North Presbyterian Church July 5, 2020 Sunday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God; He whose word cannot be broken formed thee for His own abode. -Newton Welcome Say a prayer for someone else who is praying at home alone.
Introit: Spirit, spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness, calling and free, Spirit, spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, Wind, wind on the sea.
Call to Worship: Come let us go up to the place that God dwells to worship God. Fill our hearts with compassion for all who are around us. Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!
Hymn Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, that calls me from a world of care, and bids me to my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known: In seasons of distress and grief my soul has often found relief, and oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer. Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, thy wings shall my petition bear to Him whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless: and since He bids me seek his face, believe his Word, and trust his grace, I’ll cast on him my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.
Prayer of Confession: (Unison) Gracious God, thank you for offering us forgiveness. In the quietness of these moments disclose to us in our hearts and souls the things that come between you and us (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! In Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us! Response: Ref. Praise ye the Lord, Hallelujah! Everybody praise the Lord. (repeat) Praise God with the sound of the trumpet, Praise God with the lute and the harp; Praise God with timbrel and dancing, Praise God wherever you are.
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 Psalm 103: 1-11
Children’s Time “How much can God do?” Ecclesiastes 1
New Testament Lesson Acts 3:1-16
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Walking, Leaping and Praising God” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed - Brigid May God the Father be the guardian of this place and bring his peace, that fear may find no entry here. May Christ be a chosen companion and friend. May loneliness be banished. May the Spirit bring lightness and laughter, and be the comforter of tears. Courage be at each going out; rest be present at each return; each day, each night, each going out and each returning.
Hymn Sacred the body God has created, temple of Spirit that dwells deep inside. Cherish each person; nurture creation. Treat flesh as holy, that love may abide. Bodies are varied, made in all sizes, pale, full of color, both fragile and strong. Holy the difference, gift of the Maker, so let us honor each story and song
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 O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, to those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek! But what to those who find? Ah, this nor tongue nor pen can show: The love of Jesus, what it is none but his loved ones know.
Charge No matter what our expectations are God exceeds them. See how far you can go with God.
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 May you run and not be weary, May your heart be filled with song. And may the love of God continue to give you hope and keep you strong. Any may you run and not be weary. May your life be filled with joy! And may the road you travel always lead you home.
Thank you to those who are giving tithes, offerings and gifts.