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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

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

 

 

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.

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.

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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.

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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

Instrumental

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.

Tag
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:

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

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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.

07.12.20

 

 

Due to the mandate from the California Department of Public Health we will refrain from singing together during today’s service.

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;

We will worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
The LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

May the LORD give strength to his people! 
May the LORD bless his people with peace!

 

—From Psalm 29:1–2, 10–11

 

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.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Isaiah 24:1–6; 17–20

Is. 24:1   Behold, the LORD will empty the earth and make it desolate,
and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the slave, so with his master;
as with the maid, so with her mistress;
as with the buyer, so with the seller;
as with the lender, so with the borrower;
as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
3 The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered;
for the LORD has spoken this word.

Is. 24:4   The earth mourns and withers;
the world languishes and withers;
the highest people of the earth languish.
5 The earth lies defiled
under its inhabitants;
for they have transgressed the laws,
violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore a curse devours the earth,
and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt;
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched,
and few men are left.

Is. 24:17   Terror and the pit and the snare
are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth!
18 He who flees at the sound of the terror
shall fall into the pit,
and he who climbs out of the pit
shall be caught in the snare.
For the windows of heaven are opened,
and the foundations of the earth tremble.
19 The earth is utterly broken,
the earth is split apart,
the earth is violently shaken.
20 The earth staggers like a drunken man;
it sways like a hut;
its transgression lies heavy upon it,
and it falls, and will not rise again.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

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

 

Renewal

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH

New City Catechism Q16

What is Sin?

Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

 

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

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.”

—2 Corinthians 5:17-18

 

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.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Romans 8:18-25

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HOMILY


 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

COMMUNION

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

New City Catechism Q19

Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

 

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!

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

 

1. No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of Thy Son

Chorus: No more my God,
No more my God,
No more my God,
I boast no more.

2. Now, for the loss I bear His name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to His cross.(Repeat chorus)

Bridge: Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake;
O may my soul be found in Him,
And of His righteousness partake!

3. The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before Thy throne;
But faith can answer Thy demands,
By pleading what my Lord has done.(Repeat chorus twice)

 

Commissioning

 

BENEDICTION

 

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

07.05.20

 

 

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.

 

Approach

 

WELCOME

 

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.

—Psalm 66:1–5

 

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

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

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.”

—John 6:39–40

 

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.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Genesis 1:27

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

 

HOMILY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

COMMUNION

 

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

 

Sanctus

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

 

Commissioning

 

BENEDICTION

 

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