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Evening Vespers

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 5:30pm
Preacher: 
Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s): 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Confession

 *Versicles & Gloria Patri (led by the choir)

 Lesson: Matthew 13: 3-9 & 22

* Responsory Anthem & Hymn: Hear, O Israel (Deut. 6:4,5)     - C. Courtney

   (All may join with the choir to sing Hymn 69, vv. 1 & 8)

   Choir: Hear, O Israel! You shall love the Lord with all your heart and soul and   

   strength. The Lord, our God, the Lord is One.  

   ALL: The God of Abr’am praise, Who reigns…

* Homily

* Canticle: We Praise You and Acknowledge You                   - G. Holst, arr. M. Bender

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.

 (all may stand and join in singing:)

   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

 

*Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

 *Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

*Collect

 *Benedicamus and Benediction (led by the choir)

 * Postlude

Scripture

Matthew 13: 3-9 & 22