January 2, 2022-Second Sunday after Christmas
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Rev. Stephen W. Welch, Interim Pastor
Second Sunday after Christmas
January 2, 2022 10:00 a.m. Worship
“Jesus doesn’t reject anyone, neither do we!”
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO SILENCE AND REFLECTION
PRELUDE “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star Susie Krueger
CALL TO WORSHIP
OPENING HYMN-“All Beautiful the March of Days” #434 New Century
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 31: 7-14 (CEB)
THE EPISTLE LESSON: Colossians 3: 1-4; 12-17 (The Message)
SERMON “New Year Resolutions” Stephen Welch
HYMN- “This Is a Day of New Beginnings” #417 New Century
PASTORAL PRAYERS & PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
PRAYER OF OUR SAVIOR
CALL TO OFFERING
MUSICAL OFFERING: “I Would Do My Part” Susie Krueger. (In the Bleak Midwinter, Pass It On, and Go Tell It on the Mountain)
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
HYMN- “Many Are the Lightbeams” #163 New Century
BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Go Now in Love & Peace”
POSTLUDE “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” Susie Krueger
All rights reserved. Permission to reprint and stream music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-714559
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star; Tune: WIE SCHON LEUCHTET, Philip Nicolai, arr. John Carter; Copyright © 2001 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL. 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
All Beautiful the March of Days; Tune: FOREST GREEN, English Melody, Harm. Ralph Vaughn Williams; Text: Francis Wile; Harmonization Copyright © Oxford University Press. From THE ENGLISH HYMNAL
This is the Day of New Beginnings; Tune: BEGINNINGS, Carlton R. Young; Text: Brian Wren; Copyright © 1987 Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL. 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
I Would do My Part; arr. Marilynn Ham; Copyright © 1988 Lilenas Pub.
Many are the Lightbeams; Tune: LIGHTBEAMS, Olle Widestrand, arr. Darryl Nixon; Text: Cyprian of Carthage; Swedish paraphrase Copyright © 1974 Anders Frosteson. Used by permission. Translation Copyright © 1983 David Lewis. Used by permission of The World Council Churches, Geneva, Switzerland. Music Copyright © 1974 Olle Widestrand. Used by permission.
Go Now in Love and Peace; Patrick M. Liebergen; Copyright © 1992 Jubilate Publishing, Co.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; arr. Chris Owenby; Copyright © 2018 The Resourceful Musician.
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