Catechism Lesson for the Week of May 16, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of May 16, 2021:

[V] [CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION]

 HOW THE 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.[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 16, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021, Hymns
Easter 7 – Exaudi (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #913, “O Holy Spirit, Enter In”
Seasonal Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #539, “Christ is the World’s Redeemer”
Easter Hymn: LSB #911, “Lord, This Day We’ve Come”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #468, “I Am Content! My Jesus Ever Lives”
LSB #842, “Son of God, Eternal Savior”
LSB #784, “Take My Life and Let It Be”
LSB #643, “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
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 May 16, 2021

Scripture Readings for May 16, 2021
Easter 7 – Exaudi (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Psalm 27:7a,8-9a,1
PSALM: Psalm 51:1-12
OLD TESTAMENT: Ezekiel 36:22-28
GRADUAL: Psalm 47:8
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 4:7-11
GOSPEL: John 15:26-16:4

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Notes from the May 11 Operation Barnabas Chapter Meeting

Pastor opened our meeting with the Litany where we asked God to have mercy on us sojourners here on earth.  It is our job to engage the rest of society by pointing the way of peace, hope and salvation while walking with Christ beside us.  We can be joyful as we journey towards heaven. 

Those present at the meeting included:  Pastor & Marty, Vicar, Boyd, Larry, Laura, Kathy, & Dawn.

We have no word about troops in our area returning home or being deployed. Larry has had our banner repaired.  Thank you, Larry. 

We voted to support Airman Perkins, his wife and new baby by sending $250 for diapers or other needs for a newborn.  They are based in Wyoming. 

632 new pairs of socks were delivered to Veterans at various locations throughout Tucson.  These articles were donated to the Lion’s Club which passed them on to us.  Sunglasses & Readers from the Lion’s Club were also passed out to Veterans. 

All Veteran’s resource groups are filled up with donated clothing.  Anything we receive, for the time being, will be delivered to the Impact clothing bank here in Catalina. 

Pastor informed us that it will be the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Nov. 11, 2021.  We will plan a special ceremony to commemorate this event. 

O.B. will host Sunday fellowship on May 30th for Memorial Day.  Veterans will be recognized with the reading of their names and the ringing of a bell.  This will take place at both Divine Services that day. 

We will be writing a grant for a storage building on the Church Campus for an O.B. overflow of clothing, household items, and furniture.  A used metal building is being considered. 

The next meeting will take place on Tues., June 22 at 10:00 at the Church.  There will be no meeting in July, but we will pack care packages on Aug. 10 for the Aug. 18 Stand Down. 

Vicar concluded the meeting with a prayer which asked the Lord to help us carry out our mission of helping all military who are in need of services. 

Happy summer travels,
Dawn

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of May 9, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of May 9, 2021:

[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.[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 9, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021, Hymns
Easter 6 – Rogate (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Processional Hymn: LSB #837, “Lift High the Cross”
Easter Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #766, “Our Father, Who from Heaven Above”
Easter Hymn: LSB #855, “For All the Faithful Women”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #618, “I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table”
LSB #526, “You Are the Way; through You Alone”
LSB #474, “Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen”
LSB #917, “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise”
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 May 9, 2021

Scripture Readings for May 9, 2021
Easter 6 – Rogate (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 66:1-2 (Anti: Is:48:20a,b)
PSALM: Psalm 107:1-9
OLD TESTAMENT: Numbers 21:4-9
GRADUAL: Luke 24:46b, 26b, John 16:28
EPISTLE: 1 Timothy 2:1-6
GOSPEL: John 16:23-33

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of May 2, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of May 2, 2021:

[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 May 2, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021, Hymns
Easter 5 – Cantate (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #795, “Voices Raised to You We Offer”
Easter Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #556, “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #496, “Holy Spirit, Light Divine”
LSB #642, “O Living Bread from Heaven”
LSB #809, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
LSB #484, “Make Songs of Joy”
Evening Hymn: LSB #882, “O Christ, Who Art the Light of 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 May 2, 2021

Scripture Readings for May 2, 2021
Easter 5 – Cantate (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 98:1-2
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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