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Faith-Life publication is currently on hold due to transitioning of editors.
Te Laudamus News:
The hymnal supplement, Te Laudamus, is progressing slowly but surely. Unfortunately, the effects of Covid have consumed time we had intended to use for working more on our typesetting and formatting and proofing. Nonetheless, this year’s goal is to complete the hymnal and to produce multiple pre-publication copies in a spiral binding just for proof-testing by congregations, by choirs, and by individuals. TL will include 16th century settings of Matins and Vespers, the Healey Willan setting of the Divine Service, the Propers (Introit, Gradual, & Alleluia Verse/Tract) & all 150 Psalms set to the Gregorian Ps. Tones, 175 hymns (all Luther contributions, & many not included in current hymnals by early church composers, by P. Gerhardt & other Reformation & post-Ref. authors & by M. Franzmann
Our purpose, as it grows from out history' is to break down the influence of the misleaders of the church and free their followers from their thraldom, to break down within our Lutheran church and wherever else it may flourish, the spirit of self-righteousness and self-sufficiency which breeds uncharitableness and unwarranted judgment of others, and thus leads to controversy.
Our larger purpose is to call men from a comfortable gospel, that acts as a soporific and permits unrighteousness to run riot in the church, to the Gospel that is in truth comforting to stricken sinners, and to seek with them an evermore increasing knowledge of our Lord, that we might win Christ and be found in Him, not having our own righteousness but that which is through the faith of Christ, to apprehend that for which also we are apprehended of Christ Jesus; forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Our message is that of the Gospel of Forgiveness of Sins through Our Blessed Savior, coupled with the warning of the hardening of hearts and of the judgment upon those who reject this message and its implications. This is the full message of the Word of God as it is sounded in the New Testament from the first book to the last, and no less in the Old Testament, from the first book to the last.