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Bulletin for October 8, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 8 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Mardee Rightmyer 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  “Simple Gifts” — Mvt. 1  Noel Goemanne 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; 

People: with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. 

Leader: I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; 

People: your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. 

Leader: Let us worship our God, who creates, redeems and sustains us. -Psalm 89:1-2 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 416  Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation  WESTMINSTER ABBEY 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Gracious God, we confess there are times when faith is not easy. There are times when the claim of the Gospel upon our lives is costly. There are times when we would turn aside onto an easier path rather than face what your promises would elicit from us. Forgive us when in our living we fail to do and be what you have called for from us. Forgive us when we cannot remember that it is you who have carried us through the years. And in forgiving us, give us encouragement that we may be strengthened in our faith and live out the calling you have given us. We pray 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: If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old has passed away; the new has come. 

People: All this is from God, who reconciled himself to us through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 

Leader: That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, We are forgiven! -2 Corinthians 5:17-19 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Hymn 356 

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be! Let that grace now, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee; prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above. 

 

*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  Roland Behm 

 

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  Baptized in Water  BUNESSAN 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 21:33-46  (page 22 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Hymn of Praise  René Clausen 

Alleluia! Praise God in his holy temple, in the firmament of his power. Alleluia! Praise God in his mighty majesty, and with pure and humble heart. Praise him with the sound of the ram’s horn, praise him with lyre and harp, lute and melody. Praise him with timbrel and the dance, praise him with harp, strings, and violin, lute, and trumpet, all to his name. Let everything that has life and breath sing praise unto the Lord! With cymbal and pipe, with shining stars we sing hosanna; for thou hast been our dwelling place from one generation to another before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth formed, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Amen. (texts: Psalm 90 and 150) 

 

THE SERMON  “The Stone the Builders Rejected”  Baron Mullis 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  1 Samuel 3:1-21  (page 236 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

*THE HYMN 313  Come Down, O Love Divine  DOWN AMPNEY 

 

*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 PASTORAL PRAYER 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  “Simple Gifts” — Mvts 3 and 4  Noel Goemanne 

 

*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 302  I Danced in the Morning  SIMPLE GIFTS 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Thou Art God  René Clausen/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: October 7, 2017 8:19 PM