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Lenten

Vespers

Prelude Christ, Be Our Seed Carl Schalk

God prints the name of Christ upon the spirit. God leads the walk through hills
and ocean sand.
God wills each one a heritage of riches and holds all life inside a healing hand.

God is the source of daily health and healing, God makes us well with medicines
of life.
God is the spring, the fountain of thanksgiving, all words of grace, all faith to heal
our strife.

God knows the heart, the reasons we are crying. God knows the mind, each
feeling, new inside.
God knows old dreams, new things we want tomorrow, God knows the fear a
silent soul will hide.

God sends the light to wake the birth of seeding, and gives old death an Easter
day to rise,
God sends the rain, the seasons, then the harvest, while tunes of glory fill all
earth and skies.

Christ be our seed, to grow what God has given; we do our work, as work in Jesus
name.
We lift our hope, our want, our need before thee. You healed us then; heal, heal
us once again.

Herbert Brokering, 2000 Concordia Publishing House.

Greeting (STAND)
Hymn Christ, Mighty Savior David Hurd
Psalm 141 Like Burning Incense arr. Tony Alonso

Psalm 42 Sicut cervus Giovanni Pierluigi da


Palestrina
As the deer longs for running water, so longs my soul for you, O God.

Psalm 62 Rest in God Alone Batastini/Gelineau

In God alone is my soul at rest; my help comes from the Lord


God alone is my rock, my stronghold, my fortress; I stand firm.

In God alone be at rest, my soul, for my hope comes from the Lord.
God alone is my rock, my stronghold, my fortress; I stand firm.

In God is my safety and glory, the rock of my strength.


Take refuge in God, all you people. Trust God at all times.
Meditation The Light Within Roger Stratton

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul,


a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice,
to which we may continuously return.

Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives,


warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny,
calling us home unto Itself.

Yielding to these persuasions,


gladly committing ourselves in body and soul,
utterly and completely, to the Light Within,
is the beginning of true life.

It is a dynamic center, a creative Life that presses to birth within us.


It is a Light Within which illumines the face of God
and casts new shadows and new glories upon the face of humanity.
It is a seed stirring to life if we do not choke it.
It is the Shekinah of the soul, the Presence in the midst.

Here is the Slumbering Christ, stirring to be awakened,


to become the soul we clothe in earthly form and action.
And He is within us all.
- Thomas Kelly

Reading from Holy Obedience Thomas Kelly

Meditation What Wondrous Love Is This arr. Robert Scholz

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul? What wondrous love is this, O
my soul?
What wondrous love is this, that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul;
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul?

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down, When I was sinking down,
O my soul,
When I was sinking down, beneath Gods righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing; To God and to the Lamb I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb who is the great I AM
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
While millions join the theme, I will sing.
Magnificat (Please stand) text: Owen Alstott
music: Bernadette Farrell
Intercessions from Missa Ubi Caritas Bob Hurd

The Lords Prayer


Hymn Watch, O Lord Marty Haugen

Tend your ailing ones Hold your grieving ones...


Rest your weary ones... Raise your fallen ones...
Bless your dying ones Mend your broken ones

Soothe your suffering ones... Guard your little ones...


Heal afflicted ones... Guide your searching ones...
Shield your joyous ones Grant us all your peace
The liturgy concludes with a Sign of Peace.