" MY SOUL DOTH MAGNIFY THE LORD, AND MY SPIRIT HATH REJOICED IN GOD MY SAVIOR "
THE CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP
A very warm welcome to all. We hope you find peace, inspiration, and love in our service. Please join us for a fellowship hour downstairs in the dining room for coffee and light refreshments.
NOVEMBER 27TH, 2022 OUR MINISTRY ENDS.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL WORSHIP SERVICE.
TODAY WE WELCOME THE REVEREND PATTY KOGUT, OUR AREA MINISTER OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Deacons: Sandie, Bob, Jeanne
Please Remember in Prayer
Nancy Horsman, Lorraine Thompson, Jane Bowles, Joan Williams, Jason Kelly, Ruth Metcalf, Joe Zakrzewski, Barbara Jordan, Harold Williams III, The Copithorne Family, Roger Young, James Gebhardt, Toni Happnie, Jean Zarrell and Bob Clarke
CHURCH OFFICE: 781-878-1790
First Congregational Church In Rockland United Church of Christ
12 Church Street Rockland MA 02370 781-878-1790
Sub Pastor: Reverend Richard Giragosian
Lay Team: Andrew Forrest and Sandra Young-Hooten
Organist: Harriett Clarke
Sunday School: Kirsten Guerrero
* THE CENTERING HYMN
" Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
I can feel His mighty power and His grace
I can hear the brush of angel’s wings
I see glory on each face
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place."
*THE HYMN OF PRAISE.. " Enter, Rejoice and Come In "
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Our God is Alpha and Omega.
P: We have many beginnings and endings.
L: The one who is and was and is to come is Almighty.
P: Encompassed in God’s time, our times-our memories, our concerns for today, our dreams for the future.
L: This hour we set aside to worship God in reverence and praise.
P: With open hearts and fragile bodies, with struggling reason and hopeful spirit, we rejoice to enter the stream of God’s presence.
*THE UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Dear God, we thank you that you never forsake us and that you never stop loving us. Trusting in your unfailing love, we have gathered to worship and praise you. Through your Holy Spirit, touch us, renew us, comfort us, challenge us, for we pray in the name of Jesus Christ who taught us to pray saying " The Our Father Prayer "
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
Give us this day
Our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
But deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
* GLORIA PATRI
"Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen."
THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC.. " THE PRAYER” by ANDY FORREST
THE PEOPLE AT PRAYER - We lift up the names of our loved ones.
OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND
FRIENDS OF BARBARA JORDAN, WHO PASSED INTO ETERNAL LIFE
ON NOVEMBER 20th AT THE AGE OF 91.
THE MORNING LESSON The Gospel of Luke 1: 39-56
* HYMN OF PREPARATION.. " Holy, Holy Holy "
THE SERMON by Pastor Rick “ THANKS BE TO GOD ”
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERINGS
* THE PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*THE HYMN OF DEDICATION.. " Now Thank We All Our God "
THE BENEDICTION Numbers 6: 24-26
May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile upon you and be gracious unto you.
May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
God Be With You Till We Meet Again
ISAIAH 2: 1-5
ROMANS 13: 11-14
MATTHEW 24: 36-44
We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify.
You call the worlds into being, Create persons in your own image, And set before each one the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, you have come to us and share our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithul people of all ages, tongues and races.
You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the worlds and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust you forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.
"THERE'S ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU THERE'S ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU. THOUGH MILLIONS HAVE COME, THERE'S STILL ROOM FOR ONE, YES THERE'S ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU."
JESUS SAID, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. MARK 8: 34
JOHN 3:5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
THE ROCKLAND RACES
WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN
CHILD FUND INTERNATIONAL
" And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. "
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First Congregational Church In Rockland
12 Church St
Rockland MA 02370
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN ROCKLAND
12 Church Street Rockland MA 02370
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