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Bulletin for November 2, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP NOVEMBER 2 2014
ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY


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

 

THE GATHERING Josh Stanley

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Schmüke dich, o liebe Seele  J.S. Bach

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

People: Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Leader: You turn us back to dust, and say, ‘Turn back, you mortals.’ For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.

People: The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then, their span is only toil and trouble, they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Leader: Let us worship the eternal God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

- Psalm 90:1-4,10

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 526 For All the Saints (verses 1 through 4)

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, it is in you that my being rests. It is you who have made me, you who sustained me all the days of my life; it is in you that I trust in death. I read from the pages of scripture that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I hear the words of Jesus telling me to come to him when I am weary and carrying heavy burdens. I am blessed. And yet, O Lord, I need more. I have sinned and I need your redemptive power. I need forgiveness. So reach out to me once more, I pray, and lead me in the way everlasting, for I pray it in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ, in whom I trust. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

People: Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.”

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - John 10:11,14

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 280)

When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun.

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST

(Children ages 2-10 are invited to leave after the Minute Message for special classes. Fours & fives in Room 011; K-1st grade in Room 001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 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  Laura Fillyaw

 

THE SCRIPTURE LESSON  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (page 193 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  And I Saw a New Heaven  Edgar Bainton

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:

for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;

and there was no more sea.

And I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,

coming down from God out of heaven,

prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of Heaven, saying,

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,

and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people,

and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;

and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,

neither shall there be any more pain:

for the former things are passed away. - Revelation 21, vs. 1-4

 

THE SERMON  “Sing a Song of the Saints of God”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 364  I Sing a Song of the Saints of God

 

THE OFFERTORY  Andante religioso from Sonata IV  Felix Mendelssohn

 

THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

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 choirs of angels and with all the faithful of every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name.

Sanctus: F.J. Haydn

Chancel Choir

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 unable to consume gluten.)

Prayer after the Meal

 

*THE HYMN 451  Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  O How Glorious  Healey Willan

 

*POSTLUDE  Chorale in A minor  César Franck

 

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

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