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Bulletin for November 20, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP NOVEMBER 20 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Are 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prayer of St. Gregory  Alan Hovhanness 

Alex Rodiek, trumpet 

 

*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 143  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name  DIADEM 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, creator of the earth and all that is in it, we have been casual with your name. We have listened while others have taken it for their own purposes; we have shortchanged ourselves by substituting easy piety for transcendent awe. We know our imagination cannot begin to comprehend, let alone capture the scope of your being, but we do try anyway. Forgive us, we pray. Open our minds to a vision of you that is exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself, and became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 

People: Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Philippians 2:5-11 

 

THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 147) 

Give we the glory and praise to the Lamb; take we the robe and the harp and the palm; sing we the song of the Lamb that was slain, dying in weakness but rising to reign. 

 

*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 PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 46  (page 489 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Dance of Exultation  Dan Forrest 

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the kingdom, and the majesty. For all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head over all. (I Chronicles 29:11)

Mac Frampton, piano; Michael Morgan, organ 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 1:68-79  (page 54 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Hopes, Dreams and Good News”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN  He is King of Kings  HE IS KING 

(Congregation sings the refrain upon direction) 

Oh, he is King of kings, he is Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, the first and last, no one works like him. 

Oh, he is King of kings, he is Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, the first and last, no one works like him. 

Megan Mashburn, Nan Nowell, John Young, Brandon Odom, soloists 

 

*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  Glorious Spirit  arr. Cathy Moklebust 

The Handbell Choir; Jeff Peters, director 

Jane McRae, violin; Alex Rodiek, trumpet; James Zellers, flute 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  LASST UNS ERFRUEUEN 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures, here below. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

 

*THE HYMN 144  Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!  HRFRYDOL 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending  arr. David Willcocks 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  When In Our Music God is Glorified  James Pethel 

Michael Morgan, organ 

 

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

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