Sunday Worship for September 27, 2020

Welcome! This coming Sunday our worship will be lead by Jerry, David, Lionel and Pastor Liz. Our scripture is Exodus 7:1-17.

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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.)

 

Worship – 3rd Sunday of Pentecost

Dear CCCV Friends in Christ,

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

Third Sunday of Pentecost

Order of Worship On-Line

Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista

United Church of Christ

P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912

www.chulavistachurch.com

Call To Worship

Pastor: Incline your ear to us, O God.

People: Be gracious to us, O Lord.

Pastor: Gladden the souls of your servants.

People: You are a good and forgiving God.

Pastor: In our days of trouble, we call on you.

People: There is none like you, O Lord.

Pastor: You are great and you do wondrous things.

All: You alone are God.

Opening Prayer

Loving God who is our constant companion. Thank you for allowing us to worship you this morning. Thank you for uniting our voices and hearts across the miles, from our homes. We know you are Alpha and Omega, yet also our Savior and Redeemer. We worship you, O God, and call upon your Spirit to speak to us, fill us, and empower us to do your good work in the world. As we think of our fathers on this Father’s Day we ask your special blessings upon them. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Opening Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” (NCH; #436, Vrs 1, 2, and 5)

God of grace and God of glory, on you people pour your power; crown your ancient church’s story; bring its but to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.

From the evil’s that surround us and assail the Savior’s way, from the fears that long have bound us free our hearts for faith and praise. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days, for the living of these days.

Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore; let the search for your salvation be our glory ever more. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving you whom we adore, serving you whom we adore.

Special Music by Niel and Nate Purificacion  “Wind Beneath My Wings”

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Payer

Scripture Reading Psalm 103: 1-5, 11-3; Micah 6:6-8

Psalm 103:1-5, 11-13

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


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For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far he removes our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion for his children,
    so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.

Micah 6:6-8

“With what shall I come before the Lord,
    and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

Sermon “…And what does the Lord require of you”

Closing Hymn- When Peace Like a River (NCH #438, Vrs.1,2, and4)

Verse 1

When peace, like a river, upholds me each day, when sorrows like sea billows role, what ever my lot, you have taught me to say, “it is well, it is well with my soul.”

Refrain

It is well with my soul, it is well. It is well, with my soul.

Verse 2

Though evil should tempt me, though trials should come, let this blessed assurance control, that Christ has regarded my helpless estate, and has payed life and blood for my soul:

Refrain

It is well with my soul, it is well. It is well, with my soul.

Verse 4

Oh God, speed the day that is filled with your light, when clouds are rolled back as a scroll; the trumpets shall sound and the Lord shall appear, “even so,” – it is well with my soul.

Refrain

It is well with my soul, it is well. It is well, with my soul.

Announcements

Benediction

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!

Worship – Trinity Sunday

Dear CCCV Friends in Christ,

Grace and peace to you on this day. This Sunday is known as Trinity Sunday when the Church celebrates the oneness of God and God’s invitation to be in community with God.  Also tomorrow, we  will be blessed with special music by Ester Banayo. It is also Communion Sunday and so I ask that you please have communion elements ready for tomorrow’s worship service;  (bread and juice of any kind.)

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Order of Worship for June 7, 2020

On-line Worship Service

Community Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912

www.chulavistachurch.com

 Welcome

Call to Worship- Psalm 66

Opening Prayer of Invocation: (In Unison)

Holy Trinity, three in One. We bless you and sanctify your name. On this Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the wholeness of your being, of your love, and of your presence, we give you thanks. Thank you for allowing us to worship you, even from a distance and yet together. Thank you for giving us a new day to sing your praises in song, word, and deed. Thank you for calling us to this time and place of quiet reflection, of surrender to You of all that impedes us from fully loving, fully trusting, and fully following you. Be with us, speak to us, and fill us. This we pray in the name of God the Creator, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit, our sustainer. Amen.

Hymn of Praise  “Holy, Holy, Holy” (NCH #277); verses 1, 2, and 4

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Reading             Matthew 28: 16-20

Special Music by Ester Banayo:   “I Walk Today Where Jesus Walked”

Communion Meditation             “The Trinity: We Are Invited”

Holy Communion

As grain that was scattered on the hillside
was gathered together and made into one loaf,
so too, we, scattered at tables in our own homes,
are bound together around Christ’s table
and become one.

As grapes grown in the field
are gathered together and pressed into wine,
so too are we drawn together
and pressed by our times
to share a common lot
and are transformed into Christ’s self-giving love for all.

God be with you.

People: And with your spirit.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts

People: We lift them up to God.

Pastor: Give thanks to God, Blessed Trinity

People:  It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Pastor: Praise to you Divine Creator. Thank you for the gift of life,
the beauty of nature,
and your steadfast loving kindness.

Praise to you Divine Redeemer.
Thank you for sharing our human existence,
from birth through death to everlasting life
you have shown us a way worth emulating,
bringing healing and hope to those most in need.

Praise to you Divine Sustainer.
Thank you for the vision to see beyond the immediate,
a calm in the midst of storm,
the strength to build an ever – expanding community
and the courage to bring about any change necessary within our lives.

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

The Words of Institution/Remembrance

Prayer of Consecration (In Unison)

Holy God, descend your Spirit upon these gifts of grain and grape
that they might be for us the presence of the living Christ
and pour out your Spirit upon us
so that we might taken, blessed, broken and distributed
so that others might know the blessings
of living in communion with you and one another. 
Through Christ, with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honor are yours Almighty God, now and forever.  Amen.

The Prayer of Our Savior (Our Father who art in heaven…)

The Distribution

Prayer of Thanksgiving (In Unison)

For the beauty of creation,
the gift of life and your presence with each of us,
even though we are physically distanced,
we give you thanks. 
Work through us
so that we might be channels of your mission in the world,
to build your community on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

Closing Hymn  “At The Cross”  (Red, #95); verses 1, 2, and 4 

Alas and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sovereign die?

Would He devote that sacred head for someone such as I?

 Chorus:

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, And the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight, And now I am happy all the day!

 Was it for crimes that I have done, He suffered on the tree?

Amazing pity grace unknown and love beyond degree!

 But drops of grief can ne’er repay the dept of love I owe:

Here, Lord, I give myself away, tis all that I can do!

Announcements

Benediction: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit will go with you and before you, today and ever more. Amen

 

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Note:  Much of today’s liturgy is taken/ adapted from UCC Worship Ways. On-line worship material. Copyright 2020 Justice and Local Church Ministries, Faith INFO Ministry Team, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115-1100.  Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved. Some of today’s worship service was written by Pastor Liz Aguilar.