FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 24, 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 — “I Would Be True”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
The sinners, the saints, the broken, the whole,
We all come seeking the unconditional love and grace of God.
The doubters, the devout, the wonderers, the wanderers,
We all seek to follow the one who works for justice and hope for all of God’s people.
The hesitant, the heroic, the grandparents, the little children,
We all come to worship God together.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN C#566 — “Be Still My Soul”
*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 — 1 Samuel 17:32-49 (NRSV) (OT 324)
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
*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#464 — “God of Grace and God of Glory” (verses 1, 4, & 5)
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 24th – June 30th
|Tuesday:||Office Hours 12pm-3pm|
|Thursday:||Office Hours 12pm-3pm|
Do you have books you are no longer reading? Consider donating them for the Church Fair book room. There is a collection bin in Maxcy Hall.
Together as church, we will be selling PawSox tickets for the Sunday, August 5th game at 1:35pm. Tickets are $10.00 each and include a $2.00 ballpark credit. The church gets $5.00 for every ticket sold using our link. You can help us to raise money by sharing the link from the Friday email on Facebook or emailing it to your friends and family. You can purchase tickets to the game using the link: http://www.ticketreturn.com Login using our User ID: FirstCongregational2018 and Password: pawsox
In Need of Our Prayers
Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Marty and Sandy, Shannon, Kristen, Gordon, Susan, David Winnegge, Sue, Steve, Lynne.
|Offering last week:||$855.98
$509.40 less than budgeted
|Offerings to date:||$1,600 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?
Congratulations and a huge thank you to our outgoing Coffeehouse Crew. Know that you will always be in our thoughts and prayers as you move on to the next phase in your life, and know that you are always welcome back here!!
“Still, when God saw the trouble they were in and heard their cries for help, God remembered God's Covenant with them, and, immense with love, took them by the hand. God poured out God’s mercy on them while their captors looked on, amazed.”
~ Psalm 106:44-47 (MSG)
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