Welcome! We invite you to a 30-minute worship time with DisciplesNet church, called to be available to anyone who comes our way around the clock and around the world. Today Pastor Russ Smith takes the difficult scripture of Luke 14:33-44 and helps find the good word in it. Just what does Jesus mean when he tells his disciples that if they would follow after him, they "must hate" their family? We hope you will join us and find out.
Our worship has singing and prayer that we hope you will join in, and plenty of photos and video.
Also, as we do every week, we extend the invitation for you to join as we celebrate the Lord's Supper, also known as breaking of the bread, communion, and the Eucharist. We believe that Christ invites, and all who would say "yes" to that invitation are called to take part.
The table at DisicplesNet overlaps barriers of time, place, and individual differences that may have been keeping you away. If you would like to join us today, we suggest that you make ready some type of bread and some type of drink (we use grape juice, but wine or even water will work).
As we pray then for the bread and cup, we will pray that our blessing extends to where you are. If you are unable or prefer not to eat or drink with us at this time, you may want to meditate or go through the motions or use mental symbol as you come together at this table of remembrance with us.
We hope that as you join us for worship you will feel a blessing from being part, and will share word about us with others. 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 are not satisfied with your time with us, we would appreciate knowing that, too, as we are constantly working to improve what we do and connect with people, and your feedback will help us grow better.
May God bless you richly!
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music "Here I Am, Lord"
2. Welcome: Stuart Mill
3. Song: "Here I Am, Lord," DisciplessNet singers
4. Memory Scripture: Matthew 5:9
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Carolynn Martin Miller
6. "Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace," special music, Southport Christian Church choir
7. Luke 14: 33-45 (NRSV), Carolynn Miller
8. Message: "Prophet for Loss," Russ Smith
9. Song: "Living for Jesus," DisciplesNet Chorus
10. Communion: Pastor Deb Phelps
11. Communion song, background: "Let Us Break Bread Together"
12. Closing Music, credits: "Living For Jesus," background by Beverly Carmichael Heid
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us using the contact information on our website, disciplesnet.org
We are here if you have questions about belief in God, becoming a Christian, following Christ, living as a disciple of Christ, and more.
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, 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.