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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



Jane Kungie, oboe

William Grant Still



Lean On Me

Folk Choir

Bill Withers 

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Gracious One, we greet you on this new day of our Lenten journey. Today, we face a challenge. Are we willing to offer our whole selves to you in faithful service? We are afraid of losing something in the process, despite Jesus’ assurances that the opposite is true. In loving community, remind us again of the commitments you would have us make and keep and the blessings that flow from a selfless life. Forgive our stubbornness and fear, we pray. Lead us forward, O Spirit of Love!

(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.


Won't You Let Me Be Your Servant? 

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

Todd Swavey, tenor

NCH 539

Won't you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?

Pray that i may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey, we are travelers on the road;

We are here to help each other go the mile and bear the load.

i will hold the Christ-light for you in the shadow of your fear;

I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping; when you laugh, I'll laugh with you

I will share your joy and sorrow till we've seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven we shall find such harmony,

Born of all we've know together of Christ's love and agony.

Won't you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?

Pray that i may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.

Children’s Message

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Reading: Mark 8:31-38

Deacon Ellen Rathke

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’


Rev. Dr. Peter W.Allen

Special Music:  

Set Down Servant

African American Spiritual

Arr. Robert Shaw



Roll, Jordan, Roll

Edwin Bartholomew, baritone

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano.

African American Spiritual

Arr. J.Rosemont Johnson

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

Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • Marcia Ross, whose mom passed away recently
  • 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


Wishing a Happy February Birthday to our HCC family.

1 Stoddard Rowley Brian Krumm

2 Caroline Milton

Sophie Kerr

4 Anna Mayo. Jerad Mayo

Eli Smock

Andrew Spaziani,Avery Spaziani

Lynn Muller Waynen

Abby Fortin

10 Beverly Randall, Lucy Burr

11 Jason Scott

1Nick Seibel, August Muller

14 Jeff Pinarchick. Reddie Warwick

15 Tanner Burns 

16 Benjamin Shank, Jean Muller

18 Laurie Barnaby. Sarah Milton

19 Phil Edmundson. David Giessow 

20 Casey Juenumann. Lydia Boer, 

Kit Schlosky

21 Emerson Sibley

23 Matt McGuirk. Gardner Duncan, Christian Claydon

25 Colby Burns

26 Cassidy Warwick

27 Jen DiMarzio. Owen Gray

28 Leif Thureson

Wishing a Happy February 

Anniversary to:  

Feb 14   John & Penelope Pint

Feb 15   Frank & Molly Burr

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