The problem is as old as people's belief in God: "Where is God when people are suffering?" We confront this question head on in worship this week, using the story of Job and insightful words from Revs. Russ Smith and Bob Shaw, and in song, prayer, scripture, and communion.
Our worship today is 26 minutes long, designed for you to join as best works for you. We hope that you'll be blessed by worshiping with DisciplesNet, finding ways your own faith in God can grow in 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:
Opening thumbnail photo is "Job and His Friends, by Ilya Repin (Russia), 1869
1. Opening music, “It is Well With My Soul," played by Bev Heid
2. Welcome: Deb Phelps
3. Opening hymn: “It is Well With My Soul," v. 1, 2 (Dean Phelps, Twana A. Harris)
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Hymn:"This is My Father's World"
6. Scripture: Job 42:1-6(NRSV), Deb Phelps
7. Message: “God is There" Russ Smith
8. Hymn: “It is Well With My Soul," v. 3-4
9. Communion: Bob Shaw
10.Hymn: “Jesus, Remember Me”
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