Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – O LORD how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. ~Psalm 104:25

Vigils on Sunday

Sunday at Vigils – The great hymn of the Church, Te Deum, is sung at Vigils on Sundays except during Lent and Advent. It is also sung at midnight on News Years Eve. Our custom is to sing Sunday morning Vigls at 11.30 pm on New Years Eve, ending at midnight as the tower...

Compline on Thursday

Thursday at Compline – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Thessalonians 5: 23

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

October 7 – Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Missionary to America (1711-1787) – A prominent American Lutheran pioneer pastor, church planter, organizer, administrator, liturgist and chronicler. Sent by Halle Pietists in 1742 to counter Moravian incursions among German Lutherans in Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg succeeded in quickening and galvanizing Lutheran self-consciousness and uniting communities into a synod by...

Compline on Monday

Monday at Compline – I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. ~Psalm 34:1

Compline on Sunday

Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You have given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. ~Psalm 4:1

Compline on Saturday

Saturday at Compline (after First Vespers of Sunday) – O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives...