Evening Vespers - February 6, 2019 - 5:30pm

Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Other service participants 
Officiant: Peter Bockoven, seminary student

Order of Service

* Prelude

 * Hymn 161, vv. 1 - 4, O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is

 * Versicles and Gloria patri

 * Psalmody: Psalm 16 

 Preserve `me, O G-od, / for in You `I put my trust.

 O my soul, you have `said to the Lord, / “You are my Lord, My goodness is

 nothing `apart from You.”

 As for the saints who `are on the earth,/ “They are the excellent ones, in whom is `all my delight.”

 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after `another god; /
     Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their `names on my lips.

 O Lord, You are the portion of my inheri`tance and my cup;/ You `maintain my lot.

 The lines have fallen to me in `pleasant places; / Yes, I have a good `inheritance.

 I will bless the Lord who has giv`en me counsel; / My heart also instructs me in `the night seasons.

 I have set the Lord al`ways before me; / Because He is at my right hand I `shall not be moved.

 Therefore my heart is glad, and my `glory rejoices; / My flesh also `will rest in hope.

 10 For You will not leave my `soul in Sheol, / Nor will You allow Your Holy One to `see corruption.

 11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is `fullness of joy; / At Your right

 hand are pleasures `forevermore.

  Glory be to the Father `and to the Son, / and to `the Holy Ghost, as it was in the be`ginning, is now, / and ever shall be, forever`more. Amen.

  * Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 

*Homily

* Canticle (Nunc dimittis): Hymn, 48:  v. 1. Choir;  v. 2. All;   v. 3. Choir;   v. 4. All (setting by M. DeGarmeaux)

 * Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

 * Hymn 584 Grant Peace, We Pray

 * Collect, Benedicamus and Benediction

 * Hymn, 161, vv.  5 & 6

 * Postlude

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:51-58 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.