Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 17, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 17, 2019:

[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 March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019, Hymns
Lent 2 – Reminiscere (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #734, “I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #615, “When in the Hour of Deepest Need”
Offering Hymn: LSB #438, “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #610, “Lord Jesus, Think on Me”
LSB #745, “In God, My Faithful God”
LSB #604, “I Bind unto Myself Today”
LSB #632, “O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee”
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 March 17, 2019

Scripture Readings for March 17, 2019
Lent 2 – Reminiscere (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Psalm 25:1a-2 (Antiphon 25:6, 2b, 22)
PSALM: Psalm 121
OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 32:22-32
GRADUAL: Psalm 25:17-18
EPISTLE: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7
GOSPEL: Matthew 15:21-28

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 10, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 10, 2019:

[III] THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

THE FOURTH PETITION

“Give us this day our daily bread.”

What does this mean?

Answer: To be sure, God provides daily bread, even to the wicked, without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that God may make us aware of his gifts and enable us to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.

What is meant by daily bread?

Answer: Everything required to satisfy our bodily needs, such as food an clothing, house and home, fields and flocks, money and property; a pious spouse and good children, trustworthy servants, godly and faithful rulers, good government; seasonable weather, peace and health, order and honor; true friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.[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 March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019, Hymns
Lent 1 – Invocabit (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Processional Hymn: LSB #790, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #656, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Offering Hymn: LSB #438, “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #611, “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”
LSB #424, “O Christ, You Walked the Road”
LSB #561, “The Tree of Life”
LSB #727, “On Eagles’ Wings”
Evening Hymn: LSB #880, “Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow” (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 March 10, 2019

Scripture Readings for March 10, 2019
Lent 1 – Invocabit (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 91:1 (Antiphon Psalm 91:15-16)
PSALM: Psalm 118:1-13
OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 3:1-21
GRADUAL: Psalm 91:11-12
EPISTLE: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
TRACT: Psalm 91:1,2,4a
GOSPEL: Matthew 4:1-11

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 3, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 3, 2019:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE SECOND

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear and love God, and so we should not use his name to curse, swear, practice magic, lie, or deceive, but in every time of need call upon him, pray to him, praise him, and give him thanks.[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 March 3, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019, Hymns
Quinquagesima (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #527, “O Savior, Precious Savior”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #849, “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”
Offering Hymn: LSB #915, “Today Your Mercy Calls Us”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #637, “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB #452, “O Perfect Life of Love”
LSB #706, “Love in Christ Is Strong and Living”
LSB #734, “I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name”
Evening Hymn: LSB #882, “O Christ, Who Art the Light and 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 March 3, 2019

Scripture Readings for March 3, 2019
Quinquagesima (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 31:1 (Antiphon 31:3)
PSALM: Psalm 146
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 35:3–7
GRADUAL: Psalm 77:14-15
EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13
GOSPEL: Luke 18:31–43

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of February 24, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of February 24, 2019:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

The Close of the Commandments

What does God say about all these commandments? He says: “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” [Ex. 20:5–6]

What does this mean? God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.[1]


[1] Luther, M. (1991). Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.
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