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Bulletin for October 25, 2015
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 25 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Romance, Op. 36  Camille Saint-Saëns

Richard Williams, french horn

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers.

People: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord and who shall stand in his holy place?

Leader: Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.

People: They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation.

Leader: Such is the company of those who seek God, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

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

- Psalm 24:1-6

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 455  All Creatures of Our God and King  LASST UNS ERFREUEN

(verses 1,2,5, and 6)

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, at our best, we fall short of the discipleship you call forth from each of us. At our worst, we belie the grace given us in Jesus Christ. Our sin remains before us and we are powerless to save ourselves. The strength of our own efforts cannot make us whole. Wholeness comes only from you, and we affirm once more our need of your grace. Forgive our sin, we pray, and work wonderfully within us so that faithful discipleship may indeed shine forth as a light to the nations, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

 

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

 

THE CHORAL ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Now Thank We All Our God (Hymn 555)

Cherub and Treble Choirs (Jonathan Crutchfield and Megan Mashburn, directors)

Leader: Believe the Promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 555)

All praise and thanks to God, who reigns in highest heaven, to father and to son and spirit now be given. The one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore, the God who was, and is, and shall be evermore.

 

*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  Tony Fishpaw

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Jeremiah 31:7-9 (page 690 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Make Our Church One Joyful Choir  Jonathan Crutchfield

Make our church one joyful choir on this glad and festive day and by song invoke the fire that invites our hearts to pray: Shape us, Christ, to live and claim all it means to bear your name. Bend us low by song and prayer, low enough to lift the cross and to take the weight and bear love’s uncounted final cost. Lift us up by song and prayer, till the way we deal with loss and our acts and words of care trace the pattern of your cross. Bend us, lift us, make us strong, send us out with wind and fire, so the world may hear the song that we offer as your choir: Shape us, Christ, to live and claim all it means to bear your name. Amen!

- Thomas Troeger

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 10:46-52 (page 44 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Let Me See Again”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 387  Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us  BRADBURY

 

*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  Sonata in D Major  Dominico Scarlatti

Mac Frampton, piano

 

*THE HYMN (422) AND THE OFFERING OF PLEDGES

God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

(You are invited to bring your pledge card forward and make your commitment during the singing of the hymn.)

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 391 Take My Life  HENDON

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Shape Us, Christ  Jonathan Crutchfield

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Now Thank We All Our God  J.S. Bach/Virgil Fox

 

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

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