August 16 Worship
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Union Church, Newburgh NY
August 16, 2020 10:00 am
We are glad that you are joining us today and hope you feel God’s blessings. If you do not have a church home, we sincerely invite you to be a part of the Union Church fellowship.
Full video of the service will be posted Monday.
Food Pantry operates every other week. Next: Mon. and Wed. Aug. 17 and Aug. 19 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
Virtual Fellowship Time begins immediately after worship. If you have joined worship on Zoom you don’t need to do anything more. If you are joining us for fellowship time only use mobile phone or computer video. Questions? Check email for access instructions and contact information.
Choral Music will precede the worship service beginning at 9:45 am as people ‘tune in’ to the Zoom service.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
PRELUDE Allegro Maestoso Handel
INTRODUCTION TO ZOOM WORSHIP Debby Hill
CALL TO WORSHIP Rev. Cathy Surgenor
Leader: Come brothers and sisters, let us unite in this hour to worship our God.
Many: Our spirits gather through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Leader: In the midst of changes that challenge us and unsettle us.
Many: We turn together to our steadfast God.
Leader: Our God is the same loving presence that our ancestors worshipped, present to us now and forever more.
OPENING PRAYER Rev. Cathy Surgenor
We thank you Lord for this chance to be united in our faith, knowing that Jesus is among us, blessing us as we seek to follow you and be your faithful people.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION Rev. Cathy Surgenor
Lord, you are eternal, invisible, and creator of all things. We are mortal, vulnerable, and in the midst of dramatic changes. We see and hear distressing things. We ourselves may share in the fear, confusion and turmoil that surround us in this difficult time. We turn to you asking for more faith. You know us. You know our past, our present and our future. You have a plan for our good and not for harm. We ask that you lift our spirits. We pray that you will strengthen us and continue to lead us through these troubled times. Unite our spirits so that we can support each other in carrying out your plans for us, your people here in this congregation that is Union Presbyterian Church. (Please continue to offer your own private prayer in the minute of silence.) Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
ANTHEM Lead Us on Lord
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURES Genesis 45:1-15 and Matthew 15:12-28
SERMON Remembering Whose We Are Rev. Cathy Surgenor
HYMN Bind Us Together Lord Union Choir
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER
God of mercy and healing,
you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.
Prayers of the People, concluding with: Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Hear us as we pray together the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father…
INVITATION TO COFFEE HOUR
Rev. Cathy Surgenor
firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 216-4328
Rev. Peter Surgenor
email@example.com (914) 907-9685
Union Church 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550
Phone: (845) 562-0954 Fax: (845) 562-0955