Evening Prayer: Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies Sake

2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Vesper


Vesper


Evening Prayer

INVOCATION

Uyai mose / Come, All You People

HYMN

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

DIALOGUE

Leader:       The light shines in the darkness,
All:              and the darkness has not overcome it.
                   The Word became flesh and lived among us,
                   and we have beheld Christ’s glory.
                   To us a child is born, to us a Son has been given.
                   In the Word was life, and the life was the light of all people.

EVENING HYMN

Christ, Mighty Savior” 

CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE

Leader:       Let us confess our sins to God.
All:             Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
                  we have sinned against you,
                  in thought, word and deed,
                  by what we have done,
                  and by what we have left undone.

                  For the sake of your Son,
                  our Lord Jesus Christ,
                  forgive us all our sins
                  so that we may serve you
                  in newness of life,
                  to the glory of your name. Amen.

           For as the heavens are high above the earth,
           so great is God’s steadfast love.
           As far as the east is from the west,
           so far does God remove our sins from us.
           Amen.

PSALMODY

Psalm 42

Leader:       As the deer longs for the water-brooks
                   so longs my soul for you, O God.
All:              I thirst for God, for the living God;
                   when shall I come to appear
                   before the presence of God?
                   My tears have been my food day and night,
                   while all day long they say to me, “Where now is your God?”
                   I pour out my soul when I think on these things;
                   how I went with the multitude
                   and led them into the house of God,
                   with shouts of thanksgiving, among those keeping the festival.
                   Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul,
                   and why are you so disquieted within me?
                   Put your trust in God, for I will yet give thanks to the one
                   who is my help and my God.

FIRST LESSON

The story of Noah as told in Genesis

HYMN

"My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less"

SECOND LESSON

Isaiah 7:10–15

CHORAL RESPONSE

“The Lamb”

THIRD LESSON

Isaiah 2:1–4

CHORAL RESPONSE

“This Is My Song”

EVENING PRAYERS

Choral Prayer: “Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies Sake”

PARTING HYMN

“Abide With Me” 

SHARING THE PEACE

Leader:         The peace of the Lord be with you always.
All:                And also with you.


We are grateful for the planning and leading of this service by James E. Bobb and the Choral Scholars
Psalm 42: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers


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