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Bulletin for March 4, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MARCH 4 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Ms. Emma Neishloss 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Voluntary on “Westminster Abbey”  Setting by K. Lee Scott 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. 

People: Day to day pours forth speech and night declares knowledge. 

Leader: There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. 

People: The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. Let us worship God! 

Leader: Let us worship God, creator, redeemer and sustainer. Amen. - Psalm 19:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 416  Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation  WESTMINSTER ABBEY 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Most gracious God, you are the source of our life in Christ Jesus, who be-came for us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Too often, we boast not in you, but in ourselves and in our feeble attempts to live unto ourselves. Justice does not flow down like waters, the ever-flowing stream of righteousness has dried up. Forgive us, and call us again to live into Christ, and witness by our actions not to the wisdom of the world, but instead to divine fool-ishness. Through Christ our Lord we pray all these things. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: So, if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 

People: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

Leader: When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 83) 

For us to evil power betrayed, scourged, mocked in purple robe arrayed, he bore the shameful cross and death, for us gave up his dying breath. 

 

*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  Exodus 20:1-17  (page 63 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Psalm 8  Dan Forrest 

Jane McRae, Violin 

Adonai, Adonenu. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you have set in place, what are mortals that you care for them? 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  1 Corinthians 1:18-25  (page 156 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “The Wisdom of the World”  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 513  Let Us Break Bread Together  LET US BREAK BREAD 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Meditation on “The Divine Sacrifice”  Charles Callahan 

 

 

*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 SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER  Ms. Eliza Smith 

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. 

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 

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

 

*THE HYMN 467  How Great Thou Art  O STORE GUD 

Verses 1, 2, and 4 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Pray Justice May Come Rolling Down  KINGSFOLD 

 

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 10, 2018 1:14 PM