Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 19, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 19, 2020:

[IV] THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

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

FOURTH

What does such baptizing with water signify?

Answer: It signifies that the old Adam in us, together with all sins and evil lusts, should be drowned by daily sorrow and repentance and be put to death, and that the new man should com forth daily and rise up, cleansed and righteous, to live forever in God’s presence.

Where is this written?

 Answer: In Romans 6:4, St. Paul wrote, “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness 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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Hymns for January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020, Hymns
2nd Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #872, “Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #594, “God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It”
Offering Hymn: LSB #403, “O Savior of Our Fallen Race”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #621, “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
LSB #852, “O God of Mercy, God of Might”
LSB #857, “Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way”
LSB #966, “Before You, Lord, We Bow”
Legacy Hymn: LSB #768, “To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray”

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 January 19, 2020

Scripture Readings for January 19, 2020
2nd Sunday after Epiphany (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

PSALM: Psalm 29
OLD TESTAMENT: Deuteronomy 10:12-22
GRADUAL: Psalm 83:18
EPISTLE: Romans 6:1-14
GOSPEL: Mark 10:35-40

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 12, 2020

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

[IV] THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

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

THIRD

How can water produce such great effects?

Answer: It is not the water that produces these effects, but the Word of God connected with the water, and our faith which relies on the Word of God connected with the water. For without the Word of God the water is merely water and no Baptism. But when connected with the Word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a gracious water of life and a washing of regeneration in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul wrote to Titus (3:5-8), “He saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life. The saying is sure.”[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 January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020, Hymns
The Baptism of Our Lord (LSB Divine Service 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #578, “Thy Strong Word”
Hymn of the Day:
LSB #407, “To Jordan Came the Christ Our Lord”
Epiphany Offering Hymn: LSB #403, “O Savior of Our Fallen Race”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #405, “To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord”
LSB #600, “Mark How the Lamb of God’s Self-Offering”
LSB #533, “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure”
LSB #791, “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”
Legacy Hymn: LSB #768, “To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray”

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 January 12, 2020

Scripture Readings for January 12, 2020
The Baptism of our Lord (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 100:1-2a (Antiphon: Isaiah 6:1b, Revelation 19:6)
PSALM: Psalm 85
OLD TESTAMENT: Deuteronomy 5:22-27
GRADUAL: Psalm 72:18-19a
EPISTLE: Romans 10:5-17
GOSPEL: Matthew 3:13-17

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 5, 2020

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

[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 January 5, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020, Hymns
2nd Sunday after Christmas (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #380, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Christmas Verse: LSB #381, “Let Our Gladness Have No End” (Stz 4)
Hymn of the Day: LSB #385, “From East to West”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #642, “O Living Bread from Heaven”
LSB #370, “What Child Is This”
LSB #532, “The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns”
LSB #386, “Now Sing We, Now Rejoice”
Hymn: LSB #388, “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

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 January 5, 2020

Scripture Readings for January 5, 2020
2nd Sunday after Christmas (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 93:1 (antiphon Wisdom 18:14-15)
OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 46:1-7
GRADUAL: Psalm 106:47
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 4:12-19
GOSPEL: Matthew 2:13-23

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of December 29, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of December 29, 2019:

[III] THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

THE THIRD PETITION

“Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  To be sure, the good and gracious will of God is done without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may also be done by us.

How is this done?

Answer:  When God curbs and destroys every evil counsel and purpose of the devil, of the world, and of our flesh which would hinder us from hallowing his name and prevent the coming of his kingdom, and when he strengthens us and keeps us steadfast in his Word and in faith even to the end.  This is his good and gracious will.[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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