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Bulletin for August 20, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP AUGUST 20 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Baron Mullis 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Andante in A  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: “God is spirit, and those who worship God must worship in spirit and truth.” 

People: The Messiah proclaims all things to us. 

Leader: Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. Those who know me and go through me, know God who sent me.” 

People: Show us God and we will be satisfied. 

Leader: Jesus said “Love me, keep my commandments, and the Spirit of Truth will dwell in you.” 

People: Let us love all that you are and nurture all that you give to us, O God, that we may worship in spirit and in truth. -John 4:23, 14:6 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 285  God, You Spin the Whirling Planets  AUSTRIAN HYMN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Based on Psalm 139) 

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I rest and when I rise. You discern my thoughts from far away. You search out the path before me; you prepare the place I land. You are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is in my mouth, you know it completely. You surround me in all directions. Being known so completely is too wonderful for me. Too much for me to fathom. Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? Where can I live in truth? Where can I praise all that you are and will be? 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: For it is God who formed my inward parts, who knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 

People: We were all made in secret, woven in the depths of the earth. Our book written by eternal wisdom; our song sung by immutable joy, our bodies sculpted by merciful grace and our spirits shaped by everlasting love. 

Leader: O Christ, God incarnate, let us hear the good news. Amen. 

People : In Christ, we are forgiven, loved and free. Amen. -Psalm 139 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 276) 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth; thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand hath provided; great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! 

 

*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 FIRST LESSON  What is My Song?  (A Children’s Book by Dennis Linn) 

 

THE ANTHEM  “Benedictus”  from St. Joannis de Deo  Franz Joseph Haydn 

Megan Mashburn, soprano 

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

 

THE SECOND LESSON  Ephesians 4: 1-6, 11-25  (page 182 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “What is Our Song?”  Beth Waltemath 

 

*THE HYMN (SEE INSERT)  My Life Flows On  HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING 

 

*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  Beautiful Savior  Paul Manz 

 

*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 417  Christ is Made the Sure Foundation  REGENT SQUARE 

 

*THE SOLO RESPONSE  Amen  John Rutter 

 

*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 27, 2017 12:34 AM