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Bulletin for February 25, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 25 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Ms. Eliza Smith 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Petit Prelude  Joseph Jongen 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: We will tell of your name, O God.

People: In the midst of the congregation, we will praise you!

Leader: Praise God, all who stand in awe of God’s grace.

People: We honor and glorify God’s name.

Leader: All who seek the Lord, sing praises. 

People: Worship the God of glory! - Psalm 22 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 488  The God of Abraham Praise  LEONI 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Forgiving Lord, we have fallen short time and time again. We do not love what you love. We do not embrace what you embrace. We do not defend what you have called us to defend. Have mercy on us, O God of all ages past and all hope for years to come. Forgive us for what we do and what we fail to do. And with your gifts, promises, and grace, continue working in our lives that we might receive full life in Jesus Christ, now and forevermore. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: If we rely upon the law of God, we are beyond hope. But in God’s mercy we are declared righteous through our faith in Jesus, who died for our sins. Friends, believe the Good News. 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Romans 4 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 83) 

For us baptized, for us he bore his holy fast and hungered sore; for us temptations sharp he knew, for us the tempter overthrew. 

 

*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 17:1-7; 15-16  (page 12 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Speak, O Lord  arr. John Ferguson 

Speak, O Lord, as we come to you to receive the food of your holy word. take your truth; plant it deep in us; shape and fashion us in your likeness, that the light of Christ might be seen today in our acts of love and our deeds of faith. Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us all your purposes for your glory. Teach us, Lord, full obedience, holy reverence, true humility: test our thoughts and our attitudes in the radiance of your purity. Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see your majestic love and authority. Words of pow-er that can never fail, let their truth prevail over unbelief. Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds; help us grasp the heights of your plans for us. Truths unchanged from the dawn of time that will echo down through eternity. And by grace we’ll stand on your promises, and by faith we’ll walk as you walk with us. Speak, O Lord, ’til your church is built and the earth is filled with your glory. 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  Romans 4:13-25  (page 145 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Descriptive Faith”  Ms. Emma Neishloss 

 

*THE HYMN 399  We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight  DUNLAP’S CREEK 

 

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Je-sus 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  Wondrous Love  arr. Joel Raney; setting by Arnold B. Sherman 

The Handbell Choir; Jeff Peters, director; Derek Matthews, piano; Alex Page, violin 

 

*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 276  Great Is Thy Faithfulness  FAITHFULNESS 

 

*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.)

 
 
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