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Bulletin for April 29, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP APRIL 29 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  This Is My Father’s World  Michael Burkhardt 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Rev. Emma Neishloss 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP  Ms. Eliza Smith 

Leader: Gathered in this sacred place together we are seekers of light, seekers of faith. 

People: Wherever two or three are gathered to worship, the Holy Spirit is present. 

Leader: Open our eyes to witness the love and truth that is waiting to be revealed, this day, in this place. 

People: We will listen together for God’s voice call. 

Leader: Come, let us linger in this sanctuary and share in this worship. 

 

*THE OPENING HYMN 466  O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing  AZMON 

WE GRIEVE… 

 

OPENING LITANY  Jeremiah 31:15-17 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 27 

WE REMEMBER... 

 

REFLECTION 

 

LITANY OF REMEMBERENCE 

 

THE ANTHEM  Draw the Circle Wide  Mark A. Miller 

The Youth Ensemble; Shannan O’Dowd, director 

Draw the circle wide. No one stands alone, we’ll stand side by side. Draw the circle wide, draw it wider still, let this be our song: no one stands alone. Standing side by side, draw the circle wide. (Text: Gordon Light) 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Matthew 5:1-12 

 

REFLECTION 

 

*THE HYMN (See back page)  Make Me A Channel of Your Peace  PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS 

WE ACT... 

 

THE OFFERTORY ANTHEM  The Storm is Passing Over  arr. Barbara Baker 

Have courage my soul and let us journey on. Though the night is dark and I am far from home. Thanks be to God the morning light appears. The storm is passing over. Hallelujah. 

(Text: traditional gospel) 

 

*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. 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS  Mark 10:13-16; 1 Timothy 4:11-16 

 

REFLECTION 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  James 2:14-20; 26 

 

POEM  “If We Just Talk of Thoughts and Prayers”  Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 

 

INVITATION TO ACTION 

We invite you to write a tangible action on a strip of paper in your pew - a commitment to stand in faith. As you feel so led, bring your paper forward, and an usher will staple it together, joining all of our commitments together in a chain. 

 

*THE HYMN 293  This Is My Father’s World  TERRA BEATA 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

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: April 29, 2018 10:11 AM