Catechism Lesson for the Week of July 12, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of July 12, 2020:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE EIGHTH

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

 What does this mean?

Answer:  We should fear and love God, and so we should not tell lies about our neighbor, nor betray, slander, or defame him, but should apologize for him, speak well of him, and interpret charitably all that he does.[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 July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020, Hymns
5th Sunday after Trinity (Matins)

Hymn: LSB #589, “Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens”
Office Hymn: LSB #688, “’Come, Follow Me,’ the Savior Spake”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #619, “Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior”
LSB #856, “O Christ, Who Called the Twelve”
LSB #723, “The Lord Is My Light”
LSB #828, “We Are Called to Stand Together”

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 July 12, 2020

Scripture Readings for July 12, 2020
5th Sunday after Trinity (Matins)

INTROIT: Psalm 27: 1a (Antiphon: Psalm 27:7a, 9b)
PSALM: Psalm 16
OLD TESTAMENT: 1 Kings 19:11–21
GRADUAL: Psalm 84:9, 8a
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 3:8-15
GOSPEL: Luke 5:1-11

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of July 5, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of July 5, 2020:

[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
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Hymns for July 5, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2019, Hymns
4th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #544, “O Love, How Deep”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #696, “O God, My Faithful God”
Johntide Hymn: LSB #651, “I Love Your Kingdom, Lord”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #609, “Jesus Sinners Doth Receive”
LSB #701, “Draw Us to Thee”
LSB #733, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
LSB #632, “O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee”
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 July 5, 2020

Scripture Readings for July 5, 2020
4th Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 27: 3a (Antiphon: Psalm 27:1-2a, 2c)
PSALM: Psalm 138
OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 50:15-21
GRADUAL: Psalm 79:9b, 10a, 9a
EPISTLE: Romans 8:18-23
GOSPEL: Luke 6:36-42

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of June 28, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of June 28, 2020:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

[CONCLUSION]

What does God declare concerning all these commandments?

Answer: He says, “I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

What does this mean?

Answer: God threatens to punish all who transgress these commandments.  We should therefore fear his wrath and not disobey these commandments.  On the other hand, he promises grace and every blessing to all who keep them.  We should therefore love him, trust in him, and cheerfully do what he has commanded.[1]

[1]Tappert, T. G. (Ed). (1959). The Book of Concord the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran church (p.344). Philadelphia: Mühlenberg Press.
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Hymns for June 28, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020, Hymns
3rd Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Processional Hymn: LSB #521, “Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #608, “Lord, to You I Make Confession”
Johntide Seasonal Hymn: LSB #651, “I Love Your Kingdom, Lord”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #618, “I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table”
LSB #664, “Fight the Good Fight”
LSB #680, “Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise”
LSB #709, “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
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 June 28, 2020

Scripture Readings for June 28, 2020
3rd Sunday after Trinity (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 25:16, 18, 1-2
PSALM: Psalm 103:1-13
OLD TESTAMENT: Micah 7:18-20
GRADUAL: Psalm 55:22a, 16, 18a
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 5:6-11
GOSPEL: Luke 15:1-10

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of June 21, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of June 21, 2020:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE FIFTH

“You shall not kill.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear and love God, and so we should not endanger our neighbor’s life, nor cause him any harm, but help and befriend him in every necessity of life.[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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