Catechism Lesson for the Week of April 21, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 21, 2019:

[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 21, 2019 (Resurrection Dawn, Day, and Evening)

Sunday, April 21, 2019, Hymns
Resurrection Dawn (Matins)

ENTRANCE HYMN:  LSB #477, “Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven”
OFFICE HYMN:  LSB #467, “Awake, My Heart, with Gladness”
HYMN TO ENTER THE WORLD:  LSB #488, “He Is Arisen! Glorious Word”
POST-DISTRIBUTION HYMN:  LSB #469, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

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Sunday, April 21, 2019, Hymns
Resurrection Day (Easter Festival Service)

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: LSB #457, “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”
PSALM HYMN: LSB #475, “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing”
KYRIE HYMN: LSB #942, “Kyrie! God Father”
GLORIA HYMN: LSB #463, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today: Alleluia!”
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”
OFFERING HYMN: LSB #458, “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”
SANCTUS HYMN: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
DISTRIBUTION HYMNS: LSB #633, “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing”
LSB #480, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen!”
LSB #548, “Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious”
LSB #482, “This Joyful Eastertide”

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Sunday, April 21, 2019, Hymns
Resurrection Evening (Easter Festival Service)

PROCESSIONAL HYMN:  LSB #464, “The Strife is O’er the Battle Done”
PSALM HYMN: LSB #901, “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”
KYRIE HYMN: LSB #942, “Kyrie! God Father”
GLORIA HYMN:  LSB #478, “The Day of Resurrection”
GRADUAL HYMN:  LSB #463, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today: Alleluia!”
SEASONAL VERSE HYMN:  LSB #459, “Christ Is Arisen”
CREED HYMN:  LSB #954, “We All Believe in One True God”
OFFERING HYMN: LSB #548, “Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious”
SANCTUS HYMN: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
POST-DISTRIBUTION HYMN: LSB #474, “Alleluia! Jesus is Risen”
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 21, 2019 (Resurrection Dawn, Day, and Evening)

Scripture Readings for April 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
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 April 14, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 14, 2019:

[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 14, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019, Hymns
Palm Sunday (Festival Service)

Processional Hymn: LSB #442, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Psalm Hymn: LSB #903, “This Is the Day the Lord Has Made”
Gradual Hymn: LSB #438, “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Creed Hymn: LSB #941, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God”
Offering Hymn: LSB #443, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
Sanctus Hymn: LSB #960, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #333, “Once He Came in Blessing”
LSB #331, “The Advent of Our King”
LSB #343, “Prepare the Royal Highway”
LSB #441, “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty”
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 April 14, 2019

Scripture Readings for April 14, 2019
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 April 7, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of April 7, 2019:

[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 April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019, Hymns
Lent 5 – Judica (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #902, “Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #430, “My Song is Love Unknown”
Offering Hymn: LSB #438, “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #431, “Not All the Blood of Beasts”
LSB #547, “The Lamb, the Lamb”
LSB #543, “What Wondrous Love Is This”
LSB #676, “Behold a Host, Arrayed in White”
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 April 7, 2019

Scripture Readings for April 7, 2019
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
EPISTLE: Hebrews 9:11-15
VERSE: Psalm 18:48
GOSPEL: John 8:46-59

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of March 31, 2019

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of March 31, 2019:

[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.

What is meant by daily bread?

Answer: Everything required to satisfy our bodily needs, such as food an clothing, house and home, fields and flocks, money and property; a pious spouse and good children, trustworthy servants, godly and faithful rulers, good government; seasonable weather, peace and health, order and honor; true friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.[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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