Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, USA
January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Oakhurst Presbyterian Church USA

January 2, 2022 Worship

Second Sunday of Advent

Order of Worship



Welcome and Announcements                                                                      Rev. Heather Chase

Call to Worship           

        We have life because God chose that for us.

Life had its beginning in God.

Our new year gives us new life.

Through our worship, God is honored.

All creation, including us, will find our new life in God.

Now we see only a part of what God has in store.  We shall soon see what God has       planned. Let us worship God, who is the Creator of Life and all things new in 2022 and beyond!


Invocation                                            Rev. Amantha Barbee

Opening Hymn                                       O Come All Ye Faithful



Prayer of Confession & Pardon                                  Rev. Heather Chase

God of goodness and guidance, 

In baby Jesus you sent us  ligpht to guide our ways, 

yet we seek the false security of shadows in which to hide.  

In Jesus, you promise new life,

but we prefer to live out of habit, not trusting you, 

nursing grievances and clinging to familiar opinions.

You are generous with your love, 

but we reject neighbors and fear strangers who differ from us or we don’t

Understand because we have made so little effort.  

Remake, restore, renew, refresh us in the image of your Son with your mercy,

and teach us how to follow him in the year ahead. In Jesus’ name, Amen   

Passing of the Peace                                                 


Prayer of Illumination                                                   Jackie Randolph

Old Testament Reading:             Psalms 147:12-20                 

Anthem                                Star Child

New Testament Reading:             John 1:1-18                Rev. Amantha Barbee

Sermon:                             Beacons of Light



Song of Praise                                        Angels From the Realms of Glory


Holy Communion


Communion Hymn                                      The Blood


Invitation to the Table                                              

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


Holy, holy, holy, Lord 

God of power and might.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

Hosanna in the highest!


Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. 

Hosanna in the highest! 

Prayers for the People                                    

The Lord’s Prayer                                   


Words of Institution                                   


Partaking of the Bread and Cup


Prayer after Communion


Tithes and Offerings                  


Baskets are at the exits to offer your gifts. You may give online at oakhurstpcusa.org/give ~ PayPal oakhurstpcusa@gmail.com ~ CashApp $oakhurstpcusa ~ Mail 118 2nd Ave. Decatur, GA 30030.


Prayer of Thanksgiving 


Final Blessing

Sending Song                                   Lord Make Us More Holy

Worship Leaders today include:  Rev. Amantha Barbee, Senior Pastor;

Rev. Heather Chase, Associate Pastor; Matt Wauchope, Musician; Jackie Randolph


Oakhurst Presbyterian Church (USA)

 118 Second Ave, Decatur, GA 30030


Happening this week at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church:

Tuesday, January 4

6:00 pm Gospel Choir - Contact Rev. -Dr. Lisa Allen-McLaurin  In-person Cancelled 


Wednesday, January 5

4:30-5:30 pm Racial Justice Vigil - Stand with others who believe Black Lives Matter

7:30 pm Chancel Choir - Contact Matthew Wauchope  In-person Cancelled 


Thursday, January 6

10:30 am Prayer Group - Contact Rev. Heather Chase  for more information 

4:30-5:30 pm Racial Justice Vigil - Stand with others who believe Black Lives Matter


Saturday, January 8

10-11:00 am Racial Justice Vigil - Stand with others who believe Black Lives Matter


Sunday, January 9

11:00 am Worship via ZOOM

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