Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

November 17, 2019

Welcome to each and all.
We are very glad you are here.
We trust you will find something of substance to feed your soul in our morning worship. 
   
                                   
Welcome to each and all.  We are very glad you have come and we trust you will find something of substance to feed your soul in our morning worship.

The Community Gathers

Meditation: “If you should lose yourself; lose yourself in service. Serving God and others is   
            Living. There is no greater or more fulfilling life to live than a life of selfless service.”
                                                                                                    ~ Mc'Edward Jones

Prelude                                   “Hornpipe” (From Water Music)                        Handel/Morris            

Welcome/Signing of Fellowship Pads/Announcements

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

Introit                                  “Wayfaring Stranger Traditional” 
                                                       Soloist ~ Peter Gray
                                                                                       
*Call to Worship
Leader: As we come to worship, let us leave self-centered thoughts at the door …
People: And open our eyes to see our neighbor in worship.
Leader: As we come to worship, let us leave feelings of exclusiveness at the door …
People: And open our minds to the possibilities of inclusion.
Leader: As we come to worship, let us leave our notion of generosity behind …
People: And open our hearts to the possibility of giving beyond our typical gift.
Leader: As we come to worship, let us open our eyes, our minds and our hearts to what can be instead of what is.
All: For all of our gifts and for all possibilities, let us lift our voices in praise!

*Bringing Forth the Light of Christ                                                                         Alex Savage      

*Opening Hymn          “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”                                #407

*Unison Prayer
O God, we are welcomed into your Presence by your gracious hospitality. Help us to lay aside our cares and anxieties and focus our thoughts on you alone. Open us to your teaching and guidance. Strengthen us to walk with you and follow wherever you lead us. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Baptism of Cameron Patricia Descoteaux
            Parents: Elise and Zachary Descoteaux
            Godparents: Krista Conti and Rob Descoteaux

Reception of New Members   (see insert)
Maria Bisson
Robert and Margery Condon
William and Karen Donoghue
Sarah Herbert
Janet and Edward Hyrniewicz
Renee Kaufman
Laura Labbe
Christa and Michael Remillard
Glenys and Joas Salas 


       (Children may go to their Church School classes at this time.  Guests are very welcome.)

Choral Anthem              “The Heavens Are Telling” (From The Creation)             F.J. Haydn
                                       Trio ~ Peggy Blood, Phil Blood and Peter Gray                   

                                                              
                                                       The Word of God

Reading of ScriptureIsaiah 12                                                             Peter Gray
                                                         2 Thessalonians 3:6-13                   

Message                               “The Fine Print”                                           Rev. Scott Cousineau

*Hymn                            “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”                           #503                          
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 
Offertory                                       “Stand By Me”                                   Mark De-Lisser  
                                                        Soloist ~ Rodney Mashia

 *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                        “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”                               #81

*We Take the Light of Christ into the World  

*Benediction             

*Benediction Response       “Here the sun is always shining, when we reach the other shore,
                                             and have safely crossed the Jordan’s rolling tide,
                                             you will find me shouting “Glory” just outside my mansion door         
                                             where I’m living on the hallelujah side.

                                           Oh Glory be to Jesus, let the hallelujahs roll; Help me ring the
                                           Praises far and wide, for I’ve opened up toward heaven all the 
                                           windows of my soul, and I’m living on the hallelujah side.”
     
*Postlude“Fanfare”William Mathias


*ALL WHO ARE ABLE ARE INVITED TO STAND

Rev. Scott Cousineau, Senior Minister
Kris Galasyn, Director of Christian Education
Jacqueline Savage, Director of Music

Members of the congregation are invited to add a silent prayer of blessing
as they pass by the hand-crafted shawls while leaving the sanctuary.

Congregational Church
UCC, SACO MAINE


12 BEACH STREET | SACO, ME 04072


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