DisciplesNet celebrates its second anniversary by receiving a special guest to bring you our message, looking at three special visions, or discernments to bring us closer to God, that we can find at the table.
We are humbled and so grateful that Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, took time from her extraordinarily busy schedule to give this message to our DisciplesNet family. This was filmed in the chapel at Disciples Center headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Our worship includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread)--for which we extend the invitation given by Jesus Christ to all who would come. If you would like to share with us in this time at the table that passes all boundaries of place, time, and walls, then we ask that you prepare a wafer, cracker, or bread and a drink, and we ask that our blessing will extend to where you are. If you are unable to eat or drink, use a symbolic gesture or mental symbols of joining with us.
We hope you will join us for this short time of worship (32 minutes), and will be blessed by participating. Please tell friends, family, and others you know about our online church that is here with doors that never close, walls as wide as the world, and always room at the table.
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitation to Giving:
DisciplesNet is growing and has much in the works! We extend the invitation for you to be part of this ministry by giving an offering, or regular tithe. We are sustained and extending our nets now because of the generous gifts of people around the world. These gifts, like the mustard seed, are already growing in amazing ways.
We have a giving page on our website, disciplesnet.org. Our physical address for donations is:
PO Box 17935
Indianapolis, IN 46217
And emailing address is: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Background Music: "Sing Hallelujah, Chalice Hymnal #32
2. Introduction: Rev. Dr. Deb Phelps
3. Opening: Hymn, "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," CH #5
4. Scripture: Luke 24:13-16, 28-35 (NRSV),
read by Tanya Willis-Robinson, Anjeanette Perkins
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer, Rev. Bob Shaw
6. Special Music: Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace:
Please sing along, especially the chorus:
"Lord make us instruments of Your peace,
messengers Lord, in thought and deed."
7. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:20-29 (NRSV) Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel
8. Message: "3 Discernments at the Table," Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins
9. Hymn: "Know Him in the Breaking of the Bread" (see words below)
10. Communion/Breaking Bread: Rev. Russ Smith, Rev. Blanche Edwards
11. Communion Hymn: "One Bread, One Body," CH #393,
12. Benediction, Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins
Sung by Southport Christian Church (Indianapolis) choir and congregation: Leah Trigg, Director, Sue Dykes organist
"Sing Hallelujah" #32, written by Linda Stassen-Benjamin, 1974
"Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace,"
"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," CH#5, sung by Dean Phelps and Twana A. Harris. Words by Charles Wesley 1739, music: Carl Glaser, 1828, arr. Lowell Mason 1839.
"One Bread, One Body," CH# 393, sung by Phoebe Spier and Dean Phelps; written by John B. Foley, 1978.
"Know Him in the Breaking of the Bread,"sung by Dean Phelps and Audrey Borschel; written by Bob Riegal.
DisciplesNet Church has a WorshipCast License with Christian Copyright Solutions which allow us permission to provide for you the musical arrangements found here on this site.