Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesdays at 7pm. You can find the undercroft by going around the back to the parking lot of the church and then down the stairs through the kitchen. Please knock on the door and ring the bell and some one will let you in. You can also join us remotely via our livestream on the FLC YouTube. We are studying the Augsburg Confession. As usual we are handing out copies of the Book of Concord and the Lutheran Service Book for free.
Our Psalm for the evening will be Psalm 119:89-96 (Lamedh) and our Catechism lesson will be on the Sixth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer. We will consider Article XXI of the Augsburg Confession on the Worship of the Saints. We will discuss that the saints are to be rightly regarded as our fore-bearers in the faith. We are to look to them as examples but not to pray to or worship them for prayer and worship is reserved for God alone. We will sing the hymn “For All the Saints” (LSB 677).
Next we will cover Article XXII on Both Kinds in the Sacrament. This first of the corrected abuses we will discuss, regards the giving of only the host to the laity. This is clearly against Christ’s command and ordinance and so the Reformers instead give both kinds, the Body and the Blood, to all who are communing. We will close with the hymn “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord” (LSB 637).
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.