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Bulletin for May 7, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MAY 7 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Sarah Are 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Welcome, Happy Morning  arr. Wilbur Held 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, sing God’s praise in the assembly of the faithful. 

People: Let them praise God’s name with dancing, making melody to God with tambourine and lyre. 

Leader: For the Lord takes pleasure in God’s people; God adorns the humble with victory. 

People: Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches. 

Leader: Let us worship the triune God, who created us, redeemed us, and even now sustains us. - Psalm 149: 1, 3-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 144  Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!  HYFRYDOL 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Merciful God, guardian of our souls, you have called us into relationship with you and each other, and we confess we do not know sometimes what that means. Where you have been clear that you want our whole selves, we have been held back, thinking instead you might be satisfied with a half-measure. Where you have told us what is required of us, we have substituted easy piety. So forgive us when we are hesitant – or even when we fail to be mindful of your presence in our lives. Forgive us, and open our minds and hearts to your ongoing care. 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: Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 

People: By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 

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. Believe the promise of the gospel: 

Leader: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Romans 6:1-4 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 303) 

Other refuge have I none; hangs my helpless soul on thee; leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me. All my trust on thee is stayed, all my help from thee I bring; cover my defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing. 

 

*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 4TH GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATIONS 

 

THE FIRST SCRIPTURE  1 Peter 2:18 - 3:2  (page 219 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)  Howard Goodall 

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me, you will comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 

Megan Mashburn, soprano 

 

THE SECOND SCRIPTURE  John 10:1-10  (page 97 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “The Guardian of Our Souls”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 504  Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether  UNION SEMINARY 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Now Thank We All Our God  Sigfrid Karg-Elert 

 

THE GRADUATE RECOGNITION 

 

*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 SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 

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. 

The 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. 

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 of the People 

 

THE MUSIC AT COMMUNION 

 

*THE HYMN 303  Jesus, Lover of My Soul  ABERYSTWYTH 

Verses 1, 3 and 4 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  The Rising Sun  KINGSFOLD 

 

*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: May 29, 2017 1:53 PM