It may not have seemed like much to her, but the gift of the heart that Tabitha wove into her work brings her to the forefront of our worship story this week—along with so many others who, like Tabitha, give what they can to God with great love. Worship this week is just over 27 minutes of song, scripture, prayer, praise, and reflection. This week we are especially honored to have the talented Rev. Laurie Lewis as our guest preacher, and Dean Phelps stitching things together in song.
As we do every week, our time together includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread) where 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 are given to 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)
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 background music: “I Will Sing of the Mercies,”
2. Welcome: Pastor Amy
3. Opening Hymn, “A Beautiful Life” Dean Phelps
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Pastor Russ
5. Hymn: “Stepping in the Light”
6. Scripture: Acts 9:36-42 NRSV, Pastor Deb
7. Message: “Little is Much” Pastor Laurie
8. Hymn: “Little is Much”
9. Communion: Pastor Bob
10. Hymn: “We Have Been Redeemed”
11. Sending out
Opening thumbnail: by greenmelinda, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thegreengirl/1582205752/sizes/l/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/
Tapestry: by Izmir @ Travel Turkey - http://www.flickr.com/photos/izmir_at_travel_turkey/3559422559/sizes/l/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20759264
Photo of Jaffa (Joppa) by Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?
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.
Our address for donations is:DisciplesNet Churchdisciplesnet.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