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Bulletin for September 24, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 24 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Eliza Smith 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Andante in D  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

People: The LORD is good to all, and God’s compassion is over all that he has made.

Leader: The LORD is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. 

People: The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on God in truth.

Leader: God fulfills the desire of all who fear him; The LORD also hears their cry, and saves them.

People: The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked God will destroy.

Leader: My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever. -Psalm 145, selected verses 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 412  Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds  FOREST GREEN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, when we read the parables of Jesus, sometimes we see ourselves. Sometimes we are the laborers who have born the heat of the day. Sometimes we are the latecomers who receive the benefits of others’ work and faith. Sometimes we miss the lesson that grace is a free gift. Perhaps we even resent that grace is wasted on sinners. Forgive us, we pray. Remind us again how much you love us all, remind us of how you came for us all, for the sinner and the saint in each of us. We ask all these things in Jesus’ name and for his sake. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: In fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. 

People: For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being. 

Leader: For as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -Romans 15:20-33 

 

THE ANTHEM  I Am the Light  Terry D. Taylor 

The Treble Choir; Shannan O’Dowd, director 

I am the Light, I am the True Light. I am the Light, the Light of the world. Those who choose to follow me will never walk in darkness. Those who choose to follow me will never walk alone. 

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

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  Meghan Page 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Philippians 1:21-30  (page 185 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Springs in the Desert  Arthur Jennings 

John Wingert, tenor 

Say to them that are of a fearful heart: be strong, fear not; behold, your God will come and save you. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. For in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams flow in the desert, and the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. A highway shall be there and it shall be called the way of holiness; the redeemed shall walk there, and the ransomed of the Lord shall return with songs and everlasting joy. And sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Text: Isaiah 35) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 20:1-16  (page 20 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Fairness vs. Justice”  Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 396  O for a Closer Walk with God  CAITHNESS 

 

*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  Trumpet Tune in D  David Johnson 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  OLD HUNDREDTH 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise God all creatures here below! Praise God above ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. 

 

*THE HYMN 415  Come, Labor On  ORA LABORA 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Pray Justice May Come Rolling Down  KINGSFOLD 

 

*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: October 1, 2017 12:31 AM