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Happy New Year! Welcome to church on the internet. We've put together worship this week to help us take a closer look at the Light that the prophet Isaiah speaks of as he reminds his people, "Arise! Shine! Your light has come!" Now, we've just finished celebrating this light at Christmas…but what happens when we do everything we can to FIND this light, but still feel surrounded in darkness?
We hope that you will join us in this time of prayer, scripture, singing, message from Rev. Russ Smith. ANd 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: "Stepping in the Light," Dean Phelps
2. Welcome: Deb Phelps
3. Singing: "Stepping in the Light,"
4. Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6 (NRSV): Anita Cobb
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Bob Shaw
6. Special Music: "Go, Tell it on the Mountain," Twana Harris, Dean Phelps
7. Message: "Arise! Shine!" Russ Smith
8. Special Scripture Reading: Romans 8:38-39 Janet Spaulding
9. Hymn: "No, Never Alone," v.1-2, DisciplesNet Singers
9. Communion: Amy Grogan
10. Hymn: "Here at Thy Table, Lord"
11. 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:
1100 W 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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