West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Weekly Church Bulletin

October 13, 2019                                          18th Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM                                                                                                  


  Prelude – “Little Prelude in C Minor”                                        Franck

*Opening Hymn –From All That Dwell Below the Skies

                                                                                                 UMH  101

*Call to Worship

Be joyful in the Lord, all the earth; serve the Lord with gladness, and come before God’s presence with a song.

Our Lord is God, who created us; and we are the people of grace.

Come into God’s gates with thanksgiving, and into God’s courts with praise.

Let God purge our hearts to bless the holy name of our Lord.

  Handbell Introit – “We, They People, Praise Thee”                    Haydn

  Opening Prayer

God of love, fountain of prayer, we confess that our silence is noisy, our minds filled with distracting chatter, our thoughts focused on our own problems.  How hard we find it to be still and rest in your holy and healing presence.  And how hard we make it by driving ourselves to busyness and fatigue.  God of love, usher us into your holy presence.  Teach us the words to pray and the silences to keep.  Refashion our days and hours so we may always walk in constant thanksgiving of your amazing grace.  Amen.

  Sharing of Joys and Concerns

  Silent Prayer

  Call to Prayer

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us continue to pray.

  Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

  Handbell Offering – “Here I Am to Worship”            Hughes/arr. Cota

  A Word About Giving and Growth                                   Mike Warren

  Offertory – “Idyl”                                                                         Koury

*Presentation of Gifts with Doxology                                      UMH  94


*Hymn – “As the Deer”                                                          FWS 2025

(Sunday School Students and Teachers leave)

  Old Testament Reading – Psalm 66: 1-12  ** (page 499)

  Gospel Reading – Luke 17: 11-19  **  (page 75)

  Sermon – “Healed by Our Faith”


*Closing Hymn – “For the Beauty of the Earth”                     UMH  92



  Benediction Response – “Heal Me, Hands of Jesus”                 Warren

  Postlude – Postlude on “Duke Street”                                   Broughton


*Those who are able please stand.


**After each scripture reading please respond, “Thanks be to God”



We extend a warm greeting to all who worship here today. We especially greet those persons who are visitors.  Please sign the friendship pad.


The Flowers on the altar this morning are given to the Glory of God by Margaret Wilkinson in memory of her parents, Frances and Robert Wilkinson and by Carole Wyant in memory of her father-in-law, Robert Wyant.


Today – Festival Ringers

   Lay Reader – Tom Buretta

   Minister of Music – Karen Leonard

   Pastor – Reverend Mack Hagins


UMH refers to The United Methodist Hymnal (blue book)

FWS refers to The Faith We Sing (black book)

WS refers to Worship and Song (green book)





Sunday, October 13th – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

   9:30am – Worship Service, Nursery Care, Sunday School

   10:30am – Coffee Hour   11:00am – Celebration Ringers

   12:00pm – Celebration Singers   4:30pm – Boy Scout Leadership

   6:30pm – Sr. MYF

Monday – 7:30pm – AA   7:30pm – Trustees

Tuesday – 7:30pm – Staff/Parish Committee

Wednesday – 7:30pm – Festival Ringers

Thursday – 6:30pm – Carol Choir   7:30pm – Sr. Choir

Friday – 7:00pm – Bear Den 4 Mtg.

Saturday – 4:00pm – Lord’s Prayer Class



Sunday, October 20th – 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Children’s Sabbath

   9:30am – Worship Service, Nursery Care


Ongoing Prayer Requests:

Victims of violence of all kinds

Victims of racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance


Altar Visual:  On the altar are 10 vials, each representing one of the lepers healed by Jesus.  One vial is set apart as the leper who came back praising God.


Date change for Divine Readers – The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00pm.  This month we will be reading “In His Steps” by Charles M. Sheldon.  If you would like to share in fellowship and discuss some faith based fiction/non-fiction books come join us.  All are welcome.  No long term commitments.  Contact Cathy Order 978-692-8206 or email orderc@verizon.net with any questions.


Articles for the November Newsletter are due on Monday, October 21st.



Rummage Sale Donations Drop Off:  Donation drop off begins Sunday, October 20th until Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019.  We sell good, clean, usable clothes, linens, housewares, and toys (please, if you would throw it away, we probably will too!).  We do not sell textbooks, large furniture, TVs, computers/parts/monitors, paint, microwaves, infant/baby equipment like car seats/exersaucers/carriages, or exercise equipment/skis (these items cost the church money to dispose of, so please do not leave them.).  Please deliver your donations no later than Wednesday evening, 10/23/19, so we have time to prepare for the Sale.


Rummage Sale Help Needed:  Table setup begins Sunday, October 20, 2019 after coffee hour.  Volunteers needed for setup during the week before sale & sale days.  We particularly need help for clean-up on Saturday, 10/26, at 2-3:30 pm.  Sign-up sheets are located in Education Building lobby.  Donations of baked goods, soups, stews, & chilies are also needed for sale days.  Please contact Andi Hoff at 978-455-3005 or ahoff@hoffcpa.com; Holly Cerullo at 978-256-3927; or Elaine McIlvenna, Kitchen Manager, at 978-761-6486 with any questions.  Thank you.


Annual Rummage Sale:  Please come shop & bring your friends!  Thursday, October 24th to Saturday, October 26th.  Thursday, 10/24, is an Early Bird Sale Night from 7-9 pm with a $5/person Admission Fee.  No admission fee hours are Friday, 10/25, from 10 am-2 pm & 7-9 pm and Saturday, 10/26, from 10 am-2 pm.  Saturday continues to be $2/bag!



From the Missions Committee - Dr. Belinda Forbes is a commissioned missionary of the United Methodist Church.  She is originally from New England and trained at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Forbes shifted her career to community health when she volunteered in Nicaragua using her professional skills to pioneer a dental health program with a local church, and 1997 she was commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries.  Since the year 2000 Dr. Forbes has been assigned full-time to Accion Medica Cristiana or AMC, a Christian, ecumenical non-profit health and development agency founded and run by Nicaraguans to serve their own people in some of the most remote and impoverished parts of the country.  WCUMC has helped support Dr. Forbes and her mission for several years.


Dr. Forbes serves as AMC’s International Liaison for Community Health by contributing to a community-based primary dental health program, mentoring to volunteers, and interfacing with AMC’s international partner organizations, in particular local United Methodist churches, United Methodist Women and other UM agencies.  Dr. Forbes is married to Dr. Gerardo Gutierrez, a director at AMC, and together they dedicate their professions to serve others and the world.


Dr. Forbes will be with us in worship on Sunday, October 20th. There will be a special collection to help support her ministry and she will be giving a presentation of her work at coffee hour.  We hope you’ll join us in welcoming her.


Thank You,

The Missions Committee














On All Saints Day, November 3rd, the Worship Committee will provide a special banner to represent the saints who have gone before us.  If you would

like to remember someone special on this banner, fill out the form below and leave it in the collection plate, give it to Holly Cerullo, or bring it to the office.   If you have any questions, you may contact Holly Cerullo at 978-256-3927 or hbcteach@comcast.net.


Name(s) of person(s) being remembered:                                                    





Your name:                                                                                                


Phone # or e-mail:                                                                                      

(in case of a question)