Trinity Seven Divine Service, July 31, 2022

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Wondrous King, All-Glorious” TLH 41
Readings:  Genesis 2:7-17, Romans 6:19-23, Mark 8:1-9
Hymn “Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread” LW 248, TLH 312
Sermon
Communion Hymns:
“Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good” LW 452
“Here Is the Tenfold Sure Command” LW 331, TLH 287
“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer” LW 220, TLH 54

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Seven-Divine-Service-for-Online-7-31-2022.pdf


Picture:  The Book of Revelation from 2nd Edition of New Testament, M. Luther, Wittemberg, 1524.

Lutheran Bodies in North America, Class #6: July 31, 2022

In this second class on the Lutheran church bodies in North America, we will look at the history of Lutherans beginning with the founding of the General Synod up to the great immigrations.

Handout 1: America-Timeline-for-Lutherans-Page-2.pdf
Handout 1: America-Timeline-for-Lutherans-Page-1.pdf
Handout 2: Lutheran-Bodies-in-North America-4-Pages.pdf
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

 

 

Before a Journey.

O GOD, Who didst cause the children of Israel to pass dry-shod through the midst of the sea, and Who, by the leading of a star didst open to the Magi the way unto Thyself: Grant to us, we beseech Thee, a prosperous journey and fair weather; that attended by Thy holy Angel, we may happily arrive at that place whither we are going, and finally attain to the haven of eternal salvation; 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.45-46).

Catechesis on Trinity 7 (St. Mark 8:1-9) 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 Jesus’ feeding of the 4,000 (St. Mark 8:1-9), which is the Holy Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #478, stanza 2-3 of “Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun,” Small Catechism, Fifth Commandment and meaning,  and St. Matthew 6:33.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-Seven-7-14-2021.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

#48 The Truly Wise Trust in God’s Counsels

Eccl. 2:15.  Then I said to myself: What befalls the fool will befall me also; why then have I been so very wise? And I said to myself that this also is vanity.

This, too, is intended to make us refrain from trust in our own counsels. “I administered my kingdom very wisely,” he says, “and yet it did not succeed as I wished. On the other hand, I had a prefect who did not rule as wisely, and yet he did succeed. Therefore when I see that fools have almost the same success or even greater success, why have I made such an effort to act wisely? That is, why do I trust in my own counsels and my own wisdom, adding sorrow to labor? And I said to myself that this also is vanity. By my experience I learned that one should trust neither in counsel nor in temerity.” Earlier it was shown that wisdom excels folly, even though affairs are decided neither by folly nor by wisdom. One should, therefore, travel by the middle way: affairs should be commended to the King, who has made us. If He has granted us some opportunity, let us use it; if He has given us something, let us accept it; if He takes it away, let us bear it. Whatever you can do, do; whatever you cannot do, leave alone. What you cannot budge, let lie. Wisdom is beneficial, then, if I do what I know is pleasing to God and commit to Him what He wishes to be accomplished through me. If we did this, then at last we would be truly wise. (Luther’s Works, v.15 p.41-42)

Trinity Six Divine Service, July 24, 2022

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun” LW 478, TLH 536
Readings:  Exodus 20:1-17, Romans 6:1-11, St. Matthew 5:17-26
Hymn “All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall” LW 363, TLH 369
Sermon
Communion Hymns: “I Lay My Sins on Jesus” LW 366, TLH 652
“Here Is the Tenfold Sure Command” LW 331, TLH 287
“Feed Your Children, God Most Holy” LW 468, TLH 659

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Six-Divine-Service-for-Online-7-24-2022.pdf


Picture: The Author from 2nd Edition of New Testament, M. Luther, Wittemberg, 1524.

Lutheran Bodies in North America, Class #5: July 24, 2022

Having completed a four Sunday look at Pietism, we now begin our study of the Lutheran church bodies in North America.  In this class we will look at the early history of Lutherans on American soil and stop right before the founding of the General Synod.

Handout 1: America-Timeline-for-Lutherans-Page-1.pdf
Handout 2: Lutheran-Bodies-in-North America-4-Pages.pdf
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

For Divine Guidance and Protection.

GRANT us, O Lord, we beseech Thee, always to seek Thy kingdom and righteousness; and of whatsoever Thou seest us to stand in need, mercifully grant us an abundant portion 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.43).

Catechesis on Trinity Six (St. Matthew 5:17-26) 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 Jesus’ teaching on His own fulfillment of the Law (Matthew 5:17-26), which is the Holy Gospel for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include hymn #478, stanza 1 of “Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun,” Small Catechism, Fourth Commandment and meaning,  and St. Matthew 5:19.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-Six-7-7-2021.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf

 

Catechesis on Trinity Six on July 20, 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.  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 His own fulfillment of the Law (Matthew 5:17-26), which is the Holy Gospel for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity.

Learn-by-Heart will include Lutheran Worship #331 (TLH 287), stanza 5-6 of “Here is the Tenfold Sure Command,” Small Catechism, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Commandments and meanings,  and St. Matthew 5:19.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Trinity-Six-7-20-2022-online.pdf
Recite Word by Word:  Recite-Word-by-Word.pdf