Chapel - October 7, 2016 - 10:00am

Preacher 
Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Other service participants 
Soloist: Natalie Dworak

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm 40

 Solo: God, my God, come to my aid…  /   All: God, my God, come to my aid…

S: Long was I waiting for God, and then He heard my cry.

It was He who taught this song to me, a song of praise to God. /  God, my God…

S: You asked me not for sacrifice, for slaughtered goats or lambs; no, my heart.

You gave me ears to hear You, then I said, “Here I am.”   /  God, my God…

S: You wrote it in the scrolls of law what You would have me do.

Doing that is what has made me happy, Your law is in my heart.  /  God, my God…

S: I spoke before Your holy people, the good news that You save.

Now You know that I will not be silent, I’ll always sing Your praise. / God, my…

* Lesson: Ezekiel 33:1-11

* Hymn 417, vv. 1-5 “So Truly As I Live,” God Saith

* Devotion

* Confession and Absolution

* Hymn, 417, vv. 6 - 11 The Words Which Absolution Give

* Benediction

* Postlude

Scripture

Ezekiel 33:1-11 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’ “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. When I say to the wicked, “O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. “Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: “Thus you say, ‘If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them, how can we then live?” ’ Say to them: “As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?