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Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Accounting for Our Hope”

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13-22

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Worship Bulletin 2-18-18

Announcement 2-18-18

 

Scripture:  1 Peter 3:13-22    13 Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 14 But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15 but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Jeya So is preaching this Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Eyes to See More”

Scripture: Mark 9:2-9

Rev. Jeya So is co-lead pastor of Anchor City Church in San Diego, CA. Jeya was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Southern California but sadly never learned how to surf. She met Daniel while they were both pursuing their M.Div’s at Princeton Seminary and have been partners in crime ever since. Together with their amazing 14 year old daughter, Deleine, they enjoy living in San Diego, where Jeya vicariously lives out her dreams of surfing through Deleine. Jeya loves pastoring a new worshipping community where new and creative ways of living out faith and sharing the Gospel spring forth and those moments where the connection of faith to the rest of life clicks in people’s hearts and minds. 

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Worship Bulletin 2-11-18

Announcement 2-11-18

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Ready for the Spiritual Olympics?”

Scripture: Isaiah 40:21-31

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Worship Bulletin 2-4-18

Announcement 2-4-18

Isaiah 40:21-31

21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?     Has it not been told you from the beginning?     Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,     and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,     and spreads them like a tent to live in; 23 who brings princes to naught,     and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.

24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,     scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither,     and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

25 To whom then will you compare me,     or who is my equal? says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:     Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them,     calling them all by name; because he is great in strength,     mighty in power,     not one is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,     and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord,     and my right is disregarded by my God”? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary;     his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint,     and strengthens the powerless. 30 Even youths will faint and be weary,     and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,     they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary,     they shall walk and not faint.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Daniel So is preaching this Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

  •  The Rev. Daniel So planted Anchor City Church alongside his lovely wife, the Rev. Jeya So, and a dedicated, generous team in 2014. Daniel & Jeya are blessed with one wonderful daughter who started high school this year. Daniel is also the Director of Cyclical San Diego, a missional initiative of our presbytery to help start new churches throughout San Diego. 

Sermon Title: “The True Power of the Gospel”

Scripture: Mark 1:21-28

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Worship Bulletin 1-28-18

Announcement 1-28-18

The Man with an Unclean Spirit

21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He[a] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Scott Mitchell is preaching this Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Keen Ears, Open Hearts”

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

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Worship Bulletin 1-14-18

Announcement 1-14-18

Scripture: 1 Sam 3:  1Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Water and Spirit”

Scripture: Mark 1:4-11

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Worship Bulletin 1-7-18

Announcement 1-7-18

Scripture:  Mark 1: John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Is It Time?  Kairos vs. Chronos”

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40

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Worship Bulletin 12-31-17

Announcement 12-31-17

Jesus Is Presented in the Temple

22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;[a] this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.[b] 27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon[c] came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon[d] took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant[e] in peace,
    according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
    and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[f] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna[g] the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child[h] to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth

39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Jesus’ Dynasty of Grace”

Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-7, 16

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Worship Bulletin 12-24-17

Announcement 12-24-17

2 Samuel 7:1-7, 16

God’s Covenant with David

Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.”

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders[a] of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” 

16 Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me;[a] your throne shall be established forever.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Are You Ready for Some Gossip?”

Scripture: John 1:6-8, 19-28

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Worship Bulletin 12-17-17

Announcement 12-17-17

John 1:6-8

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

John 1:19-28

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”[a] 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said,

“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,
‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’”

as the prophet Isaiah said.

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah,[b] nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, 27 the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” 28 This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

 

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Getting Ready for Christmas”

Scripture: Mark 1:1-8

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Worship Bulletin 12-10-17

Announcement 12-10-17

The Proclamation of John the Baptist

The beginning of the good news[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[b]

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,[c]

“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,[d]
    who will prepare your way;
the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight,’”

John the baptizer appeared[e] in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with[f] water; but he will baptize you with[g] the Holy Spirit.”