Worship Bulletin – January 28, 2024

Worship Bulletin – January 28, 2024

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — January 28, 2024

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault

Welcome to the Oldtown Church!

Where we…

Offer a warm welcome to ALL
Listen for God’s still speaking voice
Discover the gifts that God has given us
Tell the stories of our faith
Open our hearts and minds to new possibilities
Wonder about life’s big questions
Nurture faith formation for all ages

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 a little space in case your little one needs a walkabout. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and please join us for fellowship after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


Breathe

BREATHE

PRELUDE

GATHERING SONG

WELCOME / WORSHIP WAYS

TIME OF CENTERING
Gathered here in the mystery of the hour,
Gathered here in one strong body,
Gathered here in the struggle and the power,
Spirit, draw near.

A MOMENT TO LET GO / OPENING PRAYER

CALL TO WORSHIP
We are all one family,
Made in the image of God.
We are all one family,
Each unique, each special.
We are all one family,
Brothers and sisters on a journey of faith.
We are all one family,
Given gifts and talents to share.
We are all one family,
United in the love of God.

SHARE

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

⇑ HYMN —”Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”

TIME OF SHARING
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: Genesis 9:8-17 (Oldtown Bible: OT 9)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON

PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER (C#586)
Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth thou hast for me.
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently, now, I wait for thee,
Ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes. Illumine me, Spirit divine!

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 OUR THANKS
GIFT OF MUSIC
DOXOLOGY
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

FOR LOVE OF THE CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN C#530—”I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

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! ***


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
January 28, 2024

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun Jan 28: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am – Baptism
~ Oldtown Singers rehearsal after worship
Wed Jan 31: Coffee Connection 10-12noon
Sun Feb 4: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am – Communion
~ Deacons Meeting after worship
~ Oldtown Singers rehearsal after worship
Check our Online Calendar for even more Oldtown, denominational, and local events, free webinars, and other resources!! Have something you’d like added to the calendar? Email calendar@oldtownucc.org with all the information, and we’ll get it posted.


OLDTOWN PRAYER LIST

Edmond, Sarah, Edi, Nancy, Teagan, Cindi, Dan, Ann, David, Judy, Sherri, Roxanne, Lynne, Louis, Nick, Frank, Catherine, Ben, Marcia, Brianna, Duane, Samuel, Jill, Tammy, Cyndy, Christi, Marianne, Hailey, Don, Claudia, Linda, and Ed.
To add a name to the list, email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@Oldtownucc.org or drop a note in the offering plate.


OLDTOWN UPDATE EMAIL

Do you get our Friday Email, aka “The Oldtown Update”? Our Oldtown Update is like a weekly newsletter that lets everyone know what is going on in Oldtown. If you do not receive it and would like to, drop a note in the offering with your email address or let Pastor Kelly know. Subscribe to our Friday Email Updates online, or let Pastor Kelly know your email address.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • Last week, we welcomed 53 people in worship, and our total giving to the church for the week was $1,146.23, which is $238.39 less than expected for the week.
  • So far, this year’s congregational giving is $1,400 more than we expected. Keep up the great work!!

Great thanks to all who have stepped up and volunteered to participate in our ministries this year. Know that all of our ministries are open to accepting help from new folks throughout the year. You can find names and email addresses on our website and the church bulletin board if you have questions or are interested in any of our ministries. As we always say, “Many hands make light work,” and they also make it fun and enjoyable to do the rewarding work of the church!

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other, but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help
   ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NRSVUE)


First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough, MA 02760
508-695-1713
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org
YouTube: www.youtube.com/oldtownucc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtownucc
Subscribe to our Friday Email Updates
Learn more about our denomination: www.ucc.org

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