As Paul chose his words for the letter to the people of the Corinth church, what was going through his mind? He could get more 'convert's if he gave the idea that following Christ meant an easy, comfortable life, with nothing bad every happening. But, no--Paul had to tell them the truth…that sometimes life is hard, very hard. But that the Good News is that God's love is present with us through all things, and even in our hardship, God uses us and draws us closer. How does it all work? We hope that you will join us as we worship this week with our message based upon 2 Corinthians 4 and 5.
Worship today; just over 25 minutes, with song, scripture, prayer, and a short message. As we do each 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." All are welcome at our table.
(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, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw
3. Opening hymn: “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
4. Pastor’s Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps
5. Song: “A Beautiful Life,” Dean Phelps
6. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 (The Message), Ann Munsterman
7. Message: “Confidence,” Russ Smith
8. Hymn: “Stepping in the Light”
9. Communion: Susan McNeely
10. Hymn: “One Bread, One Body”
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 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
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely