Growing in faith, serving with love
Announcements: COVID Update
 
This Tuesday, the session will consider moving back to offering only a drive-in and virtual worship services for a short and defined period of time. Recognizing that the holidays have resulted in a sharp increase of COVID positivity rates in our area, as well as the hope we have in vaccines providing an eventual end to the pandemic, the next couple months will be extremely important as we strive to be a congregation that cares for one another as well as our community. Please keep the elders on session in your prayers as we discern, and stay tuned for any possible updates to our worship service in the next week.

January 10, 2021 Order for Worship
Baptism of the Lord


GATHER
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God! Christ was with God in the beginning, and through his Spirit, meets with us today. Join with everyone in your household to worship the Lord!
Happy New Year and greetings in the name of Christ!
Please download today’s bulletin here.
PRAYER REQUESTS
If you would like to share a joy or prayer concern, please email Kelly at kelly@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 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.
  • Linda Kelly's cousin, Devota Swenson. Mark Dombrowski, Eric Anderson, Mary Helen's nephew's family. Mark Sundrud's sister, Jessica. Chris Britton and her family. Families who have lost loved ones
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Cassie Lofquist - January 5th, Brenna O'Neill - January 7th, Dennis Kelly - January 8th, Sasha Melendy - January 8th, Diane Beach- January 11th, Heather Adams - January 13th, Tim Palmer - January 13th, Doris Cline - January 14th, Crystal Botha- January 16th.
GIVE BACK
Just as God abundantly shares his abundant blessings with us, we are empowered to share our abundant blessings with others. 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 Reading
Mark 1:14-28
14  Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16  As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him. 21  They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.

 
Sermon: Thy Kingdom Come
Reflective Music
CLOSING MUSIC
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Christ calls us to serve and follow him with every thought, word, and action we make. May the way we live point others to the One we serve. As we do, may Christ’s grace, God’s love, and the Spirit’s fellowship sustain us until the day he comes again. Amen.
Click for the link to donate to the Souper Bowl here.
This past Sunday, we celebrated the ordination and installation of new church officers. We praise God for continuing to call leaders for our congregation!
Our Christmas Eve drive-in Nativity was a huge success. Thank you for all your support and for all our wonderful volunteers. You can watch the video here.
Christian Women's Connection
Luncheon & Fashion Show on Friday, January 15th

11:30 A.M. at Turtle Creek Club, 2 SE Club Circle,Tequesta. Speaker: Deedy Tripp, "A Transformed Life." Featuring fashions by Island Cotton Boutique. Masks required except when seated. Tables of 6. $28.00. Reserve or cancel by January 11th. RSVP to 561-744-8703 or cwcnpambeach@gmail.com
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