Worship Bulletin – November 18, 2018

Worship Bulletin – November 18, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — November 18, 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 — “We Gather Together”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us gather together in thanksgiving to God,
For God has created us and loves us unconditionally.
Let us gather together in gratitude to one another,
For we are bearers of God’s blessings and love.
Let us join our hearts as we give thanks to God.
For we have gathered to praise God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#718 “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”

*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—Luke 9:1-6 (NRSV)

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

MINISTRY MOMENT

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN: C#714—”For the Fruits of All Creation”

*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
Nov 20: Office Hours 12-3
Nov 22: Happy Thanksgiving!
– No office hours
Nov 25: Household Huddle 9am
– Worship 10am

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Carolyn, Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., 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, Jerry, Dave, Tim, Bea, Aaron, Alyna, Samantha, Rosalyn, Cyndy, Steve & Kerri, Shannon, Marjon, Meena, Mike B., Caitlin, Bridget, Marybeth, Tony, Perilene, Shane, Carlos, Penny, Brooks.
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: $1,453.19
$87.81 more than budget
Offering to date: $275 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of October):
$1,700 less than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of October):
$2,000 less than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of October):
$7,000 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?

A HUGE “thank you!” to everyone who helped with our Harvest Fair. As you know, the fair is by far our largest fundraiser of the year, and it takes a lot of people working together to make it happen. This year, we are also hosting our first Winter Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, December 1 from 10-3. See Deb Fennell if you have any questions.

“Then the people rejoiced because these had given willingly, for with single mind they had offered freely to the Lord; King David also rejoiced greatly.”
~ 1 Chronicles 29:9 (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: 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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