Christian CommunityPresbyterian Church

Online Blended Worship

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Live Streamed at 10AM

Order of Service

Welcome and thank you to Susan Mather
 for serving as today’s liturgist

PreludeAh, Holy Jesus—Brahms
Welcome—Pastor Susan Graceson
Call to Worship—Susan Mather

LEADER: The Lord is my shepherd. There is nothing I lack.


PEOPLE: God guides me in proper paths for the sake of God’s good name.

LEADER: God bathes my head in oil; my cup is so full it spills over!


PEOPLE: Yes, God’s goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life.

Hymn #84—In the Cross of Christ I Glory

Prayer of Invocation—Susan Mather

Holy God, why is it that we look, but do not see? Bring us again and again into your light until your ways become visible to us, and bear fruit in us.

Touch us so that we are utterly changed, a “before” and “after,” a “now”

and “then”; that we may also say, “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” Lord, we believe; help our unbelief. In Christ’s light, we pray. Amen.

Announcements—Pastor Susan Graceson

Passing of the Peace of Christ

Prayer of Confession—Pastor Susan Graceson

Gracious God, we are people who still love darkness rather than light. We keep shameful deeds secret, but flaunt our occasional acts of virtue. We see ourselves as blameless, but pass judgment on others. We do not stand firmly enough with those who are vulnerable, but step back, protecting ourselves. Forgive us, we pray. Bring us into your light that we may see ourselves rightly. Bring us into your light that we may know ourselves loved. Bring us into your light that we may live more fruitful lives. Keep raising us, we pray, from the deadness of sin, and shine upon us with your grace. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the light of the world.


Time of Silent Confession
Declaration of Forgiveness
Gloria Patri—Greatorex
Song—Believe for It

Children’s Message—Karin Rice

Song—Better Is One Day

Prayer of Illumination—Susan Mather

Gracious God, illumine our hearts and minds as the Scriptures are read and proclaimed, so that by the power of your Holy Spirit we may see what is good and right and true. And seeing, help us to do what is pleasing to you, so that your glory becomes visible in our words and deeds. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.


Scripture Readings2 Corinthians 5: 16-21—Susan Mather

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know

him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


This is the Word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God."
Sermon—Pastor Susan Graceson
Lenten Expressions

Special MusicAgnus Dei (“Lamb of God”)—Smith & Raney—Astrid Jonas, Olivia MacMillan, Trudy & Richard Neff, Marty Sippel, Becky Pfarrer, 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 great 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

In gratitude, O God, we come to your table, into your presence, into your house. For all that you have done for us, most especially, for bringing us into the light of Jesus Christ, we offer our thanks and praise. We long to live as children of light, doing what is pleasing to you and bearing the fruit of the light through Jesus Christ, who awakens those who sleep, and raises those who are dead to new life. In his name we pray. Amen.


Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer—Pastor Susan Graceson

Closing Hymn #93—Ah, Holy Jesus


PostludeFugue in D minor—Pachelbel


Celebrating the Life of


Al Wimbish


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 1:00pm in the Sanctuary.


Holy Week


Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10 at 10am

Maundy Thursday

April 14 at 7pm

Good Friday

April 15 at 7pm

Easter Sunrise Worship Service

Sunday, April 24 at 6:30am

Easter Worship Service

Sunday, April 24 at 10am

Blossoming the Cross & Easter Egg Hunt

Noon - 2 pm

Come out, participate, take pictures while blossoming the cross on Easter Sunday!

Flowers will be available or bring your own.

Sunday School age children will receive an Easter goodie bag.

Hope to see you at there!


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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

March Adult Education “Marching Forward”

TODAY! Sunday, March 27, 2022

Karin Rice on "Earthly Stewards: What God Calls for Us to Do for our Planet"


April Adult Education “Stewardship in Service” Sunday, April 3, 2022

Seeking God and Finding Thin Places with Sue Evans

Sunday, April 10, 2022

God at Work in the Church Basement: Dealing with Addiction with Susan Graceson

Sunday, April 17, 2022

NO ADULT ED, Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Living into our Resurrection Hope in the Ordinariness of Daily Life with Emilee Williams


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


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


CCPC 2022 Concerts!

Concerts are performed live in person at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary or can be viewed virtually at: Sunday, April 3: Joshua Espinoza Trio

Haunting original compositions are interspersed with the trio’s unique interpretations of pop hits as they inhabit the undefined space between jazz and classical idioms.

Sunday, May 1: Ann Street Trio

The trio performs chamber music from the classical era to the 21st century, while providing an up-close look at the excitement of works composed for clarinet, cello and piano.

Sunday, October 2: Dane Frandsen, flutist

Flutist Dane Frandsen and pianist Susan Ricci-Rogel will present a program including works by Kazuo Fukusima and Georges Hüe. Sunday, November 6: Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers

Virtuoso drumming and thrilling dancing combine in a celebration of African American culture and history.

December 4: Bruce Jonas

Mr. Jonas will present jazz arrangements of works from various musical genres, unique interpretations of seasonal favorites and original compositions.

A free will offering will be received at our live performance.

You also may contribute online at:

For further information, please call 301-262-6008 ext. music dept, or email:


Easter Candy!

CCPC Children’s Ministry is excited and grateful to announce the return of the Easter Egg Hunt! We are collecting Easter candy donations to fill eggs for the hunt. Drop off your candy donations on the table in the atrium. Any questions, please contact Kimberly Gedrich.


Easter Lilies!

Order Form

At CCPC, we honor and remember loved ones with Easter Lilies.

Lilies with 5-7 blossoms are $17.

Please put the order form and payment in the Flower Committee mailbox in the office.

The deadline for ordering is Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022


Given By:



Please Print Clearly.

We want to be sure names are spelled correctly.














Number of Lilies        @$17 =         (total)


Enclosed is $         for my total order


Any questions, please contact Judyann Glazener Feinstein at or 240-351-4121

Thank you for your order!


Honorary PWOC Lifetime Membership!

Do you want to recognize an outstanding CCPC woman this year?

Yes? Then nominate her for the 2022 Honorary PWOC Lifetime Membership!

Nominations are now being accepted.

The deadline is April 1 to submit the name of a worthy CCPC woman! Submit by filling out this easy nomination form, saving and emailing it to Marty Sippel ( Or, simply send your nomination and accompanying short paragraph to Marty by email. But, don’t delay – do it soon – April 1 will be here before you know it!


Liturgist Support!

The Worship Council continues to look for liturgist support for Sunday services. All are welcome to participate. We would love to have new folks serve as liturgical readers. Please sign up at If you have difficulty, please contact Tricia Ashby at


Mission Project: St. Andrew Ukrainian Church!

Our Mission Committee has partnered with St. Andrew Ukrainian Church in Silver Spring.

They would like our help in collecting medical supplies to be sent to Ukraine. Please donate: band aids, aspirin, adhesive tape, Neosporin, ibuprofen, gauze, saline eye drops, vitamins, and prenatal vitamins. We will set up a collection table in the atrium. For information about donating larger items to be sent directly to St. Andrew visit their website:


One Great Hour of Sharing!

Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) helps to improve the lives of people in these challenging situations. The Offering provides us a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need. In fact, OGHS is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world. OGHS, received during the season of Lent makes a difference in the

world through three impactful programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People.


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)

Works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters.

Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)

Takes action to alleviate hunger and the systemic causes of poverty so all may be fed.

Self-Development of People (SDOP)

Invests in communities responding to their experiences of racism, oppression, poverty and injustice and educates Presbyterians about the

impact of these societal ills.


CCPC will be joining forces with OGHS during worship services on Palm Sunday, April 10th, and Easter Sunday, April 17th.


Thank you for your support!


Per Capita!

We ask each member to prayerfully consider contributing $42.67 to the Per Capita Funds of the National Capital Presbytery for 2022.

Per capita are funds gathered from all of the nearly 11,000 congregations and mid-councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It allows us to connect and participate in the work of the wider church. Per capita makes possible our effort for visible unity of the church of Jesus Christ. Presbyterians have a form of government built upon shared power and mutual accountability as we seek together to find and represent the will of Christ. By providing the primary means through which commissioners and advisory delegates can gather to do their work, per capita dollars help to sustain our governance system. The PC (USA), as with other faith traditions and denominations, is but a small part of the one church of Jesus Christ. We affirm that God’s call is for the church to be one.

We appreciate your contribution toward Per Capita this year. Please indicate it on your offering if you are mailing in a check. If you are donating online, please use the line "Per Capita."