Evening Vespers - September 20, 2017 - 5:30pm

Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Other service participants 
Preacher: Patrick Ernst, seminarian

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Confession

* Versicles & Gloria patri (led by the choir)

* Psalmody: With a Voice of Singing  M. Shaw, 1875-1958

With a voice of singing declare ye this, And let it be heard, Alleluia!

Utter it even unto the ends of the earth.
The Lord hath delivered His people, Alleluia!

O be joyful in God, all ye lands. O sing praises to the honor of His name,

Make His praise to be glorious.     Isaiah 48:20; Ps. 66:1,2

* Lesson: Galatians 4:1-7

* Hymn, 258, vv. 1 – 3, Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior Blest

* Homily

* Canticle: Nunc dimittis in G, from the St. James Service, R. J. Powell

* Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Collect

* Benedicamus & Benediction (led by the choir)

* Postlude


Galatians 4:1-7 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.