Have you ever had what you hoped for with all your might, shattered before your eyes? Have you ever struggled to know what to do when dreams die? We hope that you will join us for this week's worship, 34 minutes as our honored guest, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to this topic. Rev. Jackson is senior pastor of East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma City, USA. He draws upon the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-31, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and history of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. "A Dream Deferred" to bring a message of hope.
We've tried to include ways for you to join in during our prayers, scripture, singing, and listening to God's Word for you through this time together. As you worship with us, keep in mind that our 'pews' are very big: you will be worshipping with people in times and places all around the world. We like to think that although most of us can't see each other here, God sees our DisciplesNet Church gathered, perfectly well, and is in our midst.
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 all 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 beige 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: "Soon and Very Soon"
2. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer: Amy Grogan
3. Prayer response: "Spirit of the Living God"
4. Scripture: Anita Cobb, Luke 24:13-31 (NRSV)
5. Message: "A Dream Deferred," Rev. Jackson
7. Hymn: "I Shall Not Be Moved,"
8. Communion: Anita Cobb
9. Hymn: "Eat this Bread"
9. 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, 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, 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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