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Where were you four years ago and what what were you doing? In our worship today, DisciplesNet asks those same questions of ourselves as we approach the fourth anniversary of our first worship, DisciplesNet Worship #1, released on November 14, 2010.
That day Dean Phelps opened worship in songs, "This Little Light of Mine," and "If You Come Up Empty. That day our preacher was Richard Propes, as he is today, reflecting on his journey over the years, and inviting you to think of your journey too, and how so much is an unscripted journey that comes from following Christ.
We also will be singing Never Alone, an old hymn sung by our DisciplesNet singers, a volunteer choir led by Audrey Borschel to sing music to share with our DisciplesNet congregation. This particular song has been our most popular this year, listened to by people in over 120 countries, bringing assurance of God's presence with us, no matter what.
We hope that you will join us for this worship and that it will bring great meaning to you as you continue on your unscripted journey.
DisciplesNet church works to bring the church to people not able to attend a physical church, as well as those who benefit by connecting online 24/7 with the special faith resources we create. We work to bring the Good News of God's redeeming love to the world.
At our fourth anniversary, DisciplesNet continues to seek God's guidance as our unique ministry keeps growing. As we prayerfully work to reach people online around the world, we also prayerfully seek to be the best stewards possible of the resources that people are sharing in God's work through DisciplesNet Church. We invite you to join in giving through DisciplesNet --or another ministry of your choosing-- as you consider your own place and circumstances, and how God calls you to share your own gifts.
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 being 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 instrumental background music: "This Little Light," Dean Phelps
2. Welcome: Russ Smith
3. Congregational singing: "This Little Light," led by Dean Phelps
4. Introduction to Scripture and Sermon, Deb Phelps
5. Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27 (NRSV), read by Deb Phelps
6. Hymn: My Hope is Built, v 1.
7. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Bob Shaw
8. Hymn: No, Never Alone, v 1,2,3
9. Message: "The Unscripted Journey" Richard Propes
10. Hymn: "Farther On,"
11. Communion: Deb Phelps
12. Hymn: "If You Come Up Empty" Dean Phelps
13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!