North Presbyterian Church  

August 16, 2020                

11am Sunday Worship  

 

Silent Prayer of Preparation: You are here, Lord You are here.                Correymeela  

Welcome Say a prayer for someone else who is praying at home alone.
 
Introit: Like the murmur of the dove’s song, like the challenge of her flight, like the vigor  of the wind’s rush, like the new flame’s eager might: Come, Holy Spirit, come. bl314                               

 

Call to Worship:                    Come to Zion, the Mountain of God where we hear God’s voice  Praise God here in our lives and in our souls.  Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!                       

 

Hymn   Ref: My life is in you, Lord; my strength is in you, Lord; my hope is in you, Lord; it’s in you. (2x’s) I will praise you with all of my life, I will praise you with all of my strength; with all of my life, with all of my strength. All of my hope is in you. Ref: 2032   

 

Prayer of Confession: (Unison)Holy God, you seek us each day of our lives and each breath we breathe, forgive us when we are less enthusiastic than you (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  The Spirit of Christ reminds us of the life we have in his name!  In Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us!   Response: Ref. Praise ye the Lord, Hallelujah! Everybody praise the Lord. (repeat)  Praise God with the sound of the trumpet, Praise God with the lute and the harp; Praise God with timbrel and dancing, Praise God wherever you are.             

 

Prayer for peace:  God, your peace passes our understanding, grant patience quietly into our hearts and souls, there are those in great need, breathe your Spirit of peace in us, 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   Psalm 105                            

 

Children’s Time Baptism of Ellen “Ellie” Rose Zueger, daughter of Wendy Treichler and Roland Zueger, granddaughter of Nancy and Roger Treichler    

 

New Testament Lesson     Acts 7
            

 

These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
 
 Sermon             “Is This True?”                        Rev. Stuart C. Buisch  

 

Creed    We are a community of Christians drawn from many traditions, who:  Surrender ourselves to the spirit of Jesus to overcome our own divisions and make ourselves instruments of His peace, Commit ourselves to work for a society whose priorities are justice, mutual respect, the participation of all, concern for the vulnerable and the stranger, stewardship of resource, and care for Creation.                     Correymeela                              

 

Hymn   How lovely, Lord, how lovely is your abiding place; my soul is longing, fainting, to feast upon your grace. The sparrow finds a shelter, a place to build her nest; and so your temple calls us within its walls to rest. In your blest courts to worship, O God, a single day is better than a thousand if I from you should stray. I’d rather keep the entrance and claim You as my lord than revel in the riches the ways of sin afford. B207
 
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer  
 
  Thanks for keeping the congregation in your prayers, sending cards and calling  on the phone those of our members and friends.
 
Hymn   Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God; He whose word cannot be broken formed thee for His own abode, on the Rock of Ages founded, what can shake thy sure repose? With salvation’s walls surrounded, thou mayest smile at all thy foes. See, the streams of living waters, springing from eternal love, well supply thy sons and daughters, and all fear of want remove.  Who can faint while such a river ever flows their thirst to assuage? Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver, never fails from age to age!                                                  

 

Charge    God has been good to the people of faith for many generations. Follow the steps of God in your generation. Walk in God’s ways.  

 

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   Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;(2) Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.          

 

Thank you to those who are giving tithes, offerings and gifts.