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Many ways to worship!

10:00 am - In-person outside worship - no reservation needed

A craft project for children will take place on the patio. Please be sure your child over 3 is wearing a mask. 

10:30 am - Live Streaming Sermon on Pastor Pete's facebook page


11:00 am - Full Worship Service on HCC's YouTube Channel:  


You can also view the bulletin by going to hccucc.com - Worship and Music,

Bulletins and Announcements.

Annual Meeting Sunday!

11:30 am - Annual Meeting via Zoom: This is an important meeting and participation by all members of the Congregation is requested. 


Passcode: 930734 Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 

To view the final whole report, please click on: (this is different than yesterday’s)


Hard copies are in the box outside the church office. If you would like one mailed or delivered, please let the office know - churchoffice@hccucc.com or 781-7749-1276.

The service will remain on Facebook and YouTube if you would like to watch later.

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Hingham Congregational Church,

United Church of Christ

 An Open and Affirming Congregation

Pentecost and Annual Meeting Sunday

May 23, 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


A craft project for children will take place on the patio.

Please be sure your child over 3 is wearing a mask. 

Order of Worship


Give Me Jesus’

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

arr. Edward Boatner

We encourage you to take this opportunity to be in quiet prayer and reflection.

Welcome and Announcements

Rev. Dr. Peter w. Allen



Senior Choir

Mary Kay Beall

Call to Worship  

Leader: Like tongues of flame, the Divine burns in our hearts.

All: Ignite hope within us, Holy Spirit!

Leader: Like a rush of wind, we sense God’s presence.

All: Blow afresh throughout the world, Holy Spirit!

Leader: Across the barriers of culture and language, we hear Christ’s message of wisdom and grace.

All: Unite us, Holy Spirit!

Leader: Though we endure suffering and uphill battles,

All: We wait for you in faith, Holy Spirit!


Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song

NCH #274

Like the murmur of the dove’s song, like the challenge of her

flight, like the vigor of the wind’s rush, like the

new flame’s eager might: Come, holy Spirit, come.


To the members of Christ’s body, to the branches of the

Vine, to the church in faith assembled, to our

midst as gift and sign: Come, holy Spirit, come.


With the healing of division, with the cease-less voice of

prayer, with the power to love and witness, with the

peace beyond compare: Come, holy Spirit, come.

*Opening Prayer (in unison)

Holy One, ignite within us, we pray, a passion for Christ's mission of healing in the world. Warm us by the Spirit’s dancing tongues of flame, comforting us and urging us to do your greater good. Awaken possibilities within us and give us patience with you, with ourselves, and with our neighbors. Show us how to use the gifts you’ve given us as we listen for your truth in your word, in our own hearts, and in community...


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.

*Please feel free to pray as you wish. We respect tradition  — and we welcome images of the Divine that are diverse and inclusive.

Children‘s Message   

Jen DiMarzio, Teacher

Special Music

All Earth Rejoice With A Gladsome Voice 

Senoir Choir


Arr. Hal Hopson 

Ministry of the Word

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:22-27 


Deacon Nancy Hansberry

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because

the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


Labor Pains and Patience

Rev. Dr. Peter W. Allen

Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer

Daryl H. Denelle, Ministry Intern


Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Senior Choir, Eileen Hutchins, piano

NCH #282

Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart I will

pray. Yes, every time I feel the Spirit moving

in my heart I will pray.


Up on the mountain my God

spoke, out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke. Looked all a-

round me; looked so fine; I asked my God if all were mine.


Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart I will

pray. Yes, every time I feel the Spirit moving

in my heart I will pray.


Oh, Jordan river, chilly and

cold, it chills the body, not the soul. There’s only

one train on this track; it runs to heaven, then right back.


Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart I will

pray. Yes, every time I feel the Spirit moving

in my heart I will pray.

Congregational Commissioning (in unison)

As we leave this place of worship, 

let us work to create Christ’s realm of love, justice, and peace. 

May we live as the Holy One requires:

doing justice,

loving kindness,

and walking humbly with our God. 





Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

Howard Blake

If you are able, please remain seated in quiet reflection during the postlude.

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Many thanks to our wonderful HCC staff, our talented volunteer musicians, Deacon Nancy Hansberry and cameraperson, Brett Anderson for making this service possible, as well as Steve Waynen and Bruce Shorey for setting up and breaking down equipment and running the sound board. 

Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • Elise England, 14 year old recovering from surgery
  • Susan Wells, facing surgery
  • Karin Sloan, whose father passed away recently
  • Stoddard Rowley’s father, Phil Rowley, with health concerns
  • Tracy Allen, recovering from surgery
  • Friends of Mark Beck, Mike & Tamara Newberry, with health concerns,
  • Nick Nasson, with health concerns
  • Peter Edson’s sister, Dale, with health concerns
  • Ann Holmes, Priscilla Anderson’s mother
  • Al Carpenter 
  • Ryan Lamonde, prayers for peace and courage 
  • People in abusive households
  • Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine's brother 
  • Peter Edson
  • Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination
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Wishing a Happy May Birthday

to our HCC family:

Valentina Scappini

Wendy Wilson, Tracey Kelley,

Lauren Cosulich

4 Sara Warwick

Nicholas Pinto, Lincoln Rathnam,

Cullen Moriarty, Lynn Mayo

6 Paul Rasmussen, Trevor Hale

7 Nancy Ham, Carolyn Antoine

9 Hope Rathnam

12 Logan King

15 Steph Schlosky

17 Steve Waynen

18 Rosemary Arthur, Barbara Wollan

19 Eric Peterson

20 Dave Thorell

21 Vivian Stoeckle

22 Reed Schilb, Jeff Swain

23 Spencer Havens

24 George MacKay, Elly Hughes,

Caroline Gillig 

25 Todd Anderson, Will Austin,

Aurora Harrington

26 Sophie Nash, Giorgio Scappini,

Sydney Boer, 

27 Nancy Hansberry

28 Lars Rasmussen, Addy Stupin

30 Kyle McCaig

31 Nancy Vialle

Wishing a Happy May

Anniversary to:  

18 - Michael & Ruth Whitner - 47 years

21 - Robert & Karen Hale - 27 years

25 - Jeff & Susan Jiohnson - 36 years

26 - Tracy & Peter Allen,

Jason & Rachel Scott

28 - Brice & Kristina Shorey

31 - Paul & Janet Cappers - 52 years

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Hingham Congregational Church, UCC

366 Main St, Hingham MA 02043

781-749-1276 hccucc.com

Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Senior Pastor 


David Giessow, Director of Music


Brett Anderson, Director of Technology


Todd Swavey, Tenor


Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator


Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern


Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist


Will Exantus, Facilities Manager


Priscilla Anderson, Teacher


Jen DIMarzio, Teacher


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