Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
June 28, 2020
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ANNOUNCEMENT
 There will be a congregational meeting in the church parking lot following the 11am drive in worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to amend the bylaws and act on the recommendations of the Nominating Committee.

GATHER & PRAISE
On this day of rest, let us worship the Lord. On this day of rest, let us gather with one another in spirit. On this day of rest, God meets us where we are and draws us closer to Christ. On this day of rest, let us 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’ve always been too busy for you. We prioritize that which is earthly instead of taking time to grow closer to you. Forgive us when we fail to practice Sabbath, and guide us as we find ways to strengthen our faith during this pandemic!

RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. We can always find rest in Gods’ mercy and forgiveness. 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.
  • Chris Moats, Joyce Hawkins, Hannah Burton, 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.
 
SERMON SERIES
Sabbath: Practicing Rest 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: Genesis 2:1-3
New Testament Lesson: Luke 5:12-16
 
Sermon: Even God Rested
GIVE BACK
Throughout this difficult season, FPC Tequesta has been buoyed by the faithfulness of everyone who has continued to give their tithes and offerings. It is only through your generosity that we are able to follow Christ together as a congregation. With gratitude, let us return a portion of what God has given 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
As God took time to rest, be sure to take time to yourself in order to see all God is doing in you and through you. As we gain strength though practicing Sabbath, may all of us continue to embrace God’s love, follow Christ, and share our faith with those to whom God has sent us.
 
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
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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