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Bulletin for December 27, 2015
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 27 2015
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  James Klotz

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Gesù Bambino  Pietro Yon

Mac Frampton, Guest Organist

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: This is the temple of the Lord.

People: We have come to seek God’s blessing.

Leader: This is the house of the Holy One.

People: We have come to praise God’s name.

Leader: Let us worship God.

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 31  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  MENDELSSOHN

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of wonder, you surround us with signs of your glory and surprise us with your presence, yet we often miss the marvels you place before us. Forgive our dullness and make us alert to the ways you make yourself known, that we might be witnesses to your good news and proclaim your extravagant love; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: In Jesus Christ God saved us,

People: not because of any good works that we have done, but according to God’s mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Leader: Therefore, people of God, rejoice and believe the good news of the gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Alleluia! Amen.

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Number 28)

Good Christian friends, rejoice with heart, and soul, and voice; now ye hear of endless bliss: Jesus Christ was born for this! He hath opened heaven’s door, and we are blest forevermore. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

 

*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  1 Samuel 2:18-20,26 (page 235 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  arr. Mac Frampton

(You are invited to call out your favorite Christmas hymn as the anthem today. Please use hymns between 21 and 61.)

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 2:41-52 (page 55 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Boy, Don’t You Ever”  Drew Stockstill

 

*THE HYMN 44  O Little Town of Bethlehem  ST. LOUIS

 

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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  Feast of English Carols  arr. Mac Frampton

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN 29  Go, Tell It on the Mountain  GO TELL IT

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE POSTLUDE  O Come, All Ye Faithful  arr. Mac Frampton

 

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

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