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Bulletin for June 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m.
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JUNE 11 2017
8:45 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Mardee Rightmyer 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”  Johann Walther 

Michael Morgan, guest organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your mighty name; 

People: To declare God’s steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night; 

Leader: To play music of the lute and harp, and to praise you with the melody of the lyre; 

People: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands, I sing for joy. 

Leader: Let us worship the Triune God: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. - Psalm 92:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 263  Immortal Invisible God Only Wise  ST. DENIO 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Holy God, Blessed Redeemer, Spirit Divine: this is your world, and we are your people. Come among us, we pray, to save us from ourselves. We confess that deep divides crisscross your creation. We see the suffering of others, but neglect to go to their aid. We misuse natural and human resources, putting them to selfish and fleeting ends. We hear the good news of your love, but fail to be that good news in the world. Forgive us, merciful God. Bind up the broken places of our hearts and in this world, that we may live as one beloved community. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 

People: Who will bring any charge against God's beloved? It is God who justifies. 

Leader: Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or peril, or sword? 

People: No. In all these things we are more than conquerors. For we are convinced that neither death nor life, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God. 

Leader: Believe the Good News: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, and restored to new life. (adapted from Romans 8:31-39) 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 139) 

To Thee, Great One in Three: eternal praises be hence evermore. Thy sov’reign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternity love and adore. 

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

Leader: May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you all! 

People: and also with you. 

(The signs of the peace may be exchanged.) 

 

THE WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  David Mogge 

 

THE TIME WITH CHILDREN  Mardee Rightmyer 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Our God, Our Help in Ages Past  Paul Manz 

 

THE OFFERING AND RECEIVING OF PRAYER CARDS 

(Everyone is invited to come forward to give their offering in the offering basket and return to their seats by the side aisles. The prayer cards will be received for the prayers of the people, in the prayer concerns basket, at this time.) 

 

*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 NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  1 John 4:7-12 

(page 226 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE HOMILY  “A Loving and Beloved Community”  Aaron Pratt Shepherd 

 

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 HYMN 420  God of Grace and God of Glory  CWM RHONDDA 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty  Martin Shaw 

 

Conversation Starter:
Jesus was all about love. What does love mean to you? Can you tell me about a time that you felt loved and made someone else feel loved? 

Join the Church!
Our next new member class will be on Sunday, June 18 at 9 a.m. 

To Remember:
Worship service next Sunday, June 18 will start at 10 a.m. 

 

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

Last Published: June 9, 2017 4:54 PM