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August 30 Worship

Updated: Sep 1


ORDER OF WORSHIP

Union Church, Newburgh NY

August 30, 2020 10:00 am

WELCOME

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Food Pantry operates every other week. Next: Mon. Aug 31 and Wed. Sept. 2 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. Check email for access instructions.

Questions? Call James (check email reminder for contact info).

Choral Music will precede the worship service beginning at 9:45 as people ‘tune in’ to the zoom service.

ORDER OF WORSHIP


PRELUDE I Will Praise Thee, O Lord Marcello


INTRODUCTION TO ZOOM WORSHIP Cathy McCarty


CALL TO WORSHIP Psalms 105 and 26 Cathy McCarty

Leader: Lord, your steadfast love is before our eyes, and we walk in faithfulness to you.

People: Let us seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually. For in his presence there is refuge.

Leader: Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,

People: Let us remember, God sent his servant Moses, and Aaron whom he had chosen to save his people.

ALL: Praise the LORD!

OPENING PRAYER

PRAYER OF CONFESSION Cathy McCarty

Lord, Moses lived a very long time ago. Sometimes we wonder, where is that God now. It is a powerful, beautiful story but how can it speak to us now? We wonder what you have done for us lately? We wonder if you hear our cries for mercy and for justice. We long for what we have lost: Our sense of security, loved ones whom we cannot embrace, our jobs, gatherings where we can rejoice and celebrate. We fear for our health and that of our families and friends, young and old. We fear for our nation which appears to be so divided. We fear for the future. Lord God, instill in us a trust in you that allows us to overcome fear and serve you in the ways you have chosen for us. Give us ears to hear, capacity to say yes, the energy to follow through in your name.

(Please continue to offer your own private prayer in the minute of silence.) Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The Lord knows our inmost being, he knows what we need before we can even ask. Hear the good news, we are forgiven, blest and led. Amen

GLORIA PATRI

ANTHEM Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURES

New Testament Matthew 16:21-28 Mary Whidden

Old Testament Exodus 3:1-15 Rev. Cathy Surgenor

SERMON Mid-Life Crisis Rev. Cathy Surgenor

HYMN Build Me A World Union Children’s Choir

OFFERING

You can support the work of Union Church by mailing donations to 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550 or visit newburghpresby.org/donate to donate online.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

DOXOLOGY

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER

In the flaming bush you promised deliverance to your people, O God, and in the cross of Jesus you embraced our suffering and pain. In times of misery, show us the transforming power of your love that we may know the hope of your glory.

Let us name those who need our prayers either through the chat or out loud.

(Please remember to unmute yourself.)

After each name let the people say, “God hear our Prayer”

Hear us as we pray together the prayer that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever. Amen.

BENEDICTION

CHORAL BENEDICTION The Lord Bless You and Keep You

INVITATION TO COFFEE HOUR

Blessings!

Rev. Cathy Surgenor Rev. Peter Surgenor

revcsurgenor@onwardever.net psurgenor@onwardever.net

(845) 216-4328 (914) 907-9685

Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

https://www.newburghpresby.org/

Phone: (845) 562-0954 Fax: (845) 562-0955

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Union Church

44 Balmville Road

Newburgh, New York 12550

Phone: (845) 562-0954

Fax: (845) 562-0955

NewburghUnionChurch@gmail.com

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