Growing in faith, serving with love
There were some technical issues in today's recordings which affected the sound. We apologize for any part of the service you are not able to hear.

Rev. Commerford will rerecord the sermon, and we will send it out later in the week via email.
Order for Worship - 2nd Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2020
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.
On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, we gather to embrace the peace Jesus gives us with God and one another! If you would like to participate with the lighting of the Peace Candle liturgy, please download today’s 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.
  • 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, Kim Hanrahan, Mark, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Families who have lost loved ones
Anne Scholl - Dec 6, Rosemarie Von Zabern - Dec 7, Lynn Donley, Dec 10, Mark Eyeington - Dec 12
Peace is contagious. As we receive God’s peace through Jesus Christ, we are given the opportunity to show peace to others. If you’d like to give, you can 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 40:1-5
1 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to he that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the LORD’S hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5 Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
Mark 1:1-8
1  The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”
4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. 8 I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Advent Series: A 2020 Advent
Sermon: Prepare the Way
Have your bread and juice ready as you watch the video. Celebrate communion from home by following along with Pastor Dan.
Christ offers us a peace that provides hope, meaning, healing, courage, and direction. Embrace this hope and let it guide you as we continue to journey though Advent together. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord be kind and gracious to 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"
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