Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our order of worship
Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate
Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen
Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing
Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty
Christ is Risen indeed from the dead,
the first of the sleepers,
Glory and power are his forever and ever
Hippolytus of Rome (AD 190-236)-Creative Commons
Oh God, by whose power Christ was raised from the dead, so that the worst that men could do had no dominion over Him,
Lay your hand in loving tenderness on all who needs this message most.
Because the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost, we pray –
For those who have lost their dear ones and whose hearts are sad;
For those who have lost their health and vitality;
For those who have lost their youth;
For those who have lost their livelihood;
For those who have lost opportunities;
For those who have lost patience;
For those who have lost their faith;
For all, we pray, who are wounded in the battle of life and are nigh unto despair.
Give to us all such a vision of Christ's risen glory that we, too, may trust his power;
That we, too, may know that nothing can separate us from your loving purposes or finally defeat your will.
So we may rise up from all of our distress and despair and take heart again;
Walk with Christ, the companion of our souls, to whatever lies in store for us,
To find at last that faith has its own reward, that we have not missed our way,
That the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which seemed lost forever.
We ask it through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Leslie Weatherhead, 1883-1975 Book of Christian Prayers, p.405
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Scripture Reading: Genesis 50:20 (NASB Bible Gateway)
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
We are excited about our upcoming EChurch post which will feature Wade Burleson's Easter message "The Tomb Was Not Empty". (Reminder – we are on a one week delay.) Yes, our Lord and Savior has risen from the dead, but Wade will recount the five things that were left in the tomb after Jesus' resurrection.
On Palm Sunday, one of our pastors delivered a powerful message reminding Christians that we are to be the hands and feet of Jesus. In response to Christ's saving work on the Cross, we should be compelled to share the Good News of His love with those whom we encounter. On this special Sunday, we are honored to feature an inspiring message – Saved from Hell in a Cozumel Jail. Wade shares with his congregation a harrowing experience which occurred in March 2011. The heart of Wade's message has everything to do with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. May you be inspired to share God's love with those who do not know Him!
Wade wrote about his experience here.
Lord Jesus, risen from the dead and alive for evermore:
Stand in our midst tonight as in the upper room:
Show us your hands and you side;
Speak your peace to our hearts and minds;
And send us forth into the world as your witnesses;
For the glory of your name.
John Stott-Book of Christian Prayers p.404
Have a Joyous Resurrection Day!