Jesus warned us that what comes out of our hearts will be us at our best or worst and so we need to examine ourselves and seek to grow what is good within us. How do we pursue and grow the better parts of our nature? Pastor Deb looks at Jesus' words from Matthew 15:10-28 and helps us find our way to "higher ground."
Join us for just over 30 minutes of prayer, scripture, and a number of favorite hymns including Dean Phelps singing "Higher Ground". You'll also find preaching and 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 music: - "Create in Me a Clean Heart" - Dean Phelps
2. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Pastor Russ
3. "A Beautiful Life" sung by Dean Phelps
4. Matthew 15:10-28 read by Deb Phelps
5. Message: "Higher Ground" - Pastor Deb
6. "Higher Ground" - sung by Dean Phelps
7. Communion: Pastor Amy
8. "Let Us Break Bread Together" - DisciplesNet singers
9. Sending Out
--- Credits - 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 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!