FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 17, 2018
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.
INTROIT — “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us praise the name of the Lord!
God is Wonderful, yesterday, today, and forever!
The Lord our God has done marvelous things.
We are blessed more than we could ever imagine.
For all the amazing gifts we have been given,
Let us worship God together!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN C#22 — “All Creatures of Our God and King”
*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.
SCRIPTURE — 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 (NRSV) (NT 221)
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.
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
SONG OF PRAISE — “My Life Flows On”
*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#638 — “In the Bulb There Is a Flower”
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.
Our worship has ended… Let our service begin!
Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship!
The Oldtown Message
|In the Week Ahead:
June 17th – June 23rd
|Monday:||Cranberry Coast Piano Concert 7pm|
|Tuesday:||Office Hours 12pm-3pm|
|Thursday:||Office Hours 12pm-3pm|
Do you have books you are no longer reading? Consider donating them to the church fair book room to be sold at the Fall Fair. There is a collection bin in Maxcy Hall.
Consider joining us on Friday, June 22 at 7pm for the Coffeehouse. The money raised this month will all be donated to Oldtown. It’s a great night out and an easy way to help support our church.
Cranberry Coast Piano Concert
Cranberry Coast Concerts and Oldtown church are to present Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales – Duo Pianists. Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 in the sanctuary. They will be performing works for 1 piano/4 hands, with special guest Linda Westgate.
In Need of Our Prayers
Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Marty and Sandy, Shannon, Kristen, Gordon, Susan, David Winnegge, Sue, Steve, the family of Karen Healy.
|Offering last week:||$1,127.44
$237.94 less than budgeted
|Offerings to date:||$2,100 more than budgeted|
|Fund Raising (end of May):||$1,350 less than budgeted|
|Total Budgeted Income (end of May):||$1,800 less than budgeted|
|Total Budgeted Expenses (end of May):||$2,200 less than budgeted|
|Budget Position (end of May):||$7,900 loss|
Did You Know?
Thanks to all who helped with our Chicken Barbecue. As you know, many hands make light work. We are asking EVERYONE who is available to help out with our church’s fund-raising efforts in any way you can throughout the year. Even if it’s your first time helping out, we’ll show you everything you need to know! Come join the fun!!
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? … So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
~ Matthew 6:25-27,34 (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