How do we have the mind of Christ? Doe is come from putting ourselves as judge over people? Not so fast....we invite you to join us in this short worship and find a different way. Pastor Russ Smith will be bringing our message today, based on the text Philippians 2:5-11 and the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem in his last week, what the church calls Holy Week. Continue reading →
We invite you to join us on a special worship today, looking at the gospel of John and its suspense in telling of Jesus' sense that "my time has not yet come…" and then later, that is has come. Bob Shaw is skillful in telling this story, then sharing from his own experience later in the service, of finding help in God's word and presence.
For our music we have favorites, from the instrumental "I Come to the Garden," played on guitar by Dean Phelps, to hymns we hope you will join us on, "I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry," and "Little is Much" (an old hymn that may be new to many).
Today's scriptures are from John 12:20-33 (read from The Message) and Psalm 121 ) read from the NRSV). 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 email@example.com.
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 www.disciplesnet.org or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Participating in today's Worship:
Message: Bob Shaw
Communion: Audrey Borschel; prayer Susan McNeely
Pastor's Prayer: Deb Phelps
Scripture: Susan McNeely (John 12:20-33 (The Message); Bob Shaw (Psalm 121, NRSV)
Video and Videography: Deb Phelps and Susan McNeely
Jesus comes to us in clean, well-lighted places, and in the dark moments of our lives, too. When all is said and done, we are left with the light of God's love to share wherever we go. We hope you'll join us for worship this week as we look at the light and love of Christ. Pastor Bob Shaw will be bringing our message today, based on the text John 3 14-21.
Our 26 minute worship today brings the special gifts of pastor-musician Dean Phelps, who shares three old favorite hymns with us, hopping that you will join in.
And as we do every week, we will share communion together at the end of worship (breaking of the bread). We pass along the invitation to join in 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 all 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 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 and Hymn: "Stepping in the Light," Dean Phelps
2. Welcome and introduction: Susan McNeely
3. Hymn: "Stepping in the Light"
4. Scripture: John 3:14-21 (NRSV), Dean Phelps; background music, "Thy Word"
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps, background music, "Near to the Heart of God"
6. Hymn: "If We Never Meet Again," Dean Phelps
7. Message: "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Bob Shaw
8. Hymn: "A Beautiful Life," Dean Phelps
9. Communion: Russ Smith
10. Communion hymn, "When You Do This, Remember Me" v. 1,
11. Closing Music credits: "Stepping in the Light"
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about belief in God, becoming a Christian or following Christ, being baptized, or living as a disciple of Christ, please email us at email@example.com, or contact us using the contact information on our website, www.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, have 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 emailing address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Jesus went to the temple one day hoping to find some sacred spaces there…and when he found moneychangers, he couldn't take it, and set about to change things. We hope you'll join us for worship today as we look at some of the places in our own lives that just may need some similar cleansing as well, our own "sacred spaces".… Read the rest “DisciplesNet Worship #239, “Sacred Spaces” (Smith, 03.08.2015)”
In one minute disciple Peter is feeling good at having answered Jesus correctly, that he was the Messiah. In the next, Jesus is rebuking Peter, telling him to "get behind him, Satan."
It all had to do with Jesus teaching his disciples about choices--between life and death, saving and losing our lives. We hope you will worship with us as we explore this message, this second Sunday in Lent. Rev. Deb Phelps brings the message, "Which Hill," with insights on which hill we are called to die upon. Continue reading →