Did you ever have one of those mountaintop experiences that you wanted to stay that way forever? That's part of Rev. Bob Shaw's message today when he speaks from the Gospel of Matthew 17:1-9. This is the story of Jesus' transfiguration. Rev. Shaw asks the important question for all disciples after a mountaintop experience: "What now?"
During our 26-minute time together we hope that you will sing along on the hymns, and join in our prayer and scripture.
At the last part of worship we'll be sharing in a time of communion: breaking of the bread together. This is a symbolic act for us, remembering Jesus' words to his disciples at the last supper, to share in the communion in remembrance of him.
If you prefer, you can use the few minutes of communion for prayer and meditation. If you would like to share in communion with us physically, please have ready a piece of bread or similar food, and some type of drink (we use grape juice, but other drinks will work). These represent the broken body and the blood of Jesus Christ given on our behalf. As we pray for the communion, our prayer includes what is on the table before you.
We hope you will feel at home worshipping with us, and feel a blessing from being part. Please help us spread the word about DisciplesNet Church, especially to those who are not able to attend a physical church.
May God bless you richly!
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music: God on the Mountain
2. Praise song: "How Great Thou Art/How Great is Our God," Southport Christian Church, Indianapolis
3. Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13 (NRSV), Deb Phelps; background music, "Thy Word," played by Bev Heid
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps, background music, "God on the Mountain," played by Bev Heid
5. Song: "Santo, Santo, Santo" Chalice Hymnal #111, Phoebe Spier, Dean Phelps
6. Message: "Going Down the Mountain," Bob Shaw
7. Hymn: "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross," CH #195 DisciplesNet Chorale
8. Communion: Anita Cobb
9. Communion hymn, "Break Thou the Bread of Life", CH #321; DisciplesNet singers
10. Closing Music, credits; Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley, #211
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
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