Worship Bulletin – July 31, 2022

Worship Bulletin – July 31, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—July 31, 2022

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

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
Friends, let us rejoice!
Singing songs and hymns, old and new; celebrating with voices and instruments, with praise and prayers.
Open your eyes!
For God is here, among us, and within us.
Do not be afraid!
Let us put aside our worries and doubts as we worship God together!

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

⇑ HYMN C#537—”My Hope is Built”

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: Matthew 14:22-32 (Oldtown Bible: NT 19)


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Having Faith in Times of Doubt”

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#619 “My Life Flows On”

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 31, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun July 31: Worship 10am–UNDIE SUNDAY
Wed Aug 3: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Sat Aug 6: All Church Clean Out 8:30am–???
Sun Aug 7: Worship w/Communion 10am
Sat Aug 13: Oldtown Pet Vaccination Clinic 11am–noon
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, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Maureen, Rod, Jeanine, Joseph, Cindi D, Linda, John, Alex, Maryam, Jared, Nelson & Judy, Don, Linda, Bob, Katie & Scott, Roxanne, June, Phoebe, Lori, 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)


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • The total giving for last week was $965.99, which is $485.93 less than expected for the week.
  • Our total giving for the year is $3,100 less than we expected it to be.

Summer is a time of resting, recreation, relaxing, and renewing. Many families with children travel during the summer because that’s the best time to fit some “time off” into a busy school and activity schedule. Others enjoy outdoor activities, time at the beach or on the water, warmer weather for camping, or simply the longer time of daylight to enjoy God’s creation. Your Stewardship Corner will be taking a “sabbatical” for the month of August, as we recharge our own batteries and prepare ourselves to welcome everyone back to the church in the fall. We can always be reached by email if you have any questions at stewardship@oldtownucc.org, and we hope everyone takes some time this summer to recharge and bring all that energy to church in the fall and beyond!

“The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.”
~ Mark 6:30-32 (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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