Growing in faith, serving with love
Dear FPC Tequesta Family,
Thank you so much for all your love, prayer, and support these past few days as I mourn the loss of my mother. So many of you have reached out with calls, texts, cards, and food. Every single act of love and kindness helped me get through these past few days that would have otherwise been unbearable.
My mom taught me through example three important values: Love fiercely, make life happen instead of waiting around, and laugh hard whenever you can. These values continue to guide me personally, professionally, and in pretty much every other facet of my life. I already miss her so much, but am comforted by her faith in Christ, whose promises she is enjoying right now. I can’t wait to see her again in God’s glory!
Leaning on the eternal hope of our Savior,
Pastor Dan
If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. - Romans 14:8
  • Thank you to all who picked up a Christmas Angel! All the gifts will be delivered to our mission partners this week.
  •  Christmas Concert: In lieu of an in person concert this year, our choir has been busy making a Christmas musical movie called Musical Garlands, which premiers today! Watch out for the email with the link to the movie. 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 to 89.5FM, 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 12pm and will reopen on January 4.

Order for Worship - 4th Sunday of Advent
December 20, 2020
On this 4th Sunday of Advent, we gather to embrace God’s love that is revealed to us in Jesus Christ. If you would like to participate with the lighting of the Love Candle, please download today’s bulletin here.
If you would like to share a joy or prayer concern, please email Pastor Dan at 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.
  • John Smith, Pastor Dan and his family, Eric Anderson, Mary Helen's nephew, Brian and his family. Mark Sundrud's sister, Jessica, Bryan Fox,Tom Banks, Carl Smith, Karen ,Bea Walker, Sybil Dickerson, John and Judy Campbell, Chloe King, Michael Owens, Kenly Drummond, Deb Gervais, Beth Mathias, Mark, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Families who have lost loved ones
Bethany Connor- Dec 21, Jeff Price - Dec 23, Joan Smith - Dec 24
Love spreads as much as it heals. When we embrace God’s love for us, we are able to share God’s love with others abundantly. If you’d like to spread God’s love by sharing your blessings, 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
John 3:16-17
16  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17  “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Luke 2:1-20
1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 8   In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”
15  When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Advent Series: A 2020 Advent
Sermon: For God So Loved the World
God’s love wins! Go out embracing this love, so that it will heal you and empower you to love others. As we live in God’s love, may the love of grace of Jesus, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit sustain us until Christ comes again. 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, which premiers today! Watch out for the email with the link to the movie. Thank you to our music director, Anne Hlasnicek as well as everyone else who made this movie possible.
We will be live streaming our Christmas Eve service on our Facebook page. We will email you the link to our Facebook page, so you can enjoy viewing from the safety of your home.
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