North Presbyterian Church June 21, 2020 Sunday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: Bless the Lord, my soul and bless God’s holy name.
Welcome Remember while we are in different places, God is always with us, Emmanuel.
Introit: Red 159 Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly dove, stay right here with us, filling us with your love; and for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise; without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived, when we shall leave this place.
Call to Worship: Be not drunk with wine but be filled with the Spirit. God before me, God behind me, God around me filling my heart. Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!
Hymn 131 Wind who makes all winds that blow – gusts that bend the saplings low, gales that heave the sea in waves, stirrings in the mind’s deep caves – aim your breath with steady power on your church this day, this hour. Raise, renew the life we’ve lost, Spirit God of Pentecost.
Prayer of Confession: (Unison) How many times do we test your patience God saying to you we can do this on our own, forgive us. Work your mighty wonder in us to learn to start everything aware of your idea and plan. (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! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, in Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us! Response: Red 148 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 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.
New Testament Lesson Philippians 2: 1-11
Children’s Time “What do you tell others about God?” Song of Songs 7
New Testament Lesson Acts 2: 29-36
These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Let the Entire House Know” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch Creed
The Confession of 1967 Jesus Christ has given the church preaching and teaching, praise and prayer, and Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as means of fulfilling its service of God among humanity. These gifts remain, but the Church is obliged to change the forms of its service in ways appropriate to different generations and cultures.
Hymn R 349 O for a thousand tongues to sin my great redeemer’s praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace! Hear him, you deaf; his praise, ye dumb, your loosened tongues employ; Ye blind, behold your savior come; and leap, ye lame, for joy!
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 2130 Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known, will you let my life be grown in you and you in me? Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name. Let me turn and follow you and never be the same. In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show. Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
Charge Don’t be afraid of questions but be ready for answers. Be ready to answer every day who God is for you.
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 always love, May you always care. May you always be the one who’s always there. May your heart be full of everyone who needs you to be Jesus. Always. Thank you to those who are giving tithes, offerings and gifts.