This is a special week in worship at DisciplesNet. Not only is it the first Sunday in Lent, it is part of the Week of Compassion, a special time of reflecting on the ways that God has blessed us to be able to give to others who are in need. Week of Compassion is a for-good organization that goes to places where disaster and tragedy has struck, and stays, finding ways to be God's hands and heart in the world.
What an honor and a blessing it is this week to have bringing the message for our DisciplesNet family, the Rev. Amy Gopp, the Executive Director of Week of Compassion. Rev. Gopp draws on her experiences in serving and being served around the world, with a sermon entitled, "To God Be the Glory."
Our short worship together, 30 minutes includes prayer, scripture, singing, and listening to the word together with people in times and places all around the world.
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 defies all boundaries of time, place, and structure, then we ask that you prepare a wafer, cracker, or bread and a drink. As we pray, we are praying that our blessing extends 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.
If you would like to chat with one of our pastors, including talking more about becoming a Christian or following Christ, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us using the contact information on our website, including our community, DisciplesNet City Cafe, found on our website.
Invitation to Giving:
If you would like to give to Week of Compassion, you can do so by going to their website, weekofcompassion.org, or by sending the secure donation through DisciplesNet, which will forward that gift.
We also extend the invitation for you to be part of the DisciplesNet ministry by giving an offering, or regular tithe. We are sustained and extending our nets now because of the generous gifts of people around the world. These gifts, like the mustard seed, are already growing in amazing ways.
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,
DisciplesNet Church has a WorshipCast License with Christian Copyright Solutions which allow us permission to provide for you the musical arrangements found here on this site.
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
1. Opening background music: "To God be the Glory," played by Bev Heid
2. Song: ""To God Be the Glory," Chalice Hymnal #, sung by Southport Christian Church We invite you to sing along!
3. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (NRSV), read by Anita Cobb
4. Pastor's Prayer with Lord's Prayer, Russ Smith
5. Message: "To God be the Glory," Rev. Amy Gopp
6. Hymn, "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah," CH#342, sung by Dean Phelps and Congolese Disciples leaders
7. Moment of Sharing, Deb Phelps
8. Communion: Rev. Audrey Borschel
9. "Seed, Scattered and Sown,"CH #, Sung by DisciplesNet singers
10. Sending out, Rev. Amy Gopp