February 6 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, February 6 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
February 6, 2022 10:30 am
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
USHERS today are Cathy McCarty and John Safran. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP TIME HOSTS NEEDED. 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.
OUTREACH meeting TODAY after Fellowship in the Parlor.
BOOK STUDY begins Tuesday, February 8 at 7 pm. We will start with is Lies My Preacher Told Me, about misconceptions of the Old Testament. You can order a copy from Amazon, and John will be ordering several copies for $16 each. If you would like to join the book study or need a copy of the book, please let John know.
CHRISTIAN ED meeting Sunday, Feb. 13 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.
ORGAN PRELUDE “Holy, Holy, Holy” setting by Healey Willan
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 138)
Leader: I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; PEOPLE: On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. Leader: All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth. PEOPLE: They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. Leader: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. PEOPLE: LORD, your love is eternal; complete the work that you have begun.
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 “Here I am, Lord” BLUE #525
CALL TO CONFESSION
We appear to be strong, but we know in our hearts that we are weak and vulnerable. We put on a brave face that hides our fears and frustrations. And despite our best intentions we often fail. 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 FORGIVENES
By the Good News of the Gospel, and the unending love of God, we are forgiven. Amen.
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” RED # 2
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth. Make us hungry 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 Isaiah 6: 1-8 Rob Ferguson
NEW TESTAMENT 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
GOSPEL Luke 5: 1-11
SERMON Word Gets Around 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, as we join in our most sacred of sacraments, your Holy Communion.
COMMUNION HYMN “There’s a Quiet Understanding” RED #788
Invitation to the Table
Words of Institution
Prayer after Communion
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
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 “Brother James' Air” arr. Dale Wood RED #615
**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 “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” RED #502
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 “The Prince of Denmark's March” Jeremiah Clarke
INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME
John Redman, CRE
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44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550
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