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Bulletin for April 16, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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EASTER SUNDAY
WORSHIP APRIL 16 2017
9 A.M AND 11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Are 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Fanfare  Jacques Lemmens 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 

People: “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 

Leader: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. 

People: He is risen indeed!” 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 123  Jesus Christ Is Risen Today  EASTER HYMN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, in Jesus Christ you have reconciled the world to yourself. The empty tomb proclaims your redemption of all that you have made and loved. In Christ’s resurrection lies the hope of our own. Hallelujah! And yet, it is so easy to roll the stone back over the tomb and live as though Easter has not happened. It is easy to retreat to fear. It is easy to continue as though the resurrection were not true. Forgive our fears, enliven our hearts, and call us to proclaim the good news that Christ is risen; he is risen indeed! Amen. 

 

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

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Death has been swallowed up in victory. 

People: Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? 

Leader: The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 

People: But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -1 Corinthians 15:54b-57 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 119) 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done, the victory of life is won. The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia! 

 

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE 

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  Colossians 3:1-4  (page 190 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah  George F. Handel 

Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth, hallelujah! The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ. And he shall reign forever and ever. King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah! 

(Text: Revelation 19:6; 11:15; 19:16) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 28: 1-10  (page 32 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Doing What You Can”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN  An Easter Hymn of Praise  arr. Mary McDonald 

1. Christ is risen, alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise! Sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God a hymn of praise. He, who on the cross a victim, for the world’s salvation bled, Jesus Christ, the King of glory, now is risen from the dead. 

2. (Choir only) Now the iron bars are broken, Christ from death to life is born: Glorious life, and life immortal, on this holy Easter morn. Christ has triumphed, and we praise Him. Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia, alleluia! Hail him now, our glorious King! 

3. Alleluia, alleluia! Soar we now where Christ hath led. Alleluia, alleluia! Following our exalted Head. Christ, the Lamb, for sinners given, rises to his throne above. Jesus Christ, the King of glory, reigns eternal as his love. Jesus Christ, the King of glory, reigns eternal as his love. 

The Handbell Choir; Derek Matthews, piano; Jeff Peters, director 

 

*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  Ride On, King Jesus  arr. John Carter 

Megan Mashburn, soprano; Jonathan Crutchfield, piano 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  LASST UNS ERFREUEN 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. 

Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

 

*THE HYMN 108  Christ is Alive!  TRURO 

 

*THE CLOSING SENTENCES 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  An Easter Hallelujah  Melchior Vulpius 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Toccata from Symphonie V  Charles-Marie Widor 

Michael Morgan (9 a.m.); Jonathan Crutchfield (11 a.m.), organists 

 

THE EASTER BRASS 

Mark Mashburn, Bill Southwood (Trumpets); Richard Williams (French Horn); Andrew Eddington (Trombone); Tom Day (Tuba) 

 

THE GUEST ORGANIST 

Michael Morgan 

 

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

Last Published: May 14, 2017 10:51 PM