, M. Luther, Wittemberg, 1523.

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #83 on Sunday, June 19, 2022

Today’s class was prerecorded and ready for you to watch.  It is a wrap-up and overview of the book of Genesis.  Next week we will begin our new study starting with Lutheran Church Bodies in North America.
Handout 1:  Genesis-Overview.pdf
Handout 2: Genesis-Overview-for-Jun-19-2022.pdf
Overhead 1: Line-of-the-Promise-complete.pdf

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

Self-Surrender.

LORD, take my lips, and speak through them; take my mind, and think through it; take my heart, and set it on fire; 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.41).

Catechesis on Trinity One (St. Luke 16:9-31) 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 story of the beggar Lazarus and the rich man (St. Luke 16:9-31), which is the Holy Gospel for the First Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #154, stanza 3 of “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord,” Small Catechism, Daily Prayers:  Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, Ask a Blessing, Returning Thanks,  and Galatians 3:7

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-1-6-2-2021-On-Line.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word-Prayer-Sheet.pdf

 

Catechesis on Trinity One, June 15, 2022

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 story of the beggar Lazarus and the rich man (St. Luke 16:9-31), which is the Holy Gospel for the First Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include Lutheran Worship #157, stanza 3-4 of ““Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire,” Small Catechism, Table of Duties: To Workers of All Kinds:  Eph 6:5-8;  To Employers and Supervisors:  Eph 6:9, To Youth: 1 Peter 5:5-6; To Widows:  1 Tim 5:5-6; To Everyone:  Rom 13:9, 1 Tim 2:1, and Galatians 3:7

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

Service Bulletin: Catechesis-Trinity-1-6-15-2022-online.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2022-8.5×11.pdf

#42 The Human Mind Always Inconstant and Restless

Therefore this is truly a great vanity and misery, to be troubled in one’s own work with care and anxiety until it is finished, but when it is done, to die or become ill or be deprived of its use and its good by some other hindrance. Similarly, the one who succeeds to a thing that has been done does not use it or even destroys it. Such is the course of all of human life. God always battles against the counsels of men, and we in turn battle against the counsels of God. It is easy for Him to destroy whatever we have begun. Indeed, so great is the vanity of the heart that it never agrees with itself; nor can it be so stable that it can stick to present reality and find its peace there. When a thing has been attempted and accomplished by a man, the curiosity about doing something remains. There is boredom with what has been done, and something else is sought, as he has also said earlier (1:9): “What has been is what will be.” The human mind remains the same after achieving a thing as it was before achieving the thing—always inconstant and restless. If someone has a gulden, he concerns himself with his wish for ten; if he has ten, he wishes for a hundred; if he has a hundred, he wishes for a thousand. If a prince has one castle, well constructed, he wants two. If he has one kingdom, he tries to gain a second. In sum, Alexander wants many worlds. (Luther’s Works, v.15 p.34-35)

Holy Trinity Divine Service, June 12, 2022

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Come Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire” LW 157
Readings:  Isaiah 6:1-7, Romans 11:33-36, St. John 3:1-17
Hymn “Triune God, Oh, Be Our Stay” LW 170, TLH 247
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “Glory Be to God the Father” LW 173, TLH 244
“Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face” LW 243
“Holy God, We Praise Your Name” LW 171, TLH 250
“We All Believe in One True God” LW 212, TLH 252

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Holy-Trinity-Divine-Service-for-Online-6-12-2022.pdf

Picture:  Fountain and Utensils from Das Alte Testament Deutsch, M. Luther, Wittemberg, 1523.

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #82, June 12, 2022

Today’s class finishes the book of Genesis.  Next week will be an overview of the entire book.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Chapter-49v29-to-50v26.pdf
Handout 2:  Genesis-Overview.pdf

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