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Bulletin for March 6, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MARCH 6 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Smith 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Jesus, I Will Ponder Now  Paul Manz 

Jonathan Crutchfield, Organist/Choirmaster 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 

People: To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 

Leader: To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. 

People: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I will sing for joy. 

Leader: Come let us sing for joy. Let us worship God, who has created, redeemed and sustained us. Amen. -Psalm 92 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 356  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing  NETTLETON 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, as we prepare to come to your table, remind us once more of our baptism. We remain in need of your grace. On our best days we are still sinners; we still take more than we need. We still hold more than we ought; we still live mostly for ourselves. We have fallen short of loving God and loving our neigh-bors. We are not malicious, Lord, only complacent. But you are not a God of ex-cuses and qualifiers. Forgive our complacency and inaction. Forgive our failures and misdeeds. Have mercy on us and make us whole. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray, Amen. 

 

THE ANTHEM  Kyrie  Vytautas Miskinis 

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord; 

People: “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” 

Leader: He also adds, 

People: “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” 

Leader: Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Believe the promise of the Gospel. 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. -Hebrews 10:16-18 

 

*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  Baron Mullis 

(Visitors and members are invited to sign the blue friendship register pad and pass it down the pew.) 

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 32:1-5  (page 479 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

*THE HYMN 223  O My Soul, Bless your Redeemer  STUTTGART 

Verses 1 and 2 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  II Corinthians 5:16-21  (page 170 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “The Joy of Forgiveness”  Joanna Adams 

 

THE HYMN 223  O My Soul, Bless your Redeemer  STUTTGART 

Verses 3 and 4 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Ave Verum Corpus  Karl Jenkins 

Megan Mashburn, soprano; Brandon Odom, baritone 

 

*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 

To receive communion by intinction, please come forward by the center aisle, tear a generous piece of bread from the loaf, and dip it in the chalice before returning to your pew using the side aisles. Anyone unable to come for-ward will be served in their pew. For those unable to consume gluten, please go to the pastor’s communion station. 

 

THE MUSIC AT COMMUNION  Pie Jesu (from Requiem)  Gabriel Fauré 

Megan Mashburn, soprano 

 

THE PRAYER AFTER THE MEAL 

 

*THE HYMN 522  Lord, When I Came Into This Life  LAND OF REST 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ  LINSTEAD 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation  Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

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

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