Trinity's Pastor Writes

Trinity's Pastor Writes

Divine Service for Trinity Fifteen, September 12, 2021

September 12, 2021

Order of Divine Service I, p.136  Lutheran Worship

Hymn “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star” TLH 343, LW 73
Readings:  1 Kings 17:8-16, Galatians 5:25-6:10, Matthew 6:24-34
Hymn “What God Ordains Is Always Good” LW 422, TLH 521
Communion Hymns: “O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth” LW 319
“Love in Christ Is Strong and Living” LW 376
“I Leave All Things to God’s Direction” LW 429, TLH 529
“Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” LW 247

--Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Service Bulletin:  Trinity-Fifteen-Divine-Service-for-Online-9-12-2021.pdf

Picture: “While I cannot claim to have got everything right, nevertheless I venture to say that this German Bible is couched in plainer and more correct language at many points than the Latin. So if the printers do not, as is their wont, spoil it with their carelessness, the German language has here a better Bible than the Latin. I ask my readers to decide.” — Martin Luther, from his preface to the first part of the Old Testament, 1523.

1522 Translation:  One of the more controversial translations was Luther's rendering of Romans 3:28, where he inserted the word "alone," [a person is justified by faith alone (alleyn, in the middle of the second line in the picture below)] that was present in neither the Greek or the Latin. In his Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen [Open Letter on Translating] in 1530, Luther defended the addition of "alone" as conforming to German idiom.