Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, January 29 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home.
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 AM, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
January 29, 2023 10:30 AM
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
FLOWERS today are given by Ruth Thomsen in loving memory of the Rose Family.
USHERS today are Bob Beams and Theresa Cotanche. If you would like to usher, please contact Dan Olson.
SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP HOUR hosted by the Deacons.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL Meeting TODAY right after worship. Please plan to attend if you are able.
WELCOME Mary Lee Farris and her first day with us!
PHOTO DIRECTORY: Outreach will be taking candid pictures of individuals and families during Fellowship Hour after services for the new photo directory.
FOOD PANTRY will receive $1 from every reusable Fight Hunger Bag sold during JANUARY at Hannaford at 2636 Rt. 32 in New Windsor.
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, JAN 30 and WED, FEB 1 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
OFFERING ENVELOPES are available for pick up in the Narthex.
PLEDGES: If you have not received your pledge card in the mail, contact the office.
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 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 15)
Leader: O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? PEOPLE: Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; Leader: who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; PEOPLE: in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the LORD; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; Leader: who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent.
PEOPLE: Those who do these things shall never be moved.
Dear Lord, we gather in your infinite presence to worship you in music, scripture, and word. Grant us the ears to hear, the voices to call and the minds to understand your word and your blessings, in Jesus name, Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “Breathe on me, Breath of God” Red #295
CALL TO CONFESSION
We humans are so proud of ourselves and our accomplishments, but they pale in comparison to God’s accomplishments in creation and in his love for all. Let us confess our sins together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Great God of Creation, forgive our sins, even in your sight as we attempt to do what we may think is best, but never really know. Help us to see a better path, a brighter way, through the example of Jesus. This we pray in his name. Amen.
(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.
**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.
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Lord Jesus, Think on Me” Red #462
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 Micah 6: 1-8 Debby and Paul Hill
GOSPEL Matthew 5: 1-12
SERMON “Deconstructing the Beatitudes” 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 “My Faith Looks up to Thee”
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 “Amazing Grace” Red #502
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 “I Surrender All”
John Redman, CRE
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