Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, October 10 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
October 10, 2021 10:30 am
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
We are glad that you are joining us today and hope you feel God’s blessings. If you do not have a church home, we sincerely invite you to be a part of the Union Church fellowship.
MASKS REQUIRED, regardless of vaccination status.
Reminder: The per capita is $38.83 for each member. Union Church greatly appreciates the support of each member paying their per capita. Thank you.
USHERS today are Alana Gervais and Kathy Barry
Thank you to all the volunteer ushers who signed up for September and October. If you would like to usher, contact Dan and Karen Olson.
FELLOWSHIP TIME HOSTS NEEDED for October & November.
Hosting can be simple. Host with a friend! Use the signup chart in the Fellowship Hall or call the office (845) 562-0954.
CHRISTIAN ED: Sunday School beings TODAY. Please complete a registration form and return to the office. For more info, call the office (845) 562-0954.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is right around the corner. Packing Party Sunday, Nov 7. Information will be posted on the Union Facebook page. For more info, contact Yvette Pickard
NEXT Sunday, Oct 17 at 2PM Dr. Jonathan Hall, Music Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, will present a recital of traditional and contemporary organ works specially selected for the “personality” of the Union Church organ.
BARN SALE: THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped makes this year’s Barn Sale a success! The sale made $5,479.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Oct 30 Chicken Parmesan dinner. Pick-up ONLY. Dinner includes chicken parm, salad, and bread for $10; dessert for $2. Call the church office 562-0954 to reserve.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Oct 11 and Wednesday, Oct 12 from 9:30-11:30 am. Serving LOTS of people! If you would like to help, contact Kathy or Debby.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
PRELUDE Immortal, Invisible (Organ variation)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Reader: From north and south, from east and west, we come
PEOPLE: God's people called to the Table where simple grace nourishes us.
Reader: From down the street to across town, from single households to apartment dwellers
PEOPLE: God's people are called to community, where we live and serve one another.
Reader: From every class, every race, every status; from gentle babes in arms to elders with overflowing hearts.
PEOPLE: God's people are called to witness to God's hope, to offer peace to a shattered world.
God of the ages, who care for your children spans generations, we praise and adore you. You teach us that Christ calls us to enter your covenant and that you open your Kingdom.
OPENING HYMN Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me RED #556
CALL TO CONFESSION
So much light in our world, yet we choose darkness; so many paths to take, and we go down the wrong ones, so much good we could do, and all we do is offer empty words. Let us bring our lives and hearts to our God, who is our help and hope, in this and every moment. Let us pray together, saying:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God who creates us, Christ who redeems us, Spirit who renews us, hear our confession. We hide from you when we should heed you; we neglect your voice. Disobedience hinders our faith; we claim that others mislead us when we stray from your will, but it is our doing. Have mercy upon us and grant us your forgiveness. (A moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Brothers and Sisters, believe in the Good News of the Gospel; in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. ALL: Thanks be to God! Amen.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
APOSTLES CREED (As 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.
HYMN OF PRAISE Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise RED #62
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Prepare our hearts, O God, to accept your Word. Silence in us any voices but your own, so that we may hear your Word and understand it; focus our hearts to live within it, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PSALTER Psalm 22: 1-15 Rob Ferguson EPISTLE Hebrews 4: 12-16
GOSPEL Mark 10: 17-31
MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
SERMON The Eye of the Needle John Redman, CRE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
God of all ages, and of every generation, whose wisdom extends beyond the horizon and whose care reaches the farthest depths of the sea, we give thinks that we live in the shelter of your encompassing love. We hear how nothing, not even death itself, can separate us from living eternally in your presence. Help us to accept the hand of Jesus Christ, extended to us to keep us from falling by the wayside of false pride, avarice, or self-deception. Let our faltering steps be strengthened by his example to suffer death on our behalf, so that we can then walk boldly with him and in his name. And we ask for the special touch of your healing hands on those named 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.
OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS
The offering plate is at the rear of the sanctuary and 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 Grace of Jesus.
OFFERTORY All Glory be to God on High setting by Johann Gottfried Walther
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 The Church of Christ of Every Age BLUE #421
Pastor: God sends us into the world, PEOPLE: so we may see Jesus at work in all the desolate places. Pastor As one with compassion, Jesus calls, PEOPLE: so we may follow him to those who live on the fringe of life. Pastor: The Spirit opens our ears and our hearts, PEOPLE: so we may hear the cries looking for hope
Pastor: In the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior,
POSTLUDE All Creatures of Our God and King Robert Hobby
INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP TIME
John Redman, CRE
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