Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, July 18 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.
For ALL devices: https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
IN PERSON FELLOWSHIP TODAY. We are phasing out virtual fellowship.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Union Church, Newburgh NY
July 18, 2021 10:30 am
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
We are glad that you are joining us today and hope you feel God’s blessings. If you do not have a church home, we sincerely invite you to be a part of the Union Church fellowship.
FELLOWSHIP TIME Hots needed. Please contact the office for more information.
USHERS: Thank you to all the volunteer ushers for July and August. The usher list is posted above the flower chart in the entryway. Pastor John suggests signing up for two weeks at a time. If you would like to usher, please contact Dan and Karen Olson.
REMINDER: Summer services will continue at 10:30 am.
SAVE THE DATE: Habitat for Humanity Walk Sunday, September 12. Details to follow.
SAVE THE DATE: Spaghetti Dinner Friday, August 6 from 4-7pm. $8 for dinner and $2 for dessert. Call the office to reserve your order.
BARN SALE: Saturday Oct 2. Donation drop off is suspended for July to allow time for volunteers to sort donations. Thank you for the donations! Contact Jeff Bousche (845) 913-8434 for more information.
FOOD PANTRY: OPEN Mon. July 19 and Wed. July 21 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
PRELUDE Comptine d’un autre ete by Yann Tierson
played by Evan Closser of Connect Faith
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 23
Leader: The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. PEOPLE: He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; Leader: He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. PEOPLE: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. Leader: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ALL: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.
Gracious God, we come before you today to worship your message of love and grace to all creation. We ask you to open our hearts and minds to your word, and to be mindful of those who are not here today but are with us in spirit as we pray in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ.
CALL TO CONFESSION
We are all imperfect creatures who cannot help but fail despite our best intentions. Let us confess our sins together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Heavenly Father, we lower our heads before you and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are yours. Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there was no God and we fall short of being a credible witness to You. For these things we ask your forgiveness, and we also ask for your strength. Hold us to You and build our relationship with You and with those You have given us here on earth.
(A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Sisters and Brothers, believe in the Good News of the Gospels. In the name of our Lord, we are forgiven. Amen.
GLORIA PATRI Traditional, Second Century
PASSING OF THE PEACE
HYMN OF PRAISE O Love, How Broad How Deep How High!
The Chet Valley Churches of Norfolk, UK
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
OLD TESTAMENT 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Debby & Paul Hill
NEW TESTAMENT Ephesians 2:12-22
GOSPEL READING Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
SERMON “Touching and Healing” John Redman, CRE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Generous God who overwhelms us with goodness and mercy, we thank you for this day, giving us the gift of this life, calling us to be your people. When we are tempted to judge others harshly, remind us to forgive as we have been forgiven. When we feel paralyzed with doubt or awash in anxiety, grant us the peace that passes understanding. When we do not know what to do or where to turn, make your word a light unto our path so that we can take one step closer to Christ as he leads us in the way everlasting. And dearest Lord, place your healing hands on those we name here.
And Gracious God, keep in our hearts all those whose names you already know and who ask for healing in their own quiet ways and methods, and let us come together to pray as our Savior Jesus taught us 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.
OFFERTORY ANTHEM Teach Us (Adapted from Psalm 90)
Ike Sturm & Friends of Connect Faith
OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS
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.
PRAYER OF THANKS
DOXOLOGY Played by Dr. Kris Rizzotto
POSTLUDE Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag
Played on a 1924 upright and shot from inside the piano
INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME
John Redman, CRE
Mobile: (914) 474-0722
44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550
Phone: (845) 562-0954 Fax: (845) 562-0955