How do we live out the reality of the presence of Jesus in our lives in this world? General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Teresa Hord Owens brings us the message from John 20:1-18 showing how the first disciples received this news and how we can live in the surety of the Risen Christ's presence with us always and live into the reality of the Realm of God that, even now, is coming into being.
Join us for 30 minutes 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)
Special thanks to Disciples General Minister and President Teresa Hord Owens and Suzanne Castle & Andra Moran of BRIM who provided us with the sermon this Easter.
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:
Opening music: "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
1. A welcome by Senior Pastor Deb Phelps
2. "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" - DisciplesNet singers
3. John 20:1-18 read by Anita Cobb
4. "In the Garden" - Southport Christian Church
5. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Pastor Bob
6. "Christ Arose" - DisciplesNet singers
7. Message: "Imagining a New World" - Rev. Dr. Teresa Hord Owens
--- General Minister and President, Christian Church (DOC)
8. "He Lives" - DisciplesNet singers
9. Communion: Pastor Russ
10. "In Remembrance of Me" - DisciplesNet singers
11. Sending Out
--- background music: - "Hallelujah Chorus" - DisciplesNet singers
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!