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What is it like to have everything you thought you knew challenged? This happened to Nicodemus, a religious leader who came to Jesus at night when his colleagues were dismissing Jesus' claims, but had the insight to believe their might be more to them. We hope that you will join us for this short time of worship and hear Pastor Russ Smith look at Jesus and Nicodemus' interaction, and see what is in it for us today. Rev. Smith speaks from the Gospel of John, 3:1-17.
During our 30-minute time together we hope that you will sing or keep time with the hymns, join in our prayer and scripture--
And at the last of our 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 Jesus life and redeeming acts.
If you prefer during our short time of communion, you can use the moments for prayer and meditation. If you would like to share in communion with us physically, please have ready a piece of bread, rice 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: "Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God," Dean Phelps, guitar
2. Praise song: "Blest Be the Tie That Binds, v 1," #433 Chalice hymnal, DisciplesNet singers
3. Scripture: John 3:1-17 (NRSV), Bob Shaw; background music, "Thy Word," played by Bev Heid
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Audrey Borschel; background music, "Breathe on Me Breath of God, from Favorite Hymns and Prayers, Chalice Press.
5. Story song: "Spirit," CH #249, Dean Phelps, with Sue Dykes
6. Message: "Born from Above," Russ Smith
7. Hymn: "I Will Sing of My Redeemer," Southport Christian Church praise band
8. Communion: Anita Cobb
9. Communion hymn, "Eat this Bread", v 1, CH #414; DisciplesNet singers
10. Closing Music, credits; "Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God," Dean Phelps
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 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!