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09.27.2020

 

 

SERVICE SUMMARY: In a season shaped by catastrophic events like wildfires, hurricanes, and COVID-19, the trials of life can seem overwhelming. Is God big enough and strong enough to overcome anything? Join us this Sunday as we get a proper perspective of God from our sermon series on the Prophet Habakkuk. Click HERE to RSVP to service.

 

 

SCRIPTURE:

Habakuk 3:1–6, 12–16

 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.

 

2 O Lord, I have heard the report of you,

    and your work, O Lord, do I fear.

In the midst of the years revive it;

    in the midst of the years make it known;

    in wrath remember mercy.

3 God came from Teman,

    and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah

His splendor covered the heavens,

    and the earth was full of his praise.

4 His brightness was like the light;

    rays flashed from his hand;

    and there he veiled his power.

5 Before him went pestilence,

    and plague followed at his heels.

6 He stood and measured the earth;

    he looked and shook the nations;

then the eternal mountains were scattered;

    the everlasting hills sank low.

    His were the everlasting ways.

 

12 You marched through the earth in fury;

    you threshed the nations in anger.

13 You went out for the salvation of your people,

    for the salvation of your anointed.

You crushed the head of the house of the wicked,

    laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah

14 You pierced with his own arrows the heads of his warriors,

    who came like a whirlwind to scatter me,

    rejoicing as if to devour the poor in secret.

15 You trampled the sea with your horses,

    the surging of mighty waters.

 

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

1. From depths of woe I raise to Thee
The voice of lamentation
Lord turn a gracious ear to me
And hear my supplication
If Thou iniquities dost mark
Our secret sins and misdeeds dark
O who shall stand before Thee

2. To wash away the crimson stain
Grace grace alone availeth
Our works alas are all in vain
In much the best life faileth
No man can glory in Thy sight
All must alike confess Thy might
And live alone by mercy

3. Therefore my trust is in the Lord
And not in mine own merit
On Him my soul shall rest
His word upholds my fainting spirit
His promised mercy is my fort
My comfort and my sweet support
I wait for it with patience

4. What though I wait the live-long night
And till the dawn appeareth
My heart still trusteth in His might
It doubteth not nor feareth
Do thus O ye of Israel’s seed
Ye of the Spirit born indeed
And wait till God appeareth

5. Though great our sins and sore our woes
His grace much more aboundeth
His helping love no limit knows
Our utmost need it soundeth
Our shepherd good and true is He
Who will at last our Israel free
From all their sin and sorrow

 

 

SONG TO CONSIDER

1. When we see the risen Savior with the bread that he has blessed,
He becomes the living Servant, heav’nly food for holy rest.
Stay with us, for day is fading, feast with us, O secret King,
Show to us how Scripture’s story speaks of you in everything.

PRE CHORUS
Do not our hearts burn now?
For you’re here in power.

2. Jesus, show yourself the Author and Perfecter of our faith,
In your living and your dying, consummation of God’s grace.
From creation to the exile, incarnation to the grave,
Resurrection to ascension; come, O Jesus, come to save.

CHORUS
Open our eyes, shine on our sight,
O risen Lord, reigning on high;
Give us your life, bread from the skies;
Lift up our hearts, open our eyes.

3. You’re the Word that spoke creation, you’re the end of Moses’ Law,
You’re the goal of Abram’s blessing, you’re the King whom David saw;
You’re the Day the prophets longed for, you’re the covenant of grace,
You’re the hero of the Scriptures, now we see you face to face.

4. Jesus, show yourself the Prophet, Jesus, show yourself the King,
Jesus, show yourself the Priest, all in all, and everything.

09.20.20

 
 
 

Outdoor gathering taking place Sunday at 5:15pm in San Roque.
Click HERE for more info and to RSVP to service.
Livestream can be viewed at facebook.com/cpcsantabarbara

 

Please keep your masks on during the entire service except for when taking Communion together.

 

APPROACH:

God invites us to worship

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

from Psalm 96

Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!

For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

 … for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. 

 He will judge the world in righteousness,

and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!


SONG OF PRAISE:

link to Youtube video

You Alone are the Lord (Psalm 96)

1. We will sing a new song for you
Of your power, salvation, and truth
You are the victory
You can never be moved

2. On our knees we will worship you Lord
On our knees we will worship you Lord
Here with this offering
We come into your courts

CHORUS
Splendor and might, Beauty and light,
You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Lord
Glory and strength, Great is your name,
You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Lord
Trembling here at your feet,
The whole earth,the whole earth is singing!

3. Let our idols fall worthless aside
Those glittering, treacherous lies
We come to the richness
Of the Lord God on high

4. Let the seas rejoice with a shout
Let the fields and the forests cry out
Creation exulting
Let us sing it out loud!

CHORUS
Splendor and might, Beauty and light,
You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Lord
Glory and strength, Great is your name,
You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Lord
Trembling here at your feet,
The whole earth,the whole earth is singing!


 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION:

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Habbakuk 2:5-8, 12-14, 18-20

5 “Moreover, wine is a traitor,
an arrogant man who is never at rest.
His greed is as wide as Sheol;
like death he has never enough.
He gathers for himself all nations
and collects as his own all peoples.”

6 Shall not all these stake up their taunt against him, with scoffing and riddles for him, and say,
“Woe to him who heaps up what is not his own—
for how long?—
and wloads himself with pledges!”
7 Will not your debtors suddenly arise,
and those awake who will make you tremble?
Then you will be spoil for them.
8 Because you have plundered many nations,
all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder you,
for the blood of man and violence to the earth,
to cities and all who dwell in them.

12 “Woe to him who builds a town with blood
and founds a city on iniquity!
13 Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts
that fpeoples labor merely for fire,
and nations weary themselves for nothing?
14 For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.

18 “What profit is an idol
when its maker has shaped it,
a metal image, qa teacher of lies?
For its maker trusts in his own creation
when he makes speechless idols!
19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake;
to a silent stone, Arise!
Can this teach?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
and there is no breath at all in it.
20 But the LORD is in his holy temple;
wlet all the earth keep silence before him.”

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 

 

RENEWAL:

We admit our faults and God confirms his mercy

 


SONG OF CONFESSION:

Most Merciful God

Most merciful God
Our Father of grace
We confess we have sinned
We have walked our own way
Our love has been fickle
Our hearts they have strayed
So Lord in your mercy
Forgive us we pray

silent confession

Most merciful God
Our Father of grace
We confess we have sinned
We have walked our own way
Our love has been fickle
Our hearts they have strayed
So Lord in your mercy
Forgive us we pray

Restore us
Change us
Lord lead us on

silent confession

That we may do justly
Forever love mercy
Together walk humbly
With you

Restore us
Change us
Lord lead us on


 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

COMMITMENT:

We dedicate our lives to God’s service

Offering may be dropped in the box at the welcome table.

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

 

HOMILY

 

COMMUNION:

God invites us to a meal

 

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

 


REFRAIN:

Sanctus

Holy Holy Holy Lord, God of Power and Might
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)


 

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!

 

CELEBRATING THE LORD’S SUPPER

 


REFRAIN:

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mt. Zion.
The city of the living God.
The heavenly Jerusalem.
By His blood we have come.

By His blood we have come.


COMMUNION SONG:

Come to the Feast

1. Go to the highways and hedges,
go to the farthest of fields
Go and compel, the sick and the well
For our Father’s house will be filled

2. Go to the streets of the city,
bring in the crippled and blind
All who would taste this banquet of grace
Must come and waste no more time.

CHORUS
Come to the feast, come to the table
The great and the least, the rich and the poor
Come to the feast, come to the table
Come and hunger no more. Come and hunger no more

3. In the robe of the lamb you’ll be covered,
dressed in his pure righteousness
For all of your guilt, his blood it was spilt
So come by your Father be blessed

CHORUS
Come to the feast, come to the table
The great and the least, the rich and the poor
Come to the feast, come to the table
Come and hunger no more. Come and hunger no more


 

COMMISSIONING:

God sends us out in his power

 


CLOSING SONG:

We are not Overcome

1. Flesh will fail, and bones will break;
Thieves will steal, the earth will shake.
Night will fall, the light will fade;
The Lord will give and take away.

CHORUS
Because of His, great love, we are not overcome!

Because of His, great love, we are not overcome!

2. Put no trust in the earth,
In the sod you stand upon.
Flowers fade into dust;
The Lord will make a place for us.

CHORUS
Because of His, great love, we are not overcome!

Because of His, great love, we are not overcome!

3. Offer up your shoes and shirt;
Turn your cheek! Turn your cheek!
Bear the yoke of love and death;
The Lord will give all life and breath.

CHORUS
Because of His, great love, we are not overcome!

Because of His, great love, we are not overcome!


 

BENEDICTION

 

Please stagger your departures and maintain social distance in the parking lot.

09.13.20

Outdoor gathering taking place Sunday at 5:15pm in San Roque.
Click HERE for more info and to RSVP to service.
Livestream can be viewed at facebook.com/cpcsantabarbara

 

Please keep your masks on during the entire service except for when taking Communion together.

 

APPROACH:

God invites us to worship

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION:

We Long to See You (Psalm 24)

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.

 


SONG OF PRAISE:

Rejoice in All Your Works (Psalm 104)

1. Every mouth that cries for food,
Every lung that yearns for breath,
Every eye that searches through the dark for light—
All creation looks to you
For its breath and for its food.
From the goodness of your hand we’re satisfied.

CHORUS
Oh rejoice in all your works,

King of Heaven, King of Earth!
Every creature you have made declares your praise.
We rejoice in all you’ve made,
God of all-sustaining grace!
With the mountain, sky, and sea,
we sing your praise!

2. Every tree that thirsts for rain,
Every bird that seeks its nest,
Every heart that waits in hope to be made glad—
All creation looks to you
For its breath and for its food.
From the goodness of your hand we’re satisfied

CHORUS
Oh rejoice in all your works,

King of Heaven, King of Earth!
Every creature you have made declares your praise.
We rejoice in all you’ve made,
God of all-sustaining grace!
With the mountain, sky, and sea,
we sing your praise!

3. May the ponderings of my heart,
And the song upon my lips,
With the chorus of creation join in praise:
To the God who made all things,
To the Spirit who sustains,
To the Son who over all creation reigns!

CHORUS
Oh rejoice in all your works,

King of Heaven, King of Earth!
Every creature you have made declares your praise.
We rejoice in all you’ve made,
God of all-sustaining grace!
With the mountain, sky, and sea,
we sing your praise!

 


RENEWAL:

We admit our faults and God confirms his mercy

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

Our Father,

Forgive us for thinking small thoughts of you
and for ignoring your immensity and greatness.

Lord Jesus,

Forgive us when we forget that you rule
the nations and our small lives.

Holy Spirit,

Forgive us for minimizing your power
and squandering your gifts.

Triune God,
We confess that our blindness to your glory has resulted in shallow confession, tepid conviction, and only mild repentance.

silent confession

Have mercy upon us;
in Jesus’ name, amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

 

COMMITMENT:

We dedicate our lives to God’s service

Offering may be dropped in the box at the welcome table.

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM

Daniella Hope Campbell

 

Members of Christ Presbyterian Church, will you do all in your power to support Layne and Jenna as they seek to nurture Daniella in her life in Christ?

God helping us, we will.

 

BAPTISM SONG:

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.

Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes Jesus loves me.
Yes Jesus loves me

Yes Jesus loves me.
Baptism tells me so

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Habbakuk 2:2–4

2 And the Lord answered me:

“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.

4 “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 

HOMILY

 

 

COMMUNION:

God invites us to a meal

 

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

 


REFRAIN:

Sanctus

Holy Holy Holy Lord, God of Power and Might
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

 


 

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!

 

CELEBRATING THE LORD’S SUPPER

 


REFRAIN:

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mt. Zion.
The city of the living God.
The heavenly Jerusalem.
By His blood we have come.

By His blood we have come.

 


COMMUNION SONG:

Let us Love and Sing and Wonder

1. Let us love and sing and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior’s name.
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame,
He has washed us with His blood,
He has washed us with His blood,
He has washed us with His blood,
He has brought us near to God.

2. Let us love the Lord Who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by His grace and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes.
He has washed us with His blood,
He has washed us with His blood,
He has washed us with His blood,
He presents our souls to God.

3. Let us sing though fierce temptation
Threatens hard to bear us down,
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqueror’s crown.
He, Who washed us with His blood,
He, Who washed us with His blood,
He, Who washed us with His blood,
Soon will bring us home to God.

4. Let us wonder grace and justice
Join and point to mercy’s store
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles and asks no more.
He Who washed us with His blood,
He Who washed us with His blood,
He Who washed us with His blood,
Has secured our way to God.

5. Let us praise and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high.
Here they trusted Him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky.
You have washed us with your blood,
You have washed us with your blood,
You have washed us with your blood,
You are worthy, Lamb of God.

 


COMMISSIONING:

God sends us out in his power

 


CLOSING SONG:

All Praise to thee My God this Night

1. All praise to Thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings.

2. Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done,
That with the world, myself, and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3. O may my soul on Thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
Sleep that may me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake

4. Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed.
Teach me to die, that so I may
Rise glorious at the judgment day.

5. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 


BENEDICTION

 

Please stagger your departures and maintain social distance in the parking lot.

09.06.20

Outdoor gathering taking place Sunday at 6:15pm in San Roque.
Click HERE for more info and to RSVP to service.
Livestream can be viewed at facebook.com/cpcsantabarbara

 

Please keep your masks on during the entire service except for when taking Communion together.

 

APPROACH:

God invites us to worship

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

link to YouTube video

Come, Let us Worship and Bow Down

Come let us worship and bow down
And kneel before the Lord our Maker (x2)

He is our God He is our God
We are the people of His Pasture
He is our God He is our God
We are the sheep of His Hand

Come let us worship and bow down
And kneel before the Lord our Maker

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION:

Lord, you work in mysterious ways that we don’t always understand. Work among us now through your Holy Spirit so we can worship you in faith. Amen.

 


SONG OF PRAISE:

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Chorus
Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!

1. He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free,

To take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

He comes with comfort speedy
to those who suffer wrong,

To help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong.

Chorus
Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!

2. To give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,

Whose souls, condemned and dying,
were precious in His sight.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth,

Love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in His path to birth.

Chorus
Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!

3. Kings shall fall down before him
and gold and incense bring

all nations shall adore him,
his praise all people sing.

The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove.

His Name shall stand forever,
his Name to us is Love.

Chorus
Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!

 


RENEWAL:

We admit our faults and God confirms his mercy

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

Most merciful God,
Whose Son Jesus Christ was tempted in every way, yet without sin,

We confess before you our own sinfulness;
We have hungered after that which does not satisfy;
We have compromised with evil;
We have doubted your power to protect us.
Forgive our lack of faith;
Have mercy on our weakness.

silent confession

Restore in us such trust and love
That we may walk in your ways and delight in doing your will.
We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:

Acts 10:43

To Jesus all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

 

COMMITMENT:

We dedicate our lives to God’s service

Offering may be dropped in the box at the welcome table.

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

PRAYER FOR OUR NEW YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR:

Emily Mosher

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Habbakuk 2:1–4

I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith
2 And the Lord answered me:

“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.

4 “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 

HOMILY

 

 

COMMUNION:

God invites us to a meal

 

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

The Myers

Members of Christ Presbyterian Church, will you do all in your power to uphold Andrew and Karen in fulfilling these vows?

       God helping us, we will.

 

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

 


REFRAIN:

Sanctus

Holy Holy Holy Lord, God of Power and Might
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

 


 

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!

 

CELEBRATING THE LORD’S SUPPER

 


REFRAIN:

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mt. Zion.
The city of the living God.
The heavenly Jerusalem.
By His blood we have come.

By His blood we have come.

 


COMMUNION SONG:

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

1. Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity
In our longing in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

2. Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living in His suff’ring
Never trace nor stain of sin
See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law in Him we stand

3. Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory
See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured love untold

4. Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could ever restrain Him
Praise the Lord He is alive
What a foretaste of deliv’rance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when He comes

 


COMMISSIONING:

God sends us out in his power

 


CLOSING SONG:

link to YouTube video

Lift High the Name of Jesus

1. Lift high the name of Jesus
Of Jesus our King
Make known the power of His grace
The beauty of His peace
Remember how His mercy reached
And we cried out to Him
He lifted us to solid ground
To freedom from our sin

Refrain
Oh sing my soul
And tell all He’s done
‘Til the earth and heavens are filled with His glory

2. Lift high the name of Jesus
Of Jesus our Lord
His pow’r in us is greater than
Is greater than this world
To share the reason for our hope
To serve with love and grace
That all who see Him shine through us
Might bring the Father praise

Refrain
Oh sing my soul
And tell all He’s done
‘Til the earth and heavens are filled with His glory

3. Lift high the name of Jesus
Of Jesus our Light
No other name on earth can save
Can raise us a soul to life
He opens up our eyes to see
The harvest He has grown
We labor in His fields of grace
As He leads sinners home

Refrain X2
Oh sing my soul
And tell all He’s done
‘Til the earth and heavens are filled with His glory

 


BENEDICTION

 

Please stagger your departures and maintain social distance in the parking lot.

08.30.20

Outdoor gathering taking place Sunday at 6:15pm in San Roque.
Click HERE for more info and to RSVP to service.
Livestream can be viewed at facebook.com/cpcsantabarbara

 

Please keep your masks on during the entire service except for when taking Communion together.

 

APPROACH:

God invites us to worship

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

based on Psalm 61:1-3

Cry out to the Lord Almighty, that he might listen to your prayer;
Call out to him from the ends of the earth, when your heart is faint.

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,
for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy!

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION:

Lord we long to hear your voice, but in the noise of the world around us, our ears are often hard of hearing.

Give us understanding by your Spirit so we can worship our Redeemer in faith, hope, and love. Amen.

 


SONG OF PRAISE:

Rejoice


1. Come and stand before your maker
Full of wonder full of fear
Come behold his power and glory
Yet with confidence draw near
For the one who holds the heavens
And commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us
With an unrelenting love

CHORUS 1
Rejoice!
Come and lift your hands and raise your voice.
He is worthy of all praise.
Rejoice!
Sing the mercies of your king
And with trembling rejoice.

2. We are children of the promise
The beloved of the Lord
Won with everlasting kindness
Bought with sacrificial blood
Bringing reconciliation
To a world that longs to know
The affections of a father
Who will never let them go 
(to chorus 1)

3. All our sickness all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill
He has walked this path before us
He is walking with us still
Turning tragedy to triumph
Turning agony to praise
There is blessing in the battle
So take heart and stand amazed

CHORUS 2
Rejoice
When you cry to him he hears your voice
He will wipe away your tears
Rejoice
In the midst of suffering
He will help you sing
(to chorus 1)

 


HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Habakkuk 1:12-17; 2:1

12 Are you not from everlasting,
O Lord my God, my Holy One?
We shall not die.
O Lord, you have ordained them as a judgment,
and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.
13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil
and cannot look at wrong,
why do you idly look at traitors
and remain silent when the wicked swallows up
the man more righteous than he?
14 You make mankind like the fish of the sea,
like crawling things that have no ruler.
15 He brings all of them up with a hook;
he drags them out with his net;
he gathers them in his dragnet;
so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net
and makes offerings to his dragnet;
for by them he lives in luxury,
and his food is rich.
17 Is he then to keep on emptying his net
and mercilessly killing nations forever?

I will stand at my watch
and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
and what answer I am to give to this complaint.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 


PRAYER OF LAMENT:

How Long?

How long? Will You turn Your face away? 
How long? Do You hear us when we pray? 
On and on, still we walk this pilgrim way – How long?

How long ’til Your children find their rest? 
How long ’til You draw them to Your breast? 
We go on holding to Your promises – How long? 

‘Til You wipe away the tears from ev’ry eye 
‘Til we see our home descending from the sky 
Do we wait in vain? 
Jesus, give us hope again!

silent prayer

How long ’til Your word will still the storm? 
How long ’til You bare Your mighty arm? 
How we groan ’til You snatch us from the thorns – How long?

How long? Sweet the dawn that ends the race. 
How long? Weak our hearts but strong our legs. 
Looking on – great that cloud of witnesses! How long?

‘Til You wipe away the tears from ev’ry eye 
‘Til we see our home descending from the sky 
Do we wait in vain? 
Jesus, give us hope again!

silent prayer

How long? Will You turn Your face away? 
How long? Do You hear us when we pray? 
On and on, still we walk this pilgrim way – How long?

 


RENEWAL:

We admit our faults and God confirms his mercy

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

Lord, we are like sheep, and we get lost.
We forget the needs of our neighbors
and do not love you above all else.
We need a Savior, so we long for Jesus.

                    silent confession

Come, fill our lives, Jesus. Amen

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:

Ephesians 1:7-8

In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us.

 

COMMITMENT:

We dedicate our lives to God’s service

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CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HOMILY

 

 

COMMUNION:

God invites us to a meal

 

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

 


REFRAIN:

Sanctus

Holy Holy Holy Lord, God of Power and Might
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. (x2)

Hosanna, in the Highest! (x2)

 


 

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!

 

CELEBRATING THE LORD’S SUPPER

 


REFRAIN:

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mt. Zion.
The city of the living God.
The heavenly Jerusalem.
By His blood we have come.

By His blood we have come.

 


COMMUNION SONG:

Come Ye Souls By Sin Afflicted

1. Come ye souls by sin afflicted,
 
Bowed with fruitless sorrow down;
 
By the broken law convicted,
 
Through the cross behold the crown;
 
Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus;
Look to Jesus; 
Mercy flows through Him alone.

2. Take His easy yoke and wear it;
 
Love will make your obedience sweet;
 
Christ will give you strength to bear it,
 
While His grace shall guide your feet
 
Safe to glory, Safe to glory,
Safe to glory, w
here His ransomed captives meet.

3. Blessed are the eyes that see Him,
 
Blest the ears that hear His voice;
 
Blessed are the souls that trust Him,
 
And in Him alone rejoice;
 
His commandments, His commandments,
His commandments
then become their happy choice.

4. Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,
 
Light to newly opened eyes,
 
Like full springs in deserts dreary,
 
Is the rest the cross supplies;
 
All who taste it, All who taste it,
All who taste it
shall to rest immortal rise. 

Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus;
Look to Jesus; 
Mercy flows through Him alone.

 


COMMISSIONING:

God sends us out in his power

 


CLOSING SONG:

When Trials Come

1. When trials come no longer fear
For in the pain our God draws near
To fire a faith worth more than gold
And there His faithfulness is told
And there His faithfulness is told

2. Within the night I know Your peace
The breath of God brings strength to me
And new each morning mercy flows
As treasures of the darkness grow
As treasures of the darkness grow

3. I turn to wisdom not my own
For ev’ry battle You have known
My confidence will rest in You
Your love endures Your ways are good
Your love endures Your ways are good

4. When I am weary with the cost
I see the triumph of the cross
So in its shadow I shall run
Till You complete the work begun
Till You complete the work begun

5. One day all things will be made new
I’ll see the hope You called me to
And in Your kingdom paved with gold
I’ll praise Your faithfulness of old
I’ll praise Your faithfulness of old
I’ll praise Your faithfulness of old
I’ll praise Your faithfulness of old

 


BENEDICTION

 

Please stagger your departures and maintain social distance in the parking lot.