The world is bringing people together in amazing ways, creating brother and sisterhood‚ but also tension, disagreement, and conflict. Our worship this week looks at what we can gain in just such a time. Rev. Bob Shaw brings our message today, reminding us of Jesus' words as described in the gospel of Matthew 18, as Jesus shares wisdom on what to do when relationships take a turn for the worse. Continue reading →
Our world seems to be increasingly violent with a new act of terror or tragedy on the news every day. What are disciples of Christ to do? We hope you will join us for worship this week as we explore the church's response to violence and God's response to God's people in times of violence. This week's worship is in song, prayer, scripture, and communion, but also in a special message we are honored to share with you by Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr.. Rev. Jackson is President of the National Convocation of Disciples of Christ and pastor of East Sixth Street Christian Church in Oklahoma. We've created this worship as some of DisciplesNet's key leaders are in Columbus, Ohio, gathered with thousands of Disciples of Christ from the USA and Canada for General Assembly. And from the assembly, Rev. Jackson agreed to share a special word with us about the ripple effects of violence that he is seeing and the tough call that we as Christians are called to make in response. Continue reading →
People all over are looking for a center that will hold…and often have no luck. In our worship today Rev. Russ Smith shares advice from Paul's letter to the Ephesians to help with this. We hope you will join us and find out! We also introduce a new volunteer during our Welcome, one of newest people to help out DisciplesNet ever, and such a blessing. Continue reading →
"What's in it for me, that is. if I choose to believe in God, the man asked the pastor? In this week's message, brought to us through Rev. Deb Phelps, we look at the words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians, talking about thorns in the flesh and being strong in spite of--even through our weaknesses.
Our worship is 30 minutes long, with singing, prayer, scripture, all designed for you to join in as suits you. We hope that you'll be blessed by worshiping with DisciplesNet, finding ways your own faith in God can grow in theses trying times.
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."
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 music: Amazing Grace
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw
3. Opening hymn: "Just a Closer Walk" Dean Phelps
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Russ Smith
5. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," Twana A. Harris, Dean Phelps
6. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Janet Spaulding
7. Message: Deb Phelps
8. Hymn: "Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone," Southport Praise Band
8. Communion: Susan McNeely
9. Hymn: "Eat this Bread," DisciplesNet Singers
10. Sending out: "Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone"
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, 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 have a giving page on our website, disciplesnet.org. And emailing address is: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely