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Bulletin for September 23, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 23 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Prelude on CASSELL  Austin Lovelace 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; 

People: But their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on God’s law they meditate day and night. 

Leader: They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. 

People: In all that they do, they prosper. 

Leader: The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 

People: For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. 

- Psalm 1 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 434  Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples  KINGSFOLD 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Abundant God, so much of our harmful behavior is rooted in our envy. You have given us our manna - our daily bread - but we want more. We have allowed ourselves to be seduced by commercialism, telling ourselves that we are not complete until we have the nicest things. Forgive us when our actions convey that you are not enough for us. Help us to live our lives simply and faithfully, trusting in your steadfast love to provide all that we need. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Friends, our salvation is not something that can be purchased with money or fame. 

People: Our salvation comes from Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone. 

Leader: I announce to you this day, our sins are forgiven. 

People: Alleluia! Amen. 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Hymn 343) 

So God grant us for tomorrow ways to order human life that surround each person’s sorrow with a calm that conquers strife. Make us partners in our living, our compassion to increase, messengers of faith, thus giving hope and confidence and peace. 

 

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE 

Leader: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Ellen Behm 

 

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 (sung by congregation)  Baptized in Water  BUNESSAN 

Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit, marked with the sign of Christ, our King. Born of the Spirit, we are God’s children. Joyfully now God’s praises we sing. 

 

Children exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Proverbs 31:10-31  (page 579 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  King of Glory, King of Peace  Eric Thiman 

King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee; and, that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou hast granted my request, thou hast heard me: thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me. Wherefore with my utmost art I will sing thee, and the cream of all my heart I will bring thee. Though my sins against me cried, thou didst clear me, and alone, when they replied, thou didst hear me. Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee; in my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise thee. Small it is, in this poor sort to enroll thee; e’en eternity’s too short to extol thee. Amen. (Text: George Herbert) 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  James 3:13-4:8  (page 216 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Peace, Love and Understanding”  Rev. Kate Colussy-Estes 

 

*THE HYMN 527  Near to the Heart of God  McAFEE 

 

*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  Be Still, My Soul  David Cherwien 

 

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 399  We Walk By Faith and Not by Sight  DUNLAP’S CREEK 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Walk On, O People of God  Cesareo Gabarain 

 

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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