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Bulletin for April 5, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP APRIL 5 2015
EASTER SUNDAY

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE

(8:30 a.m.)  This Joyful Eastertide  Jan Bender

Sarah Martin, Organist

(11:00 a.m.)  Marche Heroique  Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer

Mason Copeland, Organist/Choirmaster

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen!”

People: Christ is risen indeed! - Luke 24:1-5

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 123  Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, in Jesus Christ you have reconciled the world to yourself. The empty tomb proclaims your redemption of all that you have made and loved. In Christ’s resurrection lies the hope of our own. Hallelujah! And yet, it is so easy to roll the stone back over the tomb and live as though Easter has not happened. It is easy to retreat to fear. It is easy to continue as though the resurrection were not true. Forgive our fears, enliven our hearts, and call us to proclaim the good news that Christ is risen; he is risen indeed! Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

People: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Leader: When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - Colossians 3:1-4

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 119)

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done, the victory of life is won. The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!

 

*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 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 EPISTLE LESSON  1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (page 165 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM

(8:30 a.m.)  This Joyful Eastertide  Charles Wood

Jessica Dennison, soprano; Nan Nowell, alto; Chase Davidson, tenor; Brandon Odom, bass

(11:00 a.m.)  Christ, Our Passover  Will MacFarlane

Jessica Dennison, soprano; Nan Nowell, alto; Chase Davidson, tenor; Brandon Odom, bass

Mark Mashburn, trumpet; William Southwood, trumpet; Tom Day, trombone; Casey Thomas, trombone

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  John 20:1-18 (page 108 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “By the Grace of God”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 118  The Day of Resurrection!

 

THE OFFERTORY

(8:30 a.m.)  Christ the Lord Is Risen Today  arr. Karissa Dennis

Morningside Handbell Choir, Jeff Peters, Director

William Southwood, trumpet; Jessica Dennison, soprano

(11:00 a.m.)  Improvisation

 

*THE RESPONSE AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

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 113  Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE

(11:00 a.m.)  An Easter Hallelujah  Melchior Vulpius

 

*THE POSTLUDE

(8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.)  Toccata from Symphonie V  Charles-Marie Widor

 

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

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