Worship Bulletin – January 12, 2020

Worship Bulletin – January 12, 2020

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—January 12, 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—”When Jesus Came to Jordan”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

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

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#452 “Here I Am Lord”

⇑ 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.

STORY BOOK: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 3:13-17 (NRSV) (NT 3)

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
January 12, 2020

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
January 12: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Missions Meeting Before Worship
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ Sermon Reflection After Worship
 ~ Annual Reports Are Due!
January 14: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
 ~ Church Committee Meeting 7pm
January 18: Pet Vaccination Clinic 11am-12noon
January 19:
 Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ ANNUAL MEETING after worship (snow date 1/26)

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Debbie, Kerri, Malcolm, Vicky, Maryellen, 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, Claire, Chrystal, Aaron, Samuel.
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 will be collecting school supplies, including hand sanitizer, tissues, cleaning wipes, etc.

COLLECTION FOR RWANDA – MANILA ENVELOPES
All donations made in the manila envelopes, or check written with “Rwanda” in the memo this week and next, will be going with Leah Moynihan to help women in Rwanda. This will be Leah;s 5th year traveling to Rwanda with the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD). She is part of a medical mission that works to treat women with a childbirth-related injury called fistula.

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 3 weeks ago: $1,769.52
$407.98 more
than budget
Offering 2 weeks ago: $795.06
$566.48 less
than budget
Offering last week: $1,420.71
$59.17 more than budget
Offering to date: $59.17 more than budget
Budgets (end of December)
Fund Raising: $6,200 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income: $11,500 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense: $1,100 less than budget

It’s a new year, with all of its hopes and expectations. As we approach our Annual Meeting, think about how you can get involved in the life of your church. We DEFINITELY need help with our suppers and other fundraisers, and every ministry is accepting new members. Talk with Pastor Kelly, Jeannette Galvin, or Jim Fennell for more information.

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.’
~ Matthew 5:15-16 (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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