The Bible’s printed words are all about the same size, whether talking about who begat whom, Jesus’ innermost words to his disciples, or the drama of Jesus' last days on earth—the passion story of Christ. Yet this Sunday is Easter Sunday, and in it Pastor Charles Webb helps us to bring the message to life, listening behind the scenes --eavesdropping on the story. And in this, being more fully aware of what this Easter message means in our own lives. Combined with special singing, scripture, prayer—we hope that you will be blessed by being with us in our church without walls this Easter Sunday week.
This week's worship is just over 30 minutes long, and as we do each week, our closing moments together include a time of communion (breaking of the bread). We invite you to participate if you would like with some type of actual bread and drink you supply, or these elements held in your mind. You may also meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me." All are welcome at our table.
(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, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” Bev Heid, piano
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw, with Psalm 118
3. Opening hymn: “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” v 1,3,4
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Russ Smith
5. Hymn: “In the Garden” v1 DisciplesNet Singers
6. Scripture: John 18:1-20 (NRSV), Blanche Edwards, Audrey Borschel (2013)
7. Message: “Eavesdropping on Easter,” Charles Webb
8. Hymn: “He Arose”
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: “Jesus, Remember Me,” 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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely