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Bulletin for February 2, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 2, 2014
4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

THE GATHERING Baron Mullis
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

THE PRELUDE Solemn Melody Walford Davies
Sarah Martin, organist

* THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Friends, God has told us what is good. What does The Lord require of us?
People: To do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with
our God.
Leader: Let us worship The Lord. -Micah 6: 8

* THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 429 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy God, you planted a garden in Creation and fashioned a people from the
dust. With grace and compassion, you gave us all life and declared all that you
made good. By becoming one of us in Jesus, you showed us how much you love
all your people. You chose what is weak in the world and declared it blessed.
Loving God, we confess that we have not truly trusted the love you have for us
and for all your people and have not fully shared your love with others in need.
Forgive us God, soften our hearts, heal our wounds and restore us to life so that
if we boast we boast in you. Amen.

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

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Friends, hear the good news:
People: As far as the east is from the west, so far has God removed our sins
from us.
Leader: Believe the good news of the Gospel:
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

* THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 417)
Laud and honor to the Father, laud and honor to the Son, laud and honor to the
Spirit, ever three and ever one; One in might and one in glory while unending ages
run.

* 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 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 MINUTE MESSAGE Zoe Bach, Lindsey Howell, Taylor Morton

THE FIRST LESSON Matthew 5:1-12 (page 4 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE ANTHEM Blessed are the Pure in Heart Walford Davies

THE SECOND LESSON 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (page 156 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE SERMONGod Chooses What Is Foolish” Drew Stockstill

*THE HYMN 442 The Church’s One Foundation (verses 1, 2, 5)

THE OFFERTORY Rhosymedre R. Vaughan Williams

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION

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 Merbecke
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 416 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE Nunc Dimittis Morley
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word (Luke 2:29-32)

*THE POSTLUDE Trumpet Voluntary John Stanley

Last Published: March 5, 2014 1:39 PM