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Bulletin for February 19, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 19 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Beth Waltemath 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Gabriel’s Oboe  Ennio Morricone, arr. Kevin McChesney 

The Handbell Choir; Jeff Peters, director 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; sing the glory of God’s name. 

People: Give to God glorious praise. Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you. 

Leader: All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.” 

People: We have come to worship God, who creates us, redeems us and sustains us. -Psalm 66:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 361  How Firm a Foundation  FOUNDATION 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

O Lord, we do not know how to seek you. If we place our trust in worldly ways, we are left comfortless. If we seek to place ourselves in your place, we find your ways inscrutable, and our understanding is confused. Our sin obscures our knowledge of your goodness and mercy. Our transgressions cloud our vision of your holiness. We are unworthy to approach you. It is only because of the love you have for us that we are bold to come before your throne of grace, asking once more that you would forgive us and cleanse us and redirect us. Set our eyes on your ways and our feet on your paths, for the sake of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: “For 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 379) 

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand. 

 

*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 RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  1 Corinthians 3:10-11; 16-23 (page 157 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  I Want Jesus To Walk With Me  arr. Tom Shelton 

Talk about a child that do love Jesus, here’s one. Ever since I heard that Gospel story, I been walking up the road to glory. Talk about a child that do love Jesus, here’s one. I want Jesus to walk with me. All along my pilgrim journey, I want Jesus to walk with me. 

The Youth Choir of Myers Park Baptist Church; Charlotte Judge, director; Janice Bradner, piano 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 5:38-48  (page 5 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Foundation”  Baron Mullis

 

*THE HYMN 339  Be Thou My Vision  SLANE 

 

*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 CHORAL OFFERTORY  Child of God  Mark A. Miller 

No matter what people say or think about me, I am a child of God. No matter what people say or think about you, you are a child of God. No matter what some folks preach, decisions, pronouncements on you, you are a child of God. And there is no thing, or no one who can separate you from that truth that you’re someone, you are family, you are meant to be the child of God! 

 

*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 379  My Hope is Built on Nothing Less  SOLID ROCK 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

THE POSTLUDE  Foundation  arr. Diane Bish 

 

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

Last Published: February 24, 2017 12:13 AM