Worship Notes, October 18, 2020, Matthew 22:15-22

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury October 18, 2020 20th Sunday after Pentecost 9:30am PRAYER OF PREPARATION Jesus, our Companion in life, death and resurrection, call us into Your way of life. Guide us away from the ways of the world that tempt us to focus only on ourselves and our own gain. Keep us from […]

Worship Notes, October 11, 2020, Matthew 22:1-14

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury October 11, 2020 19th Sunday after Pentecost 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION Holy One, we gather today with our church family in Your presence. We have learned, we have heard, and we have read in our Bibles that You are always with us, Your presence is always near; yet at […]

Worship Notes, October 4, 2020, Matthew 21:33-46

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury October 4, 2020 World Communion Sunday 9:30am PRAYER OF PREPARATION We worship you, O God, as the one in whom we have placed our hope.  We share the desire of your people of old to tell of the blessings you have effected in our lives. When we think about the […]

Worship Service, September 27, 2020, Matthew 21:23-32

PRAYER OF PREPARATION Most of the time, most of us don’t even know we are thirsty. We don’t know the deep dehydration that scours our bones and parches our hearts. Sometimes, when our thirst pangs emerge, We draw from the enticing wells of the world’s offering of power and profit, which leave us even more […]

Worship Service, September 20, 2020, Matthew 20: 1-16

MOTION TO HAVE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING WITHIN WORSHIP PRAYER OF PREPARATION Holy God, guide us away from the ways of the world to hear Your call and follow You. Guide us away from the temptations to put ourselves first and see that we are the body of Christ, that we need each other. We all have […]

Worship Service, September 13, 2020, Matthew 18:21-35

WELCOME Come! Come praise the eternal God! Let all that is within us— body, emotions, mind, and will— praise God’s holy name! Despite our failures, He forgives and releases us. More than any doctor, He heals our diseases. When we are famished and weak, He fills us with good and beautiful things, satisfying our needs, […]

Worship Service, September 6, 2020, Matthew 18:15-20

WORSHIP NOTES Proper 18A/Ordinary 23A/Pentecost +14 September 6, 2020 OPENING PRAYER God of justice, peace and righteousness come into our midst this evening Breathe your breath, your Spirit of prophecy, your energy, your enlivening, your imagination on us. Wake us up Open our eyes Unplug our ears That we might hear That we might see […]

Worship Service, August 30, 2020, Romans 12: 9-21

OPENING PRAYER Liturgy of Malabar, 5th century Grant, o Lord Jesus, that the ears which have heard the voice of your songs may be closed to the voice of dispute; that the eyes which have seen your great love may also behold your blessed hope; that the tongues which have sung your praise may speak […]

Worship Service, August 23, 2020, Romans 12:1-8

OPENING PRAYER O gracious and holy God, give us diligence to seek you, wisdom to perceive you, and patience to wait for you. Grant us O God, a mind to meditate on you, eyes to behold you; ears to listen for your word; a heart to love you and a life to proclaim you; through […]

Worship Service, August 16, 2020, Psalm 133

OPENING PRAYER Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine master, grant that I may not seek […]