Online Blended Worship

Sunday, October 10, 2021

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

Order of service

Welcome and thank you to

Sharon Youngdahl for being today’s liturgist

PreludeFor the Beauty of the Earth—McChesney—Clinquant Handbell Choir


Call to Worship

LEADER: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of God’s name.

PEOPLE: How awesome are your deeds, O God! We sing praises to your name.

LEADER: Come and see what God has done: turning the sea into dry land; bringing us across the river Jordan.

PEOPLE: How awesome are your deeds, O God! We sing praises to your name.

LEADER: Even when God has tested us; even when we have gone through fire and water:

PEOPLE: God has brought us out to a spacious place. Our God is an awesome God!

Hymn #400When We Are Living

Prayer of Invocation

Past, Present, and Future God, Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, help us to remember home and to hope in the promised land, that we might know you, Alpha and Omega, Three in One. Amen.


Passing of the Peace of Christ
Prayer of Confession

Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. We keep our distance from you, for we are broken and sick with sin. Yet you see us, and cleanse us, and make us whole. Forgive us when we forget to return to you – have mercy when we fail to praise your name, and help us to exude the faith that makes us well. Amen.


Time of Silent Confession
Declaration of Forgiveness

Children’s Message Song

Prayer of Illumination

These are your words O, God. Humble us to speak their weight. Strengthen us to hear their truth. Unbind us to live their call. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, for the sake of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Scripture ReadingsJob 23:1-9, 16-17

Then Job answered: “Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his dwelling! I would lay my case before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would learn what he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me. Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; but he would give heed to me. There an upright person could reason with him, and I should be acquitted forever by my judge.


“If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn to the right, but I cannot

see him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face!

Sermon—Pastor Susan Graceson

Special MusicGrazioso—Vivaldi—Clinquant Handbell Choir

Time of Offering

An Invitation to Give

We hope that you will want to support the ministry of CCPC in a great variety of ways. To offer your financial support, you may use the QRL 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

Small and humble in comparison we give to you that you might mold our world anew. Amen.

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn #371Lift High the Cross



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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!

Sundays at 11:30am – Children’s Sunday School (K – 5) via Zoom ID: 882 7221 8802


Sundays after Worship Service – Adult Education In-person at Church or virtually via Zoom (Meeting ID: 830 3598 0751)


Tuesdays at 7:30pm – Straight from the Source Bible Study via Zoom (


Thursdays at 7:30pm – All Church Gathering/Prayer Gathering via Zoom (


Adult Education!

Come join us after Sunday service!

In-person at Church or virtually via Zoom: Meeting ID: 830 3598 0751

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Varying Voices of CCPC

10/10/21: Steve Donoian "Armenia: First Christian Nation?"

10/17/21: NO ADULT ED (Small Group Sunday in Dodd's Hall)

10/24/21: Sam Guillermo “From Latin America to NYC: Overcoming Obstacles with God”

10/31/21: NO ADULT ED (Memorial Bricks Ceremony at noon)


Alternative Christmas Gift Market

It’s that time of year!

Time to start thinking Christmas – Alternative Christmas Gift Market!

This is an excellent way to shop for that hard to get for person. Give a gift in their name and spread the true feeling of Christmas. You get a gift for someone who has everything, and the charity of your choice gets 100% of the gift to help others in need. The 2021 CCPC Alternative Christmas Gift Market will again be offered virtually. The virtual Alternative

Christmas gift market web page will provide access to videos, which explain each gift opportunity. They feature some of your favorite charity advocates, some of whom have even moved away. You can browse the videos online and learn about the charities you might want to donate to.



The 2021 virtual Alternative Christmas Gift Market will kick off on Nov. 7. You may give through November 30. You can make your gift payment through the CCPC payment portal. For those of you who are not comfortable online, we will send the paper ordering form in the November paper Caller so you can contribute for the gifts you want. The paper gift order form will also be available at CCPC. Send your gift order form and money to the CCPC office, drop it off at the church during business hours, or put it in the Sunday morning collection plate.


Full directions and details will follow in the November Caller.


CCPC Blood Drive!

CCPC is hosting a blood drive with AAMC Luminis Health on

November 2, 2021 from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the CCPC parking lot.

Please donate because there is an urgent need for blood. The signup sheet can be found at:


Celebrating the Life of Rev. James Brassard

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held for Reverend James Brassard at

National Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, October 30, at 10 a.m.

Reverend James was a beloved pastor for many years at CCPC. All are welcome to honor and celebrate his life. The church is located at 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, in Washington, DC. A reception will follow the service.


Two buses have been contracted for 10/30/21 to take a maximum of 70 people to National Presbyterian Church for the Memorial Service for Rev. James Brassard. If you want to ride the bus, you must SIGN UP via an online form, whose link was sent out in an email Blast. The link can also be found on a (new!) CCPC webpage, dedicated to this bus trip. Priority is being given to those who indicated interest via the earlier survey. Please check

the webpage for information and updates. If you still have questions, please contact me at or 301-455-0754, my cell.

Christmas Gift Cards

CCPC will be collecting money again this year to purchase Giant and Target gift cards for the Bowie Interfaith Pantry to distribute to their clients for Christmas.

All donations must be received by Sunday, October 17.

Gift cards will be purchased through the Script program to benefit our youth group. Please mark your online donations or checks with the memo: Gift cards for Pantry


Memorial Brick Service

Join us at Noon on Sunday, October 31, 2021 in the Memorial Garden for our annual Memorial Brick Ceremony. This ceremony is in remembrance of and in honor to all of our CCPC saints that have passed on.


Mission Projects!

With our budget limitations, CCPC is unable to give financial donations to all of the worthy organizations that we have in the past. As a result, we will have a drive for as many as possible. We will have one focus each month and ask for membership donations of these items. This will be our way of continuing our support or local and international organizations.

Thank you to everyone who donated men’s socks to the Champ House for our September Mission Project. They were very appreciative of the donations.

Thank you for your support.

Please drop off items on the table in the Atrium.

October – Chrysalis House

Chrysalis House is a transition house for women recovering from addiction. They are in need of new or gently used bath towels, and sheets and comforters for twin beds.


Service of Lament

TODAY! Join us on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary.


Trunk or Treat

This is a fun event you do not want to miss!

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:00pm

Come in costume and meet in the parking lot behind the church. Decorate your vehicles, dress up in costumes, and hand out treats from the trunk of your car.

We will be awarding a Golden Pumpkin, a Silver Pumpkin, and a Bronze Pumpkin for the best trunks!

We’re not asking for any extra volunteers or candy donations. We just want you to join us for the fun. So, if you’ve never decorated a trunk, this is your year!


Virtual Concerts!

All concerts are held via Facebook at 4:00pm. For details, please visit our website.

November 7—The Capital Ringers

The ensemble, performing on six octaves of handbells and hand chimes, returns with the inspirational program, Rise Up! and its message of hope and resilience.

December 5—A Celtic Christmas

Pipers Randy Welch and Michael Binnie with percussionist Robert Murray and Celtic harper Mary Fitzgerald return with a program of seasonal music from the British Isles.