Worship Bulletin – September 11, 2022

Worship Bulletin – September 11, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—September 11, 2022

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault

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 fellowship after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


Breathe

BREATHE

GATHERING MUSIC

WELCOME

WORSHIP WAYS

SETTING THE TABLE

CENTERING TIME
Come to the Table of Grace
Come to the Table of Grace
This is God’s Table, it’s not yours or mine
Come to the Table of Grace

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 & 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.

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

⇑ HYMN C#284—”Gather Us In”

TIME OF SHARING
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him, and tell Him we love Him.
Open our ears Lord, and help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus.

SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 13:8-10 (Oldtown Bible: NT 197)


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”The Table of Love”

PREPARING OURSELVES FOR PRAYER
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

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

DOXOLOGY
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

WORK OF THE CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#526 “The Gift of 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 our 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! ***


PushpinsThe Oldtown Message
September 1, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun Sept 11: Worship w/Communion 10am
Wed Sept 14: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
  ~ Breaking Bread & Sharing Sacred Stories 6pm
Sat Sept 17: Pet Vaccination Clinic 11am-noon
Sun Sept 18: Household Huddle Resumes!! 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
  ~ Welcome Back Potluck Luncheon after worship
Wed Sept 21: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
  ~ Breaking Bread & Sharing Sacred Stories 6pm
Sun Sept 25: Household Huddle 9am
  ~ Worship 10am
Be sure to check our Online Calendar for even more Oldtown, denominational, and local events, free webinars, and other resources!! Have something you’d like added to the calendar? Email calendar@oldtownucc.org with all the information and we’ll get it posted.

OLDTOWN PRAYER LIST

Gordon C., Kaya, Joan M, Carolyn D., Ed, Dawn, Lucy Elizabeth, Mark, Linda, Max D., Lynne, Carol, Kathy, Michelle, Peggy, Kathleen Z, Doug, Ray, Maureen, Rod, Jeanine, Joseph, Cindi D, Linda, John, Alex, Maryam, Jared, Nelson & Judy, Don, Linda, Bob, Katie & Scott, Roxanne, June, Phoebe, Lori, Edie, Dick, Doug, Ben, Rhonda, Drew.
(If you would like to add a name to our prayer list, drop a note in the offering plate, use our online prayer request form, or email Pastor Kelly at PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org)


COME TO THE TABLE
An Adult Spirituality Series

On Wednesday nights at 6pm during the month of September, we will be offering an adult spirituality series titled “Come to the Table.” It will be a time to gather, break bread, share a cup of soup, and reflect on one of the sacred stories of our faith. This is not simply a time of food and fellowship but rather a sacred time to stretch our hearts and minds as we deepen our faith and feed our souls. Though we try to include all ages in everything we do in Oldtown, this series is geared toward adults.


HOUSEHOLD HUDDLE

We are excited to announce that Household Huddle will begin again on September 18 th at 9am. Household Huddle is not a “drop-off” activity for the kids, but an opportunity for families to learn about and experience faith together! All ages and stages are welcome!


HELP FEED OUR COMMUNITY

Throughout the fall, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to share with our local food pantries. If everyone brought one item per week, the baskets would quickly become bountiful and help so many hungry neighbors.


POTLUCK LUNCHEON

Join us after worship next week for a Potluck Luncheon in Maxcy Hall! This will be a true potluck; no sign-ups are needed. Just bring something to share as we welcome families back and begin getting into our regular fall routines.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • The total giving for last week was $1,625.99, which is $174.07 more than expected for the week.
  • Our total giving for the year is $4,500 less than we expected it to be.

As we get into the full swing of fall, our minds turn to thoughts of stewardship and what we all can do to support the work of the church. Support comes in many forms, and we usually refer to the “time, talents, and treasure” that we all can give. There will be opportunities to help with fundraising events in the near future, including the return of our Fall Fair. We are also discussing bringing back other fundraising events and starting some new ones, and we’re also looking for new and creative ideas. Please reach out to your stewardship ministry directly–Jim Fennell or Kevin Graves–or email stewardship@oldtownucc.org if you’re willing to help or have ideas for our fundraising events.

“Whatever task you must do, work as if your soul depends on it, as for the Lord and not for humans, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ.”
~ Colossian 3:23-24 (NRSVUE)


First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough
(Oldtown Church)
675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough, MA 02760
508-695-1713
Pastor Kelly’s email: PastorKelly@oldtownucc.org
Church Email: church@oldtownucc.org
Website: www.oldtownucc.org
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtownucc
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