Worship Bulletin – November 3, 2019

Worship Bulletin – November 3, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—November 3, 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—”Abide With Me”

WELCOME / CENTERING TIME

CALL TO WORSHIP
We are all one family,
Made in the image of God.
We are all one family,
Each unique, each special.
We are all one family,
Brothers and sisters on a journey of faith.
We are all one family,
Given gifts and talents to share.
We are all one family,
United in the love of God.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION


LITANY OF REMEMBRANCE

“In This House: We Value ALL Families,” so we remember the great ancestors of our faith, from Abraham and Sarah, to Paul and Phoebe:

Ancestors of the faith, we remember you.

“In This House: We Value ALL Families,” so 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.

“In This House: We Value ALL Families,” so 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.

“In This House: We Value ALL Families,” so 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.

We lift up to You, O God, the names of all of the saints and souls…
(A reading of the names of those family and friends who have passed into eternal rest and a tolling of the bell in our steeple. After the reading of the list we will have a moment of silence to remember others who have died.)

Family of God,
We remember you and we honor you. We know you are with us in the spirit of worship, and you will not be forgotten.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING


SHARE

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

⇑ 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—Ephesians 3:14-21 (NRSV)

Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”In This House: We Value ALL Families”

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 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

CELEBRATION OF COMMUNION

Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
The Invitation
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread and Cup

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Gracious God, we thank you for this meal and for all of the ways you nourish us. Grow in us that we may nourish others. Sustain us as we press toward the goal of your call in Christ Jesus. Amen.

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#467 “Fill the World With Love”

⇑ 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 3, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
November 3: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am—All Saints’ Sunday—Communion Service
  ~ Deacons Meeting after worship
November 5: Coffee Connection 10-12noon
November 7: Open Table 6-8pm
November 9: Pet Vaccination Clinic 11-12noon
  ~ Celebration for the Life of Kim Koepfler 1pm
November 10: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
  ~ Sermon Reflection after worship
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 16: Fall Fair 9am-2pm
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.
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: $1,114.52
$247.02 less than budget
Offering to date: $3,350 less than budget
Budgets (end of September)
Fund Raising: $3,400 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income: $700 less than budget
Total Budgeted Expense: $4,400 less than budget

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
~ “The End,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
~ Matthew 25:21 (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: 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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