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Bulletin for October 16, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 16 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Are 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude on Two Folk Hymns  Lee Bristol, Jr. 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: My heart exults in the Lord 

People: My strength is exalted in my God. 

Leader: There is no Holy One like the Lord, 

People: there is no Rock like our God. 

Leader: The Lord is a God of knowledge, 

People: by him all actions are weighed. 

Leader: The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. 

People: He will give strength to his king and exalt the power of his anointed. 

Leader: For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s and on them he has set the world. 

People: Let us praise the Lord on whom our world rests. 

–Hannah’s Song, 2 Samuel 2: 1-3, 8-10 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 481  Praise the Lord, God’s Glories Show  LLANFAIR 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Lord open unto me. Open unto me - light for my darkness. Open unto me - courage for my fear. Open unto me - hope for my despair. Open unto me - peace for my tur-moil. Open unto me - joy for my sorrow. Open unto me - strength for my weakness. Open unto me - wisdom for my confusion. Open unto me - forgiveness for my sins. Open unto me - love for my hates. Open unto me - thy self for myself. Lord, Lord, open unto me! Amen. 

-Prayer by Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman 

 

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 298 

For the love of God is broader than the measures of the mind; and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind. If our love were but more faithful, we would gladly trust God’s Word; and our lives reflect thanksgiving for the goodness of our Lord. 

 

*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 the family of God for we are all one in Christ. 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  John Young 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Romans 8: 22-25 (page 148 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SOLO  The Day He Wore My Crown  Phil Johnson 

The city was Jerusalem; the time was long ago. The people called him Jesus, the crime was the love he showed. For me, he paid the price, he made the sacrifice. He gave himself the day he wore my crown. He bore the cross and suffered there for me, Warm tears streaked down his face; In death he taught me how to live, and saved me by his grace. For me, he paid the price, he made the sacri-fice. He gave himself the day he wore my crown. He could have called his Holy Father and said, “Take me away, please, take me away.” He could have said, “I’m not guilty and I’m not going to stay, I’m not going to pay.” But he walked right through the gate; and then up on the hill. And as he fell beneath the weight he cried, “Father not my will.” For me, he paid the price, he made the sacrifice. He gave himself the day he wore my crown. John Young, tenor and pianist 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  2 Samuel 11:16, 26 - 12:1-14 (page 272 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Bearing Witness”  Beth Waltemath 

 

*THE HYMN 289  O God of Every Nation  LLANGLOFFAN 

 

*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  Fugue in C Major  Dietrich Buxtehude 

 

*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 386  O for a World  AZMON 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Dying, You Destroyed our Death  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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