The story of Hagar and Sarah is full of drama, sorrow, heartache, and surprise. But where does God show up in all of this? The question is important, because it also relates to our everyday lives. We hope that you will join us for this time of worship with time to reflect on God's word, and the peoples' response. Worship today is just over 30 minutes long, with scripture, prayer, singing along, an inspiring message by Pastor Amy. Whether you are worshipping as one, or in a group, as we come together we are the people of God together--and so glad that you are part.
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." We believe that Christ extends the invitation to all, and that we come not because we are wholly righteous, but that we are redeemed.
If you would like to share with us at the table we ask that you prepare a piece of a type of bread for you, and a drink such as grape juice, wine, or water. As we pray, our prayers are given to 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.
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music: “I Need Thee Every Hour ”
2. Welcome, Elder Susan
3. Opening hymn: “On Eagles Wings, Dean Phelps and Twana Harris
4. Prayer, Pastor Bob, background music: “Abide With Me" played by Dean Phelps
5. Hymn: “Precious Lord,” sung by Twana Harris and Phoebe Spier
6. Scripture: Genesis 16:1-15, 21:1-21 (NRSV) Read by Pastor Ann
7. Message: Seeing the Stranger” by Rev. Amy
8. Hymn: “Jesu, Jesu” DisciplesNet Singers
9. Communion: Pastor Russ
10. Hymn: “Jesus, Remember Me” sung by the DisciplesNet Singers
11. Sending out
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about belief in God, becoming a Christian or following Christ, or living as a disciple of Christ, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us using the contact information on our website, disciplesnet.org, or our Facebook page, DisciplesNet Church.
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: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!