Worship Notes, January 17, 2021, John 1:43-51

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury January 17, 2021 Second Sunday after Epiphany 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION O almighty God, by the birth of your holy child Jesus you gave us a great light to dawn on our darkness. Grant that in his light we may see light. Bestow upon us that most excellent Christmas […]

Worship Notes, January 10, 2021, Mark 1:4-11

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury January 10, 2021 Baptism of the Lord Sunday 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION God of all wilderness wanderers, you sent John to prepare the way for Jesus Christ, your beloved son. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us so that, like John, we may proclaim the time to turn from […]

Worship Notes, January 3, 2021, Isaiah 43:18-19, Luke 7:36-50

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury January 3, 2021 Second Sunday after Christmas 9:30am PRAYER OF PREPARATION God of fresh starts, we gather in the first moments of a new year. Some of us look back at 2020 and rejoice for all the moments of healing, hope, laughter, and growth. Others of us look back and […]

Worship Notes, December 27, 2020, Luke 2:22-40

Opening Prayer Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Prelude “Angels from the Realm” […]

Worship Notes, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020, Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20

 Christmas Eve 12-24-20 @ 5:30pm Virtual Service Christmas Chimes Prayer of Preparation God is telling a story in our lives. It’s quite a story- full of the promises God makes and our struggles to trust; full of mystery and angels with surprising news; full of hard endings and unexpected new beginnings. Come, hear the story […]

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 […]

Worship Notes, December 13, 2020, John 1:6-8, 19-28

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury December 13, 2020 Third Sunday of Advent – B 9:30 am LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES Week 3: Joy Candle Reader: The first candle on the Advent wreath is for hope and the second is for peace. The third candle we light is for joy. Advent is a season of […]

Worship Notes, December 6, 2020, Mark 1:1-8

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury December 6, 2020 Second Sunday of Advent – B 9:30 am LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES Week 2: Peace Candle Reader: The first candle on the Advent wreath was the candle for hope. The second candle reminds us to pray and work for peace. We are also called, through the […]

Worship Notes, November 29, 2020, Hanging of the Greens

Emmanuel God with Us Hanging of the Greens 11-29-20 Prelude           Chorale Prelude on “Stuttgart”                   arr. Lee Bristol Call to Worship (from Isaiah 2) Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord. During this Advent season, let us learn of God’s ways and walk […]

Worship Notes, November 22, 2020, Matthew 25:31-46

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury November 22, 2020 CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION Eternal God, you set Jesus Christ to rule over all things, and made us servants in your kingdom.  By your Spirit empower us to love the unloved, and to minister to all in need.  Then at the last […]