When the religious leaders of Jesus' day criticized Jesus because his disciples hadn't washed their hands before eating, Jesus challenged them by speaking about how a spirit can be made clean. Pastor Russ uses this story from Mark 7:1-5, 14-15, 22-23 to examine how we can experience the cleanliness that comes from God in our own lives.
Our worship today is just over 27 minutes long and includes a time of prayer, scripture, a number of favorite 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.
(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: "Create in Me a Clean Heart"
--- Dean Phelps
2. "Open the Eyes of My Heart" - Dean Phelps
3. Pastor's Prayer: Pastor Amy
4. "Have Thine Own Way Lord" - Southport Christian Church
5. Scripture: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 read by Deb Phelps
6. Message: “Coming Clean" Pastor Russ
7. "Cleanse Me, Heal Me" - DisciplesNet Church
8. Communion: Pastor Bob
9. "In Remembrance of Me" - DisciplesNet Singers
10. Sending Out
--- background music: "Create in Me a Clean Heart"
--- Dean Phelps
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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!