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State Street Church

United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Church

October 18, 2015

159 State Street

Portland, Maine 04101
Tel. (207) 774-6396
E-mail: office@statestreetchurch.org

State Street Church

United Church of Christ
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
October 18, 2015



Grande sonate pathtique: Adagio cantabile Ludwig van Beethoven

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Greetings and Announcements

Call to Worship

From the corners of the world,

From the confusion of life,
From the troubles of the world,
To feed our minds,
To fire our imagination,
To free our hearts and let our spirits soar,


No. 388 Help Us Accept Each Other

Opening Prayer (in unison)

You are the God of loving kindness.
You are the God of the poor in spirit
and those who are merciful.
*Those who are able please stand.

tune: Aurelia

You are the God of the meek and

the pure in heart.
You are the God of those who stand
up for that which is right.
You are the God of the peacemakers.
You are the God of all people. Help us worship
you with all our hearts, minds and souls. Amen.

Lighting of the Peace Candle

Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)

Prayer of Confession

(in unison)

Holy God, in a world of hatred and revenge, teach us loving kindness.

In a world filled with sadness and despair, instill in us joy.
In a world where many never forgive, empower us to be a forgiving people.
Help us to let go of a past that cannot be changed and to greet a new tomorrow.
Fill us with your spirit of love that we might always do justice, love kindness
and walk humbly with you. Amen.

Assurance of Gods Unconditional Love
*Song of Praise

*Blessings of the Peace

Pastor: The peace of Christ (God) be with you.
(Take a moment to share the peace of Christ with your neighbors.)

Time With Children

Margy Soule

(At the conclusion, children are invited to go to their Sunday School classes.)

Genesis 4:1-16
Matthew 25:35-40


Old Testament pg. 4

New Testament pg. 29

Wanderers, Tribes, and Refugees

Dr. Michael Bachem


No. 591 This Is My Song

tune: Finlandia

The Prayers
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lords Prayer
Our Mother 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, for ever. Amen.

Invitation to Offering
Offertory Anthem

No Man Is an Island

arr. Roy Ringwald1 (1910-1995)

Let songs of love and praise arise
from all that dwell below the skies.
Let joyful songs of peace be sung
in every land by every tongue. Amen.

*Offertory Prayer
*Closing Hymn

No. 395 In Christ There Is No East or West tune: St. Peter


Premire symphonie pour grand orgue: Final

Louis Vierne
(Sitting is voluntary. If you so choose please feel free to quietly leave the Sanctuary.)

The flowers on the altar were given to the glory of God

in honor, love and celebration of her parents
Josephine and Humayun by Zareen Taj Mirza.

Ringwald was associated with Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians as a singer and arranger.
Ringwald continued to write music until his death July 11, 1995 at the age of 84.
John Donne (1573-1631), was an English poet. In 1617, after his wife died after giving birth to
their 12th child, Donne devoted his energies to religious subjects. In 1621, he was named Dean
of St. Pauls Cathedral. During a period of severe illness, he wrote Devotions upon Emergent
Occasions, published in 1624. This work contains the immortal lines No man is an island
and never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee. That same year, Donne was
appointed Vicar of St. Dunstans-in-the-West and became known for his eloquent sermons.

We welcome State Street member Dr. Michael Bachem as our guest preacher.
Michael is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Miami University in Oxford
Ohio. A student of folklore since his graduate studies at Penn State, he has
taught courses in the European folktale tradition for many years, and has written
on the tales collected by the brothers Grimm.
The Deacons of the Day are Joshua Davis and Tharcisse Nzisabira.
The lay reader this week is Camy Barrantes.
The kitchen crew this week is Heidi Flick and Sue Welch.
The ushers this week are Camy and Denny Barrantes.

MISSION BOARD Announcement

State Street Church is hosting the
Walkers of the Maine Walk for Peace
with a pot luck meal
Monday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to share in making the pot luck and
eating with the walkers on their journey from Ellsworth to Portsmouth.
This will be a chance to learn about their walk and its purpose to
highlight the changing ocean environment and the increasing
militarization of the Seas.
Anyone can join any part of the walk down Route 1
-- a day -- an hour -- October 9 to 24
For more information about the Pot Luck,
contact that State Street Church Mission Board.
For more information about walking,
contact Maine Veterans for Peace, www.vfpmaine.org

Clothes Closet Needs

The Clothes Closet is in much need of:

Sheets (please label size)
Bath towels
Winter jackets & coats for all ages
Pots & pans

Donations may be dropped off at the church office.

Thank you for your generosity.
The Clothes Closet Crew

Women of the State Street Church, U.C.C.

Faith Community are invited to

Women of Hope, Women of Change

Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner

October 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

State Street Church, Chapel Hall
Bring a favorite dish and your own place setting
RSVP to K.E. Smith: kesmith328@gmail.com or 774-2727
Let us know if you need a ride can offer a ride
Child care will be provided.

Come be part of the spirit of hope and change!

Women of Hope, Women of Change Retreat

February 5 7, 2016
Marie Joseph Spiritual Retreat Center, Biddeford Pool
The purpose of the retreat is to deepen the fellowship of the women of State
Street Church and to provide a thoughtful and challenging spiritual experience.
Any woman who is involved in the worship life of State Street is welcome.

Sign up in Chapel Hall

$170 per person (two nights of lodging and five meals)
Scholarship aid is available; please speak with Pastor Jeanette Good
Please join us. The retreat just wont be the same without you!

October 24th 5:00-7:00 PM
State Street Church
BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin
to carve or decoratewell have
the carving tools, paints, etc!


need to be a kid, you just need
to act like one!
Call Jess 632-5544

Seeking Redemption?
Want to benefit our church and the environment?
Heres how:
Pick up a special CLYNK bag
available in the coffee hour
Fill with returnable cans and bottles
Take to any Hannafords
Yes you CAN!

Are you interested in joining State Street Church?

If so, please contact Rev. Jeanette Good
in person, by phone or by email.
Do you need a ride to get to Church?
If so please call the church office774-6396

This Week at State Street Church

Office hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18

10:00 a.m. Worship Service & Sunday

11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour
11:30 a.m. Deacons Meeting

Thursday, October 22
7:00 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, October 24
5:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Carving & Potluck


Monday, October 19

6:00 p.m. Peace Walk Potluck

Tuesday, October 20

5:30 p.m. WOHWOC Meeting &

7:00 p.m. Share & Live NA Meeting

Sunday, October 25

10:00 a.m. Worship Service & Sunday

11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

Wednesday, October 21

9:00 a.m. Clothes Closet

6:30 p.m. Council Meeting
7:00 p.m. Ecstatic Dance

Nursery Care Offered

Infants and toddlers are welcome to stay with their families for the
entire service. As an alternative we have a professionally staffed
nursery (birth through age 2). You are welcome to bring your child
to the nursery prior to the beginning of the service to meet Maryam Darjazi and
get settled or you can visit the nursery at any time during the service.

Headsets available for the hearing impaired. Please ask an usher if

youd like one or have any questions regarding their use. Large
print bulletins are available for the visually impaired, please ask an
usher if youd like one.

State Street Church United Church of Christ

Tel: (207) 774-6396 website: www.statestreetchurch.org

Rev. Jeanette A. Good, Ph.D., Pastor - pastorgood@statestreetchurch.org
Dr. David Maxwell, Minister of Music
Jessica Moore, Christian Education Coordinator
Anne Hendrix, Office Administrator - office@statestreetchurch.org
Maryam Darjazi, Child Care Provider

The Bible and Faith:

An Exploration for Doubters and Others
Tuesdays with Paul Allen
October 27
November 10
November 24

Group 1
10:00 a.m.noon
10:00 a.m.noon
10:00 a.m.noon

Group 2
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

October 27
Morning Group
10:00 a.m.noon
Paul Allens
45 Eastern Prom., Apt. 4K

Evening Group
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Beth Stoddards
7 Gable Court