Growing in faith, serving with love
Order for Worship - 16th Sunday after Pentecost
September 20 2020
GATHER & PRAISE
On this Sabbath, let us worship the Lord, who has shown us amazing and life-saving love in Jesus Christ! 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.
Lord, we confess that we do not take every opportunity to follow you. We become distracted by our own interests when you speak words of guidance. We remain silent instead of speaking your truth to the world. Too often, Lord, we contribute to the brokenness around us instead of building your Kingdom.
 
Forgive us when we refuse to listen to you. Forgive us when we do nothing instead of what you command us. Give us the wisdom to hear your Word and the courage to follow your Word!
 
RECEIVE PEACE
Family, receive this Good News. Christ is Lord of the Sabbath and gives us a path to peace. Be at peace with 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.
  • 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.
  • Chloe King, Ron Fenaughty, Michael Owens, Jasmine Speak and Family, Kenly Drummond, Deb Gervais, Richard Weimar, Beth Mathias, Kim Hanrahan, Mark, Jessie and Baby James Leyden, Ed Layman, Joyce Hawkins, Chris Moats, Chet and Mary Jane Downs, Families who have lost loved ones
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Allison Tracy - Sept 16, Joe Burge - Sept 18, Sean McGregor - Sept 19
 
SERMON
Old Testament Lesson: Proverbs 6:6-11
Gospel Lesson: Luke 6:1-11

Sermon: Doing Differently
GIVE BACK
As we continue to be the Body of Christ in the midst of the COVID crisis, we proclaim that nothing can separate us from God and one another! With that confidence, we give thanks for the gift of generosity that allows us to continue to follow Christ as a congregation through any season. 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
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!
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