Worship Bulletin – May 5, 2019

Worship Bulletin – May 5, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — May 5, 2019

Let Love Open Your Eyes

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—”The Beauty of Jesus”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Come, let us walk with one another as the disciples did.
Let us ponder what we have seen and heard; what we know to be true and what we hope beyond hope is real.
Let us walk, that our minds might be clear, our hearts open, and our spirits renewed.
Behold, God journeys with us and Jesus walks beside us.
May the Spirit give us eyes to truly see.
Here and everywhere, now and always. Let us worship God together!!

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, on Easter you showed us that not even a tightly closed tomb could separate us from you. Help us to open our hearts to receive the Good News. Forgive us when our hearts have been shut tight to others, and to you. Forgive us when we have hidden behind closed doors because we are afraid or ashamed or filled with hopelessness. Open our eyes that we may see you in our midst. In the name of the risen Christ we pray. Amen

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#586 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

*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.

A MOMENT FOR MISSION MINISTRY

SCRIPTURE READING—Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Let Love Open Your Eyes”

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—”Do You Know My Jesus”
*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

Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
The Invitation
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread and 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 press toward the goal of your call in Christ Jesus. Amen.

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

*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 5, 2019
Pastor Kelly’s office hours are Wednesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
May 5: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Sermon reflection after worship
– Deacons meeting after worship
May 8: Coffee Connection 10am-12noon
– School Tours
May 12: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am

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.
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.

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: $680.61
$689.93 less than budget
Offering to date: $600 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of March):
$1,700 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of March):
$500 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of March):
$3,400 less than budget
CURRENT POSITION
(end of March):
$7,000 loss

Did You Know?

  • Congratulations once again to Amie McCarthy for being ordained pending a call last Sunday. We are so proud of your accomplishment and honored to have been a part of the beginning of your journey.
  • “Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.”
    ~ Psalm 78:1 (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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