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Bulletin for November 12, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP NOVEMBER 12 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Rev. Matt Frease 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Divertimento No. 1-Mvt.1  Wolfgang A. Mozart

Jane McRae, Mary McCoy, violins; Robert Rieve, viola; Jean Gay, cello 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. 

People: Day to day pours forth speech and night declares knowledge. 

Leader: There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. 

People: The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. Let us worship God! 

Leader: Let us worship God, creator, redeemer and sustainer. Amen. -Psalm 19:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 473  For the Beauty of the Earth  DIX 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, from the moment of our birth, you lay before us the capacity for wonder. You give us an endless abundance of blessings to count - eyes to see, ears to hear, noses to smell - our senses are filled with all you have made. And in giving us wonder, you give us as well the capacity for understanding. Truly, we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and all of life pours out before us, hungering to abound. Its fullness is not made by us, but you - ours is only the call to find; to discover your abundance - and to give thanks. Forgive us for forgetting that all that we have and all that we are comes from you. Forgive us for behaving as though life belongs to us and not to you. And in for-giving us, continue your work of making us, fearfully and wonderfully, into disciples of Jesus Christ, in whose name we make our prayers. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 

People: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

Leader: When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! -Colossians 3:1-4 

 

THE ANTHEM  Come, Let Us Sing  Jody Lindh 

The Treble Choir; Shannan O’Dowd, director 

Come, let us sing to the Lord, make a joyful noise to the God of our salvation. Come, let us sing to the Lord, make a joyful noise with songs of praise! Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, everyone! Sing to the Lord, bless the name! Tell what God has done! Sing to the Lord, lift up your voice! Praises all around! Sing to the Lord with all your heart! Make a joyful sound! 

 

*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 ANTHEM  Ubi Caritas  Maurice Duruflé 

Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice and be pleased in God. Let us fear (God), and let us love the living God. And may we love each other with a sin-cere heart. 

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 8  (page 466 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Looking At The Heavens”  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 272  God of the Sparrow  ROEDER 

Verses 1, 2, 5 and 6 

 

* 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 Vir-gin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descend-ed 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  Created for Love  Terre Johnson 

Megan Mashburn, Shannan O’Dowd, sopranos 

Jane McRae, Mary McCoy, violins; Robert Rieve, viola; Jean Gay, cello, Derek Matthews, piano 

 

*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 555  Now Thank We All Our God  NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Let All Things Now Living  ASH GROVE 

 

*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: November 24, 2017 11:35 PM