500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION
In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, to increase our knowledge, and to increase familiarity of with our hymns, we will have a Book of the Month, along with a Hymn of the Month.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the June book of the month is: Man Up!: The Quest For Masculinity. What does it mean to be a man in today’s self indulgent, self-centered society? Sacrifice. This book isn’t about men reclaiming manliness, it is about Jesus as the example of the perfect man demonstrating perfect masculinity in His suffering and death on the cross. Jesus’ example of sacrifice and selfless service is counter-cultural and exactly how God designed biblical manhood to be. The book can be purchased at the CPH website for $14.99 for both the paperback and e-reader editions, and at Amazon in paperback for $12.06 and $9.99 for the Kindle edition.
The June Hymn of the month: #768 “To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray”.
Jesus said the Holy Spirit would come to aid us, St. Paul writes that the Holy Spirit helps us pray and keeps us in the unity of faith. In this hymn we pray these things. The 1st stanza was written in Germany in the 13th century and stanzas 2-4th were written by Martin Luther and was part of the first hymnal of the Lutheran Church in 1524.