Suppose you want to become a Christian...and have committed your life to following Christ: what next? Suppose you have been a Christian a while, but at times need a reminder to reset upon the things of God: where to start? We look at this idea today in our worship that have put together to help remind us of that super, all-important foundation that we build upon. We'd love it if you would find time to join us, just under 27 minutes, in song, prayer, scripture, and short message by Pastor Russ. Continue reading →
Did you ever see a sign looming before you, and just knew: It’s time to turn around and go a different way? Sooner or later, most all of us have that experience. The Apostle Paul had a powerful sign, and because of it changed plans quickly for a trip to Macedonia.
This week’s worship looks at such moments, the game changers. Our message, brought to us by Rev. Charles Webb, comes from Acts 16:1-15, the story of Paul and his meeting up with Lydia, maker of purple cloth. We invite you to weave this in with your own story.
We hope that you will join us with this inspiring message, song, and prayer.
Our worship is 28 minutes long, and as we do each week, our closing moments together include a time of communion (breaking of the bread). We invite you to participate if you would like with some type of actual bread and drink you supply, or these elements held in your mind. You may also meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me." All are welcome at our table.
(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, “My Hope is Built”
2. Welcome: Deb Phelps (with Psalm 67:1-5)
3. Opening hymn: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
4. Elder’s Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Scripture: Acts 16:1-15 (NRSV), Deb Phelps
6. Hymn: “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
7. Message: “Turning Point,” Charles Webb
8. Hymn: “Down to the River to Pray”
9. Communion: Bob Shaw
10. Hymn: “One Bread, One Body”
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, www.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 have a giving page on our website, disciplesnet.org. And emailing address is: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
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