Growing in faith, serving with love
October 25, 2020 Order for Worship
21st Sunday after Pentecost
GATHER & PRAISE
Come to the Lord to be healed. Come to the Lord to be restored. Come to the Lord to be filled and transformed. Today, we gather to worship Christ, who renews us every day.
PRAYER REQUESTS
If you would like to share a joy or prayer concern, please email Vivienne at vivienne@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.
  • For our members who are traveling to their winter homes.
  • 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!
Lois Arntzen - Oct 25, Sharon Kjar - Oct 25, George Ludwick - Oct 26, Cherrie Hires - Oct 27, Fran Islin - Oct 27, Ian Eyeington - Oct 28, Gail Jordan - Oct 28, Krissy Overfield - Oct 29, Bronwyn Eyeington - Oct 30, Roger Kjar - Oct 30, Misty McClain - Oct 31
GIVE BACK
Just as Christ has transformed us with his generous love, we have the same opportunity to transform our church and community through our generosity. In response to what Christ has given us, let us return a portion so that God’s Kingdom may be strengthened. You can give back by clicking the “give online” button or by mailing a check to our church office at:
 

FPC Tequesta
482 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
SCRIPTURE READINGS
Micah 5:1-5a
1 Now you are walled around with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel upon the cheek. 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. 3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel. 4 And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth; 5a and he shall be the one of peace.

Mark 1:1-11
1  The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” 4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. 8 I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9  In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Sermon Series: What Comes Next?
Sermon: What Comes Next?
REFLECTIVE MUSIC
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Christ is with us right now, as he has always been and always will be. If we follow Christ alone, he will never lead us astray. 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.
Trunk or Treat is NOT cancelled this year! We are making a few adjustments to make sure that the children of our church and community have a fun time this fall season! Here are ways you can help:

  1. Decorate your car with a fun theme!
  2. Click the link above to shop Amazon for contact free donations delivered directly to the church office
  3. Bring non-perishable food donations for our Community Food Drive. All donations will be given to the Real Life Children's Ranch, one of our local mission partners.
  4. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us! We will safely social distance by adapting this to a Drive Thru event. Feel free to wear a costume!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD IS BACK..... For more than 10 years our church and preschool have supported this world wide project. Beginning Sunday, November 1st, shoe boxes and instructional brochures will be available for pickup in the courtyard after both Sunday services and in the church office during the week. All filled shoe boxes must be returned to the church on or before Sunday, November 15th.  New this year, you can pack a box on line by clicking here.  Please call John or Bette Walker at 744-5904 if you have any questions.
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