Worship Bulletin – June 10, 2018

Worship Bulletin – June 10, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 10, 2018

Though I Walk in the Midst of Trouble, You Preserve Me

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 — “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise the Lord!
We will give thanks to the Lord with our whole heart!
Come, worship God with gladness and thanksgiving!
May we come before the Lord with glad and generous hearts!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

*HYMN C#16 — “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

*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 138 (NRSV) (OT 709)

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
*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#560 — “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

*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

In the Week Ahead:
June 10th – June 16th
Sunday: Missions Meeting 9am
Worship 10am
Monday:
Tuesday: Office Hours 12pm-3pm
Church Committee Meeting 7pm
Wednesday:
Thursday: Office Hours 12pm-3pm
Friday:
Saturday: Chicken Barbecue 4:30pm-6:30pm

Save the Dates
This year’s chicken BBQ will be held on June 16th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. To make a reservation, please call Ed at 508-212-4774 or use our online reservation form.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21 from 7pm to 9pm for an amazing concert here in Oldtown with Whipple & Morales in concert with Linda Westgate.

And don’t forget that this month’s Coffeehouse on June 22nd is to benefit the Oldtown church.

In Need of Our Prayers
Joey, Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Marty & Sandy, Shannon, Kristin, Gordon, Susan, David, Sue Steve, the family of Karen Healy

Would you like to add someone to our prayer list?
Email Hope at hcahill@oldtownucc.org, fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate, or use our online prayer request form.

Stewardship Corner
Offering last week: $1,691.68
$326.30 more than budgeted
Offerings to date: $2,300 more than budgeted
Fund Raising (end of April): $1,000 less than budgeted
Total Budgeted Income (end of April): $1,000 more than budgeted
Total Budgeted Expenses (end of April): $300 less than budgeted

Did You Know?

In the relative comfort of our day-to-day lives, it is easy to forget others who are being ignored, oppressed, disadvantaged, ignored, and mistreated in our community, our country, and our world. Take time to pray for all those less fortunate than ourselves.

“Thus says the Lord of Hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”
~ Zechariah 7:9-10 (ESV)


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

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