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Hingham Congregational Church,

United Church of Christ

March 7, 2021

10 a.m.

Many ways to worship!

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwvLqzvjbXllo7SErFpyLdg

Please have your elements ready


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

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73756471043?pwd=MXBPVzJOQjRvaG5SNU5mVVowQjRnZz09

Meeting ID: 737 5647 1043 Passcode: HCC


11:30 Waking Up White - Lenten Book Study (just after virtual coffee hour) Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89354140235  

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HI

HCC

KIDS:




There is a new time for

Hot Cocoa Hour


10:15 am


and a new link:


Zoom Link: 

https://zoom.us/j/97950493093?pwd=MjlhRWFOK01qT3loV0I2MGRJNnB3QT09

 

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

world.


Order of Worship


Prelude

Waltz In E Major, Op. 39, No. 5

Johannes Brahms

Welcome

Introit

  All We, Like Sheep Have Gone Astray (Messiah)

George F. Handel 

Prayer of Confession and Lord’s Prayer

God of Wounds, You are the mother that has created us. You are the friend that has sustained us through the toughest of times. Holy God, You are the Divine One who helps us get back up, wipe off the dirt, cleans our bruises and scrapes, and go on. Like a parent or like a trusted friend; to You we can confess that we have not done everything, and yet, You love us anyway. May we learn to love others so completely. In the name of our Savior, our Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.


(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.

Hymn

O God, How We Have Wandered

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

Todd Swavey, tenor

NCH 202

O God, how we have wandered and hidden from your face:

In foolishness have squandered your legacy of grace.

But how, in exile dwelling, we turn with fear and shame,

As distant but compelling, you call us each by name.


And how at length discerning the evil that we do,

By faith we are returning with hope and trust in you.

In haste you come to meet us, and home rejoicing bring,

In gladness there to greet us with calf and robe and ring.


O God of all the living, both banished and restored,

Compassionate, for giving, our peace and hope assured.

Grant now that our transgressing, our faithless may cease.

Stretch out your hand in blessing, in pardon, and in peace.

Pastoral Prayer


Rev. Dr. Peter Allen

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

                   Deacon Kris Shorey

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,

but to us who are being saved

it is the power of God.

For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

   and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe?

Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom,

God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.

For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,

but we proclaim Christ crucified,

a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks,

Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom,

and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Sermon

The Empty Cross

Daryl H Denelle, Ministry Intern

Offertory:  

If Ye Love Me

Thomas Tallis

Invitation


Prayer


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


Benediction

Postlude

If You But Trust In God To Guide You

George Neumark

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





Please keep in 

           your prayers...



  • Laura Spaziani, whose mom died recently  
  • 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 

Pastor@hccucc.com

David Giessow, Director of Music

David@figgypuddin.com

Brett Anderson, Director of Technology

brettanderson1@aol.com

Todd Swavey, Tenor

todd.swavey@gmail.com

Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator

churchoffice@hccucc.com

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern

daryl.denelle@yale.edu

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist

hutchins.kungie@verizon.net

Will Exantus, Facilities Manager

wezantus2002@yahoo.com

Priscilla Anderson, Teacher

freedonhorsefarm57@yahoo.com

Jen DIMarzio, Teacher

jendimarzio@gmail.com

Wishing a Happy March Birthday to our HCC family.

1 Eric Whitner

Henry Sibley


2 John Gillig

Warren Brini

Melissa Anderson


3 Holy Moriarty

Coco Berube


4 Owen Burleigh


5 Clay Harbert


6 Marlin King

Jerry Randall

Meghan Rowan


12 Meghan Sloan


13 Clark Ricciardelli


16 Julia Hedlund

Bryan Dettman

Lauren Edmundson


17 James Ricciardelli


18 Tyler Anderson

Gerald Jones 


19 Maarten Noordzij

Camille Boer

Alex Pinto







20 Caroline Nilsen

Lynn Anderson

Susan Passaretti


22 Hunter Schilb

Elena Smith

Jessica Jaena


23 Jody Nash

Daniel Wylie


24 Clark Vialle


26 Whitney Hall

Duncan Burleigh

Sebastin Hussar


27 Doug Juenumann

Caryl Sullivan

Alex Gorczyca

Connor Cease


28 Ryann Wolfgruber

Avi Lev

Jane Thorell


29 David Hulbert


30 Sabrina Hussar

Richard Hollander


31 Alex Pinarchick



Wishing a Happy March Anniversary to:


March 18 - Michael & Susan Sardina - 43 Years!

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