Worship Bulletin – March 3, 2019

Worship Bulletin – March 3, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — March 3, 2019

With a Little Help From Our Friends

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—”Bind Us Together”

WELCOME AND TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us love one another
Because God loved us first.
Let us love one another
Even when we disagree and argue.
Let us love one another
So that the world will know about God’s great love.
Let us love one another
As we worship and serve God together.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#585 “What a Friend We Have in 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—Luke 5:17-26 (NRSV) (NT 76)

Reflect
REFLECT

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
*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

HYMN OF PREPARATION: P#288—”Let Us Break Bread Together”
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 journey out into this new year, sharing your love and your light with the world.

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN: C#453—”Called In Partners In Christ’s Service”

*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
March 3, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10-2

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Today: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Deacons meeting after worship
Mar 5: Pancake Supper and Bible Jeopardy
Mar 6: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
– (NOTE: Coffee Connection is moving to Wednesdays)
– School Tour
– Ash Wednesday Worship 7pm
Mar 10: Household Huddle 9am
– Missions Meeting 9am
– Worship 10am
Mar 13: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
– School Tour

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Mark, Ed, Sue, Steve, Kerri, Cindy, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Fran, Maryam, Meena, Marjon, Brooks, Steven, Joseph, Perilene, Cyndy, the Brauneis family, the Scott family, Claire, Christina, Susan, Rosalyn, Denise, Jay, Dylan, Shane, Teri, Jonathan, Tori, Valerie, Lisa, Lynn, Tracey, Gayle, Rob, Liz, Thomas, Lynne, Cindy, Dave, Deb, Kane..
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.

DO YOU GET OUR FRIDAY EMAIL?
Every Friday our church sends out an email to let the congregation know what is happening in Oldtown. During the season of Lent, we will also be having our Daily Lenten Email Devotionals. If you don’t presently get the Friday Email and you would like to, please share your email with Pastor Kelly.

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.

UNDY SUNDAY
Our Missions Ministry has designated the 5th Sunday of March, June, September, and December (the months with a fifth Sunday) as Undy Sundays. On those Sundays, we will be collecting any size new (in the package) underwear and socks for those less fortunate in our community.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Coffee Connection has moved to Wednesdays!! Join us on Wednesdays from 10am to noon for Coffee Connection! Coffee Connection is a simple time of fellowship to get out of the house and spend time with friends.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $969.45
$392.09 less than budget
Offering to date: $50 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of January):
$150 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of January):
$1,550 less than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of January):
$1,300 less than budget
CURRENT POSITION
(end of January):
$6,500 loss

Did You Know?

  • Due to the recent storm, our Corned Beef and Cabbage supper has been postponed to Saturday, March 9. Please do what you can to invite family and friends to make our supper a successful one. Also, if you’re available to help prep, serve, or clean up, please let Ed know you’re willing to help.
  • “For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
    ~ Isaiah 55:10-11 (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: Tuesday & 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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