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!"
It is not possible to pass the collection plate at our live home church.
Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church
c/o Monty Rice
1298 Warren Rd.
Cambria, CA 93428
If this is your first time here, WELCOME.
Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church-PCUSA
2700 Eton Rd. • Cambria, CA 93428
Call or text 805.395.1521
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
We 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
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 Christmas Tree
The Ringing of the Bells
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
† 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.
CURRENT PRAYER LIST
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
WHEN WE SAY “ WELCOME! ”, WE MEAN IT!
The Rev. Eugenia A. Gamble
Tom and Lana Cochrun
Monty and Julia Rice