So often in these days the world seems filled with chaos, hatred, and despair. What are we to do? How are we to make it through? We hope you will join us this week in worship when we look at that very question, drawing on a simple memory strategy that is pretty easy for most of us to carry with us.
This week we are excited to begin a special series of worships, Disciples Believing. This series has to do with the ways we are called as a church and a people to be Christ's disciples in the world. To help us, we're honored to have a series of gifted speakers whose jobs are to work with congregations and individuals, helping them be more faithful and effective in what God is calling us to do. This week we are honored to have the Reverend Rick Spleth bring the message, "Five Fingers and Faith."
Rev. Spleth is the Regional Minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the state of Indiana, in the United States.
DisciplesNet's reach is global, and we've had interest in wanting to know more about our beliefs in following Christ. That is part of the background of this series of sermons, not to promote a position, but to give a sense of our spiritual compass that we follow.
We hope that you will join in as you would like with our songs, prayers, scriptures, and the message. At the end of our 30-minute time together 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 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 music: "Seek Ye First," Phoebe Spier
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw
3. Opening music: "Seek Ye First," Chalice Hymnal #354
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Russ Smith
5. Music: "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord," Dean Phelps
6. Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-11, 12:1-2 (NRSV), read by Bob Shaw
7. Message: "Five Fingers and Faith," Rick Spleth
8. Hymn: "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," CH #628
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: "Know Him in the Breaking of the Bread"
11. Sending out
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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.
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God bless you, and thank you for joining us!