Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church

November 29, 2020       10:15A.M.

 

Music-Michael Greer

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle

 

Opening Prayer

 

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,
All: Come,
God-who-draws-near-to-us,
for we live in fretful times,
wondering if we will ever come out of them.
   Come to us, with your grace.
Come, 
God-who-has-walked-these-roads,
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.
Come, 
God-who-carries-life-in-your-breath,
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.

 

Offertory    

 

*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.

 

Song – Michael Greer

 

Closing

Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church and Gulftreat Family Center

Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church

Gulftreat Family Center

271 S. Arnold Rd (Hwy 79)

Panama City Beach, FL 32413

850-234-3161

Office hours: T, W, Th,- 8:30am to 2:30pm

Food Pantry Hours: M - Fr 9am to noon