* Opening Prayer, p. 41
* Jubilate Deo: O Be Joyful in the Lord All Ye Lands - C. Wood
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; Serve the Lord with gladness, and come before His presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord He is God; It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. O go your way into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise
Be thankful unto Him, and speak good of His Name. For the Lord is gracious, His mercy is everlasting
And His truth endureth from generation to generation. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
* Lesson: Philippians 1:3-6
* Canticle: Te Deum (Thaxted) - Arr. M. Bender
Choir: We praise You and acknowledge You, O God, to be the Lord, The Father everlasting, by all the earth adored.
To You all angel powers cry aloud, the heavens sing, The cherubim and seraphim their praises to You bring:
“O holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth; Your majesty and glory fill the heavens and the earth!”
The band of the apostles in glory sing Your praise; The fellowship of prophets their deathless voices raise.
The martyrs of Your kingdom, a great and noble throng, Sing with the holy Church throughout all the world this song:
“O all-majestic Father, Your true and only Son, And Holy Spirit, Comforter—forever Three in One!”
You, Christ, are King of glory, the everlasting Son, Yet You, with boundless love, sought to rescue ev’ryone:
You laid aside Your glory, were born of virgin’s womb, Were crucified for us and were placed into a tomb;
Then by Your resurrection You won for us reprieve— You opened heaven’s kingdom to all who would believe.
You sit in splendid glory, enthroned at God’s right hand,
Upholding earth and heaven by forces You command.
We know that You will come as our Judge that final day,
So help Your servants You have redeemed by blood, we pray;
May we with saints be numbered where praises never end,
In glory everlasting. Amen, O Lord, Amen!
© 1999 Stephen P. Starke
*Blessing and Closing Prayer
* Welcome – William Soule, President of the Bethany Student Body