Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday at First Church: Giving Thanks

November 27, 2011
Thanksgiving Sunday!
Congregational (UCC)
190 Court Street

Worship begins at 10 a.m. with our Interim Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Brenda Pelc-Faszcza.

First Church is an Open and Affirming Church. No matter where you are in life's journey, you are welcome. Sunday school meets during worship. Child care is provided.

Sermon: Measured by Mercy. UCC minister and writer Robin Meyers says that “any true religion is measured by its mercy – any religion that does not make us kinder is not worth our time.” Jesus says, “Inasmuch as you have done for the least of these, you have done for me….” On the last Sunday of the Christian year, we remember this central core of the Christian life. In the week of Thanksgiving, we remember that gratitude and compassion are related.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

Prelude: We Praise You, O God, Dale Wood
Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Anthem: All Lands and Peoples, Austin Lovelace
The Senior Choir and Celebration Singers
Hymn: We Praise You, O God
Offertory: The Ash Grove, Wilbur Held
Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God
Postlude: Now Thank We All Our God, Sigfried Karg-Elert

Sunday School: Young Peacemakers Club with Julie Hurlburt.

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