Worship Bulletin – May 26, 2019

Worship Bulletin – May 26, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — May 26, 2019

Table

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—”Help Us Accept Each Other”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
We come together as one,
Because you welcome us as we are.
We come together as beggars and sinners,
Because you welcome us as we are.
We come together as misfits and doubters,
Because you welcome us as we are.
Loving God, we come together as one because you welcome us all, no matter who we are and where we are in our journey.
We are all one because you welcome us as we are. AMEN.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#467 “Fill the World With Love”

*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 14:12-14 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”An Invitation that Welcomes All”

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

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN—C#494 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*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 26, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
May 26: Worship 10am – Pastor Amie preaching
May 28: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
June 2: Worship 10am – with Communion
– Special Meeting after worship to discuss work on the Schoolhouse
June 4: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
June 9: Worship 10am – with Baptism
June 11: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
– Church Committee 7pm

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.
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.

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 fifty-eight families at Community School don’t know where their next meal will come from, nevermind 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: $1,250.80
$110.74 less than budget
Offering to date: $550 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?

  • Big thanks to all who helped with Friday’s coffeehouse. We enjoy being able to provide a safe space for the young (and not-so-young) people of our community to come together and celebrate each others’ talents. Our final Coffeehouse of this school year is scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 7pm. If you’d like to sing, play, read a poem, or just enjoy the talents and fellowship of others, our Coffeehouses are truly something special. Please join us in enjoying and supporting this great outreach effort!!
  • “David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their kindred as the singers to play on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise loud sounds of joy.”
    ~ 1 Chronicles 15:16 (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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