FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — August 11, 2019
Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pastoral Intern: Amie McCarthy
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 coffee and refreshments after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.
INTROIT—”Jesus, Stand Among Us”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
All things bright and beautiful,
God created for our enjoyment.
All things wrenching and hard,
God holds with tender care.
You and I, neighbors and strangers, friends and even enemies,
God loves us all without condition.
So why have we gathered here today?
To worship God together.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN—C#585 “What a Friend We Have in 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 READING—Matthew 7:1-5 (NRSV)
SERMON—”Log in Your Own Eye”
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
*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#545 “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought!”
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.
Our worship has ended… Let our service begin!
Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship!
The Oldtown Message
August 11, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s summer office hours for July & August are Tuesday 10am-2pm
August 11: Worship 10am
~ Church Committee Meeting 12noon
August 13: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
~ Missions Ministry Meeting 6pm @ Unlikely Story Bookstore, Plainville
August 17: Pet Clinic 11am-12noon
August 18: Worship 10am
IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Deb, Kathy, Brooks, Ed, Kim, June, Steve, Mark, Jim, Colleen, Gayle, Alexander, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Rita, Al, Sandra, Robert, Stacy, Brooks, Meena, Marjon, Jane, Scott, Malcom, Sandy, Carolyn, Barbara, Christina, Chrystal, Maryam, John, Alaina, Amy, Dave, Helen, Brendan, Carlos, Cyndy, Debbie, Matthew, Michael Dylan, John, Tresor, Janviere.
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.
Join us for a time of coffee and fellowship on Tuesdays from 10-12noon. There is no program or work that needs to be done, it’s just a time to get together with friends and enjoy each other’s company.
Would you like to receive our weekly email to find out more about what is happening in Oldtown? Email Pastor Kelly at Pastorkelly@oldtownucc.org . Also, check us out on Facebook “First Congregational Church of North Attleboro (Oldtown)”.
Last week, we celebrated 100 days until the Fall Fair! That means we have plenty of time to plan, paint, prepare, and pick projects to work on! Take some time this week to think about how you can help make this year’s fair amazing!
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 have individual bags (2.25 oz which makes 1 pot) for sale for $2 apiece, both decaf and regular. Money raised will go to pay for coffee hour expenses.
|Offering last week:||$2,001.61
$640.07 more than budget
|Offering to date:||$2,400 less than budget|
(end of June):
|$3,200 more than budget|
|Total Budgeted Income
(end of June):
|$150 less than budget|
|Total Budgeted Expense
(end of June):
|$7,900 less than budget|
Did You Know?
- As a Congregational Church, it is up to all of us to work together to accomplish everything that is needed. Take time to pray and ask yourself what you can do to help out with all that needs to be done. Maybe you can help clean and organize around the church, or lend a hand a coffee hour, or help with the gardens, or help prepare for the Fall Fair. Please consider what you can do and talk with Pastor Kelly, Jim Fennell, or Jeannette Galvin.
- “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.”
~ Galatians 6:9-10 (NRSV)
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
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