This has been a rough time around the world, with violence and unrest seeming to be in every direction…and we hear people crying out to God, "How long, O Lord, how long?" But what comes next?
We hope that you'll join us for our second Sunday in Advent worship where we look at this question. Our message today is brought by Rev. Deb Phelps.
At DisciplesNet we are doing an overview of the church's history, and this week we look at THE WORD INCARNATE: the Life of Christ. And we ask: what are some of the most important messages that Jesus came to deliver to us from God?
This worship includes special opportunities to follow along in singing, prayer, and scripture. As we do every week, we will share communion together at the end of worship (breaking of the bread). We pass along the invitation to join in 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: "I Wonder as I Wander," Dean Phelps
2. Welcome and Scripture: Susan McNeely, Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8 (NRSV)
3. Singing: "I Wonder as I wander," Dean Phelps; with scripture read by Deb Phelps: John 1: 1-5, 10-13, 14, 16-18 (NRSV)
4. Introduction to Scripture and Sermon, Deb Phelps
5. Scripture: (NRSV), read by
6. Hymn: When God is a Child, v 1.
7. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Russ Smith
8. Hymn: "When God is a Child," DisciplesNet Singers
9. Message: "Light of the World" Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: "Let us Walk in the Light of our God," DisciplesNet Singers
11. Communion: Bob Shaw
12. Hymn: "I Come with Joy" DisciplesNet Singers
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!