Order of Matins

Teacher, please tell us about Matins.
Matins is a traditional celebratory morning worship service. Many portions of the service are sung. Martin Luther was thorough in his teaching that liturgical music and song is a significant and proper means for worship. Luther summarized his beliefs about music and worship in these words: “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our hearts, minds and spirits.” We generally follow the guidance set forth in the traditional Lutheran Book of Worship LBW. At this time, our Matins service will be mostly Acapella.
The scheduled Order of Matins we follow consists of: Invitatory, Venite, Hymn, Psalmody, Lection, Sermon, Te Deum Laudamus, Prayers, Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer, Salutation, Benediction, and Silent Prayer.