West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Weekly Church Bulletin



242 Main Street, North Chelmsford, MA  01863

 Telephone – (978) 251-4834  email:office@wcumc.us

Web Address: wcumc.us


Day of Pentecost                                                                May 20, 2018

9:30 a.m.


   Opening Reading

  Prelude – “Breath From Heaven”                                               Martin

*Processional Hymn – “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”              UMH 465

*Call to Worship

Mighty wind of God,

Blow through this place.

Stir us to praise,

Lift us from despair.

Holy fire of God,

Enliven our spirits,

Heat up our compassion,

Burn away our fear.

Mighty wind and holy fire,

Revive us again,

Set loose joy

And a chorus of praise!


  Choral Introit – “Holy Spirit, Fire of Heaven”                         Prichard

  Opening Prayer

We rejoice greatly, loving God, in the birthday of the church known to us as Pentecost. Your Holy Spirit has come bringing the church into reality. Likewise, your Holy Spirit seals us as members of Christ's family. Your Spirit emboldens the church and keeps us faithful as disciples of Christ. So we praise you, Lord, for the church that has nourished us from our childhood and continues to nourish us today. 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                                             UMH 895

  Anthem – “People Of Love”                                                    Walker

  New Testament Reading – Acts 2:1-8, 12-20** (page 111)

  Passing of the Peace

  Offertory – “Spirit, Now Live In Me”                        Leech/arr. Bock

*Presentation of Gifts with Doxology                                 UMH   94

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn – “Many Gifts, One Spirit”                                       UMH 114

                           (Sunday school teachers and students leave.)

  Old Testament Reading – Genesis 11:1-9** (page 8)


*Closing Hymn – “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”   TFWS 2241



  Benediction Response – “Spirit of God”                    Garnaas-Holmes

  Postlude – “Psalm of Glory”                                                        Wells


            *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 are given to the glory of God by Debbie Allen in honor of all high school and college graduates.


UMH refers to The United Methodist Hymnal


TFWS refers to the black hymnal supplement Called, The Faith We Sing.


Today – Senior Choir

Lay Reader – Erin Stewart

Server – Kaylee Laflamme

Minister of Music – Karen Leonard    

Pastor - Reverend Mack Hagins



TODAY – Peace with Justice Sunday


United Methodists understand that peace and justice go hand and hand. We are therefore committed to ministries and advocacy that promote non-violent and fair solutions to the problems that confront our society, both locally and globally. Through the Peace with Justice Sunday offering, United Methodists around the world support efforts by local churches and advocacy organizations devoted to conflict resolutions, human rights, fair economic and employment policies, and sustainable living.

            Missions Committee



On-Going Prayer Requests:

  Victims of violence of all kinds

  Victims of racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance

  Pray for a peaceful resolution to the on-going tensions with North Korea



UM ARMY - JULY 8-14 – Do you need a room or deck painted?  Stairs, railings or a fence repaired?  Yardwork or your windows washed? These are only some of the jobs that the folks from UM Army would like to do for those who need help getting them done. Our Church will be hosting UM Army the week of July 8-14. There will be up to 75 teenagers and adults camping out at our facility.  Each day they will go out in teams of 4 or 5 to locations in Chelmsford and the surrounding towns to work and share their love of God.  If you, your neighbor or someone you know would like some work done please contact Elly Evans at 978-221-5045 or e-mail to esquaremdi@aol.com. Work request sheets are also available on the table at the entrance to the sanctuary.


Summer Refreshments – On Sunday, June 10th after the 9:00am service we will be enjoying our summer refreshments outside.  A sign up list will be placed on the table next to the entrance to the sanctuary for anyone who would like to help provide refreshments for our summer Sundays.  All you need to do is provide and serve cold drinks and finger foods (ice water, iced tea, lemonade, cut up fruit or fruit slices, mini muffins, quick bread slices, donut holes, are examples).  The church provides cups, napkins, and a table.  If you have any questions please contact Debbie Allen (978-251-4511). We look forward to enjoying our outdoor refreshment time!





Sunday May 20th 9:30am – Day of Pentecost     

     Peace with Justice Sunday    Worship service & Sunday school

10:30am – Coffee & Fellowship time


        4:00pm – Cub Scout leaders              6:30pm – Sr. MYF          


Monday – 4:00pm – Girl Scouts                7:00pm – AA

                  7:00pm – Divine Readers      7:30pm – Council on Ministries

Tuesday - 6:30pm - Webelos

Wednesday St. Paul’s Meal at Eliot’s Presbyterian, Lowell

                        7:00pm – Boy Scouts          7:30pm – Festival Ringers


Sunday May 27th 9:30am – Intergenerational Mission Day     



Sunday, May 27th – Intergenerational mission projectAll of the food supplies will be blessed on the altar during the service and following the service we will join together as an intergenerational family to pack up the supplies into the emergency food boxes. Please have your food items in before or on May 27th.   Thank you


Take Note:  On June 10th we start our summer Worship at 9:00am