North Presbyterian Church
November 28, 2021 First Sunday of Advent 9:45 & 11:00am Worship

Silent Prayer of Preparation: Come Lord, and open in us the gates of your Kingdom.

Prelude Nancy DeLeys, organ

Choir Introit: “Light the Advent Candle” M. Walker

Welcome

Call to Worship: Psalm 71 First Advent Candle Freiert Family
My God, Rescue me for the handoff the wicked, cruel and ruthless,
For you are my hope, Sovereign, Worthy One, my trust from my youth
My mouth is filled with your praise, glory all the day long.
We light the first candle for the hope that we have in Christ by faith.

Hymn “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” Blue 1

Opening Prayer: (Unison) We wake each day to good and bad news O God. When
Christ arrived in Bethlehem it wasn’t much different and many didn’t notice. People
complained about the census then like they do now. (Please pray silently) Gracious God,
forgive us all our sins of omission and commission. Create in us clean hearts and ready
spirits to follow you, in Christ we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and forgives us.
In the Incarnate Christ we have life and peace in all its fullness.

Response: “Let all Mortal Flesh” v4 Blue 5

Prayer for Illumination: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” vs 3 Red 169

Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 16: 7-13

Prayer for peace: “Silent Night” v1 Blue 60

New Testament Lessons: Philippians 2: 5-11; Luke 1: 26-38

These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God

Anthem: “Come, thou Long expected Jesus”


Sermon “The God who Sees” 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.

Hymn “Some Children See Him” Red 18


Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer


 Hymn “The King of Glory” Insert


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: “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime” v1 Blue 61

Postlude:
Choir rehearses at 10:25. Vaccinated singers welcome, have a mask ready.
SUNDAY SCHOOL today at 9:45 (early worship 9:45)
Bible study at 7pm this week John 12

PW is in need of a treasurer. Please see Brooke Benn.
Bible and Bagels November 30, 8am

Reception and Celebration of Stuart’s 25th anniversary of Ordination following worship
December 5th. Please wear masks in between bites and swallows and social distance.
Save the date: Christmas dinner 12/12 after worship. $10/adult, 5 for 3-11, under 3 free. Sign up
in Narthex.

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
you.

Christmas Eve: 3pm, 7pm, 10pm