Going fishing seemed like the thing to do. The disciples had watched Jesus be brought to trial, crucified, and put into a grave--and then, could it be that he was alive? Had they really seen him? They were wondering what to do, so did what came naturally. And as the sun came up on a new day, they once again found themselves face to face with the Risen Christ by the Sea of Galilee. What happened next will give us all some pointers on how to be disciples of Christ in our own situations.
Rev. Deb Phelps brings today's message based upon John 21:1-19.
Our 30 minute worship brings the chance to sing, pray together, look at scripture and hear God's word examined. 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: "Here I Am, Lord"
2. Welcome and introduction: Russ Smith
3. Hymn: "Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore"
4. Scripture: John 21:1-19 (NRSV)
5. Elder's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
6. Hymn: "Jesu, Jesu," DisciplesNet Singers
7. Message: "Disciples at Dawn," Deb Phelps
8. Hymn: "Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore"
9. Communion: Bob Shaw
10. Communion hymn, "Eat this Bread"
11. Closing Music, credits
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Invitation to Giving:
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God bless you, and thank you for joining us!