North Presbyterian Church
May 8, 2021 4:00pm
Silent Prayer of Preparation: Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light, And usher in the morning. You shepherds, shudder not with fright, But hear the angel’s warning. This Child, now weak in infancy, Our confidence and joy shall be; The power of Satan breaking, Our peace eternal making.
Introit Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Trumpets resounding in glorious light! Splendor, the Lamb, heaven forever! Oh, what a miracle God is in sight! Jesus is risen and we shall arise: Give God the glory! Alleluia! CH 429
Call to Worship:
God is light and there is no darkness in the Trinity at all.
If we live in the light we have fellowship with one another, grace and peace.
We have an advocate with God, Jesus Christ the righteous One.
No matter what, Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! God is with us!
Hymn “The Easter Song” Red 301
Opening Prayer: (Unison) We gather in your name with joy of the resurrection and promise of new hope in Jesus Christ. (Please pray silently) Create in us new starts and 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 Lessons: Psalm 34
Hymn “Were You There?” vs 3,4 Red 287
New Testament Lessons: I John 2:12-27
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “A Message for All Ages” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings. What is
faith? Faith is being grasped by the power of love. Faith is recognizing that what makes
God is infinite mercy, not infinite control; not power, but love unending. - W. S. Coffin
Hymn “More About Jesus Would I Know” vs 1,3 Red 477
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)
Hymn Christ has risen to companion former friends who fear the night, sensing loss and limitation where their faith had once burned bright. They bemoan what is no longer, they expect no hopeful sign till Christ ends their conversation, breaking bread and sharing wine. Christ has risen and forever lives to challenge and to change all whose lives are messed or mangled, all who find religion strange. Christ is risen, Christ is present making us what he has been evidence of transformation in which God is known and seen. 2115 vs 3,4
Charge Jesus is risen and we shall arise, Christ is risen, God is here, let us go forth to glorify God’s name.
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 Christ has risen while earth slumbers, Christ as risen where hope died, as he said and as he promised, as we doubted and denied, Let the moon embrace the blessing; let the sun sustain the cheer; let the world confirm the rumor: Christ is risen, God is Here! CH430
Bible study with masks and distancing Tuesdays at 7pm in the basement. Starting Luke 24:9
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
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