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Bulletin for November 23, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP NOVEMBER 23 2014
CHRIST THE KING


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

 

THE GATHERING  Landon Dillard

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Toccata in D Minor  J.S. Bach

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

People: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God;

People: a great ruler over heaven and earth!

Leader: Let us worship the Lord: Father, Son and Holy Spirit! -Psalm 95: 1, 3

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 150  Come, Christians Join to Sing

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Lord Jesus, judge of the nations: We confess that we have not seen your face among our neighbors in need. To the extent that we are perfectly able, we have not shared our food with the hungry; we have not offered clothes to the destitute or shelter to the homeless. We have not welcomed the stranger, nor have we visited prisoners. We have not paid attention to these, your sisters and brothers, and in our neglect we have failed to serve you. Lord, forgive us; open our eyes to recognize your beloved family, and give us the blessing of sincere repentance that we may know the joy of eternal life with you and all the saints in this world and in the world to come. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Brothers and sisters, God seeks the lost sheep and feeds them with justice.

People: Forgiven and freed, we turn, then, and live in Christ, our Lord.

Leader: And believe the good news of the gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Alleluia! Amen! -Ezekiel 34:16

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 386)

O for a world preparing for God’s glorious reign of peace, where time and tears will be no more, and all but love will cease.

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST

(Children ages 2-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes. 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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 (page 756 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  King of Glory, King of Peace  Harold Friedell

King of glory, king of peace, I will love thee; and that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou hast granted my request, thou hast heard me; thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me. Wherefore with my utmost art I will sing thee, and the cream of all my heart I will bring thee. Though my sins against me cried, thou didst clear me; and alone, when they replied, thou didst hear me. Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee; in my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise thee. Small it is, in this poor sort to enroll thee; e'en eternity's too short to extol thee.

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 25:31-46 (page 27 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “When Did We See”  Drew Stockstill

 

*THE HYMN 387  Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

 

THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  from A Brief Statement of Faith, PC(USA)

We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal.

 

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 on Coronation

 

THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 142  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Amen  Orlando Gibbons

 

*POSTLUDE  Fugue in D Minor  J.S. Bach

 

Parts of this morning’s liturgy are reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word Worship Companion. Copyright 2014.

 

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

Last Published: December 3, 2014 10:56 PM