Hampstead Congregational Church UCC

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        Hampstead Congregational Church

May 9, 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter


No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey,

You are Welcome Here!


Order of Worship

Prelude                                                                                  Herb Tardiff

Greetings and Announcements

Passing of the Peace of Christ 

Responsive Call to Worship

God speaks to the heart,
Offering compassion and hope.
God enlivens the mind,
Inviting curiosity and wonder.
God awakens all spirits,
Fostering sacred connection.
God nurtures our strength,
Creating unimagined possibilities.
God calls the whole world,
Inspiring extravagant love.

Opening Hymn        

18All People That On Earth Do Dwell

Prayer of Invocation  

Let us pray,

Creating Spirit,
we join with the chorus of all of creation
to celebrate your wondrous deeds.
Fill us with your joy and train our ears for harmony,
so that we may contribute to the world You are already creating.
All this we pray in the name of Jesus,
who revealed what is possible through love. Amen.        


Children’s Moment


Scripture Reading:   John 15: 9-17                                            Dave Chin

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

Sermon                                                                         Rev. Kathy Youzwak

Special Music                            

Call for Concerns & Celebrations
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen

Call to Offering

Prayer of Dedication
Pour your Spirit upon these gifts, O God.
Send them into the world
as a sign and song of your joyous work of love.
Use them to call and welcome into your house of love
all who are your friends
and our brothers and sisters. Amen.


Hymn of Going Forth 495Called as Partners in Christs Service



Friends, imagine what is possible. Imagine what our community would feel like if our own hearts embraced the unconditional love God has for us. Imagine what the nation would sound like if our words echoed the inclusive love God has for us. Imagine what the world would look like if our actions reflected the unwavering love God has for us.

Go forth from this place, to transform possibility into reality, and to join alongside God in transforming the world through love. Amen!

Copyright 2020, Faith Education, Innovation and Formation Ministry Team (Faith INFO), United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115-1100.  Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved. Prayer of Dedication: From The Abingdon Worship Annual edited by Mary J. Scifres and B.J. Beu, Copyright © Abingdon Press.


The Steeple will bLit Steeplee lit by Joann Klawitter from May 9th – May 15th.  The lighting is for Mother’s Day, to share a light of love with these families, and to remember their mothers lost during this past year or so. 


Rev. Kathy Youzwak 

Lora Manning 

Brad Robie

Jeanne Stalker 

Eileen Mahoney 

Wendy Jowett 


Blessings to you all from your Church Community 

Missions Diaper and Wipe Drive—We are collecting diapers (sizes 3+) and wipes for the Manchester Diaper Pantry through the month of May. Please drop off donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall. See the flyer below for more information. 

Calling all Singers & Musicians-- If you like to sing or play an instrument, please consider volunteering your talent for one or more Sunday services. Our Spring-Summer worship services are less formal than others, and the people in our congregation especially appreciate all the music that is offered in an outdoor setting. Contact Judy Dobson at 603-329-8321 to volunteer or to learn more.

Lawn Mowing Volunteer Needed—

A member of our Church is looking for a volunteer to mow their small yard in Hampstead from now until June 1st. Depending on the amount of rain, the mowing would need to be done once or twice a week. A lawn mower is provided. 

If interested, please contact Al or Marion Lake @ 603-571-3434 or 603-289-1690.


iPad Needed--We have a few members that would love to watch our weekly live-streamed services, but they need our help. Do you have an iPad you aren't using and are willing to donate? If so, contact our church office @ 603-329-6985. This will allow them to join our services. Thanks!

Looking to volunteer for the church?--Do you like to work with technology?

We are looking for a few more people to volunteer on Sunday mornings to livestream our services. Currently, we have two volunteers switching livestreaming every other week. We are looking for at least two more volunteers allowing each volunteer to livestream one Sunday a month.  After 2-3 days of training, the volunteer position would be a 3-hour commitment one Sunday morning a month. If weather permits, our Spring and Summer services will be held outside. If you are interested, please contact the main church office @ 603-329-6985.

Missions Food Drive-- From now through June 30, we will be collecting the items listed below for the Upper Room’s summer session. This summer, the Upper Room’s older youth will be spending time on outdoor community service projects and the younger youth will be spending time on outside activities including hikes. You can leave your donations in the foyer of the church any time. Please no fresh items – only shelf-stable non-expired products. Thank you as always for your generous donations to the Mission Team’s community needs drives!

·        Sun Screen

·        Bottled Water

·        Non-Perishable Snacks including individual packages of:

·        Granola Bars

·        Goldfish

·        Pretzels

·        Fruit Snacks

·        Peanut Butter or Cheese filled Crackers

·        Cookies


Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival—The annual Strawberry Festival is returning, and will be held this year on Saturday, June 5th!!  The event will be held outside with safety protocols in place. Crafters have responded enthusiastically and slots are just about sold out!  Now we need your help. As in previous years we will have a raffle table, bake table, and a plant table.     

  • Please ask local businesses you frequent to make a donation to our raffle table.   
  • Make a raffle basket. Ideas: Children’s Beach Fun—Gardening—Cookout Carwash. etc.
  • As your perennials come up, separate and pot them for the plant table.
  • Get Baking!
  • And of course, we will need volunteers to help the day of the festival.

Please respond to the Signup Genius email, or call Ellen McCune at 603-329-5811, or email ellen.mccune@cgmtech.com to volunteer or if you have any questions. As always, your help is needed and greatly appreciated.

  • 61 Main Street
  • Hampstead
  • New Hampshire
  • 03841

(603) 329-6985
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