Catechism Lesson for the Week of May 6, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of May 6, 2018:

[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 May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018, Hymns
Easter 6 – Rogate (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #837, “Lift High the Cross”
Seasonal Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #766, “Our Father, Who from Heaven Above”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #510, “A Multitude Comes from the East and the West”
LSB #526, “You Are the Way; through You Alone”
LSB #702, “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
LSB #917, “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise”
Evening Hymn: LSB #884, “Lord, Support Us All Day Long” (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 May 6, 2018

Scripture Readings for May 6, 2017
Easter 6 – Rogate (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

PSALM: Psalm 107:1-9
OLD TESTAMENT: Numbers 21:4-9
GRADUAL: Colossians 1:13-14, Luke 24:34
EPISTLE: 1 Timothy 2:1-6
GOSPEL: John 16:23-33

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Notes from the April 24, 2018 Operation Barnabas Meeting

Notes from the April 24, 2018 Operation Barnabas Meeting

Pastor Morehouse opened the meeting with a devotion from Romans Chapter 7.  Man is wretched and needs delivery from sin and death. We can thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord that we spiritually serve the law of God which overcomes the flesh and the law of sin.

Those in attendance were Pastor & Marty Morehouse, Kathy A, Billie May & Jim M, Bruce H, Russ & Dawn H.

Pastor Morehouse gave a report on the difficult situation that Chaplains are having to contend with.  They are asked to perform same sex marriages but have the right to refuse this request which violates their conscience and their faith.  The Baptist Chaplain who refused this request still has to face disciplinary action against him by an Army investigator.

Pastor reported on his presentation at the National Conference of Operation Barnabas in St. Louis.  We have become known as the “Church that cares.” The help to Veterans comes from the grassroots at the congregational level and not from the top down.  Vicar Schlie’s notes on the Conference were very detailed and covered the 5 speakers who presented.

Our Chapter has adopted an LCMS Chaplain, Paul Weber, who has asked us to support him with prayers and some items for his troops.  He suggested that we might send some little Arch Books that Soldiers could send one home and then read on Face time to their kids. Our group Will order $300 worth of books and have CPH send them overseas.  Later our Congregation can send granola bars, fruit snacks, and religious tracts.

We voted to support a project, along with LWML, with a donation of $100.  More details will be coming later.

We received a donation of $1,300 from Thrivent Choice dollars for Operation Barnabas.  Thank you’s will be sent to all four donors. 

Our group will be doing fellowship on May 27 for Memorial Day.  Nancy will be asked to make the cake, Dawn will bring cookies, Marty will bring fruit, Bruce will bring crackers, cheese & meat.  Larry is free to help serve (if he doesn’t eat all the cookies before it starts).

Bruce will be acquiring the plate to our memorial plaque for Bill Cowles who passed away recently.

Marilyn D donated a sleep # bed for a Veteran who was having surgery, and the Legion Club is donating a ramp to his house for a wheelchair.  All the practical items from our annual yard sale for homeless Veterans were delivered to Esperanza En Escalante near the Davis Monthan Airbase to help furnish their tiny houses.

Moose C one of our big supporters, fell and broke his hip.  We sent a card of encouragement from Operation Barnabas.

The next Stand Down is Wednesday, Aug. 15 at an undetermined place.  More news will be forthcoming. Our May regular meeting will be Tues., May 22 at 10:00 at the Church.

Pastor closed the meeting with prayers for families of fallen soldiers and for our Chapter as we continue the Lord’s Work.

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of April 29, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 29, 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 April 29, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018, Hymns
Easter 5 – Cantate (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #500, “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”
Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #556, “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” (Stz 1-5)
Offering Hymn:  LSB #556, “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” (Stz 6-10)
Distribution Hymns: LSB #637, “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB #696, “O God, My Faithful God”
LSB #729, “I am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus”
LSB #819, “Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good”
Evening Hymn: LSB #890, “O Blessed Light, O Trinity” (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 April 29, 2018

Scripture Readings for April 29, 2018
Easter 5 – Cantate (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

PSALM: Psalm 66:1-8
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 12:1-6
GRADUAL: Psalm 118:16
EPISTLE: James 1:16-21
GOSPEL: John 16:5-15

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of April 22, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 22, 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 April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018, Hymns
Easter 4 – Jubilate (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #795, “Voices Raised to You We Offer”
Seasonal Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #483, “With High Delight Let Us Sing”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #629, “What Is This Bread”
LSB #685, “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus”
LSB #809, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
LSB #818, “In Thee Is Gladness”
Evening Hymn: LSB #879, “Stay with Us” (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 April 22, 2018

Scripture Readings for April 22, 2018
Easter 4 – Jubilate (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

PSALM: Psalm 147:1–11
OLD TESTAMENT: Lamentations 3:22-33
GRADUAL: Psalm 111:9
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 2:11-20
GOSPEL: John 16:16-22

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