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November 17, 2013November 17, 2013November 17, 2013November 17, 2013
Welcome to First Worship! We extend a welcome as broad as the outstretched arms of God, who calls us to be here together to rejoice in Gods glorious presence. Welcome to children of all ages to all the children of God, each one of us. If you are an old friend or here for the first time, we welcome you.
Our worship is an intergenerational experience and we want children to feel fully included. We remember that worship offers us all a special place to be with God. In this space we talk a little more softly and walk a little more quietly. We are listening for God.
OOOORDERRDERRDERRDER OFOFOFOF WWWWORSHIPORSHIPORSHIPORSHIP November 17, 2013November 17, 2013November 17, 2013November 17, 2013 9:00 am9:00 am9:00 am9:00 am
PRELUDE PRELUDE PRELUDE PRELUDE
RINGING IN THE HOUR RINGING IN THE HOUR RINGING IN THE HOUR RINGING IN THE HOUR All Are Welcome
CALL TO WORSHIPCALL TO WORSHIPCALL TO WORSHIPCALL TO WORSHIP Chris Braudaway-Bauman
CALL TO CONFESSIONCALL TO CONFESSIONCALL TO CONFESSIONCALL TO CONFESSION
CONFESSION CONFESSION CONFESSION CONFESSION
WORDS OF ASSURANCEWORDS OF ASSURANCEWORDS OF ASSURANCEWORDS OF ASSURANCE
SUNG RESPONSE SUNG RESPONSE SUNG RESPONSE SUNG RESPONSE Wade in the Water
Wade in the water, wade in the water, children, Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water.
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST *SUNG RESPONSE *SUNG RESPONSE *SUNG RESPONSE *SUNG RESPONSE
I love the place your glory abides, your glory, your glory abides.
SCRIPTURESCRIPTURESCRIPTURESCRIPTURE Genesis 9:8-17 SERMON SERMON SERMON SERMON Signs of Our Covenants John Allen
*SERMON RESPONSE SERMON RESPONSE SERMON RESPONSE SERMON RESPONSE What a Covenant
Offertory Offertory Offertory Offertory
SETTING THE TABLE SETTING THE TABLE SETTING THE TABLE SETTING THE TABLE Hungering God INVITATION TO THE TABLEINVITATION TO THE TABLEINVITATION TO THE TABLEINVITATION TO THE TABLE *COMMUNION PRAYER AND THE LORDS PRAYER*COMMUNION PRAYER AND THE LORDS PRAYER*COMMUNION PRAYER AND THE LORDS PRAYER*COMMUNION PRAYER AND THE LORDS PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen
*WORDS OF INSTITUTION*WORDS OF INSTITUTION*WORDS OF INSTITUTION*WORDS OF INSTITUTION
*SHARING THE GIFTS OF BREAD AND CUP*SHARING THE GIFTS OF BREAD AND CUP*SHARING THE GIFTS OF BREAD AND CUP*SHARING THE GIFTS OF BREAD AND CUP *PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING *PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING *PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING *PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING *SUNG THANKSGIVING *SUNG THANKSGIVING *SUNG THANKSGIVING *SUNG THANKSGIVING In the Lord Ill Be Ever Thankful
*BENEDICTION *BENEDICTION *BENEDICTION *BENEDICTION *Those who are able may stand.
TODAYS NOTES Today the 2nd grade class will be leading part of 10 am worship. Audra Teague Mackey has been leading the class in discussions about what it means to be a minister, what it means to lead worship, and why we do what we do as a community of faith in worship Stewardship Campaign Today you are invited to pick up your own pledge packet in Village Common after each worship service. If you are unable to do that, it will be sent to you by US mail. During worship next Sunday, November 24th, there will be an invitation for you to bring your completed pledge card forward. If you intend to pledge online, please note that on a card which will be available in the pew and bring it forward, so that you can be a part of this special moment in our church year. Pastoral Care If you have any pastoral needs or know of any in the Village Church family, please call Diane Anderson at 781.235.1988 x14. The Chancel flowers today are given by Jeanette Duncklee with deep gratitude for all the ministries and congregants of Village Church. Fellowship Hour 11:15 am, Village Common Please join us for coffee and fellowship. Information for visitors is available at the Welcome Table. Providing hospitality today are members from the Wednesday Morning Bible Study. Please take a moment to thank them. Harvest Fare 11:15 am, Village Common During Fellowship Hour, all are invited to purchase baked goodies, just in time to pop in the freezer in preparation for the holidays. GIFT in Discernment Series to begin January 8 Where in your life are you seeking Gods guidance and wisdom? How might our congregational practices of spiritual discernment inform your personal practices of discerning Gods movement in your life? Beginning January 8 and continuing every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for 14 weeks, well take up these questions and more in this years GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) adult education series. Visit the GIFT table in Village Common following worship to get more information and to sign up to participate or contact Tricia at email@example.com.
Thanksgiving Potluck Sign up during Fellowship Hour Please put the date SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 on your calendar and sign up at the Community Ministry Table, today in Village Common. All are welcome! On the day of the Potluck, you may bring food to Village Hall anytime from 9:15 am on. If your last name begins with A-K, please bring a main dish; L-R, a dessert; and S-Z, a veggie side dish (no salads, please.) The items should serve 10-12 people. The dishes will be reheated as needed. Label any dishes you would like returned, and if possible, provide a serving utensil. If you or your family have a food allergy please mark if the item is vegetarian, gluten free or peanut free and a special table will be designated for these dishes. Serving a crowd is fun, but it takes many hands. If you are interested in helping out on that day, please let us know at sign up or email Mark Lenci at MarkLenci@Verizon.net. Village Church Birthday Celebration 11:15 am, Burtt Chapel We want to celebrate your birthdays with you! We invite all those with November birthdays to join us for a few minutes in the Chapel. Inquirers Gathering 11:30 am12:30 pm, Parlor Martin Copenhaver will gather with those interested in learning more about Village Church. Please come. Childcare, along with a snack, will be provided in the Kindergarten room. Junior Choir Rehearsal 11:15 am, Youth Choir Room For information, email Kevin McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reverend Jocelyn Gardner Spencer Installation 3 pm Former Pastoral Resident, Jocelyn Gardner Spencer will be Installed as Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Woodstock, CT. Martin Copenhaver is preaching. All are invited to attend this important service in the life of Jocelyn's ministry. 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group 5 pm, Youth Room High School Youth Group 7 pm, Youth Room For information about youth programs, contact Pam Emslie at 781.235.1988 x15 or email@example.com.
BULLETIN NOTES Typhoon Haiyan Relief The Environmental Ministry encourages support for the UCC Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. The UCC immediately sent $15,000 in grants through relief agencies, and is seeking to raise $250,000 for long term aid. Find out more about the UCC response here: http://www.ucc.org/news/typhoon-haiyan-aid-11112013.html. Find out how you can help, and make a donation, here: http://www.ucc.org/disaster/philippines_typhoon_appeal.html. Please note that 100% of donations go directly to the disaster area.
NWW Holiday Gifts Now through Sunday, December 9 The Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living's annual holiday party for adults with developmental disabilities will be held Wednesday, December 11 at Grace Church in Newton. Members of the Village Church Confirmation class will serve as hosts at this popular event. Traditionally our congregation has provided small gifts to be given to each of the sixty guests including games/puzzles (easy but geared to adult interests), activity books, calendars, DVDs, CDs, costume jewelry, hats, scarves, mittens, Boston sport team stuff, Dunkin Donuts gift cards, mugs/commuter cups, jewelry (no earrings), perfume/cologne, hand lotions, fragranced body washes and holiday themed items (i.e. ornaments). If you would like to make a donation, please have women's gifts wrapped in red, men's gifts wrapped in green and unisex gifts wrapped in blue. Gifts should be brought to the church and placed in the designated basket in the cloister hallway. For more information email Judy Mongiardo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Village Churchmen Thursday, November 21, Noon The Village Churchmen is a group open to all men of the church, their friends and visitors. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at Noon in Village Common. Our next meeting is on November 21. No reservations are necessary; just come, even if it is a last minute decision. Please bring your own bag lunch.
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