Digital Bulletin for Lenten Vespers – 3/25/2020, 6:30 PM

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Order of Service

Stand if able.
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth will declare Your praise.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me;

Make haste to help me, O Lord

Pg 4.
All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. World without end. Amen. Amen.

All: Praise to You, O Christ, Lamb of our Salvation.


Psalm of the Week

I was glad when they | said to me,*
     “Let us go into the house | of the LORD.”
Our feet have been | standing*
     within your gates, O Je- | rusalem!
Pray for the peace of Je- | rusalem:*
     “May they prosper who | love you.”
For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will | now say,*
     “Peace be with- | in you.” (Psalm 122:1-2, 6, 8)


#69 – Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended


Reading from Holy Scripture

Genesis 22 (ESV)

The Sacrifice of Isaac

22 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.

When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

15 And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16 and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, 18 and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” 19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba. And Abraham lived at Beersheba.

20 Now after these things it was told to Abraham, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21 Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.” 23 (Bethuel fathered Rebekah.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 Moreover, his concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

Response to Reading

O Lord, have mercy on us.
Thanks be to God.

Mark 15:16–20 (ESV)

16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. 17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.

Response to Reading

O Lord, have mercy on us.
Thanks be to God.


Deliver me, O Lord, my God, for You are the God of my salvation.
Rescue me from my enemies, protect me from those who rise against me.

In You, O Lord, do I put my trust, leave me not, O Lord, my God.
Rescue me from my enemies, protect me from those who rise against me.

Deliver me, O Lord, my God, for You are the God of my salvation.
Rescue me from my enemies, protect me from those who rise against me.

Teaching of the Word

The Scarlet Cord of Salvation – Preview to the Coming Attraction: Issac

Please stand as able.


Let my prayer rise before You as incense,
And the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

The Song of Moses – Exodus 15

1 “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
6 Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
13 “You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.

18 The Lord will reign forever and ever.”



Pg. 2
O God the Father in heaven, have mercy upon us!
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us!
O God the Holy Ghost, true Comforter, have mercy upon us!

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


The Lord be with you
And with your spirit.

Let us pray:

Collect of the Week

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Petitions of the Church

O God, Who by the the endurance of Your Only -begotten Son, beat down the pride of the old enemy: Help us, we ask of you, to rightly treasure in our hearts what our Lord has given us out of his abundant goodness; that after His example we may bear with patience whatsoever things burden us. Lord in Your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

We pray that you would favorably receive the prayers of Your church, that we, having been delivered from all adversity and error, may serve You in safety and freedom and grant us Your peace here and now. Lord in Your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

We, Your erring children, humbly confess to you that we justly deserved the the rebuke which You have sent upon us for our sins, but we ask You out of Your boundless goodness to grant us true repentance, graciously forgive our sins, remove from us or lighten our merited punishment and so strengthen us by Your grace that as obedient children we may be subject to Your will and bear our afflictions in patience. Lord in Your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

We pray for your grace and mercy upon those who are ill, for those who are anxious for their loved ones, and for they who care for those who are suffering. Strengthen them in their body and their spirit. Encourage them through your Word and through the work of the Holy Spirit. Lord in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Collect for Peace

O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works, give to us, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey Your commandments and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


#70 – Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed


Let us bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.