From Rev. Deb Phelps: While beginning to preach this week's sermon, the third Sunday of Advent, I asked listeners to reflect upon persons in their lives whose lives seemed to radiate God's joy, even amidst sorrow, grief, and trouble. My mind went to our DisciplesNet colleague Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel. She helped launch DisciplesNet Church, volunteering to work with us despite being in recovery from breast and bone cancer, recent brain surgery, and continuing chemotherapy to slow down the cancer. She knew her time was short but chose to give what she could to our DisciplesNet viewers, especially knowing that some may be experiencing some similar challenges.
Audrey loved to preach the "Joy" sermon for advent, and she did so our first three years. Complications of cancer finally took her life in April of 2014, and we miss her greatly. As I thought of Audrey's joyfulness that she loved to share, I realized that the sermon I would like to share this Advent would be from her own. So for our sermon today, we have a repeat of Rev. Borschel's sermon from 2012, For Prophets Now and Then, and Audrey's gift of song as well.
It is our prayer that you will be blessed by this message, and will find ways to share God's joy in the world around you. Continue reading →
A year ago our dear DisciplesNet team-member, Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel, went to her eternal home. We loved her so much and continue to miss her greatly. Our team at DisciplesNet continues to hold her family and loved ones in our prayers in their time of grieving.… Read the rest “Tribute to the life of Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel”
We would like to share with you this simple, beautiful, healing prayer response, illustrated with artwork, photo, and video. We've included words, hoping that you sing and pray along, physically or in your heart.
After the song, we've included the words for Psalm 51:10-17 (NKJV), "A Psalm of David," showing the psalm writer's earnest prayer for repentance. We hope that you will be blessed in joining us, and will share this video with others who may like it. Continue reading →
We invite you to join our DisciplesNet Chorale in worship through song in the upbeat,
"Gather Us In." This song is by Marty Haugen, and is hymn number 284 in the Chalice Hymnal.
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Welcome to DisciplesNet worship. This week Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel speaks to us about the miracles of Elijah and Jesus toward women who had been widowed, and lost their only son. Her message looks at our own participation in miracles.
Who are the saints in your life? In our worship today, "Remembering the Saints," Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel, looks at the way God equips us to receive from and participate as one of God's saints in the world around us. Saints aren't perfect, but are people with their eyes trained upon God, trying to be faithful servants.
Our worship includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread)--for which we extend the invitation given by Jesus Christ to all who would come. If you would like to share with us in this time at the table that passes all boundaries of place, time, and walls, then we ask that you prepare a wafer, cracker, or bread and a drink, and we ask that our blessing will extend to where you are. If you are unable to eat or drink, use a symbolic gesture or mental symbols of joining with us. Continue reading →