There is a promise that we cannot nor will never fully understand--a promise God made long ago, yet that extends even to us now. What is that promise? What does it mean to each of us, and to a world that seems to have so much turmoil? Join us in worship as we explore these ideas, as we explore God's promises and worship God together in this 25-minute video of scripture, prayer, singing, communion, and message from Pastor Bob Shaw. Continue reading →
This week, in the United States, people will be celebrating "Thanksgiving." The holiday means a number of things, but all involve the giving of thanks. So, to help you in your giving of thanks, we've collected together our worship services and music that have an emphasis on the giving of thanks.… Read the rest “Giving Thanks”
In your mind, try to bring up the image of a mighty king. The Jewish and Roman leaders were doing that when they got cross-wise with the humble man standing before them on trial as "king" of the Jews. We hope that you will join us in worship this week on what is traditionally seen as "Christ the King" Sunday or "the realm of Christ" Sunday--when we, too, struggle with the meaning of it all. Continue reading →
How do you approach important milestones in your life? That is the idea as DisciplesNet Church offers this special time of worship today, celebrating our Fifth Anniversary of ministry. On November 14, 2010, we launched DisciplesNet Worship #1. Yet our team does not want this worship to be about DisciplesNet Church, but of God's presence with each of us at all times, with our milestones--joyful and not so joyful, perhaps--giving us a chance to reflect--and go to God in prayer.
Our team has chosen Five Prayers and Reflections that we were feeling as we approached this worship, and hope that these prayers are appropriate for you to reflect upon, wherever you are today, and whatever your circumstances. Our prayers for Gratitude, Godliness, Guidance, Growth, and Grace make the framework of our worship, with scripture and hymns built in. After each prayer we'll light a prayer candle. In the closing moments of worship we will share in a special moment of communion together. Continue reading →
Jesus had a way of turning things around, and in our worship today we look at how gifts that a giver might see as very great, might not amount to all that much after all in God's eyes---when other gifts may seem small to others, but turn out to be the greatest of all.
This week we are blessed to have Rev. Charles Webb bringing our message, speaking from Mark 12:38-44: the story of the widow's mite. Continue reading →
"Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise." These words come to us from the Shema, the instructions given to the children of Israel through Moses--then recited again generations later by Jesus as we read in our scripture today, Mark 12:24-34.
We invite you to our worship today as we celebrate All Saints day--those who have come before us to teach us the way--then turn our hearts toward a sense of the parts we each have before us in working with others to follow the commands to Love God with everything we have, and our neighbor as ourselves. Continue reading →