Worship Bulletin – February 10, 2019

Worship Bulletin – February 10, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — February 10, 2019

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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.


Breathe
BREATHE

PRELUDE

INTROIT—”There’s Something About That Name”

WELCOME AND TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
We’ve come to worship God
Who loved us before we were born.
We’ve come to worship God
Who knows us even better than we know ourselves.
We’ve come to worship God
Let’s worship God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION


THE CELEBRATION AND SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Teagan Rose Morse
Born: June 6, 2018
Baptized: February 10, 2019
Parents: Andrew & Megan Morse
Godparents: Daniel Morse & Shannon O’Hara

GATHERING
The gospels tell us that “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them,

All: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. In as much as the promise of the gospel is not only for us but also to our children, baptism with water and the Holy Spirit is the mark of their acceptance into the care of Christ’s church, the sign and seal of their participation in God’s forgiveness, and the beginning of their growth into full Christian faith and discipleship.

This is the water of baptism. Out of this water we rise with new life, forgiven of sin and one in Christ, members of Christ’s body.

PROMISES (by the parents)
Do you desire to have Teagan baptized into the faith and family of Jesus Christ so that she may explore the dynamics of God, who created and loves her?
Parents:  We do.

Will you encourage Teagan to live out her faith in response to the gospel, and to receive the freedom of new life in Christ?
Parents:  We will, with the help of God. 

Will you teach her the stories of our faith so that she may be led into relationship with Jesus Christ?
Parents:  We will, with the help of God. 

Do you promise by the grace of God, to be Christ’s disciples, to follow in the way of our Savior, to be in right relationship with God, others and yourself, to show love and justice, and to share the work and word of Jesus Christ as best as you are able?
Parents: We do, with the help of God. 

Will you covenant to bring Teagan into the life of the Christian community to worship, to hear the story of the roots of our faith, and to be in relationship with other believers as you all grow together and celebrate the Spirit’s presence?
Parents:  We will, with the help of God. 

PROMISE OF ASSURANCE (by the Godparents)
Recognizing that there are many persons who touch the lives of children, do you covenant to give your time and yourselves to Teagan, providing her with further opportunities to explore her growing experience of God and self?
Godparents:  We promise, with the help of God. 

Do you covenant to love Teagan unconditionally, supporting her, and helping her see the limitless possibilities of life in the Spirit?
Godparents:  We promise our love and support. 

CONGREGATIONAL ASSENT
Jesus Christ calls us to make disciples of all nations and to offer them the gift of grace in baptism. Do you as a congregation and as family and friends, promise your love, support, and care to Teagan as she lives and grows in Christ?
All: We promise our love, support, and care. 

Will you support these parents in their efforts to guide Teagan in the way of the gospel and to the faithful service in Christ’s church?
All: We will, relying on God’s grace. 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Let us unite with the church in all times and places in confessing our faith in the triune God.
Do you believe in God?
I believe in God.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
I believe in Jesus Christ.
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit. 

PRAYER OF BAPTISM
The Lord be with you.
And also with You.
Let us pray…

ACT OF BAPTISM
PRAYER FOR THE BAPTIZED
PRESENTATION OF GIFTS


Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#75 “I was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

*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—John 2:1-11 (NRSV) (NT 113)

Reflect
REFLECT

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

Thank
THANK

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#560—”Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

*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

Our worship has ended… Let our service begin!

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


Pushpins The Oldtown Message
February 10, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10-2

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Today: Household Huddle 9am
– Missions Meeting 9am
– Worship 10am
Feb 12: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
– Church Committee Meeting 7pm
Feb 17: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Craft opportunity after worship

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Mark, Ed, Sue, Steve, Kerri, Cindy, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Fran, Maryam, Meena, Marjon, Brooks, Steven, Joseph, Perilene, Cyndy, the Brauneis & Scott Families, Claire, Christina, Susan, Rosalyn, Denise, Jay, Dylan, Shane, Teri, Jonathan, Tori, Valerie, Lisa, Lynn, Tracey, Gayle, Rob, Liz, Thomas.
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.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Join us on Tuesday for Coffee Connection! Coffee Connection is a simple time of fellowship to get out of the house and spend time with friends.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $2,070.26
$708.72 more than budget
Offering to date: $150 more than budget
Fund Raising
(end of December):
$150 less than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of December):
$350 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of December):
$1,800 less than budget

Did You Know?

  • Last week was another great “first week of the month” collection. Let’s do our best to keep it up throughout the month. Don’t forget you can set up your giving online quickly and easily at www.oldtownucc.org/giving
  • “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”
    ~ Philippians 2:3-4 (NRSV)

First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
Church Phone: 508-695-1713 — Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508-294-9767
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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