Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our order of worship
The Praises of God from Saint Francislink
You are holy, Lord, the only God,
and your deeds are wonderful.
You are love, you are wisdom.
You are humility, you are endurance.
You are rest, you are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are all our riches, and you suffice for us.
You are beauty, you are gentleness.
You are our protector,
You are our guardian and defender.
You are courage,
You are our haven and hope.
You are our faith, our greatest consolation.
You are our eternal life, great and wonderful Lord,
God almighty, merciful Saviour.
A Prayer of Martin Lutherlink
Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it.
I am weak in the faith; strengthen me.
I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor.
I do not have a strong and firm faith; at times I doubt and am unable to trust you altogether. O Lord, help me. Strengthen my faith and trust in you.
In you I have sealed the treasure of all I have.
I am poor; you are rich and came to be merciful to the poor.
I am a sinner; you are upright.
With me, there is an abundance of sin; in you is the fullness of righteousness.
Therefore I will will remain with you, of whom I can receive, but to whom I may not give.
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Note to our EChurch participants: Wade Burleson is away for three Sundays in a row, so we will be featuring the three messages he delivered just prior to our launching of EChurch back in February. These are wonderful messages from Hebrews.
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:5-7(NASB Bible Gateway)
Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering You have not desired, But a body You have prepared for Me; In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no pleasure. “ Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (In the scroll of the book it is written of Me) To do Your will, O God.’”.
A Prayer by Henri Nouwen link
Why do I keep relating to you as one of my many relationships, instead of my only relationship, in which all other ones are grounded?
Why do I keep looking for popularity, respect from others, success, acclaim, and sensual pleasures?
Why, Lord, is it so hard for me to make you the only one? Why do i keep hesitating to surrender myself totally to you ?
Help me, O Lord, to let my old self die, to let die the thousand big and small ways in which I am still building up my false self and trying to cling to my false desires.
Let me be reborn in you and see through you the world in the right way, so that all my actions, words, thoughts can become a hymn of praise to you.
I need your loving grace to travel on this hard road that leads to the death of my old self and to a new life in and for you.
I know and trust that this is the road to freedom. Lord, dispel my mistrust and help me become a trusting friend.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:3
Thank you for spending your precious time worshipping the Lord.