Worship Bulletin – February 9, 2020

Worship Bulletin – February 9, 2020

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—Feburary 9, 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—”Jesus Bids Us Shine”

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

CALL TO WORSHIP
God says welcome
To the worriers and the wanderers;
And to those who think they have it all together.
God says welcome
To those who are tired and weary;
And to those who are passionate and filled with inspiration.
God says welcome
To all of us who come to worship!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#276 “We Gather Together”

⇑ 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: Bedtime Is Canceled by Cece Meng

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSV)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON

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#453 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”

⇑ 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 9, 2020

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
February 9: Household Huddle (downstairs) 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ Thank You Luncheon
February 11: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
 ~ Church Committee 7pm
February 14: Coffeehouse 7pm (to benefit Australian Bushfire Relief)
February 16: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship w/Communion Service 10am
UPCOMING EVENTS
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, Joe Sr., Hope, Anne, Robin.
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 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: $2,439.67
$1,072.36 more than budget
Offering 2020 to date: $900 more 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

A great big “Thank You!” to everyone who helped with our Take-Out Turkey Supper. Our fundraising for 2020 is off to a great start. Every great journey begins with the first step, and this is only the beginning of great things to come!! Enjoy today’s celebration and get ready for a great year!!!

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”
~ Jeremiah 29:11 (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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