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Bulletin for August 21, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP AUGUST 21 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Baron Mullis 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Loving Spirit (see hymn 323)  Emma Lou Diemer 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name! 

People: The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. 

Leader: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 

People: For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him. 

Leader: As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. Bless the Lord, O my soul! -Psalm 103 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 482  Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty  LOBE DEN HERREN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

*THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, our judge and our redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: We are ambassadors for Christ; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 

People: For our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 

Leader: For God says through the prophet Isaiah, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” 

People: See, now is the acceptable time! See, now is the day of salvation! 

Leader: Sisters and brothers, believe the good news of the gospel: 

All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  AZMON 

To God all glory, praise and love be now and ever giv’n by saints by saints below and saints above, the Church in earth and heaven. 

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

Leader: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! 

People: And also with you. 

 

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 family of God for we are all one of Christ. 

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Baptized in Water  BUNESSAN 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Daisy Ottmann 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 4:16-21  (page 57, in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  I Want to Walk as a Child of Light  arr. Jonathan Crutchfield 

I want to walk as a child of the light. I want to follow Jesus. God set the stars to give light to the world. The star of my life is Jesus. In him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike. The lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine is my heart, Lord Jesus. I want to see the brightness of God. I want to look at Jesus. Clear Sun of righteousness, shine on my path, and show me the way to the Father. (Refrain). I’m looking for the coming Christ. I want to be with Jesus. When we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus. (Refrain) (text: Kathleen Thomerson) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Isaiah 58:5b-12  (page 58 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Your Light Shall Break Forth”  James Klotz 

 

*THE HYMN (see Insert)  Light Dawns on a Weary World  TEMPLE OF PEACE 

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (from the confessions of Belhar) 

We believe that God has revealed himself as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people; that God, in a world full of injustice and enmity, is in a special way the God of the destitute, the poor, and the wronged; that God calls the church to follow him in this. For God brings justice to the oppressed and gives bread to the hungry; God frees the prisoner and restores sight to the blind; God supports the downtrodden, protects the stranger, helps orphans and widows, and blocks the path of the ungodly. We believe that the church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, and the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Jesus is Lord. To the one and only God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be the honor and glory forever. Amen. 

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER 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  Choral Improvisation in G  Sigfrid Karg-Elert 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  OLD HUNDREDTH 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. 

 

*THE HYMN 411  Arise, Your Light Is Come!  FESTAL SONG 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light  HOUSTON 

 

*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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