Worship Bulletin – June 23, 2019

Worship Bulletin – June 23, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 23, 2019

You Are All Children of God

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pastoral Intern: Amie McCarthy
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 coffee and refreshments after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


Breathe
BREATHE

PRELUDE

INTROIT—”Spirit of the Living God”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
We gather together in the name of Jesus.
Members of God’s family, and brothers and sisters to one another.
There are no outsiders here among us.
No one has any special standing or bragging rights.
We have all been brought together by the love of God.
Let us all join together in worship!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#284 “Gather Us In”

*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—Galatians 3:23-29 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Wonderfully Different”

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—”Creator God, Creating Still”
*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#433 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

*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! 

Galatians 3:28


Pushpins The Oldtown Message
June 23, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
June 23: Worship 10am
June 25: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
June 26: Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert 6pm
June 30: Worship 10am—Undy Sunday

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, Amy, Dave, Helen, Brendan, Carlos.
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.

UNDY SUNDAY
Next week is a fifth Sunday which means that it is also an Undy Sunday! We will be collecting new underwear and socks, any size any gender, to share with those in need.

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)”.

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 have individual bags (2.25 oz which makes 1 pot) for sale for $2 apiece, both decaf and regular. Money raised will go to pay for coffee hour expenses.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $832.80
$528.74 less than budget
Offering to date: $1,050 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of May):
$3,200 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of May):
On budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of May):
$6,300 less than budget
Budget Position
(end of May):
$3,900 LOSS

Did You Know?

  • We are currently searching for a pianist / organist to play during worship at Oldtown. Two hours on most Sundays plus occasional “special” services. Play piano and/or organ with our choir. Practice 1/2-hour prior to worship. Paid per performance. We ask two weeks notice for unavailability. If you know someone who might be interested, more information is available at https://www.oldtownucc.org/pianist-wanted or contact Pastor Kelly or Jim Fennell.
  • “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.”
    ~ Psalm 100:1-2 (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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