January 2, 2022-Second Sunday after Christmas

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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Watertown, Wisconsin

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)
DEDICATION

INVITATION
COMMUNION PRAYER
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

HYMN- “Many Are the Lightbeams” #163 New Century
BENEDICTION
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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