Catechism Lesson for the Week of October 31, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of October 31, 2021:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE THIRD

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear and love God, and so we should not despise his Word and the preaching of the same, but deem it holy and gladly hear and learn it.[1]

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

Hymns for October 31, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021, Hymns
The Festival of the Reformation (Festival Service)

Processional Hymn: LSB #355, “O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide”
Psalm Hymn: LSB #656, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Kyrie Hymn: LSB #942, “Kyrie, God Father”
Gloria Hymn: LSB #506, “Glory Be to God the Father”
Gradual Hymn: LSB #555, “Salvation unto Us Has Come”
Reformation Hymn: LSB #823, “May God Bestow on Us His Grace”
Sanctus Hymn: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #616, “Baptismal Waters Cover Me”
LSB #877, “God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven”
LSB #617, “O Lord, We Praise Thee”
LSB #794, “The Lord, My God, Be Praised”
Recessional Hymn: (Insert), “Though All Our Life is Like a Scroll”

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.

Notes from the Oct 14 Operation Barnabas Chapter Meeting

Pastor opened the meeting with a devotion on whether members of the military should have autonomy when it comes to getting vaccinated for the good of their fellow soldiers.  The LCMS’ stand on this issue is that we all belong to the body of Christ.  There should be no division from its members—if one suffers, we all work together to alleviate that pain.  That includes getting vaccinated for the good of all.  Operation Barnabas is part of that body which reaches out to heal every member of the military without any personal agenda.

Those in attendance at the meeting were Pastor & Marty, Boyd & Christie, Bruce, Larry, Vicar, and Dawn.

We are acting on a request from an Army Veteran who is needing help with filing for disability from the V.A.  He will be directed to a legal aid or lawyer who can help him fill out the paperwork.  The DAV or VFW will be called upon to recommend the correct procedure for accomplishing this.  This Veteran is also in need of a full or queen-sized bed for his apartment.  We will continue searching for a donation of this furniture.

We will not be present at the Pinal County Stand Down on Nov. 13 in Coolidge.  A donation of clothing, 100 prs. of new socks (from the LWML in-gathering), and reading and sun glasses will be delivered before Nov. 13.

Plans are to send our adopted Chaplain Aaron Bell, a Thanksgiving card and a gift card for personal expenses.  He doesn’t seem to need any materials to carry out his duties, but our encouragement and prayers can boost his morale over the holidays.

The Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day agenda was discussed.  It will be held from 7:00-12:00 noon at Claire’s Café with a pickle, jam, and bake sale.  A $15 food voucher will be handed out to the first 40 Veterans who want to eat breakfast or lunch.  Pastor will be holding a ceremony outside Claire’s at 11:00 A.M. commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Interment of the Unknown Soldier.  All Church members and the community will be invited to attend.

Marty is working on ordering our metal shed for the back parking lot on the Church campus.  We received the money from an Arizona Veteran’s Donation Fund.  Some of our members will help with moving the parking curbs so the shed will fit in the selected space.  Shelving will be ordered as soon as the shed is situated.

The pickle and jam sale is scheduled for Sunday after the morning service and before the evening service.  

Vicar closed the meeting with a prayer for the safe travels of Boyd, Christie and himself as they travel to the O.B. National Convention in St. Louis. October 18-22.  Our next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 10:00 at the Church.

Catechism Lesson for the Week of October 24, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of October 24, 2021:

[II] THE CREED

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

THE FIRST ARTICLE: CREATION

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  I believe that God has created me and all that exists; that he has given me and still sustains my body and soul, all my limbs and senses, my reason and all the faculties of my mind, together with food and clothing, house and home, family and property; that he provides me daily and abundantly with all the necessities of life, protects me from all danger, and preserves me from all evil.  All this he does out of his pure, fatherly, and divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness on my part.  For all of this I am bound to thank, praise, serve, and obey him. 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

Hymns for October 24, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021, Hymns
21st Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #500, “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #607, “From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee”
Michaeltide Hymn: LSB #522, “Lord God, to Thee We Give All Praise”
Distribution Hymns:  LSB #620, “Jesus Comes Today with Healing”
LSB #665, “Be Strong in the Lord”
LSB #839, “O Christ, Our True and Only Light”
LSB #533, “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure”
Evening Hymn: LSB #881, “Christ, Mighty Savior” (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.

Scripture Readings for October 24, 2021

Scripture Readings for October 24, 2021
21st Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 119:1 (Antiphon, Apocryphal Esther 13:9b, d, 10-11a)
PSALM: Psalm 8
OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 1:1-2:3
GRADUAL: Psalm 90:1-2
EPISTLE: Ephesians 6:10-17
GOSPEL: 
John 4:46-54

Links above will open a separate window at the Bible Gateway website showing the listed verses in the ESV.

Notes from the Sept 28 Operation Barnabas Chapter Meeting

Pastor opened the meeting with a devotion from Ephesians 2.  There is more than an alteration from citizen to soldier when each person begins basic training. They move from a nobody to a somebody in the Service.   An analogy is made when St. Paul writes that “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”  We, as Operation Barnabas members are to reach out to a world of “nobodies” and tell and share the Good News of salvation.  

The Pinal County Stand Down is Nov. 13 at Coolidge, AZ at the HOHP Veteran Transition Center.  We will not be doing care backpacks, but we will be contacting the organizer and asking if there is anything we can assist with.  Something we could do is donate the socks that are being collected for us at the LWML in-gathering on Oct. 3.

We are trying to contact our Chaplain Aaron Bell at Camp Pendleton to find out how we might help him.  We will contact him again.  Our first attempts failed.

Christie has said she would contact Wendy’s Collection Boutique for female Veterans and find out what we might gather for them.  Things for sharing include jewelry, cosmetics, purses, nice scarves, and feminine hygiene items.

Boyd has been visiting with Bill T who requested companionship with another Veteran from O.B.  Our website received a request for prayers and assistance for Darrell H, by his son Tim who lives in Haven, Kansas and attends an LCMS Church.  We will try to connect.

We received word that we have been awarded a grant from the Veterans’ Donations Fund for a storage unit and shelving for our campus at CLC to house donations for Veterans.  It amounts to $4,155.  As soon as the check goes into the bank, we will move forward on ordering the shed and shelving.

Nov. 11th and the Veteran’s Day Celebration at Claire’s Cafe will include $15 food vouchers for Veterans to get a free meal.  Also, there will be a pickle, jam and bake sale fundraiser.  Pastor is planning commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11:00 A.M.  All Church members and the community will be invited to attend.

Three of our members will be attending a National O.B. Conference in St. Louis, MO on Oct.18-22.  They include:  Christie & Boyd  and Vicar.

Our next meeting will be Thurs., Oct. 14 at 10:00 at the Church.  There will be a pickle and jam sale fundraiser at both divine services at CLC on Oct. 17.

Pastor closed out the meeting with a prayer for the families of the soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 26.  He also did a military roll call for each soldier.

In His Service,
Dawn

Catechism Lesson for the Week of October 17, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of October 17, 2021:

[VI] THE SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR

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

What is the Sacrament of the Altar?

Answer:  Instituted by Christ himself, it is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the bread and wine, give to us Christians to eat and to drink.[1]

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

Hymns for October 17, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021, Hymns
20th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #648, “Glorious Things of You Are Spoken”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #828, “We Are Called to Stand Together”
Michaeltide Hymn: LSB #522, “Lord God, to Thee We Give All Praise”
Distribution Hymns:  LSB #636, “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness”
LSB #895, “Now Thank We All Our God”
LSB #789, “Praise and Thanksgiving”
LSB #692, “Praise to You and Adoration”
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.