The mission of St. Paul's Evangelical-Lutheran Church is to preach
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to administer his Sacraments
faithfully and regularly. "For through the Word and the
Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Spirit is given,
and the Holy Spirit produces faith, where and when it pleases God,
in those who hear the Gospel. That is to say, it is not
on account of our own merits but on account of Christ that God justifies
those who believe that they are received in favor for Christ's sake." (Augustana V)
From Luther's Small Catechism:1
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
In the plain form in which they are to be taught by the Head of a family.
Exod. 20:1-17, Deut. 5:6-21, Matt. 22:37-40, Mark 12:28-31.
The Tenth Commandment.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor
his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
Matt. 15:19. Gal 5:24.
What is meant by this Commandment?
We should so fear and love God, as not to alienate our neighbor's wife from him, entice
away his servants, nor let loos his cattle, but use our endeavors that they may remain and
discharge their duty to him.
Matt. 14:3,4. Tit. 2:9. Deut. 22:1. Thess. 5:14-15.
What does God declare concerning all these Commandments?
He says: "I the Lord thy god am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children onto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto
thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments." Exod. 20:5,6.
Nahum 1:2. Mal. 3:16-18. Deut. 12:28. Ps. 103:17,18.
What is meant by the declaration?
God threatens to punish all those who transgress these commandments; we should therefore, dread
his displeasure, and not act contrarily to these commandments. But he promises grace and every
blessing to all who keep them; we should, therefore, love and trust in him, and cheerfully do
what he has commanded us.
Rom. 1:18. Isa. 3:11. Gal.6:7. Rom. 2:6,9. Isa. 3:10. Ps. 128:1,2. Rev. 22:14.
1 Tim. 4:8. 1 John 5:3. Ps. 119:97. Ps. 143:10.
Luther's Small Catechism, with Proof-Texts, Additions and Appendices. Phila.: The Lutheran Bookstore, 1882.
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Wednesday September 21th:
6:00 p.m. - Spoken Mass
Sunday September 25th:
God's Service - 9:30 a.m.
Readings: Deuteronomy 10:10-21
1 Corinthians 1:4-9,
Chief Hymn: Insert (319 TLH)
"In Thee Alone, O Christ, My Lord"
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