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Bulletin for June 4, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JUNE 4 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Beth Waltemath 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  “Come, God, Creator, Holy Spirit”  Johann Pachelbel 

Michael Morgan, guest organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 

People: I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. 

Leader: Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them. 

People: Who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. 

Leader: The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. 

People: The Lord watches over the strangers; God upholds the orphan and the widow but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. 

Leader: Let us worship God who creates us, sustains us and redeems us. - Psalm 146:1-2; 5-9 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 313  Come Down, O Love Divine  DOWN AMPNEY 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternally gracious God, you promise to pour out your spirit on us that we may have visions and dreams, prophecies and portents. Yet we are hesitant of the violent wind, afraid of what you will demand of us. You demand conversion, repentance – change in our inward being and our outward demeanor. We know this is not a game or a ritual Lord. The stakes are high. Being in covenant with you will mark us and demand of us our very lives. And yet, Lord, we are irresistibly called. We cannot say no. So strengthen us, forgive our failures and guide us to discipleship that we may proclaim the good news of the crucified and risen Christ, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 

People: He gives power to the faithful and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted, but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -Isaiah 40:28-31 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 326) 

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move; stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art, and make me love thee as I ought to love. 

 

*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 MINUTE MESSAGE  Peter Chatel 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  Acts 2:1-21  (page 111 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  How Can I Keep From Singing  Robert Lowry, arr. Cathy Moklebust 

The Handbell Choir; Jeff Peters, director 

 

THE SERMON  “Tired Old Tongues of Fire”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 319  Spirit  SPIRIT 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Andante  Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Malcome C. Wilson

The Handbell Choir; Elisabeth Copeland, cello; Jane McRae, violin; Michael Morgan, organ 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  OLD HUNDREDTH 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God all creatures here below; Praise God, ye saints, for evermore; Praise Triune God whom we adore. Amen. 

 

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 315  Every Time I Feel the Spirit  PENTECOST 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  All Glory Be to God on High  Johann Pachelbel 

 

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

Last Published: June 17, 2017 7:51 PM