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Bulletin for May 27, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP MAY 27 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist  J.S. Bach 

(Come, Creator God, Holy Spirit) 

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, organist 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

People: My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. 

Leader: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt God’s name together. 

People: I sought the Lord, and God answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 

Leader: Look to God, and be radiant, so your faces shall never be ashamed. 

People: We have come to worship God, our creator, redeemer and sustainer. 

-Psalm 34:1-5 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 132  Come, Great God of All the Ages  ABBOT’S LEIGH 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, you have loved us from generation to generation. You have shown your faithfulness more often than we can recall. The stories of the Bible tell us as often as we will look of your steadfast mercy. Yet we live as though it would be better for us not to know. We live holding on to past hurts; we are not open to your new creation. We prefer the safety of what we know to the excitement of discipleship. We run from your holiness and cling to sin. Forgive us, we pray, and make us again as you would have us be. We make all of our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God - not the result of works, so that no one might boast. 

People: For we are what God has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. 

-Ephesians 2:8-10 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 139) 

To Thee, great One in Three, the highest praises be, hence evermore! Thy sovereign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternity love and adore. 

 

*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 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  Out of Deep, Unordered Water  KINGDOM 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Isaiah 6:1-8  (page 597 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  “Sanctus” from Requiem  Gabriel Fauré 

Megan Mashburn, Shannan O’Dowd, sopranos; Nan Nowell, alto; 

Alex Masten, tenor; Brandon Odom, baritone 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Hosanna in the highest. 

 

THE EPISTLE LESSON  Romans 8:12-17  (page 147 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Holy! Holy! Holy” 

 

*THE HYMN 138  Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!  NICAEA 

 

*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, forever. Amen. 

 

THE OFFERTORY  Chorale on DIADEMATA  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 HYMN 285  God, You Spin the Whirling Planets  AUSTRIAN HYMN 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE SUNG RESPONSE HYMN 525  Here I Am, Lord  HERE I AM, LORD 

(Sung twice by the congregation and choir) 

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart. (repeat) 

 

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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