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Bulletin for May 18, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP MAY 18 2014
5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

THE PRELUDE  Andante Cantabile (from Symphonie IV)  Charles-Marie Widor

THE INTROIT  Love Is Little  trad. Shaker hymn
Praise the Lord for Spring  Robert Powell
Cherub Choir (Rebecca Shipley, director)

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to your name, O most high!
People: To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.
Leader: To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
People: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
Leader: Let us worship God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Amen. - Psalm 92: 1-4

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 420  God of Grace and God of Glory

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, with our trust in you, we need fear nothing. Yet we live timidly
rather than boldly. As your called people, we should be a light to the world.
But we choose instead to live unto ourselves. As the recipients of great good
news, we should be exuberant in our sharing. Instead we politely discuss it. We
have sinned, and we need your forgiveness. Cast out our complacency and replace
it with enthusiasm, O God. Call us, empower us, use us, through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen.

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

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: This is the message that we heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
People: If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true. But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - 1 John 1:5-7

* THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 119)
The strife is o’er, the battle done, the victory of life is won.
The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!

*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 Room 005).

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

THE EPISTLE LESSON  1 Peter 2:2-10  (page 219 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE ANTHEM  Thy Holy Wings, O Savior  Swedish hymn, arr. Bolyard
Erin Ellis and Mary Beth Bryant, cello

THE GOSPEL LESSON  John 14:1-14 (page 102 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE SERMON  “His Marvelous Light”  Baron Mullis

*THE HYMN 417  Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (verses 1 through 3)

*THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  from A Brief Statement of Faith
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith,
sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor,
and binds us together with all believers
in the one body of Christ, the church.
The same Spirit
who inspired the prophets and apostles
rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture,
engages us through the Word proclaimed,
claims us in the waters of baptism,
feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation,
and calls women and men to all ministries of the church.
In a broken and fearful world
the Spirit gives us courage
to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and
the glory, forever. Amen.

THE OFFERTORY  Qui tollis peccata mundi (from Paukenmesse)  F. J. Haydn
Brandon Odom, baritone
[Lord God, Lamb of God...] who takes away the sin of the world: have mercy on us, receive our
prayer; You are seated at the right hand of the Father: have mercy on us.

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

*THE HYMN 482  Praise Ye The Lord, the Almighty

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Now all the woods are sleeping (excerpt)  Heinrich Isaac

*THE POSTLUDE  Finale (from Symphonie IV)  Charles-Marie Widor

 

* (The asterisk indicates parts of the worship when the congregation is invited to stand as they are able.)

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