Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - Pentecost Sunday
May 31, 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
On Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate God giving us the Holy Spirit, as well as the beginning of the church. For the last 2,000 years, the church has gathered in many ways, shapes, and forms. God’s church is not defined by or confined to a building. Rather, it is the coming together of believers who embrace the Holy Spirit working in us and through us until Christ comes again. Let us gather to worship the Lord, whose Spirit is still active today! 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.
On Pentecost, Lord, you gave us your Spirit so that we can be guided by your words of life at all times. In those words, we find your desire for love, peace, justice, mercy, and kindness...fruits of your Spirit that lead to to the realization of your Kingdom on earth. But we confess to you that we do not listen to or heed your words. We choose to listen to what makes us feel good, what makes us feel safe, and what benefits us the most, regardless of how it impacts others. We confess that our unwillingness to listen to you leads to the brokenness we experience, both as individuals and as a community.

Forgive us, Lord, and reconnect us to your Spirit, our source of power and life. Have mercy on us when we become too hard-hearted to hear you speaking to us and guiding us. Break down the walls we have constructed to keep you out because of our fear of transformation. Give us the wisdom to hear your guidance and the courage to follow your guidance. May your Spirit continue to guide us in your right paths until the day Christ comes again!
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. Pentecost reminds us that God’s peace is stronger than our brokenness. Be at peace with God and one another, for in Christ, we are all forgiven. Praise be to God!
 
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 nation amidst the latest fault lines flared from the death of George Floyd. 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.
  • 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, Ginny Willoughby, Joan and Ken Stuart, Families who have lost loved ones; Adrian Salsman (cousin of Candace Morgan), Brian Overfield.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Bill Meng - May 31, Judy Reibel - May 31, Linda Frank - June 1, Kathy Butdorf - June 2, Dorothy Boyhan - June 4, Joyce Hawkins - June 4, Keir Keever - June 4, Don Reibel - June 5, Chuck Lofquist - June 6
 
SERMON SERIES
Promise Keeper: God’s Promises Found in Psalm 23
Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and read passages in the Bible. It’s been a source of comfort and guidance for the church for thousands of years. As beautiful as it is to read, it also points us to many promises God gives us. As people who believe in the miracle of Easter, we know that Christ is the fruition of all God’s promises. For six weeks, we will walk through Psalm 23 to see how God’s promises known to us in Jesus Christ can help strengthen our faith, both in seasons of blessings and seasons of hardship.
 
SERMON
Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 23
New Testament Lesson: Acts 2:1-4
 
Sermon: “I Will Guide You”
LORD'S PRAYER

GIVE BACK
More than ever, we continue to rely on your generosity to provide fuel for the ministries of our 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
God walks with us and talks with us! May we seek the wisdom to hear Christ in our journey and as well as the courage to follow Christ in our journey.
 
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
Thank you and God Bless, Marlyce!
After 18 years of serving as our Music Director and Organist, Marlyce is retiring, and today will be her last day with us. When she announced her retirement to the Session last fall, we set this date thinking we would be able to celebrate her service to our congregation. Unfortunately, this terrible pandemic has postponed that celebration. When we can gather again, we will set a date in the fall to properly celebrate and recognize Marlyce. In the meantime, be sure to reach out to her to convey your gratitude for all she has done for us! Cards and well wishes can be sent to the church office.
Drive-in Prayer Service: Join us next Sunday, June 7 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! An order for worship with instructions will be posted on our website and will be available in the next Thursday update.
 
ZOOM Communion service: Bring your bread & juice to celebrate the Lord's Supper at home with your church family! Join us on June 7th at 7pm for a brief service that will include at-home communion. All are welcome.
 
Meeting ID: 876 9746 5568
We have a plan to reopen the church

If you would like the detailed plan click here.
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