Worship Bulletin – August 28, 2022

Worship Bulletin – August 28, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—August 28, 2022

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pianist: Janice Dumont

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 fellowship after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


Breathe

BREATHE

GATHERING MUSIC

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.

WORSHIP WAYS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Open our ears
To hear your word.
Open our eyes
To see your presence.
Open our arms
To the embrace of community.
Open our minds
To the beauty of wonder.
Open our hearts
To the joy of possibility.

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

⇑ HYMN C#97—”Fairest Lord Jesus”

TIME OF SHARING
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him, and tell Him we love Him.
Open our ears Lord, and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus.

SCRIPTURE READING: Psalms 8 (Oldtown Bible: OT 605)

GIFT OF SONG


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Stars at Night”

PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

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

DOXOLOGY
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

WORK OF THE CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#64 “We Sing Your Mighty Power, O God”

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 our 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

*** Our worship has ended; let our service begin! ***


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
August 28, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun Aug 28: Worship 10am
Wed Aug 31: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Sun Sept 4: Worship w/Communion 10am
Wed Sept 7: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Be sure to check our Online Calendar for even more Oldtown, denominational, and local events, free webinars, and other resources!! Have something you’d like added to the calendar? Email calendar@oldtownucc.org with all the information and we’ll get it posted.

OLDTOWN PRAYER LIST

Gordon C., Kaya, Joan M, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Maureen, Rod, Jeanine, Joseph, Cindi D, Linda, John, Alex, Maryam, Jared, Nelson & Judy, Don, Linda, Bob, Katie & Scott, Roxanne, June, Phoebe, Lori, Edie, Dick, Doug C., Ben W., and all individuals, families
and communities that face grief, violence, injustice, or unrest.
(If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, drop a note in the offering plate, use our online prayer request form, or email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org)

HELP FEED OUR COMMUNITY

Many families are struggling to make ends in our community. Throughout the fall, we will collect non-perishable food items to share with our local food pantries. There will be a permanent basket/box placed at the front of the Sanctuary. A second box/basket will be placed at the entrance of Maxcy Hall for anyone unable to walk to the front of the church or for those who care to bring in items during the week. If everyone brought one item per week, the baskets would quickly become bountiful and help so many hungry neighbors.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • The total giving for the past four Sundays (7/31 to 8/21) was $4,704.60, which is $1,103.09 less than expected for those four weeks.
  • Our total giving for the year is $4,200 less than we expected it to be.

As summer winds to a close and we return from our travels, let us all take some time to appreciate the joys of worshiping together at Oldtown. While catching up with friends we haven’t seen in a while is enjoyable, remember why we’re here, focusing on the mission and vision of the church and all the things the Bible tells us about gathering together as God’s children. Jesus tells us that where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there among us. He tells us to teach and admonish each other in wisdom, raise our voices singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, devoting ourselves to the teaching of the Bible, the fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
~ Hebrews 10:24-25 (NRSVUE)


First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough, MA 02760
508-695-1713
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org
YouTube: www.youtube.com/oldtownucc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtownucc
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