We desire to see God clearly and to see other through God's eyes, but just as our physical vision can be obstructed and clouded, so too can our spiritual vision. Pastor Russ uses Psalm 51 to talk about those things that disrupt our ability to see as God sees and what we might do to see more clearly as God intends.
Join us for just over 30 minutes of worship, prayer, scripture, a number of favorite hymns, and communion. 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 goes beyond earthly boundaries of time, place, and structure, we ask that you prepare a piece of bread of some type and a drink such as grape juice, wine, or water. As we pray, our prayers 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 music: "Open Our Eyes, Lord / Open My Eyes That I May See" - Mitzi Benfield
2. "Open the Eyes of My Heart" - Dean Phelps
3. Elder's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Elder Susan
4. "Cleanse Me, Heal Me" - written and performed by Audrey Borschel
5. Psalm 51 read by Bob Shaw and Blanche Wright
6. Message "Things That Get in the Way" - Pastor Russ
7. "Be Thou My Vision" - Dean Phelps
8. Communion: Pastor Bob
9. "Let Us Break Bread Together" - DisciplesNet singers
10. Sending out: Pastor Russ
11. Credits -- closing music: "Open Our Eyes, Lord / Open My Eyes That I May See" - Mitzi Benfield
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!