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Bulletin for September 14, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 14 2014
24TH 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  Adagio from Symphony V  C.M. Widor

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
People: Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Leader: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.
People: For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!
Leader: Let us worship God, who creates us, redeems us and sustains us. - Psalm 96:1-4

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 487  When Morning Gilds the Skies

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 265)
With grateful hearts the past we own; the future, all to us unknown, we to your
guardian care commit, and peaceful leave before your feet.

*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 MESSAGE  Alex Bach

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Genesis 50:15-21  (page 46 in the pew Bible, OT)

THE ANTHEM  True Light  Keith Hampton
Megan Mashburn, soprano; Mac Frampton, piano
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine. Almighty God is light. He lives in us as true light. In the beginning out of the darkness God created true light. Almighty God is light. He lives in us as true light. Don’t let the light that you’ve given me die, and don’t desert my mind. But let the one who serves you praise you again and again. You are the one who judges right from wrong. Your glory excites no envy. But let the one who serves you praise you again and again. This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine. Everywhere I go, I want the world to know. God gave the world true light.

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 18:21-35  (page 19 in the pew Bible, NT)

THE SERMON  “What Not To Do”  Baron Mullis

*THE HYMN 422  God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

*THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Excerpted from The Confession of 1967 (Inclusive Language Version)
God’s redeeming work in Jesus Christ embraces the whole of human life:
social and cultural, economic and political, scientific and technological,
individual and corporate. It includes the natural environment as exploited
and despoiled by sin. It is the will of God that the divine purpose for human
life shall be fulfilled under the rule of Christ and all evil be banished
from creation.
With an urgency born of this hope, the church applies itself to present
tasks and strives for a better world. It does not identify limited progress
with the kingdom of God on earth, nor does it despair in the face of disappointment
and defeat. In steadfast hope, the church looks beyond all partial
achievement to the final triumph of God.

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  Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise  Wilbur Held

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

*THE HYMN 361  How Firm a Foundation

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  The Lord Bless You and Keep You  Peter Lutkin
The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace,
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. Amen.

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation on Foundation

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

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