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Bulletin for September 9, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 9 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

One: The Lord be with you. 

Many: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Love Unknown  Charles Callahan 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

One: Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. 

Many: Worship the Lord with Gladness. 

One: Come into God’s presence with singing! 

Many: For the Lord is a gracious God, whose mercy is everlasting. 

One: And whose faithfulness endures to all generations. Let us worship God. 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 267  All Things Bright and Beautiful  ROYAL OAK 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Almighty God, we confess that we have taken Your commandments and turned them into rules. We have criticized those who have fallen short and selfishly proclaimed ourselves righteous. We have failed to understand the spirit of the commandments and the Way that was shown by You to live, loving God and loving our neighbors. Forgive us for turning Your law into burdens for others and ourselves, instead of a Way to love and freedom in You. In the name of Christ, who has given us the Way and leads us on, we pray. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

One: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 

Many: He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 

One: For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love towards those who fear him; 

Many: as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us. 

One: Believe the promise of the Gospel, Many: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. 

- Psalm 103 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 274) 

Your word commands response and summons us to life. We follow, strength-ened by your grace, in calm or strife. Our ever-present help, our challenge and our prod, we praise you now and to life’s end, eternal God. 

 

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE 

One: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 

Many: 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  Cindy Humphries 

 

THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 

(All children are invited to come forward to sit at the front of the sanctuary.) 

 

THE PSALTER LESSON  Psalm 1  (page 463 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Jubilate Deo  Benjamin Britten 

O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness and come before his pres-ence with a song. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name, for the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end, Amen. 

(text: Psalms 100) 

 

Children exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

THE GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 22:34-46  (page 23 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Loving God with our Whole Being”  Rev. Mathew Frease 

 

*THE HYMN 272  God of the Sparrow  ROEDER 

Verse 1,3,5, and 6 

 

*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  All My Hope on God is Founded  Charles Callahan 

 

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 376  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling  HYFRYDOL 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Let All Things Now Living  ASH GROVE 

 

*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: October 23, 2018 6:54 PM