There is a promise that we cannot nor will never fully understand--a promise God made long ago, yet that extends even to us now. What is that promise? What does it mean to each of us, and to a world that seems to have so much turmoil? Join us in worship as we explore these ideas, as we explore God's promises and worship God together in this 25-minute video of scripture, prayer, singing, communion, and message from Pastor Bob Shaw.
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, “O Come, Little Children,” Bob Shaw reading Isaiah 9:2, and lighting of first Advent Candle
2. Welcome: Deb Phelps
3. Hymn: "One Candle is Lit" v 1
4. Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Janet Spaulding
5. Choral round: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord"
6. Prayer: Susan McNeely
7. Hymn: “In the Bulb There is a Flower”
8. Sermon: "Hope and Promise," Bob Shaw
9. Hymn: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
10. Communion: Russ Smith
11. Communion Hymn: "One Bread, One Body"
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
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!