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Bulletin for February 15, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 15 2015
6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude in F major  Dietrich Buxtehude

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!

People: Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness.

Leader: Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

People: Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Leader: Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!

All: Praise the Lord! - Psalm 150

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 263  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, we have sought your blessing upon us, yet even as we ask, we know that we cannot merit it. Our lives stand, not as testimony to your goodness, but as reminders of our sin. We have failed at our calling to be your people and show to the world who you are. And so, in honesty we come seeking your healing touch upon our lives; your cleansing Word to our sin. Forgive us, we pray, for our failures, and help us live as though we are the recipients of grace upon grace. We ask in the name of Jesus, and for our sake. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: This is the message that we heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.

People: If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true. But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - 1 John 1:5-7

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 579)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.

 

*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-3rd grade in Room 001; 4th-5th grade in Room 005).

 

THE CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH  Baron Mullis

(Visitors and members are invited to sign the blue friendship register pad and pass it down the pew.)

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Duncan Spears

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 9:2-9  (page 41 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies  T. Frederick H. Candlyn

Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only light, sun of righteousness, arise! Triumph o'er the shades of night; day-spring from on high, be near; day-star, in my heart appear. Dark and cheerless is the morn unaccompanied by thee; joyless is the day's return, till thy mercy's beams I see; till they inward light impart, glad my eyes, and warm my heart. Visit then this soul of mine; pierce the gloom of sin and grief; fill me, radiancy divine; scatter all my unbelief; more and more thyself display, shining to the perfect day. Amen

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  II Kings 2, selected verses (page 317 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE SERMON  “Generation to Generation”  Joanna Adams

 

*THE HYMN 210  Our God, Our Help in Ages Past

 

*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, suffered 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 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 DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 144  Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Hallelujah, Amen (from Judas Maccabaeus) G. F. Handel

Hallelujah, Amen. O Judah, rejoice, in songs divine, with Cherubim and Seraphim harmonious join.

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Fugue in F major  Dietrich Buxtehude

 

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

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