Sunday Worship for September 13, 2020

Welcome! This coming Sunday our liturgist is Eygiel Limbo and special music is by Alejandro & Tanya Tapia. Pastor Liz will be preaching on Romans 14:7-12.

Please join us virtually as Pastor Liz leads us in worship. The prerecorded worship video will go live Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.

To support the church: https://www.chulavistachurch.com/donate/

—Survey—

There is a survey that is being announced in the service. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8NKJJW

CCDC, which is associated with this church, is distributing a survey to determine the greatest unmet needs for seniors in the South Bay. CCDC will use this information to guide its future grant funding. The survey link is shown below, and the survey can be taken in either Spanish or English. We are asking for some personal information, but that is only to be able to contact winners, as we are giving away five $25 gift cards. CCDC will not share any information outside of its consultant, Jessica Ripper of LeSar Development. Please respond as soon as possible for the opportunity to win one of the gift cards.
If you have any questions please contact Laurie Orange at 619-233-3273. Thank you very much for your help!

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Sunday Worship for September 6, 2020

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This coming Sunday our liturgist is Rev. Dr. Jamall Calloway and special music is by Ester Banayo. I will be preaching on Matthew 18:1-5 and we will celebrate Holy Communion! Make sure to have juice and bread ready for you to partake in communion from your home!

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Sunday Worship for August 30, 2020

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Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

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Order of Worship for August 23, 2020

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

On-line Worship Service

Community Congregational Church, UCC

P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912

www.chulavistachurch.com

 

Prelude                                                                    Lionel Jasmin  

Welcome, Announcements and Centering Prayer                Pastor Liz

Call To Worship                                                         Ester Banayo   

Leader: God calls us in the midst of our lives:

People: “Pause a while and know that I am God.”

Leader: Come behold the astounding things God has done in the world.

People: God is our shelter, our strength, ever ready to help in times of trouble.

Leader: People of God, hope in our God.

All: God is with us, now and forevermore! Amen!

Opening Prayer  (In Unison)                                                            

Gracious God, we give you thanks for the hope that is ours in Jesus Christ. We thank you that you forgive us and give us power to begin anew. Therefore, we pray that you will come to us and touch those secret places in our lives that we most need to change. Tear down the barriers that keep us from loving others. Prune away the dead leaves of our lives: through your creative power, may new shoots come forth from the barren stem. Bring forth new life with us, through the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen.        

Hymn of Praise “Lord I Want to Be a Christian” Red #421, (Vrs. 1,2, and 4)

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart:
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.

Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.

Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart:
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer                                     Pastor Liz

Children’s Story                                                                Pastor Liz

Scripture Reading Romans 12: 9-21

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Sermon     “New Life in Christ”                                          Pastor Liz

Special Music “Jesus is the Answer“                         Lionel Jasmin

Offering

Prayer of Dedication Loving God, thank you for the opportunity to share in your creative and restorative work among people. Because you have blessed us, we have much to give. These offerings express our gratitude and our aspiration to be more fully your own loyal community. Bless them and use them according to your will. Amen.”

Closing Hymn “Take My Life, and Let it be Consecrated” (Red, #458, Vrs. 1,2,and 4)

Take My Life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love,
At the impulse of Thy love.

Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee;
Take my voice and let me sing, always only, for my king,
Always only for my king.

Take my love, my God, I pour at Thy feet it’s treasure store;
Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only all for thee.

Benediction                                                                       Pastor Liz

Postlude                                                                           Lionel Jasmin

 

(The Call to Worship and the Invocation come from Flames of the Spirit by Ruth C. Duck. Pilgrim Press. New York., 1985.) All other liturgy written by Rev. Elizabeth Aguilar.)

 

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

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Order of Worship for August 16, 2020

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

On-line Worship Service

Community Congregational Church, UCC

P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912

www.chulavistachurch.com

 

(This service will be recorded on August 12 and August 13 by Bernard Gonzalez. Lionel Jasmine and David Hand, music. Worship leaders are Jerry May and Pastor Liz.)

 

Prelude                                                                       Lionel Jasmine     

Lighting of the Candles                                             t.b.a.

Welcome, Announcements and Centering Prayer           Pastor Liz

Call To Worship                                                                 Jerry May      

Leader:  Owe one nothing, except to love one another,

People: For when we love one another, we fulfill God’s commandments.

Pastor:  Love does no wrong to a neighbor,

People: Love is the fulfilling of the law.

Leader: Come, let us worship the God of Love,

All: Who loves us so much he sent His only Son, who taught us to love one another. Amen.                    

Prayer of Invocation

(In Unison)                                                                        Jerry May

Creator God who calls us by name. We thank you for calling us back to this place of worship! You who look upon us with love and kindness, and always beckon us back to you, we thank you. Give us hearts that are open to you and to your leading. Help us to welcome others, especially those whom we consider, “different.” We worship you now in “Spirit and in truth.” In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

Hymn of Praise    

“Come Thou Almighty King” (Red, #341; Vrs. 1,2, and 4)

Come though 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, Though incarnate Word, gird on Thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend: Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success;
Spirit of holiness, on us descend.

To thee, great One in Thee, the highest praises be,
Hence ever more! Thy sovereign majesty may we in glory see,
And to eternity, love and adore.

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer                                    Pastor Liz

Children’s Story                                                                 Pastor Liz

Scripture Reading  

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Thus says the Lord:
    Maintain justice, and do what is right,
for soon my salvation will come,
    and my deliverance be revealed.

And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
    to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
    and to be his servants,
all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it,
    and hold fast my covenant—
these I will bring to my holy mountain,
    and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
    will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
    for all peoples.
Thus says the Lord God,
    who gathers the outcasts of Israel,
I will gather others to them
    besides those already gathered.

Special Music        “Here I Am Lord“                                David Hand   

Sermon “God’s House, God’s Welcome!”                        Pastor Liz

Offering

(You may participate in the offering by either sending your monetary gifts to our mailing address, P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912. Or you can participate through on-line giving, by going to our church’s web site: www.chulavistachurch.com” and pressing the donate button.)

Prayer of Dedication 

We thank you, O God, for helping us to be active disciples by participating in this offering. We know that you are the one who gives us all that we need. Help us to realize that your gifts are meant to be shared so that justice may be done, people may be fed, utilities may be paid, and ministries may continue in your name. This we pray in Jesus’s name! Amen.

Closing Hymn

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord;
There are sweet expressions on each face,
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

(Refrain)
Sweet, Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly dove,
Stay right here with us, filling us with your love;
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise.
With out a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived
when we shall leave this place.

There are blessings you can not receive ‘til you know
That Spirit’s fullness and believe;
You are the one to profit when you say,
“I am going to stay with Jesus all the way.”

(Refrain)

Benediction                                                                       Pastor Liz

Postlude                                                                     Lionel Jasmine

 

 

+Call To Worship was created by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, rev-o-lution.org. Used with permission by the author. All other liturgy written by Rev. Elizabeth Aguilar.