October 16 - Jazz Worship Sunday
Hello Union Church Presbyterians,
Worship this Sunday, October 16 will be in-person and streamed on YouTube to view at home. We will share prayers, songs, and reflections.
Join us for worship with a Jazzy twist, featuring professional musicians from the Hudson Valley. Come and hear familiar church music as you've never heard it before!
YouTube broadcast will begin at 10:25 AM, https://www.youtube.com/user/NewburghPresby
ORDER OF WORSHIP
October 16, 2022 10:30 AM
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SPECIAL JAZZ SUNDAY WORSHIP
LECTERN FLOWERS today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of her husband John, from Marylin Mazza.
CHANCEL FLOWERS today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mabel Smith from Richard & Edwina Smith.
USHERS today are Theresa Cotanche and Sue Sloat. If you would like to usher, contact Dan Olson.
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS today are Sheila and Alana. Thank you to everyone who signed up to host.
CHRISTIAN ED: October 30, children are welcome to wear their costumes and will enjoy decorating harvest festival cookies.
HOLIDAY PIES! $15 for your choice of apple, pumpkin, blueberry, lemon, Black Forest cake, or cheesecake. To place an order, please complete the form in the Narthex and return it to the office with payment. Orders are due Fri, Nov 11. Pickup is Wed, Nov 23.
OUTREACH: PHOTO DIRECTORY
Dan and Karen Olson will begin photographing church members in October.
LOAVES & FISHES THANKSGIVING Baskets: Last year, over 650 food baskets and turkeys were distributed, providing Thanksgiving for more than 2800 people in the community. Sign-up chart in the Narthex.
FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday, Oct 24 and Wednesday, Oct 26 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 Rise and Shine Calypso (instrumental) What a Friend We Have in Jesus Gabriele (vocal)
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.
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.
PEOPLE: All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
PEOPLE: Make praises to the Lord with the lyre, with and the sound of melody.
Leader: With trumpets and the sound of the horn
ALL: make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.
Parent of us all, we gather in your name to celebrate with music, psalms, and song, showing your gifts to us, your children in this world and in all those worlds to come. Smile upon us with joy and fellowship. Amen.
MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
CALL TO CONFESSION
We always resolve to do better, but we somehow manage to fail at one point or another. Let us come together in our prayer of confession and our request for understanding.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Dearest Lord, we confess our shortcomings even as we ask your forgiveness for them. Bring us closer to you that we may gain a greater understanding and your infinite power and wisdom as we each continue on our journeys of faith. Amen.
(a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
There is no greater love than the love of our Creator for the children of God. In the name of our Creator, we are forgiven.
**HYMN OF PRAISE He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands Red #518
**PASSING OF THE PEACE
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.
OLD TESTAMENT Psalm 66
GOSPEL John 17: 4-8
MESSAGE FOR TODAY
Amazing Grace vocal: Gabriele featured This Little Light of Mine shuffle drums: Bryan Kopchak featured Awake Awake and Greet the New Morn 3/4 bass: Earl Sauls featured How Great Thou Art – swing piano: JVT featured
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
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 Oh Happy Day Gabriele, vocal
**DOXOLOGY (Avery & Marsh Back of Red Hymnal)
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 Precious Lord, Take My Hand Red # 63 (slow 3/4)
POSTLUDE Going Home – swing instrumental
John Redman, CRE
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