North Presbyterian Church
October 3, 2021
9:45 & 11:00am Worship

Silent Prayer of Preparation: Walk with me, I will walk with you and build the land that God has
planned where love shines through.

Introit Come rejoice in God; praise God all the earth. Serve your God, Serve your God,
gladly serve your God. Alleluia, alleluia, gladly serve your God (2) 2017
Call to Worship:
God, we gather from our various walks of life to be present with You.
You call us to life, wholeness, generosity, and love.
So help us to stop and hear you call our names and set us free.
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness.

Hymn “How Lovely, Lord” Blue 207

Opening Prayer: (Unison) Holy God, when we wake in the morning you have
already started. Open our eyes and our hearts to your plans for our day and help us to
walk in that will. (Please pray silently) Gracious God, forgive us all our sins, known and
unknown. Create in us clean hearts and ready spirits to follow you, in Christ we pray.

Assurance of Pardon
Our sins are forgiven by the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Christ!
In Christ we have life and peace in all its fullness.

Response: “ What Wondrous Love is This?” v3 Red 283

Prayer for Illumination: “We Walk by Faith” 1 back page

Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 84: 1-2, 10-12

Prayer for peace: “Like a River Glorious” v1 Red 497

New Testament Lesson: Mark 5: 1-20

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

Anthem: “We Shall Walk Through This Valley” arr. T. Sharp

Sermon “What is your Name?.. Go Home” Rev. Stuart C. Buisch

Creed Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation. In everlasting love, the
God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families on the earth.
Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage. Loving
us still, God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant. Like a mother who will not
forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is
faithful still. BSF

Hymn “Let Us Break Bread Together” Red 564

Celebration of Communion

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

Hymn “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” Blue 363
Charge Go out into the world in peace; have courage; hold on to what is good; return no
one evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak, and help the suffering;
honor all people; love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.  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.
Song: May you run and not be weary, May your heart be filled with song.
And may the love of God continue to give you hope and keep you strong.
Any may you run and not be weary. May your life be filled with joy!
And may the road you travel always lead you home. 2281

This Week:
Choir rehearses at 10:25 today. Next Sunday at 9:30. Vaccinated singers welcome, have a
mask ready.
SUNDAY SCHOOL today at 9:45 (early worship IS NOW TO 9:45)
Bible study at 7pm this week John 6
Peace and Global witness offering is being collected today

We are collecting a second special offering for Afghan refugees for any interested. Please
mark an envelope or use the ones marked “refugees” for a few more weeks.
Rummage sale set up Oct 9, at 1pm sale on Oct 16 from 11am to 1. This year it is a free event free will offerings accepted. Josh Edwards will present a program at a potluck on October 13 – save the date. Details coming soon.
Vaccinated people need not wear masks. Anyone can wear a mask when singing or moving
around the sanctuary for extra caution.
Bulletins are printed Monday the week before the service, please get any announcements to
office early.