Hampstead Congregational Church UCC

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     Hampstead Congregational Church

August 9th, 2020

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

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

You are Welcome Here!

 

Order of Worship

 

Greetings and Announcements

Passing of the Peace of Christ

Prayer of Invocation

God of Presence,
as you walked upon the water to meet the disciples,

meet us in the midst of the storms in our lives.

God of Renewal,
as you lifted Peter from the water, lift us from despair to hope,

from distraction to focus, from death to life.
God of the Journey,
direct us in your way, work out your purpose in and through our lives. 
We pray in the name of Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

 

Moments with Children

Scripture Reading                           Matthew 14: 22-33

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Sermon   “Doubt, Fear, and Letting God be God”

                                                       Rev. Kathy Youzwak

 

Musical Offering    

 

Call for Concerns & Celebrations

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer of our Savior

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.

 

Offering of Our Gifts       

Please mail checks or bill pay to HCC,
         61 Main St. Hampstead, NH 03841

 

Prayer of Dedication

Loving God, we believe that you have saved us, you are saving us, and you will save us. We offer to you our whole lives as a living sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Use us; multiply us and the gifts we offer, in person, by mail, or online, to extend the invitation of life, community to everyone we meet. Amen.

 

Music for Going Forth 

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music

Benediction

You have been raised with Christ.
Do the work of Christ in the world:

extend a hand to those in need, speak up for those others would cast aside, build bridges of reconciliation, strengthen bonds of community, and extend the invitation of life, community, and purpose to others knowing that the God who created you, the Christ who redeems you and the Spirit who empowers you will be with you this day and ever more. 



 

Copyright 2019. Justice and Local Church Ministries, Faith Formation Ministry Team, 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. 

 

Lit Steeple

The family of Vern Randell
lights the steeple this week in his memory.

 

 

 

 

  

Announcements…

  Community Monthly Grief Support Group, will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, from 10:30am- 12:00pm in Hadley Hall. We will be socially distanced and wearing masks.  Your grief may be from a long-ago loss, or it may be more recent-- This group will seek to be a place where each may give and receive support wherever you are on your journey of loss.

 

August Outdoor Worship: We are planning to hold outdoor worship on Sundays August 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 9am. If you are unable to join us in person, we will be live streaming on 3CX and Facebook. We are planning to continue to offer outdoor services through September.



Worship Bulletins

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Hampstead Congregational Church

August 16th, 2020

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

 

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

You are Welcome Here!

 

Order of Worship

 

Greetings and Announcements

Passing of the Peace of Christ

Prayer of Invocation

Maker of Our Days,

you created each of us unique beings with differing strengths and weaknesses. Help us not only to use our strengths to assist others but also to allow others to use their strengths to meet our weaknesses.
Breath of Our Lives,

without you we are but a mound of clay. 
Fill us with your presence, invigorate our worship, set us on fire so that others might be drawn into your light and nurtured by the warmth of your loving care. Amen.

 

Moments with Children

 

Scripture Reading                              Matthew 15: 21-28

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

 

Sermon                                 Rev. Kathy Youzwak 


Musical Offering


Call for Concerns & Celebrations

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer of our Savior
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.

 

Offering of Our Gifts     

             Please mail checks or bill pay to HCC,
             61 Main St. Hampstead, NH 03841

 

Prayer of Dedication
Holy God, you are our provider. 
We dedicate to your service our lives and these offerings
from your blessing and our labor. Work in us and through us to extend your love and care,here and around the world. Amen.

 

Music for Going Forth   

 

Benediction

You have been reconciled with Christ.
Do the work of Christ in the world:

extend support to those in need,

speak up for those cast aside,
build bridges of reconciliation,
strengthen bonds of community,
knowing that the Maker of Our Days,
the Restorer of Our Souls and the Breath of Our Lives
will be with you this day and ever more.


Copyright 2019. Justice and Local Church Ministries, Faith Formation Ministry Team, 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.  

 

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  • New Hampshire
  • 03841

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