North Presbyterian Church

November 15, 2020 9:45 & 11am Sunday Worship

Silent Prayer of Preparation: Join all the glorious names of wisdom, love and power. That ever mortals knew, that angels ever bore: All are too poor to speak God’s worth.

Prelude “When we are Living” Laudenauer

Introit: Come and fill our hearts with your peace. You alone, O Lord, are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace, Alleluia! 2157

Call to Worship:
Come, let us rejoice in the God of our salvation. Let us bow down and worship the Lord.
Come into God’s presence with thanksgiving and joy ruling in our hearts and souls.
Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!

Hymn All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all; (2)
Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball, to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all; (2)
O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall! We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all (2) r325

Prayer of Confession: (Unison) Our souls are full O God, joys and fears, nightmares and hopes. Forgive us when we give harbor in us for wrong and keep the good out or fail to give attention to the good. (please pray silently). Lord, help us to hear the way you speak to us. 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 115

New Testament Lesson: Acts 15:22-41

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

Sermon “Great Joy…as They Read” 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 Transform us as you, transfigured, once spoke with those holy ones. We, surrounded by the witness of those saints whose work is done, live in this world as your Body, chosen daughters, chosen sons.
Transform us as you, transfigured, would not stay within a shrine. Keep us from our great temptation- time and truth we quickly bind. Lead us down those daily pathways where our love is not confined. 2153

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

Hymn Help me the slow of heart to move by some clear, winning word of love; teach me the wayward feet to stay, and guide them in the homeward way

Teach me they patience, still with thee in closer, dearer company, in work that keeps faith sweet and strong, in trust that triumphs over wrong. b 357

Charge We have at our disposal joy and pain, courage and sadness, let us be those who don’t hide when we are needed but bold to tell the good also when needed.

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 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; fill our hearts with joy and peace; let us each, thy love possessing, triumph in redeeming grace. O refresh us, O refresh us, traveling though this wilderness. b538

Postlude “Voluntary” J. Alcock, Jr.

We are in the season of Stewardship and pledge cards, which are available soon on the usher’s table and are out in email. Information on online giving will be online and available soon.


Thank you to all those who are giving gifts.

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

Please access our online worship services if you have any Covid symptoms.

HANGING OF THE GREENS 11/21 9:30, ladder climbers needed.11/22 finish up after church. PLEASE!