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Bulletin for February 22, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 22 2015
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

 

THE GATHERING  Josh Stanley

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Choral Dorien  Jehan Alain

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

People: Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Leader: You turn us back to dust, and say, ‘Turn back, you mortals.’ For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.

People: The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then, their span is only toil and trouble, they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Leader: Let us worship the triune God, creator, redeemer and sustainer, Amen.

- Psalm 90:1-4,10

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 181  Come Sing to God

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O Lord, you know us so very well. We believe that we can hide things from your sight. We are wrong. We believe that we should hide our misdeeds. We are wrong. You know us so very well and you love us. We needn’t hide at all. Why do we hide, O Lord? We hide because we are afraid. We are afraid that you will judge us. We forget that in Jesus, you, the judge, stood in our place. You know us so well, O God, because you chose to be with us. Forgive our fear, and turn our hearts back to you. We pray it in the name of the one who stood in our place, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

THE KYRIE  (Hymn 572)

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see: everything has become new.

People: All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - 2 Corinthians 5:17-19

 

*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-1sr 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 MINUTE MESSAGE  Tom Daniel

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  1 Peter 3:18-22 (page 220 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Hide Not Thou Thy Face  Richard Farrant

Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servant in thy displeasure; for we confess our sins unto thee and hide not our unrighteousness. For thy mercy's sake, deliver us from all our sins.

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Genesis 9:8-17 (page 7 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE SERMON  “Never Again”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 272  God of the Sparrow

 

*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 SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

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

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Baptized in Water

Chancel Choir

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 76  My Song Is Love Unknown (verses 1, 2, and 5)

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  The Lord Bless You and Keep You  John Rutter

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Choral from Suite Gothique  Leon Boëllmann

 

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

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