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Bulletin for September 4, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 4 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Mathew Frease 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Saraband and Interlude  Herbert Sumsion 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. 

People: You stretch out the heavens like a tent, you set the beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers. 

Leader: Let us worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer. - Psalm 104:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 478  Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven  LAUDA ANIMA 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, creator of the earth and all that is in it, you have made us to glorify you, to praise you, and make you known through all the earth. You have called us by name, made us holy and charged us with being our people. We are humbled by the trust you place in us to mediate your grace to a hurting world. And we admit that we have failed. We have not been free givers of grace. We have not lived as testimonies to your goodness. We have fallen short of the calling you have entrusted to us. So forgive us we pray, and work in us that we might learn and live as you have created us to be. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: From now on, therefore, we regard no one form a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -2 Corinthians 5:1-17 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Number 481) 

Praise the Lord, great mercies trace, Alleluia! Praise this providence and grace, Alleluia! All that God for us has done, Alleluia! All God sends us through the son. Alleluia! 

 

*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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Psalm 139:1-9;13-18  (page 545 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Oh! For a Closer Walk With God  Charles Villiers Standford 

Oh! For a closer walk with God, a calm and heavenly frame: a light to shine upon the road that leads me to the Lamb! Return, O holy dove, return! Sweet messenger of rest, I hate the sins that made thee mourn, and drove thee from my breast. So shall my walk be close with God, calm and serene my frame; so purer light shall mark the road that leads me to the Lamb. (text: W. Cowper) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 14:25-33  (page 73 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “On and On and On”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 521  You Satisfy the Hungry Heart  FINEST WHEAT 

Congregation sings the refrain; choir sings the verses 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Contemplation  Charles Callahan 

 

*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 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  Improvisation  Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

THE PRAYER AFTER THE MEAL 

 

*THE HYMN 391  Take My Life  HENDON 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ  LINSTEAD 

 

*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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