Worship Bulletin – June 12, 2022

Worship Bulletin – June 12, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—June 12, 2022

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
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 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
The Spirit is here among us,
Within us, around us, and between us.
The Spirit is here among us,
Filling us with courage and pushing us out of our comfort zones.
The Spirit is here among us
Inviting us to sing and to worship but also challenging us to truly experience the mysteries of our faith.

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

⇑ HYMN C#261—”Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

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: 1 Kings 19:11-14, NRSVUE (Oldtown Bible: OT 404)


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Trying Too Hard”

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#66 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

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
June 12, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun June 12: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
Wed June 15: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
  ~ Christian Education Meeting 6pm
Sat June 18: Pet Vaccination Clinic 11am-12noon
Sun June 19: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
Tue June 21: Church Committee Meeting 7pm
Sat June 25: Oldtown Yard Sale 8am-2pm

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, Kyle, Joan M, Cindi B., Joni, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Sam and Nicole, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Bonnie, Maureen, Rod, Jeanine, Joseph, Cindi D., John, 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
Offering last week: $1,437.61
$14.31 less than budget
Offering 2022 to date: $2,900 less than budget
APRIL 2022: Totals-to-Date (33% of the year)
Fund Raising: $275.10 (2% of annual budget)
Total Budgeted Income: $27,642.46 (28% of annual budget)
Total Budgeted Expenses: $34,904.71 (31% of annual budget)
Non-Budgeted Income: $3,603.40
Non-Budgeted Expenses: $4,009.61
Total Shortfall for 2022: $7,668.46

With all the stresses this world has to offer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed on a frequent basis. Know that God loves you and walks with you through all difficulties.

“You must understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters; let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger, for human anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore, rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.”
~ James 1:19-21 (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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