DisciplesNet Worship #505: Epiphany+5 (Smith 02.09.2020)

In the physical world, nothing moves faster than light. However, even light takes time to travel. However, God’s light and presence are both always near and instant in response. Pastor Russ looks at the speed of God’s light using Matthew…

DisciplesNet Worship #505: Epiphany+5 (Smith 02.09.2020)

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In the physical world, nothing moves faster than light. However, even light takes time to travel. However, God’s light and presence are both always near and instant in response. Pastor Russ looks at the speed of God’s light using Matthew 5:14-15 and Isaiah 58:6-9a to help us understand how God always responds to our needs at a speed that exceeds our expectations.
Join us for 28 minutes of prayer, scripture, a number of favorite hymns, preaching as well as communion. 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 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: “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” – Bev Heid
2. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” – DisciplesNet singers
3. Pastor’s Prayer with Lord’s Prayer: Pastor Bob
4. “Love Divine, All Love’s Excelling” – Dean Phelps
5. Matthew 5:14-15 read by Audrey Borschel
6. Message: “the Speed of Light” Pastor Russ
7. “No, Never Alone” – DisciplesNet singer
8. Communion: Elder Susan
9. “When You Do This, Remember Me” – DisciplesNet singers
10. Sending Out
11. Credits
— background music: – “Make Me a Channel of Your Blessing” – Bev Heid

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 pastor@disciplesnet.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, and email address: giving@disciplesnet.org

God bless you, and thank you for joining us!

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