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10/29/23 Bulletin

UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HANCOCK We respect tradition — and we welcome inclusive language about people and expansive language about God. Please pray using words most meaningful to you. Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children

Saints on Mark Dukes’ mural, from left to right: Sojourner Truth; Bartolome de las Casas, 1484-1566, Spanish priest who fought slavery and abuse of indigenous peoples; Miriam, sister of Moses; Origen of Alexandria, c.184-c.253, Christian scholar and theologian; Malcolm X; Queen Elizabeth I; Iqbal Mashi, 1983-1995, Pakistani children’s rights activist; Teresa of Avila. October 29, 2023 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost - All Saints Sunday This service will be in-person and on Zoom at 10:00 (Recorded for Facebook and YouTube) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 822 2425 2518 Passcode: 755650 The first pew in front of the pulpit has books and quiet activities for people of all ages. Please find something that suits you, take it to your pew, and return it after the service.

Silent Prayer Beloveds, God’s teaching surrounds us. If we wish to know love, to understand justice, or to embody wisdom we must only pay attention. The gospel is always coming alive somewhere. For every new way God reaches to us, takes on flesh and manifests within and around, let us be open-minded, let us be grateful. Amen * Indicates points in the service when we stand in body or spirit Announcements Prelude Elegy on “Behold a Host” arr. Dale Wood Welcome *Introit God of Grace and God of Glory (vs. 1) R. #477 God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power; now fulfill your Church’s story; bring its bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour. *Call to Worship All that was, all that is, all that ever will be, dwells in the life of God. We are inseparable from generations past and generations future. The lives of the ones who came before us are present all around us. The needs of those to come call upon us today. What are we doing with all we have inherited - the wonderful and the terrible? What will we leave behind? May God’s blessing be upon us as we strive to live faithfully in the days we have been given. *Passing of the Peace (ASL) and lighting Peace & Justice Candle *Hymn God of the Sparrow God of the Whale R. # 98 God of the sparrow God of the whale God of the swirling stars How does the creature say Awe How does the creature say Praise God of the earthquake God of the storm God of the trumpet blast How does the creature cry Woe How does the creature cry Save God of the rainbow God of the cross God of the empty grave How does the creature say Grace How does the creature say Thanks God of the hungry God of the sick God of the prodigal How does the creature say Care How does the creature say Life God of the neighbor God of the foe God of the pruning hook How does the creature say Love How does the creature say Peace God of the ages God near at hand God of the loving heart How do your children say Joy How do your children say Home *Invocation (in unison) Eternal Wisdom, in the midst of all of life’s noise, we long to recognize your voice. Where we have been led astray by the loudest and most visible, the power-hungry, and the greedy, you call us back. Back to your way that nourishes. Back to the dreams of your prophets. Back to what grounds and sustains. Today and always, may we be open to your Spirit whose truth leads us home. Amen Children’s Message Roll Call of Saints Hebrew Scripture s Psalm 1 Christian Scripture Matthew 22:34-46 Special Music This Is The Day 84 Black Hymnal Les Garrett Message Rev. TJ Mack *Hymn We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight R. #424 We walk by faith and not by sight; no gracious words we hear from Christ who spoke as none e'er spoke, who still we know is near. We may not touch Christ’s hands and side, nor follow where Christ trod; but in confessing we rejoice: our Savior and our God! Help then, O Christ, our unbelief; and may our faith abound to call on you when you are near and seek where you are found. That, when our life of faith is done, in realms of clearer light, we may behold you as you are, with full and endless sight. Prayers of the People – Sharing Joys & Concerns Our Father (Creator, Mother) 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, make thy way plain before my face. For it is thou Lord, thou Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety. Invitation to Offering – B. #844 All good gifts around us come from you, O God. You have given us life, and new life in Christ. As you have given us gifts, so we offer our gifts, that we may be gifts to one another, as Jesus so taught and lived. Offertory Memorial Piece C. Hubert Parry *The Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen *Prayer of Dedication (spoken in unison) B. #845 O God, most merciful and gracious, of whose bounty we have all received: accept, we pray, this offering of your people. Remember in your love those who have brought it and those for whom it is given; and so follow it with your blessing that it may promote peace and goodwill among all people and advance the realm of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen *Hymn Come, Christians, Join to Sing R. #108 Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen! Loud praise to Christ we bring, Alleluia! Amen! Let all with heart and voice, with hymns of thanks rejoice; praise we with grateful choice: Alleluia! Amen! Come lift your hearts on high: Alleluia! Amen! Let praises fill the sky: Alleluia! Amen! Christ is our Guide and Friend on whom we can depend; his love shall never end: Alleluia! Amen! Praise yet our Christ again: Alleluia! Amen! Life shall not end the strain: Alleluia! Amen! On heaven's blissful shore Christ’s goodness we'll adore, singing forevermore: Alleluia! Amen! *Benediction *Sung Blessing Go With Us, Lord R #336 Go with us, Lord, and guide the way through this and every coming day, That in your Spirit strong and true our lives may be our gift to you. Postlude For All the Saints Vaughan Williams/ D. Wagner (Please remain seated for the Postlude) If you are visiting with us today, please sign our Guest Book in the back of the sanctuary. The Union Congregational Church of Hancock, United Church of Christ will conduct its 2023 Annual Church Meeting on November 12th, 2023, immediately following the 10:00 AM Worship Service for the following purposes: 1. To Elect Church Officers, Board and Committee members; 2. To receive Board and Committee Reports; 3. To vote on the Proposed 2024 Church Budget 4. And to hear any other business to come before the congregation. Jeanne Edwards, Clerk October 22, 2023 Support our Church Financially Please visit Hancock (Maine) UCC on Facebook or our new webpage or visit this link to our PayPal account: or mail offerings to: Union Congregational Church, PO Box 443, Hancock, ME 04640 (Attention: Treasurer) Contact Us 207.422.3100 207.323.6743 Many thanks to those who make this service possible – in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Music Minister – Debbie Riley Deacons – Mary Angela & Nick Davis Liturgist Audio-Video Support – Mike Summerer Office Secretary – Vicky Espling Settled Minister – Rev. TJ Mack The Body of Christ – You Resources enfleshed, liturgy that matters, and Worship Ways @ "Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-738532. All rights reserved.

God of Grace and God of Glory

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God of the Sparrow God of the Whale

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We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

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Come, Christians, Join to Sing

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Go with Us, Lord

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