Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 8th Sunday after Pentecost
July 26, 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
No matter where you are in life, come to the Lord and worship! No matter where you are on the journey of faith, come to the Lord and worship. The Lord welcomes all to gather and worship, be fed, and be equipped to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ!  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.
Be gracious to us Lord, for we often fall short of your glory. Be kind to us, Lord, for we often look away from your face. Guide us Lord, for we often stray from the path you have set for us. 
 
Build us up with your love, send us with your mercy, and guide us as we follow your Son, Jesus Christ! 
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. God trusts us to be bearers of Christ’s love to the world. 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.
  • Jessica McLaughlin, Chris Moats, Chet Downs, Ansley Wood, Chris Patterson, Conrad Newton, 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).
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Shannon Trevino - Jul 21, Katie Aiken - Jul 22, Kyle Donham - Jul 22, Bette Walker - Jul 22, Natalie Smith - Jul 24, Quinn Maihack - Jul 25, Parker Cone - Jul 26, Chris Moats - Jul 27, Carly Butdorf - Jul 29, Karry Butdorf - Jul 29, Shannon Esposito - Jul 29, Stacy Williams - Jul 29, Chris Britton - Jul 30, John Campbell - Jul 30, Alan Cantelmo - Jul 31

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: Isaiah 1:12-17
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 9:35-38
 
Sermon:  Active Rest
GIVE BACK
God trusts us to spread Jesus’ Good News to the entire world! We cannot do that without your generosity. 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
Go out and run the race God has set for us! 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
Pastor Dan will be out of town July 27-August 9 

If you have questions, need assistance, or have a prayer request to share, please contact Crystal Botha at  crystal@tequestapres.org  or 561-222-9952.

If you need pastoral care, please contact:

Emily Sloan at  emilyloan@bellsouth.net  or 561-635-0948 or
Lynn Weidmann at  eh.knapp@comcast.net  or 561-628-6373
Drive-in Worship Service: Join us today at 11am in the church parking lot our drive in worship service. 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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