Sunday January 24, 2021 at 10 am

Annual Finance Meeting Sunday


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



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Congregational Annual Finance

Meeting of the Church

at 11:00 a.m.

via Zoom:



Meeting ID: 843 7129 0486

Passcode: 687660

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11:15 am Kids' Hot Cocoa Hour

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Meeting ID: 819 0957 2941

Passcode: 156979


We hope you will enjoy the

Children's message in the


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Hingham Congregational Church,

United Church of Christ

Third Sunday After the Epiphany

Annual Finance Meeting Sunday

January 24, 2021

10 a.m.

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

Prelude                                Reverie (excerpt)                  Claude Debussy    


Announcement: Annual Finance Meeting Sunday January 24, 2021

Introit                            Abraham, Martin, and John               Dick Holler

                  Steve Waynen          

Opening Prayer  (in unison)

God of possibilities, God of light and love, we thank you for this time set aside

for us to celebrate and contemplate our lives. Please give us a sense of wonder

and hope as we move further into this new year and this new reality. We find truth

and healing in the gospel message and we are getting on board! Please be with is

in a time of silent listening and prayer...




Lord’s 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.

*We acknowledge God to be among people of all gender identities and expressions;

we also acknowledge the importance of tradition.


Hymn                    We Limit Not the Truth of God                             NCH #316


We limit not the truth of God to our poor reach of mind,

to notions of our day and place, crude, partial, and confined;

No, let a new and better hope with in our hearts be stirred:

O God, grant yet more light and truth to break forth from your Word.


Who dares to bind to one’s own sense the oracles of heaven,

for all the nations, tongues, and climes and all the ages given?

That universe, how much unknown! that ocean unexplored!

O God, grant yet more light and truth to break forth from your Word.

Eternal God, Incarnate Word, Spirit of flame and dove:

enlarge, expand all living souls to comprehend your love;

And helps all to seek your will with wiser powers conferred:

O God, grant yet more light and truth to break forth from your Word.


Children’s Message                                                     Jen DiMarzio           


Special Music       Blessed Assurance    Phoebe Knapp, Fanny Crosby  

       Led by Michele Allan, Tracy Allen, David Giessow, Randy McGee, Todd Swavey        


Pastoral Prayer                                                Rev. Dr. Peter W. Allen   

Scripture Reading:  Mark 1:14-20                     Deacon, Nancy Hansberry

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of

God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent,

and believe in the good news.’

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew

casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow

me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed

him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who

were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Sermon:    “The Wonders of God’s Own Creation”     Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern



Postlude                                       Wonder                          Natalie Merchant


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Thanks to the HCC staff, Brett Anderson, and Tracy Allen for making this service possible.

Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • Family and friends of Jane Thorell, who passed away recently
  • Paul Ellenwood, Paul Cappers’s nephew, facing health concerns
  • Anne & John Fanton’s daughter, Karen Puzella and her family, facing health concerns
  • Peter Edson’s sister, Dale, with health concerns
  • Candy Heath with health concerns
  • Duchie Murphy & her family
  • Rosemary Arthur, whose sister, Liz, passed away recently
  • Stephanie Minister’s aunt, Gail Todd, recovering from surgery
  • Mike Collins, Jeff's Dad, struggling with health concerns
  • 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


Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Senior Pastor

David Giessow, Director of Music

Brett Anderson, Director of Technology

Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist

Will Exantus, Facilities Manager