Worship Guide



Welcome!

We're so glad you are here. We hope you discover the same hope and life-change that we have found in Jesus. Discovery is more than just an hour on Sunday. We are a family -- family on mission in Tacoma!

We started Discovery to be a safe place for everyone in the community to experience God. Everyone is welcome here--with all your stories, questions, and doubts. Let's explore faith together.  

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WHAT TO EXPECT //

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Follow along with this Worship Guide as you watch the service. We recommend a second device or download a printable version here. Grab a bible & a pen -- you'll want to take some notes.

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May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day

Better Together

Part 5: INVITE: Why ONE Matters

Pastor Jon Fredricks

Today’s Passage: Luke 15:1-7 (NIV)


The Heart of the Church

Colossians 1:27 (NIV)

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Luke 15:1-7 (NIV)

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

John 3:17-17 (NIV)

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.


See What They Can’t Yet See

Luke 6:42 (NIV)

How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.


See the Way Through the Mess

Matthew 13:44 (NIV)

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV)

I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.


See Small Steps as Big Victories

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Romans 2:4 (NIV)

Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.


AFTER THE LIVESTREAM

Pray
Jesus, I know that I have been separate from you my entire life. I have tried to pretend otherwise, but I realize today that my decisions, choices...my sin has separated me from God. I believe you are the Son of God and my only way forward. Please save me as I surrender the rest of my life into your hands. Thank you that you hear me!


Let us know!
We want to be in this journey with you and help in way we can. Fill out a Connection Card - or even text it to the prayer line!


Start Reading!
We think the Gospel of John is a great place to start. Consider using the app: YouVersion.


Celebrate!
Follow along with some of the worship provided on discochurch.com/live 
And share what God is doing in you!

CONNECTION CARD //

Just like our in-person gatherings, we invite everyone to fill out a online Connection Card each week. It’s a great way to get & stay connected. You can update contact information, request information, and share prayer requests. And, if this is your first time joining us, we'd love to send you a gift. We promise not to misuse your information; no impromptu house calls! ;)

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GIVING BACK TO GOD //

Thank for your continued generosity during this season. Tithes & offerings can be made online or by mail.

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Sharing Christ with compassion & developing followers fully devoted to Christ. 

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