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Bulletin for January 7, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JANUARY 7 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Ms. Emma Neishloss 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude on “Greensleeves”  Richard Purvis 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 

People: Sing to the Lord, bless God’s name; tell of God’s salvation from day to day. 

Leader: Declare God’s glory among the nations, God’s marvelous works among all the peoples. 

People: For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; God is to be revered above all Gods. For all the gods of the people are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 

Leader: Let us worship God, who creates, redeems and sustains us. Amen. 

-Psalm 96: 1-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 68  What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright  PUER NOBIS NASCITUR 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Holy God, we know that today, as much as any day, we may rest in the promises of our baptism—we know that your grace rests on us always. Never for a moment are we outside of your constant care as you are always with us. And yet, things happen. Life tumbles in and we forget that you are beside us, in front of us, with-in us. And yet, we worry about what we cannot change and fail to change what we can. Lead us to be the people you created us to be: disciples of Jesus Christ, in whose name we make our prayers, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. God does not faint or grow weary; God’s understanding is unsearchable. 

People: God gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - Isaiah 40: 28-31 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 66) 

Glorious now behold him arise, king and God and sacrifice: Alleluia, alleluia sounds through the earth and skies. O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright; westward leading still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light! 

 

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE 

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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Genesis 1:1-5  (page 1 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Down to the River to Pray  arr. Sheldon Curry 

Nan Nowell, soloist 

As I went down to the river to pray, studyin' about that good ol’ way and who shall wear the starry crown. Good Lord, show me the way. O sisters, let’s go down to the river to pray. As I went down to the river to pray, studyin' about that good ol’ way and who shall wear the robe and crown. Good Lord, show me the way. O brothers, lets go down, come on down. O brothers, let’s go down, down to the river to pray. As I went down to the river to pray, studyin' about that good ol’ way and who shall wear the starry crown. Good Lord, show me the way. O fathers, let’s go down, come on down. O fathers, let’s go down to the river to pray. As I went down to the river to pray, studyin' about that good ol’ way and who shall wear the robe and crown. Good Lord, show me the way. O mothers, lets go down, come on down, don’t-cha want to go down. Come on mothers, let’s go down, down to the river to pray. As I went down to the river to pray, studyin' about that good ol’ way and who shall wear the starry crown. Good Lord, show me the way. O sinners, let’s go down, come on down. O sinners, let’s go down, down to the river to pray. 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 1:1-11  (page 32 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  In the Beginning  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 492  Baptized in Water  BUENESSAN 

 

THE OFFERTORY  In Dulci Jubilo  Dietrich Buxtehude 

 

THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS, CLASS OF 2018 

The Ordination Prayer and Laying on of Hands 

 

*THE DEDICATORY HYMN AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  (Hymn 525) 

Here I Am, Lord  HERE I AM LORD 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 

The Invitation 

The Great Thanksgiving 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

Leader: Lift up your hearts! 

People: We lift them to the Lord. 

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

People: It is right to give thanks and praise. 

Leader: It is truly right… 

And with our loved ones, separate from us now, who yet in this mystery are close to us, we join in the song of your unending greatness. 

The Sanctus (Hymn 581) 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest. 

Acclamation 

Leader: You are holy, O God of majesty…Great is the mystery of faith. 

People: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. 

The Lord’s Prayer 

Communion of the People 

(The round wafers on the plate are provided for our members and guests with gluten intolerance.) 

 

THE MUSIC AT COMMUNION 

 

THE PRAYER AFTER THE MEAL 

 

*THE HYMN 504  Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether  UNION SEMINARY 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL BENEDICTION  Jesus Calls us in, Sends us out  LINSTEAD 

 

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: January 22, 2018 12:13 PM