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Bulletin for December 20, 2015
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 20 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude on GREENSLEEVES  Richard Purvis

Jonathan Crutchfield, Organist/Choirmaster

 

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH  Charlotte Spears, Annie Davis, Jeb Davis

 

*Unison Prayer:

God of grace, ever faithful to your promises, the earth rejoices in the PEACE of our Savior’s coming and looks forward with longing to his return. Prepare our hearts to receive him when he comes, for he is Lord of all time and space. Amen.

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 8  Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates  TRURO

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, though we are made in your image, we fail to live as you made us to live. Where we have missed opportunities to serve, we need forgiveness. Where we have been unkind, we need forgiveness. Where we have caused pain, we need forgiveness. Where we harbor guilt and unease, we need forgiveness. For what we know but cannot name, we need forgiveness. So remake us, we pray. Call us and lead us where you would have us go through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 28)

Good Christian friends, rejoice with heart, and soul, and voice; now ye need not fear the grave: Jesus Christ was born to save! Calls you one and calls you all to gain the everlasting hall. Christ was born to save! Christ was born to save!

 

*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 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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Micah 5:2-5a (page 815 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Lux Arumque  Eric Whitacre

Light, warm and heavy as pure gold and the angels sing softly to the new-born baby.

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON: HYMN 600  Song of Mary  MORNING SONG

(The choir will sing verses 1 and 2; the congregation, seated, is invited to join on verses 3 through 5. This hymn is the text of Luke 1:46-55.)

 

THE SERMON  “An Old Familiar Song”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 27  Gentle Mary Laid Her Child  TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM

 

*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  In the Bleak Midwinter  Gustav Holst/arr. Crutchfield

Brandon Odom, baritone

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  In the Bleak Midwinter  CRANHAM

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Finale - From Heaven Above to Earth I Come  Walter Pelz

 

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

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