Worship Notes, April 11, 2021, John 20:19-31

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury April 11, 2021 Second Sunday of Easter 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION O God, You who are always doing a new thing, we confess that we sometimes close windows against the fresh air of new ideas, against the noise of other people’s worries, against the winds of change. God of every place and […]

Worship Notes, April 4, 2021, John 20:1-18

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury April 04, 2021 EASTER 9:30 am Easter is not simply the miracle of a dead person raised from the grave, but a celebration of power that can shatter death in order that people can freely serve the God of life. In the resurrection of Christ, God’s awesome purposes were on […]

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, Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021, John 13:31b-35

Maundy Thursday The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury April 1, 2021 7:00 pm ——— Gathering ——— PRELUDE                   “When In the Hour of Utmost Need”                    Bach CALL TO WORSHIP What shall we offer for all God’s goodness to us? Let us lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. PRAYER OF […]

Worship Notes, March 21, 2021, 1 Peter 4:1-6

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury March 21, 2021 Fifth Sunday in Lent 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION Lent’s days are winding down, Merciful God, and we are no closer to having contrite hearts. Our small complaints still loom large, and we don’t hurry to show mercy, or rush to be kind. The old habits of […]

Worship Notes, March 14, 2021, 1 Peter 1:6-9

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury March 14, 2021 Fourth Sunday in Lent 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION God of the lost, the least, and all who long for home, when we wander from your ways and waste the gifts you have given us, welcome us back, we pray, so that we may celebrate and rejoice […]

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, February 28, 2021, 1 Peter 1:3-5

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury February 28, 2021 Second Sunday in Lent 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION Thank you, Lord God, for the opportunity of worship for the freedom to be amongst your family meeting together and in the warmth of your embrace. Thank you that in worship we can put aside the uncertainties of […]

Worship Notes, February 21, 2021, 1 Peter 1:22-25

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury February 21, 2021 First Sunday in Lent 9:30 am PRAYER OF PREPARATION Holy One, whom alone we worship and serve, your Word and Spirit sustain us in the wilderness. Keep us faithful in times of struggle and testing so that we may enter into your glorious realm with Jesus Christ […]