June 19 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, June 19 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 19, 2022 10:30 am
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
CHANCEL FLOWERS today are given by Paul & Debby Hill to the glory of God and in honor of our 56th wedding anniversary.
LECTURN FLOWERS today are given by Janet Simmons to the glory of God and in loving memory of my son, Michael J. Simmons.
USHERS today are Paul Hill and Jim Alber. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today is the Music & Worship Committee.
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. 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 Chorale Prelude on “ST PETER” Healey Willan
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 42) Leader: As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. PEOPLE: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? Leader: My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, "Where is your God?" PEOPLE: These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving. Leader: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help PEOPLE: and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon. Leader: Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your cataracts; all your waves and your billows have gone over me. PEOPLE: By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
Creator God, enter with us in Holy worship as we come to sit at your feet, as we seek to know even a part of that grace you offer each of us, and as we struggle to find the understanding that is your central core and to bring just a bit of it into our own lives. Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “In Christ There Is No East or West” Red #697
CALL TO CONFESSION
We are always reconciled by the loving arms of Jesus, who accepts us always as we are. Let us accept others in that same manner as we pray together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
do, we still do anyway. Forgive us, Lord. Touch us with your grace and your Spirit, so that our works may reflect your presence in our lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
(A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
From the abundance of God’s own righteousness, and infinite love and understanding we are forgiven, in the name of Christ our Savior, Amen.
**GLORIA PATRI Avery & Marsh (Back of the Red hymnal)
**HYMN OF PRAISE Hope of the World Red #434
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH, APOSTLES CREED (Traditional)
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy catholic Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
God, source of all light, by your Word you give light to the soul. Pour out on us the spirit of wisdom and understanding that our hearts and minds may be opened. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 65:1-9 John Safran
NEW TESTAMENT Galatians 3: 23-29
GOSPEL Luke 8: 26-39
SERMON “My Name is Legion” 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 “There is a Balm in Gilead” African-American spiritual Red #611
**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 “May the Grace of Christ Our Savior” Red # 841
POSTLUDE “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!” arr. by Herbert Colvin
John Redman, CRE
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