Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 14, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 14, 2018:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE SIXTH

“You shall not commit adultery.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  We should fear and love God, and so we should lead a chaste and pure life in word and deed, each one loving and honoring his wife or her husband.[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 January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018, Hymns
Epiphany 2 (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #901, “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #402, “The Only Son From Heaven”
Offering Voluntary Hymn: LSB #397, “As With Gladness Men of Old”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #914, “Light of Light, O Sole-Begotten”
LSB #408, “Come, Join in Cana’s Feast”
LSB #394, “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”
LSB #845, “Where Charity and Love Prevail”
Evening Hymn: LSB #886, “The Day Thou Gavest” (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 January 14, 2018

Scripture Readings for January 14, 2018
Epiphany 2 (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

PSALM: Psalm 111
OLD TESTAMENT:  Exodus 33:12-23
GRADUAL:  Psalm 107:20-21
EPISTLE:  Ephesians 5:22-33
GOSPEL: John 2:1-11

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 7, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 7, 2018:

[IV] THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

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

FIRST

What is baptism?

Answer: Baptism is not merely water, but it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word.

What is this Word of God?

 Answer: As recorded in Matthew 28:19, our Lord Christ said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”[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 January 7, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018, Hymns
The Baptism of Our Lord (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #578, “Thy Strong Word”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #407, “To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord”
Offering Voluntary: LSB #397, “As With Gladness Men of Old”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #700, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
LSB #544, “O Love, How Deep”
LSB #917, “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”

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 January 7, 2018

Scripture Readings for January 7, 2018
The Baptism of Our Lord (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

PSALM: Psalm 85
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 42:1-7
GRADUAL: Psalm 72:18-19
EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
GOSPEL: Matthew 3:13-17

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of December 31, 2017

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of December 31, 2017:

[III] THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

THE THIRD PETITION

“Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  To be sure, the good and gracious will of God is done without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may also be done by us.

How is this done?

Answer:  When God curbs and destroys every evil counsel and purpose of the devil, of the world, and of our flesh which would hinder us from hallowing his name and prevent the coming of his kingdom, and when he strengthens us and keeps us steadfast in his Word and in faith even to the end.  This is his good and gracious will.[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 December 31, 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017, Hymns
1st Sunday after Christmas (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #390, “Let Us All with Gladsome Voice”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #389, “Let All Together Praise Our God
Offering Voluntary: LSB #374, “Gentle Mary Laid Her Child”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #624, “The Infant Priest Was Holy Born”
LSB #359, “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”
LSB #375, “Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising”
LSB #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”

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 December 31, 2017

Scripture Readings for December 31, 2017
1st Sunday after Christmas (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

PSALM: Psalm 89:1-8
OLD TESTAMENT: 2 Samuel 7:1–16
GRADUAL: Psalm 93:1-2
EPISTLE: Galatians 4:1–7
GOSPEL: Luke 2:33–40

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of December 24, 2017

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of December 24, 2017:

[V] CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

HOW PLAIN PEOPLE ARE TO BE TAUGHT TO CONFESS

 What is confession?

Answer:  Confession consists of two parts.  One is that we confess our sins.  The other is that we receive absolution or forgiveness from the confessor as from God himself, by no means doubting but firmly believing that our sins are thereby forgiven before God in heaven.

What sins should we confess?

Answer:  Before God we should acknowledge that we are guilty of all manner of sins., even those of which we are not aware, as we do in the Lord’s Prayer.  Before the confessor, however, we should confess only those sins of which we have knowledge and which trouble us.

What are such sins?

Answer:  Reflect on your condition in the light of the Ten Commandments: whether you are a father or mother, a son or daughter, a master or servant; whether you have been disobedient, unfaithful, lazy, ill-tempered, or quarrelsome; whether you have harmed anyone by word or deed; and whether you have stolen, neglected , or wasted anything, or done other evil.[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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