North Presbyterian Church
April 26, 2020 Sunday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: The strife is o’er, the battle done, the victory of life is won. Welcome Remember while we are in different places, God is with us, Emmanuel.
Introit: Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord, Alleluia, alleluia give praise to his name. Jesus is Lord of all the earth. He is the King of creation. Alleluia… Call to Worship: Before the pandemic things were one way, can we remember, should we? Before Christ died things were one way, then he died, then he rose, then he was gone. Or is he, we serve a risen savior, he lives within us, he never leaves us, no matter what. But Christ is risen, risen INDEED! Let us worship God!
Hymn Low in the grave he lay, Jesus, my Savior! Waiting the coming day, Jesus the Lord! Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes; He arose the victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever with His saints to reign; He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Prayer of Confession: (Unison) Things look one way to us, Lord. Then we look back, sideways, step into a new situation and everything looks different. Forgive us when we race to decide things that need more than one perspective, Forgive our foolish ways. (please pray silently). Lord, speak to us, help us to hear. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, in Christ we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon Christ offers us life in his name! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, in Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us! Response: Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! Praise eternal as God’s love, alleluia! Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia! Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!
Prayer for peace Eternal God, open our eyes to peace and rest from your hand in this troubling time, In Christ we pray. Amen. Prayer for Illumination: Your word is Spirit and Life, O Lord, richer than gold, stronger than death, your word is Spirit and Life, O Lord, Life everlasting.
Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 53: 1-11
Children’s Time “What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?” Psalm 124
Gospel Lesson Luke 24:44-53
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Must be Fulfilled” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed The Confession of 1967 In Jesus Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself. Jesus Christ is God with people. He is the eternal Son of the Father, who became human and lived among us to fulfill the work of reconciliation. He is present in the church by the power of the Holy Spirit to continue and complete his mission. This work of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is the foundation of all confessional statements about God, humanity and the world. Therefore, the church calls people to be reconciled to God and to one another.
Hymn I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, and just the time I need Him He’s always near. He lives, he lives Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, he lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know he lives, he lives within my heart.
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer Please keep the congregation in your prayers. Thanks for sending cards and calling on the phone those of our members and friends.
Hymn God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus, He came to love, heal, and forgive; He lived and died to buy my pardon; an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, because He lives all fear is gone; because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives.
Charge We live in a curious time and we need all the wisdom we can acquire. Keep your eyes peeled. God is at work. It could be something very new. Watch and pray!
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 Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How great thou art, how great thou art. Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How great thou art, how great thou art!
Thank you to those who are giving. Please continue to send your tithes, offerings and gifts.
Easter flower money will be spent in the early Sundays when we get back and will be acknowledged then. If you have questions contact the office.
Tuesday at 9am join us on zoom for conversation.