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Bulletin for September 20, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 20 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Smith

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude on “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”  arr. Harold Friedell

Jonathan Crutchfield, organist

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

People: to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.

Leader: To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

People: For you O Lord have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I will sing for joy.

Leader: Let us worship God, who has created, redeemed and sustained us. Amen.

- Psalm 92

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 461  God Is Here! (verses 1 and 2)  Abbott’s Leigh

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, you are the same from age to age. In every age, your people have sought to know you and to know your mind and your will for us. And in every age, we have had times when what we have said and done reflected the way you would have us live, and we have had times when what we have said and done did not reflect the way you would have us live. Even still, through it all, you are faithful to us. So we confess our sin knowing that we rest in your abiding goodness, assured of your love for us all. Hear our prayers as we make them in Jesus’ name and for his sake. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: God so loved the world that he sent his only son, so that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.

People: Indeed, God sent the son not into the world that the world might be condemned but so that the world through him might be saved.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - John 3:16-17

 

*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 3-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes. Threes, fours & fives are in Room 011; K-1st grade in Room 001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 4th-5th grade in Room 005).

 

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  Claire Burke

 

THE RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

 

*THE PSALTER HYMN  Psalm 1  Crimond

How blest are those who do not stray, led by the wicked’s talk; who will not with the sinful stand, nor sit where scoffers mock. The teaching of the Lord their God they follow with delight, and meditate upon his word with gladness day and night. They flourish like well-watered trees set by a riverside, whose fruit matures, whose leaves remain - they prosper and abide. The wicked, like the straw and chaff by wind blown far away, can have no place among the just nor stand on judgement day. The Lord will guard the righteous well, he knows the way they take; but doomed to perish is the way the wicked undertake. - Charles Robertson

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 9:30-37  (page 42 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  The Call  Z. Randall Stroope

Come, my way, my truth, my life: Such a way, as gives us breath: Such a truth, as ends all strife: Such a life, as killeth death. Come, my light, my feast, my strength: Such a light, as shows a feast: Such a feast, as mends in length: Such a strength, as makes his guest. Come, my joy, my love, my heart: Such a joy, as none can move: Such a love, as none can part: Such a heart, as joys in love. Come, my joy, my love, my heart: Come, my way, my truth, my life. - George Herbert

 

THE SERMON  “The Good Life”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 339  Be Thou My Vision  Slane

 

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED  Drew Stockstill

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  Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains (from Elijah)  Felix Mendelssohn

Megan Mashburn, McKay Wycoff, Nan Nowell, soloists

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 461  God Is Here! (verses 3 and 4)  Abbott’s Leigh

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Canticle of the Turning  arr. Rory Cooney

Alex Page, violin

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Sing Praise to God  Emma Lou Diemer

 

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

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