Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:00am
P: Almighty and most merciful God, our heavenly Father,
Your compassion has no end; You are longsuffering, gracious and full of goodness and
truth; forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin:
C: We have sinned and done perversely;we have forsaken You and offended You;
against You, You only, have we sinned and done evil in Your sight.
P: But we beseech You, O Lord, do not remember against us our previous sins;
let Your tender mercies speedily forgive us, for we have been brought very low;
C: Help us, O God of our salvation,and purge away our sins, for the glory of Your holy name, and for the sake of Your dear Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.
* Hymn, 527, vv. 1 & 2,In The Midst of Earthly Life
* Reading: Genesis 3
* Hymn, 527, v. 3, Into Hell’s Fierce Agony
* The Litany, concluding with the Versicle & Collect III
* Hymn, 297, vv. 3 & 4, Ye Who Think of Sin But Lightly
Rev. Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Organist: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Genesis 3: 17-24 Then to Adam God said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake;
in toil you shall eat of it
all the days of your life.
Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
and you shall eat the herb of the field.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
till you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for dust you are,
and to dust you shall return.” Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.