Looking under logs and kissing frogs....believe it or not, Pastor Bob Shaw stirs such an image together this week with Jesus looking up and calling out to Zacchaeus-- who happened to be up in a tree at that moment. Following Jesus is many things--but rarely boring!
Our preaching scripture today comes from the Gospel of Luke, 19:1-10, joining some extra special songs (that we hope you sing along with), prayer, our message---and special today, an inspiring devotion by a special long time DisciplesNet worker-encourager.
Worship today is just over 30 minutes long, designed for you to join as works for you, in worship, song, prayer, our 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 closing moments together include a time of communion (breaking of the bread). We invite you to participate if you would like with some type of actual bread and drink you supply, or these elements held in your mind. You may also meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me."
(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 photo is from Wikimedia commons, "Frogs"
Jesus praying art from First Christian Church, Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
1. Opening music, “What a Day, Glorious Day it will Be,” Bev Heid
2. Call to Worship/Welcome: Russ Smith, with Psalm 24:7
3. Opening hymn: “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
4. Scripture (Ephesians 10:24-25) and words from Jim Eads
5. Prayer: Deb Phelps
6. Hymn: “A Beautiful Life," Dean Phelps
7.Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 (NIV), Jim Eads
8., Message: “Kissing Frogs,” Bob Shaw, with song: "Frog Kissin" (Dean Phelps)
9. Hymn: “Little is Much” Dean Phelps
10.Communion: Susan McNeely
11.Hymn: “We Have Been Redeemed," DisciplesNet Singers
12. 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