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Canceled: Daily chapel service
The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord
Divine Service, Setting Three
Blessing of the Candles
The assembly gathers in the Narthex around the font and Paschal Candle.
The light of Christ is shared as the candles are lit. Please light your candle by tilting it into the flame of the candle from which you are lighting.
P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit
P Dearly beloved, upon seeing the child Jesus in the temple, ancient Simeon declared: “. . . mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou has prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel” (Luke 2:30–32).
P Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God who on this day presented Your only-begotten Son in the holy temple to be received into the arms of Simeon, bless these candles, and pour into our hearts the brilliance of Your eternal splendor, that we, who by these kindling flames light up this temple to your glory, may have the darkness of our souls dispelled, and so be counted worthy to stand before You in that eternal city where You live and reign, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
P Let us go forth in peace,
C in the name of the Lord. Amen.
As the Entrance Hymn is sung, the assembly follows the chancel party into the nave. You may keep your candle lit through the reading of the Holy Gospel.
Entrance Hymn LSB 874 “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright”
Kyrie LSB 186
Gloria in Excelsis LSB 187
Salutation and Collect of the Day LSB 189
Epistle Hebrews 2:14–18
Alleluia and Verse LSB 190
C (sung) Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
L Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel.
C (sung) Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Holy Gospel Luke 2:22–40
The Holy Gospel is read from the center of the congregation to show that Christ is among us in His Holy Word. Please turn and face the reading of the Holy Gospel.
Nicene Creed LSB 191
Hymn of the Day LSB 519 “In His Temple Now Behold Him”
Offertory Hymn LSB 367 “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
Prayer of the Church
Service of the Sacrament LSB 194 ff.
Preface and Sanctus
Words of Our Lord
The Lord’s Supper is distributed at the altar rails in a continuous flow. Both pulpit and lectern sides come forward at the same time. Beginning at the center of the rail, please take the next available place at the rail, moving around to the wall behind the altar, allowing for space between you and others as you are comfortable. Both the chalice (cleansed with alcohol-soaked purificators) and individual cups are available. After communing, please return to your seat by the side aisles.
Distribution Hymns LSB 624 “The Infant Priest Was Holy Born”
LSB 673 “In the Shattered Bliss of Eden”
Nunc Dimittis LSB 199
Thanksgiving LSB 200
Salutation and Benedicamus LSB 201
Benediction LSB 202
In the Lord’s Service
Presiding Minister Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker
Preacher Rev. W. Max Mons
Chairman, CSL Board of Regents
Lector Rev. Dr. Kevin Golden
Assistants Rev. Dr. Paul Sieveking
Seminarian Michael Wilke
Seminarian Jason Kohm
Seminarian Will Fredstrom
Seminarian Avery Hjulberg
Cantor Seminarian Andrew Thompson
Organist Dr. Mark Bender
Concerning the Divine Service
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on our campus in the confession and glad confidence that our Lord Jesus, as He says, gives His very body and blood under the bread and wine for us Christians to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sin. In joyful obedience to the clear teaching of our Lord, those are invited to His table who trust His words, repent of all sin, set aside any refusal to forgive, and forgive as He forgives us. Because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and so are unable to receive the Sacrament, are invited to meditate on God’s Word in the distribution hymns and pray for the day when divisions will have ceased.
This service of Holy Communion is hosted by Peace Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Rev. Jon Furgeson, Senior Pastor.
Individual Confession and Absolution is available through Chaplain Sieveking. firstname.lastname@example.org. “When I urge you to go to confession, I am simply urging you to be a Christian.” (Large Catechism, Brief Exhortation, 32).
To submit prayer requests for daily chapel, please submit them via SemNet: Semnet>Resources>Chapel>Prayer Request.
The balcony is designated a “masked-only” area.
“O Let the Harps Break Forth in Sound!” You are cordially invited to a Service of Sacred Music for the Season of Epiphany, this Sunday, February 6, at 3:00 pm here in the chapel. Hymn writer Rev. Stephen Starke will serve as guest commentator as The St. Louis Lutheran Chorale and The Concordia Seminary String Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. James Marriott, lead the assembly in worship and song and present a cantata by composer David Von Kampen. Come and rejoice in the Incarnation and Epiphany or “manifestation” of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you!
The Seminary community gathers for daily worship at 9:35 a.m. Monday through Friday, when classes are in session, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. During our daily chapel services, we rejoice in receiving the gifts that God gives us in His Word and Sacraments. The worship schedule generally follows the orders of service from the Lutheran Service Book (LSB). Holy Communion is distributed each Wednesday and is sponsored by a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregation.
The public is invited to attend chapel services in person or watch via live stream.