Worship Bulletin – January 27, 2019

Worship Bulletin – January 27, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — January 27, 2019

Lord Teach Us to Pray

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—”Let Every Christian Pray”

WELCOME AND TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise the Lord!
With all our hearts, we will praise God’s holy name!
Praise the Lord!
We will never forget the good things God has done for us.
Praise the Lord,
All the earth–everyone, everywhere!
Praise the Lord!
Let us praise God together!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#337 “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult”

*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—Matthew 6:5-15 (NRSV) (NT 6)

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 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—”In the Garden”
*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#579—”Standing in the Need of Prayer”

*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!


Pushpins The Oldtown Message
January 20, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10-2

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Today: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Annual Meeting & Potluck Lunch after worship
Jan 29: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
Feb 2: Takeout Turkey Supper
Feb 3: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am (Soup-er Bowl Sunday)

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.
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.

ANNUAL MEETING
Today after worship we will be holding our church’s Annual Meeting. At the meeting, we will be hearing reports from our various ministries and voting on the nomination slate and the budget for the coming year. Following the meeting, all are welcome to join us for a potluck luncheon.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Join us 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:
(snow day – online only)
$176.26
$1,185.28 less than budget
Offering two weeks ago: $1,414.79
$53.25 more than budget
Offering to date: $500 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 + $1,047.21
CURRENT $1,284.07 LOSS

Did You Know?

  • Because our worship was canceled last week due to the storm, we have some making up to do in our collections. Please feel free to include your offering from last week in this week’s offering.
  • Our annual meeting is the one scheduled time each year when we call together the entire congregation to discuss the business of the church for the year. It is an opportunity to ask questions and to get involved in the many ministries that make the church run. Please give thought to where you can help throughout the year. And please stick around for our potluck luncheon after the meeting.
  • “The strong shall become like tinder, and their work like a spark; they and their work shall burn together, with no one to quench them.”
    ~ Isaiah 1:31 (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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