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Bulletin for August 2, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP AUGUST 2 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING Mathew Frease

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Fugue in D Major  Johann Sebastian Bach

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: “Praise the Lord, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!

People: For great is God’s steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!”

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

- Psalm 117

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 476  O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Creator God, you stretched the heavens and filled the seas. You separated the night from the day, and the dry land from the waters. And when you had created every living thing, you made us. From the dust of the earth, you raised us up. Created in your image, O God, we have striven for lesser things. We have allowed ourselves to be defined by sin rather than gratitude. Forgive us, we pray. Teach us once more to seek our true inheritance in Jesus Christ our Lord. Remind us of our baptism as we prepare to come to your table, for it is in the name of Jesus, our unseen host, that we pray. Amen.

 

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 485)

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the father through Jesus the son, and give him the glory: great things he hath done!

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST

(Children ages 2-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes. Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-2nd Grade in Room 001; 3rd-5th Grade attend 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  Ephesians 4:1-16 (page 182 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  True Light  Keith Hampton

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Almighty God is light. He lives in us as true light. In the beginning out of the darkness God created True Light. Almighty God is light. He lives in us as true light. Don’t let the light that you’ve given me die, and don’t desert my mind. But let the one who serves you praise you again and again. You are the one who judges right from wrong. Your glory excites no envy. But let the one who serves you praise you again and again. This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine everywhere I go, I want the world to know. God gave the world true light.

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 (page 60 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE HOMILY “Manna”  Baron Mullis

 

THE HYMN 504  Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether

 

THE OFFERTORY  Improvisation

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

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

To receive communion by intinction, please come forward by the center aisle, tear a generous piece of bread from the loaf, and dip it in the chalice before returning to your pew using the side aisles. Anyone unable to come forward will be served in their pew. For those unable to consume gluten, please go to the pastor’s communion station.

 

*THE HYMN 451  Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabaeus  G.F. Handel

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Finale from Symphony No. 1  Louis Vierne

 

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

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