Worship Bulletin – October 28, 2018

Worship Bulletin – October 28, 2018

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — October 28, 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 — “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Who are we?
We are disciples of Christ dreaming of the way life could be.
Who are we?
We are a local church that strives to hear God’s still-speaking voice.
Who are we?
We are a part of the wider church working for justice and peace.
Who are we?
We are a congregation that worships God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*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.

SHARING THE STORIES FROM WHERE WE’VE COME

The Dream of the Early Church from the Book of Acts
Through it all, through it all. We’ve learned to trust in Jesus, we’ve learned to trust in God. Through it all, through it all we’ve learned to depend on God’s Word.

The Dream of our Founders in Oldtown
Through it all, through it all. We’ve learned to trust in Jesus, we’ve learned to trust in God. Through it all, through it all we’ve learned to depend on God’s Word.

The Dream of the UCC
Through it all, through it all. We’ve learned to trust in Jesus, we’ve learned to trust in God. Through it all, through it all we’ve learned to depend on God’s Word.

Reflect
REFLECT

SERMON — “What Now?”

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 — “Do Something”
*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#459 — “Lord, You GIve the Great Commission” (verses 1, 4 & 5)

*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
Oct 30: Office Hours 10-2pm
Nov 1: Office Hours 10-2pm
Nov 3: Yard Sale 8am-2pm
Nov 4: Household Huddle 9am
Worship 10am

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Carolyn, Sharon, Edmond, Virginia, Jim B., Shannon, 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, Susan, Jerry, Dave, Tim, Bea, Aaron, Alyna, Samantha, Rosalyn, Kristen, Cyndy, Steve & Kerri, Shannon, Marjon, Meena, Mike B., Marybeth & Tony.
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: $1,022.77
$342.61 less than budget
Offering to date: $800 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of September):
$1,400 less than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of September):
$1,600 less than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of September):
$3,700 less than budget
YEARLY PROGRESS AS OF SEPTEMBER
Congregational Giving $52,300 of $71,000
Fundraising $11,300 of $23,500
Other Budgeted Income $7,400 of $11,450
Total Budgeted Income $71,000 of $105,950
Total Budgeted Expense $77,400 of $110,455
Non-budgeted Inc – Exp + $800
CURRENT $5,600 LOSS

Did You Know?

We hope you’ll stay and join us for our potluck lunch after service today, and continue the conversation begun about who we are, why we’re here, and how we do what we do.

“For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
~ 1 Corinthians 3:9 (NRSV)

“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: 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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