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Welcome to DisciplesNet Church, an internet church with walls as wide as the world, doors that are always open, and always room at the table.
This week's worship looks at the act of giving thanks, using the Luke 17 story of the persons with leprosy whom Jesus healed.
Worship #167 gives thanks in many ways, including connections to traditional Thanksgiving holidays; this week many in America and other lands will celebrate the time together with feasting and prayers of gratitude.
Also, as we do every week, we extend the invitation for you to join as we celebrate the Lord's Supper, also known as breaking of the bread, communion, and the Eucharist. We believe that it is Jesus Christ who invites God's children to the Table as a special, symbolic way of remembering him, so that all who would say "yes" to Christ's invitation may come in reverence and share in taking the bread and cup, either physically or in one's mind.
If you would like to share in communion physically, please have ready a piece of bread or similar food and some type of drink (we use grape juice, but other liquids including wine and water will work). These represent the broken body and the blood of Jesus Christ given on our behalf.
We hope that as you join us for worship you will feel a blessing from being part. Please help us spread the word about DisciplesNet Church, especially to those who are not able to attend a physical church.
May God bless you richly!
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music and Hymn
"We Gather Together," Chalice Hymnal #276
2. Welcome: Susan McNeely
3. Scripture: Luke 17:19- (NIV), Deb Phelps
4. Prayer: Russ Smith; background, "Near to the Heart," played by Beverly Heid
5. Gospel song: "Blessed Assurance,"CH #543
6. Message: "Give Thanks," Audrey Borschel
7. Song: "Give Thanks," CH# 528 Phobe Spier,
8. Communion: Rev. Bob Shaw
9. Communion song: "When You Do This, Remember Me" CH #400
10. Sending Out
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DisciplesNet Church is a not-for-profit church with the vision of crossing barriers and boundaries to connect the world with the Good News of God's redeeming love. WWe rely on the gifts of our online viewers as we continue to grow and extend our nets around the world; such gifts have made it possible to share today's worship with you.
We extend the invitation to be part of the DisciplesNet ministry by giving either a one-time, or an ongoing gift, including a tithe (10%). Even the smallest of gifts, like the mustard seed, have a way of growing in amazing ways to share God's word and the love of Jesus Christ.
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PO Box 17935
Indianapolis, IN 46217
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God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely