FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—April 10, 2022
Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pianist: Ellen Kingman
Welcome to the Oldtown Church!
We are so glad that you have chosen to worship with us today. We invite you to join in on the bold print in the bulletin and to stand as you are able any time you see a ⇑. The restrooms are out the back door of the sanctuary to the right, as is the nursery in case your little one needs a walkabout. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and please join us for fellowship after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.
WELCOME AND TIME OF CENTERING
Gathered here in the mystery of the hour,
Gathered here in one strong body,
Gathered here in the struggle and the power,
Spirit draw near.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
He comes with joy and hope.
Sing for joy! For the Master comes!
Let us worship God together!
⇑ HYMN C#190—”Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”
⇑ TIME OF SHARING
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him, and tell Him we love Him.
Open our ears Lord, and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus.
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 19:28-40, NRSV (Oldtown Bible: NT 101)
|Think about the stories of Holy Week. What emotions arise when you think of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter.|
|What pictures come to mind when you think of Palm Sunday?|
PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER
In moments like these, I sing out a song,
I sing out a love song to Jesus.
In moments like these, I lift up my hands,
I lift up my hands to the Lord.
Singing, I love You, Lord.
Singing, I love You, Lord.
Singing, I love You, Lord. I love You.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE 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.
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
GIFT OF MUSIC
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, Ye heavenly host.
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
⇑ PRAYER OF DEDICATION
WORK OF THE CHURCH
⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#548 “The Old Rugged Cross”
⇑ BENEDICTION RESPONSE
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord.
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
*** Our worship has ended; let our service begin! ***
The Oldtown Message
April 10, 2022
Sun April 10: In-Person Worship 10am
~ Palm Sunday
Wed April 13: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
Thu April 14: Maundy Thursday Worship 7pm
Fri April 15: Good Friday Worship 7pm
Sun April 17: In-Person Worship 10am
~ Easter Sunday
Be sure to check our Online Calendar for even more Oldtown, denominational, and local events, free webinars, and other resources!! Have something you’d like added to the calendar? Email email@example.com with all the information and we’ll get it posted.
OLDTOWN YARD SALE
Our next Oldtown Yard Sale will be on April 23rd. If you have items to donate or can help set up, sell or clean up, please see Ed Clavette.
SPRING FLING CRAFT FAIR
There will be a brief meeting after worship today, open to anyone that is interested in the Spring Fling. We will be reviewing the crafts that we have and sharing ways that you can help out!
OLDTOWN PRAYER LIST
Sue & Steve, Gordon C., Kaya, Kyle, Joan M, Cindi B., Nora, Joni, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Sam and Nicole, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, EB, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Ruby, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Bonnie, Maureen, Jarod, the people of Ukraine and Russia, and all those in harm’s way.
(If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, drop a note in the offering plate, use our online prayer request form, or email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org)
|Offering last week:||$3,311.54
$1,859.62 more than budget
|Offering 2022 to date:||$375 more than budget|
|To-Date as of End of February (17% of year)|
|Fund Raising:||$46.00 (0.3% of annual budget)|
|Total Budgeted Income:||$11,572.40 (11.7% of annual budget)|
|Total Budgeted Expenses:||$15,951.17 (14.3% of annual budget)|
|Total Shortfall for 2022:||$4,454.69|
A big thank you to everyone who gives to support our church. Maybe you give weekly, on the first of the month, or the first of the quarter. Maybe you give online or in our collection plate on Sundays. Maybe you give as a financial offering, by helping out with our fundraising activities, or by supporting and participating in one or more of our ministries. Whatever way you choose to give, your gifts are well-received and greatly appreciated.
“May the Lord now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.”
~ 2 Samuel 2:6 (NIV)
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough, MA 02760
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
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