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Bulletin for January 24, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JANUARY 24 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.


THE PRELUDE  Psalm 19  Benedetto Marcello

Jonathan Crutchfield, Organist/Choirmaster

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The spirit of the Lord God is upon us, because the Lord has anointed us;

People: God has sent us to bring good news to the oppressed, to heal the heartbroken, to announce freedom to all captives and release to the prisoners;

Leader: to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and to comfort all who mourn,

People: to care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,

Leader: messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a faint spirit. Let us worship our God! - -Adapted from Is. 61:1-3

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN  The Heavens Declare Your Glory  (See insert)

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Oh holy one, day after day the story of your creation is told and night by night your beauty displayed; the heavens declare your praise and all around us are opportunities to glimpse your glory. We confess that sin in the world and in our lives makes it difficult and at times impossible to see your goodness. The Bible declares good news to the poor and healing for the brokenhearted, yet we do not spend much time with your word and so we struggle to see the world through those spectacles of grace. Our prayer lives are often weak and our moral courage wanes. Forgive us our sins and help us join your prophets of old in announcing to a broken world and to our own souls: This is the year of the Lord’s favor! Amen.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Forgiven, we are filled by God's Spirit, commissioned to be Christ's hope, Christ's people for the world.

People: Anointed, we can care for one another, weep with one another, serve one another, and live with one another.

Leader: Believe the good news of the Gospel:

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

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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 exit to the narthex after the Peace of Christ where their teachers will take them to their classrooms. Threes, Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-3rd grades in Room 001; 4th-5th grades 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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Psalm 19  (page 472 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Cantique de Jean Racine  Gabriel Fauré

Word equal to God, the almighty, our only hope, eternal day of the earth and heavens; we break the silence of the peaceful night. Divine Savior, look upon us! Fan the fire of your powerful grace upon us, so that all hell may flee at the sound of your voice; shake off the sleep of a languishing soul, who has forgotten your laws! O Christ, be kind to these faithful people who have now gathered in thanks. Listen to the chants they offer to your immortal glory, and may they come away fulfilled with your gifts!

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 4:14-21  (page 57 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “Time for the Jubilee”  Drew Stockstill

 

*THE HYMN 332  Live Into Hope  TRURO

 

*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  Petit Prelude  Joseph Jongen

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN  This is My Song  FINLANDIA

This is my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for lands afar and mine. This is my home, the country where my heart is; here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine; but other hearts in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean, and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine; but other lands have sunlight too, and clover, and skies are everywhere as blue as mine. O hear my song, thou God of all the nations, a song of peace for their land and for mine.

This is my prayer, O Ruler of all nations: let thy reign come; on earth thy will be done. In peace may all earth’s people draw together, and hearts united learn to live as one. O hear my prayer, thou God of all the nations; myself I give thee; let thy will be done.

(Text: st. 1 & 2, Lloyd Stone; st. 3, Georgia Harkness)

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  O Hear My Prayer  FINLANDIA

 

*THE POSTLUDE  O Worship the King  Nancy Hill Cobb

 

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

Last Published: January 26, 2016 1:08 PM