"Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise." These words come to us from the Shema, the instructions given to the children of Israel through Moses--then recited again generations later by Jesus as we read in our scripture today, Mark 12:24-34.
We invite you to our worship today as we celebrate All Saints day--those who have come before us to teach us the way--then turn our hearts toward a sense of the parts we each have before us in working with others to follow the commands to Love God with everything we have, and our neighbor as ourselves.
Our worship today is 29 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:
1. Opening music, “O, When the Saints," played by Dean Phelps
2. Welcome: Susan McNeely
3. Opening hymn: “O When the Saints Go Marching In"
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps
5. Hymn:"Jesu, Jesu"
6. Scripture: Mark 12:28-34(NRSV), Deb Phelps
7. Message: “Living God's Love," Bob Shaw
8. Hymn: “The Gift of Love," Dean Phelps
9. Communion: Russ Smith
10.Hymn: “In Remembrance of 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