Evening Vespers - April 20, 2016 - 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: John 17:13-17

* Hymn, 579, vv. 1-3, Abide In Grace, Lord Jesus

* Anthem: O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts  - A.O. Gibbs, 2012

O Jesus, joy of loving hearts, 
the fount of life and our true light, 
we seek the peace your love imparts, 
and stand rejoicing in your sight. 
Adoramus te, Domine. We adore you, O Lord. 
For you our restless spirits yearn 
where e'er our changing lot is cast; 
glad when your presence we discern, 
blest, when our faith can hold you fast. 
Adoramus te, Domine. 
O Jesus, ever with us stay; 
make all our moments calm and bright; 
Oh, turn the dark of night away, 
shed o'er the world your holy light. Adoramus te, Domine.

-Bernard of Clairvaux, 1090-1153

* Homily

* Canticle: Nunc Dimittis in B-flat  - J. Stainer

* Kyrie and Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Collect, Benedicamus, …  (led by the choir)

* Hymn, 579, vv. 4-6 Abide with Us in Blessing

* Postlude

Scripture

Lesson: John 17:13-17 (Jesus prayed) “But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your Word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”