Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church
November 29, 2020 10:15A.M.
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Welcome and Announcement- Michael Burke
Prayer of Confession-Unison
One: We long to care for others but end up focusing on us. We think we are being safe but know how often we live dangerously. Yet, God knows our foolishness, and forgives our mistakes, so we can be made new people. Let us pray,
for we live in fretful times,
wondering if we will ever come out of them.
Come to us, with your grace.
for we long to be faithful in these days,
but find it all to easy to be seduced by worry.
Come to us, with your hope.
for we try to stay apart for others and ourselves,
but find it easy to listen to those who
mock us for being so foolish.
Come to us, with your love.
(Time of silent confession)
Word of Flesh: have mercy;
Friend of the poor: have mercy;
Bridegroom of the faithful: have mercy.
Assurance of Pardon
One: In the midst of all our uncertainty, we are reminded of the old truths, that God loves us, God forgives us, God restores us to new life.
All: The Child has come, bringing grace, offering mercy, and wrapping us in arms of love! Thanks be to God, we are forgiven. 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.
First Scripture Reading- Mark 13:32-37
Prayer & The Lords’ Prayer
Second Scripture Reading- Rev. Dr. Roy A. Martin, Jr.
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Song- Michael Greer
Sermon- “Watch and Wait” Rev. Dr. Roy A. Martin, Jr.
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.
Song – Michael Greer