January 30 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, January 30 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections.
Due to the winter weather advisory, service might be changed to ZOOM ONLY. Keep an eye out for an email Saturday & Sunday morning with more information.
HOW TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE: YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 am.
For ALL devices: https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
January 30, 2022 10:30 am
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
USHERS today are Szymanowicz and Jean Jackson.
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 Sunday, Feb 6 after Fellowship in the Parlor.
A BOOK STUDY is planned to begin on 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 by February 2.
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 just $1 or 1 can to the Union Food Pantry? It would be a GAME CHANGER! Canned goods can be dropped off in the vestibule 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.
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, Jan 31 and Wednesday, Feb 2 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
ORGAN PRELUDE “Benedictus” on the tune Sicilian Mariners Gordon Young
CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 71)
Leader: In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. PEOPLE: In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me. Leader: Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. PEOPLE: Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel. Leader: For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. PEOPLE: Upon you I have leaned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of you.
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 y our blessings, in Jesus name, Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “Take My Life, and Let It Be” Red #568
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 wh 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
Gospel means good news, and through that Good News, we are forgiven. Amen.
**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.
HYMN OF PRAISE “God of Grace and God of Glory” Red # 669
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 Jeremiah 1:4-10. John Safran
NEW TESTAMENT 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
GOSPEL Luke 4:21-30
SERMON One Coin – Two Sides 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 pray as Jesus taught us:
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 “Beautiful Savior” (Fairest Lord Jesus) setting by Flor Peeters
**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 “God Be with You” Red #840
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 “God of Grace and God of Glory setting by Paul Manz
INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME
John Redman, CRE Union Church
firstname.lastname@example.org 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550
Mobile: (914) 474-0722 https://www.newburghpresby.org/
Phone: (845) 562-0954 Fax: (845) 562-0955