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  • John T. Redman, CRE

July 24 Worship

Hello Union Church Presbyterians,

Worship this Sunday, July 24 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,


July 24, 2022 10:30 am


USHERS today are Richard Smith and Sue Sloat. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.

FELLOWSHIP HOSTS needed for summer. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.

SAVE THE DATES: Pastor John appearing in “Moon Over Buffalo”, a hilarious comedy/farce at the Playhouse at Museum Village in Monroe, July 23-24.


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, Aug 1 Wednesday, Aug 3 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.


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 “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens” arr. by Dale Wood


CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 138)

Leader: I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; PEOPLE: I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. Leader: On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. PEOPLE: All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth. Leader: They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. PEOPLE: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. Leader: The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;

PEOPLE: your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever!


You made us from the very dust that You created. Then You did the most wondrous of all things, you made us in Your image and breathed life into us. We thank you for our lives today and we pray that you continue to sustain us each day. From Your heavenly place accept our prayers and our praise. Amen.

**OPENING HYMN “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” Red #715


Losing our way is easy for us. Finding it back is more difficult until we see the pathway our Lord has laid out for us. Let us come closer to God through our prayer of confession.


God of compassion, we know that we often do not embody the love of Christ and the power of the Spirit that we should. We put up barriers against others and by that, barriers that prevent us from being closer to you. Forgive us our failings and fill us with your spirit until we want no more. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

(a moment for silent personal confession)


The peace of Christ has united us in faith and his grace has reconciled us to our creator. And as we dwell with Christ let us receive the forgiveness for our sins.

**GLORIA PATRI Traditional, Red #807


**HYMN OF PRAISE “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying” Red #629


Almighty God, in you are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Open our eyes that we may see the wonders of your Word; and give us grace that we may clearly understand and freely choose the way of your wisdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 18: 20-32 Rob Furguson

GOSPEL Luke 11: 1-13

SERMON As He Taught Us to Pray John Redman, CRE


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:

Father of ours, the one in the skies, it must be sanctified, the name of yours.

It must show up, this realm of yours.

It must happen, this desire of yours: as in sky also on earth.

This bread of ours, the existing upon, give us this day.

Also, let go for us those debts of ours, as even we ourselves let go of those debtors of ours.

Also, you might not want to bring us as far as a trial.

Instead, draw us toward Yourself away from this worthless worry.


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 “Our Father Who in the Heavens Art” Johann Sebastian Bach

(Vater Unser, Blue #590)

**DOXOLOGY Traditional, Red #808


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 “Sweet Hour of Prayer” Red #623


POSTLUDE “Lord, Listen to your Children Praying” Red #629


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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