Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 3rd Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020
GATHER
Recite this prayer to bring yourself into a place of worship.
Lord, amidst the fear and uncertainty that fills us, we come to you. Amidst the calamity and confusion that surrounds us, we come to you. Amidst the reality of sickness and mortality that threatens us, we come to you. Amidst the mountains and valleys of life, we come to you. Gather us into your presence Lord, and fill us with your light and love!
 
CONFESS
Confess to God where we have fallen short
Too often, Lord, we let our fear lead us. When times are tough and we are afraid, we confess that we are prone to forgetting the many ways you continue to minister to us. Forgive us when we turn to our own methods of survival when our backs are against the wall. In good times and bad, help us to rely on your selfless love, your wisdom, and your guidance instead of our own fears.
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, hear the Good News. God is good! God is love, and love always wins. No matter how scary the world gets, we worship a God who is bigger and better than what comes against us. Know that God’s mercy is as big as God’s power. Be at peace with God and one another, for in Christ, we are all forgiven!
 
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.
·         Prayers for all impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
 
READ GOD’S WORD
Exodus 16:1-3, 13-15
1 The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. 2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
 
Ex. 16:13  In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.”
 
Matthew 6:9-13
9 “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
 
GOD’S WORD PROCLAIMED


LORD’S PRAYER
 
GIVE
We are all blessed with God’s generosity. With gratitude, let us return to the Lord a portion of what God has given us. You can give online by clicking this link or by mailing a check to our church office at:
 
482 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
 
Please remember that we rely on your continued generosity to be the church Christ calls us to be!
 
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
We are at the beginning of a very interesting season. As we begin to practice “social distancing,” let us remember who we are and whose we are. We are children of God, equally loved and adored. In that, let us continue to care for one another though prayer and encouragement. Also, we are the Lord’s! Let us continue to go to God, giving everything in prayer. If we listen, I guarantee you God will have an answer for all our prayers.
 
As we continue to follow Christ in all circumstances, giving everything to God in prayer, 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!

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every week, we will be sending at-home materials for parents to do with your children so that your faith can continue to grow through this season of virtual worship. Please click this link to download your materials.
 
 
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