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Bulletin for December 7, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 7 2014
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

THE GATHERING  Josh Stanley

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland  J.S. Bach

 

THE INTROIT  Prepare a Way for the Lord  Michael Bedford

Cherub and Treble Choirs (Rebecca Shipley, director)

 

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH  Mary Hardy, Haden, and Finley Holaway

* Unison Prayer:

Eternal God, creator of all light and life, we give you thanks for the coming of the Christ, the light that shines in the darkness, the life of all people. Let us walk in the light of the Lord. Amen.

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 11  O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our sin is before us. Where you have shown us your kingdom, we have been quick to move on, to dismiss miracles and teachings and return to things as usual. Where you have taught us by example, we have not allowed those teachings to become our way of life. We dwell in darkness where you have called us to light. Forgive us we pray, and transform us. Allow our lives to reflect the light of your grace for all people, in order that we may be a light to the nations, keeping us always in your care. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Friends, Believe the Promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - John 8:12

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 12)

Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, one more seed is planted there: give up your strength the seed to nourish, that in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: Love the rose is on the way.

 

*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 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  Peter Cobb

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Isaiah 40:1-11  (page 627 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  And the Glory of the Lord  G.F. Handel

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:5)

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 1:1-8  (page 32 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “The Beginning of the Good News”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 3  Comfort, Comfort You My People

 

THE OFFERTORY  Maintenant que vienne le Sauveur des Païens  Marcel Dupre

 

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: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, (Hymn 581) heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.

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 1  Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Bereden väg för Herran

 

*POSTLUDE  Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes Sohn  J.S. Bach

 

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

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