Whoever you are, and wherever you may be on your journey, you are welcome here.
We're glad you landed here and we hope that it will be the start of a colorful relationship.
We hope that it will be a relationship that will begin with you getting to know us, and lead toward us getting to know you.
At the Belchertown United Church of Christ (BUCC) we believe that the stuff of faith is found in community; folks working and laughing and crying and singing and worshiping together, making a difference in the world. If that's a good place to start, click the TICKET below and let the ride begin!
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BELCHERTOWN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
May 28, 2023 – 9:30 AM
In-Person & Zoom Online
Invitation, Order of Worship & Announcements
Zoom Virtual Sunday Service
Lay Leaders, Sue & Bob Stephens
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No matter who you are, whatever your life circumstance, and wherever you are in the journey of faith, we welcome you; Jesus welcomes you!
Belchertown United Church of Christ
May 28, 2023
Lay Leaders – Sue & Bob Stephens
CHORAL INTROIT: Enter, Rejoice and Come In
Lord, as we gather here in the harbor of your safety
We thank you for fellowship and family.
We ask that you, during our time together today, strengthen us, restore us, and inspire us with signs of your love. Amen.
CALL TO WORSHIP Please read the words in bold print
One: Divine Teacher, whirl around us with your wisdom,
Many: Divine Comforter, encircle us with the peace that comes only from you.
One: As the Holy Winds fill our lives with dreams, empower us to live God’s hope in this world.
Many: As the Holy Fire fills our hearts with visions, empower us to create a world of justice and peace.
One: May the Divine Gales of this day move us to know the love of God.
*OPENING HYMN: #561 It is Well with My Soul
SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 2: 1-21 Easy to Read Version
Galatians 5: 22-23
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.
CHORAL ANTHEM: Every Time I Feel the Spirit
MESSAGE: Language of Love Sue Stephens
OFFERING OUR GIFTS
*Doxology: Praise God from Whom all Blessing Flow 46
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
*CLOSING HYMN: #249 SPIRIT
As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit startle your senses
and blow through your life;
may the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.
And may the blessing of the Holy One--
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer--
rest with you now and forever more. AMEN
CHORAL BENEDICTION RESPONSE Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
PASSING OF THE PEACE
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“PENTECOST SUNDAY” Pentecost Sunday is May 28th. To celebrate Pentecost Sunday everyone is invited to wear RED (or ORANGE or YELLOW). Let’s fill the sanctuary with reminders of HOLY SPIRIT FIRE!
CAN YOU HELP? A friend of the church is looking for a ride to a medical appointment in Amherst every Wednesday. Her treatment lasts 2 hours and then she needs a ride home. Anyone interested in helping 1 or more weeks each month please contact Sally Shattuck, 230-2022.
PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE – A list of organizations accepting donations is available in the sanctuary or emailed upon request from the church office. We have also contacted Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ludlow to identify material donations being gathered to be shipped to Europe. Their wish list with Amazon is available through the link I Stand with Ukraine. Please donate as you are able.
PRAYER REQUESTS – You are invited to Personal Message your requests for prayers of joy or concern on the church FaceBook page - www.facebook.com/BelchertownUnitedChurchOfChrist and note desire whether or not to mention during Sunday worship. Peace and wellness to all.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm, Tues through Fri
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street, P. O. Box 603
Belchertown, MA 01007
Church Office Phone: (413) 323-7442
Church Office email: email@example.com