FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — July 28, 2019
Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pastoral Intern: Amie McCarthy
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.
INTROIT—”We Have Come Into His House”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
Jesus said, “Love one another, even as I have loved you.”
Love is more powerful than fear; it is mightier than hatred.
Let the love which God has lavished upon us be poured out to those in need.
Help us, O Lord, to witness to you by the ways in which we care for others.
Remind us, Lord, that we are called to be your disciples.
As we worship this morning, heal our hearts and spirits and prepare us for service. AMEN.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN—C#477 “Pass It On”
*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—Hebrews 13:1-8, 25-26 (NRSV)
SERMON—”I Ministered to You?!”
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.
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#467 “Fill the World With Love”
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.
Our worship has ended… Let our service begin!
Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship!
The Oldtown Message
July 28, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s summer office hours for July & August are Tuesday 10am-2pm
July 28: Worship 10am—Pastor Amie preaching
July 30: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
August 3: Worship 10am—Communion service
August 5: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Deb, Kathy, Brooks, Ed, Kim, June, Steve, Mark, Jim, Colleen, Gayle, Alexander, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Rita, Al, Sandra, Robert, Stacy, Brooks, Meena, Marjon, Jane, Scott, Malcom, Sandy, Carolyn, Barbara, Christina, Chrystal, Maryam, John, Alaina, Amy, Dave, Helen, Brendan, Carlos, Cyndy, Debbie, Matthew, Michael Dylan, John, Tresor, Janviere
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.
Join us for a time of coffee and fellowship on Tuesdays from 10-12noon. There is no program or work that needs to be done, it’s just a time to get together with friends and enjoy each other’s company.
Would you like to receive our weekly email to find out more about what is happening in Oldtown? Email Pastor Kelly at Pastorkelly@oldtownucc.org . Also, check us out on Facebook “First Congregational Church of North Attleboro (Oldtown)”.
FAIR TRADE COFFEE
Do you enjoy the coffee that we served in Oldtown? Would you like to purchase some to have at home? During coffee hour, we have individual bags (2.25 oz which makes 1 pot) for sale for $2 apiece, both decaf and regular. Money raised will go to pay for coffee hour expenses.
|Offering last week:||$848.61
$512.93 less than budget
|Offering to date:||$2,400 less than budget|
(end of June):
|$3,200 more than budget|
|Total Budgeted Income
(end of June):
|$150 less than budget|
|Total Budgeted Expense
(end of June):
|$7,900 less than budget|
Did You Know?
- Even though it’s summer, and it feels like things are slowing down, don’t forget that your Church Committee keeps on working to make sure things continue throughout the year. We’re making good progress on the Schoolhouse repairs and making plans for the fall suppers and the fall fair! If you’re available at all to help with anything, please see Pastor Kelly, Jim Fennell, Ed Clavette, or Deb Fennell.
- “But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.”
“Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.”
~ Ephesians 4:15-16, 31 (NRSV)
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
Church Phone: 508-695-1713 — Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508-294-9767
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org