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Sunday, June 4, 2023   


( *  =  please stand )


Prelude         “Let There Be Glory and Honor and Praise”

Opening Prayer                                                        

Welcome and Announcements                     Rick Clubb


Call to Worship                                        

One: God, whose imagination saw all that is good, beautiful, and loving,
All: continues to see us as beloved children in the divine family.
One: The Word which called forth the stars in every universe,
All: speaks to us of giving ourselves through the baptismal life.
One: Th
e Spirit, which moved over creation, breathing life into all things,
All: fills us with peace and patience, with hope and healing to share. 

Opening Hymn #18 Red book                “Holy, Holy, Holy”


Scripture                                             Psalm 8 (pg. 386)


Hymn #124 Red book                “I Need Thee Every Hour”                   

Prayer of Confession

One: We know too well our foolishness, our brokenness, our human ways of doing things.  But God knows our hearts, our hopes, our desire to be made new.  As we offer our prayers of confession, let us open ourselves to God, who will forgive us and give us new life.

All: We have been created for goodness by you, Artist of all things, but we continue to be filled with bitterness.  Your Word would enable us to speak of joy to others, but we offer only judgment.  The Spirit which breathes hope into us could be shared with everyone we meet, but we are tempted to hold our breath until we turn blue, rather than giving peace to those around us.


(Time of Silent Confession)


But you have said that everything created is good, even we foolish children of yours, God of wonder and grace. With your spirit we know we can bring healing and hope to those who need it most.  With your Word, Jesus Christ, we know we can tell others of your mercy and of our love for them in every moment.

Assurance of Pardon

One: By God’s grace, our chaotic choices become creative grace for others; our foolishness can be transformed by God’s goodness; our lives can become new by the Spirit of our God.
All: The good news is as true as it was on creation’s first morning: Creator God is the redeeming Word who is the Breath of life for all people, even us.  Thanks be to God for forgiveness and grace in our lives.  Amen.



*Gloria Patri #577                                     Congregation

Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.


Sharing the Peace                                                        The peace of Christ be with you.  All: And also with you.

(Please pass signs of peace and forgiveness with those seated around you)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Pastoral Prayer                           Rev. Dr. Michael Askew

 The Lord’s Prayer   (pg. 16, Blue Hymnal)


PROCLAIMING THE WORD                                               Scripture                                          Acts 1:1-9 (pg. 770)


Anthem        “Praise Him, Praise Him”                    Choir


Sermon          “The Power of the Holy Spirit”     

Rev. Dr. Michael Askew



*The Apostle’s Creed (pg. 14)                       Congregation





Call to Offering                            Rev. Dr. Michael Askew


Offertory                                                       Michael G


*Doxology                                              Congregation 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him,

all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;  Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*Prayer of Dedication                   Rev. Dr. Michael Askew


BEARING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD                             *Charge and Blessing                   Rev. Dr. Michael Askew

We leave now in order to follow God into the world.
All:  We will go to bring the healing and peace of Jesus to all.


*Sung Benediction  (Please face the center)                           Congregation

All: May the Lord, Mighty Lord bless and keep you forever.

Grant you peace, perfect peace, and courage in every endeavor.

Lift your eyes and see His face, see His grace forever.

May the Lord, Mighty Lord, bless and keep you forever.



Adult Sunday School

Sunday school is at 8:00am in a room in the Preschool wing.  Everyone is invited to attend.


Thank You

...for your energy and support in promoting the Pentecost offering for the Urban Youth Camp.  Let us celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promise to us through the coming of the Holy Spirit by guiding our young people toward a brighter, faith-filled future.


Church workdays-

Saturday June 3rd we will begin at 8:30am and work outside.

Sunday June 4th after worship we will be working on the inside of the church and doing some painting.

Please join us if you can, we would appreciate it, many hands make light work.  We will see you there.


Women’s Group-Mon. June 5th

The Women of the Church will have dinner and a short devotional time on Monday June 5 at 5:30 in the fellowship area. All are welcome.


The Witness and Evangelism Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday June 7 at 9:00 A.M.


Fun Friday- June 16th

We are having a cookout potluck.  Please bring a dish to share.  Following lunch, we will play Hershey kiss bingo.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this fun time together.


Fellowship Walking Group

Everyone is invited to join this group as they meet at Aaron Bessant park parking lot and walk together at 7: 00am every Tuesday. If you are interested in joining this group please call Lenny Zacher at 867-3770.


Community Prayer Line

Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church, the Little Pink Church, has established a Community Prayer Line. If you would like to submit a concern, joy, or sorrow, please send your short message to our Prayer email at:


Food Pantry-

We are in need of food donations so we would like to resume asking the congregation to donate on a monthly basis.  This month we are asking for Jelly, Mixed Vegi’s, Powdered Milk, Canned Chicken.

We also need small pop top single use cans of Pork & Beans, and vegies.   Please place your donations in the box in the narthex.  Thank you.  As always, monetary donations are welcomed.  Write for Food pantry on your envelope.

Last Sunday’s attendance- 40

Summer Concerts at Aaron Bessant Park-Thursdays from 7-9

 The congregation is invited to join together at the summer concert series again this summer.  Concerts are on Thursday nights.  We gather at the west end of the park.  Usually, Lorraine or Tracy will be there with their golf carts.  Bring a chair and join the fun.   


June 8 Dave Jordan and the NIA ( Roots Rock America)

June 15 The Rusty Wright Band( Blues)

June 22 Loud Planet( 80's Rock)

June 29 A Brother's Revival ( Southern Rock)

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