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  • John T. Redman, CRE

June 26 Worship

Hello Union Church Presbyterians,

Worship this Sunday, June 26 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,

MASKS are MANDATORY in the Church and Fellowship Hall due to COVID-19 cases rising once again. Thank you.


June 26, 2022 10:30 am


FLOWERS today are in loving memory of Antoinette Bousché and Jane McCambridge Birthdays. They are Jeff and Estelle’s parents who were born on the 20th and 21st of June.

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

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

LAST WEEK for ORGAN FUNDRAISING Month! 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. Contribution can be put it in your offering envelope or simply put it in the basket at Fellowship Hour!

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.


**Kindly stand if you are able

PRELUDE “Come All Christians, Be Committed” (Beach Spring)

(please follow the text of Red #578) arr. by Dale Wood


CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 16) Leader: Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. PEOPLE: I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." Leader: As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight. PEOPLE: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage. Leader: I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. PEOPLE: Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. Leader: You show me the path of life.

PEOPLE: In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


Creator God, we marvel in awe of the expansiveness of your creation. Your margins of diversity are boundless, and for that, we thank you. Each of our beloved siblings are beautifully and wonderfully made, all in Your image. Teach us to love people, just as they are, and embrace their identity fully, as you have embraced us. Amen.

**OPENING HYMN We Are Called to be God’s People Red #710


We sometimes see our God as a distant figure, other times as a close friend. Know that our Lord can be everything to everyone as we look for understanding and we come together in Prayer.


Almighty and all-merciful God, we confess to you our tendency to hold our image of you as an intimate friend, and to forget your role as sovereign of the universe. Forgive us we pray and fill us with an appropriate sense of awe and wonder at your power and creative majesty. As we draw nearer to you in understanding, let us worship and know you for who you are, not for what we may want you to be. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. (A moment for silent personal confession)


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 We Are All One in Mission Blue #435



I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was born of a young peasant woman, trained as a carpenter, and baptized by His cousin John. He taught many, He healed many, and He angered many. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He defeated death and He offers us grace and love in the name of God the Father Almighty; from that time through all time to come. I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit; the universal Church of Christ; the Communion of sharing our gifts with others; the forgiveness of our sins; the Grace of God’s love, and that each soul may have life everlasting. Amen.


Gracious God, give us humble, teachable, and obedient hearts, that we may receive what you have revealed, and do what you have commanded. Help us to see all your children as our sisters and brothers, created to be one in faith. Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT 2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14 Cathy McCarty

NEW TESTAMENT Galatians 5:1, 13-25

GOSPEL Luke 9:51-62

SERMON We Are All One, in Mission and in Life 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:

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.


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 “Will You Come and Follow me if I but call your Name?” John Bell

(hymn from the Iona Community of Northern Scotland)

**DOXOLOGY Avery & Marsh (Back of the Red hymnal)


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 The Bond of Love Red #696


May the sun warm your face each morning and the afternoon rains touch your gardens with growth. And as you stand in the light of the setting sun, may the rainbow stretch out over the heavens above us all. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” Red #561


John Redman, CRE

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Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

Phone: (845) 562-0954 Fax: (845) 562-0955

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