North Presbyterian Church
November 22, 2020 9:45 & 11am Sunday Worship

Silent Prayer of Preparation: And when in church and world today such feelings still come into play, when brothers, sisters stand apart, God weeps for every broken heart.

Prelude “Passepied on Kremser” Cain

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:
The story of the ministry of Jesus Christ comes to a conclusion today in worship.
The encounter with the reality of Jesus Christ in our lives begins each new day.
Come Holy Spirit, Come! Let us worship God!

Hymn Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices; who, from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us, with ever joyful hearts and
blessed peace to cheer us; and keep us in God’s grace, and guide us when perplexed, and
free us from all ills in this world and the next. b555


Prayer of Confession: (Unison) Lord, we say that word and we think about our day and wonder how it works with us. Forgive us when we do not serve you as Lord (please pray silently). Gracious God, help us to hear the way you speak to us. Create in us clean hearts and ready spirits to follow you, 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 to love and to serve God always!
Response: Give me a clean heart so I may serve thee. Lord, fix my heart so that I may be used by thee. For I’m not worthy of all those blessings. Give me a clean heart, and I’ll follow thee. 2133
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: John 19: 12-15

New Testament Lesson: Matthew 25: 31-46

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

Sermon “We have no King” Rev. Stuart Buisch

Creed We trust in God, who, Jesus called Abba, Father. In Sovereign love God created
the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every
race and people to live as one community. But we rebel against God; we hide from our
creator…Yet God acts with justice to redeem creation. A Brief Statement of Faith
Prayer of Consecration of pledges and giving

Hymn We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens his will to make known; the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing, sing praises to God’s name; He forgets not his own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine; so from the beginning the fight we were winning; Thou, Lord was at our side; all glory be thine! B559


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

Hymn Ref: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore His sacred name.
Come, Christians, follow where our Savior trod, the lamb victorious, Christ the Son of God. Ref:
O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree, Your death has brought us life eternally. Ref: b371
Charge Who is your leader, hero, mentor? Who do you walk like, talk like, want to be like? Watch, listen to your words, notice your behavior, Christ would lead each of us.

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 “We Gather Together” Hill
We are dedicating the Stewardship and pledge cards, which are available on the usher’s table and are out in email. Be prayerful about your response and get it into the office so we can plan for 2021. Thank you to all those who are giving gifts and have returned their pledge cards

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

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