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Bulletin for August 17, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP AUGUST 17 2014
20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
 

Thank you for making sure your cell phone is off during the worship hour.

 

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

THE PRELUDE  Nimrod from Enigma Variations  Edward Elgar

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
People: with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
Leader: I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
People: your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
Leader: Let us worship the Lord our God. - Psalm 89:1-2

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 442  The Church’s One Foundation

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, our sin is before us. Your way for us is clear: we are to love you
with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves.
Who among us may claim such love? In this calling, we have fallen short. We
need reconciliation. And yet, we remember as well that our calling to live lives of
humanity and kindness does not fail, and so we ask once more that you would
strengthen us in discipleship, guide us, and give us the courage to live as you have
called us. We ask this in the name of Jesus, and for his sake. Amen.

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

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?
People: By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?
Leader: Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
People: Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
Leader: Believe the promise of the gospel:
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Romans 6:1-4

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 280)
The Lord has promised good to me, his word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.

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

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 67:1-7 (page 500 in the pew Bible, OT)

THE ANTHEM  If We Believe  John Goss
If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, ev’n so them also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring
with Him. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Hebrews 12:1-2 (page 212 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE SERMON  “This I Believe…”
Betsy Holland, Lisa Jern, and Alex Page

*THE HYMN 489  Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in
Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from
the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God
the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and
the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion
of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and
the life everlasting. Amen.

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  Improvisation

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

*THE HYMN 419  As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Hallelujah from O God, Thou Art My God  Henry Purcell

*THE POSTLUDE  Finale from Symphony No. 1  Louis Vierne

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

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