Our Worship

Summer Worship

9:00 AM July and August at Christ the King’s outdoor chapel

600 Central Street, Holliston

About Our Worship

Worship is at the center of who we are as a church!  While all that we do can be done with an awareness of and sensitivity to God’s presence and therefore be worshipful, we take at least one hour a week as a community to ground ourselves again in God, through music, prayer, the reading of Scripture, the proclaimed Word and most importantly, the Living Christ in our midst.

Schedule

Sundays, 10:00 AM

Summer Worship, 9:00 AM July and August at Christ the King’s outdoor chapel (600 Central Street, Holliston) 

Children (in kindergarten and up) attend worship for the first 15 – 20 minutes, then are dismissed to their classes (see Children’s Ministries).

Childcare is available for children (2 and under) and the preschool begins at 10:00 AM

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month

Sermons usually follow the Narrative Lectionary.

Children

At First Congregational Church, we acknowledge two important facts.  First, that we are “the people of God” when we gather in worship as a whole, inclusive congregation including children – whispers, squirming and all – because we value their presence and we long to share the reverence and celebration of worship with them.  Secondly, we acknowledge that children and adults need their own time, space, and age-appropriate activities to fully learn and grow in the Christian faith.

During worship, following the scripture reading, the children join the pastor, or a lay person, on the chancel steps to hear the “Children’s Moment.”  Prior to the sermon, the children are dismissed to their own classes.  At special times of the year we gather for intergenerational worship, celebrating as a whole church family.

Adult Sermon Archives

2021

 

January
1/3/2021 Matthew 2:1-12 / Be a Part of the Good
1/10/2021 Luke 3:1-22
1/17/2021 Luke 4:14-30 / Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon
1/24/2021 Luke 5:1-11 / Deep Waters
1/31/2021 Luke 6:1-16 / Keeping the Sabbath
February
2/7/2021 Luke 7:1-7 / The Power to Heal
2/14/2021 Luke 9:28-45 / On the Mountaintop
2/21/2021 Luke 10:25-42 / In the Ditch
2/28/2021 Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 / Fig Trees
March
3/3/2021 Luke 15:1-32 / Lost Things / sermon by Rev. Bert Coté
3/14/2021 John 3:14-21 / Trust Falls
3/21/2021 John 19:1-10 / Zacchaeus Transforms
3/28/2021 Passion According to Mark
April
4/4/2021 Luke 24:1-12 / Resurrection People
4/11/2021 Luke 24:13-35 / My Hope Has Been Dashed
4/18/2021 Luke 24:36-48 / Bringing People Together in Faith
4/25/2021 Acts 8:26-40 / What Is to Prevent Us? / sermon by Rev. Amy Williams Fowler
May
5/2/2021 John 15:1-8 / The Vine in Us
5/9/2021 Galatians 1:13-17, 2:11-21 /
5/16/2021 Luke 24:44-53 / Jesus on the Loose
5/23/2021 Acts 2:1-12 / Bound Together
5/30/2021 John 3:1-17 / What is our Calling?
June
6/6/2021 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 / The Power of God
6/13/2021 Mark 4:26-34 / Parables vs. Fables
6/20/2021 Mark 4:35-41 / Abundant Thinking
6/27/2021 Mark 5:21-43 / Moving Forward
July
7/4/2021 Luke 15:11-24 / The Prodigal Son I / sermon by Christine Van De Wege
7/11/2021 Luke 15:11-32 / The Prodigal Son II / sermon by Christine Van De Wege
7/18/2021 Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Luke 15:21-32 / The Prodigal Son III / sermon by Christine Van De Wege
7/25/2021 Isaiah 42:5-7; Luke 15:1-7 / The Prodigal Son IV / sermon by Christine Van De Wege
August
8/1/2021 John 6:24-35 / Service at Christ the King, Lutheran
8/8/2021 John 6:35, 41-51 / Service at Christ the King Lutheran
8/15/2021 John 6:51-58 / Service at Christ the King Lutheran / sermon by Pastor Mark Peterson
8/22/2021 John 6:56-69 / Service at Christ the King Lutheran
8/29/2021 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 / Service at Christ the King Lutheran / sermon by Pastor Mark Peterson
September
9/5/2021 Mark 7:24-37 / Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman
9/12/2021 Mark 8:27-38 / Embracing Goodness 
9/19/2021 Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 / God Had a Plan / Sermon by Rev. Bert Coté
9/26/2021 Mark 9:38-50 / How can we open the love of Christ to others
October
10/3/2021 Mark 10:2-16 / Taking care of the most vulnerable
10/10/2021 Mark 10:17-31 / Love God, Not Possessions
10/17/2021 Mark 10:35-45 / Who’s With Me? / Sermon by Rev. Amy Williams Fowler
10/24/2021 Mark 10:46-52 / Cast Our Lot with the Lord
10/31/2021 John 11:32-44 / The Escape Artist
November
11/7/2021 Mark 12:38-44 / Saying Thank You / Sermon by Rev. Peter Grandy
11/14/2021 1 Samuel 1:4-20 / A Hannah Moment
11/21/2021 John 18:33-37 / What is Truth?
11/28/2021 Luke 21:25-36 / The In-Breaking of Light
December
12/5/2021 Luke 3:1-6 / Out in the Wilderness
12/12/2021 Luke 3:7-18 / A Different Kind of Joy
12/19/2021 Christmas Pageant
12/25/2021 Christmas Eve Service
12/26/2021 The First Sunday after Christmas
2020
January
1/5/2020 Three Astronomers Went Home by a Different Road
1/12/2020 Forgiven and Healed
1/19/2020 Do You Want to Know a Secret
1/26/2020 What Jesus Wants
February
2/2/2020 Experiencing Prayer, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
2/9/2020 Some Days Are Better Than Others
2/16/2020 What Really Matters to God
2/23/2020 A Glimpse of History
March
3/1/2020 Identity
3/8/2020 Born From Above
3/15/2020
3/22/2020
3/29/2020
April
4/5/2020
4/12/2020
4/19/2020
4/26/2020
May
5/3/2020
5/10/2020
5/17/2020
5/24/2020
5/31/2020
June
6/7/2020
6/14/2020
6/21/2020
6/28/2020
July
7/5/2020
7/12/2020 The Sower and the Seeds
7/19/2020
7/26/2020 Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath
August
8/2/2020 Feeding the 5000
8/9/2020 Jesus and Peter on the Water
8/16/2020
8/23/2020 A Piece of the Church
8/30/2020 At the Crossroads
September
9/6/2020 Dissension in Church
9/13/2020 Limits
9/20/2020 The Race for Justice
9/27/2020 Is God with Us?
October
10/4/2020 Set Us Free
10/11/2020 God is an Interactive God
10/18/2020 The Vulnerable Places in Us
10/25/2020 Letting God and Letting God
November
11/1/2020 An Unlikely Couple
11/8/2020 Connecting on the Human Level
11/15/2020 Prophets of God
11/22/2020 Co-creating with God / Sermon by Christine Van DeWege
11/29/2020 Please, Stand Here / Sermon by Cynthia Listewnik
December
12/6/2020 Peace
12/13/2020 Joy During Covidtide
12/20/2020 Christmas Pageant
Act I
Act II
Act III
12/27/2020 Christmas Courage
2019
July
July 7
July 14
July 21/ Luke 10:38-42 / Take Time with God / Sermon by Bert Cote
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August
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May
1 / John 5:1-9 / Communion Meditation
8 / Acts 1:1-11 / Confirmation Meditation
15 / Genesis 11:1-9 / First Language Conference / sermon by Rev. Beth Rogers
22 / John 15:26-27 / Speaking Our Heart’s Truth
​29 / John 14:15-21 /

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Children’s Moments Archives

2021

 

January
1/3/2021 Epiphany: Conjunction Junction
February
2/7/2021 Jesus Lived for Us!
March
3/3/2021 Never Have I Ever
3/28/2021 Hindsight
April
4/4/2021 The Light
May
5/2/2021 Staying Connected – Jesus and the Vine
5/23/2021 Pentecostal Popcorn
June
6/6/2021
July
7/4/2021
August
September
9/5/2021 The Persistent Parent
October
10/3/2021
November
11/7/2021
December
12/5/2021

 

2020
January
1/5/2020
1/12/2020
1/19/2020
1/26/2020
February
2/2/2020
2/9/2020
2/16/2020
2/23/2020
March
3/1/2020
3/8/2020
3/15/2020
3/22/2020
3/29/2020
April
4/5/2020 Palm Sunday2020
4/12/2020 Easter 2020
4/19/2020
4/26/2020
May
5/3/2020 Pentecost
5/10/2020
5/17/2020
5/24/2020
5/31/2020
June
6/7/2020
6/14/2020
6/21/2020
6/28/2020
July
7/5/2020 Where’s Miss Cynthia
7/12/2020
7/19/2020
7/26/2020
August
8/2/2020 Some Good News
8/9/2020
8/16/2020
8/23/2020
8/30/2020
September
9/6/2020 Fences or Bridges
9/13/2020
9/20/2020
9/27/2020
October
10/4/2020
10/11/2020
10/18/2020
10/25/2020
November
11/1/2020
11/8/2020
11/15/2020
11/22/2020
11/29/2020
December
12/6/2020
12/13/2020
12/20/2020
12/27/2020

 

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We are a congregation who actively seeks to incorporate the gospel message of love, compassion and hope into our daily lives.

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