When the world seems to be coming apart at the seams, God sends reminders of an unshakeable kingdom that is not of this world, but free to all. The kingdom of God confounds traditional schemes and affords a true hope. Rev. Amy Grogan brings our message today of peace and hope, based upon three of Jesus’ parables, told in Matthew 13:12-33, 44.
Worship today is just over 30 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 background music: “I’d Rather Have Jesus”
2. Welcome: Susan McNeely
3. Opening Song: “As the Deer”
4. Pastor’s Prayer with Lord’s Prayer: Bob Shaw
5. Scripture: Matthew 13:13-33, 44 (NRSV), Diane Spleth
6. Chorus: “My Hope is Built”
7. Message: “Confounding Kingdom” Amy Grogan
8. Hymn: “Seek Ye First”
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: “In Remembrance of Me”
11. Sending out (Benediction)
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