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Bulletin for October 22, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 22 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Beth Waltemath 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee  Robert Graham 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: The Lord is great in Zion; 

People: The Lord is exalted over all the peoples. 

Leader: Let us praise your great and awesome name 

People: Holy is our God! 

Leader: Let us worship God the Mighty King, Lover of Justice, enthroned upon the cherubim.

-Psalm 99 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 263  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise  ST. DENIO 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: For we know, brothers and sisters that we are beloved by God. 

People: For God’s work of faith and labor of love comes to us through Christ Jesus. 

Leader: By the steadfastness of hope proclaimed in the Gospel: 

People: Thanks be to God, we are forgiven! -1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Hymn 497 

We know that in your true providing the young and old to Christ belong: Lord, help us to be wise in guiding, and make us in example strong. 

 

*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  David and Sheryl Wingert 

 

THE ANTHEM  He Comes to Us as One Unknown  arr. John Ferguson 

He comes to us as one unknown, a breath unseen, unheard; as though within a heart of stone, or shriveled seed in darkness sown, a pulse of being stirred. He comes when souls in silence lie and thoughts of day depart; half-seen upon the inward eye, a falling star across the sky of night within the heart. He comes to us in sound of seas, the ocean’s fume and foam; yet small and still upon the breeze, a wind that stirs the tops of trees, a voice to call us home. He comes in love as once he came by flesh and blood and birth; to bear within our mortal frame a life, a death, a saving name for every child of earth. He comes in truth when faith is grown; believed, obeyed, adored; the Christ in all the scriptures shown, as yet unseen, but not unknown, our Savior and our Lord. (Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Exodus 33: 12-23  (page 77 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “When Seeing’s Not Believing”  Eliza Smith 

 

*THE HYMN  Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me  TOPLADY 

1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee; let the water and the blood, from thy wounded side which flowed, be of sin the double cure, save from wrath and make me pure. 

2. Not the labors of my hands can fulfill thy law’s demands; could my zeal no respite know, could my tears forever flow, all for sin could not atone; thou must save and thou alone. 

3. Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to thy cross I cling; naked, come to thee for dress, helpless, look to thee for grace; foul, I to the fountain fly, wash me, Savior, or I die! 

4. While I draw this fleeting breath, when my eyes shall close in death, when I soar to worlds unknown, see thee on thy judgement throne. Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee. 

 

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  If You But Trust in God  Georg Newmark 

 

*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  If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee  WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT 

 

*THE CHORAL BENEDICTION  All My Hope on God is Founded  MICHAEL 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation on “Built on the Rock”  Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

*(The asterisk indicates parts of the worship when the congregation is invited to stand as they are able.)

Last Published: October 28, 2017 7:44 PM