Worship Bulletin – September 29, 2019

Worship Bulletin – September 29, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — September 29, 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—”Help Us Accept Each Other”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
God says welcome
To the worriers and the wanderers, 
And to those who think they have it all together.
God says welcome
To those who are tired and weary,
And to those who are passionate and filled with inspiration.
God says welcome
To all of us who come to worship!

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#585 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

*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—Luke 22:54-62 (NRSV)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”In This House: We Make Mistakes”

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#487 “Help Us Accept Each Other”

*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 29, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
September 29: Household Huddle 9am!!
~ Worship 10am—Undie Sunday
~ Chimes Rehearsal after worship
October 1: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
October 3: Open Table 6-8pm
October 6: Missions Ministry Meeting 9am
~ Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am—Communion Service
~ Deacons Meeting after worship
~ Chimes Rehearsal after worship
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 12: Pet Clinic 11-12noon
October 13: No Household Huddle
~ Worship 10am—Guest Preacher Patricia Hatch
~ Sermon Reflection after worship
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, Rita, 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, 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!

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.

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.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering last week: $1,141.71
$219.83 less than budget
Offering to date: $3,200 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?

  • Our Fall Turkey Supper is the last supper of the year, and it’s only three weeks away! If you’d like to help us out prepping the food, setting up the dining room, serving, or cleaning up, please go to https://www.oldtownucc.org/signup to sign up online to help. Knowing in advance how many hands we have makes it much easier to organize our suppers and events.
  • “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
    ~ Matthew 6:14-15 (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

2 Comments

  1. Jim Fennell (Author)

    Greetings, Glenn,

    We do not run a food pantry at Oldtown. However, there are a number of food pantries nearby. I encourage you to get in touch with the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative at https://attleboroareainterfaithcollaborative.org/. They are a great local resource for coordinating the Attleboro area’s food pantries and soup kitchens. Here is a link to a brochure describing their “Food N’ Friends” program which we at Oldtown support through all of our church suppers: https://www.oldtownucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/food-n-friends-brochure-2019.pdf

    Peace and Blessings to you!

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