July 17 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, July 17 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections.
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 AM, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
July 17, 2022 10:30 am
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
FLOWERS today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Thomas P. Callahan Esq. from his daughter Sheila O’Donnell.
USHERS today are John Safran and Bob Beams. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today are Donna, Sue S., Jane. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.
BARN SALE VOLUNTEERS MEETING: Mon, Jul 18 at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
SAVE THE DATES: Pastor John appearing in “Moon Over Buffalo”, a hilarious comedy at the Playhouse at Museum Village in Monroe, weekends July 16-17 & 23-24.
APPLE & PEAR TREE STUDY
Langley Phillips is working with Mount Saint Mary College to find and genetically sequence bacteriophages. This is a nationwide effort run by a team at Carnegie-Mellon. If you have an apple or pear tree and would be willing to allow Langley to collect a small soil sample, please let us know. The phage they find today may help treat the fruit tree disease of the future! Thanks for any help. Contact James Phillips
FUNDRAISING: There are two summer events being planned.
PARKING LOT “GARAGE SALE” Sat, July 30. Parking spaces are $25 each. Tables and chairs available for rent. Vendors are welcome!
BINGO NIGHT Sat, Aug 13 from 6-9PM. $5 entry fee (pay at door) and $5 for each card played. Registration will be open until 6:30 PM. Refreshments available for purchase. Questions? Call Jeff Bousché
FALL FAIR drop-off every other Monday & Wednesday corresponding with Food Pantry and Sunday from 10-12PM. NO clothes, NO electronics, and only small furniture.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, July 18 Wednesday, July 20 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
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 “Sarabande” (from “Gothic Suite”) Seth Bingham
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 19)
Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. PEOPLE: Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
Leader: There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; PEOPLE: their voice goes out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world.
Leader: In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a strong man runs its course with joy. PEOPLE: It rises from the end of the heaven and its circuit to the end of them, and nothing is hid from its heat.
Leader: The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; PEOPLE: the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; ALL: The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.
Wonderful God, who has blessed us so greatly with Jesus, open our hearts and minds to the enormity and awesomeness of your gift to us in him, and lead us to know better about how we live within all your creation through him and within him. In his name we pray, Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “My Lord, What a Morning” Red #279
CALL TO CONFESSION
We too often lose sight of the unity and the redemption promised to us through the message of Jesus Christ. Let us be reminded in our prayer together:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Forgiving God, we admit that our fragmented, selfish, and sometimes pointless lives mark our forgetfulness of your grace. Jog our memories, dear Lord, reminding us to live the truth of being as one in Christ in all our daily lives. In his name we do pray, Amen.
(a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Living with us in his flesh, Jesus abolished the barriers between heaven and earth, even as we dwell with Christ in the grace of eternal forgiveness our creator. By this we are forgiven.
**GLORIA PATRI Traditional, Red #807
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” Red #112
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Gracious God, give us humble, teachable, and obedient hearts, that we may receive what you have revealed, and do what you have commanded. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 43: 1-7 Dan Olson NEW TESTAMENT Colossians 1:15-20, 27-28
GOSPEL Luke 10:38-42
SERMON Martha and Mary at Home John Redman, CRE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
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
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 “Blessed Jesus, We Are Here” harmonized by J. S. Bach
**DOXOLOGY Traditional, Red #808
PRAYER OF THANKS
We thank you, our Lord for those gifts to us that we send to you for your work and ours in congregation, community, and culture. Guide us in good use as we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
**HYMN OF PARTING “God Be in My Head” Red #837
POSTLUDE “How Firm a Foundation” setting by Herbert Colvin
John Redman, CRE
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