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Bulletin for October 9, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 9 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Beth Waltemath 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude on a Theme of Gustav Holst (Thaxted)  Charles Callahan 

Michael Morgan, guest organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 

People: Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever. 

Leader: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; God’s greatness is unsearchable. 

People: One generation shall laud your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts. 

Leader: On the glorious splendor of your majesty and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. 

People: Let us worship God; Our creator, redeemer and sustainer. 

–Psalm 145:1-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 457  I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art  TOULON 

(Verses 1-4) 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Holy God, you are the same from age to age. In every age, your people have sought to know you and to know your mind and your will for us. And in every age, we have had times when what we have said and done reflected the way you would have us live, and we have had times when what we have said and done did not reflect the way you would have us live. Through it all, you are faithful to us. And so we confess our failures knowing that we rest in your abiding goodness, assured of your love for us all. Hear our prayers as we make them in Jesus’ name and for his sake. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: “The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: 

People: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’ 

Leader: For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. -1 Corinthians 1:18-19; 25 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Hymn 457 

Our hope is in no other save in Thee; our faith is built upon thy promise free; Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure, that in thy strength we evermore endure. 

 

*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 MINUTE MESSAGE  Tom Daniel 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  2 Timothy 2:8-15  (page 200 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Thanks to Thee, O Lord  G. F. Handel/arr. Theodore Ganschow 

Thanks to thee, O Lord, for thou led Israel, thy people, with thee through the sea. Like a flock it passed through, O Lord, thy guiding hand protected it, thy loving kindness led it through the sea. Dr. Joy Meade, guest director (text adaptation: Lulu Ganschow) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 (page 687 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Build, Plant, Eat”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 450  O Day of Peace  JERUSALEM 

 

*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  O God, Our Help In Ages Past  William Croft/arr. Ron Mallory 

The Handbell Choir; Jeff Peters, director 

Isabella Perez, flute 

 

*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 274  O God of Earth and Space  LEONI 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Thanks to Thee, O Lord  George F. Handel 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Toccata, “How Firm a Foundation”  Claude Murphree 

 

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

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