Evening Vespers - September 12, 2018 - 5:30pm

Preacher 
Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf

Order of Service

* Prelude

* The Confession of Sin

* The Versicles & Gloria patri (led by the choir)

* Lesson: Matthew 6:24-30

Choir Anthem: God Is My Strong Salvation   R. Shephard, b. 1949

God is my strong salvation; no enemy I fear;


He hears my supplication, dispelling all my care;


If he, my head and master, defend me from above,


What pain or what disaster can part me from his love?

I fully am persuaded, and joyfully declare,


I'm never left unaided, my Father hears my prayer.


His comforts never fail me, He stands at my right hand;


When tempests fierce assail me, they're calm at his command.

The ground of my profession is Jesus and his blood.


He giveth me possession of everlasting good.


To me his spirit speaketh many a precious word


Of rest to him who seeketh a refuge in the Lord.

My merry heart is springing, it can no more be sad;


With laughter and with singing, in God's own sunshine glad.


For Christ is now preparing his City new and bright;


Where saints his throne are sharing, and faith is turned to sight.     -  P. Gerhardt, 1656, tr. J.C. Jocobi, 1725

 * Homily

* Canticle: Nunc dimittis in B flat C.V. Stanford  (text, ELH p.124)

* The Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* The Collect

* The Benedicamus & Benediction (led by the choir)

* Postlude

Scripture

Matthew 6:24-30 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”