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Bulletin for January 4, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP JANUARY 4 2015
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prealudium in G Dur  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come into his presence with singing. 

People: Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, Bless his name. 

People: For the Lord is good, his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. 

Leader: Let us worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer. -Psalm 100 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 22  Angels from the Realms of Glory 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, remind us of our baptism as we prepare to come to your table. Remind us of your unconditional love poured out for the world. Remind us of your body given for us that we might know the depth and width of your love for humankind. And reminding us of these things, let us be honest with ourselves and you about our failures. Where we have failed to love as you love, forgive us. Where we have lived only for ourselves, forgive us. Where we have hurt others intentionally, forgive us. Where we have offended others through omission, forgive us. Give us the grace to recognize our faults and seek a fresh start, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing: it is the gift of God - not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 

People: For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before hand to be our way of life. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. -Ephesians 2:8-10 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 37) 

Flocks were sleeping; Shepherds keeping Vigil till the morning new. Saw the glory, Heard the story, Tidings of a gospel true. Thus rejoicing, Free from sorrow, Praises voicing Greet the morrow; Christ the babe was born for you. 

 

*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 EPISTLE LESSON  Ephesians 1:3-14  (page 180 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Flower of Heaven  Eric Thiman 

Nan Nowell, Soloist 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Jeremiah 31:7-14  (page 690 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “On Being Christians” Sermon Series  Baron Mullis 

#1, “Making Fresh Starts” 

 

*THE HYMN 51  See Amid the Winter’s Snow 

 

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suf-fered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Das Alte Jahr Vergangen ist  J.S.Bach 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM 

People: With joy and thanksgiving we welcome this child into Christ’s church. We are the family of God for we are all one in Christ. 

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 25) 

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay close by me forever and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, and fit us for heaven to live. 

 

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 has 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 28  Good Christian Friends, Rejoice 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*POSTLUDE  Grand jeu et Duo from Nouveau Livre de Noels  Louis-Claude Daquin 

 

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

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