Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
GATHER
Christ is risen! Gather with everyone in your household. Watch the video below and proclaim, “He is risen, indeed!” after every statement Pastor Dan makes:
PRAISE
Sing aloud the wonderful love of Jesus Christ! Lyrics are provided in the description on the YouTube page.
CONFESS
Easter is a moment for us to proclaim victory. With Christ’s resurrection, we are assured that God’s love, grace, and forgiveness is more powerful than our brokenness…and is more powerful than death itself. With that confidence, let us confess our ways of death so that Christ can bring us to life again!
 
Pray aloud in unison with others who are gathered, both in body and spirit.
We confess that your love is stronger than our fear. Your grace is stronger than our brokenness. Your life is stronger than death! We confess that the power of Easter shatters the power of sin in our lives and this world.
 
Breathe new life into us! Help us embrace the miracle of Christ’s resurrection. May your love for us heal our wounds, shape our future, and create in us a new heart.
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. God is good! Jesus saves! Love wins. Easter assures us of all these promises. Be at peace what God and one another, for in Christ, we are all forgiven.
 
CHILDREN’S SERMON
PRAYER REQUESTS
If you would like to share a joy or prayer concern, please email Pastor Dan at dan@tequestapres.org and your request will be shared in next week’s worship packet. Prayer requests will remain for 3 weeks unless updated.
 
  • For all impacted by the COVID-19 virus. For our medical professionals, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. For those suffering from illness or facing treatment.
  • Our leaders at every level, for wisdom and discernment as they make difficult decisions, for our Session and deacons.
  • For those burdened with stress and anxiety during this time, as well as those who facing financial uncertainty.
  • For all of our students, teachers, and parents who transitioned into virtual learning this week.
  • Mia Villegas, Ginny Willoughby, Linda Frank, Joan and Ken Stuart, Families who have lost loved ones; Adrian Salsman (cousin of Candace Morgan), Owen Branigan (Janet Branigan's great-nephew),
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Jim Nedin - Mar 16, Daniel Swanson - Mar 19, JP Rippe - Mar 20, Bob Miller - Mar 22, Pat Tracy - Mar 23, Mary Helen Cone - Mar 30, Rob Jacoby - Apr 7, Chuck Rice - Apr 9, Mary Rice - Apr 9, Billy McGregor - Apr 11, Libby Swanson - Apr 11, Jill Rippe - Apr 13, Scott Stafford - Apr 13, Brian Esposito - Apr 15, Scott Rippe - Apr 17

 
READ GOD’S WORD
Isaiah 43:15-19
I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: 
 
Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
 
Matthew 28:1-10
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
 
EASTER SERMON SERIES - A New Thing
How does Easter change our lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live? For four weeks beginning Easter Sunday, we will explore what it means to embrace the new life Jesus gives us on Easter Morning.
 
SERMON
Sermon Series: A New Thing
Sermon: New Life
 LORD’S PRAYER
 
GIVE
In this season, we rely on your generosity more than ever. With gratitude, let us return to the Lord a portion of what God has given us. You can give by clicking the “give online” button or by mailing a check to our church office at:

 
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Tequesta, FL 33469

 
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Even in the midst of fear and uncertainty, Christ gives us new life! Even in the midst of pain and grief, Christ gives us new life! Even when we feel we are not enough or have enough, Christ gives us new life! Go. Find ways to embrace this new life wherever Christ leads you.
 
As we embrace the miracle of Easter every day of our lives, may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit guide and sustain us until the day Christ comes again. Amen!
Announcements
Gather with us via ZOOM!
We have begun a Bible study on hope, and you are invited! Join us via ZOOM every Wednesday at 10am.
 
If you would like to connect to Pastor Dan and others, join us every Wednesday at 1pm and 7pm via ZOOM for our Connect & Pray sessions. This is a time to see one another, to catch up or process what is happening, and to pray for one another. 
 
For all the links to our ZOOM gatherings, click  here.
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