Bulletin - Congregational Church

Congregational Church
Boca Raton
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;
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
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
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
Scripture (OT p. 3)
Genesis 4:1-16
Plenty Good Room
...Yes, You Are.
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
Stand up, Stand up for Jesus
* Those who are able may stand
Thank you to
who worked so hard
to make our annual
Rummage Sale
a success!
G. J. Webb
Mighty to Save
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
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.
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.
10:00 am
11:15 am
Deacons Study
10:00 am
6:30 pm
2:00 pm
Adult Study
6:30 pm
2:00 pm
Adult Study
8:30 am
12:00 noon
Lunch Bunch
6:00 pm
Prime Time!
6:00 pm
Adult Study
7:00 pm
8:30 am
12:00 noon
6:00 pm
Adult Study
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
6:30 pm
10:00 am
10:00 am
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
Sandi Kilbride
Children’s Ministry Director
Marit Lacey
Wendell Jackson
Nicholas R. Wurster
Music Ministry Director
Juan Mansilla
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
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!