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Bulletin for October 21, 2018
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP OCTOBER 21 2018
11 A.M. WORSHIP

 

THE GATHERING 

Leader: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

 

THE PRELUDE  Chaconne  Louis Couperin 

 

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader: Hear, people of God! 

People: God is speaking through winds and voices, Calling us to follow and serve. 

Leader: See, people of God! 

People: God is moving through the church and the world, Showing us how to love and lead. 

Leader: Believe, people of God! 

People: God is working through all creation, Drawing us into the warmth of the spirit. 

Leader: Worship, people of God! 

People: Let us worship God together 

(Written by Rev. Anna George Traynman, Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church) 

 

*THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN 446  Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken  AUSTRIAN HYMN 

 

THE CALL TO CONFESSION 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Your reign is marked by justice and peace, always on the side of the ones who are oppressed. Our lives are marked by comfort and avoidance, choosing the “fair” over the just. You seek transformation and compassion in this world, yet we are content to wait for the promise of life beyond death. Forgive us of our failings, Lord, and convict us by your spirit. Move us beyond shallow faith to know your eternal Life among us. 

(Written by Rev. Anna George Traynman, Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church) 

 

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

 

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

O tender Mother you have heard our confession today and our inability to truly follow you as you have called us to do. Your word assures us that if we confess our sins we will be forgiven. Now that our sins have been confessed to you, may we embrace your forgiveness like a father with his crying child. Hearing these words whispered in our ears: You my child are forgiven. You my child are loved! 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Hymn 434) 

May we in service to our God act out the living Word, and walk the road the saints have trod till all have seen and heard. As stewards of the earth may we give thanks in one accord to God who calls us all to be disciples of the Lord. 

 

*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.) 

 

Children Three/Pre K exit the Sanctuary for their class. 

 

THE MINUTE MESSAGE  Carol Senf 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Isaiah 53:10-11  (page 643 in the pew Bible, OT) 

 

THE ANTHEM  Verleih uns Frieden  Felix Mendelssohn 

Grant us Thy peace, Almighty Lord, O source of every blessing! We cannot keep Thy saving Word unless Thy peace possessing—Thy peace O give by which we live. (text: Martin Luther) 

 

Children K– 4th grade exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. 

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON  Mark 10:35-45  (page 44 in the pew Bible, NT) 

 

THE SERMON  “A Simple Favor”  Rev. Reginald Avant 

 

*THE HYMN  Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service  BEACH SPRING 

1. Lord, whose love through humble service bore the weight of human need, who upon the cross, forsaken, offered mercy’s perfect deed, we, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart, consecrating to your purpose every gift that you impart. 

2. Still your children wander homeless; still the hungry cry for bread; still the captives long for freedom; still in grief we mourn our dead. As, O Lord, your deep compassion healed the sick and freed the soul, use the love your Spirit kindles still to save and make us whole. 

3. As we worship, grant us vision, till your love’s revealing light, in its height and depth and greatness, dawns upon our quickened sight, making known the needs and burdens your compassion bids us bear, stirring us to tireless striving, your abundant life to share. 

4. Called from worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go, to the child, the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show; hope and health, goodwill and comfort, counsel, aid, and peace we give, that your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know and live. 

 

*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  Andante in D (from Sonata No. 4)  Felix Mendelssohn 

 

*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 408  Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life  GERMANY 

 

*THE CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

 

*THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Journey Together (see insert)  MORNINGSIDE 

Verse 3 

 

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 30, 2018 9:48 PM