May 22 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, May 22 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 as Orange County and Union Church monitor COVID infections.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
May 22, 2022 10:30 am
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
USHERS today are Theresa Cotanche and Bob Beams. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today are Donna and Sue S. Hosts needed for June. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.
NOTE: Fellowship will be outside today and the next few weeks as Orange County and Union Church monitor COVID infections.
WELCOME The Stelling Family Ringers & Sue Young in honor of Diane Kay’s farewell.
OUTREACH – POTLUCK CANCELLED
We are sorry to announce that the Potluck is cancelled. The increase of Covid infections in Orange County has jumped from level green to red and is predicted to increase further in June. Session and Outreach have decided that cancelling the event is the safest option. We look forward to rescheduling the event again, possibly in the early Fall
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.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 25 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 Morning Has Broken Stelling Family Ringers & Sue Young
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 67) Leader: May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us. PEOPLE: that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. PEOPLE: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Leader: The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us. PEOPLE: May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.
O Christ, you are the bright morning star. You herald the dawn before we wake. We fall asleep awaiting your ascent over the eastern horizon. Yet all the night long, your light is rising in our hearts. Rouse us from our slumber, open the eyes of our souls, to see you as never before in our rejoicing of your life and love. Amen
**OPENING HYMN Shall We Gather at the River? Red #687
CALL TO CONFESSION
In our own stumbling fashion, we fail to live up to God’s call and commandments. Let us come before God as we confess together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of Love, we confess how casually we tend to take the fact of eternal life, and how easily we ignore what this enormous gift truly means. Waken us to a new reality of what we have received through Christ and deepen our appreciation and responsiveness to His message in ministry to the world. (A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Through the Good News of the Gospels, by the breath of the Holy Spirit our faith rises with us and we are forgiven. Amen.
**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.
**HYMN OF PRAISE Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Red # 62
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
O Lord, your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Give us grace to receive your truth in faith and love, and strength to follow on the path you set before us, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
READING FROM ACTS Acts 16:9-15 Libby Szymanowicz
NEW TESTAMENT Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
GOSPEL John 14:23-29
SERMON No More Night 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 To God Be the Glory Stelling Family Ringers & Sue Young
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 Lord, Let Us Now Depart in Peace Red # 842
May the Road rise up to meet you and the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
POSTLUDE For the Beauty of the Earth Stelling Family Ringers & Sue Young
John Redman, CRE
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