Congregational Church of Boca Raton SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 A.M. FEBRUARY 1, 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 “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Prelude My Shepherd Will Supply My Need traditional 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 Now is the moment of grace. This is the hour of blessing. Today is the day of salvation. Here is the path to new life. Already joy is abounding, and hope is rising. For this is the day God is making. Let us rejoice and sing. * Hymn (bulletin) Mighty to Save Call to Confession The call to confession is always a call to experience God’s mercy. In admitting the truth of our lives to our loving Creator, we open ourselves to the experience of grace and healing. Trusting in that divine love, let us pray, first in silence. Prayer of Confession Let us pray Almighty and most merciful God, we are thankful that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wanderings, deeper than all our sin. Forgive our careless attitudes toward your purposes, our refusal to relieve the suffering of others, our envy of those who have more than we have, our obsession with creating a life of constant pleasure, our indifference to the treasures of heaven, our neglect of your wise and gracious law. Help us to change our way of life so that we may desire what is good, love what you love, and do what you command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Assurance of Forgiveness O taste and see that our God is good! Through the limitless compassion of Christ, our sins are forgiven. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are energized for God’s work of justice and peace in the world. Thanks be to God. Children’s Time Announcements Scripture (OT p. 3) Genesis 4:1-16 Anthem Plenty Good Room Message ...Yes, You Are. Offertory Jesus Loves Me Jorge Valls J. Horman C. Tomlin * 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. Invitation to the Lord’s Table 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. Communion Prayers and Hymn (PH #251) Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea; Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty; God in three persons, blessed Trinity! Lord’s Prayer (Debts/Debtors) Breaking Bread and Pouring Wine Agnus Dei (Said by all) Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: grant us peace. Call to Supper Sharing the Elements Bread in unison. Cup taken individually. Grape juice is in outer ring; wine everywhere else. Prayer of Thanksgiving Let us give thanks! Thank you, merciful God, for gladness in this bread and cup, for love that cannot die, for peace the world cannot give, for joy in the company of friends, for the splendors of creation, and for the mission of justice you have made our own. Give us the gifts of this holy communion — oneness of heart, love for neighbors, forgiveness of enemies, the will to serve you every day, and life that never ends. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. * 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. * Benediction Postlude Stand up, Stand up for Jesus * Those who are able may stand Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our annual Rummage Sale a success! G. J. Webb Mighty to Save Morgan/Fielding Everyone needs compassion, a love that’s never failing. Let mercy fall on me. Everyone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a savior, the hope of nations. Savior, he can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save, he is mighty to save. Forever, author of salvation, He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave. So take me as you find me, all my fears and failures. Fill my life again. I give my life to follow, everything I believe in. Now I surrender. Yes, I surrender. Savior, he can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save, he is might to save. Forever, author of salvation, He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave. Shine your light and let the whole world see. We’re singin’ for the glory of the risen king, Jesus. Shine your light and let the whole world see. We’re singin’ for the glory of the risen king. Savior, he can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save, he is mighty to save. Forever, author of salvation, He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave. You’re my savior, you can move the mountains. God, you are mighty to save, you are mighty to save. Forever, author of salvation, You rose and conquered the grave. Yes, you conquered the grave. You are mighty to save. Prayer Requests February 1, 2015 Heavenly Father, thank you for all our visitors. Bring us many more. Lord Jesus, help us overcome all the areas of fear in our lives. Perfect love casts out fear. “Fear not, for I am with you.” Isaiah 40:1. 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 Tuesday Adult Study Group Tuesday, February 3rd 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, February 4th Start your morning in communion with God as you join us for a midweek worship service every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. 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. Wednesday Adult Study Group Wednesday, February 4th 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. 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 p.m. and join the wonderful group of people known as the Chancel Choir. We would love to have you be a part of our group! B.C.E.O. Thursday, February 5th Boca Christians Eating Out takes place each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation. Please join us Thursday at Ruby Tuesday, 3887 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach. 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, February 6th 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. 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. Team Leaders, please send in your annual reports to Sandi in the office by Thursday, February 5th. Thank you! Prime Time! Wednesday, February 11th Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Followed by band practice and Drama Club. The spring session will meet February 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 15 and 29, and May 13. The cost to cover some of the expenses for dinners and materials for the spring session will be $25 for one child and $35 for more than one! Contact Marit Lacey at 561-682-9292 for more information. Lunch Bunch Wednesday, February 11th A time for Food, Fellowship and Fun. Come to church at noon on Wednesdays with a sandwich. We serve beverages and dessert. 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. 8 1 10:00 am Worship Communion 11:15 am Deacons Study 10:00 am Worship Communion Sunday Monday 9 2 6:30 pm AA 3 10 2:00 pm Adult Study 6:30 pm AA 2:00 pm Adult Study Tuesday 4 8:30 am Communion 12:00 noon Lunch Bunch 6:00 pm Prime Time! 6:00 pm Adult Study 7:00 pm 11 8:30 am Communion 12:00 noon Adult Fellowship Luncheon 6:00 pm Adult Study 7:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm AA 6:30 pm B.C.E.O 7:00 pm AA 6:30 pm B.C.E.O Thursday 12 5 6 10:00 am Prayer Fellowship 13 10:00 am Prayer Fellowship Friday Saturday 14 7 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 at Home: (561) 381-5222 or 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 Linsdey Novitske, Alto Linda Siers, Soprano Jorge Valls, Tenor This Week’s Volunteers Deacon of the Sunday: Karen Hayes Office Helpers: Lucille Bruno, Grayce Esposito, Eleanor Magee, Audrey Michele, George Sinclair, Carol Vass, 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 ..........Danielle Peterson 1-3........................... Debbie Garland 4-5.......... Rachel and Tony Borchers Middle School ........ Family Worship High School ............ Family Worship We welcome everyone, no matter who they are, or where they are on life’s journey!
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