North Presbyterian Church
October 31, 2021
9:45 & 11:00am Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: See, the streams of living waters, springing from eternal Love, well
supply your children, and all fear of want remove.
Prelude: “Prelude in Bb” J.F. Alberti
“Goodness Is Stronger than Evil” J. Bell
“Let the Whole Creation Cry” J. Hintze
Introit “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” Red 621
Call to Worship: Liturgist: Diane Wankowski
When we come into God’s presence, the glory shines and our hearts can shrink.
But God is a Lord of Light, Love and Peace, we don’t need to fear.
So being in God’s presence, we are compelled to think of others.
Christ is our light, shining in our hearts and through the darkness.
Hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King” Red 347
Opening Prayer: (Unison) What do we want is such an interesting question, Lord.
Help us to think about what you want in every situation.
(Please pray silently) Gracious God, forgive us all our sins, known and unknown. Create in
us clean hearts and ready spirits to follow you, in Christ we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Our sins are forgiven by the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Christ!
In Christ we have life and peace in all its fullness.
Response: “ For those Tears I Died” refrain only Red 436
Prayer for Illumination: “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior” v2 Red 483
Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 15
Prayer for peace: “Let there be Peace on Earth” Red 681
New Testament Lesson: Mark 6:14-29
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Anthem: “Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree” arr. by H. Helvey
Sermon “What Should I Ask for?” 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. BSF
Hymn “To God Be the Glory” Blue 485
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord” Blue 441
Charge Go out into the world in peace; have courage; hold on to what is good; return no
one evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak, and help the suffering;
honor all people; love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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.
Benediction Response: “ Farewell, Good Friends” Blue 537
Postlude: “I Am Thine, O Lord” arr. By A.C. Whitworth
Choir rehearses at 9:30. Vaccinated singers welcome, have a mask ready.
SUNDAY SCHOOL today at 9:45 (early worship 9:45)
Reminder: There will be a very short PW meeting this Sunday, 10/31 at 10:45 in the parlor. We
will also very quickly discuss the PW Christmas dinner. Please plan to attend and spread the
Bible study at 7pm this week John 9
Book Conversation 11/14 at 4pm Holy Envy chapter 2. All are welcome
Vaccinated people need not wear masks. Anyone can wear a mask when singing or moving
around the sanctuary for extra caution. In the awareness of continued exposures to Covid,
please bring a mask to worship and wear it when you feel the need for yourself or someone near