FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — October 13, 2019
Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Patricia Hatch
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.
INTROIT—”Morning Has Broken”
WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING
CALL TO WORSHIP
Open our ears
To hear your word.
Open our eyes
To see your presence.
Open our arms
To the embrace of community.
Open our minds
To the beauty of truth.
Open our hearts
To the joy of new life.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN—C#61 “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
*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—Genesis 1:9-13, 20-27 (NRSV)
SERMON—”Listening to Gods World”—Rev. Patricia Hatch
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.
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#677 “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
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.
Our worship has ended… Let our service begin!
Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship!
The Oldtown Message
October 13, 2019
October 13: No Household Huddle
~ Worship 10am—Guest Preacher Patricia Hatch
~ Sermon Reflection after worship
October 15: Coffee Connection 10-12noon
October 17: No Open Table
October 19: Fall Turkey Supper—2 seatings: 4:30 and 6pm
October 20: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am
~ Historical Open House 12noon-3pm
November 2: Yard Sale 8am-2pm
November 16: Fall Fair 9am-2pm
December 7: Winter Craft and Vendor Fair 10am-3pm
IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Deb, Kathy, Brooks, Ed, Kim, 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.
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.
If you have an announcement to share with the congregation during worship, please write it down and drop it in the basket by the bulletins or hand it to one of the Deacons. You can also email it to Pastor Kelly before Sunday morning. All announcements from this point on will be made at the microphone so everyone can hear them. It will also provide written information to be included in upcoming Friday emails and bulletins. Thank you in advance for helping with this transition!
DONATIONS FOR THE ANIMAL SHELTER
For the month of October, our Missions Ministry will be collecting donations for our local animal shelter. Items needed are: cat litter—any brand, canned cat food—any brand, canned dog food—any brand, Gerber baby food—chicken, ham turkey, lamb, beef or veal (this is used for the older cats and sick kittens), any dog or cat toys, dog and cat collars—new or used, dog leashes—new or used, stainless steel dog and cat bowls, paper towels
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.
The First Congregational Church, North Attleboro Historical Commission, and Falls Fire Barn invite you to tour the Oldtown Church, the Powder House, and Falls Fire Barn on Sunday, October 20th from 12 Noon to 3pm. The tour of these three charming sites rich in history is open to the public and admission free. Start at the Oldtown Church, 675 Old Post Road, and walk over to the Powder House located on Mt. Hope Street. The Fire Barn is a quick drive to 100 Commonwealth Avenue. Rain Date Sunday, October 27th.
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Oldtown Church? Do you have questions about what that means? Please talk to Pastor Kelly or email her at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org to let her know. We will be planning a New Member Sunday in November.
Would you like to receive our weekly email to find out more about what is happening in Oldtown? Email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org. Also, check us out on Facebook “First Congregational Church of North Attleboro (Oldtown)”.
|Offering last week:||$1,812.71
$451.17 more than budget
|Offering to date:||$3,100 less than budget|
(end of August):
|$2,900 more than budget|
|Total Budgeted Income
(end of August):
|$2,450 less than budget|
|Total Budgeted Expense
(end of August):
|$6,800 less than budget|
Did You Know?
- Lord, when I feel that what I’m doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it.
~ Brennan Manning, Souvenirs of Solitude
- “For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”
~ Luke 9:25 (ESV)
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
Church Phone: 508-695-1713 — Pastor Kelly’s cell phone: 508-294-9767
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org