Worship Bulletin – June 9, 2019

Worship Bulletin – June 9, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — June 9, 2019

Pentecost

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—”Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
The Day of Pentecost is here,
The day when the flames of faith dance in our hearts.
The Day of Pentecost is here,
The day when our babbling speech becomes the Good News for the world.
The Day of Pentecost is here,
The day when compassion fills our souls.
The Day of Pentecost is here.
Let the people of God rejoice. Alleluia!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptism

Adriana Maureen King
Born: April 11, 2019
Baptized: June 9, 2019
Parent: Shannon King
Godparent: Carrie Allard-Admin
Grandparents: Steven King, Kerri Quintal, and the late Maureen King

GATHERING
The gospels tell us that “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them,
All: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. In as much as the promise of the gospel is not only for us but also to our children, baptism with water and the Holy Spirit is the mark of their acceptance into the care of Christ’s church, the sign and seal of their participation in God’s forgiveness, and the beginning of their growth into full Christian faith and discipleship.

This is the water of baptism. Out of this water, we rise with new life, forgiven of sin and one in Christ, members of Christ’s body.

PROMISES (by Adriana’s Mom)
Do you desire to have Adriana baptized into the faith and family of Jesus Christ so that she may explore the dynamics of God, who created and loves her?
Parent:  I do.

Will you encourage Adriana to live out her faith in response to the gospel, and to receive the freedom of new life in Christ?
Parent:  I will, with the help of God.

Will you teach her the stories of our faith so that she may be led into relationship with Jesus Christ?
Parent:  I will, with the help of God.

Do you promise by the grace of God, to be Christ’s disciple, to follow in the way of our Savior, to be in right relationship with God, others and yourself, to show love and justice, and to share the work and word of Jesus Christ as best as you are able?
Parent: I do, with the help of God.

Will you covenant to bring Adriana into the life of the Christian community to worship, to hear the story of the roots of our faith, and to be in relationship with other believers as you all grow together and celebrate the Spirit’s presence?
Parent:  I will, with the help of God. 

PROMISE OF ASSURANCE (by Adriana’s Godmother)
Recognizing that there are many persons who touch the lives of children, do you covenant to give your time and yourselves to Adriana, providing her with further opportunities to explore her growing experience of God and self?
Godparent:  I promise, with the help of God. 

Do you covenant to love Adriana unconditionally, supporting her, and helping her see the limitless possibilities of life in the Spirit?
Godparent:  I promise my love and support.

CONGREGATIONAL ASSENT
Jesus Christ calls us to make disciples of all nations and to offer them the gift of grace in baptism. Do you as a congregation and as family and friends, promise your love, support, and care to Adriana as she lives and grows in Christ?
All: We promise our love, support, and care.

Will you support this parent and Godparent in their efforts to guide Adriana in the way of the gospel and to the faithful service in Christ’s church?
All: We will, relying on God’s grace.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Let us unite with the church in all times and places in confessing our faith in the triune God.
Do you believe in God?
I believe in God.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
I believe in Jesus Christ.
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit.

PRAYER OF BAPTISM
The Lord be with you.
And also with You.
Let us pray…

ACT OF BAPTISM
PRAYER FOR THE BAPTIZED
PRESENTATION OF GIFTS

*HYMN—C#75 “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”

*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—Acts 2:1-4 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON

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—”On Pentecost They Gathered”
*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#249 “Spirit”

*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 9, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
June 9: Worship 10am – with Baptism
– Deacons Meeting after worship
June 11: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
– Church Committee 7pm
June 15: Pet Clinic 11am-noon
Chicken Barbecue 4:30-6:30pm
June 16: Worship 10am
June 18: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
June 21; Coffeehouse 7pm
June 23: Worship 10am
June 25: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
June 26: Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert 6pm

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.
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.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL COLLECTIONS
Today is our last day collecting personal hygiene items for the Community School in North Attleboro. Thank you so much for your generous support!

COFFEE CONNECTION
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: $2,098.80
$737.26 more than budget
Offering to date: $500 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?

  • Thanks to all who attended our Special Meeting after worship last week. Remember, as a Congregational Church, we are ALL tasked with being stewards of the operation of the church. If you are looking around to see which people are the leaders of the church, don’t forget to look in the mirror. We will only succeed in as much as we all pull together as one.
  • “In Christ, we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.”
    ~ Ephesians 1:11-12 (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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