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Bulletin for August 30, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP AUGUST 30 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

 THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Aria (Opus 51)  Flor Peeters

Jane Arant, organist

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork.

People: Day to day pours forth speech and night declares knowledge.

Leader: There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

People: The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. Let us worship God!

Leader: Let us worship God, creator, redeemer and sustainer. Amen. - Psalm 19:1-4

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 376  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, we know that we may rest in the promises of our baptism – we know that your grace rests on us this day and every day. Never for a moment are we outside of your constant care. And yet, things happen. Life tumbles in and your promises seem distant. We retreat into fear. We worry about what we cannot change. Forgive our anxious fears. Lead us to be the people you created us to be, disciples of Jesus Christ, in whose name we name our prayers, Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

People: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - Romans: 12:1-2

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 478)

Father like he tends and spares us; well our feeble frame he knows; in his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes. Alleluia! Alleluia! Widely yet his mercy flows.

 

*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

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

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Mark 7:1-8  (page 39 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  O Light Divine  Alexander Archangelsky

O light divine! The world rejoices as the morning breaks and shadows fly. All nature blends her myriad voices to greet the day spring from on high. O light eternal, love divine, let thy bright radiance around and in us shine. Light eternal shine, O shine upon us. All glorious, evermore, all glorious, from age to age thou art the same unchanging light. O light divine! Break forth O glorious light, our light, our life from on high.

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 7:14-23  (page 40 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “A Primer on Defiling Oneself”  Baron Mullis

 

THE HYMN 426  Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak (verses 1 through 5)

 

*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  My Faithful Heart Rejoices  Johannes Brahms

 

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.

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Dear

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 555  Now Thank We All Our God

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  The Lord Bless You and Keep You  Peter Lutkin

 

THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Marche triomphale: “Now Thank We All Our God”  Sigfrid Karg-Elert

 

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

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