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Bulletin for July 30, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JULY 30 2017
10 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Beth Waltemath 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  My Song is Love Unknown  arr. David N. Johnson 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Praise the Lord! 

People: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 

Leader: Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them, 

People: Full of honor and majesty is God’s work, and the Lord’s righteousness endures forever. 

Leader: God has gained renown by wonderful deeds; 

People: The Lord is gracious and merciful. 

Leader: Then let us worship God: creator, redeemer and sustainer. - Psalm 111:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 488  The God of Abraham Praise  LEONI 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Holy God, sometimes in life we get a raw deal. Things don’t go our way. Someone lies. Someone takes advantage of us. It is easy then to turn aside from our calling. It is easy then to indulge ourselves to the detriment of others. It is too easy to wind up centered on ourselves and to forget your call to love our neighbors. In those moments, we are no better than those who have hurt us. Offered life-transforming discipleship, we turn away. But for you, nothing is final. Life is full of new beginnings, second and third and fourth starts. Forgive us, and turn us once more to you. Call us again, and give us the strength to follow. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Who is to condemn? 

People: It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes who was raised, who is at the right hand of God who indeed intercedes for us. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. -Romans 8:34 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 361) 

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God, and will still give thee aid; I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. 

 

*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  Dr. Charnita West 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Romans 8:26-39  (page 148 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Praise to the Lord  arr. Gordon Young 

Megan Mashburn, Shannan O’Dowd, sopranos; Nan Nowell, alto; 

Charles Baugh, tenor; Brandon Odom, baritone 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise him, for he is thy strength and salvation! All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near; join me in glad adoration! Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee; surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee. Ponder anew what the Almighty can do, if with his love he befriend thee. Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore him! Alleluia! All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him. Let the Amen sound from his people again: Gladly for aye we adore him! (text: Joachim Neander) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Genesis 29:15-28  (page 25 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “The Bachelor”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 275  God of Our Life  SANDON 

 

*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  Stand the Storm  arr. Timothy Amukele 

Nan Nowell, soloist 

 

*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 339  Be Thou My Vision  SLANE 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  How Firm a Foundation  FOUNDATION 

 

*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: August 13, 2017 10:19 PM