Fall Worship at Union Presbyterian Church
Sep
15
to Nov 24

Fall Worship at Union Presbyterian Church

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
     Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is God who made us, and we belong to the Lord;
    we are God’s people, and the sheep of God’s pasture.

Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving,
    and the holy courts with praise.
    Give thanks to the Lord, bless God’s name.

For the Lord is good;
    whose steadfast love endures forever,
    and whose faithfulness extends to all generations. ~Psalm 100

View Event →

Summer Worship at Union Presbyterian Church
Jun
16
to Sep 1

Summer Worship at Union Presbyterian Church

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house,
ever singing your praise.
Psalm 84:1-4

View Event →
Easter People: The One With a Loving Heart
May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Easter People: The One With a Loving Heart

Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, “Please come to us without delay.” ~Acts 9:36-38

Image: “The Raising of Tabitha: Sketch” by Guercino (1591-1666), courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Easter People: The One Who Had An Unsettling Vision
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Easter People: The One Who Had An Unsettling Vision

Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am, Lord.” The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul…” ~ Acts 9:10-11

Image: “Ananias Restoring the Sight of Saint Paul” by Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669), courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Easter People: The One Who Doubted?
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Easter People: The One Who Doubted?

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” ~John 20:24-25

Image: “Apostle Saint Thomas” by El Greco (1541-1614), courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Festive Easter Worship
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Festive Easter Worship

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. ~John 20:18

Image: Crown and Lilies, Stained Glass Window from 1907 (present day) Union Presbyterian Church, Endicott, NY. P. Raube.

View Event →
Holy/ Maundy Thursday
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Holy/ Maundy Thursday

“Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~John 13:33-35

Image: “The Lord’s Supper” by Samuel Anselmet, used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Palm Sunday
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Palm Sunday

Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” ~Luke 19:35-38

Image: Stained Glass from the Gothic Cathedral of Strasbourg, depicting Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Wednesday Lenten Gathering
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Lenten Gathering

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up, left everything, and followed him. Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” ~Luke 5:27-30

View Event →
Lent 5: The Costly and the Poor
Apr
7
10:30 PM22:30

Lent 5: The Costly and the Poor

Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” ~John 12:3-5

Image: “Maria Magdalena” by Jan van Scorel (1495-1562). Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Please note: There is no evidence Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus, but she is commonly depicted in art as having done so.

View Event →
Wednesday Lenten Gathering
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Lenten Gathering

But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate. ~Luke 15:22-24

Image: The Return of the Prodigal Son, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum. Used Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Lent 4: A Prodigal Father
Mar
31
10:30 AM10:30

Lent 4: A Prodigal Father

Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. ~Luke 15:11-16

Image: James TIssot, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Brooklyn Museum, used Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Wednesday Lenten Gathering
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Lenten Gathering

The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” ~ Luke 9:12-13

Image: Christ Feeding the Multitudes, Coptic Icon. Used by permission of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Lent 3: The Fig Tree
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Lent 3: The Fig Tree

… Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none…” ~Luke 13:6

Image: “Sacred Fig Tree on a Foggy Morning in Coimbature Tamil Nadu,” used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Wednesday Lenten Gathering
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Lenten Gathering

When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of persons, all providing for those in their own tents.’ ~ Exodus 16:14-16

Image: The Augsburg Book of Miracles, ca. 1662. Used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Lent 2: Keeping Covenant
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Lent 2: Keeping Covenant

Abram brought God all these (sacrifices) and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him.  ~Genesis 15:10-12

Image: “Abram Guarding His Sacrifice” by James Tissot (ca. 1896-1902), Brooklyn Museum. Used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Wednesday Lenten Gathering
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Lenten Gathering

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” ~ John 2:1-3

Image: Wedding at Cana, Musee du Louvre, used with permission of Wikimedia Commons

View Event →
Lent 1: A Land of Milk and Honey: A UPC Bicentennial Celebration
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Lent 1: A Land of Milk and Honey: A UPC Bicentennial Celebration

… God brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me. ~ Deuteronomy 26:9-10

Image: Land Flowing With Milk and Honey, from Northrup’s Treasures of the Bible. Used by permission of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
6:15 PM18:15

Ash Wednesday

For God says,
“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”
See, now is the acceptable time;
see, now is the day of salvation! ~ 2 Corinthians 6:2

Image: Copyright P. Raube, all rights reserved.

View Event →
Look! Listen!
Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

Look! Listen!

… Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory… ~Luke 9:28b-31a

Image: Transfiguration of Christ by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890), used by permission of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Everyone's Favorite Bible Verse
Feb
24
10:30 AM10:30

Everyone's Favorite Bible Verse

But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. ~Luke 6:27-28

Image: Pierre-Nicolas Brisset (1810-1890), “Sainte Madeleine écoutant le sermon du Christ,” Church of Saint-Roch, Paris. Public Domain. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
On the Other Hand
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

On the Other Hand

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ~Luke 6:20

Image: “Sermon of the Beatitudes” by James TIssot (1836-1902), Brooklyn Museum. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
Deep Water
Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

Deep Water

He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” ~ Luke 5:3-4

Image copyright Union Presbyterian Church, January 2019, all rights reserved.

View Event →
Over a Cliff
Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Over a Cliff

All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’” And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown…” ~Luke 4:22-24

Image: View From Mt. Arbel, Photograph by Jesse Davis of Kingston, Canada. Used by permission of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →
The Year of the Lord's Favor
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

The Year of the Lord's Favor

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”  ~Luke 4:18-19

Image: The Torah, Jewish Holy Book, used with permission of Wikimedia Commons.

View Event →