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Bulletin for September 13, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 13 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  How Firm a Foundation  Michael Burkhardt

Jonathan Crutchfield, organist

 

*THE CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP  A Pentatonic Alleluia  Ross Whitney

(At the conclusion of the Choral Call to Worship, please rise in body or spirit to join in our opening hymn.)

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 263  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, remind us of our baptism as we prepare to come to your table. Remind us of your unconditional love poured out for the world. Remind us of your body given for us that we might know the depth and width of your love for humankind. Too often, though, we do not live as you would have us live. We miss opportunities to speak words that heal and instead babble words that hurt. We miss the chance to speak words of love and instead indulge in words of indifference. We miss opportunities to speak words that are selfless, instead rambling on and on about ourselves. Where we have hurt others intentionally, forgive us. Where we have offended others through omission, forgive us. Give us the grace to recognize our faults and open our mouths with your messages of hope and grace, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing: it is the gift of God - not the result of works, so that no one might boast.

People: For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Ephesians 2:8-10

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 576)

Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, gloria, alleluia, alleluia!

Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, gloria, alleluia, alleluia!

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST

(Children ages 2-10 are invited to exit to the narthex after the Peace of Christ where their teachers will take them to their classrooms. Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-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 MINUTE MESSAGE  Hillery McNeill

 

THE ANTHEM  Behold Now, Praise the Lord  Everett Titcomb

Beyond now, praise the Lord; all ye servants of the Lord. Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord, even in the courts of the house of our God. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and praise the Lord. Behold now, praise the Lord; all ye servants of the Lord, praise the Lord. - Psalm 134

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  James 3:1-12  (page 216 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  "The Untamed Tongue”  Baron Mullis

 

THE HYMN 335  Though I May Speak

 

THE OFFERTORY  The Peace May Be Exchanged (from Rubrics)  Dan Locklair

 

*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

(The round wafers on the plate are provided for our members and guests with gluten intolerance.)

 

*THE HYMN 354  Guide My Feet  (verses 1 through 4)

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Guide My Feet

Guide my feet while I run this race, for I don’t want to run this race in vain!

(The congregation is invited to sing the response with the choir.)

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation on Today’s Hymns  Jonathan Crutchfield

 

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

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