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Bulletin for January 11, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP JANUARY 11 2015
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF
DEACONS AND ELDERS

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie  Maurice Duruflé

 

* THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: “Praise the Lord, all you nations! Extol the Lord, all you peoples!

People: For great is God’s steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!”

Leader: Let us worship God, who creates us, redeems us and sustains us. Amen.

- Psalm 117

 

* THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 66  We Three Kings of Orient Are

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, you are the good master. You alone can do exceedingly abundantly more than that we could ever ask or imagine. To you alone belong all glory and honor in the church forevermore. And yet, too often we praise you as though you are commonplace and ordinary. Too often we fail to register your goodness and mercy. And far too often, we are mute where good words might make all the difference. Forgive our willingness to worship feebly. Forgive our ability to settle for less than the God that you are. Open our lips that we may sing your praise. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: “So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, out inner nature is being renewed, day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure.

People: Because we look not at what can be seen, but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.”

Leader: Friends, believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 

* THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 68)

To God the Father, God the Son, and Holy Spirit, three in one, may every tongue and nation raise an endless song of thankful praise.

 

* THE PEACE OF CHRIST

(Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes. Threes, fours & fives are in Room 011; K-1st grade in Room 003; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 001; 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 NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Acts 19:1-7 (page 130 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Shall We Gather at the River  arr. John Carter

Shall we gather at the river, where bright angel feet have trod; with its crystal tide forever flowing by the throne of God? Yes, we’ll gather at the river, the beautiful, the beautiful river, gather with the saints at the river, that flows by the throne of God. Ere we reach the shining river, lay we ev’ry burden down; grace our spirits will deliver, and provide a robe and crown. Yes, we’ll gather at the river, the beautiful, the beautiful river, gather with the saints at the river, that flows by the throne of God. Deep river, my home is over Jordan deep river, I want to cross over into campground. Soon we’ll reach the shining river, soon our pilgrimage will cease; soon our happy hearts will quiver with the melody of peace. Yes, we’ll gather at the river, the beautiful, the beautiful river, gather with the saints at the river, that flows by the throne of God.

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 29  (page 477 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE SERMON  “On Being Christians” Sermon Series  Baron Mullis

#2, “Worshipping God”

 

*THE HYMN 63  As With Gladness Men of Old

 

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

 

THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

The Ordination and Installation of Officers, Class of 2017

The Ordination Prayer and Laying on of Hands

 

*THE HYMN AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  Here I Am, Lord  (Hymn 525)

 

* THE HYMN 482  Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized  (Hymn 70)

God called you “My beloved Son,” the suffering servant true, sent You the kingdom to proclaim, God’s holy will to do.

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Fugue sur le theme du Carillon des Heures de la cathédrale de Soissons

Maurice Duruflé

 

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

Last Published: January 12, 2015 8:12 PM