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!"


2020 12 20 bimgForth Sunday of Advent December 20, 2020 at 2:00pm

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Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church

c/o Monty Rice

1298 Warren Rd.

Cambria, CA 93428




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2700 Eton Rd. • Cambria, CA 93428 

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The Gathering 


Prelude Deborah Farrand 

At the tolling of the bell, please quietly prepare your heart for worship. 

Meditation Music Deborah Farrand 

Welcome and Announcements 

 Call to Worship: The Lighting of the Candle of Joy (In unison) Liturgist
Soon we shall celebrate the birth of Jesus. We worship God with joy in our hearts as we are reminded of the words the angel said on that first Christmas Day: “Behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will come to all people.”

John 15: 9-11 Pastor Eugenia

The Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle: Joy Pastor Eugenia
joy 20201220We light this candle to proclaim the coming of the light of God into the world. With the coming of this light there is joy; joy that is ours not only on Christmas but always. (The lighting of the Hope, Peace, Love and Joy candles.)

Prayer of Adoration (In unison )
O Holy One, as Christmas draws near, there is a sense of excitement in the air. We can feel a joy in our lives and see it in those around us. Still for some of us this is a sad time because of unhappy things that have happened in our lives. Help us to have the joy that does not depend on earthly happiness but on you. Help us to be filled with your joy so that we may share it with a joyless world. Amen.

Opening Hymn # 101 No Wind at the Window

Prayer of Confession Liturgist
(In unison) God our beloved parent, Mary said “yes” and you changed history. A young mother, in a time of uncertainty gave birth to the Prince of Peace. Search our hearts now. Are we making room for the birth of the Christ? Are we preparing a place for him to dwell and reign in our hearts? Lord, what do we need to resolve, or do, to say “yes”? Hear our quiet concerns and confessions now…

(In unison) Lord help us to look upon the radiance of the Christ child in the manger and say “yes” to letting him live in our hearts, so that we may live always to strengthen his body and to serve your kingdom. 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: Luke 1:26-55

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

Meditation: Magnificent Rev. Eugenia Gamble

Hymn of Response #100 My Soul Cries Out

The Prayers

Call to Prayer: Hymn #469 Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer

Response to Prayer, Hymn # 710 We Are an Offering

Prayer of Gratitude and Dedication

The Parting

† Hymn of Parting # 134 Joy to the World


† Charge and Benediction 


†=If able, please stand 




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