When leaders repeat something over and over to their followers, the followers best listen. In the case of the bewildered disciples following Jesus’ death and resurrection, the word was repeated to all generations: “Peace be with you.” Today we look at this word in the context of Jesus day, as well a global focus on its meaning to us today.
Our worship today comes from the Gospel of John, chapter 20:19-31. We’re honored to have as special guest preacher the Reverend Richard Spleth. Rev. Spleth is the Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana, USA, where DisciplesNet has our hub. Though his authority and agency Rev. Spleth helped DisciplesNet launch as a new church in 2010. We give thanks for his leadership to churches in Indiana as well as the world, and his continuing support of our ministry, so to you as part of our congregation.
Worship today is about 29 minutes, with opportunities for prayer, singing, scripture, the special message— then at the end as we do each week, a time of communion together. 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, “I’ve Got Peace Like a River,” Bev Heid, piano
2. Welcome: Russ Smith
3. Opening hymn: “He Lives,” DisciplesNet Singers
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Deb Phelps
5. Hymn: “No, Never Alone,” DisciplesNet Singers
6. Scripture: John 20:19-31 (CEB), Deb Phelps
7. Message: “Peace Be With You,” Richard Spleth
8. Hymn: “Peace in the Valley” Twana A. Harris, Dean Phelps
9. Communion: Deb Phelps
10. Hymn: “We Have Been Redeemed,” Audrey Borschel
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!
Video editing by Deb Phelps, Russ Smith, Susan McNeely
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