FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — August 18, 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—”Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
We gather together in the name of Jesus.
Members of God’s family and brother and sister to one another.
There are no outsiders here among us.
We have all been brought together by the love of God.
Let us all join together in worship!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN—C#324 “Your Words to Me Are Life and Health”
*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—Proverbs 16:24 (NRSV) (OT 736)
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#323 “Wonderful Words of Life”
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 18, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s summer office hours for July & August are Tuesday 10am-2pm
August 18: Worship 10am
August 20: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
August 25: Worship 10am
August 27: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
September 1: Worship w/Communion 10am
September 3: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
September 8: Household Huddle 9am!!
~ Worship w/Communion 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, Priscilla, Jarod.
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)”.
We will be starting a program in September where people can sign up to sponsor flowers to be on the altar during worship. The flowers can be dedicated in memory of, in honor of loved ones or to celebrate life events. The cost will be $25 which you can hand in with your form. Forms will be available starting this week to reserve your date! There will be a poster on the bulletin board that shows available dates.
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT CRAFTING FOR THE FALL FAIR?
We have found lots of craft supplies that are looking to go home with people that have creative ideas! We also have lots of yarn for knitters and crocheters. All of the craft supplies and yarn will be in Maxcy Hall this week, just waiting to be claimed. If you have an idea for a craft and don’t see what you need, talk to Pastor Kelly, she might know just where to find it!
|Offering last week:||$970.82
$390.72 less than budget
|Offering to date:||$2,800 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?
- We know you love being part of the Oldtown family, but what is it that really “lights your fire” for the Lord? Take some time as summer turns to fall to think, pray, and reflect on what it is that you are most passionate about in your faith, and talk with Pastor Kelly or Jim Fennell about how to focus on it and use it to jump-start your walk with Jesus.
- “For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And we want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
~ Hebrews 6:10-12 (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