Hingham Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
An Open and Affirming Congregation
November 22, 2020
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
Prelude We Gather Together Arr. Matt Johnson
HCC Bell Choir
Welcome Rev. Dr. Peter Allen
Introit All Good Gifts (from Godspell) Stephen Schwartz
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.
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
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
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