Worship Bulletin – September 4, 2022

Worship Bulletin – September 4, 2022

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA—September 4, 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 AND 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 gather together in the name of Jesus,
Members of God’s family, and brothers and sisters to one another.
There are no outsiders here among us.
No one has any special standing or bragging rights.
We have all been brought together by the love of God.
Let us all join together in worship!

OPENING PRAYER

SHARE

⇑ HYMN C#408—”Come, Share the Lord”

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 12:9-17 (Oldtown Bible: NT 197)

GIFT OF SONG


Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Come to the Table”

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

CELEBRATION OF COMMUNION

Song of Preparation
The Sacred Story
The Invitation
The Blessing of the Elements
Sharing of the Bread & 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.

WORK OF THE CHURCH

⇑ SENDING HYMN—C#422 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”

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 4, 2022

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
Sun Sept 4: Worship w/Communion 10am
Wed Sept 7: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
  ~ Breaking Bread & Sharing Sacred Stories 6pm
Sun Sept 11: Worship 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
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.


STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Weekly Giving

  • The total giving for last week was $966.80, which is $485.12 less than expected for the weeks.
  • Our total giving for the year is $4,700 less than we expected it to be.

Monthly Finances

  • We had no fundraising income for July, but July is usually a slow month for fundraising.
  • Our total income as of the end of July is $3,800 less than we expected it to be.
  • Our total expenses as of the end of June are $966.80 less than we expected them to be. We continue to do a great job keeping our expenses down!!!
  • For the year, our total income is $4,200 less than our total expenses. We made up some ground during the month of July, but we need to continue working hard to make up the difference!!

God’s table is open to EVERYONE–not just those who look like we do, think like we do, or live like we do. Jesus ate with the sinners, the tax collectors, the poor and the outcast. He calls us to go out and invite others to come to His table. Who do you know that could benefit from or would enjoy worshiping with us on Sunday mornings? It’s easy to extend an invitation.

“Hear, everyone who thirsts; come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
~ Isaiah 55:1 (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
YouTube: www.youtube.com/oldtownucc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtownucc
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