Worship Bulletin – April 15, 2018

Worship Bulletin – April 15, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — April 15, 2018

The Good Life

Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pianist: Mrs. Joyce 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.


WE PREPARE

PRELUDE

INTROIT — “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Him.
We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Him.
We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

So forget about yourself, and concentrate on Him, and worship Him.
So forget about yourself, and concentrate on Him, and worship Him.
So forget about yourself, and concentrate on Him, and worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Though we may be inclined to brag, let us come together with humility.
It is good when God’s people live together in unity.
Though we may be tempted to use harsh words, let us come together with gentleness.
It is good when God’s people live together in unity.
Though we may want everything to happen quickly, let us come together with patience.
It is good when God’s people live together in unity.
Though the world around us often encourages hate, let us come together in love.
It is good when God’s people live together in unity.
In humility, gentleness, patience, love, and unity,
Let us worship the God who has called us together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

*HYMN C#90 — “Come Christians, Join to Sing”

*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.

WE LISTEN

SCRIPTURE LESSON
Psalm 133

SERMON

WE RESPOND

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

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
SONG OF PRAISE— “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”
*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#4940 — “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love”

*BENEDICTION
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE
Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing
The people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The service is ended, O now be extended
The fruits of our worship in all who believe.
The seed of the teaching, receptive hearts reaching,
Shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us,
To work for God’s realm and to answer the call.

POSTLUDE


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

Read this week’s Oldtown Message

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