Worship Bulletin – July 7, 2024

Worship Bulletin – July 7, 2024

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — July 7, 2024

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

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 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.


PRELUDE

GATHERING MUSIC

WELCOME / WORSHIP WAYS

A MOMENT TO LET GO / OPENING PRAYER

CALL TO WORSHIP
Come, all who thirst
And drink the water of life
Come, all who hunger
And be filled with good things.
Come, all who seek
And be warmed by the love of God in this place.

⇑ HYMN C#4521–”Here I Am, Lord”

SHARING TIME
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 LESSON: Mark 6:6-13 (Oldtown Bible: NT 49)

SERMON–”Let Go”

PREPARING 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

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

CELEBRATION OF COMMUNION

Song of Preparation
The Invitation
The Communion Prayer
Word of Institution
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread & Cup

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Gracious God, we give you thanks for satisfying our hungry hearts with this meal. Send us out into the world to reveal your love, as we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you. Amen.

FOR LOVE OF CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN C#545–”He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought”

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE (C#444)
Let us now depart in thy peace, blessed Jesus.
Send us to our homes with God’s love in our hearts.
Let not the busy world claim all our loyalties.
Keep us ever mindful, dear Lord, of thee.

POSTLUDE

*** Our worship has ended; let our service begin! ***


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
July 7, 2024

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun July 7: Household Huddle 9:30am
~ Worship 10am
Tue July 9: Food, Faith, and Fun–Smores and Psalms 6pm
Wed July 10: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Sun July 14: Household Huddle 9:30am
~ Worship 10am
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 & John, Nancy, Teagan, Dan, Judy, Lynn, David, Sherri, Roxanne, Lynne, Louis, Nick, Frank, Catherine, Ben, Jim & Marcia, Brianna, Duane, Samuel, Jill, Tammy, Bob, Cyndy, Christi, Marianne, Hailey, Don, Claudia, Megan, Matthew, Maria, Madison, the Roux/Dorr family, Kes, Scott, the Miranda/K family, Brian, Michael, Wendy, Rich, Levi, Ellen, Tara, Sandy, Thyra, John, Pete, Bob, Paul, Kristen, Laurie, Amy, Nikki, Gloria.
To add a name to the list, email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@Oldtownucc.org, text 508-695-1713, or drop a note in the offering plate.


S’MORES AND PSALMS

Tuesday July 9th – 6pm

Many biblical stories were passed on in the oral tradition, by sharing stories around a fire. Join us for “S’mores and Psalms” as we learn more about the Psalms, singing, praying, and sharing stories around “the fire.” (This is an indoor rain or shine event!)


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 42 people in worship, and our total giving to the church for the week was $603.43, which is $781.19 less than expected.
  • So far, this year’s congregational giving has been $700 more than expected. Keep up the great work!!

Jesus calls us all to follow him, to live as He lives, to follow His ways and how He interacts with the people and the world around Him. The best way to learn how to do that is to get to know Him by reading the stories of His life in the bible, understanding they were written to an audience long ago but still have meaning and relevance for all times, including ours.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
   ~ John 8:12 (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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