Worship Bulletin – February 2, 2020

Worship Bulletin – February 2, 2020

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—Feburary 2, 2020

Souper Bowl of Caring

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—”Make Me a Blessing”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING—”Here I Am to Worship”

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,
Whose love for us never ceases.
We’ve come to worship God,
Let’s worship God together!

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, we have given more weight to our successes and our happiness than your will. We have eaten without a thought for the hungry, spoken without an effort to understand others, kept quiet instead of telling the truth, and taken the gifts you have given us for granted. Forgive us and help us to live as disciples of Christ. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#16 “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing”

⇑ 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: Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory John

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 5:1-12 (NRSV)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Always Look for the Blessing”

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


CELEBRATION OF COMMUNION

Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
The Invitation
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread & Cup

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Gracious God, we thank you for this meal and for all of the ways you nourish us. Grow in us that we may nourish others. Sustain us as we press toward the goal of your call  in Christ Jesus. Amen.

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#330 “Alleluia! Hear God’s Story”

⇑ 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 2, 2020

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
February 2: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ Soup-er Bowl of Caring
 ~ Deacons Meeting following worship
February 4: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
February 8: Take-out Turkey Supper
 ~ Missions Meeting 11am
February 9:
 Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship w/Communion Service 10am
 ~ Special Missons Celebration following worship
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 11: Church Committee 7pm
February 14: Coffeehouse 7pm (to benefit Australian Bushfire Relief)
February 23: Sermon Reflection after worship
February 25: Pancake Supper and Bible Jeopardy
February 26: Ash Wednesday Service 7pm

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Debbie, Kerri, Malcolm, Vicky, Maryellen, Cindi, Mary Ann, Marge, Gordon, Kristen, Priscilla, Kaya, 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.
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.

OUT OF THE BOX COLLECTION
For January, we are collecting school supplies, including hand sanitizer, tissues, cleaning wipes, etc.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Join us Tuesday from 10-noon 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: $972.86
$394.45 less than budget
Offering 2020 to date: $100 less than budget
Budgets (end of 2019)
Fund Raising: $6,200 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income: $11,500 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense: $1,100 less than budget

We’re going to need all the help we can get in order to make our stretch goal for fundraising in 2020. This means we need new ideas and new helpers to assist our fundraising ministry. Please check https://www.oldtownucc.org/signup to see where you can help, or talk with Ed Clavette or Deb Fennell.

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
~ Acts 20:35 (ESV)


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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