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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Memory Work due December 5

Memory work for next Wed. December 5 is:

Grades 1, 2 and 3: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Grade 4:

The First Petition
Hallowed be Thy name.
What does this mean?
God's name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept
holy among us also.

Grade 5-8 (the above "What does this mean" AND the following)

How is God's name kept holy?
God's name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and
we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this,
dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God's Word
profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

Monday, November 26, 2007

We welcomed the Wissmann Family

The members of St. Paul's, and the surrounding community, were treated to a wonderful program on Friday, Nov. 23. The Loren Wissmann family presented a spectacular program, singing and speaking God's word to us. Their program kept the gathered crowd entertained for around 90 minutes. Their very talented instrumentals and beautifully harmonizing voices, from the young children through the young adults worked together to bring us God's word through music. We so enjoyed the evening, and thank them all for coming to share a holiday Friday evening with us. Following the program, we had munchies and coffee in the fellowship hall while chatting with friends and neighbors. Here are a few pictures I took.

Large Catechism Study

has been carried over to next Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 pm. We will study the 4th and 5th petitions. Follow the link for the text in this blog post. You can find the questions in THIS blog post. Hope to see you then!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Memory Work for November 28

Memory work for this week is the Introduction to the Lord's Prayer.

ALL Grades learn the whole section. It really isn't that long, so everyone should be able to do it!

The Introduction

Our Father who art in heaven.

What does this mean?

With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and
that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask
Him as dear children ask their dear father.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Family Entertainment

We are hosting the Wissman Family on Friday evening, November 23 at 7:30 at the church. It will a great opportunity to sit and enjoy some family entertainment! Of course, refreshments will be provided following their program!

Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving services will be on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30 pm, immediately following Midweek classes.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pray for Wilma's family

Wilma passed away on Friday evening. Please remember her family in your prayers. The funeral will be on Wednesday at 10:30 at the church.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Memory Work for Nov. 21

The memory work for midweek students for Wednesday, Nov. 21 is as follows.

Grades 1-4 in RED
Grades 5-8-the whole thing

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?
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my
Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened
me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He
calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and
keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily
and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will
raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.
This is most certainly true.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Large Catechism Study Questions

Here is the "assignment" for the Large Catechism, 3rd and 4th Petitions of the Lord's Prayer. See the previous post for links to the Large Catechism text.

Read in the Large Catechism the Lord’s Prayer The Third
Petition, pages 145 to 417 and answer the following questions:

1. What are some ways in which the devil opposes and blocks the fulfillment of God’s will?

2. Why should Christians expect the devil and his angels along with the world to be our enemies?

3. In paragraph 65 Luther speaks of the blessed holy cross. From the context, tell what specifically he is referring to. (See also Matthew 16:24-27)

4. What should we be ready to sacrifice?

5. Read again the verses of “A Mighty Fortress” on page 2 of this study guide. From these words and the Large Catechism, describe what God uses to ensure His will is done.

6. Read John 6:40. What is God’s will?

Read in the Large Catechism The Fourth Petition pages 417-418.

1. Can you think of historical or modern instances that illustrate well how a disruption in domestic and civil relationships interfere with the necessities of life?

2. Here and in the Small Catechism, Luther gives a seemingly exhaustive list of stuff included under “Daily Bread.” Considering our 21st Century’s wider awareness of the necessities of life, can you add to the list?

3. Why would it be fitting for the coat of arms of the prince to feature a loaf of bread?

4. Why is it said that this petition directed especially against the devil?

5. Review the Small Catechism on this petition (p. 335) and Psalm 145:15-16. Is God just waiting for us to pray so that He can give us what we need?

Read in the Large Catechism the Fifth Petition pages 418-420

1. Is God pacing around in heaven just waiting for sinners to repent and ask for forgiveness so that He can have mercy on them? When does God give forgiveness?

2. Then what purpose does it serve for us to ask for forgiveness again and again?

3. Why is God purposefully trying to break our pride and keep us in humility?

4. What makes us confident in heart enough to stand before God and pray?

5. How does the clause “as we forgive those who trespass against us” serve as a sign to strengthen and comfort us?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Afternoon Bible Study

will be on Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm in the fellowship hall. We will continue our study of Luther's Large Catechism, covering the Lord's Prayer, Petitions 3 and 4. If you'd like the study questions ahead of time, please drop Pastor an email or give him a phone call! We sure hope to see you there!

Please pray for Margaret

Margaret K. will be having surgery on Tuesday. Please pray for a successful surgery and an easy recovery for her! Thanks!

Prayer request for Wilma

Please keep Wilma G. in your prayers, as she is hospitalized this week. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Memory Work for Nov. 14

Grades 1-2 : Philippians 2:11
Grades 3-4: Philippians 2:10-11
Grades 5-8: Philippians 2:8-11 just 5-10 minutes every night and you'll get it down in no time! Don't wait til Wednesday to START studying!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Banner Making Evening

Hey...everyone who wants a crafty type night out, come to the church Thursday evening at 6:30. We have one boy banner to be completed by Sunday, and 2 more boy banners to be made by the following Sunday. Plus backup boy and girl baptism banners!

This is a simple way we can keep the remembrance of baptism in front of our families! Please come help! I can not get it all done with out you!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Memory Work for Nov. 7

It was kindly pointed out to me that I haven't been updating the blog with the kids memory work. So sorry about that! I'll try to get back into that habit. It's good to know that people are looking here for that information! (Click on the link to go directly to a page with the printed words)

Grades 1-2 Memory work is: Psalm 46:1

Grades 3-4 Memory work is : Pslam 46: 1-2

Grade 5-6 Memory work is: The Close of the Commandments (Just the What does God say about all these commandments)

Grade 7-8 Memory work is: The Close of the Commandments ("What does God Say...?" and "What Does This Mean?")