Two eyes, two ears. Dandelions and fish. You! Each has a part to play in the world, each an important role. Our worship today looks at gifts in this world and how they all work together, even in unexpected ways. Rev. Russ Smith brings our message, continuing a look at the Letter to the Ephesians, and it's special insights on life together as people of God.
Our worship is 24 minutes long, designed for you to join as works for you, in worship, song, prayer, our message, and communion. 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, “In the Bulb There is a Flower”
2. Welcome: Russ Smith
3. Opening hymn: “In the Bulb There is a Flower”
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Hymn: "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah"
6. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (NRSV), Bob Shaw
7. Message: “The Gift is You" Russ Smith
8. Hymn: “The Gift of Love"
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10.Hymn: “We Have Been Redeemed” Audrey Borschel
11. Sending out
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 email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely