Sometimes we're surprised amazed when God calls people we didn't expect to do what God wants done. David was a surprise even to Samuel, who annointed him king. Follow us as we explore calling of the unexpected servant in prayer, music, scripture, and a message by Rev. Bob as we prepare ourselves for God calling that most unexpected servants, ourselves! This service is 27 minutes long.
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." We believe that Christ extends the invitation to all, and that we come not because we are wholly righteous, but that we are redeemed.
If you would like to share with us at the table we ask that you prepare a piece of a type of bread for you, 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 background music: “O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go” played by Beverly Heid
2. Welcome, Pastor Russ
3. Opening hymn: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling", played and sung by Dean Phelps
4. Prayer, Pastor Ann from Praying by Heart by Kay Bessler Northcutt
background music: “Create in Me a Clean Heart” played by Dean Phelps
5. Hymn: “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” sung by Southport Christian Church
6. Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 read by Pastor Deb
7. Message: "the Unexpected Servant” by Pastor Bob
8. Hymn: "Here I Am, Lord" sung by the DisciplesNet Singers
9. Communion: Pastor Amy
10. Hymn: “Seed, Scattered and Sown” sung by the DisciplesNet Singers
11. Sending out background music: "Here I Am, Lord" sung by the DisciplesNet Singers
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, 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 also extend the invitation for you to be part of the DisciplesNet ministry by giving a one-time gift, or ongoing, including a tithe. Even the smallest of gifts, like the mustard seed, has a way of growing in amazing ways to share God's word and the love of Jesus Christ. We have a giving page on our website, disciplesnet.org, and email address: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!