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Effective July 12, 2011:
Christ Church is an Open and Affirming -ONA- Congregation!
We're No. 1,001 UCC congregation in the nation to adopt ONA.
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Christ Church
6 Dane Street
P.O.Box 87
Kennebunk ME 04043
207 985-4494

Please note:  

This Sunday, October 2, 2022, our Communion service will be held at the Goodwins Mills UMC in Lyman.  Our three churches will combine in worship at 11:00 AM.  Service will be on Zoom as well with a different ID for just this week:

Topic: Combined Worship at Goodwins Mills
Time: Oct 2, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 876 8141 1947

Please join us in person or online at 11:00 AM Sunday morning. The other two churches in our cooperative parish also meet in person.  West Kennebunk UMC, (160 Alfred Rd., West Kennebunk) at 11:00 and Goodwins Mills UMC, (55 Church St., Lyman) at 11:00 AM. ALL are welcome!

Please come this Sunday, October 2nd.  Rev. Ed Bove's message this week will be "Food Insecurity and the Church."

We are following the ME CDC guidelines and masks are no longer required. We do have masks available if you should choose to wear one. We reserve the right to change this request at any time. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us via Zoom.

Worship order:

Worship Service 
Beacon of Hope Cooperative Parish
October 2, 2022 

Gathering in Praise

Gathering Music                                                           Warren King
Processional of Food Donations and Blessing
(Please bring your donations to the altar)

Opening Prayer:
Gracious God,
We gather in Christ’s name. As we celebrate the Communion Meal, we acknowledge the fact that many go without regular meals. Many are food insecure. Help us as a community of this sacred Communion Meal to feed the hungry, and care for the poor. Amen. 

Sacrament of Holy Communion                                    UMH #9-11

2 Timothy 1: 1-14 (Not Ashamed of the Gospel)
Luke 17: 5-10 (Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed)

Message:  “Food Insecurity and the Church”

Celebration Songs                                                        Warren King
​"O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread"                                        #613
"Become to Us the Living Bread"                                               #630

Prayers of the People
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Tithes and Offerings
Doxology                                                                            UMH #94
Prayer over the plates

Serving Christ at Home and in the World

Sending Prayer
Alpha and Omega, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be in and through us as we leave this sacred space. May we grow in understanding, empathy, and compassion. May we not judge but rather meet people where they are. May we bring healing, comfort, and love to all we meet. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Benediction and Sending Forth

Postlude                                                                        Warren King

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If you would like to join us in worship by telephone please call 1-646-558-8656.
Enter "meeting ID" 815 3333 7608.
Note: Press *6 to mute/unmute yourself while attending the virtual service.​
*Please make sure you have “unlimited long distance” service on your telephone plan since this is not a toll-free phone number!  

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