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Bulletin for July 26, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP JULY 26 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Air from Suite No. 3  J.S. Bach

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP  (Hymn 322)

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 466  O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, you created the earth and all that lives with amazing creativity and in great joy. You gave us abundant life and you filled us with your love. You asked us to boldly share that love and to joyfully praise and worship you with our whole hearts. You placed no bounds on our joyful expressions of praise, empowering us with your Spirit of creativity to give you glory. Yet, we confess we seldom worship you with unbounded praise. We are often timid in our lives of worship. We often hold back our own creativity. Forgive us, God, and help us to worship you more fully in our lives. To God be the glory for all that has been done for us in Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: My fellow children of God, do not fear:

All: Our God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

One: Therefore, believe the good news of the Gospel:

All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. -Romans 8:16,15

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 341)

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

THE CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH

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

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

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

 

(Children ages 2-10 are invited to leave after the Baptism for special classes. Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-2nd Grade in Room 001; 3rd-5th Grade in Room 005.)

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Ephesians 3:14-21 (page 182 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Jordan  William Billings

There is a land of pure delight, where saints immortal reign; infinite day excludes the night, and pleasures banish pain; there everlasting spring abides, and never-with'ring flowers: Death, like a narrow sea, divides this heavenly land from ours. Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood stand dress'd in living green; so to the Jews old Canaan stood, while Jordan roll'd between. But tim'rous mortals start and shrink to cross this narrow sea, and linger, shiv'ring on the brink, and fear to launch away. O could we make our doubts remove, those gloomy fears that rise, and see the Canaan that we love, with unbeclouded eyes; could we but climb where Moses stood, and view the landscape o'er, not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood, should fright us from that shore.

 

THE HOMILY  “Strengthening Your Inner Being”  Baron Mullis

 

THE HYMN SING

During worship today, we will join in a 15-20 minute hymn sing. We will sing selected verses from hymns that you choose-either from the Presbyterian Hymnal or from the choices listed in the bulletin insert. This process assures that our organist can have the music readily available and that the congregation has access to the words. An index of titles can be found in the back of your pew hymnal. Have your hymn number/title ready and raise your hand!

 

*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 264  When In Our Music God Is Glorified

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Amen  Orlando Gibbons

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Procesión Alegre  Garry Cornell

 

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

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