Catechism Lesson for the Week of November 29, 2020

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

Sunday, November 29, 2020, Hymns
1st Sunday in Advent, Ad te levavi (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #341, “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #332, “Savior of the Nations, Come”
Distribution Hymns:
LSB #334, “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You”
LSB #335, “O Bride of Christ, Rejoice”
LSB #337, “The Night Will Soon Be Ending”
LSB #617, “O Lord, We Praise Thee”
Evening Hymn: LSB #883, “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night” (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 November 29, 2020

Scripture Readings for November 29, 2020
1st Sunday of Advent, Ad te levavi (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Psalm 25:4 (antiphon, Psalm 25:1-3a)
PSALM: Psalm 24
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

Links above will open a separate window at the Bible Gateway website showing the listed verses in the ESV.

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of November 22, 2020

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

[II] THE CREED

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

THE THIRD ARTICLE: SANCTIFICATION

“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  I believe that by my own reason or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him.  But the Holy Spirit has called me through the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, and sanctified and preserved me in true faith, just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth and preserves it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.  In this Christian church he daily and abundantly forgives all my sins, and the sins of all believers, and on the last day he will raise me and all the dead and will grant eternal life to me and to all who believe in Christ.  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 November 22, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2019, Hymns
Last Sunday of the Church Year (Festival Service)

Processional Hymn: LSB #663, “Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray”
Psalm Hymn: LSB #442, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Gradual Hymn: LSB #516, “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Coming”
Creed Hymn: LSB p.223, “Te Deum”
AllSaintsTide Hymn: LSB #949, “Heavenly Hosts in Ceaseless Worship”
Sanctus Hymn:  LSB #960, “Isaiah Mighty Seer”
Distribution Hymns:
LSB #514, “The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us”
LSB #680, “Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise”
LSB #725, “Children of the Heavenly Father”
LSB #672, “Jerusalem the Golden”
Evening Hymn: LSB #888, “O Gladsome Light, O Grace” (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 November 22, 2020

Scripture Readings for November 22, 2020
Last Sunday of the Church Year (Festival Service)

PSALM: Psalm 149
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 65:17-25
EPISTLE: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
GOSPEL: Matthew 25:1-13

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of November 15, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of November 15, 2020:

[II] THE CREED

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

THE THIRD ARTICLE: SANCTIFICATION

“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.”

What does this mean?

Answer:  I believe that by my own reason or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him.  But the Holy Spirit has called me through the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, and sanctified and preserved me in true faith, just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth and preserves it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.  In this Christian church he daily and abundantly forgives all my sins, and the sins of all believers, and on the last day he will raise me and all the dead and will grant eternal life to me and to all who believe in Christ.  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 November 15, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020, Hymns
2nd Last Sunday of the Church Year (LSB Divine Service – Setting 4)

Entrance Hymn: LSB #512, “At the Name of Jesus”
Hymn of the Day: LSB #508, “The Day Is Surely Drawing Near”
AllSaintsTide Seasonal Hymn: LSB #949, “Heavenly Hosts in Ceaseless Worship”
Distribution Hymns:  LSB #719, “I Leave All Things to God’s Direction”
LSB #802, “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
LSB #851, “Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us”
LSB #675, “Oh, What Their Joy”
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 November 15, 2020

Scripture Readings for November 15, 2020
2nd Last Sunday of the Church Year (LSB Divine Service-Setting 4)

INTROIT: Psalm 54:5 (Antiphon Psalm 54:1-2)
PSALM: Psalm 50:1-15
OLD TESTAMENT: Daniel 7:9-14
GRADUAL: Psalm 50:4, 6
EPISTLE: 2 Peter 3:3-14
GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46

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Catechism Lesson for the Week of November 8, 2020

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of November 8, 2020:

[III] THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

THE FIFTH PETITION

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We pray in this petition that our heavenly Father may not look upon our sins, and on their account deny our prayers, for we neither merit nor deserve those things for which we pray. Although we sin daily and deserve nothing but punishment, we nevertheless pray that God may grant us all things by his grace. And assuredly we on our part will heartily forgive and cheerfully do good to those who may sin against us.[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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