Welcome! We invite you to join us for 30-minutes of worship time with DisciplesNet church, called to be here for whoever finds their way here from around the world and around the clock. Today's message comes to us as a special gift from the Executive Director of Reconciliation Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the talented Rev. April Johnson. We hope you will join us, sing along with the music, pray with us, and reflect as Rev. Johnson brings us the message.
If you would like to make a special gift to Reconciliation Ministries, you can do that by making a donation on our website ( www.disciplesnet.org ) or by mail, and making us a note, sending an email, etc., to let us know how much of that offering you would like to go to Reconciliation Ministries.
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, hymn "The Gift of Love," Dean Phelps, DisciplesNet singers
2. Memory scripture: Colossians 3:12-17 (ESV) Amy Grogan
3. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Rev. Bob Shaw
4. Song: "Sanctuary," sung by Phoebe Spier, Dean Phelps
5. Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-10 (NRSV) Rev. Russ Smith
6. Message: "Fan the Flame," Rev. April Johnson
7. Song: "Here I Am, Lord," DisciplesNet singers
8. Communion: Rev. Anita Cobb
9. Communion song, background: "Here I Am," Pam Barksdale instrumental
10. Closing Music, credits
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.