Greetings! Our theme for today’s worship is one of God’s care for us, looking at the Lord as our Shepherd (from Psalm 23) and Christ as the Good Shepherd that will lay down life for the sheep. Rev. Bob Shaw brings us our message about the Good Shepherd today.
DisciplesNet's worship #81 continues in the spirit of the Easter and resurrection story, picking up that first day as the risen Jesus accompanies his followers, who don't yet know who he is, as they are on the road to Emmaus. Pastor Audrey Borschel bridges the conversation of what the risen Christ's presence meant to the disciples to what it means in our own lives, using narrative store to help us examine the presence of Christ with and in each of us.
For this worship after Easter Sunday, again this year we focus our message upon Jesus' disciple Thomas, who in often just described by the unfortunate label, "doubting Thomas." At DisciplesNet we try to describe each other as God's children without judgment-causing labels before their name, and also try not to use the lens of any one event or characteristic that the world might label them by.… Read the rest “DisciplesNet Worship # 80, “Thomas the Builder” (Hill 04.15.2012)”
Welcome to DisciplesNet Church for the special Easter, Resurrection morning worship, complete with opportunities for song, scripture, inspiration, and communion. On today's worship we invite you to sing along in the traditional Easter morning hymns: "Christ the Lord is Risen Today," "Christ Arose," "In the Garden," and "In Remembrance of Me."… Read the rest “DisciplesNet Worship # 79, Easter (Phelps 04-08-12)”
We hope you will join us for this Holy Week worship time, about 25 minute long, that combines inspirational music, the story of the Passion of Christ that comes from the Gospel of Mark 14:1-15:47 read interactively. with artwork from around the world showing Jesus in his final week. Continue reading →
Our DisciplesNet worship video #26 was created for Maundy Thursday worship of Holy Week in 2011. Maundy Thursday was named in Christian tradition for 'mandatum novum,' Latin for "new commandment," which is at the heart of the last moments Jesus spent with his disciples, and his commandment that his disciples love one another.
In that tradition, our worship uses some of the symbolic acts of that last night, including washing of the feet, and breaking of the bread. Richard Propes' leads the washing of the feet, symbolic of servant leadership, from his Church of the Brethren background. Bob Shaw brings the words from the table. In watching the scenes from our worship, we invite those watching online to imagine servant leadership from within your own context.
An extra special gift on this video is the inspiring message, "In That Moment," by Janet Spaulding, her first for DisciplesNet.
We hope you will feel blessed by your time spent with us in this Maundy Thursday service, and go away with a sense of Jesus' presence in this special moment together.
We invite you to join us for our Palm Sunday worship, with the message given for our DisciplesNet listeners by New Testament scholar and professor, Ronald J. Allen, who is also an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ron Allen is the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana, www.cts.edu, and author of over 30 scholarly books.
Allen sheds light on the traditional Palm Sunday scripture, Mark 11:1-11, sharing some cultural insight as to what they Jewish crowd may have seen and felt as they welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem with leafy branches and shouts of "Hosanna!"