Posts by Phil Oehler

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Advent & Christmas 2020

by Phil Oehler
Waiting for the magi with orange background

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 @ 9:30am FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – MARK 13:24-37 HANGING OF THE GREENS & THE HOPE CANDLE DECEMBER 6, 2020 @ 9:30am SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – MARK 1:1-8 COMMUNION & THE PEACE CANDLE DECEMBER 13, 2020 @ 9:30am THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – JOHN 1:6-8, 19-28 MUSIC & THE LOVE CANDLE […]

From the Pastor: On-line Christmas Eve Service

by Phil Oehler
Angel and Shepherds with blue background

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!  As we enter into this sacred season, I am reminded of Dr. Suess’ classic story of a grinch attempting to stop the coming of Christmas, and at the end the author declares, “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, […]

Stewardship: Promise

by Phil Oehler

“Promise” 10-25-20 As a teen-ager, I remember the chair of the Finance Committee in my home church in Hampton, VA standing before the congregation one Fall Sunday morning.  He talked about the need to support the ministries of the church and listed several organizations that we supported with time, talent and treasures.  At the end, […]

Food Pantry

by Phil Oehler

The Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministry Food Pantry is serving the community at a much higher rate due to the pandemic, and is constantly in need of staples.  They are asking folks to drop off food items and supplies on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings from 8:30am to 11:00am at The Seventh Day Adventist Church at 300 East Barber Avenue. Food items Cereal​​​ […]

Protocol for Worship

by Phil Oehler

At The Presbyterian Church At Woodbury As of February 2020, in-person worship isn’t occurring at the Presbyterian Church at Woodbury due to Covid-19. The Session has approved use of the building for Services of the Lord’s Day with the following criteria, in order to protect the health of all who attend worship.  The church has […]

The Lord’s Prayer

by Phil Oehler
The Lord's Prayer script + Crown image

Zoom Bible Student The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury Thursdays: 10am Thursdays: 7pm Thursday morning Zoom link Thursday evening Zoom link October 8 Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. October 15 Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. October 22 Give us this day our […]

From the Pastor: Resumption of Public Worship

by Phil Oehler

As we prepare to enter into corporate worship on Sunday, September 20th:             “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place” (Acts 2:1). So begins the account of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church in the book of Acts. As we approach the day of Pentecost […]

From the Pastor: September!

by Phil Oehler

Tuesday was September 1st! Allegedly Fall is upon us and the school schedule begins!! Alas, this Fall will not be like previous years! It has been a strange and unusual time over the past six months leading up to September 2020. The rhythm of our spring and summer life has been disrupted by coronavirus. As […]

From the Pastor: An Invitation to Online Communion

by Phil Oehler

ONLINE COMMUNION The Session of the Presbyterian Church has approved online communion for Sunday, July 5 and Sunday, August 2.  As this is a new way of celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, please review the document below as you prepare your heart, mind and worship space for this sacred meal with the congregation […]

Permanent Whitewater

by Phil Oehler

Quarantine, Stay at Home, Social Distancing, Wear a Mask, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, Stock market Drops, Defund the Police, Virtual Worship, Zoom meetings, Monuments Virtual classrooms, Stage One moving into Stage Two, and the New Normal.  Who would have thought the last four months would have brought us all of these issues?             The […]