When Jesus' followers left that empty tomb all those years ago, what mattered most? What matters most to you? We invite you to join us for this special Resurrection Day--Easter worship--where Rev. Bob Shaw will help us with this question. We hope that you will join us in singing some of the favorite hymns and songs, for scripture, and prayer.
Toward the end of our 27-minute time together this week, we will be sharing in a time of communion: breaking of the bread together. This is a symbolic act for us, remembering Jesus' words to his disciples at the last supper, to share in the communion in remembrance of Jesus life and redeeming acts.
If you prefer during our short time of communion, you can use the moments for prayer and meditation. If you would like to share in communion with us physically, please have ready a piece of bread, rice or similar food, and some type of drink (we use grape juice, but other drinks will work). These represent the broken body and the blood of Jesus Christ given on our behalf. As we pray for the communion, our prayer includes what is on the table before you.
We hope you will feel at home worshipping with us, and feel a blessing from being part. Please help us spread the word about DisciplesNet Church, especially to those who are not able to attend a physical church.
May God bless you richly!
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music, Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
2. Introduction and skit: Bob Shaw, Russ Smith
3. Hymn: "Christ the Lord is Risen Today," Chalice Hymnal #216, v. 1-3
4. Scripture: John 20: 1-18, (NRSV) Blanche Edwards; "In the Garden," background music
5. Hymn: "In the Garden, v. 1, CH#227
6. Pastoral Prayer with Lord's Prayer, Deb Phelps ("Beneath the Cross of Jesus")
7. Hymn: "He Lives", CH#226
8. Message: Bob Shaw
9. Hymn: "Christ Arose," v. 1,CH #224
10. Communion: Russ Smith
11. Communion hymn, "We Have Been Redeemed," Audrey Borschel(2012)
12. Special praise in song and response
13. Closing Music, credits
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We are here if you have questions about belief in God, becoming a Christian, following Christ, living as a disciple of Christ, and more.
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.
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God bless you, and thank you for joining us!