Monday, February 23, 2015

Funeral Planning And Mistakes

Some very good considerations about how the world views funerals, what a small congregation can expect of relatives who are not members, and ways to deal with the problems that might come up.
How to Avoid Funeral Faux Pas – Pr. Hans Fiene, 1/28/15

Pr. Hans Fiene of River of Life Lutheran-Channahon, IL

The Three Outposts, Part 3

Steadfast Throwdown Radio Show

 We resume our series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson on his Bible study titled “The Three Outposts: Your Mission.” Here we continue looking at the three estates – home, church, and state – in the Old Testament, especially during time of the united kingdom of Israel, the divided kingdom, and then the Babylonian captivity.
Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible Study: “The Three Outposts, Your MIssion: Study 2″

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Three Outposts, Part 2

Steadfast Throwdown Radio Show

Pr. Joe Abrahamson continues discussing his Bible study on the three estates titled “The Three Outposts: Your Mission.” In this installment, we continue clarifying the three estates (“outposts”) and then see how all three estates are taught in the Old Testament beginning in the earliest chapters of Genesis.
Read part 2 of Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

ELH based Liturgical Graphics and Texts for Bulletins

The Confession of Sins

P: Dearly beloved! We have come together in the presence of God our heavenly Father, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received from His hand, to set forth His most worthy praise, to hear His holy Word, and to ask for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and salvation. O come, let us worship Him! Let us kneel and bow down before Him. Let us confess our sins with penitent hearts, and obtain forgiveness by His infinite grace and mercy.

C: Almighty and most merciful Father, we have strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed the devices and desires of our hearts. We have offended against Your holy law. We have done those things which we should not have done, and we have not done those things which we should have done. Have mercy on us, O Lord! Spare us and restore us, according to the promises You have declared to us in Jesus Christ, our Lord. For His sake grant that we may live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Your holy name.

P: The almighty and merciful Lord has granted us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins, grace for true repentance and amendment of life, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

The Versicles (Matins and Vespers)

The Responsory

The Venite (Matins)

The Benedictus (Matins)

The Te Deum (Matins)

part 1
part 2
part 3

The Nunc Dimittis (Vespers)

The Kyrie (Matins and Vespers)

The Lord's Prayer (Matins and Vespers)

Matins: The Closing Collect

Vespers: The Closing Collect

The Benedicamus (Matins and Vespers)

The Benediction (Matins and Vespers)

Psalm 1: Tone 1

Psalm 32: Tone 2