We invite you to join us for this week's 30-minute worship with DisciplesNet church, called to be here from around the world and around the clock. This week Rev. Russ Smith brings an inspiring message based upon the story of the Pharisee and the Publican from Luke 18:9-14.
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 it is Christ who invites us to the Table, and all who would say "yes" to that invitation may come before us, in reverence to take part.
The Lord's table has a way of bridging the barriers of time, place, and individual differences that may have been keeping separated. If you would like to join with us today, please prepare a small piece of bread or similar item, and some type of drink (we use grape juice, but other liquids including wine and 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 use mental symbols during the time of remembering Christ.
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 and Hymn: "You are Merciful to Me," Phoebe Spier and Dean Phelps
2. Welcome: Anita Cobb
3. Song: "You are Merciful to Me"
4. Scripture; Luke 18:9-14 (NRSV): Deb Phelps
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Bob Shaw (background: "I Asked the Lord," played by Beverly Carmichael Heid)
6. Song: "He Could Have Called 10,000 Angels," Southport Christian Church Gospel quartet, Indianapolis
7. Message: "Lord, Have Mercy Upon Me, A Sinner," Rev Russ Smith
8. Hymn: "Great is They Faithfulness," CH #86, Congregational singers, DisciplesNet singers
9. Communion: Rev. Carolynn Miller
10. Communion song: "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord," Southport Christian Praise Band
11. Closing Music: "You Are Merciful to Me"
Talk with one of our Pastors:
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, please email us at email@example.com, 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 crossing 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. As we give thanks to those who have helped build the foundation of DisciplesNet church, we extend the invitation to be part of the DisciplesNet ministry by giving either a one-time, or an ongoing gift, including a tithe (10%). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely