Online Blended Worship

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Christian Community Presbyterian Church - CCPC
Live at 10:00 AM

Welcome and thank you to Pastor Henry Brinton
for being today’s pastor, and to Susan Mather
for being today’s liturgist.

Order of Service

PreludeAllegretto Cantabile—Peeters

Welcome—Pastor Susan Graceson

Call to Worship—Susan Mather

LEADER: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined.

PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #262God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand

Prayer of Invocation—Susan Mather

God, our light and our salvation, Jesus announced the nearness of your kingdom and called his disciples to be fishers of women and men. Give us courage to follow in the way of Jesus, that our lives may bear witness to the good news of the kingdom at hand and our vocation serve to draw people to your salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Announcements—Pastor Susan Graceson

Prayer of Confession—Pastor Susan Graceson

Almighty God, we confess that we have not been faithful to you in our thoughts and actions. We have been selfish in our desires and quarrelsome in our relationships. We have allowed fear to divide us from those who seem different, and let distrust separate us from our brothers and sisters. Shine your light into our darkened hearts. Save us from our divisive ways. Unite us in the same mind as Jesus Christ who dwells with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect harmony.


Time of Silent Confession
Declaration of Forgiveness
SongNew and Living Way
Children’s Message—Karin Rice
SongBehold Our God

Prayer of Illumination—Susan Mather

God, illumine our minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed our eyes may see your kingdom, our ears may hear the call of Jesus, and our hearts may know the joy of your salvation. Amen.

Scripture ReadingsGenesis 1:1-5 and Matthew 22:37-40—Susan Mather

Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.


Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as

yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

This is the Word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God."

SermonThe Bible’s Greatest Hits—Pastor Henry Brinton


Special MusicA Time For All Things—Wagner—Scott Brock, Judyann Glazener, Astrid Jonas, Diane Kraft, Olivia MacMillan, Trudy & Richard Neff, Becky Pfarrer, Marty Sippel, Sharon & Jon Youngdahl

Time of Offering

An Invitation to Give—Susan Mather

We hope that you will want to support the ministry of CCPC in a variety of ways. To offer your financial support, you may use the QR code in the bulletin, donate through our website, or mail a check to the church

office. Please do give. We need your support to continue this vibrant ministry.

Prayer of Dedication—Susan Mather

God of our salvation, receive these gifts we offer and bless them for the work of your kingdom, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer—Pastor Henry Brinton
Closing Hymn #429Lord, You Give the Great Commission

PostludePraise God From Whom All Blessings Flow—Pachelbel


About Pastor Henry G. Brinton

Henry G. Brinton grew up at CCPC, the son of Henry and Mary Loraine Brinton, and brother of George. He married Nancy Freeborne, daughter of Bill and Norma Freeborne, and together they have two children, Sadie and Sam. Henry is pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia and is the author of books ranging from Windows of the Heavens to The Bible's Greatest Hits: Top Sixty-Six Passages from Genesis to Revelation.
He and Nancy live in Occoquan and enjoy boating on the Potomac River.

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Daily Activity!

A reading of the daily lectionary followed by prayers is available for members each day except Sunday at 7:15am. You can access the readings here:,


or here:


Weekly Activities!

Adult Education

Adult Education classes are on Sundays after worship. Join us in person at the church or online via this link:

301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 830 3598 0751

January 2022 Adult Ed Classes
(January classes will be held online only)

Authoring Your Own Path

TODAY! 1/23/22: Henry Brinton “The Bible's Greatest Hits"
1/30/22: Sara Huey "Welcoming ALL, including the LGBTQIA+ Community”

February 2022 Adult Ed Classes

“Labor of Love”

2/6/22: NO ADULT ED (Congregational Meeting after Service)
2/13/22: Ann Fleming "Microaggressions in Ministry"

2/20/22: Susan Graceson “Confessions I” 2/27/22:
Susan Graceson “Confessions II”


Sunday School Children’s Sunday School (K – 5):

Sundays at 11:30am

Meeting ID: 818 6747 0301

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,81867470301# US (Washington DC)

Sunday Morning Connect

Seniors & Middles (2nd and 4th Sundays of the month): Meeting ID: 818 6804 4091 Passcode: 471843


CCPC’s January Worship Services

Due to concerns about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases,

CCPC staff and worship volunteers have made the decision to hold
only virtual worship services through the month of January.

This means there will be no in-person worship service today or on January 30.

Please join us virtually at 10am at

We hope to resume in-person worship on Sunday, February 6.
Until then, stay safe!


CCPC 2022 Concerts!

Sundays at 4:00pm

Live in person in the Sanctuary as well as live streamed at:

March 6: Monte Maxwell, organist
April 3: Joshua Espinoza Trio
May 1: Ann Street Trio

October 2: Dane Frandsen, flutist
November 6: Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers

December 4: Bruce Jonas


Congregational Meeting!

The congregational meeting will take place after worship service on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Electronic copies of the report will be emailed to all members on Tuesday, February 1.

If you would like a paper copy of the report, please contact Robin in the church office at 301-262-6008 or


Garland of Love!

The Children and Youth Ministry invites everyone of the church, young and old, to take part in helping to create a Garland Of Love that will be hung at the church starting

February 1st. A small bin will be placed by the church mailbox outside with supplies. Please pick up a heart with paper from the bin, and on the paper write something you love about the church or community, then sign your name on the heart.

After, leave them together in the bin and they will be hung on the twine for everyone to see.


Liturgists Needed!

The Worship Council is looking for volunteers to serve as

liturgist for church services. You are able to serve as a liturgist in-person or virtually. Please use the below link to sign up:

CCPC Liturgists: CCPC 2022 Service Liturgist SignUp (


If you have any trouble signing up for your preferred date, please contact Tricia (Ashby) Scabis at or 301-706-7730. Tricia would be happy to sign up for you. The only information needed to sign up is your name, email address and phone number so we have a means to contact you if needed. The SignUp should send you a reminder two days in advance.

Please be aware that when you agree to volunteer to serve as a liturgist, you are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the service for which you have signed up. This is noted on the SignUp Genius (arrival time for a 10:00 am service is 9:30 am).

If you are planning on participating virtually, please note that on the SignUp Genius and contact Sam Guillermo at . The recordings will need to be uploaded to Basecamp. You are welcome to serve as liturgist virtually in a “live” capacity as well.

We are thrilled to have you serve as part of our worship service.


CCPC Worship Council


Mission Project!

Tracy’s Kids is a non-profit organization that uses art therapy to help young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress imposed by the disease and its treatment. Their work ranges from individual art therapy sessions with inpatients who may be confined to their rooms, to open studio sessions with outpatients who choose what projects to

work on and share their experiences while they receive chemotherapy or other treatment. Tracy's Kids has programs supporting many of the hospitals in and around the

Maryland area that treat pediatric cancer. Currently, there are more than 2,000 children participating in these programs.

CCPC Mission Team has decided to support this program. We are asking that from now until February 14, we collect the list of supplies found below for the organization:


Sketchbooks or drawing pads

Colored Pencils


Drawing Pencils

Gel Pens

Origami Paper

Packets of Model Magic Clay

Small Wood Building Craft Kits

Watercolor Sets

Small Sets of Acrylic Paint

Paint Brushes

Canvas Boards


Below is a link to a 3-minute video made by Tracy’s Kids: v=6W8Spj7R7rY

Contact is Kris Ross or 630-391-0060

Thank you for supporting this special program.


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone for using unused 2021 offering envelopes to enclose their 2022 offering. Your creativity is appreciated. However, it is never too late to request

offering envelopes dates for 2022. To make a request, all you need to do is call the church office at 301-262-6008 or email to or .