Worship Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

August 18, 2019

Welcome to each and all.
We are very glad you have come.
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.

Meditation       “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a                                               
                                         life less than the one you are capable of living.”
                                                                                                     ~ Nelson Mandela

The Community Gathers

Prelude                                          “Wayfaring Stranger”                                         Traditional
                                                         Solo ~ Peter Gray
Welcome/Signing of Friendship Pads/Announcements
Ringing of the Bells

*Call to Worship
Leader:  What a wonderful morning it is to gather as God's people!
People:  We come here to find nourishment and renewal.  O God, lead us to a better  
              way.
Leader:  Help us to use this time, Lord, to seek your forgiveness and hear your words of
              truth and light.
People:  Open our minds and eyes to your grace.  We gather here and worship in the   
              name of your son, Jesus.  Thanks be to God.

*Bringing Forth the Light of Christ

*Opening Hymn                         “Come Christians, Join to Sing”                                     #108                                                    
*Unison Prayer
Lord of all creation, on this day of Sabbath we come to this gathering confident that you can help us make the world faithful again.  Unify us in spirit and purpose; instill us with the power of your love at work.  Shape our wills to your own and fill us with the courage to walk the ways of Christ in all we do.  Thank you for this amazing opportunity.  Amen

Diaconate
  The Word of God to Us

The Reading of Scripture       
                                               Psalm 42: 1-8                                                             Jane Campbell
                                               2 Timothy 4: 1-8                                          Linda Sprague Lambert

Sermon                                  “A Fine Finish”                                             Rev. Scott Cousineau

Choral Anthem                                  “Beautiful City”                                        Schwartz/ Huff  
                                                   Percussion ~ Scout Heath                        
                                                   
                                            We Respond to God’s Word

The Community at Prayer
Offering 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                              “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                         by John Johnson
                                                     Saxophone ~ 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           “Lord, We Would Be Instruments of Loving Service”                  #353                                                                         

* Benediction

* We Take the Light of Christ into the World

* Congregational Response      “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, vs 1                 #345


*ChoralPostlude                        “Praise to the Lord, Almighty”                       by Gesangbuch                               


Rev. Scott Cousineau, Minister
Rev. Dr. Jeff Larsen, 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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