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How do we read a difficult text like today's text, the story of Abraham, ready to sacrifice his son, Isaac? Do we take the story as a literal example of parenting for today, or is there more to the story? What are some other possible ways that the scripture may be interpreted? We hope that you'll join us and see how Rev.Russ Smith wrestles with this scripture and see how this ancient story may relate to your own unique circumstances today.
During out short worship time together, 27 minutes, we've tried to include ways for you to join in during our prayers, scripture, singing, and listening to God's Word for you through this time together. As you worship with us, keep in mind that our 'pews' are very big: you will be worshipping with people in times and places all around the world. We like to think that although most of us can't see each other here, God sees our DisciplesNet Church gathered, perfectly well, and is in our midst.
As we do every week, our time together includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread) where you may choose to participate, or simply meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me."
If you would like to share with us at the table that goes beyond all earthly boundaries of time, place, and structure, we ask that you prepare a piece of bread of some type and a drink, such as grape juice, wine, or water. As we pray, our prayers are given to extend to where you are If you are unable to eat or drink, you may want to use a symbolic gesture or mental symbol as you come together at this table of remembrance with us. (Scroll down for an Order of Worship)
We hope that as you join us for worship you will feel a blessing from beige part. 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.
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Welcome: Bob Shaw
2. Opening music: "Thy Word," played by Bev Heid
3. Opening hymn: "Wonderful Words of Life"
4. Scripture: Genesis 22:1-11, read by Anita Cobb
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
6. Music, "Santo, Santo, Santo," Phoebe Spier, Dean Phelps
7. Message: "Out of the Thicket" Russ Smith
8. Hymn: "What Does the Lord Require of You?"
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: "In Remembrance of Me," CH , DisciplesNet Singers
11. Sending out
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about belief in God, becoming a Christian or following Christ, or living as a disciple of Christ, please email us at email@example.com, or contact us using the contact information on our website, www.disciplesnet.org, or our Facebook page, DisciplesNet Church.
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!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely