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Bulletin for March 25, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MARCH 25 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING  Ms. Eliza Smith 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  All Glory, Laud, and Honor (Setting 1)  Michael Burkhardt 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter, and give thanks to the Lord. 

People: We will give you thanks, for you have answered us; you have become our salvation. 

Leader: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. 

People: This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made. 

People: We will rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalm 118 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 88  All Glory, Laud, and Honor  VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Triumphant Lord, we rejoice in your entry into the world and into our lives! Joining with the crowds, we sing your praises and exalt your reign, but even so, our hearts are far from true worship. We are disappointed with your humility, we are uninspired by your selflessness. Our sin leads us to give you death even though you give us life. Our treachery guides us to war even though you call us to peace. Have mercy on us, Savior of all, find us in these forsaken places. Forgive what we have done and who we have been. Bring us home again and impart within us a new song of joy and celebration. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Hear the good news. 

People: The procession is ever moving forward. 

Leader: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. 

People: Glory to God! Amen! 

 

*THE CHILDREN’S ANTHEM  Hosanna to the Lord  Becki Slagle Mayo 

The Children’s Choirs; Shannan O’Dowd, director 

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest. All glory, laud, and honor to you, redeemer king; to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring. The Hebrew children welcomed you, with palms before you went. Our prayer and praise and anthems before you we present. 

 

*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 MINUTE MESSAGE  Mardee Rightmyer 

 

THE RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS 

 

THE ANTHEM  Lift Up Your Heads from Messiah  George F. Handel 

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 

(text: Psalm 24:7-10) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 11:1-10  (page 44 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE HOMILY  “Palm and Circumstance”  Rev. Emma Neishloss 

 

*THE HYMN 89  Hosanna, Loud Hosanna  ELLACOMBE 

 

*THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH 

Leader: What is your only comfort in life and death? 

People: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of evil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him. - The Heidelberg Catechism, adapted 

 

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  All Glory, Laud, and Honor - Toccata  Michael Burkhardt 

 

*THE DOXOLOGY (Hymn 101)  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross  HAMBURG 

Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small; love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all. 

 

THE HOMILY  “Were You There?”  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 78  Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed  MARTYRDOM 

 

*THE GOSPEL LESSON  Mark 15:1-15  (page 50 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

*THE RECESSIONAL SOLO  What Wondrous Love is This  WONDROUS LOVE 

Nan Nowell, soloist 

 

Please remain standing for the Gospel reading and the solo. The congregation will follow the choir out in silence, leaving their palms at the foot of the cross. As you leave your palm, consider what burdens you wish to leave. 

 

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

 
 
 
Last Published: March 29, 2018 5:46 PM