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Bulletin for May 1, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MAY 1 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  “Andante Religioso”  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: We have gathered together as your body to worship you, O God. 

People: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. 

Leader: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity. 

People: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. 

Leader: Calm our worried minds; let your joy fill our hearts and sound from our lips. 

People: Let us praise and worship you, O God! - Adapted from Psalm 67 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 464  Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee  HYMN TO JOY 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, you made us to be your people—to trust you, to love you, to follow you and to share your love with others; to enjoy you forever. We struggle with this. At times we forget that you are with us. We get busy and tired, we worry and stress and strive; we take things into our own hands and we hold on for dear life. We over schedule and over extend until there is little left of us to share with you or with those who are suffering. Forgive us for not fully trusting, O God. We need your help to break our addictions: to substances, to busyness, to fear and worry, and to competition with our peers. Teach us to pray. Help us to pause...breath… and gather at your waters enjoying to your love together. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: “Even now,” declared the LORD, “return to me with your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. 

People: Return to the LORD your God, for God is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. 

Leader: Believe the Good News of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Hallelujah! Amen! -Joel 2:12-13 

 

*THE CHILDREN’S RESPONSE  Jesus Loves Me  JESUS LOVES ME 

The Cherub Choir (Jonathan Crutchfield, director) 

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

 

4TH AND 5TH GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION 

(Children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade may exit to attend Sunday School in Room 107.) 

 

THE CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH 

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

 

THE FIRST SCRIPTURE  Revelation 21:10, 22:5  (page 245 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  The Call of Wisdom  Will Todd 

Lord of wisdom, Lord of truth, Lord of justice, Lord of mercy; walk beside us down the years till we see you in your glory. Striving to attain the heights, turning in a new direction, entering a lonely place, welcoming a friend or stranger. I am here, I am with you, I have called: do you hear me? I am here, I am with you. Silver is of passing worth, gold is not of constant value, jewels sparkle for a while; what you long for is not lasting. Rulers govern under me with my insight and my wisdom. Those who know me know my love; those who seek me find their answer. God the Father and the Son, Holy Spirit co-eternal. Glory be ascribed to you, now and to the end of ages. I am here, I am with you. (Based on Proverbs 8) 

 

THE SECOND SCRIPTURE  Acts 16:9-15  (page 127 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  Eager Listening Hearts  Drew Stockstill 

 

*THE HYMN 434  Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples  KINGSFOLD 

 

THE OFFERTORY  L’ Organo Humoresque Primitivo  Pietro Yon 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  LASST UNS ERFREUEN 

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 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 forward will be served in their pew. For those unable to consume gluten, please go to the pastor’s communion station. 

 

THE MUSIC AT COMMUNION  Down to the River to Pray  Traditional 

 

THE PRAYER AFTER THE MEAL 

 

*THE HYMN 361  How Firm a Foundation  FOUNDATION 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Sevenfold Amen  K. LEE SCOTT 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Allegro Maestoso  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

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

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