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Bulletin for September 28, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 28 2014
26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
 

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

 

THE GATHERING  Clark Simmons

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Variations from See the conqu’ring hero comes from Judas Maccabaeus  Ludwig Beethoven
Elisabeth Copeland, cello

 

THE CHIMING OF THE HOUR

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Clap your hands, all you peoples;

People: shout to God with loud songs of joy.

Leader: For the Most High is awesome,

People: a great sovereign over all the earth.

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

People: to sing praises to your name O God.

Leader: Let us worship the Triune God. - Psalm 47: 1-2

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 220  All People That on Earth Do Dwell

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, by water and your Holy Spirit you baptized us to be your own and called the church into being. We confess that we hold back the love of your Spirit among us. We do not listen for your word of grace, speak the good news of your love, or live as a people made one in Christ. Have mercy on us, O God. Transform our lives by the power of your Holy Spirit and make strong our common witness to the one Lord, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city.

People: On either side of the river is the tree of life and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Leader: Nothing accursed will be found there any more. Believe the good news of the gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. - Rev. 22:1-3

 

* THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 316)

Breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

 

*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  Baron Mullis

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

 

 THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Isaiah 43:15-21  Rebekah Groover

(page 632 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  How Lovely are the Messengers  Felix Mendelssohn

How lovely are the messengers that preach us the gospel of peace. To all the nations is gone forth the sound of their words, throughout all the lands their glad tidings.

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 2:23-3:6  (page 34 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Expect the Unexpected”  Dana Hughes

 

*THE HYMN 434  Today We Are Called to Be Disciples

 

THE SERVICE OF INSTALLATION

Leader: As in one body we have many parts and each part has its own function, so all of us together with Christ are one body, and we all belong to each other.

People: We have different gifts according to the grace God has given us.

Leader: If your gift is to hear God’s Word,

People: speak it out in faith.

Leader: If your gift is service,

People: live to serve others.

Leader: If your gift is the heart of a teacher,

People: teach what is true.

Leader: Let preachers preach with conviction, and givers give freely;

People: let officers work diligently for the people, and let those who serve the poor, serve gladly.

Leader: Let us not lack for enthusiasm, but be ardent in spirit,

People: serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in suffering, constant in prayer, supporting one another, and welcoming all. - Based on Romans 12:4–8, 11-13

 

 THE STATEMENT ON THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH

Leader: We are called out by God to be the church of Jesus Christ… Today we reclaim our historic calling and remember the great ends of the church:

People: The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind; the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God; the maintenance of divine worship; the preservation of the truth; the promotion of social righteousness; and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world. - -PC(USA) Book of Order F-1.0304

Leader: The Ministry of the church is shared by pastor and people so that all together may fulfill the mission to which we are called in Jesus Christ…In his baptism, Drew was clothed with Christ. He was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, and is now called by God through the voice of the church to serve as associate pastor of this congregation.

People: We remember with joy our common calling to serve Christ, and we celebrate God’s call of our brother, to serve among us as associate pastor.

 

 THE CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS

a. Do you trust in Jesus Christ your Savior, acknowledge him Lord of all and Head of the Church, and through him believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

b. Do you accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be, by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the Church universal, and God’s Word to you?

c. Do you sincerely receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to believe and do, and will you be instructed and led by those confessions as you lead the people of God?

d. Will you fulfill your ministry in obedience to Jesus Christ, under the authority of Scripture, and be continually guided by our confessions?

e. Will you be governed by our church’s polity, and will you abide by its discipline? Will you be a friend among your colleagues in ministry, working with them, subject to the ordering of God’s Word and Spirit?

f. Will you in your own life seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, love your neighbors, and work for the reconciliation of the world?

g. Do you promise to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church?

h. Will you pray for and seek to serve the people with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love?

i. Will you be a faithful teaching elder, proclaiming the good news in Word and Sacrament, teaching faith and caring for people? Will you be active in government and discipline, serving in the councils of the church; and in your ministry will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ?

 

 THE CONGREGATIONAL QUESTIONS  Leslie Prince

 THE PRAYER OF INSTALLATION AND THE LORD’S PRAYER George Stroup

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 CHARGE TO THE NEWLY INSTALLED PASTOR  Lindsay Armstrong

 

 THE CHARGE TO THE CONGREGATION

 

*THE OFFERTORY  Improvisation

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 370  Just as I Am, Without One Plea

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION  Drew Stockstill

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Set Me As a Seal  Rene Clausen

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love; neither can the floods drown it.

 

 THE POSTLUDE  Kriegsmarsch der Priester  Felix Mendelssohn

 

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

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