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!"
Forth Sunday of Advent December 20, 2020 at 2:00pm
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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 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
We 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
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
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
† Hymn of Parting # 134 Joy to the World
† Charge and Benediction
†=If able, please stand
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