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Online Bulletin

Sunday, January 24

Use the online bulletin to guide you as you worship from home (or wherever you are). Those who have access to Facebook (computer or app) experience worship with others through live chat and interactive links. Our service is streamed on our Facebook Page at 10 AM. You can also view our service on YouTube or ucpreston.org/online-worship. A PDF of the Order of Worship is available here.


ORDER OF WORSHIP

 
“Wonderful Words of Life”

Announcements & Welcome

Call to Worship

Opening Song-“I Am the Light of the World”
I am the Light of the World!
You people come and follow me!
If you follow and love, you'll learn the mystery
of what you were meant to do and be. (x2)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

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. 

Prayer of Dedication

Song-“Fishers of Men”

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Luke 5:1-11

Sermon

Prayers of the People

 Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be your name, 
your kingdom come, 
your will be done, 
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors. 
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, 
the power and the glory, forever.
Amen.

Closing Song-“We Will Rise Up and Follow”
We will rise up and follow,
Christ before and beside us,
loving pattern to guide us,
Jesus summons us all.

We will rise up and follow,
Christ before and beside us,
loving pattern to guide us,
as we answer the call.

Closing Message

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Is your first time worshiping with us? 
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THIS WEEK

Today, 9:30 AM: Godly Play
Today, after worship: 
Virtual Fellowship
Today, 11 AM: Bible Explorers
Today, 11:15 AM: Adult Sunday School
Today, 7 PM: Youth Group
Monday, 7 PM: In the Other Room (ITOR)
Monday, 7 PM: Me & White Supremacy Study Group
Wednesday, 9 AM-1 PM: Food & Clothing Donation Drop-off
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer
Friday, 7 PM: Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jann Linn
Sunday, 9 AM: Virtual Meet & Greet

 

TODAY'S EVENTS
Virtual Fellowship, 10:45 AM
Bring your favorite morning beverage and come as you are to virtual fellowship! This is a time to share together with no specific agenda, just fellowship. Zoom link.

Bible Explorers, 11 AM
Children (ages 3-5th grade) are invited to explore the sweeping story of God and God's people as revealed in the Bible. They learn the story of God's love in Scripture through the same stories that they hear in worship. Contact Pastor Beth for a Zoom invite. 

Adult Sunday School, 11:15 AM
Adults have the opportunity to participate in one of two classes:
1. Living Your Faith (current study: Intersection of Religion and Politics): Today's topic is "Is Religious
Freedom a Conservative or Liberal Value?”

2. Bible 101Explore the narrative lectionary texts used in worship. Today's reading material can be found here.
Both classes use the same Zoom link and before going into breakout rooms.


GIVE 
We at United Christian Parish are thankful for your generosity. 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


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Sunday, January 17


ORDER OF WORSHIP


Prelude-"Deep River"

Announcements & Welcome

Call to Worship

Opening Song-“In Christ There Is No East or West”
In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.

In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
their high communion find;
his service is the golden cord
close-binding humankind.

Join hands, disciples of the faith,
whate'er your race may be.
All children of the living God
are surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both east and west;
in him meet south and north.
All Christly souls are one in him
throughout the whole wide earth.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

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.

Prayer of Dedication

Children's Time

Song-“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
Precious Lord, take my hand
Bring me home through the night
Through the dark, through the storm, to thy light.
I have been to the mount,
I have seen the Promised Land:
Precious Lord, precious Lord, take my hand.

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Take Thy child unto Thee,
with my dream of a world that is free.
For that day when all flesh
Joins the glory Thou hast planned,
Precious Lord, precious Lord, take my hand.

Scripture (Luke 4:13-30)

Sermon: "Where Do You Stand?"

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be your name, 
your kingdom come, 
your will be done, 
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors. 
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, 
the power and the glory, forever.
Amen.

Closing Song-"We Shall Overcome"
We shall overcome;
we shall overcome;
we shall overcome someday.
Refrain: O, deep in my heart
I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

We’ll walk hand in hand;
we’ll walk hand in hand;
we’ll walk hand in hand someday. [Refrain]

We shall live in peace;
we shall live in peace;
we shall live in peace someday. [Refrain]

We are not afraid;
we are not afraid;
we are not afraid today. [Refrain]

Closing Message

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Is your first time worshiping with us? 
Welcome! To help us connect, you are invited to fill out a Connect Card.


THIS WEEK

Today, 9:30 AM: Godly Play
Today, after worship: 
Virtual Fellowship
Today, 11 AM: Bible Explorers
Today, 11:15 AM: Adult Sunday School
Today, 3 PM: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Service (hosted by the Disciples of Christ)
Today, 7 PM: Youth Group
Wednesday, 9 AM-1 PM: Food & Clothing Donation Drop-off
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer
Friday, 7 PM: Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jann Linn
Sunday, 9 AM: Virtual Meet & Greet

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 


TODAY

Virtual MLK, Jr. Tribute Service, hosted by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Capital Area, today, 3 PM, Zoom

As part of this service, Pastor Marcus will receive the Bridge Builder award for his work in race and reconciliation. All are welcome to tune in to honor Dr. MLK, Jr. and to show their support for Pastor Marcus. The hosts ask that you RSVP by 12 PM today, January 17, so they can provide you with the Zoom link.

Adult Sunday School, 11:15 AM
Adults have the opportunity to participate in one of two classes:
1. Living Your Faith (current study: Intersection of Religion and Politics): Today's topic is "How We Got Here?" We welcome a guest speaker from BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty).
2. Bible 101: Explore the narrative lectionary texts used in worship. Today's reading material can be found here.
Both classes use the same Zoom link and before going into breakout rooms.

NEW?
Virtual Meet-and Greet, Sunday, January 24, 9 AM
Whether you’re new to UCP or would like to find out what we’re about, you are invited to attend the next online Meet & Greet. Life at UCP goes beyond our Sunday worship. It’s about ministering to our families, our communities, and each other. We want to make it easy for you to connect and find out all our church has for you. Learn more.

UPCOMING
Me & White Supremacy Study, begins January 18, 7 PM, Zoom
This study group uses the book Me & White Supremacy by Layla Saad (and other readings) to discuss white privilege and white exceptionalism. It is a space to have the needed discussions about racial issues in ourselves, our church, our country and our world. All are welcome. Contact Rev. Elethia for the Zoom link and study materials.

Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jan Linn 
Join Rev. Dr. Jan Linn, author of Unbinding Christianity, on Friday, January 22, 7 PM on Zoom. He will be discussing his book and hopes for its influence on current and future generations. Sign up for our weekly email to receive the Zoom link.

GIVE 
We at United Christian Parish are thankful for your generosity. 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


CONNECT

              

 



Sunday, January 10


ORDER OF WORSHIP


Prelude-"Wade in the Water"

Announcements & Welcome

Opening Song-“On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry”
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
announces that the Lord is nigh;
awake and hearken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings!

Then cleansed be every life from sin;
make straight the way for God within,
and let us all our hearts prepare
for Christ to come and enter there.

We hail you as our Savior, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward;
without your grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.

Stretch forth your hand; our health restore,
and make us rise to fall no more.
O let your face upon us shine
and fill the world with love divine.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

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.

Offering

"Wade in the Water"
Wade in the water,
wade in the water children,
wade in the water,
God’s gonna trouble the water. (x2)

God’s gonna trouble the water.
God’s gonna trouble the water.

Children's Time

Scripture Reading (Luke 3:1-22)

Litany

Sermon

Prayers of the People

Closing Song-“Wild and Lone the Prophet's Voice”
Wild and lone the prophet's voice
echoes through the desert still,
calling us to make a choice,
bidding us to do God's will:
"Turn from sin and be baptized;
cleanse your heart and mind and soul.
Quitting all the sins you prized,
yield your life to God's control.

"Bear the fruit repentance sows:
lives of justice, truth, and love.
Trust no other claim than those;
set your heart on things above.
Soon the Lord will come in power,
burning clean the threshing floor:
then will flames the chaff devour;
wheat alone shall fill God's store."

With such preaching, stark and bold,
John proclaimed salvation near,
and his timeless warnings hold
words of hope to all who hear.
So we dare to journey on,
led by faith through ways untrod,
till we come at last like John
to behold the Lamb of God.

Closing Message

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Is your first time worshiping with us? 
Welcome! To help us connect, you are invited to fill out a Connect Card.

 

THIS WEEK

Today, 9:30 AM: Godly Play
Today, 10:45 AM: 
Virtual Fellowship
Today, 11 AM: Bible Explorers
Today, 11:15 AM: Adult Sunday School
Today, 7 PM: Youth Group
Wednesday, 9 AM-1 PM: Food & Clothing Donation Drop-off
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer

ANNOUNCEMENTS


TODAY'S EVENTS
Virtual Fellowship, after worship
Bring your favorite morning beverage and come as you are to virtual fellowship! This is a time to share together with no specific agenda, just fellowship. Zoom link.

Bible Explorers, 11 AM
Children (ages 3-5th grade) are invited to explore the sweeping story of God and God's people as revealed in the Bible. They learn the story of God's love in Scripture through the same stories that they hear in worship. Contact Pastor Beth for a Zoom invite. 

Adult Sunday School, 11:15 AM
Adults have the opportunity to participate in one of two classes:
1. Living Your Faith (current study: Intersection of Religion and Politics): Today's topic is "Overview of Church-State Separation." We welcome two guest speakers, Maggie Garrett, VP of Public Policy, and Dr. Sabrina E. Dent, Senior Faith Adviser, from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

2. Bible 101Explore the narrative lectionary texts used in worship. Today's reading material can be found here.
Both classes use the same Zoom link and before going into breakout rooms.

Youth Group, 7 PM
Middle and high school students are invited for virtual games, discussion and to celebrate the richness of Christ in our lives. Tonight, the Youth will be playing virtual ski trip games. There will be a prize for the person with the best "ski hat" so come wearing a hat and prepared to have fun! Contact Pastor Beth for the Zoom link.


UPCOMING
Me & White Supremacy Study, begins January 18, 7 PM, Zoom
This study group uses the book Me & White Supremacy by Layla Saad (and other readings) to discuss white privilege and white exceptionalism. It is a space to have the needed discussions about racial issues in ourselves, our church, our country and our world. All are welcome. Please register ahead of time so that you can receive the needed materials. To register, contact Rev. Elethia.

Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jan Linn 
Join Rev. Dr. Jan Linn, author of Unbinding Christianity, on Friday, January 22, 7 PM on Zoom. He will be discussing his book and hopes for its influence on current and future generations. Sign up for our weekly email to receive the Zoom link.


GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY
Spread the love of Christ by giving back to the community. We are collecting donations on behalf of Cornerstones. For a list of needed items, click here.
Upcoming drop-off dates:
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27, 9 AM-1 PM 


GIVE TO THE CHURCH
We at United Christian Parish are thankful for your generosity. 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


CONNECT

              

 



Sunday, January 3

Use the online bulletin to guide you as you worship from home (or wherever you are). Those who have access to Facebook (computer or app) experience worship with others through live chat and interactive links. Our service is streamed on our Facebook Page at 10 AM. You can also view our service on YouTube or ucpreston.org/online-worship. A PDF of the Order of Worship is available here.


ORDER OF WORSHIP

Prelude-"Gesu Bambino"

Welcome

Call to Worship
We come together from wherever we are.            
We are here To give praise.
We are here For instruction.
We are here As God’s children.
Let us worship; Praise to God!

Opening Song-“Good Christian Friends Rejoice”
Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ is born today;
ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye hear of endless bliss:
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has opened heaven’s door,
and we are blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye need not fear the grave:
Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all
to gain the everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

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.

Offering

Children's Time

Scripture (Luke 2:41-52)

Sermon

Minute for Justice & Peace

 New Year's Prayer

Communion
"Holy, Holy, Holy"

Holy, holy, holy, holy
God of power, God of might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one, blessed is the one,
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Hosanna in the highest!

Closing Song-“Jesus, Jesus, What A Wonderful Child”
Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus, so holy, meek, and mild;
new life, new hope, new joy He brings.
Won't you listen to the angels sing:
“Glory, glory, glory,” to the new born King. (x2)

Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus, so holy, meek, and mild;
new life, new hope, new joy He brings.
Won't you listen to the angels sing:
“Glory, glory, glory,” to the new born King.
“Glory, glory, glory,” to the new born King.
“Glory, glory, glory,” to the new born King.

Closing Message

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Is your first time worshiping with us? 
Welcome! To help us connect, you are invited to fill out a Connect Card.


THIS WEEK

Today, 10:45 AM: Virtual Fellowship
Today, 11 AM: Bible Explorers
Today, 11:15 AM: Adult Sunday School
Today, 2 PM: Justice & Peace Ministry Team Meeting
Today, 7 PM: Youth Group
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Wednesday, 6:30 PM: Epiphany Party
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


TODAY IN WORSHIP

 
You are invited to partake in Holy Communion, so please have juice and bread or crackers on hand.

TODAY'S EVENTS
Virtual Fellowship, 10:45 AM
Bring your favorite morning beverage and come as you are to virtual fellowship! This is a time to share together with no specific agenda, just fellowship. Zoom link.

Bible Explorers, 11 AM
Children (ages 3-5th grade) are invited to explore the sweeping story of God and God's people as revealed in the Bible. They learn the story of God's love in Scripture through the same stories that they hear in worship. Contact Pastor Beth for a Zoom invite. 

Adult Sunday School, 11:15 AM
Adults have the opportunity to participate in one of two classes:
1. Living Your Faith: For the next six weeks, this class explores the intersection of religion and politics. 
Today, Larry Pullen, Justice and Peace Ministry Team Co-Chair, will provide an introduction to the series along with a discussion of religious views on vaccinations and ending the pandemic. Take a look at the weekly topics here.
2. Bible 101: Explore the narrative lectionary texts used in worship.
Both classes use the same Zoom link and before going into breakout rooms.

Justice & Peace Ministry Team (JPMT) Meeting, 2 PM
All are welcome to discuss what we can do as a community of faith to promote social justice. Zoom link. Learn more about JPMT on our website.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Epiphany Party, Wednesday, January 6, 6:30 PM
Epiphany is the day that the church celebrates the story of how the Magi saw a bright star on the night Christ was born and followed it to Bethlehem. It is on this day that the Church celebrates the manifestation of Jesus; the young Messiah revealed as the light to the nations.
To celebrate, you are invited to drive through the church parking lot, see the Christmas lights and tune your radio to hear holiday music from UCP musicians. Look for signs as you drive in for the FM radio station to tune to. Learn more.

ANTIRACISM DISCUSSION SERIES 
The Antiracism discussion group uses the book "me & white supremacy" by Layla Saad, to discuss white privilege and white exceptionalism. The group is a space to have the needed discussions about racial issues in ourselves, our church, our country and our world. The next series begins on Monday, January 18, 7 PM, on Zoom and goes for six weeks. Contact Millie Lyons for more information.

GIVING
We at United Christian Parish are thankful for your generosity. 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

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