Welcome to Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church 

Where the love of Christ builds a harbor of acceptance, inspiration, 

Fellowship, service and joy. 

You enrich our worship with your presence. 

"When we say welcome we mean it!"


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It is not possible to pass the collection plate at our live home church.

  We do need your contributions.  Please sent your check, made out to Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church to:

Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church

c/o Monty Rice

1298 Warren Rd.

Cambria, CA 93428




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Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church-PCUSA 

2700 Eton Rd. • Cambria, CA 93428 

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The Gathering 


Prelude Deborah Farrand
At the ringing of the bell, please quietly prepare your heart for worship.

Welcome Elder Tom Cochrun

The Meaning of the Service Pastor Eugenia

Meditation Music Deborah Farrand

 † Call to Worship: The Lighting of the Candle of Peace (In unison) Liturgist
We gather around the Advent wreath today knowing that we are not perfect—that we all make mistakes and do bad things. Only Jesus obeyed God fully. Jesus helps us to live as God want us to live. Jesus gives peace.

Isaiah 9:6-7 Pastor Eugenia
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

The Lighting of the 2nd Advent Candle: Peace Pastor Eugenia

peace 2020We light this candle to proclaim the coming of the light of God into the world. With
the coming of this light there is peace, for Christ is called the “Prince of Peace.”
Christ’s name is also Emmanuel, “God with us.” The presence of Christ with us
gives us peace day by day.

Prayer of Adoration (In unison )
Eternal God, we thank you for our peace. Help us to experience your peace in our lives and in our world. We pray that, in this Advent season we may, by what we do, show your presence to the sick, to the hungry, and to the lonely, so that they too may have peace. Amen.

†Hymn of Praise # 104 O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

Prayer of Confession (In unison)
Great God, Father of light, we seek your help. In this season of the watch, awaiting the radiance of the Christ, we ask that you strip away all of our battle weariness, all of our scars of life, the hardening of our hearts. Make us like the children who sat at the knee of Jesus. Help us to leave our cynicism, doubts, fears, worries, and anxieties at his feet. Attune our hearts to the wonder of your gift. To help us make room in our hearts, please hear our silent confessions… (In unison) God we seek to be renewed again, filled with hope, and made alive by the Christ child. In his precious name we pray. Amen

Assurance of Pardon New Creations in Christ

†The Sharing of the Peace

The Word

Hymn of Preparation #452 Open the Eyes of My Heart

Leader: Listen for the Word of God.
People: Our ears are open and our hearts are ready to receive.

Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11

Leader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Meditation: Comfort Coming Rev. Eugenia Gamble

Hymn of Response #87 Comfort, Comfort, Now My People

The Hanging of the Greens

  The Placing of the Wreath
  The Candles on the Dining Table
  The Holly and the Ivy
  The Evergreen Boughs
  The Poinsettias
  The Christmas Tree
  The Ringing of the Bells

The Prayers

Call to Prayer: Hymn #471 O Lord, Hear My Prayer

Prayers of the People

Response to Prayer, Hymn # 710 We Are an Offering

Prayer of Gratitude

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
The Communion of the People
Prayer After Communion

The Parting

† Hymn of Parting # 88 vv. 1 –2 only O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


† Charge and Benediction 

†=If able, please stand 

 After the service, we hope you will join us for Virtual Fellowship Time.
We invite you to join our Advent Study with Pastor Eugenia,
each Thursday at 6 pm PST.



Members of our community that are lonely, hungry and sick.

If you would like to support the work of Safe Harbor Church financially: 

Tax deductible checks may be made to Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church. 

During our period of isolation, please mail checks to: 

Monty Rice 1298 Warren Road Cambria CA 93428 




Mentoring Pastors 

The Rev. Eugenia A. Gamble 


Music Team 

Deborah Farrand

Wink Farrand

Michael Green

Liturgists’ Coordinator 

Patti Ropp 




Tom and Lana Cochrun 

Monty and Julia Rice 

Patti Ropp 

Michelle Costa 

Jeff Rodriguez