North Presbyterian Church
Silent Prayer of Preparation:Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm has bound the restless wave, Who bade the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep: O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea.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:Freedom rings in church bells, and congregational singing
But only when freedom is a right for all and allows for faith Liberty and justice are for all Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! God is with us!Come, Holy Spirit!
Hymn“My country, Tis of thee”R695
Opening Prayer: (Unison)Lord, each day you give us life,breath and eternal hope. Today help us to praise 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.
Old Testament Lesson:Psalm 96
Hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing”B563 vs1,3NewTestament Lesson:Romans 13:1-8These are the Words of the Lord:Thanks be to God
Sermon“A Christian Citizen in a God Ignored world”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.
A Brief Statement of Faith
Hymn “Let There be Peace on Earth”R681Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)
Hymn“O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”B564 Charge If being a believer in Jesus Christ gives permission it is permission to set others free, to love as Christ loved and to proclaim life only in the context of Christ.
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 windsong 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. Numbers17.
What’s Brewing July 195pmat Live Edge. All are welcome to chat.
Two Confirmation classes are offered. 1.August 2,4,6 4-6pm. 2. August 9,11,13 2-4pm
CONFIRMATION Sunday will be chosen by availability to youth.
Bible and Bagels July 278am
Music Camp August 16-20, presentation 8/22 at 11am
Vacation Bible School Aug 23-27 9-11:30; Art Drama 9-3(registration forms on Usher’s table)
If you are interested in Wine and Theology please contact Stu
Vaccinated people need not wear mask