FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 3, 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 — “This is the Day”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
We gather this day from a week filled with needs and demands.
We come to find rest and renewal of our spirits.
Open your hearts in love to hear the voice of God.
Let us rest in God’s presence, free from the clamor of the world.
This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN C#572 — “Take Time to Be Holy”
*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 — Mark 2:23-3:6 (NRSV)
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 — “Because He Lives”
*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 HOLY COMMUNION
Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
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#461 — “Lord Whose Love Through Humble Service”
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 3rd – June 9th
|Office Hours 12-3
|Office Hours 12-3
|Yard Sale 8-2pm
Flat Jesus has already been on quite a few adventures around town. Don’t forget to like our facebook page or check out our website for photos and updates about his adventures. If you have photos to share, email them to email@example.com. If you didn’t get a copy of Flat Jesus and would like one, please see Hope Cahill or Pastor Kelly. We have more available.
Spring is finally here and that means spring cleaning. If you have items you would like to donate to the church yard sale, please contact Ed Clavette to arrange a drop-off time. He can be reached at 508-212-4774.
In Need of Our Prayers
Would you like to add someone to our prayer list?
Email Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate.
|Offering last week:
$67.21 less than budgeted
|Offerings to date:
|$2,000 more than budgeted
|Fund Raising (end of April):
|$1,000 less than budgeted
|Total Budgeted Income (end of April):
|$1,000 more than budgeted
|Total Budgeted Expenses (end of April):
|$300 less than budgeted
Did You Know?
“At its most basic level, Christianity is not about getting to heaven. Christianity is about heaven coming to us, in and through the person of Jesus Christ”
~ Matthew Laney
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