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Bulletin for March 20, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MARCH 20 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  All Glory, Laud, and Honor  Paul Manz 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 

People: So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” 

Leader: Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying: 

People: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest Heaven!” 

Leader: Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout.” Let us worship the Lord! - Luke 19:28-40 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 88  All Glory, Laud, and Honor  VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Merciful God, before the suffering of your son, the crowds sang hymns of praise. We have joined our voices with theirs and made sweet hosannas ring. Yet, our hearts are not always glad to sing your praise and we often turn from your path when we see the shadow of the cross that lies ahead. We confess that we also join your disciples and the crowds in the darkness of sin. From the very lips that sing your praises and confess faith in you also come words that deny we are your followers and shout, “Crucify!” The hands that wave palm branches are the same that prepare your cross. Forgive us, God of grace. Look upon us with mercy. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: God does not turn away when we fail to be faithful. God does not reject us when we do not trust fully. God continues to love us, to forgive us, to restore us. 

People: It is God who helps us, it is God who saves us. 

Leader: Believe the good news of the gospel. 

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven! Amen! 

 

THE ANTHEM  Alleluia Canon  Mozart/Donald Moore 

The Treble Choir (Megan Mashburn, Director) 

Caroline Parrish, flute 

 

*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  Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord Most Dear  VOM HIMMEL HOCH 

(Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave after the Baptismal Response for special classes. Threes, fours & fives are in Room 011; K-5th grade in Room 005). 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Luke 22:14-23  (page 72 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Lift up your heads, O ye gates  William Mathias 

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Life up your heads, O ye gates, even lift them up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. -Psalm 24: 7-10 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  Luke 22 & 23  (page 81 & 83 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  From Palms to Passion  Drew Stockstill 

 

*THE HYMN 89  Hosanna, Loud Hosanna  ELLACOMBE 

 

* 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  Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates  Cathy Moklebust 

The Handbell Choir (Jonathan Crutchfield, Director) 

Caroline Parrish, flute; Alex Page, violin 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY 

 

*THE HYMN 92  Beneath the Cross of Jesus  ST. CHRISTOPHER 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!  ST. DROSTANE 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  On Earth Has Dawned This Day of Days  Wilbur Held 

 

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

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