North Presbyterian Church May 3, 2020 Sunday Worship
Silent Prayer of Preparation: We thank Thee for the beauty of this day, for the glorious message.. Welcome Remember while we are in different places, God is with us, Emmanuel.
Introit: He is Lord, He is Lord, He is risen from the dead and He is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Call to Worship: Saturday mornings are great for fishing, sleeping, finishing something started. Sunday is different. Or is it? What do we do now that not much can be done? Much of our worship practices aren’t stopped but do we worship, You O God? Yet Christ is risen, risen INDEED! Let us worship God!
Hymn Christ whose Glory Fills the Skies, Christ, the true, the only light, Sun of righteousness, arise, Triumph o’er the shades of night; Day spring from on high, be near; Day star, in my heart appear. Red 293
Prayer of Confession: (Unison) When so many things have been cut from our lives we fail to realize how much of our faith is not cut out, how much freedom to worship, pray and trust we can do, forgive us. Forgive the narrowness of our gaze to family and neighbors, help us not simply to learn about the rest of the world’s encounters but to also trust you for them. (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 Christ offers us life in his name! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, in Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us! Response: Thine is the glory, Risen, conquering Son; Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won.
Prayer for peace God of kindness, open our eyes to peace and rest from your hand in this troubling time and our inner turmoil , 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 Habakkuk 3: 8-16
Children’s Time “What is the thing you most want to do but can’t just now?” Song of Solomon 4: 8-16
Gospel Lesson John 21: 1-14 These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God
Sermon “Caught Anything?” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch
Creed The Confession of Belhar We believe that God has entrusted the church with the message of reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ; that the church is called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world; that the church is called blessed because it is a peacemaker; that the church is witness both by words and by deed to the new heaven and the new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Hymn Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father, there is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not; As thou hast been thou forever wilt be. Great is they faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
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 New songs of celebration render to God who has great wonders done; Love sits enthroned in ageless splendor; Come and adore the mighty One. God has made known the great salvation which all the saints with joy confess. God has revealed to every nation truth and unending righteousness. Blue 218 Charge Many of us are interested in having something to show. Something caught, found, understood. The greatest goal is life in Jesus Christ, both catching and being embraced.
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 Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How great thou art, how great thou art. Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How great thou art, how great thou art!
Thank you to those who are giving. Please continue to send your tithes, offerings and gifts.
Easter flower money will be spent in the early Sundays when we get back and will be acknowledged then. If you have questions contact the office.