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Bulletin for February 7, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 7 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Partita on ASCENDED TRIUMPH  arr. Robert Hobby

Theme and Bicinium

Jonathan Crutchfield, Organist/Choirmaster

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Praise the Lord!

People: Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Leader: I will praise the Lord as long as I live

People: I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

Leader: Let us worship the Lord our God. - Psalm 146:1-2

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 263  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise  ST. DENIO

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, remind us of our baptism as we prepare to come to your table. Remind us that you alone are holy. You alone are greater than our minds can conceive. Remind us as well that you are nearer to us than our very breath. And so we confess that we fail to worship you in the fullness of who we are. We keep you distant, as though the workings of the universe and our lives are mere clockwork. We domesticate you to our own agendas, blur the distinction between creator and creation, and substitute our idols in place of holy mystery. Forgive us, we pray and open our minds to new realities of who you are and how you extend grace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE KYRIE  (Hymn 572)

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,

People: but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.

Leader: Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Believe the promise of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. - Hebrews 4:15-16

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 582)

Dying, you destroyed our death; rising, you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory.

 

*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 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 GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 9:28-36  (page 65 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from Requiem  Johannes Brahms

How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts. For my soul longeth, yea, fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My soul and body crieth out, yea, for the living God. Blest are they that dwell within thy house; they praise thy name evermore.

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 9:37-43  (page 65 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE SERMON  “The Greatness of God”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 73  Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory  GENEVA

 

THE HANDBELL OFFERTORY  It Is Well With My Soul  arr. Cathy Moklebust

Alex Page, violin

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 592)

 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Invitation

The Great Thanksgiving

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts!

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give thanks and praise.

Leader: It is truly right…

And with our loved ones, separate from us now, who yet in this mystery are close to us, we join in the song of your unending greatness.

Sanctus (Hymn 581)

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory, hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.

Leader: You are holy, O God of majesty…Great is the mystery of faith.

People: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

The Lord’s Prayer

Communion of the People

 

THE HYMN AT COMMUNION  Break Bread

The Youth Choir (Ashley Hoffman, director)

 

*THE HYMN 520  Here, O Our Lord, We See You Face to Face  MORECAMBE

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Amen  Peter Lutkin

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Toccata on ASCENDED TRIUMPH  arr. Robert Hobby

 

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

Last Published: February 11, 2016 10:00 AM