Sunday, May 22, 2022
GATHERING AROUND THE WORD
( * = please stand
Prelude “Into my Heart”
Opening Prayer Shelia Askew Welcome and Announcements Elder: Betsy Balmer
Call to Worship
One: God calls us to this place, a haven for healing and hope.
All: We come, with the pain of our burdens, we come to hear God's Word of hope for us.
One: Together, we will sing songs of joy; each of us will hear God whisper our name, 'Beloved of my heart.'
All: We join our voices in prayer and praise; we sing of our longing for new lives.
One: Here, our shadowed corners are filled with Light; here we discover that God dwells in us.
All: And not just us, for God would teach all to love; God's Spirit would lead all peoples in peace.
Opening Hymn Red book #73 “Love Lifted Me” Scripture Psalm 67 (pg. 411)
Hymn Red book #114 “Stand Up for Jesus”
Prayer of Confession
One: How easy we can learn of God's love - but how hard it is to live it! The world distracts us with its easy choices, while we know how intentional we must be to love one another. Join me as we confess our failures to love and we open our hearts to God, saying,
All: Because you dwell in our hearts, Eternal God, you know how the anger, the pain, the bitterness of our lives try to crowd you out. The noise of the world deafens us to that Word which can heal us. We want our children to be good, kind, and gentle to others, and then they hear us call others names, and speak of them with demeaning words. Our desire for revenge towards those who have hurt us shows that your peace, indeed, is not in us.
(Time of Silent Confession)
All: You promise a new heaven and a new earth, so create new spirits and new lives within us, Healing God. Shattered by our sin, your heart can still heal our brokenness. Your Spirit, living deep within our souls, can teach us faithful ways. Your Word, Jesus Christ our Lord, whispers to us of your mercy, your hope, your love.
Assurance of Pardon
One: The Word which can transform us is not some idle gossip, but good news for us. It fills us with forgiveness, equips us for service, and sends us forth to love others as God loves us.
All: In our midst, the Holy Spirit teaches us all we need to know, gives us what we need in order to be faithful, and fills us with peace. 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 John 14:25-31(pg. 764)
Anthem “Room at the Cross For You” Choir Sermon “Do You Have A Trouble Free Heart?”
Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
*The Apostle’s Creed (pg. 14) Congregation
Reception of New Member Jose Pulido
Call to Offering Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
Offertory “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” Phyliss Miller
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
There is a class meeting after worship each Sunday in the Kitchen/Fellowship area. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Sunday Rewind Bible Study will not be held 5/29/2022 due to Fellowship / Potluck luncheon. However, the lesson will still be prepared and emailed to the current address list. It can be requested / delivered electronically to those who are interested, they need only leave their email address with Molly Allen, or in offering plate.
Please join us and bring a friend for pancakes on Saturday, June 5th from 8-10am at Gulftreat. Take a flier and invite someone.
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.
We will have our monthly potluck on Sunday, May 29th after worship.
The church will provide the meat, please bring a side to share.
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.