Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

November 15, 2020

 

November 15, 2020                                                                                                  10:00 a.m.
We extend a warm welcome to all who join us for worship.
We pray that the service will offer you peace, comfort, and substance to feed your soul.

                                                            The Community Gathers

Meditation   “Faith allows us to confidently walk with God into a future filled with joy; one that can become an extraordinary and amazing adventure.” ~ Mary C. Neal
Prelude                                                “Invention No. 8”                                          by JS Bach

Welcome/Announcements

Moment of Preparation – Let us prepare our hearts and minds for worship.

Lighting of the Candles

Introit                                                “Thanks Be To Thee”                                  by Fr. Handel

Call to Worship
The generous love of God abounds. We celebrate and give thanks for God’s infinite love.
The unending grace of God surrounds us. With humble joy, we give thanks for the astounding gift of God’s grace.
The joy of being a beloved child of God encompasses us. With gratitude for a God who knows us by name, we give our thanks.
The steadfast love of God is always present and always ours. Let us celebrate the overwhelming love of God. Come, let us worship and sing our praise!

Opening Hymn“Amazing Grace”                                                  #401

Prayer of Invocation
O God, we still our hearts. We do not know what words you will speak to us today, but we open ourselves to receive your truth. We want to see you, to know you more and to receive your love and to respond in worship. Take us by the hand and lead us, O God. When we are unsteady, hold us. When we are uncertain, direct us. Help us to walk the way of truth and love. We offer this prayer in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.


The Word of God

Reading of ScriptureGenesis 27:1-4, 26-33      Linda Lambert                                   
                                                            Psalm 91

Children’s Message                            “The Blessing”                       

Message                                           “Just a Closer Walk”                        Rev. Scott Cousineau

Anthem                                            “Just a Closer Walk”                           Arr. by Ed Lojeskiz
                                             Virtual Choir Collaboration Project
                                                     Percussion ~ Sarah Heath,
                  Music Directors ~ Alicia Phelps, John Rimkumas and Jaqueline Savage
                                     First Parish Congregational Church of Gorham
                                       Westbrook, Warren Congregational Church

We Respond to God’s Word
The Community at Prayer
            Sharing Prayers                   
            Silent Prayer
            Pastoral Prayer
            Our Lord’s Prayer (Sung)
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.


Offering Our Gifts to God
         Invitation 

Doxology 
        Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
        Praise God all creatures here below.
        Praise God above ye heavenly hosts, Creator,
        Christ, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.   

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn                           “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”                                  #425

Benediction

Benediction Response              “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”                           #345


Postlude                                                “Menuet Gothique”                             by L. Boëllmann

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UCC, SACO MAINE


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