Worship Bulletin – September 8, 2019

Worship Bulletin – September 8, 2019

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WELCOME TO OLDTOWN
North Attleborough, MA — September 8, 2019

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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—”Spirit of the Living God”

WELCOME / TIME OF CENTERING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Who are we?
We are disciples of Christ dreaming of how life could be.
Who are we?
We are people listening for God’s still speaking voice.
Who are we?
We are a community working for justice and peace.
Who are we?
We are a church family that worships God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Share
SHARE

*HYMN—C#295 “In This Very Room”

*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.

INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPTURE

SCRIPTURE READING—1 Corinthians 12:12-26 (NRSV) (NT 212)
Reflect

REFLECT

SERMON—”Do Your Job!”

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—”If We Are the Body”
*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#453 “Called as Partners in Christ’s 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!

The flowers on our altar were given in memory of Rosalyn Dix by her family, Michael, Doreen, Michael Dylan, and Matthew

Please join us for coffee and fellowship in Maxcy Hall following worship! 

 


Pushpins The Oldtown Message
September 8, 2019

OLDTOWN CALENDAR
September 8: Household Huddle 9am!!
~ Missions Meeting 9am
~ Worship 10am
~ Deacons Meeting following worship
September 10: Coffee Connection 10am-noon
September 12: Planning & Prep Party 6-8pm
September 14: Pet Vaccination Clinic 11am-noon
September 15: Household Huddle 9am
~ Worship 10am
UPCOMING EVENTS
September 20: Coffeehouse 7pm
September 21: Pot Roast Supper

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, the Hanrahan family, the Lemken family, and the Randall family.
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.

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!

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!

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.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Offering three weeks ago: $1,267.61
$93.93 less than budget
Offering two weeks ago: $919.21
$442.33 less than budget
Offering last week: $1,964.52
$602.98 more than budget
Offering to date: $2,700 less than budget
Fund Raising
(end of July):
$2,900 more than budget
Total Budgeted Income
(end of July):
$2,200 less than budget
Total Budgeted Expense
(end of July):
$7,000 less than budget

Did You Know?

  • Our schoolhouse renovation project is completed and it looks amazing!!! It’s a space we can truly be proud of and an invaluable resource we provide for the community groups that meet there.
  • “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help.”
    ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (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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