Evening Vespers - February 3, 2016 - 5:30pm

Preacher 
Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Other service participants 
Music: Peter Bockoven

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Confession of Sin

* Hymn, 229, By Faith We Are Divinely Sure

* Versicles & Gloria patri (led by the choir)

* Psalmody: Psalm 84, choral setting by C. H. H. Parry (Myles Coverdale translation)

O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts! My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young, even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be always praising thee. Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are thy ways, who going through the vale of misery use it for a well; and the pools are filled with water. They will go from strength to strength, and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob. Behold, O God our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed.

For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness. For the Lord God is a light and defense; the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life. O Lord God of hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his  trust in thee.
     Glory be to the Father…

* Lesson: 2 Peter 1:19-21 

* Homily

* Versicle (led by the choir) & Nunc dimittis

* Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Collect, Benedicamus etc. (led by choir)

* Hymn, 589, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast In Thy Word

* Postlude

Scripture

2 Peter 1:19-21 We have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.