Welcome to DisciplesNet Worship! Today's worship brings an inspiring message by DisciplesNet team minister, Rev. Blanche Edwards, combining the passages from Exodus 3:1-12 of the baby Moses being launched into troubled waters with the story from John 5:4, "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had." (NRSV)
This worship has so much more, with the humble opportunity to share the gifts of Mrs. Blanche Hester, the grandmother of team minister Blanche Edwards and great-grandmother of DisciplesNet intern and high school senior, Joy Torrence. The two of them put their skills together to gather the audio and video for us to use, then edited it for those who are joining us in worship.
We are all about connecting here at DisciplesNet, and love the opportunities that our unique location on the internet highway gives us to share with you and all others who come here a treasure trove of inspirational gifts that are hard to find elsewhere. Mrs. Hester is 98, and and now touring the world (our last statistic showed that people from 112 countries had joined us for worship here).
We are humbled to be able to bring this gift to you, as well as that of another revered minister, Rev. Raymond E. Brown, who blessed us by presiding at the table while visiting our DisciplesNet studio recently. Rev. Brown is a ground-breaker, bridge builder, and beloved mentor for several generations of clergy. Among many other roles, Rev. Brown served as the first secretary of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
We hope you will join us for this short time of worship (30 minutes), and will be blessed by participating. Please tell friends, family, and others you know about our online church that is here with doors that never close, walls as wide as the world, and always room at the table.
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instead of a call to offering within our worship video, we invite you to join others who made our presence on the internet highway with a sense of God's call to give to help support this ministry. We continue to grow steadily and have so many exciting projects planned to connect with people who have been connected from the church.
If you would like to be part of making this ministry possible through giving of a gift, this can be done by going to our website disciplesnet.org and going through Pay Pal or credit cards, by writing to our physical PO Box at:
PO Box 17935
Indianapolis, IN 46217
or emailing us at email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Participating in Today’s Worship:
Message: Rev. Blanche Edwards
Pastor’s Prayer: Rev. Josephine Manns
Communion: Rev. Raymond Brown
Communion Prayer: Rev. Deb Phelps
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-12 Rev. Blanche Edwards
Special music: Mrs. Blanche Hester;
Rev. Dr. Twana A. Harris, and Rev. Dean Phelps; Josephine Manns
Video and videography: Deb Phelps, Susan McNeely, Rev. Blanche Edwards, DisciplesNet intern Joy Torrence.