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Bulletin for March 1, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP MARCH 1 2015
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

 

THE GATHERING

Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude in C minor  Felix Mendelssohn

 

*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 488  The God of Abraham Praise

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, we know that we have fallen short of your calling for us. We know that you have offered us life abundant, and we have settled for life parsimonious. You have offered us the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit, and we have preferred our own ways of being community. You have given us the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we have preferred instead what we could contain, a harsh and cold grace that we can administer. Forgive us, we pray, for our limits. Remind us once more of what is exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine, and then lead us there. Through our Lord Jesus Christ we pray. 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: The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright and Godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and savior, Jesus Christ.

People: He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen. - Titus 2:11-14

 

*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 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 MINUTE MESSAGE  Capital Campaign Co-Chairs

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Genesis 17:1-7; 15-16 (page 12 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Teach Me O Lord  Thomas Atwood

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

- Psalm 119: 33

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Romans 4:13-25 (page 145 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Fully Convinced”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 516  Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation

 

THE OFFERTORY  Christ, du Lamm Gottes  J.S. Bach

 

THE COMMISSIONING OF THE MISSION TEAM

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

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…

And with our loved ones, separate from us now, who yet in this mystery are close to us, we join in the song of your unending greatness.

Sanctus  Holy, Holy, Holy  (Hymn 581)

Leader: You are holy, O God of majesty… Great is the mystery of faith.

People: Christ has died, Christ is 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 with gluten intolerance.)

Prayer after the Meal

 

*THE HYMN 379  My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  O Taste and See  R. V. Williams

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is. Blessed is the man that trusteth in him!

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Fugue in C minor  Felix Mendelssohn

 

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

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