For The Church, General 2.

ALMIGHTY God, Who hast sent Thine Only-Begotten Son, and hast revealed Him as Creator of all things, look upon this Vine, which Thy right hand hath planted, prune away the thorns from it, bring forth its branches in might, and give them the fruit of truth; through the same 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.67).

Cancelled Bible Study and Divine Service on Sunday, January 16, 2022

There will be no Bible Study or Divine Service at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

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

Picture: The Harvest from Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.  The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament. Revelation 14-The angels gather the harvest at the end of the age, as God looks on with pruning hook in hand. The images from Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch, the 1522 German New Testament by Dr. Martin Luther are taken from https://pitts.emory.edu/.  These woodcuts were 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.

Catechesis for Epiphany Two (John 2:1-11) 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 Jan 15, 2020, we learned stanza 3 of “The People That in Darkness Sat” (Lutheran Worship, #77), the third and fourth question of the Small Catechism on Holy Baptism, “What does such baptizing with water indicate?” and John 1:14.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains Jesus’ first miracle of turning the water into wine (John 2:1-11), which is the Holy Gospel for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

The service concludes with “Responsive Prayer for Catechesis 2020” (pdf link below).

Bulletins:  Catechesis-Epiphany-2-01-15-2020.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2020.pdf

 

For The Church, General 1.

VISIT, O Lord, this Vine, which Thou hast brought out of the Egypt of troubles with Thy strong right hand; that quickened by the light of Thy countenance, it may be glad with the plenteousness of good fruits 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.67).

Divine Service 1st Sunday after Epiphany, January 9, 2022

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship
Hymn “Within the Father’s House” LW 80, TLH 133
Readings: 1 Kings 8:6-13, Romans 12:1-5, St. Luke 2:41-52
Hymn of the Day: “Let All Together Praise Our God” LW 44, TLH 105
Sermon
“Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure” LW 78
“Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning” LW 86, TLH 128
“Happy the Man Who Feareth God” (insert)
“O Living Bread from Heaven” LW 244, TLH 316
“O Christ, Our Light, O Radiance True” LW #314

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

Service Bulletin:  Epiphany-One-Divine-Service-for-Online-1-9-2022.pdf

Picture: The Two Witnesses from Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.  The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament. Revelation 11-In the background John measures the temple and the altar as instructed, while in the foreground two powerful witnesses prophesy. The beast from the bottomless pit waits for them to finish their testimony, so that he may kill them. The images from Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch, the 1522 German New Testament by Dr. Martin Luther are taken from https://pitts.emory.edu/.  These woodcuts were 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.

For The Church, General 4.

O CHRIST, the Word of the Father, by Whom all things were created: Keep, we beseech Thee, Thy Church gathered together from the various nations of the Gentiles: that while we love Thee with a pure heart, we may come to the joys of Thine eternal Kingdom; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (Oremus, 1925, p.67-68).

Catechesis on Epiphany One (Luke 2:41-52) 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 January 9, 2019, we learned stanza 2 of “To The Name of Our Salvation” (The Lutheran Hymnal #116), the second part of Holy Baptism and the meaning from Luther’s Small Catechism.  This service is designed to prepare God’s people for the theme of the upcoming Sunday Divine Service.  The dialog sermon explains the Twelve Year-Old Jesus at the Temple (St. Luke 2:41-52), which is the Holy Gospel for the First Sunday after the Epiphany.

Bulletins: Catechesis-Epiphany-1-01-09-2019.pdf
Responsive Prayer:  Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2019.pdf

The service concludes with “Responsive Prayer for Catechesis” (pdf link above).

This catechesis is recorded in two parts.
The first video is the Learn-by-Heart.  [Length: 33 minutes]

The second video is the Catechesis Service.  [Length: 33 minutes]

Divine Service The Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6, 2022

Service of Light, LW p.250-255  Lutheran Worship
Psalm 72 (LW p.332) and Isaiah 60:1-6
Hymn “Now Sing We, Now Rejoice” LW 47, TLH 92
Divine Service begins with Introit, then Kyrie p.137
Readings: Isaiah 51:1-6, Acts 4:8-12, Mt 1:18-21
Hymn “O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright” LW 73
Sermon
Communion Hymn: “The People That in Darkness Sat” LW 77, TLH 106
“Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord” LW 240, TLH 307
“Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure” LW 78

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

Service Bulletin:  Epiphany-Divine-Service-for-Online-1-6-2022.pdf

Picture: The Little Scroll from Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch.  The image is from Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) September Testament. An angel instructs John to eat the little scroll.   The images from Das Newe Testament Deuotzsch, the 1522 German New Testament by Dr. Martin Luther are taken from https://pitts.emory.edu/.  These woodcuts were 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.

Catechesis for the First Sunday after Epiphany Jan 5, 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 “Jesus in the Temple” (St. Luke 2:41-52), which is the Holy Gospel for First Sunday After Epiphany.

Learn-by-Heart will include Lutheran Worship #78, stanza 1 of “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure,” Small Catechism, Holy Baptism, question #3, and Isaiah 28:21.

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

Service Bulletin:  Catechesis-Epiphany-1-01-05-2022.pdf
Responsive Prayer: Responsive-Prayer-for-Catechesis-2022-8.5×11.pdf