Worship Bulletin – January 26, 2020

Worship Bulletin – January 26, 2020

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—January 26, 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—”I Would Be True”

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

CALL TO WORSHIP
God is good!
For God teaches us to serve others.
God is good!
For God challenges us to try new things.
God is good!
For God loves us unconditionally.
God is good!
Let us give thanks as we worship God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#340 “Softly and Tenderly”

⇑ 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: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 4:12-23 (NRSV) (NT 3)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”What Do You Need To Change?”

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#344 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

⇑ 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 26, 2020

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
January 26: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
January 28: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
February 2: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship w/Communion Service 10am
 ~ Soup-er Bowl of Caring
 ~ Deacons Meeting following worship
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 8: Take-out Turkey Supper
February 9: Special Missons Celebration after worship

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.
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 are collecting school supplies, including hand sanitizer, tissues, cleaning wipes, etc.

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: $1,063.67
$303.64 less than budget
Offering 2020 to date: $300 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

Our fundraising budget this year is a stretch goal, and our first supper of the year is coming up soon! The Takeout Turkey Supper is on Saturday, Feb. 8. Spread the word so we can serve as many as possible, and if you’re available to help, you can sign up online at https://www.oldtownucc.org/signup.

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
~ Matthew 14:19b (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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