FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — August 12, 2018
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.
INTROIT — “Be Thou My Vision”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us praise the name of the Lord.
God is wonderful, yesterday, today, and forever!
The Lord, our God, has done marvelous things.
We are blessed more than we could ever imagine.
For all the amazing gifts we have been given,
We praise the name of the Lord!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN C#22 — “All Creatures of Our God and King”
*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 — Ephesians 4:25-5-2 (NRSV)
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
SONG OF PRAISE — “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”
*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#467 — “Fill the World With Love”
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
In Need of Our Prayers
Carolyn, Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Shannon, Kristen, Gordon, Susan, David W, Sue, Steve, Lynne, Richard, Emily, Ron & Margretha, Kim, Tanya, Lydia, Maryam, Barbara, Sandie, Jenn & Jim, Julio, Matt & his family, Eddie, Vinny, Patty, Paula, Susan, Jerry, Sapphire, Saylor, Jillian & Brandon.
Would you like to add someone to our prayer list?
Fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate, or use our online prayer request form.
Pastor Kelly will be in the office on Thursday from 10-2.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR OUR SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION
Throughout the summer we are collecting school supplies to help families in our area. If you would like to donate pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers or any other school supplies, there is a box by the door where you can leave them. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Do you want to read ahead?
If you are interested in reading ahead, next week in worship our scripture reading will be Ephesians 5:15-20 (NRSV)
|Offering last week:||$1,575.17
$209.79 more than budgeted
|Offering to date:||$475 more than budgeted|
|Fund Raising (end of June):||$2,900 less than budgeted|
|Total Budgeted Income (end of June):||$2,100 less than budgeted|
|Total Budgeted Expenses (end of June):||$5,300 less than budgeted|
Did You Know?
Looking to get to know Jesus more closely? Read His Word. The Gospel of John begins, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1 NRSV) One easy and enjoyable way to choose readings every day is with The Upper Room, which gives you a scripture to read and someone’s real-world story to go along with the message each and every day. Pick up a copy in church on Sunday, or check out the daily devotional online at https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals
“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
~ Psalm 119:103-105 (NRSV)
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
Church Phone: 508/697-1713 – Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508/294-9767
Summer Office Hours: Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Send Flat Jesus Pictures to: FlatJesus@oldtownucc.org