They were going about it all wrong, and God wanted them to know it! It wasn't as much their ritual acts and words that God wanted, but rather righteous acts and words. As we worship this week, we will look at Isaiah 58 and in the Beatitudes of Matthew 5:3-12, to get a closer look at God's heart and will for our lives.
We hope that you will join us in this week's worship, 29 minutes, with scripture, a short message, prayer, songs (that we hope you will join in with) and breaking bread. Whether you are worshipping as one, or in a group, as we come together we are the people of God together--and so glad that you are part.
As we do every week, our time together includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread) where you may choose to participate, or simply meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me." We believe that Christ extends the invitation to all, and that we come not because we are wholly righteous, but that we are redeemed.
If you would like to share with us at the table we ask that you prepare a piece of a type of bread for you, and a drink such as grape juice, wine, or water. As we pray, our prayers are given to 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: “O Worship the King”
2. Welcome, Pastor Russ, with Isaiah 58:6-9
3. Opening hymn: “Stepping in the Light” Dean Phelps
4. Scripture: Matthew 5 (Beatitudes)
5. Prayer, Elder Susan, background music: “Wind Through the Olive Trees" played by Pam Barksdale
6. Hymn: “A Beautiful Life,” sung by Dean Phelps
7. Scripture: Isaiah 58, read by Audrey Borschel, recorded 2013
8. Message: “Showing and Doing" by Rev. Bob
9. Hymn: “Just A Closer Walk” sung by the Dean Phelps
10. Communion: Pastor Russ
11. Hymn: “Eat this Bread” sung by the DisciplesNet Singers
12. Sending out
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!