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Advent Vespers

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Preacher 
Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Dennis Marzolf

Order of Service

* Prelude

* The Confession of Sin

* Hymn, 572, O Gladsome Light, O Grace

* Versicles and Gloria patri

* Lesson: John 5:22-29

* Responsory: See, see the Word is IncarnateO. Gibbons  1583-1625

See, see the Word is incarnate; God is made man in the womb of a Virgin. 
Shepherds rejoice, wise men adore and angels sing 
"Glory be to God on high: peace on earth, good will towards men."

The law is canceled, 
Jews and Gentiles all converted by the preaching of glad tidings of salvation. 
The blind have sight and cripples have their motion; 
diseases cured, the dead are raised, and miracles are wrought. 
Let us welcome such a guest with Hosanna. 

The Paschal Lamb is offered, Christ Jesus made a sacrifice for sin. 
The earth quakes, the sun is darkened, the powers of hell are shaken; 
and lo, he is risen up in victory. 
Sing Alleluia.

See, O see the fresh wounds, the gored blood, 
the prick of thorns, the print of nails. 
And in the sight of multitudes a glorious ascension.

Where now he sits on God's right hand 
Where all the choir of heaven all jointly sing: 
Glory be to the Lamb that sitteth on the throne. 
Let us continue our wonted note with Hosanna: 
Blessed be He that cometh in the Name of the Lord; 
with Alleluia, we triumph in victory, 
The serpent's head is bruised, Christ's kingdom exalted, 
And heaven laid open to sinners. Amen.

Text: G. Goodman, 1583(?)-1656

* Homily

* Canticle: Dona nobis pacem  (Grant Us Peace) - J.S. Bach

* Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Collect, Benedicamus and Benediction

* Postlude

Scripture

John 5:22-29 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.