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Bulletin for March 27, 2016 - Easter Sunday
Morningside Staff
 

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EASTER SUNDAY
WORSHIP MARCH 27 2016
9 A.M. AND 11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Drew Stockstill 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE 

Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!  Anton Wilhelm Leopold 

Jonathan Crutchfield, Organist/Choirmaster 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen!” 

People: Christ is risen indeed! - Luke 24:1-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 123  Jesus Christ Is Risen Today  EASTER HYMN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, in Jesus Christ you have reconciled the world to yourself. The empty tomb proclaims your redemption of all that you have made and loved. In Christ’s resurrection lies the hope of our own. Hallelujah! And yet, it is so easy to roll the stone back over the tomb and live as though Easter has not happened. It is easy to retreat to fear. It is easy to continue as though the resurrection were not true. Forgive our fears, enliven our hearts, and call us to proclaim the good news that Christ is risen; he is risen indeed! Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 

People: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

Leader: When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 119) 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done, the victory of life is won. The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia! 

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

(Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes. Threes, fours & fives are in Room 011; K-3rd grade in Room 001; 4th-5th grade 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 EPISTLE LESSON  1 Corinthians 15:19-26  (page 166 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Joy to the Heart  K. Lee Scott 

Look there! The Christ, our Brother, comes resplendent from the gallows tree and what he brings in his hurt hands is life on life for you and me. Joy! Joy! Joy to the heart all in this good day’s dawning! Good Jesus Christ inside his pain looked down Golgotha’s stony slope and let the blood flow from his flesh to fill the springs of living hope. (refrain) Good Jesus Christ, our Brother, died in darkest hurt upon the tree to offer us the worlds of light that live inside the Trinity. (refrain) 

(John Bennett, 1920-1991) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 24:6-12  (page 84 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “An Idle Tale”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 122  Thine is the Glory  JUDAS MACCABEUS 

 

*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  Allegro con brio (from Sonata IV)  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

 

*THE HYMN 495  We Know That Christ is Raised  ENGELBERG 

 

*THE CLOSING SENTENCES 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  An Easter Hallelujah  Melchior Vulpius 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Toccata from Symphonie V  Charles-Marie Widor 

Michael Morgan (9 a.m.); Jonathan Crutchfield (11 a.m.), organists 

 

THE EASTER BRASS 

Mark Mashburn, Bill Southwood (Trumpets); Richard Williams (French Horn); Andrew Eddington (Trombone); Tom Day (Tuba) 


THE GUEST ORGANIST 

Michael Morgan 

 

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

Last Published: April 4, 2016 11:24 PM