There are any number of things that are optional in the life of a Christian, but there are a few requirements. Rev. Russ talks about three of these from the words of the prophet Micah. Continue reading →
To say that "God is Love" is to say that loving relationships are at the core of God's being. Rev. Patti Case looks at Psalm 27 as a means of understanding this vital aspect of who God is and who God wants us to be.
Our worship this week is 31 minutes long, with sing-along hymns, prayers, and a special guest preacher, Rev. Patti Case, bringing the word.
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 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 music: Softly and Tenderly
2. Welcome, Deb Phelps, with Psalm 30:10-12
3. Opening hymn: "Sanctuary" sung by Phoebe Spier and Dean Phelps, Jim Eads percussion
4. Scripture: Psalm 27 from "Psalms for Praying" by Nan C. Merrill
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Rev. Russ
background music: "Near to the Heart of God"
6. Hymn: “Gather Us In” sung by the DisciplesNet singers
7. Message: "Love-Poetry in Motion" by guest preacher Rev. Patti Case
8. Hymn: “the Gift of Love" sung by Dean Phelps
9. Communion: Elder Susan
10. Hymn: “Come Share the Lord” sung by the DisciplesNet Singers
11. 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 email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
“Where are you staying? they asked Jesus. Or rather, “Where do you abide?” These were the young men who would soon become Jesus’ disciples. “Come and see,” Jesus said.
That same question and answer comes through the ages to each person who becomes a disciple of Jesus--and it comes to us today in worship as we look at this question again. We hope that you will come and see, with us, some of what it all means. Continue reading →
In the Sunday following Epiphany, we look at Jesus use of power. God doesn't act in our world through irresistible force, but through gentle persuasive action. Jesus, as God's great example for us, acts as an agent of change, but never through force and especially never through violence. Pastor Russ leads us to God's call for us to use gentle power and so to be Christ's presence in our world in our times and places. Continue reading →
In the Sunday after Christmas Sunday, we look at some folks wondering what it all meant. There were shepherds, and King Herod who saw this child as a threat and sent the Magi (Wise Men) to find him. Yet also, even unto our day, we are not so much unlike those living 2000 years ago, as we work to understand what it all means to us. We hope that our worship this week can help, as we look at scripture from Matthew 2:13-25, sing songs, pray, and hear the message, “Epiphany” from Rev. Bob Shaw. Continue reading →