July 4 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, July 4 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.
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 4, 2021 10:30 am
SIXTH 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.
In person Fellowship starts today with lemonade and iced tea. Honoring Sophia Hyun and Jacob Johnston, Valedictorian and Salutatorian of NFA's class of 2021!
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.
FELLOWSHIP TIME Volunteers needed. Please contact the office for more information.
REMINDER: Summer services will continue at 10:30 am.
OFFICE CLOSED Monday, July 5 for Independence Day observed.
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 5 and Wed. July 7 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
PRELUDE by Schubert played by Joseph Bush
on The Union Church Piano
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 123
Leader: To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! PEOPLE: As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until he has mercy upon us. Leader: Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt. PEOPLE: Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.
Father of us all, we gather in your name to celebrate your goodness and grace for all your creations. In the warmth of summer sun, your light shines everywhere, in love for all people, offering the world salvation through Jesus Christ. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION
If we confess our sins and bring them unto the Lord, He will forgive us. With honest and humble hearts, let us call to mind the failings that are stored up in us no matter how big or small. Let us pray.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord, I am an incomplete being searching far and wide to be made whole. Though I try as hard as I can, I will never find completeness in the worldly things I acquire to fill the void. Help me to get to know you Lord. Fill my heart with the peace that goes beyond my understanding. Call to me, that I may come to you with a repentant heart. Help me to see that your kingdom has come near and that it is You, and only You, whom I’ve been looking for all along. (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 “America” The Union Ringers, August 2013
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 5: 1-5, 9-10 Libby Szymanowicz
NEW TESTAMENT 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
GOSPEL Mark 6:1-13
SERMON “How Does He Do that?” John Redman, CRE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
As we come to the prayers of the Church, Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth, AND Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit, through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers.
Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world. We know that you hear the prayers of each soul among us, and we point to those who suffer and grieve through the multitude of maladies that many contend with, or from the mental strain and stress that these times bring, from the pain of addiction to financial uncertainties, we know that you hear us. And dearest Lord, we ask for your healing touch on those we name here before you.
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.
COMMUNION HYMN Blessed Assurance Played by Joseph Bush
on The Union Church Piano
Invitation to the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
Prayer after Communion
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 Battle Hymn of the Republic Played by Joseph Bush
on The Union Church Organ
INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME
John Redman, CRE
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44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550
Phone: (845) 562-0954 Fax: (845) 562-0955