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  • John T. Redman, CRE

January 16 Worship

Hello Union Church Presbyterians,

Worship this Sunday, January 16 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections.

HOW TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE: YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 am.


Union Church, Newburgh NY

January 16, 2022 10:30 am


FLOWERS are given in loving memory of Bob Johnston by Audrey Johnston and family.

USHERS today are Bob Beams and Teresa Cotanche.

If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.

FELLOWSHIP TIME HOST today is Donna Trafagander.

Hosts needed for January. Signup chart 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.

DEACONS meeting today at 9:30 am in the parlor.

SUNDAY SCHOOL resumes today. CE meeting next Sunday, Jan 23 at 9:45 am.

SESSION meeting today after Fellowship.

OUTREACH meeting rescheduled to Sunday, Feb 6 after Fellowship in the Parlor.

INSTALLATION of new officers Sun, Jan 16. Annual Congregational Meeting Sun, Jan 23.

ANNUAL REPORTS due by 10:00 am Monday, Jan 17. Email reports to the office at

A HUGE GRATITUDE to Debby Hill for serving as Clerk of Session for twenty years!

Thank you for all your dedication and attention to detail in this never-ending and sometimes thankless job. Libby will continue as a co-clerk with Mary Whidden.

THANKS to Paul Hill for serving as President of the Corporation for the past six years.

James Phillips will become President after our Annual Meeting in January.

FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Jan 17 and Wednesday, Jan 19 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.


**Kindly stand if you are able

PRELUDE Songs of Thankfulness and Praise arr. by Wayne Wold

(Follow along if you wish, Red #190)

CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 36)

Leader: Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. PEOPLE: Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; Leader: How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. PEOPLE: They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. Leader: For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. PEOPLE: O continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your salvation to the upright of heart!

INVOCATION (Adapted from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

O Justice, whose word is the sound of the chain being broken and the sight of the captive being released! O Lord, whether we be captor or captive, let your word come among us. Let it dwell within us, that we might burst every chain asunder and cause the captive to cry out for joy! This we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

**OPENING HYMN Breathe on me Breath of God Red #295


We try and try, and we somehow never try hard enough to fulfill God’s expectations and or sometimes even our own. Let us confess our sins together.


God of loving kindness, we confess that we are not always attentive to you word or your will. Forgive us our hardness of hearing and heart; open our ears and our souls to your bidding. Help us to realize in our depths that that all goodness we possess comes from you, and from the example of Christ. In his name we pray, Amen.

(a moment for silent personal confession)


Sisters and Brothers, we struggle and wrestle with our own shortcomings, but in coming to our God they are forgiven by the grace of Jesus, Amen.




**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.

HYMN OF PRAISE Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies Red #562


Living God, help us to hear your holy Word that we may truly understand; that, understanding, we may believe, and, believing, we may follow in faithfulness and obedience, seeking your honor and glory in all that we do; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 62: 1-5 Debby and Paul Hill

NEW TESTAMENT 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

GOSPEL John 2: 1-11

SERMON The First Sign John Redman, CRE


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 pray as Jesus taught us:

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.


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 Psalm Gordon Young



Gracious God, accept our gifts in tribute, they be put to good and purposeful use in assisting those in greater need even as we seek to serve you and our community and the greater world. This we gratefully pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

HYMN OF PARTING All Creatures of Our God and King Red #356


POSTLUDE The Rejoicing (from Royal Fireworks Music) G. F. Handel



John Redman, CRE

Mobile: (914) 474-0722

Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

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

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