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Bulletin for July 22, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP JULY 22 2018
10 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Choral Song  Samuel S. Wesley 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 

People: To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 

Leader: To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. 

People: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. 

Leader: Let us worship the Lord our God. - Psalm 92:1-4 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 430  Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!  DARWALL’S 148TH 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Holy God, we are your people. Yet we do not always live as though this were true. You love us beyond our imagination and we are grateful, but not grateful enough to risk meeting your expectations. Where you would have us act, we have complacently waited. We have allowed barriers of our own making to rise between ourselves and those you would have us serve. Forgive our sin, we pray, and call us once more to live as your people, set apart and different. Transform us. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen. 

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, 

People: We have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 

Leader: Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in times of need. Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. - Hebrews 4:15-16 

 

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

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 417) 

To this temple, where we call you, come, O Lord of hosts, today; with your wonted loving-kindness hear your people as they pray, and your fullest benediction shed within its walls alway. 

 

*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  Betsy Holland 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  I Samuel 21:10-14  (page 254 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  How Beautiful Upon the Mountains  John Carter 

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings of peace and salvation. Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem. (text: Isaiah 52) 

 

† Children exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 34:1-8,18  (page 480 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Tasting and Seeing (In Times of Fear and Confusion)” 

 

*THE HYMN  Psalm 34  CRIMOND 

1. Unto the Lord my praise I sing. God’s goodness ever bless; the proud convictions of my soul speak of God’s righteousness. 

2. Come, magnify the Lord with me! Together bring God praise, whose presence overcomes all fear, and glory lights our days. 

3. O taste and see, the Lord is good! How blest are they who place reliance on God’s steadfast love, and trust God’s saving grace. 

4. So great the trials of the just, yet greater is God’s will, that from the threatening chill of death God’s truth redeems us still.

(paraphrase by Michael Morgan) 

 

*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  Prelude on “AR HYD Y NOS”  Gerald Near 

 

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

 

*THE DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION  LASST UNS ERFREUEN 

All creatures, your Creator bless, and worship God in humbleness. O sing ye! Alleluia! Praise, praise the Father and the Son. And praise the Spirit, Three in One! Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

 

*THE HYMN 324  Open My Eyes That I May See  OPEN MY EYES 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Christ is Made the Sure Foundation  REGENT SQUARE 

 

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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