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Welcome to this week's DisciplesNet worship experience!
For the Sunday following Easter Sunday, the church traditionally looks at the story of Jesus' disciples as they begin to have meetings with the risen Jesus. From these post-resurrection appearances, the disciples began to better comprehend what had happened with Jesus' crucifixion, resurrection, and expectation now that they as Jesus' disciples carry on his work of sharing the Good News of God's love and redeeming grace with the world. This Sunday traditionally focuses especially upon disciple Thomas, who had been absent when Jesus' appeared to his disciples hiding behind closed doors. Thomas picked up the nickname, "doubting Thomas" from his exclamation that he would have to put his hands in the scars on Jesus' hands and side to believe that it was really Jesus.
Tradition also has it that as the disciples spread out to share the Good News as Jesus instructed, Thomas went eastward, including to India.
This Sunday DisciplesNet Church is especially blessed to have our sermon message delivered to us by DisciplesNet team member, Rahul Nirmal, from his home in India. We hope you will join us now as Minister Nirmal challenges us to put ourselves in some of some of the post-resurrection scenes as we come to understand the place that Jesus has in our own lives today.
Our short worship time together, 30 minutes, includes prayer, scripture, singing, and listening to the word together with people in times and places all around the world. We bring special music for today in the soulful, "Seek Ye First," sung by Phoebe Spier, and "Ten Thousand Angels," sung by the Southport Christian Church gospel quartet.
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 defies all boundaries of time, place, and structure, then we ask that you prepare a wafer, cracker, or bread and a drink. As we pray, we are praying that our blessing extends 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us using the contact information on our website, including our community, DisciplesNet City Cafe, found on our website.
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, have 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. 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!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Rahul Nirmal, Susan McNeely
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.