Congregational Church Of Boca Raton SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 A.M. JANUARY 25, 2015 Welcome to Worship! No matter who you are or where you are on Life’s journey, you are welcome at Congregational Church of Boca Raton, UCC. Our doors are wide open to all who desire a closer relationship with God. We welcome believers, seekers, and doubters; ANYONE, JUST AS YOU ARE. Large-print bulletin and hearing devices are available from the ushers. Please keep this a time of quiet reflection in preparation of worship. God is calling you today, but not on your cell phone! Please remember to turn it off, or you may leave it with our head usher if you are expecting an emergency call. Nursery and pre-school care is available during worship, if you wish. All children are encouraged to come to the altar during Children's Time. Following Children’s Time, the children will go as a group to their Sunday School classes. Please fill out the Friendship Pad at the end of each pew, then pass it along to your neighbor to sign. If you are a visitor or guest, please include your mailing and/or email addresses so we may keep in touch. Adult Fellowship invites you to join us before worship for coffee in the foyer area. After worship, please join us for conversation, coffee, punch, and cookies in the fellowship hall. Pastor Tom Lacey [email protected] 251 SW Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Quiet Time Prelude “Be still, and know that I am God.” They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love Psalm 46:10 P. Scholtes Welcome Tom Lacey Today is a new day, rising fresh from the Creator’s hand. Today we begin again, with praise and thanks to God who made us, Christ who redeemed us and the Spirit who guides us. Here we participate in the fellowship of the forgiven, the church. It is good to be together today. Prayer Requests Call to Worship Here we are God! We’ve come from our week filled with many things. Some are filled with joy and excitement; others with sorrow and sadness. Some are filled with energy; others are filled with weariness. Some are filled with love for you; others wonder where you are. We are the gathered congregation; we come before you with all the honesty we can muster. We give you what we are; create in us clean hearts. Fill us so we can be made holy to serve you wholly. Amen * Hymn (bulletin) You Are My All in All Prayer of Confession Let us pray Holy God, we admit to you that all is not right—in our hearts and in our world, we look to the darkness and not to the light. We look for what is broken, and not at what is being mended. We look to criticize and not to praise. We look at ourselves and not to you. Turn us around so that we look at the possibility, at hope, at promise, at grace, at healing, at love. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. Children’s Time Announcements Scripture (NT p. 131) Choral Anthem Acts 12:6-17 For the Beauty of the Earth Message C. Kocher A True Mind-Blower Pastoral Prayer God be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to God Most High. It is right to give God thanks and praise. Lord’s Prayer (Debts/Debtors) Sharing the Peace The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you. Meet New People Offering of Tithes and Gifts Gracious and loving God, giver of all that is good and true, may our offerings represent our work, our blessings, and our faith. May they be good and true offerings as they witness to our gratitude and love for you, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. Ensemble How Great the Wisdom and the Love T. McIntyre * Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise God, all creatures here below Praise God above, ye heavenly host Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. * Hymn (PH #316) God of Earth and Sea and Heaven * Benediction * Spirit Song O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love. Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul. O let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit like a dove will descend upon your life and make you whole. Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs. Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs. Postlude Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above * Those who are able may stand You Are My All in All You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek; You are my all in all. Seeking You as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up, I’d be a fool; You are my all in all. Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name! Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name! Taking my sin, my cross, my shame, Rising again I bless Your name; You are my all in all. When I fall down, You pick me up; When I am dry, You fill my cup; You are my all in all. Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name! Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name! D. Higarty Prayer Requests January 25, 2015 Heavenly Father, thank you for our new members: Noreen; Nancy; Wendy and Jeremy, and Hannah, Amelia, and Jack; Sue and James. We greet them with open arms and hearts. Lord Jesus, help us not to focus on “more things” in our lives. May we trust you to supply our needs, and show us what’s important to you. We pray for a solution to the crisis in Crimea and the Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine. We pray for all those displaced and terrorized by war and violence, and we pray for victims and families of all those affected by natural disasters around our world. We continue to pray for all those facing tough economic situations, for those who still can’t find work. We pray for our leaders to have continuing compassion and care for those who are struggling. We pray for members, friends, and our neighbors: Family and friends of: Merwin Andrews; Susan Whidden; Eric Zachrisson; Louise Seeds; Ruth Hawkins; Ed Hindle; Margaret Sorenson; Rhoda Alter; Leo Hermann; Willy Willard; and all those who are grieving loved ones. Carol and Cam Castiglia; Jim Parkin; Dot Bell; Barry Donovan; Lucille Bruno; Rholda Francis; Diana Willard; Selwyn Sherman; Marie Williams; Noelle and Daniel; Arleen Esposito, Bonnie and Bob Tust; Tamara Pope; Kim Smith; Lynn Baker Diers; Beth Soufleris; Seth Peterson and family; Rose Breakell; Donna O’Connor; Randall Garland; Arnold Sams; Bill and Maria Collins; Florence Gomes and her daughter, Mala; Audrey Eisnor; Annika Ljungberg. We pray for our service men and women. ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS Blessing and Dedication of Building Renovations Today Following worship today we will have a service of blessing and dedication to recognize and give thanks to Mary and Lee Rivollier for their generous gift to the church. Their special financial contributions enabled us to renovate our building to meet code for a preschool. This involved both the downstairs portion where the school is housed Monday through Friday and the upstairs, especially the kitchen. Because of their vision and generosity, Sea Star school has continued its schooling and our church has continued to receive their contributions. Thank you, Mary and Lee Rivollier! Bowling Today Calling all bowlers for bowling after church at Strikes Boca Raton, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. A lot of fun for serious bowlers, but mostly for bowlers of all ages who are serious about having fun with Church friends! $10 per person includes bowling, shoes, pizza and drink. Please let Marit Lacey know if you will be joining us so we know how many lanes to book. Tuesday Adult Study Group Tuesday, January 27th You are invited to join our Tuesday afternoon Adult Study Group as we read “Learning to Walk in the Dark.” The Adult Study Group meets on Tuesday afternoons, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information or information on purchasing the book by Barbara Brown Taylor, please call Pastor Tom at 561-395-9255. Morning Communion Service Wednesday, January 28th Start your morning in communion with God as you join us for a midweek worship service. We will be resuming our Wednesday morning communion services at 8:30 am on January 28th. Lunch Bunch Wednesday, January 28th A time for Food, Fellowship and Fun. Come to church at noon on Wednesdays with a sandwich. We serve beverages and dessert. After lunch stay and play Mah Jongg (beginners welcome!) or bring a favorite game of your own to share. Wednesday Adult Study Group Wednesday, January 28th You are invited to join the Adult Study Group as we explore the Bible from the beginning. The Adult Study Group meets on Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our study is based on the Kerygma program: Discovering the Bible. For more information, please call Pastor Tom at 561-395-9255. B.C.E.O. Thursday, January 29th Boca Christians Eating Out takes place each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation. Please join us Thursday at Flashback Diner, 1450 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. So that we can reserve enough room, please sign up in the Rosser room or call the church anytime before that Thursday. 561-395-9255. Prayer Fellowship Friday, January 30th The Prayer Fellowship and Bible Study meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Rosser room. Everyone is invited to join us. We use the Upper Room devotional as our study guide. For more information please contact John Bird at 561-400-5604. Adult Fellowship Luncheon Wednesday, February 4th The regular meeting of the Adult Fellowship will be held on Wednesday, February 4th at noon. Come “Meet Your Neighbor” — our Pastor, Tom Lacey, will be our guest speaker. As always, lunch will be available for $5.00. Please sign up in the Rosser room. Hospitality If you enjoy meeting new people or greeting familiar friends, please sign up in the Rosser Room to be a Greeter. Any questions, please contact Nest Jones at 954-675-4893. A Musical Quiz Are you an experienced choir member? Have you ever been caught singing in the shower, or to the radio in your car? Do you look good in a formal blue robe? If you answered "yes" to even just one of these questions, you are needed in the choir! Come to rehearsal on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm and join the wonderful group of people known as the Chancel Choir. We would love to have you be a part of our group! Annual Meeting Sunday, February 22nd The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be Sunday, February 22nd at 11:15 a.m. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this very important meeting. Prayer Requests Prayer request forms can be found in the pews or in the prayer box in the Rosser room. Please fill one out if you have a special prayer you would like the pastor to know about and leave it in the Prayer Box. Saturday, January 31, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rosser Room and Fellowship Hall Sale hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 31st! Setup will be Monday-Friday, January 26-30. Look for the signup sheet in the Rosser Room for volunteer hours. Please sign up for hours you can serve; training will be provided. Items for the sale are being accepted. Please call church office to make arrangements. Let's all work together and make this another successful sale! Blessing of Church Renovation Litany of Blessing What has God called us to be? We are a church of Christ's disciples making a spiritual home for God's children. Through this church, we proclaim the good news of salvation, celebrate God's healing grace, nurture the growth and gifts of God's people, and restore the joy of God's reign. May God bless us and together may we grow our one of a kind church. Whenever one of us gives to our church, we are all blessed. Whenever one of us loves enough to provide for all, God is blessed. Bless, O Lord, the work of our hands at Congregational Church of Boca Raton. Bless, O God, the ministry of our hearts among us and through us to all who come. We dedicate ourselves to your service, in Christ’s name. We dedicate our renovated church to your glory, O Lord our God. Amen 10:00 am Worship Communion 1 25 10:00 am Worship Blessing and Dedication 12:00 pm Bowling Sunday Monday 2 26 6:30 pm AA 2:00 pm Adult Study 6:30 pm AA 3 27 2:00 pm Adult Study Tuesday 8:30 am Communion 12:00 noon Adult Fellowship Luncheon 6:00 pm Adult Study 7:00 pm Choir rehearsal 4 8:30 am Communion 12:00 noon Lunch Bunch 6:00 pm Adult Study 7:00 pm Choir rehearsal 28 Wednesday 7:00 pm AA 6:30 pm B.C.E.O 7:00 pm AA 6:30 pm B.C.E.O Thursday 5 29 10:00 am Prayer Fellowship 6 30 10:00 am Prayer Fellowship Friday Rummage Sale Saturday 7 31 Congregational Church of Boca Raton 251 SW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, Florida 33432 Phone: 561-395-9255 e-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.churchofboca.org Pastor: Tom Lacey: Home: 561-381-5222 Cell: 561-306-5208 Moderator: John Fenner: 561-750-5044 Staff Administrator Sandi Kilbride Children’s Ministry Director Marit Lacey Sound: Wendell Jackson Sexton: Nicholas R. Wurster Music Ministry Director Juan Mansilla Organist/Pianist: Nicholas R. Wurster Section Leaders Lindsey Novitske, Alto Linda Siers, Soprano Jorge Valls, Tenor This Week’s Volunteers Deacon of the Sunday: Grayce Esposito Office Helpers: Lucille Bruno, Grayce Esposito, Barbara Lacey, Audrey Michele, George Sinclair, Carol Vass, and Diana Willard Hospitality: Frances Bell; Gail and Barry Donovan; Grayce Esposito, Lorraine Folino; Sarah Hugus; Audrey Michele; Judy and Larry Williams Children’s Choir: Marit Lacey Youth Choir: Nest Jones-Teixeira Sunday School Volunteers: Preschool/K .................. Marit Lacey 1 - 3............................ Leanne Guilfu 4 - 5.................................. Juliet Carl Middle/High .................... Kris Seeds Teresa Van Eps We welcome everyone, no matter who they are, or where they are on life’s journey!
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