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Bulletin for August 26, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP AUGUST 26 2018
10 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Introduction to “Joshua”  George F. Handel 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

One: How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! 

Many: My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; 

One: My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. 

Many: Let us worship God. - Psalm 84 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 207  How Lovely, Lord  MERLE’S TUNE 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of our redemption, we confess that we have not been faithful servants. We have not served you with sincere hearts nor trusted in your promise of salvation. We have turned away from you, living God, and have chosen to follow idols of our times, spurred by our fears, our own self-interest, power and wealth. Forgive us our sins, O God. Lead us to heartful repentance that we may honor you with our words, our deeds, serving you with our whole being. Through Christ our Savior. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

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

Many: No powers, not height, not depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

One: Believe the promise of the Gospel: 

Many: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. - Romans 8:38-39 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 181) 

You change my grief to joy-filled dance, my sorrows you destroy. In faithfulness you hear my cry and fill my life with joy. And so to you my heart shall sing, my voice your goodness raise. You are my God, forevermore, my life shall sing your praise. 

 

*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 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18  (page 205 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  God Is Seen  Alice Parker 

Through all the world below God is seen all around, search hills and valleys through, there he’s found. The growing of the corn, the lily and the thorn, the pleasant and forlorn, all declare God is there, in meadows dressed in green, God is seen. See springing waters rise, fountains flow, rivers run, the mist that veils the sky hides the sun. Then down the rain doth pour, the ocean, it doth roar and beat upon the shore, and all praise, in their ways, the God who n’er declines his designs. The sun with all his rays speaks of God as he flies the comet in her blaze ’God,’ she cries; the singing of the stars, the moon when she appears, his holy name declares; see them fly through the sky, and join the solemn sound all around. 

(text: American traditional) 

 

† Children exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  John 6:52-69  (page 93 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “The Scandalous Life of Faith”  Rev. Mathew Frease 

 

*THE HYMN 440  In Christ There Is No East or West  McKEE 

 

* 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  Petit Prélude  Joseph Jongen 

 

*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! 

 

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

 

*THE HYMN 341  Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!  ASSURANCE 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

THE CHORAL RESPONSE  This Is My Story  ASSURANCE 

 

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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