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Bulletin for April 22, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP APRIL 22 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Let All Things Now Living  arr. Jonathan Crutchfield 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, piano 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Praise the Lord! 

People: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 

Leader: Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. 

People: Full of honor and majesty is God’s work, and God’s righteousness endures forever. 

Leader: The Lord has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; 

People: The Lord is gracious and merciful. 

Leader: The let us worship God: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen 

- Psalm 111:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 267  All Things Bright and Beautiful  ROYAL OAK 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, we know that we have sinned. We could catalogue the misdeeds and ill thoughts we have indulged but what good would it do? You know what we have done and what we have left undone. You know as well that we stand in need of grace. Forgive us, we pray, for the sins that we have committed and the sin with which we live. Give us comfort in the knowledge that your grace is greater than anything we could ever do, and that nothing, indeed, nothing, will separate us from your love made known in Jesus Christ. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, 

People: No powers, not height, not depth, nor anything else in all creation, 

All: Will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. 

-Romans 8:38-39 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 555) 

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us, with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us; and keep us in God’s grace, and guide us when perplexed, and free us from all ills in this world and the next. 

 

*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  Dr. William T. Bogart 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM 

People: With joy and thanksgiving we welcome this child into Christ’s church. 

We are the family of God for we are all one in Christ. 

 

THE BAPTISMAL RESPONSE  Child of Blessing, Child of Promise  KINGDOM 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  1 John 3:16-24  (page 226 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  The Gaelic Blessing  John Rutter 

Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and stars pour their healing light on you. Deep peace of Christ, the light of the world to you. Deep peace of Christ to you. 

(Text: Adapted from a Gaelic rune) 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  John 10:11-18  (page 97 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “What’s the Deal with Creation?”  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

*THE HYMN 473  For the Beauty of the Earth  DIX 

 

*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, 

 

THE OFFERTORY  L’organo Primitivo  Pietro Yon 

 

*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 458  Earth and All Stars  DEXTER 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Let All Things Now Living  ASH GROVE 

 

THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation on ASH GROVE  Jonathan Crutchfield 

 

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

 
 
 
 
Last Published: May 19, 2018 10:07 PM