Sunday January 3, 2021 at 10 am

Jazz Sunday - Communion Sunday

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Many ways to worship!

Have your communion items ready.

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


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

11:00 am - Virtual Fellowship Time via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 737 5647 1043 Passcode: HCC 

You can also view the bulletin by going to - Worship and Music, Bulletins and Announcements,


11:15 am Kids' Hot-Cocoa Hour

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 819 0957 2941

Passcode: 156979 

We hope you will enjoy the Children's message in the service!

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The service will remain on FaceBook and YouTube if you want to watch later.

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Hingham Congregational Church,

United Church of Christ

Jazz Sunday — Sacrament of Communion

January 3, 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 world.

Order of Worship


Prelude      What Child is This? / Greensleeves      (Traditional English Folksong)    




Interview with the Band


Introit After the Rain John Coltrane

Prayer of Confession and Lord’s Prayer

God of starlight, shine your love into the dimness of our lives.

Preoccupied with ourselves, we express our opinions without listening to each other. We ignore the voices of the oppressed and those who are held back by structural racism. May your love give us ears to hear and a renewed resolve to listen well this year…


(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.


*HCC recognizes the power of language, while also respecting traditional practices. We acknowledge a God that transcends all human ideas of gender, identity, and ability. Please pray in whatever way is most comfortable to you.


Hymn                                    We Three Kings of Orient Are                               PH 143


We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse a far

Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.


Boarn a King on Bethlehem’s plain, Gold I bring to crown him again,

King forever, ceasing never Over us all to reign.

O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.


Frankincense to offer have I, Incense owns a deity nigh;

Prayer and praising, all men raising, Worship him, God on high.

O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.


Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom:

Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.


Glorious now behold him arise, King and God and Sacrifice;

Alleluia, alleluia! Sounds through the earth and skies.

O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.


Pastoral Prayer                                                                       Daryl Denelle                        


Scripture: Proverbs 18, selected verses                       


Sermon                                         Listen                        Rev. Dr. Peter Allen


Music                         Take the Coltrane                         John Coltrane                                   


Sacrament of Communion


 Prayer of Preparation

 Words of Institution

 Sharing the Bread and Cup

 Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison)

  Thank you, God, for life in the Spirit of Jesus; for love that cannot

  die; for peace the world cannot give; for joy in the company of

  friends; for the glory of creation; for the mission of justice you have

  made our own. Give us the gifts of this Holy meal: oneness of heart,

  love for neighbors, forgiveness of enemies, the will to serve every 

  day, and life that never ends. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen




Postlude                   Come Sunday                             Duke Ellington   

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Many thanks to our guest musicians: Willis Edmundson, drums; Benjamin Young, bass; and Dabin Ryu, piano


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


Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • John Fassione’s parents Arnold and Agnes Fiascone
  • Marilyn Thomas, Terri Fortin's daughter's mother in law, in the hospital
  • Duchie Murphy & her family
  • Sherry Schilb, recovering from surgery 
  • Andy Parmelee, recovering from surgery
  • Friends and family of George Irving Davis, who recently passed at the age of 103
  • 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
  • Brett Anderson, recovering from surgery
  • 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 
  • Suzy Burba approved for ordination on January 3, 2021
  • 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