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Online Bulletin

Online Worship for Sunday, June 7


Order of Worship

Prelude-“Holy, Holy, Holy”

Welcome

Call to Worship

Opening Song-“Lift Every Voice & Sing”
Lift ev'ry voice and sing,
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list'ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith
that the dark past has taught us;
Sing a song full of the hope
that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun
Of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast'ning rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our people sighed?
We have come over a way
that with tears has been watered;
We have come, treading our path
through the blood of the slaughtered;
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the bright gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
You who have brought us thus far on the way;
You who have by your might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places,
our God, where we met you;
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine
of the world, we forget you;
Shadowed beneath your hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.

Prayer of Confession

Children’s Time

Grad Recognition

Scripture Reading (Matthew 14:13-21)

Sermon

“Wayfaring Stranger”

Prayers of the People

Closing Song-“We Can Be Kind”
So many things I can't control
So many hurts that happen everyday
So many heartaches that pierce the soul
So much pain that won't ever go away

How do we make it better?
How do we make it through?
What can we do
When there's nothing we can do?

We can be kind
We can take care of each other
We can remember that deep down inside
We all need the same things

And maybe we'll find
If we are there for each other
That together we'll weather
Whatever tomorrow may bring

Nobody really wants to fight
Nobody really wants to go to war
If everyone wants to make things right
What are we always fighting for?

Does nobody want to see it?
Does nobody understand?
The power to heal
Is right here in our hand

We can be kindd
We can take care of each other
We can remember that deep down inside
We all need the same things

And maybe we'll find
If we are there for each other
That together we'll weather
Whatever tomorrow may bring

And it's not enough to talk about it
Not enough to sing a song
We must walk the walk about it
You and I, do or die, we've got to try to get along

We can be kind
We can take care of each other
We can remember that deep down inside
We all need the same things

And maybe we'll find
If we are there for each other
That together we'll weather
Whatever tomorrow may bring

And maybe we'll find
True peace of mind
If we always remember
If we always remember
We can be kind

Closing Message

Bloopers

This Week

Today, 10:50 AM: Virtual Fellowship
Today, 11:15 AM: Adult Sunday School
Today, 2 PM: Justice & Peace Ministry Team (JPMT) Meeting
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer (Conference Call)

Announcements

Virtual Fellowship, today, following worship
Come as you are to virtual fellowship! This is time to share together with no specific agenda, just fellowship. If you are new to UCP, this is a great opportunity to connect with others. Click here to Zoom in.

Adult Sunday School, today, 11:15 AM
To allow for more time in Virtual Fellowship, Adult Sunday School has moved from 11 to 11:15 AM. All welcome! Click here to Zoom in.

Racial Justice
In a time marked by a heightened sense of awareness of our nations history of systemic racism, we stand in our commitment to justice. You are invited to explore how we are responding: ucpreston.org/black-lives-matter

Justice & Peace Ministry Team (JPMT) Meeting, today, 2 PM, Zoom
Join in the conversation about what we can do as a community of faith to support the Black Lives Matter Movement and our commitment to social justice. Learn more about JPMT. Here is the link to join in.

Summer Series: The Church Has Left the Building
The Church has never closed. We may have stopped worshiping in our building to protect the health and well-being of our people and our community, but we never stop doing ministry. The Church does not require a building in order to be the Church. What is required is love, compassion and the presence of God in our everyday experiences. Learn more about our 2020 Summer Series.

Call to Serve in Worship
We love having you serve in online worship! Sign up to read Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession or the Scripture.

Grads
Congrats to our 2020 graduates! Grad list.

Children's Ministry, Sundays, 9:30 AM
Children of all ages are welcome to virtual Godly Play, where they experience the mystery of God in story and activity. Contact Pastor Beth for more information to receive you Zoom invite.

Pride Events
June is Pride month. While the 2020 Reston Pride Festival has been cancelled due to complications with COVID-19, celebrate virtually with Interpride, for Global Pride 2020 on June 27. Click here for more information.

Vacation Bible School, July 6-10
This year, VBS is going to Mars & Beyond, virtually, from July 6-10. Children ages 4 years old through 6th grade are invited on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them! VBS will be combination of prerecorded components and time with each class on Zoom. Cost: $15.
 Learn more and register.

 



Online Worship for Sunday, May 31


Order of Worship

Prelude-“Spirit Song”

Welcome

Call to Worship

Opening Song-“Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness

“Glory to God Whose Goodness Shines on Me”

Children’s Time

Special Music-“I Come with Joy”
I come with joy, a child of God,
forgiven, loved and free,
the life of Jesus to recall,
in love laid down for me,
in love laid down for me.

The Spirit of the risen Christ,
unseen, but ever near,
is in such friendship better known,
alive among us here
alive among us here.

Scripture Reading (Acts 2:1-4)

“Be Thou My Vision”

Scripture Reading (1 Corinthians 12:1-13)

Sermon- “From Palm Branches to Pinwheels”

Song-Let’s Get Together”
written by Chet Powers

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer 

Birthday through the Years

“The Great Parade”

I want to join the great parade,
I want to join the happy caravan of God’s people,
God’s own people, marching ‘round the world;
There are people of all times and places,
People of all nations and races;
A singing, swinging procession
And here am I, here am I, here am I!

Communion
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
“Let Us Break Bread Together” (partake in Communion)
Post-Communion Prayer

Closing Message

Congregational Meeting Announcement


Connect & Serve this Week

Today, 11:15 AM: Virtual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Wednesday, 9 AM-1 PM: Food Donation drop-off
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer (Conference Call)
Sunday, June 7, 10 AM: Worship (online)
Sunday, June 7, 10:45 AM: Virtual Fellowship
Sunday, June 7, 11:15 AM: Adult Sunday School


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Let’s See you Celebrating!
Post a picture of you in your red, waving your spirit shakers and celebrating Pentecost and UCP's 47th birthday. You can also send your Pentecost pictures to Kate.

Virtual Congregational Meeting, today, 11:15 AM
Following the Pentecost Service, we will elect and welcome our new lay leaders at a virtual congregational meeting using Zoom. The Zoom link has been emailed to you. A meeting procedure Q & A can be found here.

Online Adult Sunday School
Online Adult Sunday School resumes next Sunday, June 7, at 11:15 AM. Please note that the meeting time has moved from 11 to 11:15 AM to allow for more time Virtual Fellowship.

Announcing our Summer SeriesThis summer series is titled The Church Has Left the Building and begins next Sunday, June 7. Stay tuned for details.

Prayer Addressing Racial Injustice
As we mourn the unjust murder of George Floyd, Pastor Marcus, Rev. Nathan Hill and Pastor Beth offer a message and prayer. Join them in prayer:

 Faith Community Symposium, June 14, 2-4:30 PM (online)
Learn more about sustainable landscaping solutions for faith communities. All are welcome. Sponsored by Plant NOVA Natives. Learn more and register.

 Supporting the Church & Community
Thank you for your continued giving. Consistency in your giving helps us to carry out God's work in this uncharted time. We appreciate your support as we continue ministering digitally, cultivating connection building and growing in our faith together.
Give online or by check (mail to our address: 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190). You may also drop off your offering on Wednesdays, from 9 AM-1 PM.
We recognize the financial hardship some of you may be going through at this time. If your income is being impacted negatively, please feel free to modify your giving.

Give Online

 



Online Worship for Sunday, May 24


Order of Worship


Prelude-“’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Welcome

Call to Worship

Opening Song-“In the Bulb There is a Flower”
In the bulb there is a flower;
in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter
there's a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there's a dawn in every darkness
bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning;
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing;
in our life, eternity.

In our death, a resurrection;
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Prayer of Confession

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading (1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57)

Sermon-“God’s Bigger Plan”

Song-“Goodness is Stronger than Evil”
Goodness is stronger than evil, Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness, life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours, Victory is ours
through God who loves us.
Victory is ours, Victory is ours
through God who loves us.

Prayers of the People

Memorial Day Remembrance

Song-“Amazing Grace”
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

 Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Stewardship Message

Closing Message

Invitation

 

Connect & Serve this Week

Today, 9:45 AM: Godly Play
Today, 10:45 AM: Children’s Sunday School
Today, 10:45 AM: Virtual Fellowship
Today, 11 AM: Adult Sunday School
Wednesday, 10 AM: Online Bible Study
Wednesday, 9 AM-1 PM: Food Donation drop-off
Thursday, 7 PM: Women In The Spirit Book Club (Zoom)
Friday, 11:30 AM: Intercessory Prayer (Conference Call)

Announcements

 

Virtual Fellowship, today, following worship
Come as you are to virtual fellowship! This is time to share together with no specific agenda, just fellowship. If you are new to UCP, this is a great opportunity to connect with others. Click here to join by Zoom.


Pentecost Sunday, May 31, Online Worship, 10 AM
Pentecost is the Sunday 50 days after Easter. It is the day the Christian church commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and others in Jerusalem. It is often referred to as the birthday of the church.  Pentecost is especially celebrated at UCP as it's also the birthday of UCP.
The service includes celebratory music, virtual communion and more. You are invited to wear red and post a picture of you worshiping in your red. Communion: Prior to watching, gather a slice of bread and prepare a cup of juice. Don't have bread or juice? Improvise. It doesn't matter what you use. What matters is remembering the body and blood of Jesus given for you.

You may also use fellowship cups provided by UCP. They will be available to pick up by Door 1 from Wednesday, May 27-Saturday, May 30, at any time. Learn more.

Virtual Congregational Meeting, Sunday, May 31, 11:15 AM
Following the Pentecost Service, we will elect and welcome our new lay leaders at a virtual congregational meeting using Zoom. A practice Zoom session will be held on Friday, May 29, 1 PM, for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with Zoom. Links to the May 29 practice session and to the May 31 Congregational Meeting will be sent in this week’s Weekly Connection.

Thank You Gift
Bissi Badou has been volunteering and working in the role of Administrative Assistant since November 2019. UCP will be offering Bissi a thank you gift for her faithful service. If you wish to contribute, mail a check to UCP, give online (select "Gift for Bissi Badou" in the "Give to" drop-down menu) or drop off a check on Wednesdays between 9 AM and 1 PM.

Call for Grads
2020 college and high school graduates will be recognized during our online service on Sunday, June 7. Is there a student you want to recognize? Email Heidi with the student's name and school (degree and future plans optional) by Wednesday, May 27.

 Supporting the Church & Community
Thank you for your continued giving. Consistency in your giving helps us to carry out God's work in this uncharted time. We appreciate your support as we continue ministering digitally, cultivating connection building and growing in our faith together.

You can give online or by check (mail to our address: 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190). You may also drop off your offering on Wednesdays, from 9 AM-1 PM.

We recognize the financial hardship some of you may be going through at this time. If your income is being impacted negatively, please feel free to modify your giving.

Give Online