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Bulletin for October 30, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 30 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Are 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  A Mighty Fortress is Our God  David Johnson 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers. 

People: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord and who shall stand in God’s holy place? 

Leader: Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. 

People: They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation. 

Leader: Such is the company of those who seek God, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Let us worship God: Creator, Christ and Holy Ghost. 

-Psalm 24:1-6 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 414  As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought  FOREST GREEN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, you are from everlasting to everlasting. You, the creator of heaven and earth extend from the furthest reaches of the universe to the depths of Sheol. Yet in our finite lives, we forget from whom our blessings flow. We blur the lines between creator and creation and think that we are the authors of our own blessings. But you alone are eternal, you alone are the source of all life and all good. We are chastened and we ask forgiveness. Return us to your marvelous image, remind us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and call forth from us the commitment you would have us bring, through Jesus the Christ we pray, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: When the fullness of time had come, God sent the Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. 

People: And because you are God’s children, God has sent the Spirit of the Son unto our hearts, crying “Abba, Father!” 

Leader: So you are no longer a slave, but a child, and if a child, then also an heir, through God. Believe the Promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -Galatians 4:4-7 

 

THE SOLO RESPONSE  Exsultate, Jubilate  W. A Mozart 

Exult, rejoice, O happy souls, and with sweet music let the heavens resound, making answer, with me, to your song. 

Megan Mashburn, soprano 

 

*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 BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Child of Blessing, Child of Promise  KINGDOM 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  2 Thessalonians 1:1-4;11-12  (page 194 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  He, Watching Over Israel (from “Elijah”)  Felix Mendelssohn 

He, watching over Israel, slumbers not, nor sleeps. Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, he will quicken thee. 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT  Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4  (page 821 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Asking God your Hardest Questions”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 275  God of Our Life  SANDON 

 

*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  For the Fruits of This Creation  Eric Talley 

 

*THE OFFERING OF PLEDGES 

(You are invited to bring your pledge card forward and make your commitment during the singing of the hymn.) 

 

*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 422  God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending  BEACH SPRING 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Come, Labor On  ORA LABORA 

 

*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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