Worship Bulletin – October 6, 2019

Worship Bulletin – October 6, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — October 6, 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—”Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
God is good!
For God teaches us to serve others.
God is good!
For God protects us in times of trouble.
God is good!
For God loves us unconditionally.
God is good!
Let us give thanks as we worship God together.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, we have given more weight to our successes and our happiness than your will. We have eaten without a thought for the hungry, spoken without an effort to understand others, and taken the gifts you have given us for granted. Forgive us and help us to live as disciples of Christ. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

Share
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—Micah 6:6-8 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”In This House: We Say We’re Sorry”

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
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#461 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”

*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
October 6, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
October 6: Missions Ministry Meeting 9am
~ Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am—Communion Service
~ Deacons Meeting after worship
~ Chimes Rehearsal after worship
October 8: Coffee Connection 10-12noon
~ Church Committee 7pm
October 10: Open Table—Feel free to bring crafts to work on.
October 12: Pet Clinic 11-12noon
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
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 19:
Fall Turkey Supper—2 seatings: 4:30 and 6pm
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.
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.

COFFEE CONNECTION Tuesday morning from 10am-noon
Join us for a time of coffee and fellowship on Tuesdays from 10am-noon. There is no program or work that needs to be done, it’s just a time to get together with friends and enjoy each other’s company.

OPEN TABLE Thursday evening from 6-8pm
Pastor Kelly will be at the church with the coffee on. Come have a cup of coffee and visit or feel free to bring your dinner if you would like. Open Table is simply a time of fellowship for all. All are welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.

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.

OLDTOWN UPDATE
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)”.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $939.52
$422.02 less than budget
Offering to date: $3,600 less than budget
Fund Raising
(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?

  • Fall is upon us, and our season of greatest fundraising is in full swing. We welcome all your help in sharing your time, talents, and treasure as we begin our extra push towards raising our income to match our expenses for the year. Visit https://www.oldtownucc.org/signup to sign up online to help with our turkey supper. Place a donation to the building fund in the collection plate to help offset the expense of our recent schoolhouse renovation project. Talk with someone on the fair committee to see how you can help with our fall fair.
  • “Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.”
    ~ James 2:18b (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 & Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: Church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org

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