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Hingham Congregational Church,               

United Church of Christ

February 21, 2021

10 a.m.

Many ways to worship!

10:00 am - Full Worship Service on HCC's YouTube Channel:  



10:00 am - Live Sermon on Pete's Facebook: 


You can also view the bulletin by going to hccucc.com - Worship and Music,

Bulletins and Announcements.

The service will remain on Facebook and YouTube if you would like to watch later.

11:00 am HCC Virtual Coffee Hour


Meeting ID: 737 5647 1043 Passcode: HCC

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There is a new time for

Hot Cocoa Hour

10:15 am

and a new link:

Zoom Link: 



Meeting ID: 979 5049 3093

Passcode: HCCkids21

Welcoming Covenant

In the name of God and Jesus Christ, the Hingham Congregational Church

welcomes all who seek to know and worship God, and invites everyone to join

in our mission through participation and leadership of the congregation.

As a community of faith, we take seriously the biblical call to love God and our

neighbors as ourselves, and recognize that, although we are many members,

we are one.

❖   We celebrate the uniqueness of everyone.

❖   We rejoice in our diversity of views and understandings of our shared faith.

❖   We affirm relationships based on love, commitment, and mutual respect.

❖   As is stated in our by-laws, we strive for righteousness, justice and peace.

It is with this spirit and the love of God that we openly welcome all persons,

inclusive of every race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, physical or mental ability,

sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and inclusive of any

others, to journey with us as we move forward with the work of this church in the


Order of Worship


Incarnation for Oboe and Piano

Jane Kungie, oboe

William Grant Still



God is Able

Junior Choir

Chris Machen and

Robert Sterling 

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Faithful God, you called into being all creatures, including all of humanity, and you care for each one. Remind us of your grace, we pray, and help us to follow your ways of compassion and justice, shared by prophets and other faithful souls. May your Spirit lead us in paths of love, as we speak the truth and live the good news of Jesus Christ...

(silent 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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

*Please feel free to pray as you wish. We respect tradition — and we welcome images

of the Divine that are diverse and inclusive.


Let Justice Flow Like Streams 

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

Todd Swavey, tenor

NCH 588

Let justice flow like streams of sparkling water, pure,

Enabling growth, refreshing life, abundant, cleaning, sure.

let righteousness roll on as others cares we heed,

An overflowing stream of faith translated in to deed.

So may God's plump line, straight, define our measure true,

And justice, right, and peace pervade this world our whole life through.

Children’s Message

Pricialla Anderson

Pastoral Prayer

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 58:1-12

Deacon Jeff Swain

Shout out, do not hold back!

   Lift up your voice like a trumpet!

Announce to my people their rebellion,

   to the house of Jacob their sins. 

Yet day after day they seek me

   and delight to know my ways,

as if they were a nation that practised righteousness

   and did not forsake the ordinance of their God;

they ask of me righteous judgements,

   they delight to draw near to God. 

‘Why do we fast, but you do not see?

   Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?’

Look, you serve your own interest on your fast-day,

   and oppress all your workers. 

Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight

   and to strike with a wicked fist.

Such fasting as you do today

   will not make your voice heard on high. 

Is such the fast that I choose,

   a day to humble oneself?

Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush,

   and to lie in sackcloth and ashes?

Will you call this a fast,

   a day acceptable to the Lord? 

Is not this the fast that I choose:

   to loose the bonds of injustice,

   to undo the thongs of the yoke,

to let the oppressed go free,

   and to break every yoke? 

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,

   and bring the homeless poor into your house;

when you see the naked, to cover them,

   and not to hide yourself from your own kin? 

Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,

   and your healing shall spring up quickly;

your vindicator shall go before you,

   the glory of the Lord shall be your rearguard. 

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;

   you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. 

If you remove the yoke from among you,

   the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, 

if you offer your food to the hungry

   and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,

then your light shall rise in the darkness

   and your gloom be like the noonday. 

The Lord will guide you continually,

   and satisfy your needs in parched places,

   and make your bones strong;

and you shall be like a watered garden,

   like a spring of water,

   whose waters never fail. 

Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;

   you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;

you shall be called the repairer of the breach,

   the restorer of streets to live in. 



Rev. Dr. Peter W.Allen

Special Music:  

We Shall Overcome

Traditional American Song

Arr. J. Jefferson Cleveland


Quit Dat Fool'nish

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

William Grant Still

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Many thanks to the HCC staff, our volunteer musicians, Deacon Jeff Swain, and cameraperson Tracy Allen for making this service possible.

Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • Family and friends of George Jenkins (Jay), who passed away recently
  • Nick Nasson, with health concerns
  • Kris Shorey, following surgery 
  • Family and Friends of Mary Lou Fitzsimmons, who passed away recently
  • Family and friends of Jane Thorell, who passed away recently
  • Peter Edson’s sister, Dale, with health concerns
  • Candy Heath with health concerns
  • Mike Collins, Jeff's brother, struggling now hospitalized with serious complications from progressive MS
  • Ann Holmes, Priscilla Anderson’s mother
  • Al Carpenter 
  • Ryan Lamonde, prayers for peace and courage 
  • People in abusive households
  • All brave essential employees
  • Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine's brother
  • Peter Edson
  • Children and youth with atypical routines at this time, especially those with food insecurity 
  • Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination 
  • All those affected by the coronavirus in the world.

Hingham Congregational Church, UCC

366 Main St, Hingham MA 02043

781-749-1276 hccucc.com

Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Senior Pastor 


David Giessow, Director of Music


Brett Anderson, Director of Technology


Todd Swavey, Tenor


Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator


Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern


Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist


Will Exantus, Facilities Manager


Priscilla Anderson, Teacher


Jen DIMarzio, Teacher


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