Our worship today challenges us to look around us, to see what God may be calling us to do to make a difference in the world, no matter who we are and where we are. This same question is one guiding DisciplesNet Church is prayerful worship these next five weeks as we chart the course for our ministry in the upcoming year. As we do this, we are taking a look inside at how God calls us to give of our own gifts and resources-- how we work to be faithful to use these gifts in mission that God is calling us to do. And we invite you to join in, considering your own place and circumstances. We invite you to give of your gifts through DisciplesNet Church, or another ministry that God may be calling you to work through. Our text today is one that is part of the core of DisciplesNet's mission: Matthew 25:31-40.
Worship today is about 26 minutes, a time of worshipping God together through song, prayers, scripture, and considering God's word 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. Opening background music and hymn: "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord," Dean Phelps
2. Elder's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
3. Gospel hymn: "A Beautiful Life," Dean Phelps
4. Scripture: Deb Phelps, Matthew 25:31-40 (NRSV)
5. Message: "Seeing Christ in a New Way," Rev. Russ Smith
6. Hymn: "Jesu, Jesu," Chalice Hymnal #600, DisciplesNet Singers
7. Communion: Bob Shaw
8. Hymn: "In Remembrance of Me,"CH #403, DisciplesNet Singers
9. Sending out (Benediction)
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!