Sunday Worship for August 30, 2020

We’re continuing to safely film within the walls of our church!

Please join us virtually as Pastor Liz, Lionel, and Ruth lead us in worship. The prerecorded worship video will go live Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.

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Posted by Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista (United Church of Christ) on Saturday, August 29, 2020
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Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

We’re continuing to safely film within the walls of our church!

Please join us virtually as Pastor Liz, Lionel, and Ester lead us in worship. The prerecorded worship video will go live Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.

You’re welcome to follow along using this order of worship.


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Posted by Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista (United Church of Christ) on Thursday, August 20, 2020

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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.)

 

“A Moving Meditation” presented by Jeri Brown

The Social Responsibility Committee has been discussing how important it is that we find ways to care for ourselves in the midst of these stressful times. Here is a “A Moving Meditation” presented by Jeri Brown. Watch and try it! May it fill you with peace and calmness!

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

We’ve safely filmed within the walls of our beloved church!

Please join us virtually as Pastor Liz, Lionel, Jerry, and David lead us in this digital worship service for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost. The prerecorded worship video will go live Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.

You’re welcome to follow along using this order of worship.

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Sunday Worship for August 16, 2020 at Community Congregational Church UCC of CV

We've safely filmed within the walls of our beloved church! Please join us virtually as Pastor Liz, Lionel, Jerry, and David lead us in this digital worship service for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost.

Posted by Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista (United Church of Christ) on Sunday, August 16, 2020

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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.

 

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Dear CCCV Friends in Christ,

Blessings to you on this day! You are welcome to join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 AM. Below are your worship materials and link to the video.

Order of Worship for August 9, 2020
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
On-line Worship Service
Community Congregational Church, UCC
P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912
www.chulavistachurch.com

 

Call To Worship         (Based on Psalm 105: 1-5)

Pastor:  Let us give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, and make His deeds known to all the people!

People: We will sing to Him, sing praises to Him and tell others of His wonderful works!

Pastor:  Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

People: We will seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually.

All:  May we remember the wonderful works which He has done! Let us praise the Lord! Amen!    

Prayer of Invocation (In Unison)

God of blessings and miracles, we rejoice that we can worship you once again, just as we are and wherever we are! We aim to glorify you and sing praises to your holy name! May we learn from the story of Jesus’ invitation to Peter, to walk on the water with You. Fill us, O Holy Spirit, with your presence and strength so that we be equipped to be your faithful disciples now and always, Amen.

Hymn of Praise “Trust and Obey” (Red #454; Vrs. 1,2, and 4)

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.

(Refrain)
Trust and obey, for there is no other way
To be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh, or a tear,
Can remain when we trust and obey.

(Refrain)

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side on the way;
Where He sends we will go, where He sends we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Scripture Reading     Matthew 14: 22-33

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

28 Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Special Music   

Sermon     “Truth or Dare: Walking on Water with Jesus”          

Closing Hymn    “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” (Red, #91; Vrs. 1, 2, and 4)

‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word,
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, “dost saith the Lord.”

(Refrain)
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
All for grace to trust Him more!

How I love to trust in Jesus, just to trust His cleansing blood,
Just in simple faith to plunge me ‘neath the healing, cleansing flood!

(Refrain)

I‘m so glad I learned to trust Him,
precious Jesus, Savior, Friend,
And I know that He is with me,
He’ll be with me to the end.

Announcements

  • Make sure you watch worship next Sunday for worship on-line from the sanctuary! (Same time, and same on-line places to watch, but with a whole “new look!”)
  • We continue to ask for offerings and pledges to be either sent via regular mail to our P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912 or electronically through our web page at www.chulavistachurch.com!

Benediction: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you His peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)