Chapel - September 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Preacher 
Rev. Dr. Timothy Schmeling
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Other service participants 
Student organist: Nathan Madson

Order of Service

 * Prelude

* Hymn, 24, Lord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear

 v. 1 – All  /   Choir: High Amid The Trees We Stand…

 v. 2 – All  /   Choir: When we leave your sheltered side…

 v. 3 - All

 * Reading: Luke 14:7-11

* Devotion

 * Prayer

 * Blessing

 * Choir: God is My Strong Salvation                        R. Shephard, 2010

 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, tr. J.C. Jacobi, 1725

  * Greetings & Announcements

* Postlude

Scripture

Luke 14:7-11 So (Jesus) told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, “Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, “Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”