Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Evening Prayer: April 6, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

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ELW  563 (WOV 728)  O Light Whose Splendor Thrills and Gladdens

ELW 233 Let My Prayer Rise Before You

LBW 112, Part VII (st. 19, 20, 21)  Jesus, I Will Ponder Now

ELW 251 (WOV 730) My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness

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Opening Sentences for Lent


Behold, now is the acceptable time.

  Now is the day of salvation.

Turn us again, O God of our salvation;

  that the light of your face may shine upon us.

May your justice shine like the sun,

  And may the poor be lifted up.


Phos Hilaron (O Joyous light)         

O Light Whose Splendor Thrills                             ELW 563 (WOV  728)


Thanksgiving for light


The Lord be with you.

  And also with you.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

  It is right to give him thanks and praise.


We praise and thank you, O God,

for you are without beginning and without end.

Through Christ you are the creator and preserver of the whole world;

but, above all, you are his God and Father, the giver of the Spirit,

and the ruler of all that is, seen and unseen.

You made the day for the works of light

and the night for the refreshment of our weakness.

O loving Lord and source of all that is good,

mercifully accept our evening sacrifice of praise.

As you have conducted us through the day

and brought us to night's beginning; keep us now in Christ;

grant us a peaceful evening and a night free from sin;

and, at the end, bring us to everlasting life through Christ our Lord.

Through him

we offer glory, honor, and worship to you in the Holy Spirit,

now and always and forever and ever.




Psalmody                          Let My Prayer Arise (Ps. 141:1-7)                  ELW 233


Silence for meditation.


Let the incense of our repentant prayer ascend before you, O Lord,

and let your lovingkindness descend upon us;

that with purified minds we may sing your praises

with the Church on earth and the whole heavenly host,

and may glorify you forever and ever.



Reading                                                                                     Luke 23:44-49

4It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Having said this, he breathed his last. 47When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, "Certainly this man was innocent." 48And when all the crowds who had gathered there for this spectacle saw what had taken place, they returned home, beating their breasts. 49But all his acquaintances, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.


The Word of the Lord.                  

  Thanks be to God.


 Hymn                   Jesus, in thy dying woes

19            Jesus, all thy labor vast,

                all thy woe and conflict past;

                yielding up thy soul at last:

                hear us, holy Jesus.


20           When the death shades round us low’r,

                guard us from the tempter’s pow’r,

                keep us in that trial hour:

                hear us, holy Jesus.


21            May thy life and death supply

                grace to live and grace to die,

                grace to reach the home on high:

                hear us, holy Jesus.


Text: Thomas B. Pollock, 1836-1896

Homily                                                                                               Pastor Frontz                       


In many and various ways

God spoke to his people of old by the prophets.

  But now in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.


Gospel Canticle   My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness            ELW 251


The Litany                                                                                                                      

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

             R./ Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.                                                                                     R./


For the peace of the whole world,

for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For Dan, our bishop, for our pastors in Christ,

for all servants of the Church, and for all the people,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For our public servants, for the government and those who defend us, that they may be upheld and strengthened in every good deed,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For those who work to bring peace, justice, health, and protection

in this and every place,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For those who bring offerings, those who do good works in this congregation, those who toil, those who sing, and all those here present who await from the Lord great and abundant mercy,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For favorable weather, for an abundance of the fruits of the earth,

and for peaceful times,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger, and need,

let us pray to the Lord.                                   R./


For those who have gone before us and are at rest,

let us give thanks to the Lord.               To you, O Lord.                                      


Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.


Silence for meditation.

Rejoicing in the fellowship of all the saints,

let us commend ourselves,

one another,

and our whole life

to Christ, our Lord.

  To you, O Lord. 


The prayers are said with the congregation responding ‘Amen’ to each.


The prayers conclude:

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; for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever.  Amen 


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


Benedicamus and Benediction


Let us bless the Lord.

  Thanks be to God.


The almighty and merciful Lord,

the Father, the X Son, and the Holy Spirit,

bless and preserve you.



Please put your Lenten offering envelopes in the plate at the rear of the church. The Lenten offerings will benefit NALC Disaster Response.