November 6 Worship
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, November 6 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, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
November 6, 2022 10:30 AM
TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
USHERS today are Sue Sloat and Richard Smith. If you would like to usher in November or December, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today are Annie & Carl Schiller. Hosts needed for the remaining dates in November and December. Sign-up chart in Fellowship Hall.
HOLIDAY PIES! $15 for your choice of apple, pumpkin, blueberry, lemon, Black Forest cake, or cheesecake. To place an order, complete the form in the Narthex and return it to the office with payment. Orders are DUE THIS FRIDAY, Nov 11. Pickup is Wed, Nov 23.
PHOTO DIRECTORY: Starting Sunday, Nov 20 Outreach will begin taking pictures of individuals and families, during Fellowship Hour after services, for the new photo directory.
LOAVES & FISHES THANKSGIVING: We, as a church family, are blessed in so many ways and can help those less fortunate. Please sign-up in the Narthex and take a bag and/or food list. Tip: Walmart and Aldi's have the best prices. Bags are DUE NEXT SUNDAY, Nov 13 so the Deacons can bring them to the distribution site.
SAVE THE DATES:
Sat-Sun, Nov 5-6, 11-13, and 18-20 Pastor John will be appearing at Cornerstone Theatre Arts in Goshen in GREETINGS!, a comedy about a devout family encountering their son’s Jewish atheist fiancé for a Christmas visit and the arguments and understandings and the minor miracle that happen. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved at 845-294-4188.
Sun, Nov 13: INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING Service at 4 pm at Calvary Church. Join us for music from the combined choirs and bell choir, and a look at their newly refurbished building. Refreshments available afterwards.
Sun, Dec 11: HOLIDAY LUNCHEON after worship, sponsored by the Board of Deacons. Afterwards join us for a special musical program by Jonathan Hall of Goshen Presbyterian church, concluding with a Carol Sing.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Nov 7 and Wednesday, Nov 9 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
If you have individual prayer requests, please write them on prayer cards in the pews and bring them up or give them to an usher during the prelude.
**Kindly stand if you are able
PRELUDE “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” John Henry Hopkins
(Follow along: Blue #364)
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 98) Leader: O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. PEOPLE: The LORD has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. Leader: He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. PEOPLE: Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Leader: Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy PEOPLE: at the presence of the LORD, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
O God, we gaze at creation and behold goodness; we hear your words and discover righteousness. Your love is boundless and your care without limits. We enter our sanctuary to give you honor and glad adoration. Please receive our worship and humble thanksgiving. Amen.
**OPENING HYMN “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” Red #642
MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
CALL TO CONFESSION
Even as we try to love our neighbors as ourselves, we don’t always measure up to heaven’s standards. But our God is not only loving but merciful. Let us confess together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of Compassion, we admit that we have difficulty following even your most simplified law. Teach us by your grace and spirit to love both you and one another more perfectly and more abundantly, to know your love and forgiveness both in this life and in the Kingdom to come. In the blessed name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
(a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
By the word of Scripture, the grace of God’s love, and the sheer beauty of the creation around us, we know we are forgiven.
**HYMN OF PRAISE “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above” Red # 50
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
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.
OLD TESTAMENT Job 19:23-27 John Safran
GOSPEL Luke 20:27-38
SERMON God of the Living 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.
COMMUNION HYMN “For the Bread Which You Have Broken” Red #772
Invitation to the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
Prayer after Communion
**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.
OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We can hoard the gifts with which you bless us, God of generosity, or we can share them with others. May what we offer in these moments be the very blessing, the very hope, the very peace others need. This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
OFFERTORY “Shall We Gather at the River?” arr. by John Ness Beck
**DOXOLOGY Traditional, Blue #592
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 “How Great Thou Art” Red #21
POSTLUDE “For All the Saints Who From their Glory Rest!”
Ralph Vaughan Williams
John Redman, CRE
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