Worship Bulletin – November 24, 2019

Worship Bulletin – November 24, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—November 24, 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—”Alleluia”

WELCOME / CENTERING TIME

CALL TO WORSHIP
We are thankful
For God has created us and loves us unconditionally.
We are thankful
For we are bearers of God’s blessings and love.
We are thankful
For we have gathered to praise God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

SHARE

⇑ HYMN—C#276 “We Gather Together”

⇑ 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—Psalm 100 (NRSV)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”In This House: We Are Family!”

A TIME FOR PROMISE MAKING

`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—”Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
⇑ 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#714 “For the Fruit 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!


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
November 24, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
November 24: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am—Pledge & Promise/Thanksgiving Sunday
November 26: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
November 28: NO OPEN TABLE—HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
December 1: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am—Communion Service/Advent 1
UPCOMING EVENTS
December 7: Winter Craft and Vendor Fair 10am-3pm 

WINTER CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR
Local artisans and vendors gather at the Oldtown church to offer crafts and other gifts. Please join us and help make the experience for our visitors and vendors as joyful as the season!  Setup starts at 8am and cleanup is usually done by 4 or 5.  We will be having an Oldtown bake table at the Vendor Fair so we are looking for baked goods as well. You can SIGN UP ONLINE or see Deb Fennell.

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
It’s that time again to be on the lookout for Turkeys for our 2020 suppers. Stop and Shop has them on sale now for 39 cents a pound (max 2) with a $25 purchase. That’s a 20 lb turkey for $8! What a deal! We still need 19 turkeys to return our stocks to what we need for 2020. Please get turkeys 20-24 pounds only. If you can’t find them in the bin, ask the meat room for them. Please try not to get smaller than 20 lbs.
You can talk to Ed Clavette, Marion England or Deb Fennell if you have questions or want to coordinate a drop-off. If you would rather donate money for the turkey, we can pick them.

DECEMBER’S MISSIONS MINISTRY COLLECTION
We will be supporting a local family for Christmas this year. Starting next week there will be tags on the Christmas tree is Maxcy Hall. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS
We have an ongoing collection of non-perishable food items for the North Attleboro School’s Food Pantries. We thank you in advance for helping to keep our kids from being hungry!

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,298.71
$62.83 less than budget
Offering to date: $2,900 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

At this time of year when we collect our Pledge & Promise cards, please take the time to prayerfully consider what you can do to help our church family. Remember that nothing that happens here can happen without US doing it TOGETHER. Think about what your passion is when it comes to the church and ask how you can put that passion into action here at Oldtown.

“The strong shall become like tinder, and their work like a spark; they and their work shall burn together, with no one to quench them.
~ Isaiah 1:31 (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 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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