February 19, 2023 Bulletin
Updated: Mar 6
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, February 19 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home.
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 AM,
The bulletin is attached and posted on the church website, newburghpresby.org/blog
ORDER OF WORSHIP
February 19, 2023 10:30 AM
USHERS today are Paul Hill and Bob Beams
FELLOWSHIP HOUR is being hosted by Brittany and Janice.
Hosts are, as always, welcome and needed. Sign-up chart is in Fellowship Hall.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW SECRETARY, Dorothy Gargaro, who was with us several years ago and has returned to Union! She will be in the office from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are in the area, stop in and say hello.
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 incre
ase 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 27 and WED, March 1 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
SESSION MEETING AFTER WORSHIP, 12:00 pm
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 “SWIFTLY PASS THE CLOUDS OF GLORY”
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 99)
Leader: The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake.
PEOPLE: The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Leader: Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he! PEOPLE: Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Leader: Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They cried to the LORD, and he answered them. PEOPLE: O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings. ALL: Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy.
God of promise, your glory blinds us in its brilliant light. The grace of your son Jesus among us as living flesh inspires us even as he redeems us. And your Holy Spirit guides us with counsel and might. Hear our resounding ‘Amen’ to your infinite glory.
**OPENING HYMN “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” RED #694
CALL TO CONFESSION
As we are each flawed creatures, our failings are sometimes too numerous to count. But our God knows them all and in his endless love still forgives. Let us confess our sins together.
PRAYER TO CONFESSION
Eternal God, have mercy upon us, for we burden you with our sins. We seldom make sacrifices or glorify you as we should, even as we pursue our own glory and resources. Forgive our reluctance to accept our faith, forgive our quest for security over belief, and help direct us onto the pathway of commitment to you. Amen.
(a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Our Lord is merciful. Our Lord is generous. Our Lord is eternally forgiving us. In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen.
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” RED #562
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
APOSTLES CREED (Traditional)
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Almighty God, in you are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Open our eyes that we may see the wonders of your Word; and give us grace that we may clearly understand and freely choose the way of your wisdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT Exodus 24:12-18 John Safran
EPISTLE READING 2 Peter 1:16-21
GOSPEL READING Matthew 17:1-9
SERMON DAZZLING WHITE 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.
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 “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”
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.
Now to our Lord God who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we think or ask, according to that power at work within us, go with us now into the world and into our lives accompanied by the grace of Jesus and in his name. Amen
POSTLUDE “O Wonderous Sight, O Vision Fair”
John Redman, CRE
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