at 10:00 am

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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.

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

6th Sunday in Eastertide

May 9, 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


Fugitive Visions, Op. 22, No. 1

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano

Sergei Prokofile

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

Welcome and Announcements

Rev. Dr. Peter w. Allen


New Songs of Celebration

Senior Choir

John Ferguson

Call to Worship   (based on Psalm 98)

Leader: Sing to God a new song,

All: for God has done marvelous things!

Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth,

All: for God is still doing marvelous things!

Leader: Break into joyful song!

All: Sing praises with lyre and melody

and trumpets!

Leader: Let the seas roar and the floods clap their hands!

All: Sing to God a new song!


Holy, Holy, Holy  

NCH #277

Holy, holy, holy, God the Almighty!

Early in the morning we praise your majesty.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! Saints adore you truly,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim bow before you only,

From the beginning, God eternally.

Holy, holy, holy! Though we know but dimly,

Though the eyes of human kind your glory may not see,

You alone are holy, you alone are worthy,

Perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy, God the Almighty!

All your works shall praise your name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

*Opening Prayer (in unison). (Rebecca Gaudino, alt.)

God of songs and marvels, old and new, your powerful love for this world continues to astound us. In these last days of Easter, we gather to recall the love that brought Jesus into this world and into our lives, as savior, friend, and brother. We thank you for including us in your household and for trusting us with your work of welcoming all people into the spacious home of your love….


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               

The Greatest of These (from Philemon)  

Todd Swavey, soloist

H. Schmidt  


Ministry of the Word

Scripture Reading: Acts 10:44-48  


Deacon Kris Shorey

Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit

While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days. 



Rev. Dr. Peter W. Allen

Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer

Daryl H. Denelle, Ministry Intern


In Christ There Is No East or West 

NCH #395

In Christ there is no East or West, in Christ no South or North;

But one community of love through-out the whole wide earth.

In Christ shall true hearts everywhere their high communion find;

God’s service is the golden cord close binding human kind.

In Christ is neither Jew nor Greek, and neither slave not free;

For men and women live in God, and all are kin to me.

In Christ now meet both East & West, in Christ meet South & North; 

One Joyous, true community throughout the whole wide earth.

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. 




Waltz, Op. 39, No. 1         

Dr. Eileen Hutchins

Johannes Brahms

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 Kris Shorey, 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...

  • 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