North Presbyterian Church

November 1, 2020

9:45 & 11am Sunday Worship

 

Silent Prayer of Preparation: Knowledge and truth, loud sounding wisdom, sing to the Lord a new song! Daughter and son, loud praising members, sing to the Lord a new song! He has done marvelous things: I, too, will praise Him with a new song.

 

Prelude “For the Beauty of the Earth” Johnson Welcome Introit: There’s a quiet understanding when we’re gathered in the Spirit, It’s a promise that He gives us, when we gather in His name. There’s a love we feel in Jesus, There’s a manna that he feeds us, It’s a promise that he gives us when we gather in his name. r556

 

Call to Worship: We are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses, in this life and beyond. When we praise God we join a choir already singing that we can’t hear now. Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!

 

Hymn My life flows on in endless song, above earth’s lamentation. I hear the clear, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation. Ref: No storm can shake my inmost calm while to the Rock I’m clinging. Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing? The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, a fountain ever springing! All things are moine since I am his! How can I keep from singing? 2212

 

Prayer of Confession: (Unison) It is so easy to forget God, that you are always there. You don’t speak up, forgive us. Help us to see you in the faces around 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 In Jesus Christ you are forgiven and set free to live for Him! In Christ we are forgiven and set free, all of us! Response: What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus came into my heart! I have light in my soul for which long I had sought, since Jesus came into my heart! Since Jesus came into my heart, (2) floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll, since Jesus came into my heart. Prayer for peace: Peacemaking God, pour your grace into our hearts and souls. Let it take root in us and be a source of peace for those around us, In Christ we pray. Amen.

 

Prayer for Illumination: Spirit of God, unseen as the wind, gentle as is the dove. Teach us the truth and help us believe show us the Savior’s love.

 

Old Testament Lessons: Psalm 8

 

New Testament Lesson: Acts 14:19-28 These are the Words of the Lord: Thanks be to God

 

Sermon “All That God Had Done” Rev. Stuart Buisch

 

Creed We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God: …healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel… God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal…In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks. A Brief Statement of Faith

 

Hymn Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Allelu, alleluia! Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you. Allelu, alleluia! b333

 

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

 

Hymn Earth and all stars, loud rushing planets, sing to the Lord a new song! Hail, wind and rain, Loud blowing snowstorms, sing to the Lord a new song! Ref: He has done marvelous things: I, too, will praise Him with a new song! Knowledge and truth, loud sounding wisdom, sing to the Lord a new song! Daughter and son, loud praying members, sing to the Lord a new song! He has done marvelous things: I, too, will praise Him with a new song. B458

 

Charge There is so much to do, there is so much to do, there is so much to do. Remember God started a long time ago and isn’t finished yet.

 

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.

Postlude “The Ash Grove” Otte Thank you to those who are giving tithes, offerings and gifts.

 

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

 

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