Worship Bulletin – February 16, 2020

Worship Bulletin – February 16, 2020

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—Feburary 16, 2020

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

Breathe

BREATHE

PRELUDE

INTROIT—”Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Who are we?
We are disciples of Christ. We are children of God.
Who are we?
We are a local church that strives to hear God’s still-speaking voice.
Who are we?
We are a part of the wider church working with our brothers and sisters for the good of all.
Who are we?
We are a congregation that worships God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#490 “Sister, Won’t You Be My Servant”

⇑ 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.

STORYTIME: That’s Not How You Do It by Ariane Hoffman-Maniyar

SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 7:1-23 (NRSV) NT 51

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”It’s All in How You Do It”

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 by they 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#687 “In Christ There Is No East Or West”

⇑ 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!


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
February 16, 2020

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun, Feb 16: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
Tues, Feb 18: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
Sun, Feb 23: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ Sermon Reflection after worship
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 25: Pancake Supper and Bible Jeopardy
February 26: Ash Wednesday Service 7pm
March 1: Confirmation Class begins

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Debbie, Kerri, Malcolm, Vicky, Maryellen, Cindi, Mary Ann, Marge, Gordon, Kristen, Priscilla, Kaya, Jane, Pat, Michelle, Matthew, Ron, Steven, Kathy, Peg, Sarah, Sue, Steve, Reign, Alice, Stacy, Lydia, Zena, Ella, Suzanne, Nelson, Judy, Becky, Chad, Gayle, Barbara, Lynne, John, Carol, Robin, Clair, Chrystal, Aaron, Samuel, Cyndy, Hope, Anne, Robin, Joe Sr., Amy, Pat, Michelle.
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.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,406.88
$39.57 more than budget
Offering 2020 to date: $1,000 more than budget
Budgets (end of January)
Fund Raising: 1.0% of annual budget
Total Budgeted Income: 5.2% of annual budget
Total Budgeted Expense: 6.7% of annual budget

This year, according to the budget approved at our annual meeting, 68% of the income we need comes from your giving and another 24% comes from your fundraising efforts. Thanks to your continued support and hard work, we are on our way towards meeting our goals for the year.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”
~ John 1:5 (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: Wednesday 10am-noon & Thursday 6pm-8pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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