Jesus comes to us in clean, well-lighted places, and in the dark moments of our lives, too. When all is said and done, we are left with the light of God's love to share wherever we go. We hope you'll join us for worship this week as we look at the light and love of Christ. Pastor Bob Shaw will be bringing our message today, based on the text John 3 14-21.
Our 26 minute worship today brings the special gifts of pastor-musician Dean Phelps, who shares three old favorite hymns with us, hopping that you will join in.
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 and Hymn: "Stepping in the Light," Dean Phelps
2. Welcome and introduction: Susan McNeely
3. Hymn: "Stepping in the Light"
4. Scripture: John 3:14-21 (NRSV), Dean Phelps; background music, "Thy Word"
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps, background music, "Near to the Heart of God"
6. Hymn: "If We Never Meet Again," Dean Phelps
7. Message: "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Bob Shaw
8. Hymn: "A Beautiful Life," Dean Phelps
9. Communion: Russ Smith
10. Communion hymn, "When You Do This, Remember Me" v. 1,
11. Closing Music credits: "Stepping in the Light"
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!