The disciple Peter's answer to Jesus was spot on; near perfect. We call it the great confession. Something we'd all hope to copy, and in fact do as we confess Christ as Lord and Savior. But then---well, the world and the tongue are hard to contain. And that same tongue that made the great confession slipped mightily. Just as happens to us, too. We invite you to join us in worship today as we look at the struggles we have, not controlling others, but controlling what comes out of our very own mouth.
Our worship is 30 minutes long, designed for you to join as works best for you: with song, prayer, praise, scripture, 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 extending beyond 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 it works better for you instead, you may 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, "Wonderful Words of Lifes"
2. Introduction: Russ Smith, with Psalm 19
3. Opening hymn: "Wonderful Words of Life" v. 1-3
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Scripture: James 3:1-12 (NRSV) Deb Phelps
6. Hymn: "They'll Know We are Christians By Our Love"
7. Scripture: Mark 8:27-38 (NRSV), Susan McNeely
7. Message: "Just Say It!," Bob Shaw
8. Hymn: "I Will Sing of My Redeemer"
9. Communion: Anita Cobb
10. Hymn: "Eat this Bread‚" 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
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