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Bulletin for January 14, 2018 - 8:45 a.m.
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JANUARY 14 2018
8:45 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Dr. Mardee Rightmyer 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing  Michael Burkhardt 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; 

People: Break forth into joyous song and sing praises. 

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody. 

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord. 

Leader: Let us worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer. Amen. 

-Psalm 98:4-6 

 

*THE OPENING HYMN 356  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing  NETTLETON 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, you are lasting from forever to forever. You, the creator of heaven and earth stretch from beyond the universe to the bottom of Sheol. Yet, we mix up who is the creator and who is the creation and think that we are the authors of our own blessings. But you alone are eternal, you alone are the source of all life and all good. We are disciplined and we ask forgiveness. Return us to your marvelous image, remind us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and call forth from us the commitment you want us to bring, through Jesus the Christ we pray, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 

People: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! - Romans 12:1-2 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 555) 

Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices; who, from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today. 

(At Calvin’s school in Geneva in the 16th century, children were taught music in order to lead worship and to teach their parents. In keeping with that tradition, this tune was learned by our children's choirs in the fall. We sing it today to encourage children to sing the songs of our faith.) 

 

*THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

Leader: May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you all! 

People: and also with you. 

(The signs of the peace may be exchanged.) 

 

THE WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

THE TIME WITH CHILDREN 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Be Thou My Vision  Eric Talley 

 

THE OFFERING AND RECEIVING OF PRAYER CARDS 

(Everyone is invited to come forward to give their offering in the offering basket and return to their seats by the side aisles. The prayer cards will be received for the prayers of the people, in the prayer concerns basket, at this time.) 

 

*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 PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18 

(page 545 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE HOMILY  “Hemmed In” 

 

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 HYMN 339  Be Thou Vision  SLANE 

Verse 1, solo; Verses 2 and 3, congregation 

Shannan O’Dowd, soloist 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation  Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

Conversation Starter: When have you felt someone caring for you? How did it feel? 

 

Announcement: Beginning Sunday, January 21, we will start a Worship Readiness Class for all elementary children (along with any parents who would like to attend) during the 11:00 a.m. worship hour. This class will meet on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays through March 18. We will dismiss during the passing of the peace and meet in the Youth Room down the nursery hall (Room 107). During these eight weeks, we will learn about the parts of worship and why and when we do them We will learn about and memorize the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles Creed along with the Doxology. 

 

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

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