North Presbyterian Church
August 7, 2021 4:00pm Saturday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: God is our help in trouble, every ready with grace.
Introit Grace alone which God supplies, strength unknown he will provide. Christ in us our cornerstone; we will go forth in grace alone. 2162
Call to Worship:
Christ reaches out and cries our names to follow Him.
We are called to leave behind nets, tax offices and much more.
But we are also called to peace, freedom, love and joy.
Christ is risen! God is with us! Come, Holy Spirit!
Hymn Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah! (3x) O Lord, kum ba yah!
Someone’s crying… someone’s singing… someone’s praying… b338
Opening Prayer: (Unison) We often hear your voice in the midst of so many things, Lord. Help us not simply to hear but give us courage and passion to respond to your will. (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
Our sins are forgiven by the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Christ!
In Christ we life and peace in all its fullness.
Response: Ref: Change my heart, O God; make it ever true. Change my heart, O God; may I be like you.
You are the potter; I am the clay. Mold me and make me; this is what I pray. Ref. gr56
Prayer for peace: Come and fill our hearts with your peace. You alone, O Lord, are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace. Alleluia.
Prayer for Illumination: Beyond the beauty and the awe, beyond the fear and dread, we long, O God, to hear your word, to taste your transformed bread. Gr 75 vs1
Old Testament Lesson: 2 Kings 4: 1-7
Hymn Though I may speak with bravest fire, and have the gift to all inspire, and have not love, my words are vain; as sounding, and hopeless gain.
Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole, Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship and are freed. B 335 1 3
New Testament Lesson: Mark 2: 13- 22
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Follow Me.. Fresh Wineskins” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed In a broken and fearful world the Spirit gives us courage pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace. In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” BSF
Hymn Together we serve, united by love, inviting God’s world to the glorious feast. We work and we pray through sorrow and joy, extending your love to the last and the least.
Together, by grace, we witness and work, remembering Jesus, in whom we grow strong. Together we serve in spirit and truth, remembering love is the strength of our song. 2175 1 4
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)
Hymn We have come at Christ’s own bidding to high and holy place, where we wait with hope and longing for some token of God’s grace. Here we pray for new assurance that our faith is not in vain, searching like those first disciples for a sign both clear and plain.
Strengthened by this glimpse of glory, fearful lest our faith decline, we, like Peter, find it tempting to remain and build a shrine. But true worship gives us courage to proclaim what we profess, that our daily lives may prove us people of the God we bless. 2103 1 3
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.
Song: Water, River, Spirit, grace, sweep over me, sweep over me! Recarve the depths your fingers traced in sculpting me in sculpting me. 2253
Bible study Tuesday at 7pm. John 2.
WINE n theology August 9, 7 pm at the church, contact Stu for materials
Music Camp August 16-20, presentation 8/22 at 11am
Vacation Bible School Aug 23-27 9-11:30; (registration forms on Usher’s table)
Heart Love and Soul are having their Annual Recognition Dinner August 17 at 5:30pm
YOUTUBE channel: North Presbyterian Church North Tonawanda
Vaccinated people need not wear masks.