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Welcome to worship! This week we look at one of the more difficult to understand passages in the New Testament, where Jesus told his disciples, "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off!" What did he mean? We hope that you will join us and see how Jesus uses this metaphor to teach an important lesson about discipleship.
Our worship is 26 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, "Seek Ye First" Phoebe Spier
2. Introduction: Bob Shaw
3. Opening hymn: "Seek Ye First"
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps
6. Hymn: "Stepping in the Light"
7. Scripture: Mark 9:38-50 (NRSV), Deb Phelps
7. Message: "Drop it!"
8. Hymn: "I Surrender All"
9. Communion: Susan McNeely
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 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