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ORDER OF WORSHIP JANUARY 14, 2024

ORDER OF WORSHIP

JANUARY 14, 2024 10:30 AM

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY

 

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

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 139)

Leader: O LORD, you have searched me and known me.

PEOPLE: You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.

Leader: You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my

ways.

PEOPLE: Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.

Leader: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your

works; that I know very well.

PEOPLE: My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Leader: In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of

them as yet existed.

PEOPLE: How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of

them!

 

INVOCATION

God of deliverance, our arms are uplifted to your honor and our eyes are opened to behold your blessings. You are merciful in providing us this haven of faith; you are

caring and know our needs. Send forth your spirit, and touch all who worship before

you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

           

**OPENING HYMN                          “Here I Am, Lord”                              Blue #525

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

We try and try, and we somehow never try hard enough to fulfill God’s expectations and

or sometimes even our own. Let us confess our shortcomings together.

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of loving kindness, we confess that we are not always attentive to you word or your

will. Forgive us our hardness of hearing and heart; open our ears and our souls to your

bidding. Help us to realize in our depths that that all goodness we possess comes from

you, and from the example of Christ. In his name we pray, Amen

(a moment for silent personal confession)

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Sisters and Brothers, we struggle and wrestle with our own shortcomings, but in coming

to our God they are forgiven by the grace of Jesus, Amen.

 

**GLORIA PATRI                                                                                          Red #805

 

**AFFIRMATIONOF FAITH. APOSTLES CREED (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           “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”                Red #295

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Guide us, O God, by your Word, and Holy Spirit, that in your light we may see light, in

your truth find freedom, and in your will discover peace; through Christ our Lord, Amen

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING 1                 Samuel 3:1-10         Debby and Paul Hill

EPISTLE READING 1                                  Corinthians 6:12-20

GOSPEL READING                                     John 1:43-51

 

SERMON MESSAGE          Come and See                      John Redman, CRE

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Gracious God, keep in our hearts all those whose names you already know and who

ask for healing in their own quiet ways, as we join together in our most sacred of sacraments, your Holy Communion.

 

COMMUNION HYMN:        “Let Us Break Bread Together”                  RED #776

 

HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation to the Table

Communion Prayer of Thanksgiving

Words of Institution

Prayer after Communion

 

**PASSING OF THE PEACE

 

 

 

 

 

LORD’S PRAYER

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            “Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken”

 

**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, We Worship and Adore You”           Red #832

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE:

 

 

 

 

 

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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