Digital Bulletin Vespers 4/1/2020

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

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

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


Psalm of the Week – Psalm 43:1-5

Vindicate | me, O God,*
     and plead my cause against an ungodly | nation;
oh, deliver me from the deceitful and | unjust man!*
     for You are the God | of my strength; (Psalm 43:1-2)

Oh, send out Your light | and Your truth!*
     Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your | holy hill.
Then I will go to the al- | tar of God,*
     to God my ex- | ceeding joy.
Why are you cast down, | O my soul?*
     And why are you disquieted with- | in me?
Hope in God; for I shall yet | praise Him,*
     the help of my countenance | and my God. (Psalm 43: 3-5)


#61 – O Sacred Head Now Wounded


Reading from Holy Scripture

Genesis 32:22–32 (ESV)

22 The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28 Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” 29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip on the sinew of the thigh.

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 – Wrestling with God: Jacob


Let my prayer rise before You as incense,

And the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Magnificat – Luke 1:46–55 (ESV)

46 “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; 52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,

All:55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”


Have Mercy Upon Us

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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

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; 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

Protect and build up your Holy Church, the congregation of believers, throughout the world. Go before her and behind. Embolden your congregation to proclaim the truth of Your Word to those who are lost. Grant us the mind of Christ, that we may seek the lost, bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the broken hearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive. Empower us for this mission with right teaching, godly living, and Christlikeness in serving. 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.

For all who are entrusted to govern, help them to serve according to your will so that mercy and truth, justice and peace may prevail. 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.



#79 – O World, See Here Suspended


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.