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Bulletin for July 23, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JULY 23 2017
10 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Mardee Rightmyer 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Procession  Richard Wagner 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise be the name of the Lord. 

People: Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forever more. From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised. 

Leader: The Lord is high above all nations, and God’s glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? 

People: The Lord raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. God gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord. 

Leader: Let us worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer. Amen. -Psalm 113 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 482  Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty  LOBE DEN HERREN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, where may we go from your Spirit? Where may we flee from your presence? If we take the wings of the morning and settle in the farthest limits of the sea, that metaphor for chaos and all that frightens us, even there, you are with us. Your right hand holds us fast. We praise you for we are fearfully and wonderfully made… Eternal God with such assurances, confession is not a time of fear but of renewal and reorientation of our life. Forgive our sins, we pray, and show us the way you would have us go, and carry us forward in faith. Through Christ our Lord we pray all these things. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!"

People: It is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ--if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. 

Leader: So believe the good news of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. -Matthew 13:18-23 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  AR HYD Y NOS 

Go, my children, sins forgiven, at peace and pure. Here you learned how much I love you, what I can cure. Here you heard my dear Son’s story; here you touched him, saw his glory. Go, my children, sins forgiven, at peace and pure. 

 

*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 GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43  (page 14 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  The Call  Z. Randall Stroope 

Come my way, my truth, my life: such a way, as gives us breath: such a truth, as ends all strife: such a life as killeth death. Come, my light, my feast, my strength: such a light, as shows a feast: such a feast, as mends in length; such a strength as makes his guest. Come, my joy, my love, my heart: such a joy, as none can move: such a love, as none can part: such a heart, as joys in love. Come my joy, my love, my heart: come, my way, my truth, my life. (text: George Herbert) 

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 139:1-12  (page 545 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “On the Wings of the Morning”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN (SEE INSERT)  Psalm 139  BEACH SPRING 

 

*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  Ave Maria (from “Cavalleria Rusticana”)  Pietro Mascagni 

Shannan O’Dowd, soprano 

 

*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 276  Great is Thy Faithfulness  FAITHFULNESS 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Great is Thy Faithfulness  arr. Crutchfield 

 

*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: July 27, 2017 1:05 PM