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November 28 Worship

Hello Union Church Presbyterians,


Worship this Sunday, November 28 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections.


HOW TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE: YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 am.

For ALL devices: https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby



ORDER OF WORSHIP

Union Church, Newburgh NY

November 28, 2021 10:30 am

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


USHERS today are Janice Anderson and Sheila O'Donnell

Thank you to all the volunteer ushers who signed up for November and December. Ushers still needed for Christmas service. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.


FELLOWSHIP TIME HOSTS today are Donna Trafagander and Jane Miller

Hosting can be simple. Host with a friend! Signup chart in the Fellowship Hall.


REMINDER: PER CAPITA is $38.83 for each member. Union Church greatly appreciates the support of each member paying their per capita. Thank you!


OUTREACH Meeting TODAY after Fellowship in the Parlor.


THE JOSHUA TREE this year will once again provide Food Pantry recipients with personal items that will free up cash for them to buy gifts for their families. There will be 88 ornaments. Gifts will include, dish soap, liquid hand soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, bags of candy and boxes of cookies. Please return the ornament with the donation so the Deacons can keep track of ornaments left to be returned.


SAVE THE DATES:

Sunday, Dec 12 Union Church presents Tower Trio Concert at 2PM, followed by a Carol sing in the garden (weather permitting).


Sunday, Dec 19 Living Nativity from 5-6:30PM in front of the church.


Friday, Dec 24 Christmas Eve service with Communion at 5PM (This is a brief service.)


FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Dec 6 and Wednesday, Dec 8 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 “Prepare the Royal Highway!” arr. by Paul Manz

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE The Pickard Family


CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 25)

Leader: Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

PEOPLE: Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

Leader: Be mindful of your mercy, O LORD, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

PEOPLE: Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

Leader: He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

PEOPLE: All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.


INVOCATION

Gracious God, as we enter this Season of Advent, guide our anticipation of the glorious birth of Jesus with the real reason for this season of joy and celebration and guide us in keeping that message close to one another and to our families. In joyful anticipation, Amen.


MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES


**OPENING HYMN “Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Astounds Us” Blue #17


CALL TO CONFESSION

Advent reminds us of all that is joyful, but we need to remember that we are still cloaked in unavoidable sins and transgressions that we may not even be aware of. Let us confess our sins together.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Lord, we are incomplete beings searching far and wide to be made whole. Though we try as hard as we might, we will never find completeness in the worldly things we acquire to fill the void. Fill our hearts with the peace that goes beyond all understanding. Call to us, that we may come to you with repentant hearts. Help all to see that your kingdom has come near and that it is You, and only You, whom we’ve been searching for all along. Amen. (a moment for silent personal confession)


ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

In the journey of this season, we approach the Holidays almost as Joseph and Mary approaching Bethlehem. And in that spirit of new beginnings, we are forgiven. Amen.

**GLORIA PATRI


**PASSING OF THE PEACE


**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 “Jesus Comes with Clouds Descending” Blue #6


PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Gracious God, as we turn to your Word for us, may the Spirit of God rest upon us. Help us to be steadfast in our hearing, in our speaking, in our believing, and in our living. Amen.


SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT Jeremiah 31: 27-28, 31-34 Cathy McCarty

EPISTLE 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13

GOSPEL Luke 21: 25-31


SERMON Something’s Coming John Redman, CRE


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Gracious God, you tell us through Christ to be ready since we don’t know when the hour will come. Keep us from putting off until another time the discipline that will make us better disciples. Surround us with those who have made similar commitments, so that they may teach us as we learn from each other. As we each go to be about our own tasks, continue to guide us and be behind us to prod us as we seek for you to live within us, as God of Creation, as Christ who keeps from falling, and as the Holy Spirit in whose name we take our faith. And we ask for your special healing touch for those we name here:


Gracious God, keep in our hearts all those whose names you already know and who ask for healing in their own quiet ways, and let us join to pray as Jesus taught us, 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 “Comfort, Comfort These My People” Genevan psalter, arr. Burkhardt


**DOXOLOGY


PRAYER OF THANKS

Gracious God, accept our gifts in tribute, they be put to good and purposeful use in assisting those in greater need even as we seek to serve you and our community and the greater world. This we gratefully pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.


**HYMN OF PARTING “People, Look East” Blue #12


BENEDICTION

The Lord Bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.


CLOSING VOLUNTARY “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying!” setting by Michael Burkhardt


INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME



Blessings!

John Redman, CRE

john.t.redman@gmail.com

Mobile: (914) 474-0722


Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

https://www.newburghpresby.org/

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

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