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Evening Vespers

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Preacher 
Rev. Prof. Mike Smith, Seminary
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Confession

* Hymn 572, O Gladsome Light

* Versicles & Gloria patri

* Psalm 86:1-10

* Lesson: Philippians 1:19-26

* Responsory: Lord, I Trust Thee  G.F. Handel

Lord, I trust thee, I adore Thee. Ah, thou Friend of man, restore me! On thy loving grace relying, for the bread of life I’m sighing.

Quench my thirst and let my hunger cease. Fill my heart with joy and endless peace. When the breath of life has left me. May my soul be blended with thee.

* Homily

* Canticle: Nunc dimittis in G C.V. Stanford

* Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Benedicamus & Benediction

* Postlude

Scripture

Philippians 1:19-26 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.