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ORDER OF WORSHIP, MAY 26, 2024

ORDER OF WORSHIP

MAY 26, 2024 10:30 AM

TRINITY SUNDAY

 

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                 “The God of Heaven”                                              Mary Lee Farris, Piano

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 29)

Leader: to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

PEOPLE: Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor.

Leader: The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over mighty waters.

PEOPLE: The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

PEOPLE: The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

Leader: The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

PEOPLE: May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

 

INVOCATION 

Holy Father, your gracious gift in Christ moves us to gather in worship. Stir our hearts once again with your Spirit, that we may find renewed energy to sing your praises and do your work, for our own needs and those of others. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

 

**OPENING HYMN              “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”                 



           Red #558                  

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

In our struggles with family, work, play, and life in general, we often forget the most important things in our lives, dear Lord. Let us come before you in confession.

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, hear our confession, for we still dwell in darkness. We are afflicted by our own inadequacy, and when perplexed, we despair that there may be no hope. When difficulties strike us, we feel forsaken. But we know that Christ resides like a treasure within us. Transform our whole beings to live in that truth.

(moment for silent personal confession)

 

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Children of God, as we are all your children, we thank you our heavenly parent for your continuing care and forgiveness, in the name of Jesus, we are forgiven. Amen.

 

**GLORIA PATRI                                                                                                      Red #805

 

**PASSING OF THE PEACE

 

**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - (from the Athanasian Creed of the Sixth Century)

We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the Glory equal, the Majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is; such is the Son; and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father infinite; the Son infinite; and the Holy Ghost infinite. The Father eternal; the Son eternal; and the Holy Ghost eternal. And yet they are not three eternals; but one eternal. Amen

 

**HYMN OF PRAISE            “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”           Red #2

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Gracious Lord, like Nicodemus, we come to the word with many questions. Like the Pharisees, we can be captivated by correctness, intent on right answers. As we turn to your word, Spirit of God, do not let our desire for information dominate our need for transformation. Let us hear the word and be moved to greater faith and obedience. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING                    Isaiah 6: 1-8                                      Libby Szymanowicz

NEW TESTAMENT READING                  Romans 8:12-17

GOSPEL READING                                    John 3: 1-17

 

SERMON:                             A Triple Winner                                                     John Redman, CRE

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

Gracious God, keep in our hearts all those whose names you already know and who ask for healing in their own quiet ways, let us pray together as our redeemer 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

 

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS 

It is right to share our abundance with those who have less or need more. May what we offer here help to be the answer of the prayers of others in the name of Jesus, Amen.

 

OFFERTORY                        “All Glory Be to God on High”       

 

**DOXOLOGY                      Traditional                                                                  Red #809

 

**PRAYER OF THANKS 

Gracious God, accept our gifts that they may be used wisely in your service for those who hunger, or thirst, or merely seek a greater understanding of your love. This we gratefully pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

**HYMN OF PARTING        “Spirit”                                                                        Blue #319     

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE                          “A Hymn of Glory Let us Sing”                   Mary Lee Farris, Piano

 

Blessings!

 

 

 

John Redman, CRE

Mobile: (914) 474-0722

Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

Phone: (845) 562-0954

 

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