We invite you to join us for this week's 32-minute worship with DisciplesNet church, called to be here from around the world and around the clock. This week our Senior Pastor Deb Phelps brings an inspiring message about what happens when the saints of God come up short. Part of the story comes to us in the story of Zacchaeus, in Luke 19:1-10.
Also we hope you will blessed in participating in this worship with a special time of prayer and scripture, accompanied by music and lighting candles at the different stations, each in thanksgiving for those who have made a great difference in our life, and in our faith.
Also, as we do every week, we extend the invitation for you to join as we celebrate the Lord's Supper, also known as breaking of the bread, communion, and the Eucharist. We believe that it is Christ who invites us to the Table, and all who would say "yes" to that invitation may come before us, in reverence to take part.
The Lord's table has a way of bridging the barriers of time, place, and individual differences that may have been keeping separated. If you would like to join with us today, please prepare a small piece of bread or similar item, and some type of drink (we use grape juice, but other liquids including wine and water will work).
As we pray then for the bread and cup, we will pray that our blessing extends to where you are. If you are unable or prefer not to eat or drink with us at this time, you may want to meditate or use mental symbols during the time of remembering Christ.
We hope that as you join us for worship you will feel a blessing from being part, and will share word about us with others. 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.
If you are not satisfied with your time with us, we would appreciate knowing that, too, as we are constantly working to improve what we do and connect with people, and your feedback will help us grow better.
May God bless you richly!
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music and Hymn: "For All the Saints"
2. Welcome: Bob Shaw
3. Song: "For All the Saints, v. 1, 2, 4 Chalice Hymnal #637
4. Special All Saints Candle Lighting and Prayer:
Scripture Hebrews 12:1-12 (NRSV) Anita Cobb
Devotional: Carolynn Miller
Invitation to prayer: Bob Shaw
Station 1: Russ Smith; background: "To God Be the Glory" (Bev Heid)
Station 2: Susan McNeely; background, "Thy Word" (Bev Heid)
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7 (NRSV), Amy Grogan
Station 3: Amy Grogan; background: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" (Pam Barksdale)
Station 4: Carolynn Miller, background: "Faith of Our Fathers" (Chalice Press, Favorite Hymns and Prayers)
Station 5: Dean Phelps, background, "Here I Am, Lord," (PB)
Station 6: Deb Phelps, background, Be Thou My Vision, (PB)
Station 7: Deb Phelps, "Shall We Gather at the River, (CP)
5. Song: "Oh, When the Saints, v. 1-3, Southport Christian Church Congregation, Indianapolis
6. Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 (NRSV), Audrey Borschel
7. Message: "When Saints Come Up Short," Rev Deb Phelps
8. Song: ""Oh, When the Saints, v. 1
9. Communion: Rev. Russ Smith
10. Communion song: "One Bread, One Body," CH# 393
11. Sending Out, "Shall We Gather at the River"
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If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us using the contact information on our website, disciplesnet.org
We are here if you have questions about belief in God, becoming a Christian, following Christ, living as a disciple of Christ, and more.
Invitation to Giving:
DisciplesNet Church is a not-for-profit church crossing 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. As we give thanks to those who have helped build the foundation of DisciplesNet church, we extend the invitation to be part of the DisciplesNet ministry by giving either a one-time, or an ongoing gift, including a tithe (10%). Even the smallest of gifts, like the mustard seed, have 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.
Our physical address for donations is:
PO Box 17935
Indianapolis, IN 46217
And emailing address is: email@example.com
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely
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