Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

October 13, 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:       “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,  or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

Prelude                                                 “Simple Gifts”                                       Jennifer Eklund

Welcome/Signing of Friendship Pads/Announcements

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

Introit                                                  “Awesome God”                                    Richard Mullins                                                                                                                                                      
*Call to Worship
Leader: O God, we gather with gratitude for the opportunity to meet you in this sacred space.
People: We have come here to be comforted after national disasters and personal losses.
Leader: We have come here to celebrate the joy of love, and the blessing of our children.
People: We have come to hear your Word as we worship together.
Leader: O God, how grateful we are for your steadfast Presence.
All: Let us lift our voices in thanksgiving and praise!

*Bringing Forth the Light of Christ                                                                       Cam Roberge   

*Opening Hymn                         “This Is the Day”                                                    #257

*Unison Prayer
God of love, plant us in the soil of your grace. Leave nothing undone to help us be fruitful. Nurture us with the strength of Jesus Christ, the vine of everlasting life. Enlighten us with the wisdom of your Holy Spirit, which flows through us today and all days. Abide in us, that we may abide in you and live in your love. We pray in your holy name. Amen.
A Time for the Children

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

Anthem                               “Thula Sizewe”              Arr. Markus Detterbeck/Traditional Zulu 
                  Solo ~ Delaney Clifford, Gjembe ~ Scout Heath
                                  Be Calm and cry no more
                                   Our God will protect us
                                    He will give us freedom
                                   Our God will protect us          

The Word of God
Reading of Scripture              
                                                            Psalm 66:1-12                                             Trina Triggs
                                                            Luke 17:11-19

Message                                     “Radical Gratitude”                                Rev. Scott Cousineau

*Hymn                                       “Now Thank We All Our God”                                          #27               
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.

             Congregational Response          “O Lord, Hear My Prayer”                                Taizè
                          “O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer; when I call answer me.
                           O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer; come and listen to me.”   

Offering Our Gifts to God
         Invitation 
Offertory                                “Thank You Lord”                                 African American
                              Trio ~ Scout Heath, Delaney Clifford, Jacqui Savage
                                                          Sax ~ Jamie Beals
        *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                 “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”                                #224

*We Take the Light of Christ into the World  

*Benediction

*Benediction Response     “Send Me, Jesus”                                                     #344

*Postlude“Nun Danket Alle Got” (Now We Thank Our God)                  JS Bach                                               


*ALL WHO ARE ABLE ARE INVITED TO STAND

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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