Worship Bulletin – June 16, 2024

Worship Bulletin – June 16, 2024

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 16, 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
All are welcome,
For we are all made in the image of God.
All are welcome,
For each of us is unique, each special.
All are welcome,
For we are all brothers & sisters on a journey of faith.

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

Dawn Cordeiro, Tom Cordeiro, Andrew Heintz, Pat Meyer, Bonnie Kraeutler, Bruce Kraeutler

WELCOME
QUESTION ABOUT PARTICIPATION
As members of the Oldtown Church, do you promise to participate in the life and mission of this family of God’s people, sharing regularly in the worship of God and enlisting in the work of this local church as it serves this community and the world?
I promise with the help of God.
SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:19-22 (NRSVUE)

PRAYER FOR OUR COMMUNITY

WELCOME AND RECEPTION
Let us, the members of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of North Attleborough, express our welcome and affirm our mutual ministry in Christ:

Dawn, Tom, Andrew, Pat, Bonnie, and Bruce, we welcome you with joy into the common life of this church. We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit may we continue to grow together in God’s knowledge and love and do our best to live out our faith in the world, sharing the love of Jesus with others.

GREETING OF CHRISTIAN LOVE

⇑ HYMN C#453–”Called As Partners In Christ’s Service”

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 4:26-34 (Oldtown Bible: NT 47)

SERMON–”Just a Tiny Seed”

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

FOR LOVE OF CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN C#59–”This Is My Father’s World”

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE (C#434)
God be with you till we meet again,
Loving counsels guide, uphold you,
With a shepherd’s care enfold you:
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus’ feet,
Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE

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


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
June 16, 2024

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun June 16: Household Huddle 9:30am
~ Worship 10am – NEW MEMBERS SUNDAY!
Wed June 19: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Sat June 22: Yard Sale 8am-2pm
Sun June 23: Household Huddle 9:30am
~ Worship 10am
Wed June 26: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Sat June 29: Come and Sing 2pm
Sun June 30: 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. The family of Raymond Byrnes.
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.


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 54 people in worship, and our total giving to the church for the week was $1,162.75, which is $221.87 less than expected.
  • So far, this year’s congregational giving has been $2,500 more than expected. Keep up the great work!!

It is always a joyous day when we welcome new members to Oldtown. New folks bring new ideas, new perspectives, and new energy to everything we do at Oldtown. Events like yesterday’s chicken barbecue are just one of many opportunities for all of us to work together, serving others and bringing smiles to their faces. Thank you to all who helped make yesterday’s meal possible. It was enjoyed by all!

Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you; […] Therefore we ought to support such people, so that we may become coworkers with the truth.
   ~ 3 John 1:5, 8 (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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