A special letter came from someone in prison, and in it, a treasure that would last through eternity. This letter-- to Christians in Philippi-- held the innermost thoughts of the Apostle Paul as he is nearing his own death, and speaks of what really matters in this world. Paul’s words ring clear for us today, too-and are at the core of our worship this week.
We hope that you’ll stick with us for 29 minutes of prayer, reading and hearing God’s word, singing, and a special time of communion at the end. Pastor Russ Smith brings us the message from Philippians 3:4b-14. We hope that you'll be blessed by worshiping with DisciplesNet, finding ways your own faith in God can grow.
As we do every 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."
(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, “Beneath the Cross of Jesus,” Favorite Hymns and Prayers
2. Welcome: Deb Phelps
3. Opening hymn: “Stepping in the Light,” Dean Phelps
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Susan McNeely
5. Hymn: “Farther On,” Dean Phelps
6. Scripture: Philippians 4b-14 (NRSV), Deb Phelps
7. Message: “Press On,” Russ Smith
8. Hymn: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
9. Communion: Bob Shaw
10. Hymn: “Here at Thy Table, Lord,” DisciplesNet Singers
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 email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you, and thank you for joining us!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely