There are many times in our lives that we struggle to believe that we belong. Jesus himself lived his life as an outsider and recognizing and welcoming those who were often left out and forgotten was a large part of his ministry. Pastor Amy speaks about those aspects of Jesus' life and shows us that, no matter how we feel and no matter who may have rejected us, God is still welcoming us.
The special Blue Christmas worship is 34 minutes long and includes a time of prayer, scripture, a number of favorite hymns, preaching as well as 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 background music:
--- "Silent Night" - Bev Heid
2. Elder's Prayer: Elder Susan
3. "Precious Lord" - Twana Harris with Dean Phelps
4. Scripture: Psalm 42 read by Russ Smith
5. Message: “the Missing Part of the Christmas Story" Pastor Amy
6. Communion: Pastor Bob
7. "As the Deer" - Phoebe Spier with Dean Phelps
8. Sending Out
--- background music: - "Silent Night" - Bev Heid
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 email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!