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Bulletin for March 22, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP MARCH 22 2015
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie from Fiori muscicali 1635  Girolamo Frescobaldi

 

THE INTROIT

Faith That’s Sure (Treble Choir)  Suzanne Lord

Come Go With Me (Cherub Choir)  Spiritual

Jesus Is Calling (Combined Choirs)  James Ritchie

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!

People: I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

Leader: Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them.

People: Who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.

Leader: The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.

People: The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

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

- Psalm 146:1-2; 5-9

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 476  O Worship the King, All Glorious Above! (verses 1through 5)

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O Lord God, we know that Christ is King, but we place our trust elsewhere. We trust in military might, we trust in financial stability, we trust even in the church. But our trust is misplaced. It is Christ alone in whom we should trust, and so we come in penitence to declare that we need forgiveness. Turn our hearts to Christ, O God, that we may worship aright and trust in hope the one who has loved us, even unto death. In the name of Jesus 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: Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

People: Therefore, beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - 1 Corinthians 15:55-58

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 466)

O for a thousand tongues to sing my dear Redeemer’s praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of God’s grace!

 

*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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Jeremiah 31:5-14  Daisy Ottmann

(page 690 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Wash Me Throughly  S.S. Wesley

Wash me throughly from my wickedness, and forgive me all my sin. For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.

- Psalm 51, vs. 2-3

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Hebrews 5:5-10 (page 207 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Prophet, Priest, and King”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 399  We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

 

*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 339  Be Thou My Vision

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  O Lamm Gottes  Nikolaus Decius

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Fugue in e minor  J.S. Bach

 

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

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