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Bulletin for July 8, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JULY 8 2018
10 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude in C Major  J.S. Bach 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 

People: Sing to the Lord, bless God’s name; tell of God’s salvation from day to day. 

Leader: Declare God’s glory among the nations, God’s marvelous works among all the peoples. 

People: For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; God is to be revered above all gods. For all the gods of the people are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 

Leader: Let us worship God, who creates, redeems and sustains us. Amen. 

- Psalm 96:1-5 

 

*THE OPENING HYMN 416  Christ is Made the Sure Foundation  WESTMINSTER ABBEY 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, with our trust in you, we know that we need fear nothing. Yet, too often, we live timidly rather than boldly. As your called people, we should be a light to the world, a city built on a hill. But we choose instead to live unto ourselves. As the recipients of great good news, we should be exuberant in our sharing. Instead we politely discuss it. We have sinned, and we need your forgiveness. Cast out our complacency and replace it with enthusiasm, O God. Call us, empower us, use us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright and Godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

People: It is he who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen. - Titus 2:11-14 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 443) 

Baptized in one confession, one church in all the earth, we bear our Lord’s impression, the sign of second birth; and holy people gathered in love beyond our own, by grace we were invited, by grace we make you known. 

 

*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 PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 48  (page 490 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Come, Blessed Savior  Camille Saint-Saëns 

Megan Mashburn, soprano, and Nan Nowell, mezzo-soprano 

Come, blessed Savior, grant us thy blessing. We implore thee, come. Weary of striving, we kneel before thee. O, blessed Savior, grant us now thy peace and mercy. Souls faint with longing, pray for thy healing balm of heavenly grace. Hear, O Lord, our prayer. Come, blessed Savior, grant us thy blessing. We wait before thee; hear our humble prayer. Amen. 

-(text: Unknown) 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10  (page 267 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

† Children exit the sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

THE SERMON  “The City of God” 

 

*THE HYMN (SEE INSERT)  You are Salt for the Earth, O People  BRING FORTH 

 

*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  Basse et Dessus de Trompette  Louis Clerambault 

 

† Children return to the sanctuary from Children’s Worship. 

 

*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 442  The Church’s One Foundation  AURELIA 

Verses 1, 2, and 5 

 

*THE SUNG RESPONSE (Congregation)  BRING FORTH 

Bring forth the reign of mercy, bring forth the reign of peace; Bring forth the reign of justice, bring forth the city of God! 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

THE POSTLUDE  Improvisation  Mac Frampton 

 

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

 
 
 
Last Published: July 17, 2018 3:05 PM