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Bulletin for June 18, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JUNE 18 2017
10 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Bill Nickels 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Psalm 19  Benedetto Marcello 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come into God’s presence with singing. 

People: Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. 

People: For the Lord is good, his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. 

Leader: Let us worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer. - Psalm 100 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 488  The God of Abraham Praise  LEONI 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, even as we seek you, we remember that we would not do so but that you have already sought us. All our faith comes as a gift from you. We are grateful. 
But we confess sometimes following our calling seems difficult. Sometimes there are easier paths to follow. And sometimes, even good things simply do not make sense. We are tempted to think that our faith is our own doing and that your goodness is at the mercy of our own imaginations. Forgive us, we pray, when we forget our place as your beloved children responding to your gracious mercy. Forgive us, renew us, and send us once more to proclaim your saving grace. We ask this and all our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: God so loved the world that he sent his only son, so that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. 

People: Indeed, God sent the son not into the world that the world might be condemned but so that the world through him might be saved. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - John 3:16-17 

 

*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  Jeff Peters 

(Visitors and members are invited to sign the blue friendship register pad and pass it down the pew.) 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Callie Stewart 

 

THE RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM 

People: With joy and thanksgiving we welcome this child into Christ’s church. 
We are the family of God for we are all one in Christ. 

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Child of Blessing, Child of Promise  KINGDOM 

 

THE FIRST LESSON  Genesis 18:1-15  (page 13 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  With a Voice of Singing  Martin Shaw 

With a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard, Alleluia. Utter it even unto the ends of the earth. The Lord hath delivered his people, Alleluia. O be joyful in God, all ye lands. O sing praises to the honor of God’s name, make God’s praise to be glorious. 

 

THE SECOND LESSON  Genesis 21:1-7  (page 16 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Good Humor”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 172  My Shepherd Will Supply My Need  RESIGNATION 

 

*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  Andante in D  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

*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 HYMN 361  How Firm a Foundation  FOUNDATION 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Alleluia!  Martin Shaw 

 

*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: June 24, 2017 3:25 PM