Worship Bulletin – February 25, 2018

Worship Bulletin – February 25, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — February 25, 2018

Digging Through the Mess

Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pianist: Mrs. Joyce 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.


WE PREPARE

PRELUDE

INTROIT — “In This Very Room”

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
This is the time
For gathering with others.
This is the time
For singing, praying, and praising God.
This is the time
For giving thanks and sharing what we have.
This is the time
For worshiping God!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

*HYMN C#595 — “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”

*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.

WE LISTEN

SCRIPTURE LESSON
Mark 1:9-15

SERMON — “Temptation”

WE RESPOND

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.

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
GIFT OF SONG — “Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley”
*THE 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

*SENDING HYMN C#572 — “Take Time to Be Holy”

*BENEDICTION
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE
We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.
We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

POSTLUDE


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

Read this week’s Oldtown Message

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