Catechism Lesson for the Week of April 5, 2020

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

[II] THE CREED

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

THE SECOND ARTICLE: REDEMPTION

And in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: he descended into hell, the third day he rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of God, the Father almighty, whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

 What does this mean?

Answer:  I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, delivered me and freed me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with silver and gold but with his holy and precious blood and with his innocent sufferings and death, in order that I may be his, live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, even as he is risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity. 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 5, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020, Hymns
Palm Sunday (Festival Service)

Processional Hymn: LSB #442, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Psalm Hymn: LSB #443, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
Gradual Hymn: LSB #438, “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Creed Hymn: LSB #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”
Offertory Hymn: LSB #441, “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty”
Sanctus Hymn: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #629, “What Is This Bread?”
LSB #527, “O Savior, Precious Savior”
LSB #335, “O Bride of Christ Rejoice”
LSB #444, “No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet”
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 April 5, 2020

Scripture Readings for April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday (Festival Service)

PROCESSIONAL: John 12:12-19
OLD TESTAMENT: Zechariah 9:9–12  
EPISTLE: Philippians 2:5-11
GOSPEL: Matthew 21:1-9

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 29, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 29, 2020:

[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.

What is the benefit of such eating and drinking?

Answer:  We are told in the words “for you” and “for the forgiveness of sins”.  By these words the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given to us in the sacrament, for where there is forgiveness of sins, there are also life and salvation.[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 March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 20209, Hymns
Lent 5 – Judica (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #435, “Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #430, “My Song is Love Unknown”
Lenten Hymn: LSB #418, “O Lord, throughout These Forty Days”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #431, “Not All the Blood of Beasts”
LSB #547, “The Lamb, the Lamb”
LSB #543, “What Wondrous Love Is This”
Evening Hymn: LSB #887, “Now the Light Has Gone Away” (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 March 29, 2020

Scripture Readings for March 29, 2020
Lent 5 – Judica (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Psalm 43:3ab (Antiphon, 43:1- 2a)
PSALM: Psalm 43
OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 22:1-14
GRADUAL: Psalm 143:9a, 10a, 18:48
EPISTLE: Hebrews 9:11-15
VERSE: Psalm 129:1-2
GOSPEL: John 8:46-59

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LSB 950: Splendor and Honor

Hymn Study for the 5th Sunday in March 2020, Splendor and Honor.

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 22, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 22, 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 March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020, Hymns
Lent 4 – Laetare (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #566, “By Grace I’m Saved”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #743, “Jesus, Priceless Treasure”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #625, “Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread”
LSB #531, “Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus”
LSB #849, “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”
Evening Hymn: LSB #919, “Abide, O Dearest Jesus” (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 March 22, 2020

Scripture Readings for March 22, 2020
Lent 4 – Laetare (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 122:1 (Antiphon, Isaiah 66:10)
PSALM: Psalm 132:8-18
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 49:8-13
GRADUAL: Psalm 122:1
EPISTLE: Galatians 4:21-31
TRACT: Psalm 125:1-2
GOSPEL: John 6:1-15

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