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  • John T. Redman, CRE

June 5 Worship

Hello Union Church Presbyterians,

Worship this Sunday, June 5 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,

MASKS are now mandatory in the Church and Fellowship Hall. Thank you.

Fellowship will be outside today and the next few weeks as Orange County and Union Church monitor COVID infections.


June 5, 2022 10:30 am


USHERS today are Dan Olson and James Phillips. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.

FELLOWSHIP HOSTS needed. 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 on June 12 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 6 and Wednesday, June 8 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 “Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song” arranged by James Biery


CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 104) Leader: O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. PEOPLE: When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground. Leader: May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works— PEOPLE: who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke. Leader: I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. PEOPLE: May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. ALL: Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!


God of power and might, who inspired a rag-tag group of apostles on that very first Day of Pentecost, fill us with your Spirit today; so that like them, we too may depart from this room refreshed and rekindled for our own journeys of faith and hope. This we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

**OPENING HYMN “Holy Spirit, Light Divine” RED # 302


We aren’t mere followers of Christ; we are called to be apostles of his message of mission and grace. Let us pray together.


God of comfort, we confess to you our tendency to feel alone and helpless, as though we’ve been forsaken. Forgive us, O God, and touch us with your Spirit that we receive not only a sense of direction, but also strength for the journey into the mission to which Christ calls us. In his holy name we pray. (A moment for silent personal confession)


The Prophets point us, the Gospels inspire us, and the epistles assure us of our continued forgiveness through the infinite love of our gracious God. Amen.

**GLORIA PATRI Avery & Marsh (Back of the Red hymnal)

**HYMN OF PRAISE “Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song” RED # 286


Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth. Make us hungry for this heavenly food, that it may nourish us today in the ways of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 11: 1-9


GOSPEL John 14:8-17

SERMON Filled with New Wine 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.


Invitation to the Table

Responsive Prayer and Hymn RED #821

(After each stanza of our Communion Prayer of Thanks, the congregation responds with Hymn #821)

Words of Institution

Concluding Prayer


**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (adapted by John Redman)

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.


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 Down, O Love Divine” setting by Wilbur Held

**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 “God Be in My Head” RED #837

BENEDICTION from the Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Uvalde, Texas on the night of May 25, 2022:

No matter where you go this night or who you are with, know that you are not alone. No matter whether you have the words to pray or you struggle to find them, know that you are heard. And know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you are held in God’s love and wrapped in God’s care and given God’s grace for the moment ahead — and for every single moment beyond. Amen.

POSTLUDE “O Day Full of Grace at Pentecost” arr. by Wayne L. Wold

(Scandinavian folk hymn)


John Redman, CRE

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44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

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