FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—February 20, 2022
Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pianist: Ellen Kingman
Welcome to the Oldtown Church!
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are always welcome here. Because we are a faith community that values all ages and stages, and those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated, all people vaccinated or unvaccinated MUST wear a mask while in the church building. Presenters may remove their masks while presenting, but otherwise, masks must remain on. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.
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.
WELCOME / TODAY’S WORSHIP WAYS
|What things do you need to let go of to be fully present today?|
CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us gather together.
We gather to pray and to praise God.
Let us listen together.
We listen to hear God’s Still Speaking voice.
Let us give thanks together.
We give thanks to God, for God is God.
⇑ HYMN C#589—”Lord, I Want To Be A Christian”
⇑ SHARING TIME
|What did you miss during our “pause” from in-person worship?|
PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR SCRIPTURE
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: Luke 6:27-36, NRSV (Oldtown Bible: NT 78)
|What stood out for you in today’s reading? What questions did it raise?|
SERMON—”Let’s Get Back On Track”
|What is your favorite, peanut butter and what?|
|How might you reach out to someone you disagree with in a loving and caring way?|
PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER
Hear our prayer, O Lord. Hear our prayer, O Lord.
Incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy peace.
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Oldtown Prayer List: Sue & Steve, Gordon C. Kaya, Kyle, Joan M., Cindi B., Heidi, Nora, Ellie, Joni, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Sam and Nicole, Lucy Elizabeth
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.
GIFT OF SONG
OFFERING OUR THANKS
|What is something that you are thankful for today?|
Praise God from whome all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, Ye heavenly host.
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
⇑ PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
THE WORK OF THE CHURCH
|What is something you can do to get back on track, following Jesus this week?|
⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#467 “Fill The World With Love”
⇑ 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.
** Our worship has ended. Let our service begin! **
Please join us outside for fellowship time and enjoy some fresh air following worship!
The Oldtown Message
February 20, 2022
Sun February 20: In-Person Worship 10am
~ Deacons Meeting following worship
Thu February 24: Sabbatical Planning Team Meeting 6pm
Sun February 27: In-Person Worship 10am
Check our Online Calendar for even more church events!! Have something you’d like added to the calendar? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with all the information and we’ll get it posted.
|Offering last week:||$1,572.70
$120.78 more than budget
|Offering 2022 to date:||$2,275 less than budget|
|To-Date as of End of January (8% of year)|
|Fund Raising:||$0.00 (0% of annual budget)|
|Total Budgeted Income:||$5,734.70 (5.8% of annual budget)|
|Total Budgeted Expenses:||$7,696.15 (6.9% of annual budget)|
|Non Budgeted Expenses:||$50.00|
|Total Shortfall for 2022:||$1,863.45|
Welcome back to in-person worship at Oldtown!!! As we gather together again, take this time to think about the things that were different during our time apart. What part of in-person worship together did you find you missed the most? What was the most meaningful thing you got from worshiping online, if you joined us for online worship? What surprised you most about worship during the pandemic. What were you most excited to experience once we gathered together again?
“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?”
~ Isaiah 43:19a (NRSV)
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough, MA 02760
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