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Feb 13 Worship

Hello Union Church Presbyterians,


Worship this Sunday, February 13 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections.


YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 am, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby



ORDER OF WORSHIP

February 13, 2022 10:30 am

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY


USHERS today are Jeff Boushe and Theresa Cotanche.

If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.


FELLOWSHIP TIME HOST today is Jeff Bousche

Signup chart is in the Fellowship Hall.


2022 ENVELOPE BOXES are available in the church vestibule. If you would like to be assigned an envelope box, please contact Jolee DuBois.


BOOK STUDY Tuesdays at 7 pm via Zoom. We will start with is Lies My Preacher Told Me, about misconceptions of the Old Testament. You can order a copy from Amazon or borrow a copy from John. If you would like to join the book study or need a copy of the book, please let John know.


CHRISTIAN ED meeting TODAY in the Parlor at 9:45 am to discuss winter and spring events.


SOUPER BOWL OF CARE: What if every person watching the big game donated $1 or 1 can to the Food Pantry? It would be a game changer! Canned goods can be dropped off in the entryway or use the link below to make monetary donations. https://tacklehunger.org/#donate


BLOOD DRIVE at Marlboro High School Wednesday, Feb 16. Heather and Lindsey Stelling are helping to advertise and organize this event, as part of the National Honor Society. Flyers available in the entryway.


FUNDRAISING: Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner Friday, Feb 18 from 4-7pm. $15 per plate, $3 for strawberry shortcake. Take out ONLY. Call the office to place an order, (845) 562-0954.


TOWN OF NEWBURGH FRIENDS OF SENIORS PROGRAM: GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFT!

For 2 hours a week our volunteers make a difference providing transportation to local appointments, help with grocery shopping, and home visits. Our volunteers are trained, go through a background check at no charge to them, and insured while they volunteer. Attend Zoom Training and complete an application! It is that easy! 90-minute Training sessions: Wednesday, Feb 9 at 5:30 pm or Thursday, Feb 24 at 10:00 am


FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Feb 14 and Wednesday, Feb 16 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.



ORDER OF WORSHIP

**Kindly stand if you are able

When you enter, converse with your neighbors; when the Prelude begins, converse with your God.


PRELUDE “It is Well with my Soul” arr. by Herbert Colvin


WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS


CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 1)

Leader: Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; PEOPLE: but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night. Leader: They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper. PEOPLE: The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Leader: Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; PEOPLE: for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.


INVOCATION

Eternal God, we come rejoicing with gladness of heart, singing your praises, and adoring your wondrous gifts of love. The dawn comes earlier each day as we rise to greet the good news of the Gospel. Dwell here among us, Creator Spirit, as we seek to worship you in thought, word and deed. Amen.


**OPENING HYMN Come, We That Love the Lord Red #22


CALL TO CONFESSION

We say we are faithful when we are not. We claim compassion but may not really follow through with it. Let us confess our sins together.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, hear our confession as we pray in Jesus’s name. We break your commandments; we boast of our own hope. We gather security about us while others go hungry. We arm ourselves as though that will buy peace of mind. We hear the words of Christ, but we fail in living them. Forgive us, dear parent of us all.

(a moment for silent personal confession)


ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENES

By the gift of the Gospels and the unending love and grace of the Lord, we are forgiven. Amen.


**GLORIA PATRI


**HYMN OF PRAISE Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine Red #514


**PASSING OF THE PEACE


PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

O Lord, your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Give us grace to receive your truth in faith and love, and strength to follow on the path you set before us; through Jesus Christ, Amen.


SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT Jeremiah 17:5-10 Dan Olson

NEW TESTAMENT 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

GOSPEL Luke 6: 17-26


SERMON A Plain Sermon? John Redman, CRE


PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE

Gracious God, keep in our hearts all those whose names you already know and who ask for healing in their own quiet ways, and as we join in prayer as Jesus taught us:


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 “Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether” Harold Friedell

Blue #504


**DOXOLOGY


**PRAYER OF THANKS

Gracious God, accept our gifts that they may be used wisely in your service for those who hunger, who shiver with cold or merely seek a greater understanding of your love. This we gratefully pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.


HYMN OF PARTING It Is Well with My Soul Red #519


BENEDICTION

May the peace and grace of God, which surpasses all human understanding, guard your hearts and your minds through the undying love of Jesus and may he watch over us today, tomorrow, and forever. Amen.


POSTLUDE “Come We that Love the Lord” Robert Lowry, 1879

(southern gospel version)


INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME



Blessings!

John Redman, CRE

john.t.redman@gmail.com

Mobile: (914) 474-0722


Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

https://www.newburghpresby.org/

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

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