Hampstead Congregational Church

May 26, 2024

Trinity Sunday


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 

Call to Worship

     Leader:  Together, let us gather in God, weaver of star-fields and atoms.

     People:  Together, let us gather in Jesus, word of grace and resurrection.

     Leader:  Together, let us gather in Spirit, wisdom of creation and breath of life.

     People:  For all our stories meet here today, each one held and loved by God, the three in one: weaver, word, and wisdom. Together.

    Leader:  Let us worship the God made known to us in many ways!

Invocation   (unison)                                                                                  Brad Robie


      Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh upon us. Renew us by your continued creative acts in the world. Your presence among us is a blessing and a gift. Open us to receive, ponder, and grow as your communicate with your people. In Voice, Body, and Spirit, we worship you and invite your transformative power to be alive among us and at work in us. Here we are, O Triune God, here we are. Amen.


Opening Hymn:   Ch #4  


Scripture Reading:  (NSRVUE)                                                             Brad Robie


Isaiah 6: 1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said,

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

    The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said, “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

     Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said, “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”


Romans 8: 12-17

12So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Children’s Message

Sermon:  "God Moments"                                                                     Rev. Paige Besse-Rankin

Special Music

Call for Concerns & Celebrations

Pastoral Prayer                                                                     Rev. Paige Besse-Rankin


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, the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.


Call to Offering

Prayer of Dedication                                                              Rev. Paige Besse-Rankin

     Generous God, may we give gifts that are sufficient and abundant as you have provided creation with all that we need to flourish. May the fear of scarcity give way to the joy of sharing. Magnify the resources we bring.  Cultivate generosity within us so that all needs are met, and all your people may be well and whole in your name. Amen.


Hymn of Going Forth:  Ch #452    


Benediction                                                                             Rev. Paige Besse-Rankin

Go forth having heard the call of the Holy One.
Go forth loved by the Creator, Redeemer, and Companion.
Go forth strengthened by the Sender, the Sent, and the Spirit.
Receive the gift of new birth and eternal life.  G
o in peace seeking ministries of justice and hope.

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Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 1st - We need your help!

Are you ready for some Strawberry Shortcake? Our annual Strawberry Festival is happening soon. If you can help in any way on Friday, 5/31 and/or Saturday, 6/1, it would be greatly appreciated.  Another way to help--donate baked goods--they can be dropped off Friday, 5/31.


Things you can do to help:

  • Friday--Help with Setup starting at 4PM
  • Saturday--Help with Games - multiple timeslots starting at 8:30AM
  • Saturday--Help with Bake Sale Table - multiple timeslots starting at 8:30AM
  • Saturday--Help with Grilling - multiple timeslots starting at 8:30AM
  • Saturday--Help with Serving the Shortcake - multiple timeslots starting at 8:30AM
  • Saturday--Help with Plant Table - multiple timeslots starting at 8:30AM
  • Saturday--Help with Cleanup starting at 3:00PM


Signup Sheet is in Hadley Hall or you can contact the office at 603-329-6985

and we will help get you signed up.


WE NEED YOUR TREASURES! -- At the Christmas Fair the Church had a “yard sale” table, selling upscale used items. It proved to be a success, bringing in well over $200. The Fundraising Team would like to repeat this for the Strawberry Festival.

We are looking for good quality and in working condition used (or new) items that we can sell at the Fair. We only ask that you dust them off before donating them.

A bin will be placed in the downstairs foyer of the church for drop off.

If you have any questions, contact Barbara Wallack at 603-548-8326 or email bsw91@comcast.net.  As always, we thank you for your support.

The Fundraising Committee


May 27th Church Weekly Calendar


    7:00 P.M.

Boy Scouts, Hadley Hall


    6:00 P.M.

    7:00 P.M.

45’s Group, Hadley Hall

Alcoholics Anonymous, Davis Room


    6:00 P.M.

    7:30 P.M.

Daisy Girl Scouts Troop

Al-Anon, Davis Room


   7:30 P.M.

Gamblers Anonymous, Hadley Hall


 11:00 A.M.

LifeShare, Hadley Hall


   9:00 A.M.

   4:00 P.M.

Strawberry Festival

Ted Krzesowski – Brookside Chapel, Plaistow


 10:00 A.M.

Worship Service followed by Coffee Hour