In Time of Trial.

LET the sorrows and woes of Thy suffering Church come before Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, and as Thou hast promised to be with her always, even unto the end of the world, hallow the trials by Thy loving, strengthening presence and strengthen her to endure affliction faithfully, enable her to carry her cross after Thee and to be faithful even unto death that she may come to the glory which Thou wilt reveal, where Thou livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.  (Oremus, 1925, p.68-69).

Divine Service Quinquagesima Sunday, February 27, 2022

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit” LW 369, TLH 372
Readings:  1 Samuel 16:1-13, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, St. Luke 18:31-43
Hymn “Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior Blest” TLH 353
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “If Thy Beloved Son, O God” TLH 375
“God, Whose Almighty Word” LW 317, TLH 307
“In You, Lord, I Have Put My Trust” LW 406, TLH 508
“Let Me Be Yours Forever” LW 257, TLH 334
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Service Bulletin:  Quinquagesima-Divine-Service-for-Online-2-27-2022.pdf

This Sunday we had technical difficulties, and thus the final minutes of the sermon and the prayers of the church are skipped.

Picture: The Letter O – Pentecost from  Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.  The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament.  Acts 2 – An initial letter O with the Holy Spirit coming down upon the disciples and Mary on Pentecost. Woodcut designed by Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1472-1553), a close friend of Martin Luther.  For information on licensing this image, please send an email, including a link to the image, to dia@emory.edu.  These images are made available by the generous contribution of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.

#19 Christ Washes Away Sins and Rejoices in our Profession of Him

“Surely as far as we and our princes are concerned, we are not pure and holy, and our princes have their faults. But Christ rejoices in a clear and trustful confession. Certainly I esteem it highly. By saying one word and denying the Word our princes could have returned to the favor of king and emperor and lived quietly. But they preferred to lose everything and put themselves, their family, and their land in temporal danger rather than forsake the confession. This is the thing that terrifies the emperor and the pope; it also attracts many of us and encourages more people to confess their faith. I’m a beggar. What can I lose when I have nothing? But they risk the loss of their reputation and their principalities for the name of Christ.

“Consequently, even if we are not perfectly holy, Christ will wash away our sins with his blood and, when we depart from this life, will make us altogether pure in the life to come. In the meantime we are content with that righteousness which exists in hope through faith in Jesus Christ. Amen.” (Luther’s Works, v. 54, p.375)

Catechesis on Quinquagesima (St. Luke 18:31-43) 2019

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 February 27, 2019, we learned stanza 3-4 of “If Thy Beloved Son, O God” (The Lutheran hymnal#375) and the second question and meaning of the Sacrament of the Altar from the Small Catechism. This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains “Jesus Healing the Blind Man” (St. Luke 18:31-43), which is the Holy Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday.

The service concludes with “Responsive Prayer for Catechesis” (pdf link below).    [Length: 1 hour and 3 minutes]

Bulletins: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.216/85j.442.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Catechesis-Quinquagesima-2-27-2019.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2019.pdf

Divine Service St. Matthias, Apostle, was canceled

Due to an ice storm, the service was cancelled.

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit” LW 369, TLH 372
Readings:  Acts 1:15-26, 1 John 2:15-17, St. Matthew 11:25-30
Hymn “By All Your Saints in Warfare”  LW #193, st 1, 12, 3
Sermon 
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Service Bulletin:  St-Matthias-Apostle-February-24.pdf

Catechesis for Quinquagesima Sunday was canceled

Due to an ice storm, the catechesis was canceled.

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 the Blind Man” (St. Luke 18:31-43), which is the Holy Gospel for Quinquagesima Sunday.

Learn-by-Heart will include Lutheran Worship #369 (TLH 372), stanza 4 of “Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit,” Small Catechism, Sacrament of the Altar, the first question from the Small Catechism, and Philippians 3:9 or 1 Corinthians 2:14.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Quinquagesima-2-23-2022.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2022-8.5×11.pdf

For Contentment 2.

ALMIGHTY God, our Heavenly Father, Who dost feed the birds and clothe the flowers, and carest for us as a father for his children: We beseech Thee, graciously guard us against distrust and vain over-carefulness, and help us, through Thy Holy Spirit, to live to the hallowing of Thy name, the coming of Thy Kingdom and the doing of Thy will, so that we may cast all our care on Thee and in unwavering faith abide trustingly in Thee; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.  (Oremus, 1925, p.66).

Divine Service Sexagesima Sunday February 20, 2022

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit” LW 369, TLH 372
Readings: Isaiah 55:10-13, 2 Corinthians 11:19-12:9, St. Luke 8:4-15
Hymn of the Day “May God Embrace Us with His Grace” LW 288, TLH 500
Sermon
“Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared” LW 246, TLH 306
“Preserve Your Word, O Savior” LW 337, TLH 264
“Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear” LW 197, TLH 5
“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” LW 334, TLH 261
Closing Hymn: “On What Has Now Been Sown” LW 217, TLH 46

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

Service Bulletin:  Sexagesima-Divine-Service-for-Online-2-20-2022.pdf

Picture: The 6th Seal from  Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.  The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament.  Revelation 6- Upon the opening of the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake, the sun turned black, the moon turned to blood, and the stars fell from the heavens. Woodcut designed by Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1472-1553), a close friend of Martin Luther.  For information on licensing this image, please send an email, including a link to the image, to dia@emory.edu.  These images are made available by the generous contribution of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.

 

Miriam’s Sunday School Class #66: February 20, 2022

Today’s class reviews Jacob’s Dreams (Gen 37:1-11) and looks at Jacob Sold by His Brothers (Gen 37:12-36).

Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-37.pdf

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