Worship Bulletin – September 15, 2019

Worship Bulletin – September 15, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — September 15, 2019

We Are Family

Ministers: ALL of our Members and Friends
Pastor & Teacher: The Rev. Kelly Thibeault
Pastoral Intern: Amie McCarthy
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—”We Have Come Into This House”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
We’ve come to worship God,
Who loved us before we were born.
We’ve come to worship God,
Who knows us even better than we know ourselves.
We’ve come to worship God,
Whose love for us never ceases.
We’ve come to worship God.
Let’s worship God together!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#452 “Here I Am Lord”

*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 2:8-10 (NRSV) (NT 235)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”We Give Grace”

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

TIME OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

*SENDING HYMN—C#546 “Amazing Grace”

*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
September 15, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
September 15: Household Huddle 9am!!
~ Worship 10am
~ Chimes Rehearsal after worship
September 17: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
September 19: Open Table 6-8pm
September 20: Coffeehouse 7pm
September 21: 
Pot Roast Supper 6pm
September 22: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am
~ Chimes Rehearal after worship

IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Deb, Kathy, Brooks, Ed, Kim, June, Steve, Mark, Jim, Colleen, Gayle, Alexander, Gordon, Kristen, Susan, Rita, Al, 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.
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!

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.

ALTAR FLOWERS
Would you like to sponsor flowers to be on the altar during worship? Flowers can be dedicated in memory of, in honor of loved ones or to celebrate life events. The cost will be $25 which you can hand in with your form. There is a poster on the bulletin board that shows available dates.

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)”.

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!

BOTTLES AND CANS
The Missions Ministry is still collecting donations from returns of bottles and cans. If you would like to donate the money that you receive after returning your bottles and cans, there is a container by the door. All money collected is going to our building fund to help pay for our recent School House project.

INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT AT OLDTOWN?
We now have online forms that can be used to sign up to help at our suppers, fairs, and coffeehouses. Links to the signup forms can be found on the calendar events on our church website calendar. Using the forms will be a great help to let us know who is available and whether we have enough help for each event.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,273.98
$87.56 less than budget
Offering to date: $2,800 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
Budget Position
(end of August):
$6,000 LOSS

Did You Know?

  • We still need a few volunteers to help out at our Coffeehouse on Friday and our Pot Roast Supper on Saturday. Please visit the events calendar on our website, click on the event, then click on the SIGNUP ONLINE HERE link at the bottom of the event description to add your name. This really helps us plan for events, and we thank everyone who has already signed up online.
  • “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.”
    ~ Proverbs 15:22 (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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