We are a Christ-centered Community of faithful disciples

We are called to grow in faith

We are called to Share God's love

We are called to Reach Out

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Central United Church of Christ, 118 W. Ashley, Jefferson City, MO 65101

The Church Council has made the decision to close the church for in-person services and other activities at this time. With the rise in COVID cases in the community, the Council feels it best to return to virtual services. However, these services will be different than in th the Spring. The services will be livestreamed from the sanctuary on Sunday mornings on our website at our normal worship time of 10:00am. Rev. Scott will be preaching live, Shirley Klein will be on hand to provide live music, and Josh has graciously agreed to run the audio board and livestream equipment, with Allen providing technical assistance. A recording of the service will then be uploaded to Facebook as is done now. Audio CDs and bulletins will once again be made available for those members without internet access.

Once again, Central UCC has made the decision to halt in-person church services at this time, and we pray that everyone stays safe during this difficult time


November 22, 2020


PRELUDE                   “Earth Carol”                                   – Purvis

OPENING HYMN   “Praise Thou the Lord”

Praise thou the Lord, O my soul, now praise Him,

His praise continue until death;

While I the pathways of earth am treading

God shall be praised with every breath.

My soul and body He did give,

And waits my praise from morn till eve,

O praise the Lord, O praise the Lord!


Praise, O ye people, the Name most glorious

Of Him who reigns Almighty King:

Let all unite in one holy chorus

To God our hymns of joy to bring.

O Zion, with the heavenly host,

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

O praise the Lord, O praise the Lord!



When we care for the poor, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and imprisoned,

we are caring for Christ.

When we love our neighbor,

we also show the loving God.



Glorious God, shine upon us with your Spirit of wisdom and truth. Enlighten our hearts. Help us to know the hope to which we are called. In the light of Christ’s love, we pray. Amen.




      Ezekiel 34:11-16

      Ephesians 1:15-23

SPECIAL MUSIC     “Shall We Gather At The River”  
     Soloist: Bill Stine; Pianist: Shirley Klein

 SERMON                    Rev. Dr. Judith Scott


I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
One holy and universal Christian Church;
The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body,
And the Life everlasting.
Amen.                       (Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer, 1662)




Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.



1 Corinthians 10:24  “Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other.”


CLOSING HYMN   “For the Beauty of the Earth”

For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies,

Lord of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.


For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth, and friends above,

For all gentle thoughts and mild,

Lord of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.



POSTLUDE    “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God”          – Marcello


 Our WORSHIP is ended…our SERVICE now begins.

(All Hymns and Songs reprinted under CCLI)


Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 A.M.
Sunday School every Sunday after the Children’s Message
Coffee Hour and Fellowship time (currently canceled due to COVID-19)
Adult Sunday School (currently canceled due to COVID-19)
118 W. Ashley Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Come as you are…and discover who you can be!


Welcome to Central United Church of Christ. Our mission is to be a Christ-centered community of faithful disciples, who are called to grow in faith, and to share God’s love as we reach out to each other, to our community and to our world.

We are happy you found us and are checking out our website because we want you to become better acquainted with Central UCC.

Central UCC is a friendly, warm and caring congregation. We take our history and heritage seriously, but also give room for the spirit to move us in ever new and exciting ways of expressing faith and embracing service. We invite you to join us in this dynamic fellowship of faith.




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