Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

January 26,2020

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. 
   
                                   
                                                                                              The Community Gathers
Meditation: “God speaks in a soft voice I can hear better when I resolve to listen and stop putting words in God’s mouth.” ~ Elaine Orabona Foster, In Movement There Is Peace

Prelude                                    “All Things Bright and Beautiful”                           Joyce Jones

Welcome/Signing of Fellowship Pads/Announcements

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

Introit                                            “Listen, God is Calling”                                Howard Olson

*Call to Worship
Leader: We are the children of God. We have gathered in God’s Presence. We wait to hear God speak.
People: Our hearts long for God’s Word. We wait upon God so that we may renew our strength.
Leader: God is our help and our support. God’s spirit moves among us to lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days.
All: With joyful hearts we sing God’s praise. With rejoicing we call upon God, our hope and our salvation.

*Bringing Forth the Light of Christ                                                                       Spencer Cook

*Opening Hymn                       “This Is the Day”                                                      #257

*Unison Prayer
Holy God, we are warmed by your sun, encircled by your love, blessed by your Presence, sustained by your Spirit. You gather us into this sacred circle of life and give us a song in our hearts, laughter on our lips, and kindness in our touch. With praise and thanksgiving, we offer you our dreams and our deeds and this sacred time of worship. We gather and pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Children’s Message

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

Choral Anthem    “Los Magos que llegaron a Belen” (The Magi Who to Bethlehem Did Go)
                                     Solos ~ Peter Gray, Mary Ann Prince, Peggy Blood,
                                  Faith Garnet, Jamie Beals, Lynn Beals, David Johnston.
                                                 Guitarist ~ Sean Butterworth

                                                        The Word of God

Reading of ScripturePsalm 27:1, 4-9             
                                                         Matthew 4:12-23                                 Maureen O’Donnell

Message                           “What Did He Say?”                                        Rev. Scott Cousineau

*Hymn                                       “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                                            #473                           
                                                   We Respond to God’s Word
The Community at Prayer
            Sharing Prayers
            Silent Prayer
            Pastoral Prayer
Our 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.


             Prayer Response           Lord, listen to your children praying                          Medema                             
                               Lord, send your spirit in this place,
                              Lord, listen to your children praying
                             Send us love, send us power, send us grace.

      Offering Our Gifts to God
         Invitation 
Offertory                                         “Seek Ye First”                                              Lafferty
      
 *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                     “Jesus Calls Us, O’er the Tumult”                                       #304

*We Take the Light of Christ into the World  

*Benediction             

*Benediction Response   “Go in Peace”                                                          White
                             Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you this day.
                             Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you always.
                             Celebrate and share the joy! Celebrate new life!
                            Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you always.

*Postlude   “Postlude in Classic Style”                               Gordon Young             


*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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