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Bulletin for February 14, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 14 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Smith

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

THE PRELUDE  Theme: “What Wondrous Love”  John Eggert

Jonathan Crutchfield, Organist/Choirmaster

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty;

People: God will command the angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Leader: On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.

People: God says: I will be with you in trouble; I will rescue you and honor you.

Leader: Let us worship the Almighty God. - Psalm 91

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 181  Come Sing to God  ELLACOMBE

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, this Lenten season we are reminded of your power made real in tender flesh, yet we forget your power at work in both our strengths and weaknesses. We remember from dust and ash and watery chaos you brought forth life, yet we forget all that is good and wonderful is from you and we miss opportunities to celebrate and give you thanks. We remember your love for us is an unconditional and wondrous love, but we forget your love extends to all creation: the land, the plants, the animals of the earth, sea and sky, people of all nations and faiths. Forgive us for our forgetfulness and as you extend your grace, give us the discipline to take time to notice and enjoy your love for us and for all.

 

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: Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away.

People: It is not in heaven, that you should say, “Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it?” Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it?”

Leader: No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe. This word is made flesh in Jesus Christ and his word to us is a wondrous love, so believe the good news of the Gospel:

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven! Alleluia! Amen! - Deut. 30: 11-14

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 582)

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

 

*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  Child of Blessing, Child of Promise  KINGDOM

(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 EPISTLE LESSON  Romans 10:8b-13  (page 150 in the pew Bible, NT)

 

THE ANTHEM  Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks  Herbert Howells

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God. When shall I come to appear before the presence of God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God? Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God. (Psalm 42:1-3)

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Deuteronomy 26:1-11  (page 174 in the pew Bible, OT)

 

THE SERMON  “Tired of Leftovers”  Drew Stockstill

 

*THE HYMN 85  What Wondrous Love Is This  WONDROUS LOVE

 

*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  Ostinato: “What Wondrous Love”  John Eggert

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Hymn 592)

 

*THE HYMN  Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days  LAND OF REST

1. Lord, who throughout these forty days for us didst fast and pray, teach us with thee to mourn our sins, and close by thee to stay.

2. As thou with Satan didst contend, and didst the victory win, O give us strength in thee to fight, in thee to conquer sin.

3. And through these days of penitence, and through thy Passiontide, yea, evermore, in life and death, O Lord, with us abide.

4. Abide with us, that so, this life of suffering o’er past, an Easter of unending joy we may attain at last!

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  O Love, How Deep  DEO GRACIAS

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Finale: “What Wondrous Love”  John Eggert

 

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

Last Published: February 24, 2016 6:31 PM