North Presbyterian Church
September 26, 2021
9:45 & 11:00am Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: Walk with me, I will walk with you and build the land that God has
planned where love shines through.
Preludes: “Entry” L. Vierne
“O God, Show Mercy To Us” G. Holst
“Let Us With A Gladsome Mind” J. Antes
Introit Jesus, draw me close, closer, Lord, to you. Let the world around me fade away. Jesus,
draw me close, closer, Lord, to you. For I desire to worship and obey. 2159
Call to Worship:
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God be with us.
Christ has risen, Christ’s Spirit walks with us and we are not alone.
In the storms of life and the challenges that flood around us God is.
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness.
Hymn “Jesus is All the World to Me” Red 627
Opening Prayer: (Unison) Praise you, O God, for walking and resting with us. Unite us in
your faith and help us to access our faith in each moment. (Please pray silently) Gracious God,
forgive us all our sins, known and unknown. 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 have life and peace in all its fullness.
Response: There’s a song of love in my heart; love is a gift from Jesus. There’s a song of love
in my heart; love is a gift from God. Alleluia! Love in my heart is singing praises. Alleluia! Love
is a gift from God. 2141
Prayer for peace: Like a River Glorious 1 Red 497
Prayer for Illumination: “We Walk by Faith” 1 insert
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 55: 6-13
Hymn “How Firm a Foundation” Blue 361
New Testament Lesson: Mark 4:30-41
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Anthem: “A Time For All Things” D. Wagner
Sermon “It Grows and Becomes” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed In a broken and fearful world the Spirit gives us courage to 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
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “ I Know Whom I Have Believed” Red 631
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: Lord dismiss us with your blessing, fill our hearts with joy and peace; let us each, your
love possessing, triumph in redeeming grace. O refresh us (2) traveling though this wilderness.
Postlude: “Fugue in C Major” D. Buxtehude
Bible study at 7pm this week John 4
Choir rehearses at 9:30. Vaccinated singers welcome, have a mask ready.
Bible and Bagels 9/28/21 at 8am
SUNDAY SCHOOL begins today at 9:45 (early worship CHANGES TO 9:45)
There will be a coffee hour TODAY between the services at 10:30 in the parlor, all are welcome.
Josh will work with the older children in Sunday School on October 3 at 9:45
Peace and Global witness offering is being collected 10/3/21
We are collecting a second special offering for Afghan refugees for any interested. Please
mark an envelope or use the ones marked “refugees”.
Wondering who might want to play bells starting in October. Contact Stu
Josh Edwards will present a program at a potluck on October 13 – save the date.
Vaccinated people need not wear masks. Anyone can wear a mask when singing or moving
around the sanctuary for extra caution.