Four Freedoms

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Order of Worship

        Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.

The Community Gathers:  Experience God’s presence in the assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friends into our community of love.

          You are welcome here…come and worship!

Focus: “True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth.”                                        — Eleanor Roosevelt

Gathering Music: Song Of Freedom (by Irving Berlin)  -Cherryl Sager & Neal Zweig


Responsive Call to Worship:  

L: God’s greatness is wondrous to behold.
P: Everywhere we look, we can see the imprint of God.
L: From the loftiest mountains to the crashing waters of the sea,
P: There God’s greatness stands majestically.
L: God’s greatness can be within the human heart.
P: Let us honor and praise God with acts of loving kindness and compassion. Amen.

Opening Hymn:  Amazing Grace                                #649  vs. 1-3


God of power and might, let your love shine on us and through us to others. Open our eyes and our hearts to the beauty of your creation. Give us the joy of knowing and serving you in all that we say, think and do. In Jesus’ Name, we pray, Amen.

Lords Prayer:                      

Awakening: God Bless America  (by Irving Berlin) 
-Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig

Welcoming New Members: Mary Taft, Les Smith, Becky Layne, Ron Scherwin, Jaime Wilkins, Janice Wilkins, Bill Murray, Donna Stevens


Scripture Reading: A Summer Prayer by Joyce Rupp, Galatians 5:1, 13-15                                                                                 -Rich Westley

          After the readings, you may respond, “Thanks be to God”

Reflections: In Gratitude for the Freedom to Worship      

                                                                                  Rev. Paula Norbert 


Meditative Instrumental  ~ Michelle Currie & Neal Zweig

Musical call to Prayer:  (two times)  Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Sirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.

                               Prayers of the People

                Silent Prayers                      Pastoral Prayer

Offertory: America (by Samuel Smith)                  -Cheryl Sager & Neal Zwig

Doxology:  Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above ye heavenly hosts, Creator, Christ and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

Prayer of Dedication:           

Closing Hymn:  O Beautiful for Spacious Skies                   #338

Benediction: Go in confidence. Know that God goes with you to give you words of hope, comfort and peace. May God’s love flow through you to all those whom you meet. Amen.

Recessional: Go in Peace

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.
celebrate and share the joy. Celebrate new life.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always
Thank you to Music Director and our Musician’s today:
Michelle Currie, Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig.

Thank you also to our Reader and to our Deacons who assist with Worship each week.

Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or (

If you are interested in joining Union Church or would like to set up a time to meet with our Pastor, please contact Pastor Paula directly. 

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                           Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, July 13, 10am-Memorial Service for Anne Small at Union Church

Sunday, July 14th-Semi-Annual Meeting directly following the

Service.  We hope you can join us!

Thursday, July 18, 7pm: Monica Wood will join us for the first of the Summer Speaker Series.

              Have a Happy 4th of July!