In recognition of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who gave his life working for civil rights for African-Americans, our student minister, Sheila Spencer has created this special service and gives the message from the story of Samuel about God's call to all of us.
this 31-minute worship service includes hymns, prayer, and, as we do every week, a time of communion (breaking of the bread). You may choose to participate, or simply meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me." If you would like to share with us at the table that goes beyond earthly boundaries of time, place, and structure, we ask that you prepare a piece of bread of some type and a drink such as grape juice, wine, or water. As we pray, our prayers extend to where you are. If you are unable to eat or drink, you may want to use a symbolic gesture or mental symbol as you come together at this table of remembrance with us. (Scroll down for an Order of Worship)
We hope that as you join us for worship you will feel a blessing from being part. Please tell friends, family, and others you know about our online church that is here with doors that are always open, walls as wide as the world, and always room at the table.
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music: "Spirit of the Living God"
--- sung by Twana Harris
2. "Wade in the Water/Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
--- sung by Twana Harris and Dean Phelps
--- Liturgical dance by Blanch Wright
3. Psalm 139 read by Cisa Payuyo
--- Associate Director-Office of Church Relations, Chapman University
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Rev. Anita Cobb
5. "Little is Much" Dean Phelps
6. 1 Samuel 3:1-10 read by Rev Lori Tapia
--- National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, Christian Church (DOC)
7. Message: “the Call” Minister Sheila P Spencer
8. “Here I Am, Lord” - DisciplesNet Singers
--- Rev Dr Patricia Donahoo - Executive Director Disciples Women
and Rev Chesla Nickelson - Program Director Disciples Women
9. "Seed, Scattered and Sown" - DisciplesNet Singers
10. Sending Out - Rev April Johnson Minister of Reconciliation
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about belief in God, becoming a Christian or following Christ, or living as a disciple of Christ, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us using the contact information on our website, disciplesnet.org, or our Facebook page, DisciplesNet Church.
INVITATION TO GIVING:
DisciplesNet Church is a not-for-profit church that exists to cross barriers and boundaries to share the Good News of God's redeeming love. We rely on the gifts of our online viewers as we continue to grow and extend our nets around the world.
We also extend the invitation for you to be part of the DisciplesNet ministry by giving a one-time gift, or ongoing, including a tithe. Even the smallest of gifts, like the mustard seed, has a way of growing in amazing ways to share God's word and the love of Jesus Christ. We have a giving page on our website, disciplesnet.org, and email address: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!