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Hampstead Congregational Church

August 14, 2022

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Outdoor Service



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   

One: In a world uprooted at every turn, come beloved of God for replanting.
Many: Our hope and weariness are mixed together, yet we come trusting ancient promises.

The Holy One who led the people out of Egypt yearns to lead us, too.
God will not rest until all are re-rooted, restored, and renewed for rejoicing.

Let us be joined to God’s song of justice, bearing beauty into the life of the world.
May our lives be formed for faithfulness by the One who is always faithful.

Opening Prayer             David Chin   Let us pray,
Loving and Gracious God, form a new song within us. Take every fragment of our lives and fashion a new creation. Plant us deep in the soil of your love, that your living water might rise in us, forming a fruit of possibility unimaginable on our own. Grant us grace to trust your promised presence already meeting us here, now, and always. By this, gift us with a new strength of heart for whatever Your love demands. Amen.
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Opening Hymn         

IWantToWalk

 
 
Scripture Reading:   Hebrews 11: 29-12:2 NRSV

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death; they were sawn in two;[b] they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented— of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains and in caves and holes in the ground.

Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.


Sermon                    Rev. Kathy Youzwak


Call for Concerns & Celebrations


Pastoral 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 

We thank you, Loving God, that sourness gives way to sweetness when we answer Your call to be generous. Multiply these gifts and Your spirit in us, that the world may know your life-giving will and way. Amen.


Hymn of Going Forth “For All the Saints”                              

Verse 1 
For all the saints, who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 2 
Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might: their strength and solace in the well-fought fight; thou, in the darkness drear, the one true light. Alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 3
O blest communion, company divine! We live and struggle, they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 4
And when the strife is fierce, the conflict long, steals on the ear the distant triumph song, and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 5
From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast, through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: Alleluia, alleluia!

 

Benediction  

May you remember that God has planted your life and given you a song to sing into the world. May it be a song of healing and hope, of justice and joy. And may you discover yourself blessed again and again as you find yourself joined on the journey with Jesus. Blessings on you, beloved of God. Amen!


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Announcements…


Hadley Hall Floors/Office Update-- The vendor was able to start the final process for completing the floors in Hadley Hall earlier than expected. The work started on Wednesday, 8/10.

Due to the work that will occur, Hadley Hall and the office will have to be closed for all visitors and meetings on Monday, 8/15 - Wednesday, 8/17. Suzanne and Pastor Kathy will have access to voicemail and email but will not be able to be in the building while the floor work is going on.


Garden Produce Available for Taking and Offering-- If you'd like to make a donation from the bounty of your garden, please bring produce items to Hadley Hall when you come for Sunday Service, or drop them off anytime in the basket located in the foyer. Donations for the produce you take can be placed in the offering basket (on Sunday mornings) or in the lockbox in the foyer.  All proceeds go to RIP Medical Debt to help pay off medical dept for those in need. Each dollar you donate pays off $100 of medical debt!


Steeple Lit now – August 16

In memory of Nick Mazzola from Cyndi Wood

Steeple will be lit August 18 – August 20

To celebrate the 103rd birthday of Mary Della Puietra from her family


A Reminder From Your Capital Campaign Team--As mentioned last week, your Capital Campaign team recently sent a mailing to you, fellow members and friends, that included a letter, fact sheet and a pledge form.
The detail may seem overwhelming at first, however, we wanted to provide detailed information to enable you to make what we feel is a significant financial decision to fund major church repair projects. Painting of the church exterior was recently completed. Replacement of flooring in Hadley Hall is in process.
It is helpful to remind ourselves what our church building represents to us as a church, its history, a resource to the community and more. Our house of worship has a long history that we encourage you to invest in its care and longevity as others before us bore that responsibility.
Please give some prayerful thought as you decide what is appropriate as your monetary pledge to the Capital Campaign in “Strengthening Our Foundation, Investing for Our Future” and return your pledge form to the church office as soon as you are able.



Food Drive to Support Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry — Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall. Thank you for all your support!

They need:

cans of Chef Boyaredee pasta, coffee, granola bars, boxes of crackers, salad dressing, and any type of cereal


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  • 61 Main Street
  • Hampstead
  • New Hampshire
  • 03841

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