Worship Bulletin – November 11, 2018

Worship Bulletin – November 11, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — November 11, 2018

Household Huddle“Dreaming of a new way to be church,
and doing something about it!”

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 — “Restless Weaver”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
And God said:
There are prophets among you.
And God said:
I will make myself known in their visions.
And God said:
I will speak to them in dreams.
And God said:
We are each called as prophets to dream of and worship God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#457 “Colorful Creator”

*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—Numbers 12:6 (NRSV) (OT p.163)

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
SONG OF PRAISE
*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#463—”Renew Your Church”

*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

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Today: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am
– Setting up tables for the fair after worship
Nov 13: Office Hours 12-3
Nov. 14: Last call for dropping off fair items 6:30pm
Dementia Friends Mass., Central Church 7pm
Nov 15: Office Hours 12-3
– Fair setup 9:30-2
Nov 16: Last minute fair setup, dropoff, and food prep
Nov 17:
 Oldtown Fall Fair 9-2
– 8am setup
– 2pm cleanup – all help is welcome!!
Nov 18: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am – Pledge & Promise Sunday

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Carolyn, Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Shannon, Kristen, Cindi, Gordon, Susan, David W, Sue, Steve, Lynne, Richard, Emily, Ron & Margretha, Kim, Tanya, Lydia, Maryam, Barbara, Sandie, Jenn & Jim, Julio, Matt & his family, Eddie, Vinny, Patty, Paula, Susan, Jerry, Dave, Tim, Bea, Aaron, Alyna, Samantha, Rosalyn, Kristen, Cyndy, Steve & Kerri, Shannon, Marjon, Meena, Mike B., Caitlin, Bridget, Marybeth, Tony, Perilene, Carlos, Penny, Ina.
Would you like to add someone to our prayer list?
Fill out a prayer card and drop it in the offering plate, or use our online prayer request form.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,878.77
$513.39 more than budget
Offering to date: $350 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of September):
$1,400 less than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of September):
$1,600 less than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of September):
$3,700 less than budget
YEARLY PROGRESS AS OF OCTOBER
Congregational Giving $57,800 of $71,000
Fundraising $14,000 of $23,500
Other Budgeted Income $8,000 of $11,450
Total Budgeted Income $79,800 of $105,950
Total Budgeted Expense $84,000 of $110,455
Non-budgeted Inc – Exp + $1,400
CURRENT $2,800 LOSS

Did You Know?

The fair is coming, and so is our Pledge and Promise Sunday. Every year, we ask everyone to pledge the amount of their time, talent, and treasure they can give to their church over the coming year. In addition to helping us prepare for next year’s budget, it also provides a way for you to think about the value your church provides in your life and what you can do to support it and allow it to continue providing value to other people’s lives, in our congregation, and in our world.

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
~ Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV)


First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
Church Phone: 508/695-1713 — Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508/294-9767
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 12 – 3 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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