Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
August 9, 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
Return to the Lord, who led us out of bondage, through the wilderness, and into the Promised Land. Trust in the Lord, whose promises are always proven true. Find rest in the Lord, for Christ takes our burdens off our shoulders. Together, let us worship the Lord! 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.
No matter how much we like to fool ourselves, we can’t do it all on our own. The struggles of life overwhelm us. Wounded relationships overwhelm us. Sickness and disease overwhelm us. Violence overwhelms us. Systemic brokenness in the fabric of our communities overwhelms us. We confess that sin and death overwhelm us.
 
Forgive us where we have strayed from your loving arms and ease our burdens, Lord. Take from us that we cannot bear on our own and save us from ourselves! Lead us to Jesus Christ, who offers us peace in the midst of pain. Restore us, Lord, and create a new heart within us.
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. God gives us rest. God gives us peace. God gives us forgiveness. Be at peace with 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.
  • 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.
  • Mark, Jessie and Baby James Leyden, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Jessica McLaughlin, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Ansley Wood, Chris Patterson, Conrad Newton, Tim Brown (Carol Taylor’s son-in-law), the Sparger Family, Sharon Gordon, Mia Villegas, Joan and Ken Stuart, Families who have lost loved ones; Adrian Salsman (cousin of Candace Morgan).
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Judy Meng - Aug 4, Natalie Price - Aug 4, Jim Perry - Aug 5, Liz Anderson - Aug 7, Chris Beyers - Aug 7, Audrey Brighenti - Aug 7, John Wampler - Aug 8, Sarah Greer - Aug 13, Joyce Perry - Aug 13

SERMON
Scripture Lessons: Psalm 121 and Psalm 23
 
Sermon: Lean On Me
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
Use the Sabbath to give your burdens to Christ. Let the one who defeated death for our sake take care of our fears and anxieties. Trust in our Savior, even to the point of following him where he leads us. 
 
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
Pastor Dan will be out of town July 27-August 9 

If you have questions, need assistance, or have a prayer request to share, please contact Crystal Botha at crystal@tequestapres.org or 561-222-9952.

If you need pastoral care, please contact:

Emily Sloan at emilyloan@bellsouth.net or 561-635-0948 or
Lynn Weidmann at eh.knapp@comcast.net or 561-628-6373
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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