North Presbyterian Church
June 6, 2021
9:45 & 11:00am
Silent Prayer of Preparation: In vain we tune our formal songs; in vain we strive to rise; hosannas languish on our tongues, and our devotion dies.
Introit: Come Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, with all thy quickening powers; kindle a flame of sacred love in these cold hearts of ours.
Call to Worship:
God is all around us, inside and outside
Love is inviting us to be lovely inside and outside
Wind of God, breathe healing and love into us.
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! God is with us! Come, Holy Spirit!
Hymn Come down, O Love divine, Seek out this soul of mine And visit it with Your own ardor glowing; O Comforter draw near, Within my heart appear, And kindle it, Your Holy flame bestowing. And so the yearning strong With which the soul will long Shall far out pass the power of human telling; For none can guess God’s grace, Till Love creates a place Wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.
Opening Prayer: (Unison) Holy God, your fresh grace is ever available to us. Help us to open our hearts and souls to you. (Please pray silently) Gracious God, forgive us all our sins, conscious and unconscious. Create in us clean hearts and ready spirits to follow you, in Christ we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
In the risen Christ we are forgiven and set free to believe and to live for Him!
In Christ we are forgiven and set free to love and to serve God always!
Response: Joys are flowing like a river Since the Comforter has come; He abides with us forever, Makes the rusting heart His home. Blessed quietness, holy quietness, What assurance in my soul! On the stormy sea He speaks peace to me, How the billows cease to roll!
Prayer for peace: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is peace; Where the Spirit of the
Lord is, there is love. There is comfort in life’s darkest hour; There is light and life, there
is help and power In the Spirit, in the Spirit of the Lord.
Prayer for Illumination: He leadeth me. O blessed thought! O words with heavenly comfort fraught! Whate’er I do where’er I be, Still ‘tis God’s hand that leadeth me. He leadeth me,
He leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me; His faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.
Old Testament Lesson: I Corinthians 13: 4-13
Hymn Ref. Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray, Yes, every time I feel
the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray, Upon the mountain, when my Lord Spoke; Out of
God’s mouth came fire and smoke. Looked all around me, it looked so fine, Till I asked my
Lord if all was mine. Ref. Jordan river, chilly and cold It chills the body but not the soul. There
is but one train upon this track; It runs to heaven and then right back. Ref.
New Testament Lesson: I John 4:11-21
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Ought to Love” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy
One of Israel, who alone we worship and serve. We trust in Jesus Christ fully human, fully God;
preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and
blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts,
forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. A Brief Statement of Faith
Hymn Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, and lighten with celestial fire; thou the
anointing Spirit art, who dost they seven- fold gifts in part. Thy blessed unction above is
comfort, life, and fire of love; enable with perpetual light the dullness of our mortal sight.
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)
Hymn Breathe on me Breath of God, until my heart is pure; until with thee I will one will, to
do and to endure. Breathe on me Breathe of God, till I am wholly thine; until this earthly
part of me glows with thy fire divine.
Charge Maybe that’s the problem with love in our faith -ought. When we really
experience God’s love for us we no longer ought we only must.
Benediction May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the community
of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.
Song: As the wind song through the trees, as stirring of the breeze, so it is with the Spirit
of God, as the heart made strangely warm, as the voice within the storm, so it is with the
Spirit of God. Never seen ever known where this wind has blown bringing life, bringing
power to the world as the dancing tongues of fire, as the soul’s most deep desire so it is with
the Spirit of God.
NEXT SUNDAY Pete S presents the work of Ride for Roswell in our mission spot.
Bible study with masks and distancing Tuesdays at 7pm in the basement. Numbers 11 start
June to Labor Day Sunday worship will be 9am in basement and 11am in Bauer Park
weather permitting. Rain will force us inside at 11 with hand sanitizer.
PLEASE enter our worship with a mask and feel free while you are seated to take it off if you
have been vaccinated. If you want to sing please put the mask on while you are singing.
Please access our online worship services if you have any Covid symptoms.