January 17th Order of Worship

11 a.m. Traditional Service with Ordination and Installation

Flower Dedication

The sanctuary flowers are given today in loving memory of our sisters, Belinda M. Freese and Judy L. Moran from C.J. and Winona Johnston.

January 14th

Union Church Family,

Well, 2021 is off to a rough start. Politically, our nation seems committed more than ever to the polarization that has marked our last election cycle. This was punctuated on Wednesday, January 6th when anger and hatred boiled over yet again, resulting in violence and death in our nation’s capital. The whole thing will be seen as a stain on American history, and it was hard to watch. All the while, our nation and the world is still reeling from the COVID-19 threat, and attempting to come back from an all-out economic collapse due to ongoing quarantine measures. At the same time, there is fear over major looming conflict with China. It feels like the world is burning around us. So, how do Christians speak into chaos and be good neighbors in the middle of upheaval, violence, and peril?

It bears reminding that our New Testament was produced in a world with much greater tumult than our own. Rome was a ruthless tyrant and Christians were facing unjust threatenings from her, as well as local leaders in Israel and beyond. Societal ills were too numerous to name. Compared to life in America, it was a horrible existence, especially for persecuted Christians. And how did they speak into their culture? Paul tells us. After reiterating the demand of what message those around them wanted to hear, Paul said plainly in 1 Corinthians 1:23-24, “But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

Friends, it is not a trite saying for us that “Jesus is the answer.” He really is and we really believe it. Jesus is the answer for politicians who are obsessed with power. Jesus is the answer for people with prejudice and hate. Jesus is the answer for those taking to the streets in angry protest. Jesus is the answer for those threatened by a virus. Jesus is the answer for an atheist dictatorship attempting to take over the world. When you find the fulfillment that only Jesus can give, his presence overwhelms the chaos in our lives and the world around us. Where Jesus is king, there is no oppression, injustice, hatred, thievery, rampage, or disorder. He is the fix to our greatest ills. So how do we speak into the chaos, injustice, and upheaval around us? “We preach Christ.”

Simply put, that is my preaching agenda for 2021! We will be spending the first several weeks working through the Book of Ephesians. My overall theme for the series is finding unity and peace in Christ amidst a fractured and hostile world. The text this Sunday is Ephesians 1:3-14 and the title is “That We May All Be One.”



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Women's Bible Study

Welcome, 2021, and all women of Union! Tuesday, January 26th at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall, we will be traveling with Paul on his 3rd missionary journey. Sure hope to see you then! We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Knitters and Crocheters Outreach

Looking for a mission project? Come and learn how to knit or crochet baby afghans. We just gave 85 baby afghans to Magee Women’s Hospital picked up by Medspeed and delivered to Magee and clinics throughout Alleghany County. They are given to the less fortunate newborns. We thank all of you who continue to give yarn and monetary donations, they are much appreciated. Call Ellen at (724)601-6268 or Loraine at (412) 452-0297.

2021 Offering Envelopes

The 2021 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup in the sanctuary.

Open Flower Calendar Dates

If you would like to purchase flowers to honor or remember a loved one, call the office. $30 check payable to Union Church Deacons [placed in the offering any Sunday]. Flowers can be picked-up in the kitchen after service or donated for delivery to a Union Church member. Remaining available dates for 2021 are January 24th, 31st, May 23rd, June 20th, October 24th, 31st, and December 5th.

Union Church of Robinson Twp.
6165 Steubenville Pike
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Ph: 4127871818
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Sunday Morning Combined Worship is at 11 a.m.