Catechism Lesson for the Week of December 16, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of December 16, 2018:

[IV] THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

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

FIRST

What is baptism?

Answer: Baptism is not merely water, but it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word.

What is this Word of God?

 Answer: As recorded in Matthew 28:19, our Lord Christ said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”[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 December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018, Hymns
3rd Sunday in Advent, Gaudete (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #343, “Prepare the Royal Highway”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #345, “Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding”
Offering Hymn: LSB #353, “Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #625, “Lord Jesus Come, Life-Giving Bread”
LSB #344, “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry”
LSB #338, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
LSB #936, “Sing Praise to the God of Israel”
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 December 16, 2018

Scripture Readings for December 16, 2018
3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Philippians 4:4-6, Psalm 85:1
PSALM: Psalm 85
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 40:1-8
GRADUAL: Psalm 80:1-2
EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 4:1–5
GOSPEL: Matthew 11:2-11

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of December 9, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of December 9, 2018:

[V] [CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION]

 HOW THE PLAIN PEOPLE ARE TO BE TAUGHT TO CONFESS

What is confession?

Answer:  Confession consists of two parts.  One is that we confess our sins.  The other is that we receive absolution or forgiveness from the confessor as from God himself, by no means doubting but firmly believing that our sins are thereby forgiven before God 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 December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018, Hymns
2nd Sunday in Advent, Populus Zion (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Hymn of Invocation: LSB #873, “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #336, “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #355, “O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide”
LSB #641, “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”
LSB #333, “Once He Came in Blessing”
LSB #850, “God of Grace and God of Glory”
Evening Hymn: LSB #918, “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” (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 December 9, 2018

Scripture Readings for December 9, 2018
2nd Sunday of Advent, Populus Zion (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Isaiah 30:19, 30, Psalm 80:1
PSALM: Psalm 50:1–15
OLD TESTAMENT: Malachi 4:1–6
GRADUAL: Psalm 50:2-3a,5
EPISTLE: Romans 15:4-13
GOSPEL: Luke 21:25-36

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of December 2, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of December 2, 2018:

 [I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

 THE FIRST

“You shall have no other gods.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear, love and trust in God above all things.[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 December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018, Hymns
1st Sunday in Advent, Ad te levavi (LSB Divine Service – Setting 3)

Processional Hymn: LSB #349, “Hark the Glad Sound”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #332, “Savior of the Nations, Come”
Offering Hymn: LSB #353, “Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring”
Distribution Hymns: LSB #334, “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You”
LSB #637, “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB #337, “The Night Will Soon Be Ending”
LSB #341, “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”
Evening Hymn: LSB #920, “Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go” (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 December 2, 2018

Scripture Readings for December 2, 2018
1st Sunday of Advent, Ad te levavi (LSB Divine Service-Setting 3)

INTROIT: Psalm 25:4 (antiphon, Psalm 25:1-3a)
OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 23:5–8
GRADUAL: Psalm 25:3a, 4 
EPISTLE: Romans 13:11–14
VERSE: Psalm 85:7
GOSPEL: Matthew 21:1–9

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of November 25, 2018

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

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE THIRD

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear and love God, and so we should not despise his Word and the preaching of the same, but deem it holy and gladly hear and learn it.[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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