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Bulletin for January 5, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP JANUARY 5, 2014
2ND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

THE GATHERING Chris Peters
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

THE PRELUDE Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie Maurice Duruflé

* THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness,
come into his presence with singing.
People: Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his,
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to
him, bless his name.
People: For the Lord is good, his steadfast love endures forever, and his
faithfulness to all generations.
Leader: Let us worship God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. - Psalm 100

* THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 68 What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, you are from everlasting to everlasting. You, the creator of
heaven and earth extend from the furthest reaches of the universe to the depths
of Sheol. Yet in our finitude, we forget from whom our blessings flow. We blur
the lines between creator and creation and think that we are the authors of our
own blessings. But you alone are eternal, you alone are the source of all life and
all good. We are chastened and we ask forgiveness. Return us to your marvelous
image, remind us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and call forth
from us the commitment you would have us bring, through Jesus the Christ we
pray. Amen.

A MOMENT OF SILENCE (for examination of conscience and personal prayers of confession)

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman,
born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we
might receive adoption as children.
People: And because you are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son
unto our hearts, crying. “Abba, Father!”
Leader: So you are no longer a slave, but a child, and if a child, then also an heir,
through God. Believe the Promise of the Gospel:
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - Galatians 4:4-7

* THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 466)
My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim, to spread through all the
earth abroad the honors of Thy name.

* THE PEACE OF CHRIST
(Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes. Threes, fours & fives
are in Room 011; K-1st grade in Room 003; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 001; 4th-5th grade are in worship).

THE CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH
(Visitors and members are invited to sign the blue friendship register pad and pass it down the pew.)

THE FIRST LESSON Ephesians 1:3-14 (page 180 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE ANTHEM Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen J. S. Bach
(from Weihnachts-oratorium)
Megan Mashburn, Tami Giusto, John Wingert, Brandom Odom, quartet
Erin Palmer, piano; Mark Mashburn, trumpet
Now you are well avenged upon your hostile host, for Christ has fully broken all that which opposed
you. Death, devil, sin and hell are completely debilitated; with God the human race now has its place.

THE SECOND LESSON John 1:1-18 (page 86 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE SERMONTidings of Comfort and Joy” Baron Mullis

*THE HYMN 28 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

THE OFFERTORY Of the Father’s Love Begotten Wilbur Held

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Invitation
The Great Thanksgiving
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts!
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give thanks and praise.
Leader: It is truly right…
Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with the choirs of heaven
and with all the faithful of every time and place who forever sing to the
glory of your name:
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Joseph Roff
Leader: You are holy, O God of majesty…
Great is the mystery of faith.
People: Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

The Lord’s Prayer

Communion of the People
(The round wafers on the plate are provided for our members and guests who are unable to consume gluten.)

Prayer after the Meal

* THE HYMN 63 As with Gladness Men of Old

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE Was will der Hölle Schrecken nun J. S. Bach
(from Weihnachts-oratorium)
Now what hope have hell's own terrors, and what harm will world and sin do to us, now that we rest
sure in Jesus' hands?

*THE POSTLUDE How Brightly Shines the Morning Star Wayne WolD

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