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Bulletin for December 11, 2016
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 11 2016
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Baron Mullis 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  From Heaven Above: Theme and Var. 1  Walter Pelz 

 

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT  David, Sheryl, and John Wingert 

 

*UNISON PRAYER 

People: God of grace, ever faithful to your promises, the earth rejoices in 

the JOY of our Savior’s coming and looks forward with longing to 

his return. Prepare our hearts to receive him when he comes, for 

he is Lord of all time and space, Amen. 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 42  O Come, All Ye Faithful  ADESTE FIDELES 

 

THE CHILDREN’S ANTHEM  O Come, Little Children  IHR KINDERLEIN KOMMET 

The Children’s Choirs; Megan Mashburn, Jonathan Crutchfield, Directors 

 

THE WELCOME 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Lisa Majoros 

 

THE SERVING OF THE LOVE FEAST MEAL 

(Please wait for the blessing before eating.) 

 

THE HYMNS (SEATED) 

Number 9 (Verses 1, 3) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 

Number 44 (Verses 1, 4) O Little Town of Bethlehem 

Number 38 (Verses 1, 4) It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 

Number 56 (Verses 1, 5) The First Nowell 

Number 31 (Verses 1, 3) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 

 

THE BLESSING (in unison) 

Come Lord Jesus, our guest to be and bless these gifts bestowed by thee. 

Bless our dear ones everywhere and keep them in thy loving care. Amen. 

(As the choirs sing, enjoy the Love Feast meal) 

 

THE ANTHEMS 

Canticle of the Turning (The Magnificat)   The Youth Choir 

If Angels Sung a Saviour’s Birth   The Chancel Choir 

How Beauteous Are Their Feet   The Chancel Choir 

 

THE COLLECTION OF THE MEAL 

 

THE HYMNS (SEATED) 

Number 20 (Verses 1, 3)   Watchman, Tell Us of the Night 

Number 22 (Verses 1, 3)   Angels, from the Realms of Glory 

Number 37 (Verses 1, 2)   Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Luke 1:39-55  (page 53 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE HOMILY  "Mother to God”  Beth Waltemath 

 

THE PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND PETITION 

 

THE OFFERTORY  From Heaven Above: Var. 3  Walter Pelz 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  VENI EMMANUEL 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him, above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! 

 

THE DISTRIBUTION AND LIGHTING OF CANDLES 

 

THE HYMNS (SEATED) 

Number 60 (all verses)    Silent Night 

Morning Star (see insert)    Morning Star 

Mia Smith, Anna Nuckols, Brooks Nuckols, soloists 

(Raise your candle on the last verse. Blow out your candle after the hymn is completed.) 

 

*THE HYMN (STANDING) - SEE INSERT  CHRIST THE LORD 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall Come  VENI EMMANUEL 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation  Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

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

Last Published: December 23, 2016 7:54 PM