Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 19, 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
Peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. No matter how tumultuous our lives or the world may be, we worship a God who offers us rest and enables us to give rest to others. Gather with your loved ones and 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.
Lord, we confess that we often try to be you. We try to be the judge, jury, and even executioner with the relationships in our lives. We hold on to hate, grudges, and pain instead of trusting in your ability to bring peace where there is only strife.
 
Forgive us when we try to be the arbiters of right and wrong. Help us to be a people who celebrate the Sabbath and bring restoration to what is broken around us!
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. We can forgive others because God has forgiven us. 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.
  •  Chet Downs, Chris Patterson, Conrad Newton, Beverly Mayer's granddaughter Sara Navis's baby Bryson who was born premature, 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), Brian Overfield.
  • For the family of Jack Reid, who passed away last week.
 
SERMON SERIES
Godly Rest: Practicing Sabbath to Strengthen our Faith
What does it mean to practice Sabbath? For some, it’s the day we rest from work, go to church, or spend time with our families. But in the Bible, practicing the Sabbath is more than taking breather from our daily routine. It’s an opportunity to focus on our relationship with God in order to grow closer to Christ and share his love with others. In this series, we will explore how practicing Sabbath not only allows us to rest in the Lord, but also gives us the means to strengthen our faith and follow Christ in our daily lives.
 
SERMON
Old Testament Lesson:  Deuteronomy 15:1-2, 7-11
Gospel Lesson:  Ephesians 4:30-32
 
Sermon:  Let it Go
GIVE BACK
No matter how much uncertainty surrounds us, we can all be certain of God’s generous love given to us in Jesus Christ! 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
Find one area in your life that is broken and make practical steps to restore it. As you do, be encouraged that God is with you every step of the way.

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
We have begun offering an outdoor activity time for the children of our church on Sunday mornings at 10:30 just before the drive in worship service. This will be a time when I hope to engage the children with FUN social distancing games that reinforce the love of God and the need we all have for community. I want to reassure you as a parent that we will adhere to strict social distancing, in fact it will be embedded into every activity that we do TOGETHER, while teaching the children how to have fun safely in this new world where we face the realities of COVID-19.
 
All items that will be used will be sanitized before and after each use, and any cool snacks we offer will be individually packaged and wrapped (for example, a popsicle or small individual ice cream cup). We encourage everyone to wear a mask.
 
This will be a short (but very active!)meeting, 20-25 minutes, because we know the FL heat takes it out of us all! I hope you will consider joining us through the summer. At the close of our children's activity time, each vehicle will be given activity bags to keep everyone occupied if you then want to stay for the drive in worship, or you may choose to worship virtually at your convenience.
Drive-in Prayer Service: Join us today at 11am in the church parking lot for a brief service of music, scripture reading, and prayer. 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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