North Presbyterian Church
June 27, 2021
Sunday Worship Silent Prayer of Preparation: Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing, It finds an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing? No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I clinging since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?
Welcome Introit: Come Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, with all thy quickening powers; kindle a flame of sacred love in these cold hearts of ours. Call to Worship: The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid? The Spirit of the Lord is at my right side, the fire of God burns within me. Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! God is with us! Come, Holy Spirit!
Hymn My life flows on in endless song. Above earth’s lamentation. I hear the clear, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation. Ref. No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging. Sine love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing? What though my joys and comforts die? I know my Savior liveth. What though the darkness gather round? Songs in the night he giveth. Ref. 2212 vs 1,3
Opening Prayer: (Unison)This is the day you have made O Lord, let us rejoice and be glad in you. (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 In the risen Christ we are forgiven and set free to believe and to live for Him! In Christ we are forgiven and set free to love and to serve God always! Response: Joys are flowing like a river Since the Comforter has come; He abides with us forever, Makes the rusting heart His home. Blessed quietness, holy quietness, What assurance in my soul! On the stormy sea He speaks peace to me, How the billows cease to roll!
Prayer for peace: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is peace; Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is love. There is comfort in life’s darkest hour; There is light and life, there is help and power In the Spirit, in the Spirit of the Lord.
Prayer for Illumination: He leadeth me. O blessed thought! O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do where’er I be, Still ‘tis God’s hand that leadeth me. He leadeth me, He leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me; His faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.
New Testament Lesson: Hebrews 11:39-12:2
Hymn The joy of the Lord is my strength, The joy of the Lord is my strength, The joy of the Lord is my strength, The joy of the Lord is my strength. He heals the broken hearted and they cry no more, He heals the broken hearted and they cry no more, He heals the broken hearted and they cry no more The joy of the Lord is my strength. red 354 vs 1,4
New Testament Lesson: I John 5:13-21
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon“Be On Guard” 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!”
A Brief Statement of Faith
Hymn There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul! Sometimes I feel discouraged, And think my work ‘s in vain, But then he Holy Spirit Revives my soul again. There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul. Don’t ever feel discouraged., For Jesus is your friend, And if you lack for knowledge He’ll not refuse to lead.
blue 394 v 1,2
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)
Hymn Without seeing you, we love you; without touching you, we embrace; without knowing you, we follow, without seeing you , we believe. We return to you deep within, leave the past to the dust; turn to you with tears and fasting; you are ready to forgive. Without seeing you, we love you, without touching you, we embrace; without knowing you, we follow o; without seeing you we believe. Forever we sing to you of your goodness, O God; proclaiming to all the world of your faithfulness and love. 2206 vs 1,3
Charge Let us live into eternity. Open your eyes to the here and the hereafter. Live like it was the last day, laugh like it will go on forever –it will.
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: As the wind song through the trees, as the stirring of the breeze, so it is with the Spirit of God, as the heart made strangely warm, as the voice within the storm, so it is with the Spirit of God. Never seen ever known where this wind has blown bringing life, bringing power to the world as the dancing tongues of fire, as the soul’s most deep desire so it is with the Spirit of God.
Bible study Tuesday at 7pm. Numbers 14