Growing in faith, serving with love
Please join us in prayer for the Commerford family with the passing of Rev. Commerford's mother.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Thank you to all who have picked up a Christmas Angel! We have a few angels left, so if you would like to participate, please contact Crystal at Crystal@tequestapres.org. Please return your wrapped gifts to the office by December 18th so we can deliver them on time.
  • Christmas Concert: In lieu of an in person concert this year, our choir has been busy making a Christmas musical movie called Musical Garlands that will premier on Sunday, December 20th. Watch out for the email with the link to the movie on that day. Thank you to our music director, Anne Hlasnicek as well as everyone else who made this movie possible.     
  • Christmas Eve Service: Due to COVID concerns, we will not have a worship service in our sanctuary on Christmas Eve. Instead, we will have a drive-in Live Nativity drama and Christmas Carol sing-along at 5:30pm. Pull up, tune in, and celebrate Christmas Eve in a new way this year! See the flyer below for more information.
  • The Church office will close on December 24th at 12:00 P.M. We will reopen on January 4th at 8:00 A.M.

Order for Worship - 3rd Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2020
LIGHTING OF THE JOY CANDLE
On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, we gather to seek the joyful new life Christ offers us every day. If you would like to participate with the lighting of the Joy Candle liturgy, please download today’s bulletin. here.
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.
  • We pray for our veterans and their families, for those who need healing, those who need strength, those who need encouragement.
  • 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 families planning to travel for the holidays.
  • 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.
  • For our members who are traveling to their winter homes.
  • Bryan Fox, Carl Smith, Karen, Rebecca Nestor, Bea Walker, Sybil Dickerson, Gail Viau, John and Judy Campbell, Chloe King, Michael Owens, Kenly Drummond, Deb Gervais, Richard Weimar, Beth Mathias, Mark, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Families who have lost loved ones
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Jim Scalf - Dec 17th, Ann Young - Dec 19th
GIVE BACK
When we embrace joy, we are invited to a new life regardless of circumstance. With joy, we are enabled to use our generosity to make a real difference in this world. If you’d like to give a portion of what God has given you in Jesus Christ, you can do so by clicking the “give online” button or by mailing a check to our church office at:
 

FPC Tequesta
482 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
Children's Sermon
Scripture Readings
Isaiah 61:1-4
1 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; 3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion—to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, to display his glory. 4 They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
 
 
Luke 1:46-55
46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
 

Sermon: The Other Side
REFLECTIVE MUSIC
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
No matter how hard this year has been, we have the opportunity to live a life full of joy! Embrace the new life Christ gives you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.
This Year's Christmas Concert

In lieu of an in person concert this year, our choir has been busy making a Christmas musical movie called Musical Garlands that will premier on Sunday, December 20th. Watch out for the email with the link to the movie on that day. Thank you to our music director, Anne Hlasnicek as well as everyone else who made this movie possible.
"It's that time of year again! We are looking for people to participate in this year's Live Nativity. If you would like to be a part of this very special and unique Christmas Eve worship service, please contact Crystal Botha at crystal@tequestapres.org."
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