Worship Bulletin – July 8, 2018

Worship Bulletin – July 8, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — July 8, 2018

Your Name, O God, Like Your Praise Reaches the Ends of the Earth

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

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.


WE PREPARE

PRELUDE

INTROIT — “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
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.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let God’s praise be heard in the midst of the of the congregation.
Shout praise to the Lord of hosts!
Let God’s praise be whispered in the spirit of His people.
We give you thanks for the many ways you have loved and guided us.
Let God’s praise be proclaimed wherever we are.
May we praise God in all that we do.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

*HYMN C#715 — “Now Thank We All Our God”

*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.

WE LISTEN

SCRIPTURE — Psalm 48 (NRSV)

SERMON

WE RESPOND

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.
CHORAL RESPONSE

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
SONG OF PRAISE — “How Great Thou Art”
*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#15 — “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart” (verses 1-3)

*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!

Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship!

Pushpins The Oldtown Message

Summer Office Hours
Throughout the months of July and August, Pastor Kelly will be in the office on Thursdays from 11-3. If you have pastoral concerns outside of office hours, please call Pastor Kelly on her cell phone at 508-294-9767.

In Need of Our Prayers
Carolyn, Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Marty & Sandy, Shannon, Kristen, Gordon, Susan, David W, Sue, Steve, Lynne, Richard, Emily, Ron & Margretha, Tanya, Alex &0amp; Ashley, the family of George Johnson, Jr.

Would you like to add someone to our prayer list?
Fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate, or use our online prayer request form.

Do you want to read ahead?
If you are interested in reading ahead, next week in worship our scripture reading will be Psalm 24.

Missions Collection
Throughout the summer we are collecting school supplies to help families in our area. If you would like to donate pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers or any other school supplies, there is a box by the door where you can leave them. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Book Collection
Do you have books you are no longer reading? Consider donating them for the Church Fair book room. There is a collection bin in Maxcy Hall.

Pawsox Fundraiser
Together as church, we will be selling PawSox tickets for the Sunday, August 5th game at 1:35pm. Tickets are $10.00 each and include a $2.00 ballpark credit. The church gets $5.00 for every ticket sold using our link. You can help us to raise money by sharing the link from the Friday email on Facebook or emailing it to your friends and family. You can purchase tickets to the game using the link: http://www.ticketreturn.com Login using our User ID: FirstCongregational2018 and Password: pawsox

Stewardship Corner
Offering last week: $1,866.88
$501.50 more than budgeted
Offerings year-to-date: $1,200 more than budgeted
Fund Raising (end of June): $2,900 less than budgeted
Total Budgeted Income (end of June): $2,100 less than budgeted
Total Budgeted Expenses (end of June): $5,300 less than budgeted

Did You Know?

Congratulations on another great “First of the Month” Sunday last week, as many of those who give only once a month give on the first Sunday. Don’t forget to continue your support throughout the month at https://www.oldtownucc.org/giving/

“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.”
~ Isaiah 10:1-3 (NRSV)


First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
Church Phone: 508/697-1713 – Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508/294-9767
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 12 noon – 3 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Send Flat Jesus Pictures to: FlatJesus@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

0 Comments

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: