At CCC, we honor and celebrate people
of all races, cultures, ages, abilities, sexual orientations & gender identities.
10:30 A.M. SERVICE OF WORSHIP | SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
*Please stand as you are able
Please turn off mobile phones before worship begins
Let us now enter into the Holy One’s presence.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS | Pastors Matt Braddock & Gloria Grant
We invite you to sign & pass the red pew registers as worship begins
PRELUDE, ‘Prelude on “Aberystwyth”‘ by H. Willan | Sharon Rising
*CALL TO WORSHIP, “Do Not Be Afraid” | Pastor Gloria Grant
You who are weary
Do not be afraid!
You who are fed up
Do not be afraid!
God is present in suffering.
God will calm the winds and waves of our souls!
*HYMN OF PRAISE #514, Over My Head
PRAYER OF INVOCATION & THE LORD’S PRAYER | Jackie Walters
“The Lord’s Prayer” from “Human Rites” by Ward & Wild
God of love, peace, and unity, we thank you for welcoming us all just as we are; for making us equal as your children from all corners of the earth; for giving us your blessings as your children; and for making us belong. We pray that you help us realize that we are all made in your image and we need to bring peace to all your creation as one people who belong to you. We ask all this through Christ our brother, saying …
Beloved, our Father and Mother, in whom is heaven,
hallowed be your name,
followed be your way,
done be your will and rule throughout the whole creation.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING, Matthew 5:38-48 | Jackie Walters
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your God in heaven. For God gives sunlight to both the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? But you are to be perfect, even as your God in heaven is perfect.”
TIME WITH CHILDREN | Pastor Matt Braddock
HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Pastor Matt Braddock
Loving God, we thank you for calling us to you,
from all corners of the world, to come home to belong.
We appreciate your love that embraces all of us.
We thank you that we are all one in you.
We thank you for your faithfulness and justice.
When we were aliens and foreigners you welcomed us.
We thank you for calling us to your ministry,
to live and do your work with the mind of Christ.
Remind us that we are here to fulfill your calling to serve.
Help all we do be done for love.
During this year’s Black History Month,
we want to draw closer to you
as we make a commitment
to go into the world as agents of your
justice, peace, and reconciliation.
Gracious God, we need your help
to do your work and fulfill this task you have given us.
We are proud to be part of the church that is serving you.
SCRIPTURE READING, Micah 6:6-8; Isaiah 43:2 | Pastor Matt Braddock
SERMON, “Can We Risk Compassion” | Pastor Matt Braddock
CALL TO PRAYER & PASTORAL PRAYER | Pastor Gloria Grant
CALL TO OFFERING | Pastor Matt Braddock
OFFERTORY, “Offertory” by John Ness Beck | The Chancel Choir
*DOXOLOGY | OLD HUNDREDTH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow:
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION (in unison) | Jackie Walters
God, I give you my hands to do your work. I give you my feet to go your way. I give you my tongue to speak your words. I give you my mind that you may think in me. I give you my spirit that you may pray in me. Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in me. I give you my whole self that you may grow in me.
*HYMN OF GOING FORTH #473, Blessed Assurance
*BENEDICTION | Pastors Matt Braddock & Gloria Grant
POSTLUDE, “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” by F. Peeters | Sharon Rising
A special thank you to Sharon Rising for providing
the music for today’s service.
Please join us for fellowship and refreshments in the downstairs social hall following the service.
Musical resources printed in our worship bulletins are used with permission under CCLI License No. 2837543
THE FLOWERS THIS MORNING ARE IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN HAIGH AND CHUCK O’CONNOR FROM THEIR WIVES
The Sanctuary Committee invites you to take a bouquet of flowers, made from the beautiful altar arrangement, to someone to whom you’d like to extend support and prayers.
You will find the bouquets in the church lobby window after the 10:30 worship service.
THIS WEEK IN PASTORAL CARE
As the church of God in this place, we ask your prayers for the persons listed below. If persons no longer need our immediate prayers, please let the church office know so we can keep the list current.
Immediate Care … We ask your prayers for Merlene Bagley; Corine Bloss; Erven Boettner; Jenni Bunch; Jean, Randy and Ellen Caswell; Dennie, Bud; Grace Dietz; Ben Gallup; Paul Gieser; Jim Henkelman-Bahn; Joanne Hollcroft; Barry Johnson; Jessica Johnson; Steve Jordan; Ruth Kaupert; Tina Lincoln; Jackie Lowery; Doris Raber; David and Maureen Squires; Elijah Simpson-Sundell; Barbara Thorn; Claudia Tornblom; Kent Abraham, husband of Dianne Abraham; Cheryl and Beverly, family of Ron Rising; Bryan “Kirk” Bland, brother-in-law of Jessica Bland; Anna Carrigan, sister of Tim Carrigan; Helen Mae Davis, granddaughter of David and Maureen Squires; Larry Duff, Sr., father of Larry Duff; Douglas Griffith son of Doris Raber; Kate Massett, mother of Holly Massett; Alice McElhinney, mother of Alison Petersen; Dr. Craig Platt, son of Audrey and Neville Platt; Bruce Viani, brother-in-law of Chris Braddock; Wayne Virag, brother-in-law of Steve Young.
In Memoriam … Fred Leibold, father of Sam Wack; Bill Carnahan; Katheryn D. Jensen, mother of Barbara Breads; Edward Kim, father of Elaine Kim; Cheryl D. Thorpe, aunt of Jonathan Mickles
For more information on Pastoral Care needs, see our Prayer and Care Booklet, found in the lobby.