Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, February 5 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will be celebrating Communion this Sunday.
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 AM, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
February 5, 2023 10:30 AM
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
USHERS today are Rob Ferguson and Paul Hill.
FELLOWSHIP HOUR hosts needed for February. Sign-up chart in the Fellowship Hall.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL Meeting TODAY right after worship. Please plan to attend if you are able.
WELCOME MARY LEE FARRIS as our Director of Music. If you haven't already done so, welcome her personally and introduce yourself! If you have any hymns which are your favorites, please let her know as she would like to use them in worship.
PHOTO DIRECTORY: Outreach will be taking candid pictures of individuals and families during Fellowship Hour after services for the new photo directory.
FUNDRAISING: Bingo Night was a success! All permits came in on time and about 50% of the attendees were from the community! After expenses our profit was $350. The next BINGO NIGHT will be FRI, FEB 24 from 6-8 PM.
CHRISTIAN ED: Congratulations Victoria on getting the lead as Dorothy, in Wizard of Oz musical.
EAGLE SCOUT Project: Liam Pickard will lead his Eagle Scout Project this spring and plant native pollinator plants here at the church in the raised bed on the side of the courtyard. The purpose of the project is to increase the plants that support the native pollinator population. Additionally, this project will make the existing plant beds more aesthetically pleasing. His aim is to start this project in early spring. He is asking for donations to help fund the project or if you would like to volunteer your time to help that would be appreciated. Yvette Colon-Pickard
FOOD PANTRY will receive $1 from every Bloomin' for Good bouquet sold during FEBRUARY at Stop & Shop at 1429 Route 300 in Newburgh.
FOOD PANTRY OPEN MON, FEB 13 and WED, FEB 15 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 “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 112)
112:1 Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in his commandments. PEOPLE: Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Leader: Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. PEOPLE: They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and righteous. Leader: It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice. PEOPLE: For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever.
Creator God, open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world. You call us to love and serve you and our sisters and brothers with hearts, minds and spirits. This we pray in Jesus name, Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven” Red #26
CALL TO CONFESSION
We try, but we always seem to come short of your expectations, Dear Lord. Let us confess our sins together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God, you heal the brokenhearted; save us from sin when we inflict pain upon our neighbors. We seek revenge on those who hurt us; others we judge as inferior or unworthy of our respect and support. Give us the compassion of Jesus, upon all who were afflicted, and forgive us O god, when our hearts are hardened against neighbors in need. (a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Sisters and brothers, let us lift our hearts in faith to the one who hears all prayers and holds close all those in need. Amen.
**HYMN OF PRAISE “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” Red #213
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.
OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 58: 3-12 Mary Whidden
GOSPEL Matthew 5: 13-20
SERMON Salt and Light John Redman, CRE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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.
COMMUNION HYMN “Break Thou, the Bread of Life” Red #315
Invitation to the Table
Communion Prayer of Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
Prayer after Communion
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
**APOSTLES CREED (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
We can hoard the gifts with which you bless us, God of generosity, or we can share them with others. May what we offer in these moments be the very blessing, the very hope, the very peace others need. This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
OFFERTORY “The Gift of Love”
PRAYER OF THANKS
Lord God, we thank you for these gifts. As we follow in faith, may we find ways to honor you by giving of our treasure, our time and our talents to glorify you and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
CLOSING HYMN “Give to the Winds Thy Fears” Red #618
Leader: May the strength of God sustain us;
PEOPLE: May the power of God preserve us;
Leader: May the hands of God protect us; may the way of God direct us;
PEOPLE: May the love of God go with us this day and forever. Amen.
POSTLUDE “Be Thou My Vision”
John Redman, CRE
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