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Bulletin for September 30, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP SEPTEMBER 30 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God  David N. Johnson 

 

THE CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP  Journey Together  MORNINGSIDE 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Upon this gathering of your people, 

People: Pour out your Spirit, O Lord. 

Leader: Be near to us and speak to us, 

People: And we will proclaim your glory. 

- Numbers 11 

 

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

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of unity, we live in a world where our lives move between inclusivity and exclusivity. We often move toward the latter, trying to oust from our circles those who do not think like us, act like us, or look like us. Forgive our need to re-ject and to always be on the lookout for those things that make us different. Lead us in your holy way of life and love and peace for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

Leader: Though we wander from the truth, God brings us back. 

People: We have been brought back and redeemed. 

Leader: Believe the promise of the gospel and rejoice. 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. 

-James 5 

 

THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR RESPONSE  We Are Walking in the Light of God  SIYAHAMBA 

We are marching in the light of God, we are marching in the light of God. Siyahmb’ ekukhanyen kwenkhos. (text: South African folksong) 

The Children’s Choir; Shannan O’Dowd, director. 

 

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE 

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

People: And also with you. 

 

Children exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

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  Beth Fain 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Isaiah 43:14-21  (page 632 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Hark, Creation’s Alleluia  Howard Helvey 

Richard Williams, french horn 

Hark, creation’s alleluia rises forth from every shore-vibrates sweet as angel voices, loud as many waters roar: “Blessing, glory, power, salvation to our God upon the throne, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, infinite, supreme, alone.” Gathering strength from every nation, every kindred, tribe, and tongue, hark, that everlasting anthem, hark, that glorious tide of song, floods the valleys with its music, echoes from the lasting hills, onward, upward, till the temple of the living God it fills. Hark, it mingles with the raptures of the armies of the sky, who have passed through tribulation into perfect rest on high, clothed in robes of spotless beauty, palms of triumph in their hand, harping on their harps hosannas, as before his face they stand: “Glory unto him who loved us, him who washed us with his blood; kings and priests henceforth for ever praise our Father and our God. Alleluia! saints and angels, raise your loudest, loftiest strains! Alleluia! love has triumphed; God, the Lord Almighty, reigns.” (Text: Edward Henry Bickersteth) 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  Galatians 3:26-29  (page 178 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “Playing It Forward”  Rev. Joanna Adams 

 

*THE HYMN (see insert)  Journey Together  MORNINGSIDE 

This hymn text and tune are given to the glory of God and to Morningside Presbyterian Church by Michael Morgan (lyricist) and Jonathan Crutchfield (composer). 

 

*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  Come, Ye Christian, Praise and Pray  (from Cantata No. 63, BWV 63) J.S.Bach 

Richard Williams, French horn 

 

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 354  Guide My Feet  GUIDE MY FEET 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CHORAL RESPONSE  Set Our Feet on Lofty Places  Paul Langston 

 

THE POSTLUDE  God of Grace  Paul Manz 

 

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

 
 
 
 
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