July 3 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, July 3 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections. We will be celebrating Communion this Sunday.
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 am, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
July 3, 2022 10:30 am
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
FLOWERS today are given by Edwina & Richard Smith to the glory of God and in memory of Joan Schuyler & Clayton Smith.
USHERS today are Jim Alber and Dan Olson. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS needed for July. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.
SURVEYS: If you received a Union Church survey by mail, please fill it out and mail back to the church. There are also surveys on the table in the narthex; completed surveys can be mailed, dropped off at the office, or in the offering plate. No need for names or return addresses! The information you share helps plan for the Fall. Thank you!
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!
BINO 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?
FALL FAIR drop-off every other Monday & Wednesday corresponding with Food Pantry and Sunday 10-12. NO clothes, NO electronics, and only furniture which can be carried by one person.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Wednesday, July 6 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 “Air” from the “Water Music Suite” Georg Friedrich Handel
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 66) Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; PEOPLE: sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise. Leader: Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you. PEOPLE: All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name."
Leader: Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals. PEOPLE: He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him, Leader: who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations-- let the rebellious not exalt themselves. PEOPLE: Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.
God of all Creation, who shapes the mountains and sets the course of streams, we are once again in awe of your power and majesty, in our wonder of the world, the beauty of the season, and the love and grace you show us every day, if we should only seek it out. Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” RED #73
CALL TO CONFESSION
Gracious God, as through Jesus you cured the sick and raised the dead, instill in us a measure of your divine compassion to treat human sufferings not just with a promise of future bliss, but through faith help to deliver health and life in the present. Let us pray together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we often minimize the suffering of others and offer platitudes and promises, mostly to make ourselves feel better about doing nothing. Forgive us and fill us with the compassion of Jesus, who turned faith against the powers of darkness, disease, and death, and brings us relief that can felt in the here and now, and in his name, we pray, Amen. (A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Our Lord is both merciful and generous. Our Lord is eternally forgiving us. As we seek a greater understanding, we are both blessed and forgiven.
**GLORIA PATRI Traditional, Red #805
**HYMN OF PRAISE “In the Cross of Christ I Glory, Towering o’er the Wrecks of Time”
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Gracious God, as we turn to your Word for us, may the Spirit of God rest upon us. Help us to be steadfast in our hearing, in our speaking, in our believing, and in our living. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 66:10-14
NEW TESTAMENT Galatians 6: 7-16
GOSPEL Luke 10: 1-7, 16-20
SERMON Bearing One Another’s Burdens 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.
COMMUNION HYMN “For the Bread Which You Have Broken” Red #772
Invitation to the Table
Great Prayer of Thanks
Words of Institution
Prayer of Conclusion
** PASSING OF THE PEACE
**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (from the Heidelberg Catechism, 1562)
I believe that the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and everything within, who still upholds and rules them by his eternal counsel and providence, is my God and Father because of Christ his Son. I trust him so much that I do not doubt he will provide whatever I need for body and soul, and he will turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this sad world. He is able to do this because he is almighty God; He desires to do this because he is a faithful Father. 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 “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy” arr. by Herbert Colvin
(American folk hymn, Red #451)
**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 “He Touched Me” Red #410
POSTLUDE “America, The Beautiful” arranged by Lee Erwin
John Redman, CRE
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