The religious leaders had just criticized Jesus because some of his disciples hadn't washed their hands before eating. What would Jesus say? And how would Jesus' words that day have the power to transform our lives? We hope that you will join us for worship this week as Pastor Russ Smith looks at this question of "Coming Clean" with message based upon the story in Mark 7:1-5, 14-15, 22-23.
Our worship is 27 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, “Open the Eyes of My Heart"
2. Welcome: Russ Smith
3. Opening hymn: “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord,” Dean Phelps
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Gospel Song: "Down to the River to Pray," Southport Praise Quartet
6. Scripture: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 22-23 (NRSV), Deb Phelps
7. Message: “What Comes Out,” Russ Smith
8. Hymn: “Cleanse Me, Heal Me,” DisciplesNet Singers
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: “Here at Thy Table, Lord,” DisciplesNet Singers
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 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