Due to a new mandate from the California Department of Public Health and the city of Santa Barbara we will refrain from singing together during today’s service.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name;
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!”
Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Almighty God, we long to see you; Open our hearts and make them pure. Spirit, we wash our hands in mercy; Come teach our souls to love your truth.
CONFESSION OF SIN
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
Hear us now as we silently name the specific ways that we have sinned against you.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Jesus said: “I have come to do my Father’s will. … My Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
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HEARING GOD’S WORD:
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
This is the Word of the Lord
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
CONFESSION OF FAITH:
New City Catechism Q4
How and why did God create us?
God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.
Mt. Zion (instrumental)
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
The Lord be with you.
And also with you
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord our God.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Holy Holy Holy Lord
God of Power and Might
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory!
Hosanna, in the Highest!
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna, in the Highest!
MYSTERY OF FAITH
Together, we proclaim what Christ has done.
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
RECEIVING THE BREAD AND WINE
Christ Our Passover has been sacrificed for us.
Hallelujah, let us keep the feast!
The Gifts of God for the people of God
Thanks be to God!
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Please stagger your departures and maintain social distance in the parking lot.