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08.23.20

 

 

 

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

 

Approach:

God invites us to worship

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

based on Psalm 22:3-5

The Lord is holy,
enthroned on the praises of his people.

In him our fathers trusted;
they trusted, and he delivered them.

Cry out to the Lord, and he will rescue you.
Trust in him and you will not be put to shame.

 


PRAYER OF INVOCATION:

We Long to See You

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:

Put Not Your Hope in the Nation (Psalm 146)

1. Put not your hope in the nation;
Put not your hope in a king.
Trust in the only one who opens eyes
And sets the pris’ner free.

2. He is the maker of heaven;
He formed the earth and the sea.
Our help will come from the Lord our God,
Our gracious king of peace.

CHORUS
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
(x2)

3. He is the hope of the hungry;
He is the Lord of the feast.
Our Father’s house always opens wide
To welcome refugees.

4. The fatherless find a Father;
The widow rests in His strength.
The heart of God is forever home
To all the poor and weak.
(to Chorus)

 


HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Habakkuk 1:2–11

2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
3 Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
4 So the law is paralyzed,
and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
so justice goes forth perverted.

The Lord’s Answer

5 “Look among the nations, and see;
wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told.
6 For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans,
that bitter and hasty nation,
who march through the breadth of the earth,
to seize dwellings not their own.
7 They are dreaded and fearsome;
their justice and dignity go forth from themselves.
8 Their horses are swifter than leopards,
more fierce than the evening wolves;
their horsemen press proudly on.
Their horsemen come from afar;
they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
9 They all come for violence,
all their faces forward.
They gather captives like sand.
10 At kings they scoff,
and at rulers they laugh.
They laugh at every fortress,
for they pile up earth and take it.
11 Then they sweep by like the wind and go on,
guilty men, whose own might is their god!”

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 

 

Renewal:

We admit our faults and God confirms his mercy

 

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.

silent confession

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:

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

 

 

Commitment:

We dedicate our lives to God’s service

 

OFFERING:

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 TEACHING TIME

 

HOMILY

 


PRAYER OF LAMENT

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?

 


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

 


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!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER


Mt. Zion

We have come
to Mt. Zion

The city of
the living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
we have Come

 


It is Finished (Hark the Voice)

Hark! the voice of love and mercy
Sounds aloud from Calvary;
See, it rends the rocks asunder,
Shakes the earth, and veils the sky:

“It is finished!” “It is finished!”
Hear the dying Savior cry. (x2)

“It is finished!” Oh, what pleasure
Do these charming words afford!
Heavenly blessings without measure
Flow to us from Christ, the Lord:

“It is finished!” “It is finished!”
Saints, the dying words record. (x2)

Finished all the types and shadows
Of the ceremonial law!
Finished all that God had promised;
Death and hell no more shall awe:

“It is finished!” “It is finished!”
Saints, from here your comfort draw.(x2)

Tune your harps anew, you seraphs,
Join to sing the pleasing theme;
All on earth and all in heaven
Join to praise Immanuel’s name:

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Glory to the bleeding Lamb!(x2)

 


COMMISSIONING:

God sends us out in his power

 


CLOSING SONG:

Psalm 23

Link to song on Youtube

1. The Lord’s my Shepherd I’ll not want
He makes me lie in pastures green
He leads me by the still still waters
His goodness restores my soul

Chorus
MEN: And I will trust in You alone
             WOMEN: I will trust, I will trust in You
MEN: And I will trust in You alone
            WOMEN: I will trust, I will trust in You
MEN: For Your endless mercy follows me
              WOMEN: endless mercy follows me
ALL: Your goodness will lead me home

2. He guides my ways in righteousness
And He anoints my head with oil
And my cup it overflows with joy
I feast on His pure delights
(to chorus)

3. And though I walk the darkest path
I will not fear the evil one
For You are with me
And Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know
(to chorus)

 


 

BENEDICTION

 

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

08.16.20

 

 

 

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

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Isaiah 12:2; 5–6

Behold, God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation.

Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
    let this be made known in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
    for great in your  midst is the Holy One of Israel.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

We Long to See You

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

Father Long Before Creation

1. Father, long before creation,
thou had chosen us in love,
And that love so deep, so moving,
draws us close to Christ above.
Still it keeps us, still it keeps us
firmly fixed in Christ alone.

2. Though the world may change its fashion,
yet our God is ever the same;
His compassion and his covenant
through all ages will remain.
God’s own children, God’s own children
must forever praise his name.

3. God’s compassion is my story,
is my boasting all the day;
Mercy free and never failing
moves my will, directs my way.
God so loved us, God so loved us
that his only Son he gave.

4. Loving Father now before thee
we will ever praise thy love,
And our songs will sound unceasing
reaching to your throne above,
Giving glory, giving glory
to our God and to the Lamb;
Giving glory, giving glory
to our God and to the Lamb;
Giving glory, giving glory
to our God and to the Lamb.

 

Renewal

 

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.

silent confession

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: 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

 

OFFERING:

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 TEACHING TIME

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Habakkuk 1:1

The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

Holy God. Holy and mighty.
Holy immortal one,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

COMMUNION

 

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS: Reed and Lisa Jolley

Members of Christ Presbyterian Church, will you do all in your power to uphold Reed and Lisa 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

 

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!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Mt. Zion

We have come
to Mt. Zion

The city of
the living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
we have Come

 

O God our Help in Ages Past

1. O God, our Help in ages past,
our Hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal Home.
Under the shadow of Thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, 
and our defense is sure.
And our defense is sure.

2. Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame.
From everlasting, Thou art God,
to endless years the same.
A thousand ages, in Thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.
Before the rising sun.

3. Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.
Our God our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come;
Be Thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.
And our eternal home.

 

Commissioning

 

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.

08.09.20

 

 

 

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

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

Immortal God,
You see us and know us. You know that in the midst of this life, we are in death. Breathe out your Spirit upon us so that we may experience your immortal life, through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, Amen.

 

SONG OF PRAISE

10,000 Reasons

1. The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning.
It’s time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.

CHORUS:
Bless the Lord O my soul! O my soul!
Worship His holy name!
Sing like never before, O my soul!
I worship Your holy name!

2. You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find
(to chorus)

3. And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore.
(to chorus x2)

 

Renewal

 

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.

silent confession

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:

Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

—John 14:19

 

 

Commitment

 

OFFERING:

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 TEACHING TIME

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Revelation 21:1–4

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

Holy God. Holy and mighty.
Holy immortal one,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q52

What hope does everlasting life hold for us?

It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation.

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

 

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!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Mt. Zion

We have come
to Mt. Zion

The city of
the living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
we have Come

 

There is a Fountain

1. There is a fountain filled with blood
drawn from Immanuel’s veins
And sinners plugged beneath that flood
loose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plugged beneath that flood
loose all their guilty stains.

2. The dying thief rejoiced to see
that fountain in his day.
And there may I though vile as he
wash all my sins away;
And there may I though vile as he
wash all my sins away.

3. Dear dying Lamb your precious blood
shall never loose its power
‘Till all the ransomed church of God
be saved to sin no more;
‘Till all the ransomed church of God
be saved to sin no more.

4. E’er since by faith I saw the stream
your flowing wounds supply
Redeeming love has been my theme
and shall be ’till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme
and shall be ’till I die.

 

Commissioning

 

We will Feast in the House of Zion

CHORUS:
We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more

1. We will not be burned by the fire
He is the LORD our God
We are not consumed, by the flood
Upheld, protected, gathered up
(to chorus)

2. In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength
(to chorus)

3. Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the Faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together, bring shalom.
(to chorus x2)

 

BENEDICTION

 

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

08.02.20

 

 

 

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Blessed be the Lord,

our rock and our redeemer!

Blessed be the Lord,

whose name is our help!

Blessed be the Lord,

maker of heaven and earth!

 

—From Psalm 124

 

SONG OF PRAISE

1. Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King
The triumphs of His grace!

2. My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of your name.

Hal-le-lu-jah I will sing my Great Redeemers Praise

3. The name of Jesus charms our fears
and bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life and health and peace.

4. He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood avails for me. (to refrain x2)

5. He speaks, and listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood avails for me.

6. Hear Him, you deaf; you voiceless ones,
Your loosened tongues employ;
You blind, behold your Savior come;
And leap, you lame, for joy! (to refrain x2)

7. To God all glory, praise, and love
be now and ever given
by saints below and saints above
The Church in earth and heaven.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Father, send Holy Spirit so that the words of our mouths and the thoughts of our hearts may be pleasing in your sight. We ask in the name of Jesus, our strength and our redeemer. Amen

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Isaiah 25:6–9

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7 And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Renewal

 

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.

silent confession

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

But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

—Galatians 4:4–5

 

 

Commitment

 

OFFERING:

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 TEACHING TIME

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Colossians 1:15–23

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation[b] under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

Holy God. Holy and mighty.
Holy immortal one,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q20

Who is the Redeemer?

The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.

 

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

 

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!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Mt. Zion

We have come
To Mt. Zion

The city of
The living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
We have Come

 

Jesus Messiah

Link to YouTube video

1. He became sin who knew no sin;
That we might become His righteousness.
He humbled Himself and carried the cross.
Love so amazing. Love so amazing.

Jesus Messiah, Name above all names,
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel,
The Rescue for sinners,
The Ransom from heaven,
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

2. His body the bread His blood the wine;
Broken and poured out all for love.
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn.
Love so amazing. Love so amazing.
(to chorus)

Bridge
All our hope is in You.
All our hope is in You.
All the glory to You God;
The Light of the world

 

Commissioning

 

Oh How Good It Is

Link to YouTube video

1. Oh how good it is
When the family of God
Dwells together in spirit
In faith and unity
Where the bonds of peace,
Of acceptance and love
Are the fruit of His presence
Here among us

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord
And with one heart we’ll live out His word
Till the whole earth sees
The Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people

2. Oh how good it is
On this journey we share
To rejoice with the happy
And weep with those who mourn
For the weak find strength
The afflicted find grace
When we offer the blessing
Of belonging

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3. Oh how good it is
To embrace His command
To prefer one another
Forgive as He forgives
When we live as one
We all share in the love
Of the Son with the Father
And the Spirit

 

BENEDICTION

 

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

07.26.20

 

 

 

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.

—From Psalm 95:6-7

 

SONG OF PRAISE

1. Come, thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above;
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of thy redeeming love.

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here now by thy help I’ve come;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

3. O, to grace how great a debtor,
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.

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Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Lord, we come with many needs, and you know them all. More than anything, we need you; we need to sing, to pray, to confess, to listen, and to feast at your table. Help us to glorify and enjoy you in this place, for the good of the world and the glory of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

SINGING GOD’S WORD

Psalm 126

1. Our mouths they were filled, filled with laughter
Our tongues they were loosed, loosed with joy
Restore us, O Lord
Restore us, O Lord

Although we are weeping
Lord, help us keep sowing
The seeds of Your Kingdom
For the day You will reap them
Your sheaves we will carry
Lord, please do not tarry
All those who sow weeping will go out with songs of joy

2. The nations will say, “He has done great things!”
The nations will sing songs of joy
Restore us, O Lord
Restore us, O Lord

 

Renewal

 

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.

silent confession

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

33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

—Romans 8:33—34

 

 

Commitment

 

OFFERING:

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CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Romans 8:35–39

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

Holy God. Holy and mighty.
Holy immortal one,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q1

What is our only hope in life and death?

That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

 

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

 

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!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Mt. Zion

We have come
To Mt. Zion

The city of
The living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
We have Come

 

1. We travel through a barren land,
With dangers thick on every hand;
But Jesus gui – des us through the vale;
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail.

2. Huge sorrows meet us as we go,
And devils aim to overthrow;
But vile infernals can’t prevail;
O, The Christian’s hope shall never fail.

3. Sometimes we’re tempted to despair,
But Jesus makes us then His care;
Though numerous foes our souls assail;
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail.

4. We trust upon the sacred word,
The oath and promise of the Lord;
And safely through each tempest sail;
O, The Christian’s hope can never fail.

 

Commissioning

 

1. In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
When fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

2. In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

4. No guilt in life no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

 

BENEDICTION

 

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

07.19.20

 

 

 

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
for with the LORD is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.

He himself will redeem Israel 
from all their sins.

—From Psalm 130:7–8

 

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.

 

Renewal

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

Verse 1
From the depths of woe I raise to Thee, a 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?

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 4
What though I wait the live-long night, And ’til 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 ’til God appeareth.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.

—Psalm 130:3–4

 

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

 

Commitment

 

OFFERING:

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 TEACHING TIME

 

Behold the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world;
Jesus the Lamb of God,
he has taken all of our sin!

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Romans 3:21–26

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. eFor there is no distinction: 23 for fall have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 gand are justified by his grace as a gift, ithrough the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as ka propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

Holy God. Holy and mighty.
Holy immortal one,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q29

Christian, how can we be saved?

Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, imputes to us the perfect righteousness of Christ when we repent and believe in him.

 

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

 

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!

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Mt. Zion

We have come
To Mt. Zion

The city of
The living God

The heavenly
Jerusalem

By His blood
We have Come

 

Verse 1
What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient all knowing He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Chorus
Praise the Lord His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness new every morn
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Verse 2
What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest the vilest the poor
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Verse 3
What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

 

Commissioning

 

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.