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       University Heights Presbyterian Church


  2167 University Ave.       Bronx, New York 10453       718-295-1220/1224                                                  email:     uhpchurch@gmail.com


                          U.H.P.C. -- WE CARE !!


     Community Head Start

        Monday - Friday...8am - 4 pm


 Bronx Presbyterian Churches

~Monthly Meeting~

December 13th, 2022

  Guest Speaker: 



1st Tuesday of the month


Zoom-452 328 6540

Conf. Call- 646-876-9923

ID#-452 328 6540

6:30 pm




Prayer  Vigil





  ~U.H.P.C.     WE CARE~

  ..           ~~ Order of Service ~~ 

Prelude: “He Has Made Me Glad #2270”                                                          ....Klaus Mueller, Music Director

                                  .....Oriente Lopez. Organist         

                                  .....Walter Williams, Drummer


I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say this is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice for He has made me glad

He has made me glad, He has made me glad
I will rejoice for he has made me glad
He has made me glad, He has made me glad
I will rejoice for he has made me glad

Pastoral Prayer:..........Rev. Lonnie Bryant

Call to Worship:......................Praise the Lord!


Leader: Do you hear the voice of one crying out in the wilderness? Will you heed the prophet's call.?

People: We will prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

All    Let us worship God!

Hymn 1:   "Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"


Prayer of Confession:................................(In Unison)

God of all creation, your vision of peace is beyond our knowing. We have been hurt and we have seen destruction, so we turn around and hurt others, destroying what you have called good. Forgive us, and fill us with your knowledge, so we may help bring forth your peaceful kingdom. Amen

Assurance of Pardon:

Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone, a new life has begun. . Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen

Passing of the Peace:

Leader:   Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us                           forgive one another. The peace of our Lord                       Jesus Christ be with you all.

People: And peace be with you also.

"  I've Got Peace Like A River "       #368

I've got PEACE like a river(3Xs) in my soul - repeat.

I've got JOY like a fountain(3Xs) in my soul - repeat

I've got LOVE like an ocean(3Xs) in my soul - repeat

Light the 3rd Advent Candle:  Candle of Joy

                                             "  Matthew  2: 1-12 "              

Announcements:…........….Elder Renea Bush

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Quote:........................................Walter Williams

Song of Illumination: "Open Our Eyes"  #2086

Open our eyes, Lord,
we want to see Jesus,
to reach out and touch him,
and say that we love him.

Open our ears, Lord,
and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord,
we want to see Jesus.

Prayer of Illumination: ..................(In Unison)

Eternal God of all wisdom and power, may You cause Your Light to shine upon our hearts and minds so that we will listen, understand, and apply Your Word to our lives. Help us to bear witness of Your Resurrection to others who are lost. In the name of Christ Jesus our Redeemer we pray, Amen!

Scripture Reading:

Isaiah 11:1-10.............................Sandra Boapeah
Psalm 72:1-7. 18-19…………...Ena Harrysingh

Hymn 2:     “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” #009

Gospel Reading:   Isaiah 11:1-10

Sermon Title: "Remembering your Baptism"
                                    ……….Rev. Lonnie Bryant

Apostles’ Creed ..................................(In Unison) 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty; Maker of Heaven and Earth and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; the third day, He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic (Universal) Church; the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body; and life everlasting. Amen.

Tithes & Offering:....Please bring your  Tithes & 

                           Offerings to the front of the church.

                                                ( Play Music)

Offertory Prayer:
Holy God, these offerings are only a portion of all that you have given us. We gratefully present these gifts and entrust them to your work in this world. May our gifts share the good news of the gospel to those who are in need. May these gifts help unburden those with the heaviest of loads. God’s blessings to those who gave and those who will give another day. Amen.

Special Prayers for  &  The Lord's Prayer:

The Tingle Family, Henry Siame, Henry Vasquez, James Campbell, Freeda Peart, Gwendolyn Sanders, Roberto Rivera, Patience Owuo, Cecilia Annoch, Oriente Lopez, Alaima Gonzalez, Emiliana Lee, Etta Graham & her Sister Charlotte, Norma McKayle & her Grandson, Christian, Kwabena Danso, Sebastian Lopez, Comfort Addo & Family, Renea Bush, Linda Simms-Chin, Rev. Robert Foltz-Morrison, President Biden, Vice-Pres. Harris, Our Government, Our Nation & Our World..

Invitation & Welcome to the Lord’s Table:

Communion Hymn: …….Let Us Break Bread #513

1. Let us break bread together on our knees; (on           our knees;) 

Let us break bread together on our knees. (on our knees.) 

When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun, 

O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me.)

2. Let us drink wine together on our knees; (on             our knees;) 

 Let us drink wine together on our knees. (on our knees.) 

When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun, 

O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me.)

3. Let us praise God together on our knees; (on             our knees;)  

Let us praise God together on our knees. (on our knees.) 

When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun, 

O Lord, have  mercy on me. (on me.)

P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Lift up your hearts!
C: We lift them up to the Lord.
P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C: For it is holy and right to do so.

P: Holy and right it is, and our joyful duty to give thanks   to you at all times and in all places, O Lord our Creator, almighty and everlasting God! You created Heaven with  all its hosts and the earth with all its plenty. You have  given us Life and being and preserved us by your providence. But you have shown us the fullness of your love in sending into the world your Son, Jesus Christ,    the eternal Word made flesh for us and for our salvation. For the precious gift of this mighty Savior who has reconciled us to you, we praise and bless you, O God. With your whole Church on earth and with all the company of heaven, we worship and adore your glorious name.

All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts! Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

P: Most righteous God, we remember in this Supper the perfect sacrifice offered once on the cross by our Lord Jesus Christ for the sin of the whole world. In the joy of  his resurrection and in expectation of his coming again,  we offer ourselves to you as holy and living sacrifices. Together we proclaim the mystery of the faith:

All: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again.

P: Send your Holy Spirit upon us, we pray, that the bread which we break and the cup which we bless may be to us the communion of the body and blood of Christ. Grant that, being joined together in him, we may attain to the unity of the faith and grow up in all things into Christ our Lord. And as this grain has been gathered from many fields into one loaf, and these grapes from many fields  into one cup, grant, O Lord, that your whole Church may soon be gathered from the ends of the earth into your kingdom. Even so come Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus, the same night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying: "Take, eat; this is my body which is broken for you; do   this in remembrance of me." After the same manner also, he took the cup when they had supper, saying: "This cup is the new testament of my blood; as often as you drink,  in remembrance of me."

P: The bread which we break is the communion of the body of Christ. The cup of blessing which we bless is the communion of the blood of Christ, Brothers and Sisters, since the Lord has fed us at his Table, let us praise God's holy name with heartfelt thanksgiving!

P: Bless the Lord O my soul;
C: And all that is within me, bless His Holy name!

UNISON: Alleluia! For the Lord our God - The Almighty has come into His Kingdom! Let us rejoice, let us be glad with all our hearts. Let us give Him the glory for ever and ever. Amen!

Closing Hymn:......Lord, Make Us More Holy #536

1. Lord, make us more holy;

     Lord, make us more holy;
     Lord, make us more holy,
     until we meet again:
     holy, holy, holy,
     until we meet again.

2. Lord, make us more loving;
     Lord, make us more loving;
     Lord, make us more loving,
     until we meet again:
     loving, loving, loving,
     until we meet again.

3. Lord, make us more patient;
     Lord, make us more patient;
     Lord, make us more patient,
     until we meet again:
     patient, patient, patient,
     until we meet again.

4. Lord, make us more faithful;
     Lord, make us more faithful;
     Lord, make us more faithful,
     until we meet again:
     faithful, faithful, faithful,
     until we meet again.

 Closing Prayer  &  Benediction:    

                         …….Rev. Lonnie Bryant






Thank You for the Word

This Sunday !!

Rev. Charles Mayhew

Next  Week's  12/18

Rev. Lonnie Bryant

 Session Meeting

Deacons & Elders

 with Moderator,

Rev. L. West

Sat. Jan. 21, 2023

2:00 pm

(Via Conference Call)


1. Congregational Meeting

Sun. Feb. 5th, 2023


2.Nominating Report.         

New Elder & Deacons





1. The Congregational of UHPC

     Voted to Re-Open for In-

     person Service.

     PLEASE....Wear Mask

     & Social Distance

2.  We NEED Your

     Tithes & Pledges to 

      HELP. U.H.P.C.

3. Welcome our  Sexton,

    Henry Johnson   

4. Welcome our  Secretary

    Denise Williams.   She's at            the church on Wednesdays

    from 10 am - 4 pm.                       (dwilliamsuhpc@gmail.com)


         Nicole Zambo

    Stephanie McKenzie

       Dannette Davis

     Nadine Lawrence       


Special Thanksgiving  for Hope Christian Center

Pastor Brenda's Book can be purchased on Amazon or Barnes and Nobles

      Prayer with Rev. Lonnie Bryant 

            Wednesdays...11-12 pm

           Call-In #: 1-727-731-0331

University Heights

Presbyterian Church

2nd Sunday of Advent

 Sunday,December 11, 2022 


We are open for in-person

Service and Conference Call.

           PLEASE.....Wear your MASK and.                 Social Distance


 Blessings for the........

   Laryea Family

   Misodi Family

   Laryea-Walker Family

   Tingle Family

Special Prayers to......

      Henry Siame

      Henry Vasquez

      James Campbell

      Freeda Peart

      Gwendolyn Sanders

      Patience Owuo

      Cecilia Annoch

      Comfort Addo & Family

      Roberto Rivera

      Norma McKayle & 


      Kwabena Danso

      Renea Bush

      Sebastian Lopez

      The Tingle Family

      Daniela Forrest

      Etta Graham-Mitchell              & her Sister, Charlotte   

      Linda Simms-Chin

      Rev. Robert Foltz-


      President Biden

      Vice. Pres. Harris

      Our Government

      Our Nation

      Our World

Congratulations to...

 Dorothy Edwards on her 


 Addie Asante on her 


  Kayla Asante

  on her B.P.C.'s



                       Kellen Craffey

                       on his Gradua-

                       tion. Headed 

                       for Spellman

                       High School.

Tithes & Offerings.......

 Mail to Church.....

 Drop in Slot..........


It's so important to provide for your church.. it's the only way we will survive! The bills are still coming in.

Let's do our 122nd Anniversary

$1 a Day Gift.....

July 1st - October  30th


 God Love's a Cheerful 

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Call 311 for ................

Covid  Vaccinations & Testing

Food Banks & Distribution Assistance with Rent, Electric,  etc. 

Domestic Violence

Health Concerns


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  If it's an EMERGENCY

             Dial .....911



U.H.P.C. ~ We Care

Hymn 1: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye                         Mighty Gates....... #008

1. Lift up your heads, ye mighty              gates, 

    Behold, the King of glory                    waits; 

    The King of kings is  drawing              near; 

    The Savior of the world is here!

2. Fling wide the portals of your              heart; 

    Make it a temple, set apart
    From earthly use for heaven's            employ, 

   Adorned with prayer and love

    and joy.

3. Redeemer, come! I open wide
    My heart to Thee:
 here, Lord,              abide. 

    Let me Thy inner presence 


    Thy grace and love in me                     reveal.

-----------------------------------------------Hymn 2: “O Come, O Come,                                 Emmanuel”...... #009

1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,
    And ransom captive Israel,
    That mourns in lonely exile here
    Until the Son of God appears.

    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall      come to thee, O Israel.

2. O come, Thou Day-spring, come        and cheer 

    Our spirits by Thine advent here; 

    Disperse the gloomy clouds of


    And death's dark shadows put to



3. O come, Desire of nations, bind
    All peoples in one heart and mind;
    Bid envy, strife, and discord                cease; 

    Fill the whole world with 

    heaven's peace.




11/27.....HOPE.........Isaiah 9

12/4.......PEACE.......Isaiah 40

12/11.....JOY.............Matthew 2

12/18.....LOVE..........John 3

 12/25....CHRIST  CANDLE