Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
August 16, 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
Today is a great day to worship the Lord! When blessings abound, God is there for us. When life is tough, God is there for us. In any season or circumstance, we are given the gift of God’s presence! Come together this morning to worship the Lord as a family. Lyrics for the hymn are provided in the description on the YouTube page.
CONFESS
Family, God’s Spirit gives us a constant source of mercy, comfort, and reconciliation. With confidence in the forgiveness that follows, let us confess to God where we have fallen short.
 
Pray aloud in unison with others who are gathered, both in body and spirit.
Lord, we know you give us all we need. We know that your love for us has been exemplified and proven in Jesus Christ, who offers us the way, the truth and the life. But we confess that we often don’t listen to you first. We are distracted by the allures of wealth, or power, of prominence, and of comfort. We confess that our failure to put you first leads to suffering in our world, both our own and the suffering of others.
 
Forgive us when we don’t place you first in our priorities. Help us to trust in your love and your way. Bring us to Jesus, who leads us to the path of righteousness.
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. Jesus offers us peace with God and with one another. In that peace is the path to forgiveness and reconciliation. Embrace this gift God has given to us and be freed from the bondages of sin and death!
 
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.
  • For peace in our communities and opportunities for reconciliation. For the softening of hearts and the desire for justice. For the willingness to have conversations that lead to understanding, reconciliation, and healing.
  • 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.
  • Kenly Drummond, Deb Gervais, Richard Weimar, Beth Mathias, Kim Hanrahan, Mark, Jessie and Baby James Leyden, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Families who have lost loved ones;
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Roger Sandberg - Aug 18, Sharon Owens - Aug 19, Allison Sullivan - Aug 19, Brenda Price - Aug 21,

SERMON SERIES
In the Lion’s Den: Finding Faith and Integrity During Tough Times
It’s easy to remain faithful when times are easy. It’s easy to follow Christ when it doesn’t impact our schedule, our comfort, or our own hopes and dreams. But what about those seasons in life when life is not easy? How can our faith lead us to a life of integrity when we feel pulled in different directions? The Prophet Daniel, a Jewish exile living in Babylon, asked these very questions as he was being led to the lion’s den. But Daniel’s faith in God during those times, as well as God’s provision for Daniel, shows us how powerful our faith can be. For 4 weeks, we will explore the 6th chapter of Daniel, as well as the 8th chapter of Romans, to see how relying on our faith leads to integrity, which then gives us the ability to navigate tough times while remaining faithful to God.
 
SERMON
Old Testament Lesson: Daniel 6:1-9
Gospel Lesson: Romans 8:1-8
 
Sermon: There’s Something About Daniel
GIVE BACK
God trusts us to spread Jesus’ Good News to the entire world! We cannot do that without your generosity. With gratitude, let us be generous with others as God has been generous with us. You can give by clicking the “give online” button or by mailing a check to our church office at: 


FPC Tequesta
482 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Spend time this week reflecting on drives you more than anything in life. If it’s not faith in Christ, take steps to grow closer to him through prayer, worship, and study. Have hope in the fact that, regardless of how far we feel from him, Christ welcomes us with open arms!
 
As we continue to embrace and share God’s love in this time, 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
Drive-in Worship Service: Join us today at 11am in the church parking lot our drive in worship service. The live audio will be broadcast onto the radio, so all you have to do is park your car and tune in to 89.5 FM! An order for worship with instructions will be posted on our website or Click here to download and print the bulletin for this service.
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