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Bulletin for December 3, 2017
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 3 2017
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Ms. Eliza Smith 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Giga (Sonata No. 9)  Arcangelo Corelli 

Jane McRae, violin 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.

People: I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

Leader: You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant David:

People: ‘I will establish your descendants forever, and build your throne for all generations.’” 

Leader: Let us worship the Lord our God! -Psalm 89:1-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 2  Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus  HYFRYDOL 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, you call us to hope. Through the prophets and psalms you remind us that all our hope in you is founded. Then, when advent looks like it is getting darker and darker, Jesus is born. You are with us. Hope is real. Forgive us when we forget to hope. Forgive us when we forget your promises. Forgive us when we forget our calling. Turn our hearts once more to you – that we may proclaim the good news of the one who called us out of darkness into marvelous light. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH CANDLE  TBD 

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. 

People: In Jesus Christ, hope shines out over all that would overpower the goodness of God. 

Leader: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. 

People: In Jesus Christ, hope overcomes evil, joy overcomes despair, love conquers hate, and peace rules at the last. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Canticle of the Turning 

My soul cries out with a joyful shout that the God of my heart is great, and my spirit sings of the wondrous things that you bring to the ones who wait. You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight, and my weakness you did not spurn, so from east to west shall my name be blest. Could the world be about to turn? My heart shall sing of the day you bring. Let the fires of your justice burn. Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn. 

 

*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 SERVING OF THE LOVE FEAST MEAL 

(Please wait for the blessing before eating.) 

 

THE HYMNS (SEATED) 

Number 9 (Verses 1, 3)  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 

Number 44 (Verses 1, 4)  O Little Town of Bethlehem 

Number 38 (Verses 1, 4)  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 

Number 56 (Verses 1, 5)  The First Nowell 

Number 31 (Verses 1, 3)  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 

 

THE BLESSING (in unison) 

Come Lord Jesus, our guest to be and bless these gifts bestowed by thee. 

Bless our dear ones everywhere and keep them in thy loving care. Amen. 

 

(As the choir sings, enjoy the Love Feast meal) 

 

THE ANTHEMS  Prepare the Way, O Zion  Kenneth Dake 

Jane McRae, violin 

Even So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come  Paul Manz 

 

THE COLLECTION OF THE MEAL 

 

THE HYMNS (SEATED) 

Number 20 (Verses 1, 3)  Watchman, Tell Us of the Night 

Number 22 (Verses 1, 3)  Angels, from the Realms of Glory 

Number 37 (Verses 1, 2)  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  1 Corinthians 1:3-9  (page 155 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE HOMILY  “Strengthened”  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

THE PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND PETITION 

 

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  Il Est Né  arr. Sandra Eithun 

The Handbell Choir, Jeff Peters, director 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  VENI EMMANUEL 

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. Rejoice! 

Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! 

 

THE DISTRIBUTION AND LIGHTING OF CANDLES 

 

THE HYMNS (SEATED) 

Number 60 (all verses)  Silent Night 

Morning Star (see insert)  Morning Star 

Shannan O’Dowd, soloist 

(Raise your candle on the last verse. Blow out your candle after the hymn is completed.) 

 

*THE HYMN (STANDING) - SEE INSERT  CHRIST THE LORD 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall Come  VENI EMMANUEL 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation  Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

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

Last Published: December 11, 2017 11:15 PM