Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

September 12, 2021


September 12, 2021                _____________________________________ _   _ 10:00 AM

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           “Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” ~ Revelation 3:20 

Prelude                                             

Welcome and Announcements

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

         Lighting of the Candles

 Call to Worship
            Leader: Loving and compassionate God, you are our gentle Shepherd.
People: We are your people; we long to know your will and to live in your way.
Leader: Keep us safe and secure in your compassionate hands.
People: Lead us, gentle Shepherd, lead us into new paths of love and service.
Leader: As you lead and guide us, touch our hearts and minds in this worship time,
All: So that our spirits may be refreshed, and our lives filled with joy and praise.

*Opening Hymn                       Come, Christians, Join to Sing                                           #108

Prayer of Invocation (Unison)
            Almighty God, we come into your Presence searching for your light, longing for
the hope that only you can offer. Even in the darkest of places, you have made
yourself known, O God. Come now to us now during this time of worship, that we might be filled with your light. Reveal yourself to us once again, that we might proclaim the name of Jesus the Christ. We pray in his holy name. Amen.

Children’s Message                             “Joseph in Egypt”                        Genesis 39:20 – 40:23


The Word of God

The Scripture Reading                           Psalm 19:1-10
                                                               Mark 8:27-38     

Message                                     “Who Do You Say that He Is?”             Rev. Scott Cousineau                                                    

Anthem                                                    Just As I Am                                            by Bradbury
                                                          Soloist: Denise Meiler

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                                      “When I Pray”                                       Daniel Nahmod


      When I Pray, I feel my heart go deeper, my heart go deeper into my God. (2 times)
Right here, right now, right where I am, I pray. (2 times)
        
Offering Our Gifts to God
         Invitation 

(Please note: there are collection plates on the table in the narthex as you exit the sanctuary.)

*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                         Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah                                      #102       

*Benediction  

*Benediction Response                                  “Go In Peace”                                                    #349
                                     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                               


*Indicates to please stand if you are able.

The altar flowers this morning are given by Edward Olsen in loving memory
of Mary Agnes Hayes. (1927-2006)






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


Congregational Church
UCC, SACO MAINE


12 BEACH STREET | SACO, ME 04072


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