We welcome you to DisciplesNet Church for our special Easter, or Resurrection Sunday worship, complete with opportunities for song, scripture, and inspiration. On today's worship we invite you to sing along in the traditional Easter morning hymns: "Christ the Lord is Risen Today," "He Lives," "Christ Arose," "In the Garden," and "In Remembrance of Me."
Today's message is by Deb Phelps, senior minister of DisciplesNet Church, and title, "The Easter Egg Surprise."
As we do every week, our time together includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread) where 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 defies all boundaries of time, place, and structure, then we ask that you prepare a wafer, cracker, or bread and a drink. As we pray, we are praying that our blessing extends 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 beige 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.
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about becoming a Christian or following Christ, please email us at email@example.com, or contact us using the contact information on our website, including our community, DisciplesNet City Cafe, found on our website.
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, have 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. Our physical address for donations is:
PO Box 17935
Indianapolis, IN 46217
And emailing address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely, Joy Torrence.
DisciplesNet Church has a WorshipCast License with Christian Copyright Solutions which allow us permission to provide for you the musical arrangements found here on this site.
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music and hymn: "In the Garden," played by Beverly Carmichael Heid,
2. Special hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today," CH#, sung by by DisciplesNet singers
3. Scripture: John 18:1-20 (NRSV), read by Audrey Borschel
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer, Anita Cobb
5. Hymn: In the Garden, sung by DisciplesNet singers
5. Message: "The Easter E.g.g. Surprise," Rev. Deb Phelps
6. Hymns, "He Lives," "Christ Arose," CH#546, sung by Southport Christian Church
7. Moment of Sharing: Bob Shaw
8. Communion: Russ Smith, Blanche Edwards
9. "In Remembrance of Me," sung by DisciplesNet Singers
10. Sending out, Deb Phelps
Service notes, with page numbers in Chalice Hymnal:
Christ the Lord is Risen Today, 216
"He Lives" 226
"In the Garden" 227
"In remembrance of Me" 403
Acts 13:34-43 (ESV)
Colossians 3:1-4 (NRSV)
John 20:1-18 (NRSV)
Music: Performed by DisciplesNet Mercy Singers:
"Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," lyrics: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788; music: Lyra Davidica, 1708s
"In Remembrance of Me,"Ragan Courtney and Buryl Red
"Christ Arose," words and music by Robert Lowry, 1826 - 1899
"He Lives," Alfred H. Ackley
"In the Garden," Charles Austin Miles, 1912
"Hallelujah Chorus," by Georg Friedrich Handel, from Handel's Messiah. Performed for DisciplesNet by chancel choir, Southport Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Director Leah M. Trigg, Sue Dykes, organist. Video mastered by Dean Phelps using photography of Susan McNeely.
For DisciplesNet April 2011
Guest: Rev. Richard Spleth, Regional Minister, Christian Church in Indiana
Wise and powerful God, we come to give you praise this day. We
gather to hear again the good news handed from generation to generation
that death has been overcome, and sorrow and tears are no more; for
you have demonstrated your compassionate care for us in the dramatic
delivery of Jesus from the tomb.