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04.19.2020

 

 

 

Approach

 

Call to Worship

Praise God and proclaim what Christ has done!

Dying, he destroyed our death;
rising, he restored our life.

Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed!
Alleluia!

 

 

Song of Praise

I know that my Redeemer lives;
what joy the blessed assurance gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my everlasting Head!
He reigns above our victorious King of love.
All praise we give our great Redeemer lives. 

He lives, to bless me with His love;
He lives, to plead for me above;
He lives, my hungry soul to feed;
He lives, to help in time of need. 

He reigns above our victorious King of love.
All praise we give; our great Redeemer lives. 

He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I’ll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King. 

He lives, all glory to His Name;
He lives, my Savior, still the same;
What joy the blessed assurance gives;
I know that my Redeemer lives! 

 

Invocation

Lord we need you every hour. Be with us this hour so that we can worship you in spirit and truth. Be glorified in us as we enjoy and praise you. Amen.

 

Hearing God’s Word:
Isaiah 43:1-5

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
    Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
4 Because you are precious in my eyes,
    and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
    peoples in exchange for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you;

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Renewal

 

Confession of Sin

Father of Mercy, forgive our unbelieving hearts.
Even when confessing our belief in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, we have failed to let the resurrection transform us.
We often doubt your power over death and live as though you are unable to save us. We doubt your promise to make all things new and live as though this world is all there is.
We have participated in sin and let worldly passions reign in us.
We have failed to love you and our neighbor as ourselves.
Father, by your grace transform our hearts and lives that they may reflect the life of the risen Christ in us.

silent confession. 

Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed!

Lift up your troubled hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord!

 

Assurance of Pardon

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.

—Ephesians 1:7–8

Commitment

 

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Father for Thy, promised blessing,
Still we plead before Thy throne
For the times of, sweet refreshing,
Which can come from Thee alone
Blessed earnests, Thou hast given,
But in these we would not rest
Blessings still with, Thee are hidden,
Pour them forth and make us blest!

Prayer ascendeth to Thee ever,
Answer! Father, answer prayer
Bless oh bless each, weak endeavor,
Blood-bought pardon to declare
Wake Thy slumbering, children wake them,
Bid them to Thy harvest go
Blessings O our, Father make,
Round their steps let blessings flow

Let no people be forgotten,
Let Thy showers on all descend
That in one loud blessed anthem,
Millions may in triumph blend
Give reviving, give refreshing,
Give the looked-for Jubilee
To Thyself may, crowds be pressing,
Bringing glory unto Thee.

Give reviving, give refreshing,
Give the looked-for Jubilee
To Thyself may, crowds be pressing,
Bringing glory unto Thee.

 

Hearing God’s Word:
John 16:4-15

But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

The Preached Word

 

SONG OF RESPONSE

When your people were bound in oppression
And your children were slaves in the land,
When they cried to their Father in anguish,
You came with salvation in hand

In The pillar of clouds you led them
Through a wasteland of desert by night.
When your children cried out in their hunger
You opened the sky to give life.

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Will You come and deliver again
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Will You come and give life again

When the prophets of Baal gathered round him
And Elijah called to you alone,
You did not leave him helpless to wonder;
You sent fire to make yourself known.

In the dark of the tomb he was buried
A Savior whose followers fled
But their sin and their doubt could not speak a sound
As loud as His triumph over death!

Age to age you have answered your people
With awesome displays of your might
Now we call on the same Holy Spirit
Give power to be salt and light

 

COMMUNION

 

Confession of Faith

Christ is not dead. He is risen!

Alleluia, he is risen indeed!

Though this world is bruised and broken by the fall,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

Though we walk in the valley of the shadow of death,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

Though we suffer the toils and futility of work in a cursed world,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

Though all creation groans for redemption,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though we sin daily in thought, word, and deed,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though the good we want to do is often left undone,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though we are homebound in fear of death and disease,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though we lose work, income, and daily bread,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though we lament new losses every day,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though the Evil one seeks to devour God’s children,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though we are afflicted in every way, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Though we are always carrying in the body the death of Jesus,

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

 Christ is not dead. He is risen!

Alleluia, he is risen indeed!

 

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

    • Take a moment to mourn the fact that our church body is not able to assemble all together this Sunday.
    • Pray that the Lord would work to enable us to return to a fuller communion with one another soon.
    • Give thanks that though we do not celebrate the sacrament of Communion together today – we yet have true communion with Jesus and one another through the power of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in every believer, giving us union with Christ and all his people.
    • Ask God to grow in you a deeper hunger and desire to commune with him and his people in this time of waiting and separation.

 

COMISSIONING

 

Benediction


Join one of  today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer together.

To join 11am gathering:
Click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/334310585
Or call in by phone +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID is: 334 310 585

To join 1pm gathering:
Click on this link https://zoom.us/j/937605002
Or call in by phone +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID is: 937 605 002


Sermon Discussion Questions

Answer these questions based off the service, songs, and sermon you just participated in. If you are with family or roommates, answer them together. If not, consider calling someone from church and discussing these together:

  1. What was one thing that you really needed to hear today?
  2. What was the main point of the sermon, and how is that good news for Santa Barbara?
  3. Was there anything said (sung, read, prayed, etc.) that that spoke to your current fears, hopes, or needs?
  4. Which idols are you tempted to run to during uncertain times? Why is God better than those idols?
  5. What would your life look like if you really believed the main point of the sermon?
  6. What is one thing you wish you could tell your unbelieving neighbor?

 


Call To Fast

Every Monday that we are unable to meet for worship, the Session is calling for a corporate fast (Joel 1:14, 2:15; BCO62).

Please join us as we together humble ourselves and seek the Lord. If you are hindered from fasting on Monday, please consider another day.

Monday Prayer Zoom Gathering at Noon
https://zoom.us/j/756426561
or dial in +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 756 426 561


Children’s Ministry

 

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