Chapel - March 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Other service participants 
Preacher: Jake Kempfert, seminarian
Student organist: Cynthia Krause

Order of Service

 * Prelude

 * Hymn, 468, vv. 1-4, All Depends on Our Possessing

 * Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18–26

 * Devotion

 * Prayer

 * Hymn, 468, vv. 5 & 6, Well He knows what best…

 * Blessing

 * Postlude


Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18–26 Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who will come after me. And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity. Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he must leave his heritage to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? For all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity. Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I? For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.