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Bulletin for November 15, 2015 - 90th Anniversary Celebration
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WORSHIP NOVEMBER 15 2015
90th Anniversary Celebration
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.


THE PRELUDE  Be Still, My Soul  Jean Sibelius, arr. Kevin McChesney

Handbell Choir (James Klotz, director)

Derek Matthews, piano

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come into his presence with singing.

People: Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

People: For the Lord is good, his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Leader: Let us worship the triune God: creator, redeemer, and sustainer. Amen.

- Psalm 100

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 416  Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation  WESTMINSTER ABBEY

(This hymn was used for the 60th anniversary celebration in 1985.)

 

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 ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright and Godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and savior, Jesus Christ.

People: He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Titus 2:11-14

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 443)

Baptized in one confession, one church in all the earth, we bear our Lord’s impression, the sign of second birth: one holy people gathered in love beyond our own, by grace we were invited, by grace we make you known.

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

THE CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH

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

 

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  Baptized in Water  (Hymn 492)

(Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave after the Baptismal Response 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 PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 90 (page 517 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Hallelujah! (from “Mount of Olives”)  Ludwig van Beethoven

Walter Huff, Organist/Choirmaster (1989 to 2013)

Hallelujah unto God’s almighty Son. Praise the Lord, ye bright angelic choirs, in holy songs of joy. Man, proclaim his grace and glory. Hallelujah unto God’s almighty Son.

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  2 Corinthians 4:7-15  (page 170 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Treasure”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 419  How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord  REPTON

 

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED  Joanna Adams

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  You Are Salt for the Earth, O People  Marty Haugen, arr. Walter Huff

Nan Nowell, alto

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE LITANY FOR MORNINGSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Leader: O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, accept our praise and thanksgiving for your grace. Enable us to live our faith as a worshipping and loving people.

People: O Lord, we rededicate the life of this congregation.

Leader: O God, help us to learn and claim our heritage as God’s people. Bring us to feed on your word and to find personal renewal in Christian fellowship and study of the faith.

People: O Lord, we commit ourselves to learn more about our God and our calling as his people.

Leader: O God, may this be a place where problems of schools and highways and neighborhood rebirth are seen as the opportunity and challenge of the future into which we move.

People: O Lord, we commit ourselves to the struggles of rebirth and renewal.

Leader: O God, as we each renew our commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we acknowledge our privileges and responsibilities as disciples of Christ in this place.

People: I commit myself to the Lordship of Jesus Christ over my life.

All: To God be the praise and glory, as in the past, so now in the present, and into all of our tomorrows, that together by the power of his spirit, we may serve and worship Jesus Christ. Amen. - adapted from the 50th Anniversary Service

 

*THE HYMN 210  Our God, Our Help in Ages Past  ST. ANNE

(This hymn was used for the 20th anniversary celebration in 1945 and again in 1975 for the 50th anniversary.)

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Vouchsafe, O Lord (from “Te Deum”)  John Rutter

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin. O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee. O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.

 

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

Last Published: November 20, 2015 1:10 PM