North Presbyterian Church June 14, 2020 Sunday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced. Welcome Remember while we are in different places, God is always with us, Emmanuel.
Introit: Blue 315 Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart, I will pray. Yes every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Call to Worship: Come into God’s presence with praise and give Glory to God! God discloses God’s self to us each day, we see God all around! Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!
Hymn Red 159 There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place, and I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord; There are sweet expressions on each face, and I know they feel the presence of the Lord. Ref. Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly dove, stay right here with us, filling us with your love; and for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise; without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived, when we shall leave this place.
Prayer of Confession: (Unison) Each day, sun or rain we see you or we don’t look, forgive us. Each day your will is before us, forgive us for pursuing our own will (please pray silently). Lord, speak to us, help us to hear. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, in Christ we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon The Spirit of Christ reminds us of the life we have in his name! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, in Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us! Response: Red 148 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 peace God, speak your peace and patience quietly into our hearts and souls, there are those in great need, breathe your Spirit of peace in us, In Christ we pray. Amen. Prayer for Illumination: Your word is Spirit and Life, O Lord, richer than gold, stronger than death, your word is Spirit and Life, O Lord, Life everlasting.
Old Testament Lesson Joshua 24: 14-18
Children’s Time “What do you know about God?” Song of Songs 7
New Testament Lesson Acts 2: 22-28 These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “You have Made Known” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed The Confession of 1967 Jesus Christ has given the church preaching and teaching, praise and prayer, and Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as means of fulfilling its service of God among humanity. These gifts remain, but the Church is obliged to change the forms of its service in ways appropriate to different generations and cultures.
Hymn blue 320 The lone, wild bird in lofty flight is still with Thee, nor leaves Thy sight. Ref. And I am Thine! I rest in Thee, Great Spirit, come, and rest in me. The ends of earth are in Thy hand, The sea’s dark deep and far off land.
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer
Please keep the congregation in your prayers. Thanks for sending cards and calling on the phone those of our members and friends.
Hymn 2122 Ref: She comes sailing on the wind, her wings flashing in the sun; on a journey just begun, she flies on. And in the passage of her flight, her song rings out through the night, full of laughter, full of light, she flies on. To a gentle girl in Galilee, a gentle breeze she came, a whisper softly calling in the dark, the promise of a child of peace whose reign would never end, Mary sang the Spirit song within her heart. Ref. Long after the deep darkness that fell upon the world, after dawn returned in flame of rising sun, the Spirit touched the earth again, again, her wings unfurled, bringing life in wind and fire as she flew on. Ref.
Charge The Spirit of Christ Jesus empowers us to not only see the path but also to walk on it. Walk on!
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 Red 292 Because He lives I can face tomorrow, because he lives all fear is gone, because I know God holds the future and life is worth the living just because he lives.
Thank you to those who are giving tithes, offerings and gifts.