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How do we find hope in a world where hope is scarce? Amy Grogan takes us through the whole story of Advent, finding hope in times when darkness is most visible.
We hope that you will join us for this worship and that it will bring great meaning to you as you continue to live in expectation of the coming realm of God.
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 music: “Come, O Long Expected Jesus”
Welcome and Scripture: Bob Shaw; Isaiah 9:2,6&7 (NRSV)
3. Congregational Singing: “Come, O Long Expected Jesus” Chalice Hymnal #125
4. Prayer: Susan McNeely (background Sweet Hour of Prayer, Lebanon Christian Church)
5. Hymn: "O Come, O Come, Emanuel" (verse 1) Chalice Hymnal #119
6. Message: "" Amy Grogan
7. Song: "Sing to the Lord A New Song" original hymn by Audrey Borschel
8. Communion: Rev. Russ Smith
9. Hymn: "Eat This Bread" Chalice Hymnal #414
10. 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:
1100 W 42nd St, Suite 220a
Indianapolis, IN 46208
And emailing address is: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!