Sunday Worship: 23 January 2022

Third Sunday after the Epiphany:

The Asking God

Prelude From Preludes Vol.1                              Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

I. “Danseuses de Delphes” (Dancers of Delphi)

– Lent et Grave

VI. “Des Pas sur la Neige” (Footsteps on the snow)

– Triste et lent


Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn No. 434 Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples

*Prayer of Invocation (unison)

Source of all life and seat of power, you made us in your likeness and called us good. God of all people, we come with open hands and hearts to receive your blessing. Inspire our worship that it may reflect your greater glory. Fill our hearts and lighten our spirits that your word may come alive within us. You call us to be messengers of hope. Give us the strength of faith we need to know that your grace is sufficient for all who trust you. Help us to carry forward the light of your love, that all may know the peace of your presence now and in the world to come. Amen

Scripture Reading Isaiah 6:1-7

Morning Meditation Rev. June Cooper

Anthem Many Gifts, One Spirit Allen Pote

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer (“Our father and mother… trespasses”)

*Hymn of Departure (insert) Jesus Calls Us

*Assurance and Blessing

Postlude From “Children’s Corner” Suite               Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

IV. “The Snow is Dancing”

– Modérément animé

*Please stand if able

During this time of covid caution we welcome all

to safe, cautious congregational assembly.

It is good to worship together.

To care for one another we wear masks

(except for worship leaders while they are speaking/singing)

and note that all of our leaders are vaccinated.

Cleaning has increased and we welcome your questions.

We have a touch-free offering today

That is, you may leave a gift in the basket,

deliver an envelope after worship, send a gift

via email or online, or any touch-free method you wish

Newton Highlands Congregational Church, UCC

54 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 617 527 3898

Thanks to worship leader Rev. June Cooper, pianist Natacha Rist, deacons Tony Rudié and Isabelle Draper.

NHCC is an Open and Affirming, Still Speaking congregation where all are welcome regardless of the divisions or separations that some in society would impose: whoever you are you are welcome in God’s house. “In Christ we are a new creation,” so we are blessed to be together in Christ’s name.

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