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ABOUT  OUR WORSHIP

We welcome everyone as a child of God. We seek to create worship services that renew and transform our hearts and minds for God's work.

Our Worship

Worship with Us Online and In Person

 

Join us every Sunday at 10:30 am on Facebook.

You are invited to create your own worship space and to join in the ritual movements of the service:

  • Have a candle to light, signifying Christ’s presence with us.

  • Have food and drink for communion. This may be anything you have available. Whatever it is, it is holy.

Join us in our new worship space every Sunday at 10:30 am.

If you plan to join us:

  • Masks are optional for those attending worship or engaging in any other ministry work associated with CCVP

  • Stay home if you have a fever over 100, have been exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing COVID like symptoms

  • We will provide prepared communion but you are also welcome to bring your own communion supplies from home.

  • Read the full guidelines here

We welcome everyone as a child of God. We seek to create worship services that renew and transform our hearts and minds to God's work. The Communion Table is central to our worship. Every worship service includes communion. At the Table we remember and celebrate God’s love and grace made manifest in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Our services include a mix of traditional and contemporary worship styles and include music, praise, prayer, and a weekly message from our pastor. Our music draws from a variety of styles from traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs to classical and jazz performance pieces. 

We hope you will join us as we build community through worshiping our God.

Upcoming Worship Series

God's Justice Sept 20 - Oct 4

September 19, 2020

“Israel, are my ways unfair? Is it not your ways that are unfair?” – Ezekiel 18:29

 

We talk a lot about justice. People protest in the streets and online in the name of justice. As children, we demand fairness from peers, parents, and teachers. As adults, we demand justice from our government, from the courts, from one another. But, too often, what we really mean by fair or just is that we get our own way. We pay little attention to whether everyone else is getting what they need too. God’s justice, however, sets our own demands aside and calls us to look at the world in a different way. To find true justice where all experience the dignity accorded to God’s children. To find true fairness where everyone has what they need, no more and no less.

Expansive Love Aug 23 - Sept 13

August 07, 2020

“Owe no one anything, except to love one another… Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” – Romans 13:8, 10

 

We are the church. We are called by God to be followers of Jesus. But what are we called to do? How are we to live out our faith? These last months have reminded us how deeply we are impacted by the lives of those around us and how we impact them. It has shown us that the discrete circles we’ve created or independent lives we’ve tried to lead are illusory. We are connected and God wants us to be connected. As the church, we are called to participate in God’s ever expansive love, to create and nurture connections in new ways.

Stories that Form Us July 19 - August 9

July 17, 2020

“Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:

‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;

I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’”

 – Matthew 13:34-35

The stories we tell about ourselves and our communities shape us; they let us know who we are and how we should live. They tell us truths about the world. In every story we hear deep truths that speak across ages. Yet, sometimes we need to hear these truths in new ways. We need to retell our stories so that we can see their heart again.

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The Ministry of Jesus

February 4 - 25

February 4- Pastor Dave asks "Who Are You Searching For?"  from the readings Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 1:29-39. 

February 11 - Transfiguration Sunday. "This Is My Son, the Beloved" God proclaims from the clouds. Passages from 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 9:2-9 will lead Pastor Dave's message of authority given.

February 18  - The first Sunday in Lent. From Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15, Pastor Dave preaches on "All Are Tempted."

February 25 - The second Sunday in Lent. Pastor Dave challenges us to "Take Up Your Cross" as he considers Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Mark 8:31-38.

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Epiphany, the Anointing, the Calling

January 7 - 28

January 7 - Pastor Dave preaches on "What Is Your Gift?" from the readings Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12.  He will also share the story of the Fourth Wise Man.

January 14 - Guest Pastor Elba Iris Nazario will speak on Jesus' baptism and ours from Acts 19:1-7 and Mark 1:4-11 in a message entitled "The Gift of Water.".

January 21 - Pastor Dave returns from vacation to ask "Have You Been Called?" from John 1:43-51 and Mark 1:14-20.

January 28 - "Who Is This Man?" the people ask as Jesus preaches in the synagogue. Pastor Dave will explore the authority of Jesus from the passages Deuteronomy 18:15-20 and Mark 1:21-28.

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The Lord's Prayer

December 31

Pastor Dave Holston will reflect on the Lord's prayer. Scriptures will be Psalm 34:1-18 and Matthew 6:9-13.

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Abide With Us

December 3 - 24

December 3 - First Sunday of Advent - Hope - Pastor Dave preaches on "Keep Awake" from the readings Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37.

December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent - Peace - Pastor Dave speaks of "The Promise"  from Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8.

December 17 - Third Sunday of Advent - Joy - "Mary's Song" is the topic of Pastor Dave's message.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 and Luke 1:46-55.

December 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Love - "The Lord Is With You" says Pastor Dave as he preaches from 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 and Luke 1:26-38.

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What Will Be Our Legacy?

November 5 - 26

November 5 - Pastor Dave preaches on "How to Be a Saint" from the readings Joshua 3:7-17 and Matthew 23:1-12.

November 12 - Pastor Dave tells us this Sunday "Keep Awake!"  from Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 and Matthew 25:1-13.

November 19 - "Use Your Talents!" says Pastor Dave on this Consecration of Gifts Sunday.  The scripture readings are Psalm 90:1-12 and Matthew 25:14-30.

November 26 - Interim Regional Minister Rev. Rick Hamilton will preach from Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Matthew 25:31-46 as he asks, "Where Is Jesus?"

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The Authority of Jesus

October 1 - 29

October 1 - Pastor Dave asks "What Do You Think?" from the readings Exodus 17:1-7 and Matthew 21:23-32.

October 8 - Pastor Dave speaks this Sunday on "The Cornerstone of Our Faith"  from Exodus 20 (the ten commandments) and Matthew 21:33-46.

October 15 - Guest preacher the Rev. Donna Freeman leads worship this week from Exodus 32:1-14 and Matthew 22:1-14. Will you accept the invitation?

 

October 22 - Pastor Dave returns from vacation and says, "Pay Your Taxes!" from Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22:15-22.

 

October 29 - The series on the Authority of Jesus concludes with "The Greatest Commandment" from Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Matthew 22:34-46.

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The Teachings of Jesus

September 3 - 24

September 3 - Pastor Dave preaches of Jesus' teachings about "Denial" based on the readings Exodus 3:1-15 and Matthew 16:21-28.

September 10 - Pastor Dave speaks this Sunday on "Conflict" and how Jesus taught how to deal with it from Ezekiel 33:7-11 and Matthew 18:15-20.

September 17 - Pastor Dave preaches this week on "Forgiveness" from Genesis 50:15-21 and Matthew 18:21-35.

 

September 24 - The series on the Teachings of Jesus concludes with "Generosity" from Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Matthew 20:1-16.

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The Miracles of Jesus

August 6 - 27, 2023

August 6 - Pastor Dave begins a sermon series on miracles that Jesus performed with "Bring Them to Me" from Isaiah 55:1-5 and Matthew 14:13-21.

August 13 - Pastor Dave speaks this Sunday on "Lord, Save Me!" from 1Kings 19:9-18 and Matthew 14:22-33.

August 20 - Pastor Dave preaches this week on "Eating the Crumbs" from Isaiah 56:6-8 and Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28.

 

August 27 - The series on miracles performed by Jesus concludes with "Who Do You Say I Am?" from Psalm 138 and Matthew 16:13-20.

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The Parables of Jesus

July 16 - July 30, 2023

July 16 - Dave Holston joins the Christian Church of Villa Park as our Pastor. He begins a sermon on garden themes with "How Is Your Garden Doing?" from Isaiah 55:10-13 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.

July 23 - Pastor Dave Holston speaks this Sunday on "Weeding Your Garden" from Isaiah 44:6-8 and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

July 30 - Pastor Dave completes his garden series with "Harvesting Your Garden" from Psalm 128 and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

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