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Worship Notes, January 16, 2022, Matthew 2:1-12

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury Second Sunday after Epiphany January 16, 2022 Worship Notes WELCOME OPENING PRAYER O Star-flinging God, whose light dances across eternity, dazzle us into your presence this new year. Open our hearts to the mystery of your love. Awaken us to your presence, knit to the ordinary. Reveal to us what […]

Worship Notes, December 12, 2021, Multiple

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury December 12, 2021 3rd Sunday in Advent 9:30 am WELCOME This service is not intended to celebrate Christmas but to help each of us prepare ourselves for, and expect the coming of Christ. The word “Advent” is a derivation of the Latin word, “advenio,” meaning coming or arrival. Early observances […]

Worship Notes, October 24, 2021, Deuteronomy 15:1-11, Matthew 19: 16-22

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury October 24, 2021 22nd Sunday after Pentecost 9:30 am WELCOME PRAYER OF PREPARATION Dear God, silence all voices within our minds but your own. Help us to seek and be able to follow your will. May our prayers be joined with those of our sisters and brothers in the faith, […]

Worship Notes, July 25, 2021, Matthew 25:1-13

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury July 25, 2021 9th Sunday after Pentecost 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION God of Heaven and Earth, God of the sunrise and the sunset, God of the highest mountain and the deepest valley, hear our prayers as we come before your throne of glory. Declare your message to us and […]

Worship Notes, July 18, 2021, Matthew 7:24-29

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury July 18, 2021 8th Sunday after Pentecost 9:30 am   “On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand,” wrote Edward Mote. PRAYER OF PREPARATION O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us […]

Worship Notes, June 13, 2021, Psalm 148, Matthew 19:13-15

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury June 13, 2021 Third Sunday after Pentecost CHILDREN’S BIBLE SONGS “Jesus Loves Me” 9:30 AM PRAYER OF PREPARATION Creator and Ruler of the Earth, we lift up our voices, our eyes, our hearts, our lives to You in praise. Make us Your alleluia people. Uphold the weary, for whom praise may be very difficult. Humble the […]

Worship Notes, Tenebrae Service of Shadows, April 2, 2021, Matthew 26:31-75,27:1-50

TENEBRAE SERVICE OF SHADOWS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT WOODBURY April 2, 2021 7:00 PM INTRODUCTION The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the medieval common folk during Holy […]

Worship Notes, March 7, 2021, Ezekiel 1:1-3, Matthew 5:13-16

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury March 7, 2021Third Sunday in Lent 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION O Gracious and loving God, we enter your gates with thanksgiving, your courts with praise.  Lord, it’s so good to be in your presence.  It’s so good to be in the company of our fellow Christians.  We thank you […]

Worship Notes, December 20, 2020

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury December 20, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Advent 9:30 am LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH CANDLES Reader: We have lit candles for hope, peace, and joy. The fourth candle on the Advent wreath is for love. In this season of waiting, we are called to remember that God has always so […]