We have this treasure in clay jars, we are told. But clay jars are fragile and sometimes get broken when least expected—and what do we do then? Part of the answer comes today in this special message from Rev. Amy Grogan who tells a personal story of tragedy and triumph stirred together, and in their midst the sermon that wouldn’t come. Instead Rev. Grogan offers a meditation of how God’s light can even shine through the cracks of our brokenness, looking at Paul’s message to the Corinthians 4:5-12. We hope you will join us in worshipping this week.
Worship is just over 25 minutes, with song, scripture, prayer, and a short message. 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, “No Never Alone”
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw
3. Opening hymn: “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”
4. Pastor’s Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Bob Shaw
5. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5-10 (NRSV), Russ Smith
6. Hymn: “Farther On,” Dean Phelps
7. Message: “Shining Through,” Amy Grogan
8. Hymn: “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
9. Communion: Russ Smith
10. Hymn: “Eat this Bread”
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, Marlowe Portier, Susan McNeely
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