God calls the powerful--but it seems even more likely that God will call the ordinary, the unlikely to serve. We hope you'll join us today as our worship looks at how God called the shepherd boy David, an unlikely king, and how God calls us--in whatever likely or unlikely place we seem to be. Our preaching text is from 1 Samuel 16:1-13.
Our worship is 30 minutes long, with singing, prayer, scripture, all designed for you to join in as suits you. We hope that you'll be blessed by worshiping with DisciplesNet, finding ways your own faith in God can grow in theses trying times.
As we do every week, our time together includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread) where you may choose to participate, 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 music: "Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul," Bev Heid
2. Welcome: Russ Smith
3. Opening hymn: "Lord, Make Us Instruments of Your Peace," Southport Choir
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
6. Hymn: "Little is Much When God is in It," Dean Phelps
7. Message: "The Unlikely Servant, Bob Shaw
7. Hymn: "Here I Am, Lord," DisciplesNet Singers
8. Communion: Deb Phelps
9. Hymn: "Seed, Scattered and Sown," DisciplesNet Singers
10. Sending out: "Here I Am, Lord"
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about belief in God, becoming a Christian or following Christ, 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 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!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely
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Opening artwork: "Samuel e david". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_e_david.jpg#/media/File:Samuel_e_david.jpg
Samuel anoints David, Dura Europos, Syria, 3rd century CE