Greetings! Our theme for today’s worship is one of God’s care for us, looking at the Lord as our Shepherd (from Psalm 23) and Christ as the Good Shepherd that will lay down life for the sheep. Rev. Bob Shaw brings us our message about the Good Shepherd today.
In addition to the music of Audrey Borschel (My Shepherd will Supply my Need) and photos of sheep around the world, we take this opportunity to share a little about the studio sheep we have, ones that remind us of God’s care for each and every person, including all who are on the other side of the camera as we prepare worship.
More than just toys or symbols (although the children in the congregation seem particularly to like them), our DisciplesNet sheep work as constant reminders of God’s constant presence and care for us, and the call to look out for each other.
Along with other parts of our worship is a special gift, a prayer written by Tod Gobledale and read by his wife Ana. The Gobledales are ministers currently living in the United Kingdom, and no stranger to countries and continents across the world where they have served in Christ’s name to bring peace and compassion for all people.
We hope you will join us for this short time of worship (30 minutes), and will be blessed by participating, perhaps coming away with an abiding sense of the Good Shepherd’s presence through whatever challenges you have at this time.
Please tell friends, family, and others you know about our online church that is here with doors that never close, walls as wide as the world, and always room at the table.
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, please email us at email@example.com.
Instead of a call to offering within our worship video, we invite you to join others who made our presence on the internet highway with a sense of God's call to give to help support this ministry. We continue to grow steadily and have so many exciting projects planned to connect with people who have been connected from the church.
If you would like to be part of making this ministry possible through giving of a gift, this can be done by going to our website www.disciplesnet.org and going through Pay Pal or credit cards, by writing to our physical PO Box at:
PO Box 17935
Indianapolis, IN 46217
or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Participating in today's worship:
Message: Bob Shaw
Pastor's Prayer: Ana Gobeldale
Communion: Blanche Edwards, our congregation
Psalm 23, Bob Shaw
John 10:11-18, Deb Phelps
Video and videoediting: Susan McNeely, Deb Phelps
"My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”
"Lead Me, Lord"
“I Come with Joy”
Thank you to Pam Barksdale for her gift of music that serves as background to our prayer.