"Come and see!" was Jesus' answer to brothers Andrew and Peter after they'd just met and the brothers asked where he was staying. And in the next verses in the Gospel of John, Philip tells Nathanael to "Come and see!" after Nathanael's wisecrack about "What good could come out of Nazareth?" (Jesus' home town).
And you guessed it! We at DisciplesNet invite you with those same word this week to worship along with viewers from all over the world: "Come and see!"
With a message from wise and thoughtful Rev. Russ Smith, inspiring hymns made so you can sing along with if you'd like, prayers, scripture, and communion, we hope that you will be blessed in following along for 29 minutes.
We hope that you will join us in this time of prayer, scripture, singing, preaching. 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 background music: "Soon and Very Soon"
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw
3. Singing: "Soon and Very Soon," Les Petite Chanteurs de Montignay
4. Elder's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Scripture: John 1: 43-51 (NRSV): Deb Phelps,
6. Special Music: "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus" DisciplesNet Singers
7. Message: "Come and See," Russ Smith
8. Hymn: "I Surrender All" DisciplesNet Singers
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: "One Piece of Bread," Thom Schuyler
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, being baptized, 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.
And emailing address is: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!