Evening Vespers

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
Preacher 
Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux

Order of Service

* Prelude

* The Versicles & Gloria Patri

 * The Confession of Sin

* Hymn, 107, vv. 1-3, When All the World Was Cursed

* First Reading: Luke 7:24-28

* Hymn, 106, vv. 1-3, On Jordan’s Bank the Herald’s Cry

 * Second Reading: Matthew 14:3-13

* Hymn, 106, vv. 4 & 5, To heal the sick…

* Sermon

* Hymn, 107, vv. 4 & 5, Thrice blessed…

* The Responsory

 * The Collect & The Canticle

 * Hymn, 575, The Sun Has Gone Down

* Postlude

Scripture

Luke 7:24-28 When the messengers of John had departed, (Jesus) began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written: “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.’ For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” Matthew 14:3-13 For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. But when Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter.” And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her. So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself.