Catechism Lesson for the Week of September 30, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of September 30, 2018:

 [I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

IN THE PLAIN FORM IN WHICH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
SHALL TEACH THEM TO HIS HOUSEHOLD

 THE FIRST

“You shall have no other gods.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear, love and trust in God above all things.[1]

[1] Tappert, T. G. 2000, c1959. The book of concord : The confessions of the evangelical Lutheran church. Fortress Press: Philadelphia
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Hymns for September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018, Hymns
18th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #549, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #694, “Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower”
Offering Hymn: LSB #520, “Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright”
Distribution Hymns:  LSB #637, “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB #629, “What Is This Bread”
LSB #852, “O God of Mercy, God of Might”
LSB #919, “Abide, O Dearest Jesus”
Evening Hymn: LSB #891, “O Light Whose Splendor” (5 PM Only)

Please note the above links will open a separate window with an MP3 recording of the hymn from a shared Google folder.  You can also access additional information related to the composer history, hymn texts, scripture references, additional recordings, and much more related to the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), available at Hymnary.org.
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Scripture Readings for September 30, 2018

Scripture Readings for September 30, 2018
18th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

PSALM: Psalm 34:8-22
OLD TESTAMENT: Deuteronomy 10:12-21
GRADUAL: Psalm 122:1, 7
EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
GOSPEL: Matthew 22:34-46

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of September 23, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of September 23, 2018:

[III] THE LORD’S PRAYER

 IN THE PLAIN FORM IN WHICH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
SHALL TEACH THEM TO HIS HOUSEHOLD

THE FIRST PETITION

 “Hallowed be Thy name.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  God’s name is indeed holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may also be holy for us.

How is this done?

Answer:  When the Word of God is taught clearly and purely and we, as children of God, lead holy lives in accordance with it.  Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven!  But whoever teaches and lives otherwise than as the Word of God teaches, profanes the name of God among us.  From this preserve us, heavenly Father![1]

[1]Tappert, T. G. 2000, c1959. The Book of Concord : The confessions of the evangelical Lutheran church. Fortress Press: Philadelphia
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Hymns for September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018, Hymns
17th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #700, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #557, “Seek Where You May to Find a Way”
Offering Hymn: LSB #650, “Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling”
Distribution Hymns:  LSB #638, “Eat This Bread”
LSB #398, “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”
LSB #845, “Where Charity and Love Prevail”
LSB #528, “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Evening Hymn: LSB #889, “Before the Ending of the Day” (5 PM Only)

Please note the above links will open a separate window with an MP3 recording of the hymn from a shared Google folder.  You can also access additional information related to the composer history, hymn texts, scripture references, additional recordings, and much more related to the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), available at Hymnary.org.
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Scripture Readings for September 23, 2018

Scripture Readings for September 23, 2018
17th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

PSALM: Psalm 2
OLD TESTAMENT: Proverbs 25:6-14
GRADUAL: Psalm 33:12,6
EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:1-6
GOSPEL: Luke 14:1-11

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Operation Barnabas Chapter Meeting Aug 7, 2018

Those in attendance were Bruce, Chris, Mike & Laura, Pastor & Marty
& Dawn.

Pastor opened the meeting with a devotion about Jesus giving us hope when we experience tragedies. God is alive in our world and like Lazarus, we are all on our deathbed waiting for Jesus to come and resurrect us to life eternal. Until then, Operation Barnabas people are called to care, weep-with and encourage those who suffer life’s tragedies.

We will be sending some of the Lutheran Hour Booklets that Faith Lutheran gave us to our Chaplain, Paul Weber. These will also be available at our Stand Down table on Aug. 15. Fifty Bibles will be given out at the Stand Down to those Veterans who need one.

The Stand Down is being held at the Grand Luxor Hotel, located at 1365 W. Grant Rd. It’s just West of Interstate 10. I am driving down with all the supplies and plan to leave home at 7:00. Anyone who needs a ride can meet at my house located at 14821 N. Appleton Ave. in Catalina. Russ is making a lot of home-baked cookies and I have cleaned and sorted reading glasses and sunglasses for us to hand out.

Tentatively, there will be a Veteran’s section at the Hope Fest at TCC on October 27. Nothing official yet. Most likely we will participate with 50 adult care packages and 25 Children’s bags. We will be holding a pickle and jam sale at Church on Sunday, September 30 after the service on the north patio.

For Veteran’s Day, we will be selling baked goods, pickles and jam and Pastor will be holding a Memorial Service for fallen soldiers at 11:00 A.M. at Claire’s Café. This will be held on Nov. 10, a Saturday, since Veteran’s Day falls on a Sunday. To honor all Veterans, we will be handing out vouchers for a free breakfast or lunch at Claire’s limited to the first 50 Veterans who attend.

We will be supporting Jacob Morehouse who will be deployed soon and Karl Grant as he completes his basic training. Both will need our prayers.

Pastor did a remembrance roll call for those soldiers who lost their lives in the last month. Then he led a prayer to close our meeting.

After the meeting, we packed 30 adult care packages and 10 children’s bags for the Stand Down on Aug. 15. We thank the Lord for all the members of the congregation for their generous donations of hygiene items and clothing.
Blessed,
Dawn

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of September 16, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of September 16, 2018:

[II] THE CREED

IN THE PLAIN FORM IN WHICH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
SHALL TEACH IT TO HIS HOUSEHOLD

THE THIRD ARTICLE: SANCTIFICATION

“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  I believe that by my own reason or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him.  But the Holy Spirit has called me through the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, and sanctified and preserved me in true faith, just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth and preserves it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.  In this Christian church he daily and abundantly forgives all my sins, and the sins of all believers, and on the last day he will raise me and all the dead and will grant eternal life to me and to all who believe in Christ.  This is most certainly true.[1]

[1]Tappert, T. G. 2000, c1959. The book of concord : The confessions of the evangelical Lutheran church. Fortress Press: Philadelphia
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Hymns for September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018, Hymns
16th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #793, “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #758, “The Will of God Is Always Best”
Offering Hymn: LSB #650, “Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling”
Distribution Hymns:  LSB #637, “Drawn Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB #588, “Jesus Loves Me”
LSB #818, “In Thee Is Gladness”
LSB #548, “Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious”
Evening Hymn: LSB #878, “Abide with Me” (5 PM Only)

Please note the above links will open a separate window with an MP3 recording of the hymn from a shared Google folder.  You can also access additional information related to the composer history, hymn texts, scripture references, additional recordings, and much more related to the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), available at Hymnary.org.
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Scripture Readings for September 16, 2018

Scripture Readings for September 16, 2018
16th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

PSALM: Psalm 30
OLD TESTAMENT: 1 Kings 17:17-24
GRADUAL: Psalm 102:15-16
EPISTLE: Ephesians 3:13-21
GOSPEL: Luke 7:11-17

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