Worship Bulletin – February 3, 2019

Worship Bulletin – February 3, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — February 3, 2019

Soup-er Bowl 2019

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—”Surely the Presence of the Lord”

WELCOME AND TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us love one another
Because God loved us first.
Let us love one another
Even when we disagree and argue.
Let us love one another
So that the world will know about God’s great love.
Let us love one another.
As we worship and serve 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
SHARE

*HYMN—C#687 “In Christ, There is No East or West”

*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—Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV) (NT 87)

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—”What on Earth Will You Do for Heaven’s Sake”
*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 journey out into this new year, sharing your love and your light with the world.

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN: C#467—”Fill the World with Love”

*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! 


CHANGE THE GAME
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING

MORE THAN 29 YEARS AGO, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group:

“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”

Since that day, more than $143 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around the Big Game into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.

Through this mission, young people learn what it’s like to make a positive differnece in the world—as they collect food, raise money, and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry, and compassion to those in need.

Be part of this movement that is sharing God’s love with those in need. After worship today, our huddlers will be serving soup that they made and collecting donations for the Souper Bowl of Caring. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Every dollar donated goes to
Food and Friends Kitchens
our 2019 Souper Bowl of Caring charity of choice.

Souper Bowl of Caring


Pushpins The Oldtown Message
February 3, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10-2

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Today: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Deacons Meeting after worship
Feb 5: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
Feb 10: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am (Baptism)

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 family, the Scott family, Claire, Christina, Susan, Rosalyn, Denise, Jay, Dylan, Shane, Teri, Jonathan, Valerie, Lisa, the family of Neil Gagne.
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: $1,298.77
$62.77 less than budget
Offering to date: $550 less 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
YEAR-END SUMMARY
Congregational Giving $71,149.32 of $71,000
Fundraising $23,351.91 of $23,500
Other Budgeted Income $11,801.31 of $11,450
Total Budgeted Income $106,302.54 of $105,950
Total Budgeted Expense $108,633.32 of $110,455
Non-budgeted Inc – Exp + $1,047.11
CURRENT $1,284.17 LOSS

Did You Know?

  • Thanks to all who helped with our first Take-Out Turkey Supper. We are always grateful for the hard work done by our congregation and for the new ideas for fundraising!
  • “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
(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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