Sunday, September 25, 2022   

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

( *  =  please stand

Prelude                                 “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord”

 

Opening Prayer                                                                   

 

Welcome and Announcements                               Sandy Young

 

Call to Worship                                            

One: The word has come for us from God:
All: who promises to shelter us under the wings of hope and grace.
One: The word has come to us from Jesus:
All: who encourages us to remember the good news we have received.
One: The word flows to us from the Spirit:
All: who reminds us to place our hope and trust in God.

 

Opening Hymn #8 Red Book              “Onward Christian Soldiers”             

Scripture                                                Psalm 91:1-6 (pg. 424)

 

Hymn #109 Red Book                 “What a Friend we have in Jesus”                

Prayer of Confession

One: In God's presence, our lives are exposed, our words are shown for their hollowness, our need is revealed.  Let us confess who we are, as we ask God to embrace us with grace and hope.

 All: We need to confess, God of Abraham and Lazarus, how often we are not content with the simple gifts and lives you offer. Tempted by everything, we can become insensitive to those who have nothing. Encouraged by the world to accumulate more, we may miss the chance to gather your goodness and godliness. Chasing after all which has no value, we may not have the energy to pursue the faith, the love, the gentleness you have for us. 
(Time of Silent Confession)    

 Forgive us, God. You have sent the One who speaks the words we need to listen to in order to have life.  Help us to remember how you have redeemed us, and in remembering, may we make that good confession that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, now and forever.

Assurance of Pardon
One: This is the good news that comes from God: I will hear your prayers, I will answer with hope and peace, I will deliver you from your sins.
All: God has covered us with grace; under God's hope we will find shelter. Thanks be to God. 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 (remain seated)                                     

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                                        Matthew 17: 14-20 (pg. 694) 

 

Anthem               “I’d Rather Have Jesus”                           Choir

 

Sermon   “What is Holding You Back? Sometimes it’s because of our lack of Faith in God”                                 Rev. Dr. Michael Askew

 

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

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

 

Stewardship Minute                                            Sandy Young

 

Memorial Service for Craig Malinolsy

 

Call to Offering                                       Rev. Dr. Michael Askew

 

Offertory       “He Has Made me Glad”                        Molly Allen

 

*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.

Announcements

Potluck Dinner– Today after worship

The church will provide the meat and everyone bring a side dish.

 

 Bake Sale-Sunday, Today

This is a fundraiser for Making Strides against Breast Cancer

Come spend your money on a good cause and get a treat in return.

 

Evening Women’s group

This group will meet on Monday, Oct. 3rd at 5:30 in the fellowship hall.  All ladies are invited.

 

Concert Series meeting

The committee will meet on Tuesday, Oct 4th at 9:00am.

 

Congregational Meeting-Sunday, October 9th after worship.

This meeting is to hear the report from the nominating committee.

 

Church Work day, Sunday October 9th

There will be a day of working around the church on special projects to spruce up and support the activities of the buildings.  Please stay after the congregational meeting to help.

Sara Circle

The Sara Circle will meet on Tuesday, October 11th at 12:30pm.  All the ladies are invited to join us.

 

Food Pantry-

The number of people the Food Pantry serves has increased over the summer.  We are in need food donations so we would like to resume asking the congregation to donate on a monthly basis.  The Month of OCTOBER we will be collecting Creamy Peanut Butter.  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.

 

Men’s Walking Group

All Men are invited to join this group as they meet at Aaron Bessant park parking lot and walk together at 7:00am every Tuesday.

 

The Witness and Evangelism committee is beginning a program called WE SERVE.  We are looking for the people who volunteer their time in service. Volunteer time includes the food pantry, the Red Cross, schools, Council on Aging, walking a neighbor's dog and taking someone to an appointment to name a few.  There will be a poster in the fellowship area for you to log your hours.  All you need to do is put your name down, the activity you did and the hours involved. If you want to volunteer somewhere, let us know your time and talent and we will work with you to find an appropriate place.  Let's see how many volunteer hours we can count!  We are a church that serves in the community.  

 

BEACH CARE SERVICES

They will be having their annual Dinner on the Bay fundraising event on October 4th at the Shrimp Boat in Panama City. Tickets and information are available on their website: www.beachcareservices.org

This is our charity of choice for the concert series and it is another way we can support their efforts in our community.

 

Community Prayer Line

Gulf Beach Presbyterian 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:  Prayers271@gmail.com. All prayers will only be shared with our prayer group, Pastor Doctor Michael and myself, Sarah Waby, unless designated otherwise by the sender.

SAVE THIS DATE: OCTOBER 29TH

This is the date for our local Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk.  We will have a team walking again this year.  To sign up for our team or to make a donation got to

 American Cancer Society (acsevents.org) 

Our team name is Pink Church.