Worship Bulletin – April 14, 2019

Worship Bulletin – April 14, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — April 14, 2019

Imagine - Entering Jerusalem

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pastoral Intern: Amie McCarthy
Pianist: Suzanne Sheppard

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 coffee and refreshments after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


Breathe
BREATHE

PRELUDE

INTROIT—”Hosanna”

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
Shout Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Shout Hosanna!
He comes with joy and hope.
Shout Hosanna!
Sing for joy! For the Master comes!
Shout Hosanna!
Let us worship God together.

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#190 “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”

*SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him and say that we love Him.
Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.

SCRIPTURE READINGS—John 12:12-16 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Imagine Entering Jerusalem”

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.
CHORAL RESPONSE

Thank
THANK

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
GIFT OF MUSIC—”Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
*THE DOXOLOGY (Old Hundredth)
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

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN—C#548 “The Old Rugged Cross”

*BENEDICTION
*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 will 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.

POSTLUDE

Our worship has ended… Let our service begin!

Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship! 


Pushpins The Oldtown Message
April 14, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Wednesday & Thursday 10-2

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
HOLY WEEK
Apr 14: PALM SUNDAY!
– Missions Meeting 9am
– Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
Apr 17: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
Apr 18: Maundy Thursday Worship 7pm
Apr 19: Good Friday Worship 7pm
Apr 20: Easter Egg Hunt 1pm
Apr 21: EASTER SUNDAY!
– (No Household Huddle)
– Worship 10am

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Mark, Ed, Sue, Steve, Kerri, Cindy, June, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Maryam, Meena, Marjon, Brooks, Joseph, Perilene, Cyndy, Claire, Christina, Susan, Denise, Jay, Dylan, Shane, Teri, Jonathan, Tori, Valerie, Lisa, Lynn, Tracey, Gayle, Rob, Liz, Thomas, Lynne, Cindy, Kane, Dave, Deb, Ashley, Diane, Marisol, Darlene, Dave F., Madeline, Austin, Alexander, Steven, The McEvoy Family, Chrystal, Dennis, Jane, Pat, Jen, Col, Barbara, John, Corey, Margaret Ann, Kait.
If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, please fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate, or use our online prayer request form.

FAIR TRADE COFFEE
Do you enjoy the coffee that we served in Oldtown? Would you like to purchase some to have at home? During coffee hour, we will be offering individual bags (2.25 oz which makes 1 pot) for $2 a piece. We will have decaf and regular. Money raised will go to pay for coffee hour expenses.

CLOTHING, SOFT GOODS, AND YARD SALE DONATIONS
As you are doing your spring cleaning this year, if you have clothing or soft goods to donate to SAVERS, Ed is starting a new collection. He is also looking for yard sale items for our April 27th Yard Sale. If you have items feels free to bring them to the church or call Ed at 508-212-4774.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,669.80
$308.26 more than budget
Offering to date: $60 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of March):
$1,700 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of March):
$500 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of March):
$3,400 less than budget
CURRENT POSITION
(end of March):
$7,000 loss

Did You Know?

  • Shout out to our Missions Ministry for the great work they’re doing!! Exciting things are going on here at Oldtown as we reach out to our community and to the world. If you’re interested in getting involved with Missions – or anything else in the life of the church – reach out to Cindi Barkley, Jim Fennell, or Pastor Kelly.
  • “You shall make for yourselves no idols and erect no carved images or pillars, and you shall not place figured stones in your land, to worship at them; for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary; I am the Lord.”
    ~ Leviticus 26:1-2 (NRSV)

First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
Church Phone: 508-695-1713 — Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508-294-9767
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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