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Bulletin for August 28, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP AUGUST 28 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Anna Miles 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Praise God’s Name in the Dance (Psalm 149:3)  Douglas E. Wagner 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Come bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! 

People: Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the Lord. 

Leader: May the Lord, maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. 

People: We have come to worship God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen. -Psalm 134 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 430  Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!  DARWALL’S 148TH 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Generous God, the challenge you have laid before us is not greater than we are. You have given us the resources we need to be bountifully gracious. You have taught us what it is to love people as they are, to invite the unwelcome, to risk mingling with the other. No, the challenge is not greater than we are. We cannot claim ignorance of your wishes nor can we claim a lack of resources. The fault lies in our willingness, O God. Forgive us, we pray, and work in our inward hearts and motives until that day when we come to find that we have learned how to live in your kingdom. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: God so loved the world that he sent his only son, so that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. 

People: Indeed, God sent the son not into the world that the world might be condemned but that the world through him might be saved. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. -John 3:16-17 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Number 356) 

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be! Let that grace now, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee: prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above. 

 

*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 these children into Christ’s church. 

We are family of God for we are all one of Christ. 

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Baptized in Water  BUNESSAN 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Hebrews 13:1-98  (page 213, in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Bound for the Promised Land  arr. Mack Wilberg 

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand and cast a wishful eye, to Canaan’s fair and happy land where my possessions lie. There generous fruits that never fail on trees immortal grow; there rocks and hills and brooks and vales with milk and honey flow. I am bound for the promised land, O who will come and go with me? I am bound for the promised land. O the transporting rapturous scene that rises to my sight, sweet fields arrayed in living green and rivers of delight. When shall I reach that happy place and be forever blessed? When shall I see my Father’s face and in his bosom rest? (Refrain) (American folk tune and text) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 14:7-24  (page 72 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Table Manners”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN  Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service  BEACH SPRING 

Lord, whose love through humble service bore the weight of human need, who upon the cross, forsaken, offered mercy’s perfect deed, we, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart, consecrating to your purpose every gift that you impart. 

As we worship, grant us vision, till your love’s revealing light in its height and depth and greatness, dawns upon our quickened sight, making known the needs and burdens your compassion bids us bear, stirring us to tireless striving, your abundant life to share. 

Called from worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go, to the child, the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show; hope and health, goodwill and comfort, counsel, aid, and peace we give, that your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know and live. 

 

*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 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 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  Toccata in Seven  John Rutter 

 

*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 425  Lord of Light, Your Name Outshining  ABBOT’S LEIGH 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Amen  Joseph Roff 

 

*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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