Worship Bulletin – March 8, 2020

Worship Bulletin – March 8, 2020

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—March 8, 2020

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
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—”Breathe on Me Breath of God”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING—”Lead Me to the Cross”

CALL TO WORSHIP
Give thanks to God!
Let us call on God’s name.
Give thanks to God!
Let us make known God’s deeds among the peoples.
Give thanks to God!
Let us sing praises and tell of God’s wonderful works.
Give thanks to God!
Let the hearts of those who seek God rejoice!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#628 “Precious Lord Take My Hand”

⇑ 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: Psalms 42:3-5 (NIV)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”How Can You Remember?”

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 by they 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—”Praise You In This Storm”
⇑ 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#622 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

⇑ 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!


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
March 8, 2020

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
March 8: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ Chimes Rehearsal following worship
Tue March 10: Church Committee 7pm
Wed March 11: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
 ~ School Tours
Sun March 15: Household Huddle 9am
 ~ Worship 10am
 ~ Chime Rehearsal following worship
 ~ Confirmation class following worship

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Debbie, Kerri, Malcolm, Vicky, Maryellen, Cindi, Mary Ann, Marge, Gordon, Kristen, Priscilla, Kaya, Jane, Pat, Michelle, Matthew, Ron, Steven, Kathy, Peg, Sarah, Sue, Steve, Reign, Alice, Stacy, Lydia, Zena, Ella, Suzanne, Nelson, Judy, Becky, Chad, Gayle, Barbara, Lynne, John, Carol, Robin, Clair, Chrystal, Aaron, Samuel, Cyndy, Hope, Anne, Robin, Joe Sr., Amy, Michelle, Chris, Madison, Ruth, Dave.
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.

LENTEN JOURNEY FOR WHOLENESS & HEALING
On our journey through Lent, you are invited to try a few new spiritual practices. We’ll be introducing a new practice each week. Please remember that they are called spiritual practices, not spiritual perfections. It’s not about getting it right or wrong; it’s about allowing yourself to experience something new as you take better care of yourself and pay attention to the presence of God in your life.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Join us Tuesday from 10-noon for Coffee Connection! Coffee Connection is a simple time of fellowship to get out of the house and spend time with friends.

CALLING ALL OLDTOWN CRAFTERS
Our Mother’s Day Craft fair is 2 months away! (May 9th) We are hoping to have an Oldtown craft table this year and we are looking for craft items. We are also looking for extra hands to work at the fair. Before your calendar gets too busy, add the craft fair to it. What better way to spend a spring day then welcoming people to Oldtown!

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $2,277.67
$910.36 more than budget
Offering 2020 to date: $1,300 more than budget
End of January (8.3% of year)
Fund Raising: 1.0% of annual budget
Total Budgeted Income: 5.2% of annual budget
Total Budgeted Expense: 6.7% of annual budget

Thanks to all who helped out with our Corned Beef Supper last night. Remember, helping at one of our suppers is not just “work,” it’s a good time working with good people and feeding a grateful group of guests. Oh, and sharing a delicious meal together at the end isn’t bad either! Don’t forget to check our online signups regularly to sign up for different ways to help.

“Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. … What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?'”
~ Luke 9:23, 25 (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 10am-noon & Thursday 6pm-8pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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