Worship Bulletin – June 2, 2019

Worship Bulletin – June 2, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 2, 2019

Breakfast on the Beach

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pastoral Intern: Amie McCarthy
Pianist: Suzanne 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.


Breathe
BREATHE

PRELUDE

INTROIT—”Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
God, save us from ourselves.
We continue to do the same things over and over, expecting different results.
God, save us from doing too much.
We go fishing every day, not noticing you waiting with a meal on the beach.
God, save us from doing too little.
We say we love you, and yet so often we neglect your sheep.
God, save us from ourselves.
Help us to hear and respond when you say, “Follow Me.”

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, we have given more weight to our successes and our happiness than your will. We have eaten without a thought for the hungry, spoken without an effort to understand others, kept quiet instead of telling the truth, and taken the gifts you have given us for granted. Forgive us and help us to live as disciples of Christ. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#99 “O, How I Love Jesus”

*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 READING—John 21:4-17 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Fed, So That We Might Feed”

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

Thank
THANK

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
GIFT OF MUSIC—”I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
*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

CELEBRATION OF COMMUNION

Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
The Invitation
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread & Cup

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Gracious God, we thank you for this meal and for all of the ways you nourish us. Grow in us that we may nourish others. Sustain us as we press toward the goal of your call in Christ Jesus. Amen.

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN—C#612 “O Jesus, I Have Promised”

*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
June 2, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
June 2: Worship 10am – with Communion
– Special Meeting after worship to discuss work on the Schoolhouse
June 4: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
June 8: Yard Sale 8am-2pm
June 9: Worship 10am – with Baptism
– Deacons Meeting after worship
June 11: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
– Church Committee 7pm

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Deb, Kathy, Ed, Kim, June, Steve, Mark, Jim, Colleen, Gayle, Alexander, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Rita, Al, Sandra, Robert, Stacy, Brooks, Meena, Marjon, Jane, Scott, Malcom, Sandy, Carolyn, Barbara, Christina, Chrystal, Maryam, John, Alaina, Dave.
If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, please fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate, or use our online prayer request form.

HELP FAMILIES AT COMMUNITY SCHOOL
From May to mid-June, we will be collecting personal hygiene items for the Community School in North Attleboro. More than fifty-eight families at Community School don’t know where their next meal will come from, nevermind how to buy personal items—toothpaste, deodorant, soap, sanitary napkins, etc. Join us in building up the Community School Pantry supply.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Coffee Connection has returned to Tuesdays! Join us for a time of coffee and fellowship on Tuesdays from 10-12noon. There is no program or work that needs to be done, it’s just a time to get together with friends and enjoy each other’s company.

OLDTOWN UPDATE
Would you like to receive our weekly email to find out more about what is happening in Oldtown? Email Pastor Kelly at
Pastorkelly@oldtownucc.org. Also, check us out on Facebook “First Congregational Church of North Attleboro (Oldtown)” or our website at http://www.oldtownucc.org.

FAIR TRADE COFFEE
Do you enjoy the coffee that we served in Oldtown? Would you like to purchase some to have at home? During coffee hour, we will be offering individual bags (2.25 oz which makes 1 pot) for $2 a piece. We will have decaf and regular. Money raised will go to pay for coffee hour expenses.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $672.61
$688.93 less than budget
Offering to date: $1,250 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of April):
$1,800 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of April):
$1,600 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of April):
$3,800 less than budget

Did You Know?

  • As we roll into the summer months and weekends often mean travel with family, don’t forget you can continue to support your church even when you’re away through Online Giving. It’s quick and easy to set up and allows you to keep up with your pledge even on those Sundays when you’re away! Ask Jim Fennell if you have any questions.
  • “When he came and saw the Grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion.”
    ~ Acts 11:23 (NRSV)

First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
Church Phone: 508-695-1713 — Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508-294-9767
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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