Live Video Service – May 3, 2020 – Digital Bulletin

How to Join Service

Join our Digital Service hosted on by clicking link below OR copying & pasting into your browser:
No computer/tablet/smartphone? No Problem!  Just call this NYC number (929) 205-6099 and follow the prompts.
If you can’t call a long-distance number without charge, please check out the “CCB Virtual Ride to Church” program below!
If Zoom prompts for and ID or password, see below:
  • Meeting ID: 689 781 900
  • Password: Music

If you have any technical issues getting into or during service, you can call Jerry Burns at (860) 866-8870 for assistance.

Can’t connect via a computer, tablet or smartphone? Don’t worry, we are starting the “CCB Virtual Ride to Church” program!

Start by letting our Music Director, Jackie Harris-Stone, know you need to use this service by emailing her or calling (860) 558-7803.

We’ll work to line up a volunteer you can call who can put the phone near their computer speaker so you can hear and participate.

This is our first attempt at this, so let us know ASAP so we can find volunteers who will have open phone lines.

For tips on how to do this, please refer to our original Virtual Coffee Hour “Some things to know” section, it is still relevant.

Deacon’s Welcome

Paulette Evans, Opening Deacon

Opening Music

Jackie-Harris Stone, Music Director

Amazing Grace (SH 10) – Verses 1, 2, 3 & 5

Our plan is to share the lyrics live as it is being played.

Call to Worship – Responsorial

Rev. Wendell Taylor

Rev. Taylor: Though the way seems long and the road rough
Worshipers: Yet will we trust the One who leads us.

Rev. Taylor: Though the direction is unknown and we don’t know the outcome
Worshipers: Yet will we place our lives in Christ’s loving care.

Rev. Taylor: It is Christ who brings us out to green pastures and restores our souls.
Worshipers: It is Christ who gives us hope and peace. Praise be to Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Opening Prayer

Rev. Wendell Taylor

We are standing at the gate, o loving Shepherd, not sure about the journey.

But you have called our names, and in your voice we hear such love and surety.

Bring us safely on the journey and strengthen us that we may serve you in all that we do.


Prayer of Confession

Rev. Wendell Taylor & Worshipers

Let’s all say this together:

Patient and loving God, we stand at the gate and peer through.

We keep creating our own ways, believing that we know what is in our own best interest, and we ignore the voice of the one Shepherd who will guide us to peace and hope.

We wander aimlessly and then wonder why we get so lost.

Help us stop and listen to the Shepherd’s voice.

Let us place our trust in the Shepherd who has never failed us, who loves and guides our lives. Forgive us our stubbornness and stupidity. For we ask this in Christ’s Name. AMEN.

Words of Assurance

Even though we have wandered and have become lost, the shepherd calls to us.

We can place our trust in his loving care.

For we are the sheep of his pasture, blessed and given hope. AMEN.

Joys and Concerns from the Congregation

Rev. Wendell Taylor & Participants

Pastoral Prayer

Rev. Wendell Taylor

Call to Offering

Rev. Wendell Taylor

Give What You Can, Thank you






Scripture Reading

John 10:11-17 read by Paulette Evans

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11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.

Sunday Sermon

Find Peace in God & Jesus (Psalm 23) – Rev. Wendell Taylor

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Closing Music

Jackie Harris-Stone

Great is thy Faithfulness (SH 33) – All verses

Our plan is to share the lyrics live as it is being played.


Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord!

For those able,
please remain on the computer or phone line
to partake in our Virtual Coffee Hour!