North Presbyterian Church

November 21, 2021 9:45 & 11:00am Worship

Silent Prayer of Preparation: Organ and Choir

Preludes: “Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen” D. Schack “Look At The World” J. Rutter

Welcome Introit “Help Us Accept Each Other” Blue 358

Call to Worship: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. The cattle on all the hills belong to God if we believe that. All that we are, all that we have, came to us from God, Alleluia! Therefore we are the light of the world and hope to our neighbors.  Hymn “Jesu, Jesu, Fill us with Your Love” Blue 367

 

Opening Prayer: (Unison) We are in such an amazing world, designed by you and bringing glory to you, O God. Help us to see as you see and teach us to be grateful with every breath. (Please pray silently) Gracious God, forgive us all our sins of omission and commission. Create in us clean hearts and ready spirits to follow you, in Christ we pray. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and forgives us. In Christ we have life and peace in all its fullness. Response: “All Creatures of our God and King” v 6 Blue 455 Prayer for Illumination: Holy Spirit come to us, kindle in us the fire of your love, Holy Spirit come to us (2) Taize

Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 105: 39-45 Prayer for peace: “Love Divine, All Love’s Excelling” v2 Blue 376

New Testament Lesson: Luke 21: 1-4; Mark 12: 41-44

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

Anthem: “The Best of Gifts” K. Lee Scott Sermon “Mite or Might” 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

 

Hymn “Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty” Blue 482

 

Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples” Blue 434 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. Benediction Response: “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” Blue 597 Postlude: “A Reflection” R. Schumann Choir rehearses at 9:30.

 

Vaccinated singers welcome, have a mask ready. SUNDAY SCHOOL today at 9:45 (early worship IS NOW TO 9:45) Bible study at 7pm this week John 11

 

Consecration Sunday 11/21. All pledges due, please and thank you. Order your Red Poinsettias $13/ 6” pot by November 22.

 

THANKS to Diane Wankowski for 80 new Christmons for the Christmas tree.

 

PW is in need of a treasurer. Please see Brooke Benn.

 

HANGING of the Greens 11/21/21 after worship, a tailgating party as we decorate the sanctuary and eat. Sign up in Narthex.

 

Bible and Bagels November 30, 8am Save the date: Christmas dinner 12/12 after worship. $10/adult, 5 for 3-11, under 3 free. Sign up in Narthex.

 

Vaccinated people need not wear masks. Anyone can wear a mask when singing or moving around the sanctuary for extra caution. In the awareness of continued exposures to Covid, please bring a mask to worship and wear it when you feel the need for yourself or someone near you.

 

PRAYERS FOR: Cornell, Janet Pullo, Terry S, treatments, Doreen Kish’s eyes, Beverly, Shirley in hospice, Jim Cruse healing, Judy L and Barb P eyes, Don Brosius, and Marsha Brosius’ mom, Alex Wende, Michael, Alice, back pain, John Cox with cancer, Marj with macular degeneration, Ellen H, Aubrey and Pasco family, Lisa, Mark, Cathy at home, Lauren, Rob – knee surgery, Bob F and Frank Sparks recovering from surgery, Jim H., Owen (Friend of Lou Parish’s grandchild), Janet Baker’s family, Mary Joyce Fernandez, Sue, those with chronic pain, those in a time of loss, Ruth