North Presbyterian Church
May 2, 2021 9:45 & 11:00am Sunday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: No more we doubt Thee, Glorious Prince of life! Life is nought without Thee; Aid us in our strife. Make us more than conquerors Trough Thy deathless love; Bring us safe through Jordan To Thy home above. Thine is the glory, Risen, conquering Son; Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won.
Prelude “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” Temple
Introit: Lord, Jesus Christ, your light shines within us, let not my doubt or my darkness speak to me; Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us, let my heart always welcome your love.
Call to Worship:
We are glad to worship God, to gather together
We are blessed by songs, prayers and people
Let worship fill us for service to God and each other
No matter what, Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! God is with us!
Hymn We seek to become a beacon of hope, a lamp for the heart and a light for the feet. We learn, year by year, to let love shine through until we see Christ in each person we meet. We welcome the scarred, the wealthy, the poor, the busy, the lonely, and all who need care. We offer a home to those who will come, our hands quick to help, our hearts ready to dare. 2175 vs 2,3
Opening Prayer: (Unison) Each day, Lord, is a gift from you. A gift of freedom, grace and life (Please pray silently) give us back the joy of your Salvation, in Christ we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Christ forgives us and calls us to life!
In Christ we are forgiven and set free to love and to serve God always!
Response: At the font we start our journey, in the Easter faith baptized; doubts and fears no longer blind us, by the light of Christ surprised. Alleluia! Alleluia! Hope held out and realized. 2114 vs1
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! 2157
Prayer for Illumination: Holy Spirit come to us, kindle in us the fire of your love. Holy Spirit come to us.
Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 139:7-24
Hymn “Because You Live, O Christ” vs3 Blue 105
New Testament Lesson: I John 2:1-11
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Advocate, Act, Hate” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the
depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal. We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father. A Brief Statement of Faith
Hymn “Christ Is Alive” vs3,4 Blue 108
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)
Hymn “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright” vs 1-3 Blue 121
Charge Sin is easy, hatred pretty normal, but loving like Christ Jesus, standing up for
someone in love, that’s Christ, Christ in us!
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: At the door we are commissioned, now the Easter victory’s won, to restore a world
divided to the peace of Christ as one. Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter’s work must still be done.
Postlude “Voluntary” Purcell
Bible study with masks and distancing Tuesdays at 7pm in the basement. Luke 23:39 start
NEW GUIDELINES FOR WORSHIP AT NORTH CHURCH 4/21
Friends we are making some adjustments in worship. Blue and Red Hymnals will be used.
Railings and pews will not be sprayed, disinfected because surfaces are
not deemed to be contagious. Hand Sanitizer will still be available.
Masks will continue to be used in the whole of worship and therefore gentle singing
will be OK.
Please be sensitive to those around you and maintain social distancing when you are unsure
of vaccinations. Thank you for helping us to continue to worship safely for everyone.
“Covid-19 is still in our community and is very contagious. Wearing masks and respecting
distance between each other helps reduce spread in our community and reduces illness and
serious cases.” CDC
Please access our online worship services if you have any Covid symptoms.