May 8 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, May 8 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
ORDER OF WORSHIP
May 8, 2022 10:30 am
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
USHERS today are Donna Trafagander and Sue Sloat. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today are Jim, Jeff, and Merle. Hosts needed for May and June. Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.
When Sue Young went in to collect the Prom Dresses from church, there were 7 more for a total of 22 lovely prom dresses! We are thrilled with this success, and we thank all who donated to this project. We extend our appreciation and thanks to Sue Young for her work in organizing, contacting, and getting the prom dresses to NFA!
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 5 following Church Services!
End of School Year Celebration & Old-Fashioned Potluck Luncheon
Bring your favorite dish to share and be ready to enjoy visits with friends and family, play games, thank our food pantry volunteers, and honor Pastor John for his hard work on behalf of our congregation. All are welcome! Plus, we would like each of you to extend this invitation to a family or friend and bring them along (they do not need to bring food). We will have invitations available for guests in the Narthex soon.
Don’t forget to sign up and tell us what dish you are bringing and how many will be attending with you. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
We look forward to seeing you! The Outreach Committee, Deacons, & Christian Ed
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 11 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 “Thine Is the Glory” arr. by Robert Hobby
(from JUDAS MACCABEUS by Handel)
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 95) Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! PEOPLE: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Leader: the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. PEOPLE: In his hand are the depths of the earth the heights of the mountains are his also.
Leader: The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. PEOPLE: Come, let us worship, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
In the love for our mothers, we come to this day in honoring them for their warmth and wisdom, for their care and concern for their dedication to us and our siblings. Praise be to all our mothers on this day of love and honor. Amen
**OPENING HYMN “Jesus Shall Reign, Where’er the Sun” Red #745
CALL TO CONFESSION
The face of God is always turned toward us, even though we often don’t see it. Let us look to our God as we come closer to him through confession.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of loving kindness, forgive us our dishonesty to ourselves and to you. Activate our hearts with your truth, and instill in us the image of the Good Shepherd to guide and inspire us in caring for one another in the true spirit of love and grace, In Jesus’ name, Amen. (A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
The love of our mothers is outmatched only by the endless love of our Lord God, by whom and in the name of Jesus, we are forgiven. Amen.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for Erin Lyn Hannon, Daughter of Brittany Lyn and Ryan Michael Hannon, and sister to Brooks Michael and Connor John.
Daniella DeGeorge and Collin Quinn stand with Erin and her family with the promise to demonstrate for her the love and light our Lord has shown all of us.
**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 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak” Red #574
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 Psalm 23 Rob Ferguson
NEW TESTAMENT Revelation 7:9-17
GOSPEL John 10: 22-30
SERMON My Sheep Hear My Voice 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 “Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing” J. Wayne Kerr
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 “Near to the Heart of God” Red #542
POSTLUDE “I Know that My Redeemer Lives!” setting by Michael Burkhardt
John Redman, CRE
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