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Order of Worship

            Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.

The Community Gathers:  Experience God’s presence in the assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friends into our community of love.

          You are welcome here…come and worship!

Focus:  “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

                                                                                      – Mother Teresa

Gathering Music:  For Ever I Will Sing (by Marty Haugen)  -Michelle Currie

Welcome:                                                                 Rev. Paula Norbert

Responsive Call to Worship:     

L:  We did not first seek God. God first came looking for us.

All:  We do not easily find God. It is God who finds us.

L:  Come, let us free ourselves of expectation and responsibility.

All:  Let us find God here  in our worship today. Come, let us


Opening Hymn:  The Servant Song                               #727  vs. 1-4  

Opening prayer:

L:  Loving God, we come into your presence with singing; we come, each one and all, with unique strengths and weaknesses; together,

your children.

All:  Thank you for the creation, in your love, of a space where we are accepted as we are, where we can breathe, be honest, learn, and grow.

L:  Thank you for meeting with us here.

All:  Thank you for brothers and sisters in the faith. You teach and empower us to live together, to serve the Gospel and change the world with  love that does not end. Loving God, thank you. Amen.

Lords Prayer:         

AwakeningPut On Love (by Nate Moore/Aaron Moses/Osby Berry)

-Michelle Currie

Above all else, we put on love

Above all else, we put on love

   Jesus, lead us

Show us the better way

   Jesus, free us

Take us from fear to faith

Above all else, we put on love

Above all else, we put on love

Scripture: Joel 2:23-28, Luke 18:9–14                       -Rich Westley

Reflection: “Glimpses of Grace and Lessons Learned from the Pink

Bubble”                                                                      -Caryn Firebaugh

Response:  Meditative Instrumental ~ Michelle Currie

Musical call to Prayer:  (two times)  Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Spirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.

                              Prayers of the People                             

               Silent Prayers                        Pastoral Prayer

Offertory:  Simple Gifts (by Joseph Brackett)                      -Michelle Currie

Doxology:  Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above ye heavenly hosts, Creator, Christ and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

Prayer of Dedication:           

Closing Hymn:  Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness                                #291                            


May we be love and be loved.  Go in Peace and with the Love of God that is beyond all measure. Amen.

Recessional: Go in Peace

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.

celebrate and share the joy. Celebrate new life.

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always

Thank you to Music Director and Musician Michelle Currie. Thanks to our Zoom Host and our Reader.  Special thanks to Caryn Firebaugh for sharing her reflection this morning.

Pastor’s Contact Info:  Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or


Church Leadership: 
*Moderator: Paul Schlaver

*Clerk: Anita Coupe

*Treasurer: Debbie Lamb

*Mission Chair: Ken Murray

Deacons: *Sharon Gaudin Chair; Eve McPheeters, Nancy Batchelor, Ardis Chretien, Bonnie Tallagnon, Beth Baskin

Trustees: *John Comeau, Chair; Don Chretien, and Rob Harriman

Finance: *Peter McPheeters, Chair, Debbie Lamb, Doug Firebaugh, Brad Coupe, and Bob Sherman

Music Director: Michelle Currie

Promotions Person: Anita Coupe

Webmaster: Wonderful Websites

*Names of those on our Executive Committee



Friday, October 28th at 5:30pm-Harvest Potluck Gathering,  BPCC. Please join us whether you wish to bring something or not!  All are

welcome.  Sign ups at church or please contact Nancy Batchelor to RSVP so we have a sense of numbers. 

Nancy’s email is:   nbatchelor@mac.com.

October 30thA Time for Children during our Service for the young and young at heart.  Please invite those with children to join us that day. There will be an organized activity with Gail Quinney for the young ones.


Sunday, November 13th– A Reflection on Labyrinths with Joyce Morrissette.

Saturday, Nov 19th at 10am-Labyrinth Walk at Kennebunkport

Conservation Trust.. Please RSVP to Paula or sign up at Church so we know how many to expect.  Thank you.


-Advent Retreat, Advent Fireside Chat, Dates coming Soon

December 19th–Saco Meals Annual Christmas Party.  It has been the tradition of our church to decorate, organize gift bags and offer support for the community-wide meal.  Please mark your calendars for that day as we will welcome volunteers to assist with the planning and set up!  If you would like to help out that morning, please sign up at church or contact Pastor Paula.