Catechism Lesson for the Week of April 15, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 15, 2018:

[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 April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018, Hymns
Easter 3 – Misericordias Domini (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #906, “O Day of Rest and Gladness”
Seasonal Verse Hymn: LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #709, “The King of Love my Shepherd Is”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #623, “Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray”
LSB #707, “Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways”
LSB #553, “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Hearts’ Desire”
LSB #645, “Built on the Rock”
Evening Hymn: LSB #885, “I Lie, O Lord, within Your Care” (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 15, 2018

Scripture Readings for April 15, 2018
Easter 3 – Misericordias Domini (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

PSALM: Psalm 23
OLD TESTAMENT: Ezekiel 34:11-16
GRADUAL: Luke 24:35b
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 2:21-25
GOSPEL: John 10:11-16

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of April 1, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 1, 2018:

[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 1, 2018 (Resurrection Dawn, Day, and Evening)

Sunday, April 1, 2018, Hymns
Resurrection Dawn (Matins)

ENTRANCE HYMN:  LSB #475, “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing”
OFFICE HYMN:  LSB #467, “Awake, My Heart, with Gladness”
HYMN TO ENTER THE WORLD:  LSB #457, “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”
POST-DISTRIBUTION HYMN:  LSB #469, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

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Sunday, April 1, 2018, Hymns
Resurrection Day (Easter Festival Service)

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: LSB #480, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen”
PSALM HYMN: LSB #903, “This Is the Day the Lord Has Made”
KYRIE HYMN: LSB #942, “Kyrie! God Father”
GLORIA HYMN:  LSB #465, “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds”
GRADUAL HYMN:  LSB #461, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
SEASONAL VERSE HYMN:  LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
CREED HYMN:  LSB #954, “We All Believe in One True God”
SANCTUS HYMN: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
DISTRIBUTION HYMNS: LSB #633, “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing”
LSB #474, “Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen”
LSB #469, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
LSB #464, “The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done”

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Sunday, April 1, 2018, Hymns
Resurrection Evening (Easter Festival Service)

PROCESSIONAL HYMN:  LSB #488, “He Is Arisen! Glorious Word”
PSALM HYMN: LSB #791, “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”
KYRIE HYMN: LSB #942, “Kyrie! God Father”
GLORIA HYMN:  LSB #548, “Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious”
GRADUAL HYMN:  LSB #463, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today: Alleluia!”
SEASONAL VERSE HYMN:  LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
CREED HYMN:  LSB #953, “We All Believe in One True God”
OFFERING HYMN: LSB #458, “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” (verses 1-3)
SANCTUS HYMN: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
POST-DISTRIBUTION HYMN: LSB #458, “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” (verses 4-7)
HYMN TO ENTER THE WORLD: LSB #878, “Abide with Me”

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 1, 2018 (Resurrection Dawn, Day, and Evening)

Scripture Readings for April 1, 2018
Resurrection Dawn (Matins)

PSALMS:  Psalm 93Psalm 16
OLD TESTAMENT:  Isaiah 25:6-9
SECOND READING:  1 Corinthians 15:12-25
GOSPEL:  John 20:1-18

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Scripture Readings for April 1, 2018
Resurrection Day (Easter Festival Service)

OLD TESTAMENT:  Job 19:23-27
EPISTLE:  1 Corinthians 5:6-8
GOSPEL:  Mark 16:1-8

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Scripture Readings for April 1, 2018
Resurrection Evening (Easter Festival Service)

OLD TESTAMENT:  Exodus 15:1-18
SECOND READING:  Acts 10:34-43
GOSPEL:  Luke 24:13-35

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 25, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 25, 2018:

[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 March 25, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018, Hymns
Palm Sunday (Festival Service)

Processional Hymn: LSB #442, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Psalm Hymn: LSB #901, “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”
Gradual Hymn: LSB #438, “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Creed Hymn: LSB #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”
Offering Hymn: LSB #356, “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came”
Sanctus Hymn: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #333, “Once He Came in Blessing”
LSB #423, “Jesus, Refuge of the Weary”
LSB #527, “O Savior, Precious Savior”
LSB #549, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Evening Hymn: LSB #882, “O Christ, Who Art the Light and 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 March 25, 2018

Scripture Readings for March 25, 2018
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 18, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 18, 2018:

[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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