Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our order of worship
(All the songs in today's EChurch are performed by Avalon)
The Trinitarian Prayer of John Stott link
Good morning heavenly Father, good morning Lord Jesus, good morning Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father I worship you as the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Lord Jesus, I worship you, Saviour and Lord of the world.
Holy Spirit, I worship you, sanctifier of the people of God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more.
Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God, have mercy upon me.
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Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:24-25 (NASB Bible Gateway)
"and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
Questions for Discussion
(1) Do you have some ideas on how to “provoke one another to love and good works?”
(2) Why is it difficult sometimes for a traditional church to focus in on the mission of loving others and doing good, even to strangers?
(3) Have you ever had anyone ever challenge you to love others and do good? When? Do you think it uncomfortable to challenge someone else?
Prayer of St. Benedict link
O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi link
most holy, our Creator and Redeemer, our Saviour and our Comforter.
WHO ART IN HEAVEN
in the angels and the saints, giving them light to know you, since you, Lord, are light; setting them afire to love you, since you, Lord, are love; dwelling in them and giving them fullness of joy, since you, Lord, are the supreme, eternal good, and all good comes from you.
HALLOWED BE THY NAME,
may we grow to know you better and better and so appreciate the extent of your favours, the scope of your promises, the sublimity of your majesty, and the profundity of your judgements.
THY KINGDOM COME,
so that you may reign in us by your grace, and bring us to your kingdom, where we shall see you clearly, love you perfectly and, happy in your company, enjoy you forever.
THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN,
so that we may love you with all our heart, by always having you in mind; with all our soul, by always longing for you; with all our mind, by determining to seek your glory in everything; and with all our strength, of body and soul, by lovingly serving you alone. May we love our neighbours as ourselves, and encourage them all to love you, by bearing our share in the joys and sorrows of others, while giving offence to no one.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD,
your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, so that we may remember and appreciate how much He loved us, and everything He said and did and suffered.
AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES,
in your immeasurable mercy, by virtue of the passion of your Son, and through the intercession of Mary, and all your saints.
AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US,
and if we do not forgive perfectly, Lord, make us forgive perfectly, so that, for love of you, we may really forgive our enemies, and fervently pray to you for them, returning no one evil for evil, but trying to serve you in everyone.
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION,
be it hidden or obvious, sudden or persistent.
BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL,
past, present or future.
For Thine is the Glory,
Forever and ever
Thank you for spending your precious time worshipping the Lord.