Sunday November 22, 2020 10 am

Many ways to worship!

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


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

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

11:00 am - Virtual Fellowship Time via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 737 5647 1043 Passcode: HCC 

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11:15 am Kids' Hot-Cocoa Hour

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 819 0957 2941

Passcode: 156979 

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Hingham Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

Hingham, Massachusetts

An Open and Affirming Congregation

November 22, 2020

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.

Sunday Morning Bulletin

Hingham Congregational Church,

United Church of Christ

November 22, 2020

10 a.m.

Prelude We Gather Together Arr. Matt Johnson

HCC Bell Choir

Welcome Rev. Dr. Peter Allen

Introit All Good Gifts (from Godspell) Stephen Schwartz

Folk Choir

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer:

Generous and loving God, we come to you in a spirit of thanksgiving,

knowing that all we have is a gift from you. As we gather for worship this

morning, speak to us of faithful and compassionate living. We offer you

our attention in this hour — and all facets of our lives. We offer our gifts

of time, talent, and treasure to our beloved church community and

beyond. May our worship and our lives reflect our love for you, for each

other, and or our neighbors…

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 genders, identities, and abilities. Please pray in whatever way is most comfortable to you.

Hymn We Gather Together PH (red) #21

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing, He chastens and

hastens his will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from dis-

tressing. Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, Ordaining, main-

taining his kingdom divine, So from the beginning the fight we were

winning; Thou, Lord, wast at our side, all glory be thine.

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, And pray that thou

Still our defender wilt be. Let thy congregation escape tribu-

lation. Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free! Amen.

HCC Covenant

We promise to walk together in Christian love, cherishing the presence of

God the Creator, Jesus the Word, and the Holy Spirit, our Counselor and


Seeking God’s will for our faith community, the human family, and all of

creation, we agree to give witness to the life and teachings of Jesus, our

risen Savior, and through our actions and ideals, invite the world to a

deeper love.

With the Spirit as our guide, we promise to be faithful in worship and

support of Hingham Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. We

aspire to offer all that we are and all that we have for the fulfillment of

God’s Realm of justice and peace.

We warmly welcome all, without judgement, to accompany us on this

journey, embracing diversity of belief, respecting freedom of conscience,

and striving to become more deeply aware of the grace of God.

Message for Children Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern


Special Music Thou Art Worthy Pauline Mills

Senior Choir

Scripture: I Timothy 6:17-19

As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

Sermon “Finding Purpose In Contribution” Matt Havens


Postlude Allegro in C Minor Benedetto Marcello

Jane Kungie, oboe

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Many thanks to the HCC staff for making this service possible.

Please keep in your prayers...

  • Daryl Denelle, fighting pneumonia
  • Rosemary Arthur's sister, Liz, whose husband died recently and she has been diagnosed with cancer
  • Stephanie Minister’s aunt, Gail Todd, recovering from surgery
  • Mike Collins, Jeff's Dad, struggling with health concerns
  • Brett Anderson, recovering from surgery
  • Susan Sardina, recovering from surgery 
  • The family and friends of Tom Hulbert who died recently
  • Peter Allen, recovering from surgery
  • Barbara Larsen, Liz Taylor’s mom, who fell and injured her back recently
  • Ann Holmes, Pricilla Anderson’s mother
  • The family and friends of Rich Beal who died recently
  • Caryl Sullivan's friend, Gilen Frias
  • Bruce Allen, Pete's father
  • 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
  • Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination
  • All those affected by the coronavirus in the world. 


     Hingham Congregational Church Staff

Church Office 366 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043

781-749-1276 Website:

Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Senior Pastor             Daryl H. Denelle, Ministry Intern                           

David Giessow, Director of Music                 Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist                  

Brett Anderson, Director of Technology      Wil Exantus, Facilities Manager                    

Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator