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Bulletin for February 18, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 18 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Ms. Emma Neishloss 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  O Love, How Deep  Hymn 83 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

People: My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. 

Leader: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt God’s name together. 

People: I sought the Lord, and God answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 

Leader: Look to God, and be radiant, so your faces shall never be ashamed. 

People: We have come to worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer.

- Psalm 34:1-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 476  O Worship the King  LYONS 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Creator God, you stretched the heavens and filled the seas. You separated the night from the day, and the dry land from the waters. And when you had cre-ated every living thing, you made us. From the dust of the earth, you raised us up. Created in your image, O God, we have striven for lesser things. We have allowed ourselves to be defined by sin rather than glory. Forgive us, we pray. Teach us once more to trust in your everlasting goodness and mercy. We pray in Jesus’ name and for his sake. 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 83) 

O love, how deep, how broad, how high, how passing thought and fantasy, that God, the Son of God, should take our mortal form for mortals’ sake. 

 

*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 EPISTLE LESSON  1 Peter 3:18-22  (page 220 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  How Can I Keep From Singing  arr. Ronald Staheli 

Megan Mashburn, Shannan O’Dowd, soloists 

My life flows on in endless song: above earth’s lamentation I hear the real though far-off hymn that hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing: it sounds an echo in my soul, how can I keep from singing. When tyrants tremble sick with fear and hear their death knells ringing, when friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing. In prison cell or dungeon vile our thoughts to them are winging. When friends by shame are undefiled, how can I keep from singing. What if my joys and comforts die? I know that Truth is living. What though the darkness ‘round me close? Still Truth its light is giving! No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging: since love is Lord of heaven and earth: how can I keep from singing. I lift my eyes, the cloud grows thin, I see the blue above it. And day by day this pathway smooths, since first I learned to love it. The peace from love makes fresh my heart, a song of hope is springing: all things are mine since Truth I’ve found: how can I keep from singing. (Text: American Folk Hymn) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Genesis 9:8-17  (page 7 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE HOMILY  “Every Living Creature”  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN  Psalm 25  MARTYRDOM 

1. To you, O Lord, I lift my soul, in you, O God, I trust; let vanity be put to shame, and languish in the dust. 

2. Make me to know your paths, O God, and lead me in your way: to learn such saving truth my heart shall meditate each day. 

3. The Lord is goodness, truth, and love, God’s path the saints have trod: and children of the covenant still walk beside their God. 

4. Be mindful of your mercy, Lord, your love from ages past; forgive the weakness of my youth and bring me home at last. (text: Michael Morgan) 

 

*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 Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended 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  Savior, When in Dust to You  Setting by Paul Manz 

 

*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 ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS, CLASS OF 2019 

The Ordination Prayer and Laying on of Hands 

 

*THE HYMN 84  In the Cross of Christ I Glory  RATHBUN 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  All Glory to Our Lord and God  DEO GRACIAS 

 

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: March 4, 2018 10:35 PM