Worship Bulletin – November 13, 2022

Worship Bulletin – November 13, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—November 13, 2022

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 the nursery, 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.


Breathe

BREATHE

GATHERING MUSIC

WELCOME

WORSHIP WAYS

SETTING THE TABLE

TIME OF CENTERING
Come to the Table of Grace
Come to the Table of Grace
This is God’s Table, it’s not yours or mine
Come to the Table of Grace

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

LITANY OF REMEMBRANCE
We remember the great ancestors of our faith, from Abraham and Sarah to Paul and Phoebe:
Ancestors of the faith, we remember you.

We remember the prophets and priests, the ministers and teachers who have taught us the way of God:
Teachers of the faith, we remember you.

We remember our grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles, those who have gone before us in our lifetime:
Family of our faith, we remember you.

We lift up the memories of children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives and parents whose lives ended too soon:
Those close in our heart, we remember you.

A READING OF THE NAMES/TOLLING OF THE BELL

A MOMENT OF SILENCE

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

⇑ HYMN P#481—”I Sing a Song of the Saints of God”

TIME OF SHARING
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him, and tell Him we love Him.
Open our ears Lord, and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus.

SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 9:14-27 (Oldtown Bible: NT 54)


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Don’t Stop Believing”

PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

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

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

WORK OF THE CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#637 “For All the Saints”

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 our 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! ***


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
November 13, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun Nov 13: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
Wed Nov 16: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
  ~ Church Committee 7pm
Sun Nov 20: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am, Pledge & Promise Sunday
Tue Nov 22: To Everything There Is a Season 6pm
Wed Nov 23: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
Thu Nov 24: Happy Thanksgiving!
Sun Nov 27: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am, Advent 1 – Hanging of the Greens
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

Gordon C., Kaya, Joan M, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Maureen, Rod, Jeanine, Joseph, Linda, John, Maryam, Jared, Nelson & Judy, Don, Linda, Bob, Katie & Scott, Roxanne, June, Phoebe, Lori, Edie, Doug, Ben, Drew, Levi, Sue, Elain, Stephen, Sandy, Trudy, Elizabeth, JoAnn.
(If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, drop a note in the offering plate, use our online prayer request form, or email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org)


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

A big thank you to everyone that helped to make this year’s fair such a great success.


HELP FEED OUR COMMUNITY

Throughout the fall, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to share with our local food pantries. If everyone brought one item per week, the baskets would quickly become bountiful and help so many hungry neighbors. Requested items are: beans (white, black, or red), bags of white rice, pasta, tomato paste, tomato sauce, canned meats, canned fruit.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • Last week, the total giving was $1,656.14, which is $204.22 more than expected for the week.
  • Our total giving for the year is $6,000 less than we expected it to be.

Next week will be Pledge & Promise Sunday when we ask everyone in the congregation to prayerfully consider what they can give of their time, talent, and treasure to help support the mission of the church during the coming year, and let us know. Completing the pledge & promise cards that will be given out next week helps us create a budget for the year based on pledged giving and plan for all the exciting things to come in 2023! Please spend some time in thought and prayer about how you can help.

“You know for yourselves that I worked with my own hands to support myself and my companions. In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
~ Acts 20:34-35 (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
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