The parables that Jesus used to teach can mislead us if we read too much or too little into them. Pastor Russ uses the parable of the wicked vineyard workers from Matthew 21:33-46 to help us hear a word of warning from Jesus for ourselves. However, as always, there is also a word of grace.
Join us for 29 minutes of prayer, scripture, and a number of favorite hymns, 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.
This worship service includes the spiritual "Soon and Very Soon", sung by Les Petits Chanteurs de Montigny of France. We are using it here with permission.
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening music: - "Sowing in the Morning" - Bev Heid
2. "What Does the Lord Require of You?" - Audrey Borschel
3. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Pastor Deb
4. "Seek Ye First" - Southport Christian Church
5. Matthew 21:33-46 read by Janet Spaulding
6. "Wonderful Words of Life" - Ponca City Gospel Jubilee singers
7. Message: "the Lord's Vineyard" - Pastor Russ
8. "Higher Ground" - Dean Phelps
9. Communion: Elder Susan
9. "One Piece of Bread" - Thom Schuyler
10. Sending Out
--- Credits - background music: - "Sowing in the Morning" - Bev Heid
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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!