Hymns for February 3, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019, Hymns
4th Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #819, “Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #557, “Seek Where You May to Find a Way”
Offering Hymn: LSB #409, “Hail, O Source of Every Blessing”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #619, “Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior”
LSB #412, “The People That in Darkness Sat”
LSB #715, “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”
LSB #533, “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure”
Evening Hymn: LSB #877, “God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven” (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 February 3, 2019

Scripture Readings for February 3, 2019
4th Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 97:1 (antiphon vv. 7b-8)
PSALM: Psalm 97
OLD TESTAMENT: Jonah 1:1-17
GRADUAL: Psalm 102:15-16
EPISTLE: Romans 13:8-10
GOSPEL: Matthew 8:23-27

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 27, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 27, 2019:

[III] THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

THE SEVENTH PETITION

“But deliver us from evil.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We pray in this petition, as in a summary, that our Father in heaven may deliver us from all manner of evil, whether it affect body or soul, property or reputation, and that at last, when the hour of death comes, he may grant us a blessed end and graciously take us from this world of sorrow to himself in heaven.[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 27, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019, Hymns
3rd Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #810, “O God of God, O Light of Light”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #401, “From God the Father, Virgin Born”
Offering Hymn: LSB #409, “Hail, O Source of Every Blessing”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #620, “Jesus Comes Today with Healing”
LSB #510, “A Multitude Comes from the East and the West”
LSB #411, “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”
LSB #594, “God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It”
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 January 27, 2019

Scripture Readings for January 27, 2019
3rd Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 97:1 (antiphon vv. 7b-8)
PSALM: Psalm 110:1-4
OLD TESTAMENT: 2 Kings 5:1-15a
GRADUAL: Psalm 102:15-16
EPISTLE: Romans 12:16-21
GOSPEL: Matthew 8:1-13

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Operation Barnabas Chapter Meeting Minutes 1-15-2019

The meeting began with a devotion and prayer by Vicar Wirtz.  War brings on shock, trauma and drawn-out stress.  It’s not always a physical wound that soldiers suffer. Christians can go beyond their suffering with the help of God’s love through Jesus who takes away their burden and brings about healing of the soul.

Those in attendance were Vicar Wirtz, Pastor & Marty, Paul & Donna, Laura & Mike, Bruce, and Dawn.

We reviewed some of the activities that our Chapter was involved in, even though we did not have a formal meeting in December.  Several loads of household goods and clothing were taken to Esperanza En Escalante (a housing development by DM Airbase for needy Veterans).  We received a $300 LWML AZ Zone Grant for the purchase of Bibles.  Those have been purchased and a “thank you” was sent.  Faith Lutheran’s Chapter is featured in the December Warning Order for their celebration which honored their Veterans on Veteran’s Day.  We referred a Veteran who requested a $60 gas card to Faith’s Chapter for help.  He was located closer to their area, and we were grateful that we didn’t have to run all the way across town.  It was an emergency situation. 

New business includes helping Faith get some booklets that they had requested in a grant, but did not receive.  It is entitled, “Whether Soldiers Too, Can Be Saved” by Martin Luther.  When we get the information on where to order them, we will assist them.

We plan to support a deployed soldier, Jacob, who is stationed in Jordan.  Valentines were written and will be included in a goody box that will be sent soon. We also are supporting Karl who is stationed state-side and is attending submarine school.  If any of you would like to write to Jacob, contact the church office.  When I get Karl’s address, I will share this through the office too.

There will be two Stand Down’s in March—Pima County March 14 and Pinal County on March 16.  Pima County will be held at the old Grand Luxor Hotel on Grant and I-10 and Pinal County will be held at the Florence National Guard Armory.  We will be packing 50 adult bags and 15 children’s bags for the Stand Down in Tucson.  Faith’s Chapter has volunteered to cover the Pinal County Stand Down with 20 adult bags and 10 children’s bags.  We are donating the Bibles, sunglasses, reading glasses, the backpack bags and some extra hygiene items for them to pack. 

Vicar Wirtz will need to purchase a uniform for his new assignment in the National Guard as he starts his schooling to become a Chaplain.  We plan to help him with this purchase and we encourage him with our prayers.

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is requesting an interview of some our Chapter members and their involvement in Operation Barnabas on Radio Station KFUO in April.  Paul, Laura and Dawn have volunteered to do this interview.

Future fundraisers were discussed and it was decided to not have a yard sale this spring.  It is very work intensive and we need a break.  Instead, we hope to have a Thrivent Financial Action Team Event where we make a breakfast or brunch and sell tickets for profit for O.B.  We might also work in conjunction with a local restaurant which may give us a portion of sales for our Chapter.  Details will follow.

We have two requests from the V.A. to assist two Veterans–one with an application fee for an apartment and another Vet who needs financial support till his housing voucher takes effect.

Our next meeting is February 12 at 11:00 at the Church. 

Pastor closed the meeting with a blessing.

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 20, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 20, 2019:

[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 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2017, Hymns
2nd Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #872, “Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #402, “The Only Son From Heaven”
Offering Hymn: LSB #409, “Hail, O Source of Every Blessing”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #408, “Come, Join in Cana’s Feast”
LSB #641, “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”
LSB #845, “Where Charity and Love Prevail”
Evening Hymn: LSB #877, “God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven” (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 20, 2019

Scripture Readings for January 20, 2019
2nd Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Psalm 66:4, 1-2
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 13, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 13, 2019:

[IV] THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

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

SECOND

What gifts or benefits does Baptism bestow?

Answer: It effects forgiveness of sins, delivers from death and the devil, and grants eternal salvation to all who believe, as the Word and promise of God declare.

What is this Word and promise of God?

Answer: As recorded in Mark 16:16, our Lord Christ said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”[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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