Worship Bulletin – May 12, 2024

Worship Bulletin – May 12, 2024

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — May 12, 2024

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault

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 a little space in case your little one needs a walkabout. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and please join us for fellowship after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


PRELUDE

GATHERING MUSIC

WELCOME

WORSHIP WAYS

A MOMENT TO LET GO / OPENING PRAYER

CALL TO WORSHIP
Look all around you,
God’s love shines in the faces of others.
Look at the windows.
The light shines in, reminding us we are part of God’s world.
Look within your heart
For God is there, longing to be seen.

⇑ HYMN C#453—”Called as Partners in Christ’s Service” (verses 1-3)

SHARING TIME
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 LESSON: Luke 24:44-53 (Oldtown Bible: NT 134)

SERMON–”What a Day!”

PREPARING FOR PRAYER (C#259)
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

OFFERING OUR THANKS
GIFT OF MUSIC
DOXOLOGY
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

Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
The Invitation
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread & Cup

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Gracious God, we give you thanks for satisfying our hungry hearts with this meal. Send us out into the world to reveal your love, as we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you. Amen.

FOR LOVE OF CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN “Day By Day”

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE (C#434)
God be with you till we meet again,
Loving counsels guide, uphold you,
With a shepherd’s care enfold you:
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus’ feet,
Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE

*** Our worship has ended; let our service begin! ***


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
May 12, 2024

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun May 12: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship w/Communion 10am
~ Deacons Meeting after worship
~ Oldtown Singers rehearsal after worship
Tue May 14: School Tours 10:15am-12:15pm
~ Food, Faith & Fun – “Happy Birthday Church!” 6pm
Wed May 15: Coffee Connection 10-12noon
Thu May 16: School Tours 10:15-12:15
Sat May 18: Turkey Supper 6pm
Sun May 19: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship – PENTECOST–wear red! 10am
~ Church Committee Meeting after worship
~ Old Colony Association Meeting @ 2nd Congregational Attleboro 2pm
Check our Online Calendar for even more Oldtown, denominational, and local events, free webinars, and other resources!! Have something you’d like added to the calendar? Email calendar@oldtownucc.org with all the information, and we’ll get it posted.


OLDTOWN PRAYER LIST

Edmond, Sarah, Edi & John, Nancy, Teagan, Dan, Judy, David, Sherri, Roxanne, Lynne, Louis, Nick, Frank, Catherine, Ben, Jim & Marcia, Brianna, Duane, Samuel, Jill, Tammy, Bob, Cyndy, Christi, Marianne, Hailey, Don, Claudia, Megan, Mike & Lori, Melissa, Matthew, Maria, Madison, the Roux/Dorr family, Kes, Scott, Walt, the Miranda/K family, Brian, Michael, Wendy, Rich, Levi, Ellen.
To add a name to the list, email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@Oldtownucc.org, text 508-695-1713, or drop a note in the offering plate.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE OLDTOWN CHURCH?

We will be having a New Member Sunday in June and would love to welcome you into the Oldtown Family. If you are interested in learning more about membership, please let Pastor Kelly know. You can tell her in person, email her at PastorKelly@OldtownUCC.org, or text her on the church phone at 508-695-1713.


OLDTOWN UPDATE EMAIL

Do you get our Friday Email, aka “The Oldtown Update”? Our Oldtown Update is like a weekly newsletter that lets everyone know what is going on in Oldtown. If you do not receive it and would like to, drop a note in the offering with your email address or let Pastor Kelly know. Subscribe to our Friday Email Updates online, or let Pastor Kelly know your email address.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • Last week, we welcomed 32 people in worship, and our total giving to the church for the week was $1,223.43, which is $161.19 less than expected.
  • So far, this year’s congregational giving has been $3,000 more than expected. Keep up the great work!!

Our Food, Faith, and Fun events are starting up again for the summer. Join us this Tuesday night as we celebrate the church’s birthday and learn about PENTECOST, which is coming up next Sunday! We’ll have cake, ice cream, and games as we learn about the beginnings of the Christian church in a fun night of fellowship.

Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
   ~ Acts 2:46-47 (NRSVUE)


First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough, MA 02760
508-695-1713
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org
YouTube: www.youtube.com/oldtownucc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtownucc
Subscribe to our Friday Email Updates
Learn more about our denomination: www.ucc.org

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