Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 4th Sunday of Easter
May 3, 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
Christ is risen! Gather with everyone in your household and prepare yourself to worship the Living God. Lyrics for the hymn are provided in the description on the YouTube page.
CONFESS
Easter is a moment for us to proclaim victory. With Christ’s resurrection, we are assured that God’s love, grace, and forgiveness is more powerful than our brokenness…and is more powerful than death itself. With that confidence, let us confess our ways of death so that Christ can bring us to life again!
 
Pray aloud in unison with others who are gathered, both in body and spirit.
How often, Lord, do we place our hope in that which does not last? Our possessions, our influence, our safety, all of it is like sand on the beach. Too often, Lord, we build ourselves on these shaky foundations.
 
Forgive us, Lord, when we do not place our hope in you alone. Help us to stand on the rock that is Jesus Christ, so that we may withstand the storm and provide shelter to others!
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. Easter is real, and so is God’s love and grace. Be at peace what 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.
  •  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.
  • For all of our students, teachers, and parents who transitioned into virtual learning.
  • Mia Villegas, Ginny Willoughby, Linda Frank, Joan and Ken Stuart, Families who have lost loved ones; Adrian Salsman (cousin of Candace Morgan), Matt & Virginia Rippe and their son Amos, Mack Westbrook, Brian Overfield.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Casey Davis - May 5, Bob Kay - May 6, Chelsea Price - May 9, Alexis Rowe - May 9
 
EASTER SERMON SERIES - A NEW THING
How does Easter change our lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live? For four weeks beginning Easter Sunday, we will explore what it means to embrace the new life Jesus gives us on Easter Morning.
 
SERMON
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 43:15-19
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 7:24-27
 
Sermon Series: A New Thing
Sermon: New Hope
 
LORD’S PRAYER
GIVE BACK
Thank you to everyone who has responded to this crisis with generosity! Together, we will endure this temporary season of physical separation. In the meantime, please know that your giving makes our ministry possible. 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
The storms may blow, but our God is an unmovable fortress. Trust in the promises God has fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Lean on that hope when challenges confront you. Follow Christ whenever he leads you. There, you will always find a hope that surpasses any brokenness we encounter.
 
As we embrace the miracle of Easter every day of our lives, 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
Gather with us via ZOOM!
We have begun a Bible study on hope, and you are invited! Join us via ZOOM every Wednesday at 10am.
 
For all the links to our ZOOM gatherings, click  here.
To join this meeting click  here.
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