Worship Bulletin – November 17, 2019

Worship Bulletin – November 17, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—November 17, 2019

We Are Family

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

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—”Faith of Our Fathers”

WELCOME / CENTERING TIME

CALL TO WORSHIP
God says welcome
To the worriers and the wanderers,
And to those who think they have it all together.
God says welcome
To those who are tired and weary,
And to those who are passionate and filled with inspiration.
God says welcome
To all of us who come to worship!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#480 “Here I Am, Lord”

⇑ 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 1:26-38 (NRSV)NT 69

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”In This House: We Live By Faith”

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.”

PASTORAL PRAYER and the LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by they 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#489 “Bless Now, O God, The Journey”

⇑ 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!


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
November 17, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
November 17: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
November 19: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
  ~ Church Committee 7pm
November 21: Open Table 6-8pm
November 24: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
UPCOMING EVENTS
December 7: Winter Craft and Vendor Fair 10am-3pm 

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Deb, Kathy, Brooks, Ed, June, Steve, Mark, Jim, Colleen, Gayle, Alexander, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Sandra, Robert, Stacy, Brooks, Meena, Marjon, Jane, Scott, Malcom, Sandy, Carolyn, Barbara, Christina, Chrystal, Maryam, John, Alaina, Amy, Dave, Helen, Brendan, Cyndy, Debbie, Matthew, Michael Dylan, John, Tresor, Janviere, Priscilla, Jayne, Jarod, Kelli, Jim, Peg, Zena, Alice, Vanda, Glen, Ella, Amy, Kaya, Todd, Vickie, Carmella, Michelle, Peter, Luke, Mark, Jackie, Paul, Nate, Ron, Steven, Julio, JT.
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.

NOVEMBER’S MISSIONS MINISTRY COLLECTION
Our Mission’s Ministry collection for November will be new or gently used coats, hats, scarfs and mittens.

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS
There will be an ongoing collection of non-perishable food items for the North Attleboro School’s Food Pantry. We thank you in advance for helping to keep the children of North Attleboro from being hungry.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,524.54
$163.00 more than budget
Offering to date: $2,850 less than budget
Budgets (end of October)
Fund Raising: $3,300 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income: $5,300 more than budget
Total Budgeted Expense: $5,500 less than budget
BUDGET POSITION: $800 LOSS

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the fair yesterday. While that was our biggest fundraiser of the year, don’t forget we still need help for our Winter Craft and Vendor Fair coming up on 12/7 as well as our monthly Pet Clinics. Go to http://www.oldtownucc.com/signup to sign up online to help.

“So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
~ Romans 14:19 (NLT)


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 10am-noon & Thursday 6pm-8pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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