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06.21.20

 

 

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.

—Psalm 95:6-7

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Heavenly Father,

we come to worship you today. We come to sing, pray, and listen. You always hear us.

Help us to hear you. Amen.

 

Psalm 145

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I will bless You all of my days, Lord;
I will praise You always, my God and King.
I will bless and honor Your name, Lord;
Always and forever, my soul will sing!

Such a vast, unsearchable greatness.
Great is Yahweh, worthy of all our praise.
Let Your people sound through the ages,
All Your awesome works ’til the end of days.

We have seen Your splendor and glory;
We have seen Your wonders and stand amazed!
Every tongue will echo Your story;
Everyone will sing of Your righteous ways!

O let all that lives ever bless His name!

All that You have made, Lord, will praise You.
All Your saints will worship in joyful strain.
Praise the Lord, who ransoms and rescues!
Praise the God of glory, who ever reigns!

He is holy, judging the wicked;
Guarding those who love Him and fear His name.
All who call out—Yahweh is with them
He will hear their cries, He is strong to save

He upholds the one who is stumbling,
Lifting up those burdened with heavy loads;
Opening His hand to the hungry,
Blessing all who look to their Lord and hope!

He is tender toward His creation;
He is faithful, gracious in all He does!
Great is Yahweh, full of compassion,
Slow to anger, filled with unfailing love!

O let all that lives ever bless His name!
O let all that lives ever bless His name!

 

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

He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

—Psalm 103:10-12

 

Commitment

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD:

Matthew 7:15-23

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HOMILY

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH:

The Apostles’ Creed

Christian, in whom do you trust?

I believe in God the Father Almighty, 
Maker of heaven and earth: 
and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 
born of the virgin Mary, 
suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, died, and was buried; 
he descended to the dead. 
On the third day he rose again; 
he ascended into heaven, 
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, 
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. 
I believe in the Holy Spirit; 
the holy catholic church; 
the communion of saints; 
the forgiveness of sins; 
the resurrection of the body; 
and the life everlasting.  
Amen.

*The word catholic means universal. The creed confesses to the unity of Jesus Christ’s church across the world and throughout the ages, regardless of denominational affiliation.

 

COMMUNION

 

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mount Zion!
The city of the Living God!
The Heavenly Jerusalem!
By His blood we have come

 

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
Hosanna, in the Highest

Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord
Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord

Hosanna, in the Highest
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

 

Hallelujah, What a Savior (Man of Sorrows)

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Hallelujah what a Savior
Hallelujah what a Savior

1 Man of Sorrows what a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim

2 Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood

3 Guilty vile and helpless we
Spotless Lamb of God was He
Full atonement can it be

4 Lifted up was He to die
It is finished was His cry
Now in heav’n exalted high

5 When He comes our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we’ll sing

 

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.

 

Commissioning

 

BENEDICTION

06.14.20

Liturgy for Communion Service found on bottom half of page

 

Approach

 

 

Call to Worship

This is what the Lord says:

“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.

—Jeremiah 6:16

 

SONG OF PRAISE

Lyrics in video

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Commitment

 

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Jesus I am resting resting
In the joy of what Thou art
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee
And Thy beauty fills my soul
For by Thy transforming power
Thou hast made me whole

Jesus I am resting resting
In the joy of what Thou art
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart

Oh how great Thy loving kindness
Vaster broader than the sea
Oh how marvelous Thy goodness
Lavished all on me
Yes I rest in Thee Beloved
Know what wealth of grace is Thine
Know Thy certainty of promise
And have made it mine

Simply trusting Thee Lord Jesus
I behold Thee as Thou art
And Thy love so pure so changeless
Satisfies my heart
Satisfies its deepest longings
Full supplies its ev’ry need
And surrounds me with Thy blessings
Thine is love indeed

Ever lift Thy face upon me
As I work and wait for Thee
Resting ‘neath Thy smile Lord Jesus
Earth’s dark shadows flee
Brightness of my Father’s glory
Sunshine of my Father’s face
Keep me ever trusting resting
Fill me with Thy grace

 

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH

Christian, what do you believe:

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

*The word catholic means universal. The creed confesses to the unity of Jesus Christ’s church across the world and throughout the ages, regardless of denominational affiliation.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Matthew 7:13–14

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

SONG OF RESPONSE

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

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

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

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

 

OUTRO

 


 

Outdoor Communion Service

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.

 

SONG OF PRAISE

All Creatures of Our God and King

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing.
O praise him! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice;
Ye lights of evening find a voice! (to refrain)

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise praise the Father praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit Three in One! (to refrain)

Praise praise the Father praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit Three in One! (to refrain)

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

 

CHILDREN’S TEACHING TIME

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Mark 14:17-28

17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

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. 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.

Hear us now as we silently name the specific ways that we have sinned against you.

silent confession

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

 

COMMUNION

 

Mt. Zion

We have come to Mount Zion!
The city of the Living God!
The Heavenly Jerusalem!
By His blood we have come

 

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
Hosanna, in the Highest

Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord
Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord

Hosanna, in the Highest
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

 

The Feast

With wondering eyes, Lord we admire
the feast prepared by grace;
Come, Lord, and set our souls on fire,
and fill each heart with peace.
These emblems of thy precious love, by faith may we receive!
And with a solemn pleasure prove, we in thy name believe.

We eat this bread, we drink this wine,
come give yourself to us.
We know you’re here, that’s why we’ve come,
to feast on thee with love.

No goodness of our own we bring; we’re sinners vile and base;
Christ is our all; of Christ we sing, and long to see his face.
O may we each, with heart and tongue sing, “Worthy is the Lamb”;
To him alone the praise belongs, and we’ll adore his name.

 

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. 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.

4. 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.

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

06.07.20

 

 

Approach

 

 

Call to Worship

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;
for I am gentle and humble in heart
and you will find rest for your souls.

—Matthew 11:28-30

Song of Praise

Verse 1

All people that on earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear His praise forth tell
Come now before Him and rejoice

Verse 2

O enter then His gates with praise
Approach with joy His courts unto
Praise laud and bless His name always
For it is seemly so to do

Verse 3

For why the Lord our God is good
His mercy is forever sure
His truth at all times firmly stood
And shall from age to age endure

Verse 4 

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

 

Renewal

 

Romans 14:1-4, 7–10, 13, 19

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and olet not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master1 that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

10   Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God…

13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. … 19 Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

This is the Word of the Lord

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

Commitment

 

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Holy Father, Son and Spirit
Holy Communion, Three-in-one.

Come with your peace,
With your invitation
Bind us together in Holy love.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Matthew 7:1-6

“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

PERSONAL PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Take a moment to prepare your heart to hear God’s Word.

Ask the Holy Spirit to speak what you need to hear today.

 

SERMON

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

CHORUS:
Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are
We long to feel Thy touch
Deep wounded souls to Thee we fly
O Savior hear our cry

1. Our faith is feeble, we confess
We faintly trust Thy word
But will You pity us the less?
Be that far from You Lord!

2. Remember him who once applied
With trembling for relief
“Lord, I believe,” with tears he cried
“O help my unbelief!”

3. She, too, who touched you in the press
And healing virtue stole
Was answered, “Daughter, go in peace
Thy faith has made thee whole.”

4. Like her, with hopes and fears we come
To touch You if we may
O send us not despairing home
Send none unhealed away

 

Benediction and closing

 

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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?

05.31.20

 

 

Approach

 

Call to Worship

Worthy are you, Jesus,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!

—Revelation 5:9-10; 13

Song of Praise

 

Lyrics in video.

 

Renewal

Isaiah 42:5–10

Thus says God, the Lord,
    who created the heavens and stretched them out,
    who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
    and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 “I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness;
    I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
    a light for the nations,
7     to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
    from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8 I am the Lord; that is my name;
    my glory I give to no other,
    nor my praise to carved idols.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass,
    and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth
    I tell you of them.”

10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise from the end of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it,
    the coastlands and their inhabitants.

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin

Almighty God, you have commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
But today, as we contemplate our lack of love, we are humbled to the dust.
To often we avoid others when they bother us;
We ignore others when they don’t interest us;
We use others when they benefit us;
We reject others when they sin against us.
Our love is shallow and self-centered.
Forgive us, Oh God.

Silent Confession

Thank you that in Christ you have loved us with a love incomprehensible.

May your love fill us and transform us for the glory of your name. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

—2 Corinthians. 5:17

 

Commitment

 

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SONG AND CONFESSION OF FAITH

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD AND PRAYER

Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

COMMISSIONING

CLOSING SONG

lyrics in video

 

Benediction and closing

 

 


Children’s Ministry

For this week’s children ministry, click here.


Pray Together Today

Join today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer at 11:30am

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


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

05.24.20

 

 

Reflection

 

Jesus, the Savior, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When He has purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again
I say, rejoice!

—Charles Wesley

 

Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

 

Approach

 

Welcome, Call to Worship, & Invocation

 

 

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,

the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.

Sing praises to God, sing praises;

sing praises to our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing to him a psalm of praise.

God reigns over the nations;

God is seated on his holy throne.

—Psalm 47:5-8

Song of Praise

 

 

Lyrics in video.

 

Renewal

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon

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.

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.

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

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.

 

Song of Response

 

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy
Weak and wounded, sick and sore!
Jesus ready stands to save you
Full of pity, love and power

Come ye thirsty, come and welcome
God’s free bounty glorify
True belief and true repentance
Every grace that brings you nigh

I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in His arms
In the arms of my dear Savior
O there are ten thousand charms

Come ye weary, heavy laden
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better
You will never come at all

Interlude

Lo! The incarnate God ascending
Pleads the merit of His blood;
Venture on Him, venture freely;
Let no other trust intrude

 

Hearing God’s Word

 

 

Acts 1:1-11

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

Confession of Faith

 

Christian, what do you believe about the ascension of Jesus?

That Christ,
before the eyes of his disciples,
was taken up from the earth into heaven,
and that he is there for our benefit
until he comes again
to judge the living and the dead.

And how does His ascension benefit us?

First, he is our Advocate in heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father.
Second, we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that he, our Head, will also take us to himself.
Third, he sends us his Spirit as another pledge, by whose power we seek the things that are above, where Christ is, and not the things that are on earth.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

 

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great high priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
One in Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ, my Savior and my God

Behold Him the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I am
The King of glory and of grace
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

 

Benediction

 


Children’s Ministry

For this week’s children ministry, click here.


Pray Together Today

Join today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer. (NOTE: only one meeting at 11:30)

Join 11:30am 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


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.

No Monday Prayer Zoom this week

05.17.20

 

 

Reflection

 

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
― Bertrand Russell

 

I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
—Job

 

Approach

Welcome, Call to Worship, & Invocation

 

 

Jesus said: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” All who thirst, come to the water. Come, all who are weary; come, all who yearn for forgiveness.

The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ has washed over us, and our gracious and holy God beckons and blesses us.  

Drink deeply of these living waters.

Glory to you, O Lord, glory to you!

 

Song of Praise

 

How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

“Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
For I am your God and will still give you aid;
I’ll strengthen and help you, and cause you to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

“When through the deep waters I call you to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with you, your troubles to bless,
And sanctify to you your deepest distress.

“When through fiery trials your pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be your supply;
The flame shall not hurt you; I only design
Your dross to consume, and your gold to refine.

“The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

 

 

Renewal

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

John 14:15-19

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.”

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin

Heavenly Father,
As your beloved sons and daughters,
we come to you grateful for your grace
and in need of your ongoing mercy.

For the ways we have feared evil and trouble, forgive us.

Silent Confession

For the ways we have ignored your presence, forgive us.

Silent Confession

For the ways we have doubted your provision, forgive us.

Silent Confession

Loving Father, have mercy on us.
Replace our fear with the peace of Christ.
Remove our doubt by the presence of your Spirit.
We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.

By him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

—from Rom 8:15-16

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

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.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Lyrics in video

 

 

Hearing God’s Word

 

 

Ephesians 1:11-14

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

Confession of Faith

 

 

Christian, what is your only comfort in life and in death?

That I am not my own,
but belong—
body and soul,
in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and is making me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel vision, no op’ning skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach me to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The presence of Thy descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

 

Benediction

 

 


Children’s Ministry

For this week’s children ministry, click here.


Pray Together Today

Join today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer. (NOTE: only one meeting at 11:30)

Join 11:30am 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


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


Credits

Prayers of the People:
Music written by the Brilliance.
Prayers adapted from Cornerstone Church of Tulsa.
Arranged and performed by Paul Ranheim.
Additional vocals by Lindsay Lettow.

05.10.20

 

 

Reflection

Religion is what happens when the Spirit has left the building.

—Bono

 

We do our Lord an injustice when we suppose that he wrought all his mighty acts, and showed himself strong for those in the early time, but doth not perform wonders or lay bare his arm for the saints who are now upon the earth. God’s past acts should move us to seek his powerful and personal presence now.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

Approach

 

Welcome, Call to Worship, & Invocation

 

 

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.

—Psalm 95:6-7

 

Song of Praise

 

 

Come, people of the Risen King, who delight to bring Him praise;
Come all and tune your hearts to sing To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach To gather children in. 

       Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! 
       One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun, and those weeping through the night;
Come, those who tell of battles won, And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change, And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days With the certain hope of peace.

Come, young and old from every land, men and women of the faith;
Come, those with full or empty hands, find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world, His people sing, shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age: “Our God is all in all”

 

Renewal

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

Luke 11:1-13

“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon

Lord Jesus, in your great kindness, you poured out your Holy Spirit upon your church, filling us with new life and empowering us to love and serve you. 
Yet we confess that we often resist your Spirit.
 We ignore the truth of your Word that He illumines for us. We avoid occasions of sacrificial love that He opens to us. Again and again, we prefer the way of death over the Spirit’s way of life. In these things we are wrong and humbly repent.

Silent Confession

Renew us and lead us by your Holy Spirit, that we may be filled with your love and eager to serve your world. For the sake of your name we pray. Amen.

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

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.

 

Prayers of the People

Lyrics in video

 

 

Hearing God’s Word

 

 

1 Thess 5:19; Eph 5:15–21

Do not quench the Spirit.

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

Confession of Faith

 

 

Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?

Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Spirit; so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; so that we may be assured of our faith by the fruits; and so that, by our godly behavior, others may be won to Christ.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

 

Lyrics in video

 

Benediction

 

 


Children’s Ministry

For this week’s children ministry, click here.


Pray Together Today

Join today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer. (NOTE: only one meeting at 11:30)

Join 11:30am 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


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

05.03.20

 

 

Reflection

[God] wants us not to be guilt-driven, but gift-driven; not only looking outward at the mission need, but inward at his empowering presence. The question is not just, “How much needs to be done?” but “What specifically has he empowered me to do?”

–J.D. Greear

 

Approach

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship & Invocation

God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. 
Let the whole world know what he has done. 
Sing to him, sing praises to him; 
tell of all his wondrous works! 

—from Rom 5:5, Ps 105:1-2

Song of Praise

 

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God Almighty
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee
Holy, holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons blessed Trinity Holy, holy, holy

Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God Almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons blessed Trinity

God in three persons blessed Trinity

 

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

Exodus 31:1-7

The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furnishings of the tent.

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Renewal

 

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon

 

Lord Jesus, we rejoice in the precious gift of your Holy Spirit. How good it is to have your comfort and constant presence, ensuring us of our adoption and enabling us to walk in newness of life! Yet we confess that we often resist your Spirit. We feed selfishness, jealousy, and greed. We avoid prayer, sacrifice, and service. Forgive us for returning to ways of sin and death rather than living in the freedom of your Spirit.

Silent Confession

Holy Spirit, remove our burden of guilt and sin. Set our souls ablaze with the joy of Christ and enable us to live in your justice and grace. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

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.

 

Song of Prayerful Reflection

 

Breathe, breathe on me now
Open your mouth
And speak the word that heals this broken ground
Say, say what you will
Show us your will
And we breathe in the very breath of God

Oh, Spirit of God
Here with us now
Giving us life again
Breathe, breathe on us now
Fill us with your love
Send us with Your power
Spirit of God

Breathe, breathe on me now
Open your mouth
And speak the word that heals this broken ground
Say, say what you will
Show us your will
And we breathe in the very breath of God

Oh, Spirit of God
Here with us now
Giving us life again
Breathe, breathe on us now
Fill us with Your love
Send us with Your power
Spirit of God

[Interlude]

Oh, Spirit of God
Here with us now
Giving us life again
Breathe, breathe on us now
Fill us with Your love
Send us with Your power
Spirit of God

 

Hearing God’s Word:

I Corinthians 12:4-13

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[a] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

The Preached Word

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

Confession of Faith

 

 

What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?
That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants him irrevocably to all who believe. 

How does the Holy Spirit help us?
The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

 

COMMISSIONING

CLOSING SONG

I will build my house
Whether storm or drought
On the rock that does not move
I will set my hope
In your love, O Lord
And your faithfulness will prove
You are steadfast, steadfast

By the word you spoke
All the starry host
Are called out by name each night
In your watchful care
I will rest secure
As you lead us with your light
You are steadfast, steadfast

I will not trust in the strength of kings
On your promise I will stand
I will shout for joy, I will raise my voice
Hallelujah to the Lamb!
You are steadfast, steadfast

In the moment of emptiness
All was fulfilled
In the hour of darkness
Your light was revealed
In the presence of death
Your life was affirmed
In the absence of holiness,
You are still God.You are steadfast, steadfast
You are steadfast, steadfast.

 

Benediction

 


Children’s Ministry

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Pray Together Today

Join today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer. (NOTE: only one meeting at 11:30)

Join 11:30am gathering:
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Meeting ID is: 334 310 585


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

04.26.2020

 

 

Reflection

If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them.

 —C.S. Lewis

 

Approach

 

Call to Worship and Invocation

 

Song of Praise

Come, thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing.
Help us to praise:
Father all glorious, o’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us, Ancient of Days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word, gird on thy mighty sword
Our prayers attend.
Come, and thy people bless, and give thy Word success
Spirit of holiness, on us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour.
Thou, who almighty art, now rule in ev’ry heart,
And ne’er from us depart, Spirit of Pow’r.

Father, now call us out of our wandering.
Jesus, now come and cast out our fear.
Spirit, now preach the Son to our deafness:
Open our hearts, open our hearts. (x3)

Open our hearts, open our hearts.
Open our hearts, open our hearts.

To thee, great One in Three, eternal praises be
Hence evermore:
Thy sov’reign majesty may we in glory see,
And to eternity, love and adore.

 

Hearing God’s Word:

Genesis 6:1-5

1 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. 5   The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Renewal

 

Confession of Sin

The Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

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Song/Prayer

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel vision, no op’ning skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach me to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The presence of Thy descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

 

Hearing God’s Word:

Galatians 5:16-25

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For  the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

The Preached Word

 

COMMUNION

Join the ZOOM Prayer time at 11:30 today as we receive Anderson Yoo into membership.
Click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/334310585

There will NOT be Zoom Prayer at 1pm.

 

Confession of Faith

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:

He was manifested in the flesh, 
vindicated by the Spirit, 
seen by angels, 
proclaimed among the nations, 
believed on in the world, 
taken up in glory.

 

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

CLOSING SONG

Let us be known by our love
In every word, in every deed honor the Son
Let our light shine in every eye
Let us be known by our love

For the glory of the Father
For the glory of the Son
For the glory of the Spirit
Let us be known by our love

Let us be known by our joy
In every home, in every heart sing to the Lord
Let our life show goodness and hope
Let us be known by our joy

For the glory of the Father
For the glory of the Son
For the glory of the Spirit
Let us be known by our joy

Let us be known by our peace
In every town, in every tribe Jesus is King
Let us go forth, heal and restore
Let us be known by our peace

For the glory of the Father
For the glory of the Son
For the glory of the Spirit
Let us be known by our peace

 

Benediction

 


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

To join 11:30am 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


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

 

Click Here for the Elementary Activities Folder

 

Click here for the Preschool Activities Folder

 

SONGS

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

 

Offering:

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.

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

 

Click Here for the Elementary Activities Folder

 

Click here for the Preschool Activities Folder

 

 

SONGS