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Bulletin for April 2, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP APRIL 2 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Are 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service  Wayne L. Wold 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: May God be gracious to us and bless us and may the LORD’s face shine upon us. 

People: That your way may be known upon the earth, your saving power among the nations. 

Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you. 

People: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon the earth. 

Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. 

People: The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us. May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere the LORD! 

Leader: Let us worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer, Amen. -Psalm 67 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 473  For the Beauty of the Earth  DIX 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, your breath blows out over all creation, never returning to you empty, but instead enlivening all, sustaining the whole of creation, closer to us than our own breath. And yet, we confess there are times when faith is not easy. There are times when the claim of the Gospel upon our lives is costly. There are times when we would turn aside onto an easier path rather than face what your promises would elicit from us. Forgive us when in our living we fail to do and be what you have called for from us. Forgive us when we cannot remember that even still, it is your breath breathing through us, holding us up, and pushing us out to serve. And in forgiving us, give us encouragement that we may be strengthened in our faith to live out the calling you have given us. We pray all these things in Jesus’ name and for his sake, Amen. 

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 

People: Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -Romans 6:2-4 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 76) 

Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine: never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine. This is my friend, in whose sweet praise I all my days could gladly spend. 

 

*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 EPISTLE LESSON  Romans 8:6-11  (page 147 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Sicut Cervus  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 

As the hart longs for the water springs, so longs my soul for thee, O God. (Psalm 42:1) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Ezekiel 37: 1-14  (page 759 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Now Hear the Word of the Lord”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 84  In the Cross of Christ I Glory  RATHBUN 

 

*THE OFFERTORY  My Song is Love Unknown  Ralph Vaughan Williams 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  OLD HUNDREDTH 

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. Amen. 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 

The Invitation 

The Great Thanksgiving 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

Leader: Lift up your hearts! 

People: We lift them to the Lord. 

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

People: It is right to give thanks and praise. 

Leader: It is truly right… 

And with our loved ones, separate from us now, who yet in this mystery are close to us, we join in the song of your unending greatness. 

 

Sanctus  (Hymn 581) 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest. 

Acclamation 

Leader: You are holy, O God of majesty…Great is the mystery of faith. 

People: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. 

The Lord’s Prayer 

Communion by Intinction 

(To receive communion by Intinction, please come forward by the center aisle, tear a generous piece of bread from the loaf, and dip it in the chalice before returning to your pew using the side aisles. Anyone unable to come forward will be served in their pew. For those unable to consume gluten, please go to Dr. Mullis’s communion station.) 

 

THE MUSIC AT COMMUNION  Let Us Break Bread Together  LET US BREAK BREAD 

(Repeat all verses as needed) 

Let us break bread together on our knees... 

When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me. 

Let us drink wine together on our knees… (Refrain) 

Let us praise God together on our knees… (Refrain) 

 

THE PRAYER AFTER THE MEAL 

 

*THE HYMN 510  Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts  QUEBEC 

Verses 1, 3, and 5 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood  QUEBEC 

 

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: April 15, 2017 5:56 PM