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Online Bulletin

June 20

Use the online bulletin to guide you as you worship from home (or wherever you are). Worship on Facebook (with or without an account) or YouTube. You can also view the service from our website. A PDF of the Order of Worship is available here.


ORDER OF WORSHIP


Prelude-"My Favorite Things"

Welcome

Call to Worship

Opening Song-“It Is Well with My Soul”
When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll,
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
it is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul;
it is well; it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials shall come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed his own blood for my soul.

It is well with my soul;
it is well; it is well with my soul.

He lives: O the bliss of this glorious thought.
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well with my soul;
it is well; it is well with my soul.

Lord, hasten the day when our faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
the trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall descend;
even so it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul;
it is well; it is well with my soul.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, we confess that too often our tensions and fears have made peace illusive. Our actions, and at other times, our inactions, have not affirmed that Christian faith is a way of living based on the firm and sure hope that meekness is the way of God, that righteousness and peace will finally prevail, and that God’s future will be a time of mercy and not cruelty. 

Assurance of Pardon

"Glory to God"
Glory to God, whose goodness shines on me,
and to the Son, whose grace has pardoned me
and to the Spirit, whose love has set me free.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen.
World without end, without end. Amen.
World without end, without end. Amen.
World without end, without end. Amen.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen.

Passing of the Peace

Offering

Children's Time

Song-“Thank Heaven for Our Volunteers”
The church isn’t just a building, but walls and a roof can’t hurt.
Building and Grounds puts time and passion
into keeping it pretty, making it work.
Tech Team tends computers so the Good News can be relayed
And Finance watches how we spend our dollars
so the doors stay open…and the bills get paid.

HARC is always busy, with staff and policies,
then they had to deal with COVID.
Without their efforts where would we be?
And the hardest job of all, must be the LLNC.
People want to help, but we’re all too busy,
They keep making those calls…to find the leaders we need!

Refrain: Thank Heaven for our volunteers!
Thank Heaven for our volunteers!
Amazing men and women giving time and talents
to live the Gospel year after year.
The church is the Body of Christ – a beacon of hope in times of strife.
Our people make it happen through God’s grace.
Thank Heaven for our volunteers!

Witness Ministry meets the local community.
Market table, pet fair, gift bags,
spreading the news about UCP.
When you walk in through the doors greeters give you a smile
Give you name tags, make you welcome
Hope you’ll stay and sit a while!

Our awesome Fellowship Team tries to keep us having fun,
Coffee Hour, Pot Luck lunches,
so much planning, so much to be done.
But the work they do is key, it puts your soul at ease,
Meeting neighbors, sharing stories,
church is built…on things like these. [Refrain]

Mission works to spread our reach to the big world that’s outside.
Bargain Loft, Cornerstones,
meals for the shelter, hunger drives,
weekly Homework Club, when Missions sees a need,
Christmas gifts or refugees,
the church responds…with lightning speed!

The folks of JPMT, our social justice Team,
keep our eyes upon the Gospel prize,
grace for all, the Savior’s dream.
They help us see injustice, race and gender, climate too.
To live the gospel in this modern world
is a mighty task…so hard to do. [Refrain]

Our friends in Faith Formation help us learn and grow.
Godly Play and Sunday School,
Bible Studies. So much to know!
Sunday night our Youth Group builds community.
Summer brings on VBS.
So much learning…it’s a grace to see!

The folks who work in Worship help us praise and sing.
Flowers and banners, worship planners,
stewards and tech types doing their thing!
Ushers lead us in, Liturgists lead us through,
Elders help to feed our souls,
dancers and musicians…help us raise the roof! [Refrain]

Now the Board is called to lead us on this journey odd,
Herding cats would be easier
But they do it all… with the help of God.
We’ve almost reached the ending… of this simple song,
one thing left we all can do –
join together…and sing it strong! [Refrain]

Scripture Readings (Inclusive Bible)
Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God! I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted upon the earth.
Matthew 5:9
Blessed are those who work for peace: they will be called children of God.

 Sermon

Litany

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer

Closing Song-"Be Thou My Vision”
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true Word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower;
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise;
thou, mine inheritance, now and always;
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Closing Message

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THIS WEEK


Today, 9:30 AM: Godly Play
Today, 10:45 AM: Virtual Fellowship
Today, 5 PM: Vesper Service
Today, 6 PM: Joyful Diners
Monday, 7 PM: Breaking the Silence
Wednesday, 10 AM: Bible Study
Thursday, 7 PM: Women In The Spirit Book Club
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer


ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY IN WORSHIP
Gratitude for Service Sunday
Today we give thanks for all those who serve at United Christian Parish. If their is someone you want to recognize for their service to the church, drop their name in the comments on YouTube or Facebook. 

TODAY AFTER WORSHIP
Virtual Fellowship, immediately after worship
This is a time to share together with no specific agenda, just fellowship. All welcome! Use this link to join in.
Vesper Service, 5 PM
Expect to hear scripture, a devotion, music and to spend time in prayer. Registration is required each week (by 2 PM each Sunday). If you play an instrument and would like to play live at an upcoming vesper service, we welcome you to sign up.
Joyful Diners, 6 PM
All are welcome to share a yummy meal with others at Santini's in Reston. Contact Jim Vollmer for more information.

UPCOMING
Women In The Spirit Book Club, Thursday, June 24, 7 PM, Zoom
Love to read? You're not alone. Join other women who love to read. This month's discussion is on the book, The Library, by Susan Orleans.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Children (4-year-olds through rising 6th graders) are invited to explore God and God’s Wonder Lab. Children learn through crafts, science experiments, Bible lessons, music and more! This year's camp offers two options:

  1. Virtual camp offered later in the summer (dates: TBD); includes live Zoom instruction and prerecorded components.
  2. In-person camp: July 5-9, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Both camps require registration and cost $25/child or $50/family (2+ children). Children of volunteers attend for free. Register you child(ren) or sign up to volunteer: ucpreston.org/vbs



GIVE

We are passionate about using the gifts we receive to make a difference within our church and in our local, national and global communities. Ways to give:
Online (click here or the button below)
Mail (11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190)
Drop-off your offering on Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM
Text "GIVE" to 571-620-6559

GIVE ONLINE

We invite you to learn more and make a donation to our kitchen renovation project: ucpreston.org/kitchen.

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