How do you approach important milestones in your life? That is the idea as DisciplesNet Church offers this special time of worship today, celebrating our Fifth Anniversary of ministry. On November 14, 2010, we launched DisciplesNet Worship #1. Yet our team does not want this worship to be about DisciplesNet Church, but of God's presence with each of us at all times, with our milestones--joyful and not so joyful, perhaps--giving us a chance to reflect--and go to God in prayer.
Our team has chosen Five Prayers and Reflections that we were feeling as we approached this worship, and hope that these prayers are appropriate for you to reflect upon, wherever you are today, and whatever your circumstances. Our prayers for Gratitude, Godliness, Guidance, Growth, and Grace make the framework of our worship, with scripture and hymns built in. After each prayer we'll light a prayer candle. In the closing moments of worship we will share in a special moment of communion together.
Our worship is 34 minutes. 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, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord”
2. Welcome: Deb Phelps
3. Opening hymn: “Farther On” V. 1
4. Psalm 100
5. Reflection 1, Gratitude: Dominique and Gideon, Amy Grogan
6. Chorus: "We Have So Much to Be Thankful For"
7. Prayer 2, Godliness: Charles Webb, with scripture 1 Timothy 2:2
8. Hymn: “Sanctuary"
9. Lord's Prayer
10. Prayer 3, Guidance: Russ Smith, with scripture Joshua 1:9
11. Hymn: “Just a Closer Walk"
12. Prayer 4: Susan McNeely Growth, with scripture: Matthew 25:34-40
13. Hymn: I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
14: Prayer 5: Bob Shaw, Scripture: Ephesians 2:5-10
16. Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone
17. Benediction: Deb Phelps
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
We also have a way of recognizing gifts in honor or memory of some person or event special to you. On our Giving Page, we have a special place to designate memorial gifts and we will send recognition of the gift to the giver or someone else whom you designate.
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God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely