Worship Bulletin – July 24, 2022

Worship Bulletin – July 24, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—July 24, 2022

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 fellowship after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


Breathe

BREATHE

GATHERING MUSIC

WELCOME AND 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.

WORSHIP WAYS

CALL TO WORSHIP
God calls us from many places;
Some of us come from busy homes with many people, and some of us live alone,
but we are all a part of the family.

This week has been different for each of us;
Some of us have had happy news we want to celebrate, and some of us have faced grief and need to cry, but we are all important members of the family.
We all come to this same place;
All of us seeking God’s presence in our lives and all of us seeking God’s presence with each other, because together we are all God’s family!

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

⇑ HYMN C#586—”Open My Eyes, That I May See”

TIME OF SHARING
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him, and tell Him we love Him.
Open our ears Lord, and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus.

SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 9:13-16 (Oldtown Bible: OT 9)


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Rainbow Moments”

PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

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

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

WORK OF THE CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#458 “Ours the Journey”

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 our 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
July 24, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun July 24: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship w/Communion 10am
Wed July 27: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Thu July 28: SAVERS delivery–Drivers needed to transport bags.
Sun July 31: Worship w/Communion 10am–UNDIE SUNDAY
Wed July 27: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Thu July 28: SAVERS delivery – extra drivers needed to transport bags
Wed Aug 3: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Sat Aug 6: All Church Clean Out 8:30am-???
Be sure to 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

Gordon C., Kaya, Joan M, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Sam and Nicole, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Bonnie, Maureen, Rod, Jeanine, Joseph, Cindi D, Linda, John, Alex, Tess, Maryam, Jared, Nelson and Judy, Don, Linda, Bob, Katie & Scott, Roxanne, June, and all individuals, families, and communities that face grief, violence, injustice or unrest.
(If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, drop a note in the offering plate, use our online prayer request form, or email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org)


ALTAR FLOWERS

Today’s altar flowers are given by Bob & Helen Marshall in loving memory of their son, David Fontaine, Jr., who passed seventeen months ago, and in loving memory of Michelle Johnson, who passed four weeks ago.


UNDIE SUNDAY

July is a five-Sunday month. Usually, we would collect undergarments for men, women, and children. However, this month there has also been a rise in the need for personal items. Our collection will be Sunday, July 31st .

Suggested donations: Sanitary Napkins, Diapers and Diaper Wipes, Incontinence Related Items, and Personal Hygiene Items.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • The total giving for last week was $943.80, which is $508.12 less than expected for the week.
  • Our total giving for the year is $2,600 less than we expected it to be.

A Congregationaional Church is its congregation. The front of our bulletin says that our ministers are ALL of our members and friends. We all work together to make everything that happens at the church happen. Our church exists because we all volunteer our time, talent, and treasure, and we make Oldtown what it is. If you have ideas for any of our ministries, new fundraising ideas, new ideas for adult education, fellowship, or faith-building, bring them forward and work with one of our ministries or talk with the Stewardship ministry to determine how best to bring those ideas to life in the church.

“Today, if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
~ Mother Teresa, Where There is Love, There is God (2010)

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”
~ James 1:16-18 (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
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