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Bulletin for August 23, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP AUGUST 23 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Air from the Overture in D  J.S. Bach

Randy Romig, organist

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!

People: Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness.

Leader: Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

People: Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Leader: Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!

All: Praise the Lord! - Psalm 150

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 371  Lift High the Cross

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, our sin is before us. Your way for us is clear: we are to love you with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. Who among us may claim such love? In this calling, we have fallen short. We need reconciliation. And yet, we remember as well that our calling to live lives of humanity and kindness does not fail, and so we ask once more that you would strengthen us in discipleship, guide us, and give us the courage to live as you have called us. We ask this in the name of Jesus, and for his sake. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?

People: By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?

Leader: Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

People: Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

Leader: Believe the promise of the gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Romans 6:1-4

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 280)

The Lord has promised good to me, his word my hope secures; he will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.

 

*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-5th Grade in Room 001.)

 

THE CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH  Baron Mullis

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

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Catherine Fleming

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 34:15-22  (page 481 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Ain’t-a That Good News!  William Dawson

Quartet: Megan Mashburn, Nan Nowell, John Wingert, and Brandon Odom

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Ephesians 6:10-20  (page 184 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “This I Believe”

Peter Chatel, Katye Watts, Kent Balch

 

THE HYMN 525  Here I Am, Lord

 

*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  Praeludium in C  J.S. Bach

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 434  Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Go Ye Now in Peace  J. Eilers

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Allegro Maestoso  G.F. Handel

 

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

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