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Bulletin for December 14, 2014
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 14 2014
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Es ist ein Ros entsprungen  Johannes Brahms

 

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH

Robin, Azra, Michelle, Romal, Simran, and Meerab Masih

*Unison Prayer:
God of grace, ever faithful to your promises, the earth rejoices in the hope of our Savior’s coming and looks forward with longing to his return. Prepare our hearts to receive him when he comes, for he is Lord of all time and space. Amen.

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 20  Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, you are from everlasting to everlasting. You, the creator of heaven and earth, extend from the furthest reaches of the universe to the depths of Sheol. Yet we forget from whom our blessings flow. We blur the lines between creator and creation and think that we are the authors of our own blessings. But you alone are eternal, you alone are the source of all life and all good. We are chastened and we ask forgiveness. Return us to your marvelous image, remind us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and call forth from us the commitment you would have us bring, through Jesus the Christ we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,

People: But we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.

Leader: Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. - Hebrews 4:15-16

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 12)

Birds, though you long have ceased to build, guard the nest that must be filled. Even the hour when wings are frozen God for fledging time has chosen. People, look east and sing today: love the bird 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 OFFERTORY  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland  Hugo Distler

 

THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

THE MUSICAL OFFERING  Missa Sancti Nicolai  Franz Joseph Haydn (lyrics)

Megan Mashburn, Soprano; Kate Murray, Alto; John Young, Tenor; Brandon Odom, Bass

Agnus Dei

Benedictus

Credo In Unum Deum

Dona Nobis Pacem

EtIncarnatus

Et Resurrexit

Gloria In Excelsis

Kyrie

Quoniam

Sanctus

 

*THE HYMN 2  Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE  Improvisation

 

Morningside Presbyterian Church Staff

Dr. Baron Mullis Pastor, 404.876.7396 ext. 11
baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org

Rev. Drew Stockstill Associate Pastor, 404.876.7396 ext. 14
dstockstill@morningsidepc.org

Rev. Joanna Adams Pastor Emerita

Robert Gray Assistant to the Minister
rwgray26@gmail.com

Mason Copeland Organist/Choirmaster, 404.876.7396 ext. 23
masoncopeland@morningsidepc.org

Melinda Sandkam Program Director, 404.876.7396 ext. 15
msandkam@morningsidepc.org

Anna Best Office Administrator, 404.876.7396 ext. 10
office@morningsidepc.org

Randy Young Facilities Manager, 404.876.7396 ext. 13
randyyoung@morningsidepc.org

Sarah Tomaka Preschool Director, 404.685.8758
mpp@morningsidepc.org

Josh Stanley Ministry Intern, 404.876.7396
stanleyjoshuac@mail.ctsnet.edu

Landon Dillard Youth Assistant, 404.876.7396
landon.a.dillard@gmail.com

Rebecca Shipley Director of Children’s Choirs
rebeccashipley@pop.mindspring.com

JoAnn Kearns Accountant
kearnsja@gmail.com

Victor Carballosa, Sexton 404.242.0749
carballosav@yahoo.com


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

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