DisciplesNet Worship #96 contains several things special. We are honored to have Rev. Callie Smith bring an inspiring message today…you will not want to miss finding out the, “Only one thing to do.” Our opening song pairs the Gospel quartet of Southport Christian Church as they sing, Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) with a special series of stained glass windows showing key scenes from the life of Christ. These beautiful windows are in the sanctuary of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, and are a labor of love by member Scot Hockman.
At and just after our time of communion today we are excited for you to join us in a special prayer of commission for a chalice and paten sent from DisciplesNet Church to members of our DisciplesNet family who have been following us now close to two years. The chalice and paten was sent and received with joy to our friends there—giving us such a humble feeling at the ways God allows us to pass the chalice.
We hope you will join us for our worship, just under 30 minutes, and that it will in some way speak to you of God.
Order of worship:
2. Song: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
3. Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 (NRSV)
4. Pastor’s Prayer
5. Song: What a Friend We Have in Jesus, v1 Chalice Hymnal #585
6. Scripture: John 6:24-35 (NRSV)
7. Message: “Only One Thing to Do” (Rev. Callie Smith)
8. Song: One Bread, One Body, CH #393
9. Breaking of the Bread/Communion, chalice dedication
10. Hymn: Eat this Bread, CH# 414
11. Sending out
DisciplesNet is a non-profit ministry and online church that started up grassroots in November of 2010, led mostly by volunteers. Our mission is making connections along the internet highway in the name of Christ, especially hoping to connect with people who are otherwise disconnected from a church...as well as those who just like being part of a global church that is available 24/7. We hope to supplement and work in partnership physical churches.
DisciplesNet operates thanks to the gifts that so many have given to help us in our work. If you would like to join them in supporting our ministry, gifts may be given through our website at disciplesnet.org, or sent by postal mail to
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Thanks for connecting with us. May God bless you!
Participating in Today’s Worship:
Message: Callie Smith
Pastor’s Prayer: Russ Smith
Communion: Bob Shaw, Blanche Edwards;
Prayer for Commissioning of Chalice: Deb Phelps
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-17, John 6:24-35 (NRSV) by Deb Phelps
Thanks for sharing their gifts of Music:
Southport Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis, Congregation and choir. Leag Trigg director, Sue Dykes piano/organ.
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone), by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio
One Bread, One Body, by John Foley (led by Phoebe Spier and Dean Phelps
By DisciplesNet Congregational Singers:
What a Friend, by Joseph Scriven, Charles Converse
Eat this Bread, Taize by Jacques Berthier
Instrumental, One Bread, One Body played by Beverly Carmichael Heid