Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, August 7 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections. We will be celebrating Communion this Sunday.
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 AM, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
August 1, 2022 10:30 AM
NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
USHERS today are Theresa Cotanche and Dave Young. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today are Gayle and Merle. Hosts needed for August and September. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.
BINGO NIGHT Sat, Aug 13 from 6-9PM. $5 entry fee (pay at door) and $5 for each card played. Registration will be open until 6:30 PM or call the office to reserve a seat. Refreshments available for purchase. Questions? Call Jeff Bousché
FALL FAIR drop-off every other Monday & Wednesday corresponding with Food Pantry and Sunday from 10-12PM. NO clothes, NO electronics, and only small furniture.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Aug 15 Wednesday, Aug 17 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
If you have individual prayer requests, please write them on prayer cards in the pews and bring them up or give them to an usher during the prelude.
**Kindly stand if you are able
PRELUDE “Earth and All Stars” setting by Michael Burkhardt
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 33)
Leader: Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage. PEOPLE: The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all humankind. Leader: From where he sits enthroned he watches all the inhabitants of the earth-- PEOPLE: he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds. Leader: Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and shield. PEOPLE: Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
Leader: Truly the eye of the LORD is on those who hope in his steadfast love, PEOPLE: Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
God of all Creation, who shapes the mountains and sets the course of streams, we are once again in awe of your power and majesty, in our wonder of the world, the beauty of the season, and the love and grace you show us every day, if we should only seek it out. Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “How Firm a Foundation” Red #612
CALL TO CONFESSION
In the hectic pace of our lives, we sometimes lose sight of what is truly important in the sight of God. Help bring us back to that place of knowing and understanding through confession together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious God, we admit it: We tend towards addressing easy decisions and focus on petty issues in most of what we do, and sometimes even in the church. We cling to our wants without graciousness or care for others. We do this despite knowing that we have our priorities misplaced. Lord, help us to focus on your vision of what is most significant, for us, and for our world. Amen. (a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Our God is as merciful as she is generous. As we seek a greater understanding, we are as always, both blessed and forgiven.
**GLORIA PATRI Traditional, Red #805
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Great is Thy Faithfulness” Red #60
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Since we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth, make us hunger for this heavenly food, that it may nourish us today in the ways of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 15: 1-6 John Safran
NEW TESTAMENT Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16
GOSPEL Luke 12: 32-40
SERMON Take It on Faith John Redman, CRE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
And Lord we pray for those in our own hearts whose names you already know, for their own healing and comfort, in your name and that of our redeemer Jesus Christ, who taught to pray, saying:
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Invitation to the Table
Great Prayer of Thanks
Words of Institution
Prayer of Conclusion
** PASSING OF THE PEACE
**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (adapted by John Redman)
I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was born of a young peasant woman, trained as a carpenter, and baptized by His cousin John. He taught many, He healed many, and He angered many. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He defeated death and He offers us grace and love in the name of God the Father Almighty; from that time through all time to come. I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit; the universal Church of Christ; the Communion of sharing our gifts with others; the forgiveness of our sins; the Grace of God’s love, and that each soul may have life everlasting. Amen.
OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Let us all consider what we have been blessed with and how we can best share it with those in greater need, even as we gift our church for its greater work to the Glory of God and the undying love of Jesus.
OFFERTORY “Have No Fear, Little Flock” arr. Emma Lou Diemer
**DOXOLOGY Traditional, Red #808
PRAYER OF THANKS
We thank you, our Lord for those gifts to us that we send to you for your work and ours in congregation, community, and culture. Guide us in good use as we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
**HYMN OF PARTING “Faith of Our Fathers, Living Still” Red #692
POSTLUDE “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” arr. by Healey Willan
John Redman, CRE
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