The Magi meeting with Herod the Great. James Tissot

Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesdays at 7pm.  You can reach the undercroft by going around to the back parking lot of the church and descending the staircase to the kitchen.  Knock on the door if it is closed and some one will let you in.  You can also join us remotely via our livestream.  We are studying Martin Luther’s Large Catechism.   As part of the class we are handing out copies of the Book of Concord (which contains the Catechism) and the Lutheran Service Book for free.

We will open our study with Psalm 127, recite the Fourth Commandment from the Small Catechism, and sing verses 1, 5, 11-12 of “These Are the Holy Ten Commands” (LSB 581).  We will continue our study of the Fourth Commandment with paragraph 150.  We will discuss what benefits we receive from the government and also the blessings that the Lord gives to the three estates.  We will then discuss how pastors are our spiritual fathers and what we owe them.  Finally we will discuss what parents owe their children.  We will close with the hymn “Happy the Man Who Feareth God”.

As always new people are always welcome to this study at any point during the class.  Please talk to the Pastor, Elders or Paul Edmon if you have any questions.


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