What can we do when we've been carrying a burden sometimes for a very long time? Rev. Charles Webb uses the story of the woman who was healed as she touched the hem of Jesus' robe to show us how we can seek healing from God. Rev. Webb encourages us to "take a step" toward God and expect God to meet us.
Our worship today is 35 minutes long and includes a time of prayer, scripture, a number of favorite Easter hymns, preaching as well as communion. 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 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 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.
Bev Heid is mentioned in the introduction to the prayer. Her surgery went well and she is currently recovering. If you'd like to hear and see Bev's contributions to DisciplesNet, click on the following link:
(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: "He Touched Me"
--- played by Bev Heid
2. "Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying" - Twana Harris
3. Pastor's Prayer: Pastor Bob
4. "Fill My Cup, Lord" - DisciplesNet Singers
5. Scripture: Mark 5:21-34 read by Charles Webb
--- background "I Love to Tell the Story" from the Chalice Hymnal CD
6. Message: “Faith Takes a Step" Rev. Charles Webb
7. "No, Never Alone" - DisciplesNet Singers
8. Communion: Pastor Russ
9. "I Come with Joy" - DisciplesNet Singers
9. Sending Out
--- background music: "He Touched Me"
--- played by Bev Heid
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!