Worship Bulletin – May 12, 2019

Worship Bulletin – May 12, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — May 12, 2019

Plant Words of Encouragement

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—”Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Come and worship!
We come with joy in our hearts and with gratitude for the life that we have been given!
Come and worship!
We come with heavy burdens and wrestling in our hearts!
Come and worship!
We come with a song, an offering, a dream, and a prayer!
Come and Worship!
We come to meet God in the faces of our sisters and brothers.
Come and worship!
Let us worship God together!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#227 “In the Garden”

*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—Matthew 13:1-9 (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—”Where the Soul Never Dies”
*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#638 “In the Bulb There is a Flower”

*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
May 12, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours have switched back to
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
May 12: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
May 14: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
(note the switch back to Tuesday)
– Church Committee 7pm
May 18: Turkey Supper Seatings 4:30 & 6:30
May 19: CELEBRATION SUNDAY!!
– Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Make Your Own Sundaes after worship
May 21: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
May 24: Coffeehouse 7pm
May 26: Worship 10am – Pastor Amie Preaching

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.
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.

ALL HANDS ON DECK!!
The Turkey Supper is quickly approaching, and we definitely need extra helpers! Please see Ed to let him know beforehand if you are able to help. It makes our planning much easier and relieves unneeded anxiety! The Turkey Supper is May 18th and there are two seatings at 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

HELP FAMILIES AT COMMUNITY SCHOOL
From May to Mid-June we will be collecting personal hygiene items for the Community School in North Attleboro. More than 58 families at Community School don’t know where their next meal will come from, never mind how to buy personal items (toothpaste, deodorant, soap, sanitary napkins, etc.) Join us in building up the Community School Pantry supply.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Coffee Connection has returned to Tuesdays! 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: $1,760.80
$399.26 more than budget
Offering to date: $200 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
CURRENT POSITION
(end of April):
$6,900 loss

Did You Know?

  • We still need volunteers to cook turkeys for Saturday’s Turkey Supper. If you can help take a turkey and cook it at home on Friday night or Saturday morning and bring it in on Saturday morning at 10am, please see Ed Clavette or Deb Fennell and arrange to take the frozen turkey home. Remember, we all need to pitch in to make things work at the church.
  • “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God?”
    ~ Micah 6:8 (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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