North Presbyterian Church
January 9, 2021

4:00pm Saturday Worship


Silent Prayer of Preparation: All will be well, and all will be well and all manner of thing shall be well. Julian of Norwich


Welcome


Introit: The King of glory comes, the nation rejoices. Open the gates before him, lift up your voices. Who is the King of glory; how shall we call him? He is Emmanuel, the promised of ages. 2091


Call to Worship:
God you surround us every day of our lives. We gather to be with others you love.
O come let us adore you, Christ the Lord!
Come and worship, go and worship, let your every breath be worship.
Glory to God in the highest, glory to God in the lowest, Glory to God, Now!


Hymn: Angels, from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye, who sang creations’ story Now proclaim Messiah’s birth; Ref:
Ref: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King!
Shepherds in the fields abiding, Watching o’er flocks by night, God with us is now residing, Yonder shines the infant light: Ref: B22


Prayer of Confession: (Unison) Sometimes we get a nudge, Lord. Is that you? Forgive us for not checking out each nudge and missing out on your will and leading. (Please pray silently) Gracious God, help us to hear the way you speak to us. Create in us clean hearts and ready spirits to follow you, in Christ we pray. Amen.


Hymn Clear shining light, Mary’s child, your face lights up our way; Light of the world, Mary’s child, dawn on our darkened day. B30
 

Assurance of Pardon
In Jesus Christ you are forgiven and set free to live for Him!
In Christ we are forgiven and set free to love and to serve God always!


Response: Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heavenly song? Gloria, in excelsis Deo: Gloria in excelsis Deo. B23


Prayer for peace: Grant us peace beyond our understanding, 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: Psalm 25


New Testament Lesson: Luke 2:8-20


These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God


Sermon “Journeying: Shepherds to Jesus” Rev. Stuart 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 While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, The
angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around, And glory shone around.
“The heavenly Babe you there shall find To human view displayed, All humbly
wrapped in swathing bands, And in a manger laid, And in a manger laid” B59
Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (pray for our church family)

 

Hymn Ref: Go tell it on the mountain Over the hills and everywhere; Go, tell it on the
mountain That Jesus Christ is born!
While shepherds kept their watching O’er silent flocks by night, Behold through-out
the heavens There shone a holy light, Ref:
The shepherds feared and trembled When lo! Above the earth, Rang out the angel
chorus That hailed our Savior’s birth. Ref: B29
Charge There may be angels right around the corner if we believe that God wants to see
us. Look for angels, listen to the mysteries around you, watch out for brilliance.

 

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: O children of the forest free, O you of Manitou, The holy Child of earth and heaven
Is born today for you. Come kneel before the radiant boy Who brings you beauty, peace,
and joy. Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born. In excelsis gloria. B61
Please prayerfully return your pledge so we can plan for 2021. Thank you.


Annual reports are due NOW. The report will be assembled January 15.


Bible study with masks and distancing Tuesdays at 7pm in the basement.


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