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ORDER OF WORSHIP, FEBRUARY 25, 2024




ORDER OF WORSHIP

FEBRUARY 25, 2024 10:30 AM

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

 

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             “Hear My Cry”                           

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 22)

Leader: You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him; stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

PEOPLE: For he did not despise the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.

Leader: All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the

families of the nations shall worship before him.

PEOPLE: For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.

Leader: Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord,

PEOPLE: And proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he

has done it.

 

INVOCATION

Eternal God, we come rejoicing with gladness of heart, singing your praises, and

adoring your wondrous gifts of creation. The dawn comes earlier each day as we rise to greet the good news of the Gospel. Dwell here among us, Creator Spirit, as we seek to worship you in thought, word and deed. Amen.

 

**OPENING HYMN         “Be Thou My Vison”                            Red #532

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

In this Season of Lent, we are reminded of our shortcomings as we reflect on the gifts of our God and our often times poor attempts at reconciliation. Let us confess our sins:

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, in gracious love you care for the creatures of the earth; in steadfast love you

keep your promise. But we, who so quickly embrace your covenant, just as quickly

betray it; and we, from whom you desire worship, too often offer only scorn. For

keeping your promise in the greatness of your mercy, we sing your praise, Lord; and for accepting and then spurning your covenant in the depths of our sins, we ask your

forgiveness. Amen

(moment for silent personal confession)

 

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Fellow travelers in faith, let us strive together for a greater understanding of God’s love and for his overwhelming forgiveness. Amen

 

**HYMN OF PRAISE      “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”       Red #73

 

**PASSING OF THE PEACE

 

**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  (As Adapted by John T. Redman, CRE)

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.

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

God of mercy, you promised never to break your covenant with us. Amid all the

changing words of our generation, speak your eternal Word that does not change. Then may we respond to your gracious promises with faithful and obedient lives; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING            Genesis 17: 1-7              John Safran

EPISTLE READING                           Romans 4: 18-24

GOSPEL READING                           Mark 8: 31-38

 

SERMON MESSAGE     Hoping Against Hope               John Redman, CRE

         

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

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 

May what we offer here be of our own hearts and dedicated to the service of our faith

and our mission to others as they become the blessings and hope that others need and pray for in their own lives. This we pray in the name of Jesus.  Amen

 

OFFERTORY        “The God of Abraham Praise“  

 

**DOXOLOGY                Traditional                                Red #809

 

PRAYER OF THANKS 

Lord God, we thank you for these gifts. As we follow in faith, may we find ways to honor you by giving of our treasure, our time and our talents to glorify you and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

**CLOSING HYMN         “Lord, Let Us now Depart in Peace”     Red #842

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE:         “Lift High the Cross”                           Mary Lee Farris, Piano

 

 

 

 

Blessings!

John Redman, CRE

Mobile: (914) 474-0722

Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

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

 


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