Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 1st Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2020
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

There will be a congregational meeting today to act on the recommendations of the Nominating Committee, which nominates the following to serve for the class of 2023: Rosemarie Von Zabern (Elder), Drew Cunningham (Deacon), Wayne Walter (Foundation). 
 
Anyone who would like to participate via ZOOM can login in at 11:45am using the Meeting ID 826 1873 6198

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
On this 1st Sunday of Advent, we gather to proclaim our hope in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world! If you would like to participate with the lighting of the Hope Candle liturgy, please download today’s bulletin here.
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.
  • We pray for our veterans and their families, for those who need healing, those who need strength, those who need encouragement.
  • 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 families planning to travel for the holidays.
  • 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.
  • For our members who are traveling to their winter homes.
  • Karen, Rebecca Nestor, Bea Walker, Sybil Dickerson, Gail Viau, John and Judy Campbell, Chloe King, Michael Owens, Kenly Drummond, Deb Gervais, Richard Weimar, Beth Mathias, Kim Hanrahan, Mark, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Families who have lost loved ones
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Ben McClain - Dec 3, Braam Botha - Dec 5, Karla Ludwick - Dec 5, Jackson Melendy - Dec 5
GIVE BACK
Our hope is In Christ, who empowers us to bring hope to others. One way we provide hope is through the bold generosity of our time, talents, and treasures. If you’d like to give, you can by clicking the “give online” button, by scanning the code below, or by mailing a check to our church office at:
 

FPC Tequesta
482 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
Scripture Readings
Psalm 80:1-7        
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth 2 before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us! 3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved. 4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure. 6 You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves. 7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
 
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4  I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, 5 for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind 6 just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you 7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Advent Series: A 2020 Advent
Sermon: Wait for It…
REFLECTIVE MUSIC
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Do not fear, for God’s hope has been given to us in Jesus Christ! Lean on him alone when the darkness seems to surround you. As we continue our journey of faith, may the grace of Jesus, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Spirit be with us until Christ comes again. Amen.
"It's that time of year again! We are looking for people to participate in this year's Live Nativity. If you would like to be a part of this very special and unique Christmas Eve worship service, please contact Crystal Botha at crystal@tequestapres.org."
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