Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, June 12 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
MASKS are now mandatory in the Church and Fellowship Hall. Thank you.
Fellowship will be outside today and the next few weeks.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
June 12, 2022 10:30 am
FLOWERS today are given by Sue & Dave Young to the glory of God and in memory of our dads, Elmer and Irving.
USHERS today are Alana Gervais and Jim Alber. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today is Music & Worship to celebrate Organ Fundraising Month. Hosts needed for Summer. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.
Fellowship will be outside today and the next few weeks as Orange County and Union Church monitor COVID infections.
ORGAN Fundraising Month in JUNE! Our beautiful organ needs regular maintenance, tuning, and on occasion a major repair, all at significant expense. Worship and Music will host coffee hour TODAY to commemorate our organ and support the fundraiser. Please consider a donation to keep our organ healthy and able to continue providing beautiful music.
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!
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 22 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
**Kindly stand if you are able
PRELUDE Choral Prelude on “Nicaea” By Healy Willan
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 8) Leader: O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. PEOPLE: Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. Leader: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; PEOPLE: what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Leader: You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, PEOPLE: all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. Leader: O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Great Sprit God, who never leaves us helpless or hopeless for long, inspire us with your life-giving divine presence. Like those first disciples, may we be moved from being mere followers of Christ to becoming true apostles of his message in mission for our world. In his name we pray, Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “Come, Now Almighty King” Red #5
CALL TO CONFESSION
Help fill us with a sense of God’s saving presence, that our daily lives may reflect our rebirth from heaven above and help lead others to our God. Let us confess together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Most blessed God, we confess that we often turn our faith into a fixed set of creeds and confessions, easily uttered but far removed from life. Forgive us, we pray. Help us to see such doctrines not as objective statements of truth about a far-off reality, but as a declaration of our intimacy with you and Christ by the works of your Spirit. In Jesus name we pray. (A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
The mysteries of the Trinity sometimes evade our understanding, but God’s forgiveness is always understood and welcomed. In the name of Jesus, we are forgiven.
**GLORIA PATRI Avery & Marsh (Back of the Red hymnal)
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!” Red #2
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Athanasian Creed)
We worship one God in trinity and the Trinity in unity, neither confusing the persons nor dividing the divine being.
For the Father is one person, the Son is another, and the Spirit is still another.
But the deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one, equal in glory, coeternal in majesty.
What the Father is, the Son is, and so is the Holy Spirit.
The Father is infinite; the Son is infinite; the Holy Spirit is infinite.
Eternal is the Father; eternal is the Son; eternal is the Spirit: And yet there are not three eternal beings, but one who is eternal; as there are not three uncreated and unlimited beings, but one who is uncreated and unlimited.
And in this Trinity, no one is before or after, greater or less than the other; but all three persons are in themselves, coeternal and coequal; and so we must worship the Trinity in unity and the one God in three persons.
For as the rational soul and body are one person, so the one Christ is God and man. He suffered death for our salvation. He descended into hell and rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
At his coming all people shall rise bodily to give an account of their own deeds.
Those who have done good will enter eternal life, those who have done evil will enter eternal fire.
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 Proverbs 8: 22-31 Theresa Cotanche
NEW TESTAMENT Romans 5: 1-5
GOSPEL John 16: 12-15
SERMON Poured Into Our Hearts 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 “Holy, Holy, Holy!” Setting by Robert Buckley Farlee
**DOXOLOGY Avery & Marsh (Back of the Red hymnal)
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 “For the Beauty of the Earth” Red #353
POSTLUDE “The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God” Benedetto Marcello
John Redman, CRE
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