EChurch@Wartburg – 3.30.14

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

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Here is Our Order of Worship

A Prayer for the Lenten Season link

You chose a people for your own,
to lavish love upon,
raise up prophets, priests and kings,
to be the nation through which
the Messiah would be revealed to the world,
and through whom your kingdom would come.
You chose this people gathered here
to be your children,
loved and blessed, forgiven
through the one who knew no sin,
the King of Glory whose crown was made of thorns,
and whose name we raise in worship.

Prayer for the Lenten Season link

Sovereign Lord, 
your hand has touched 
the dry bones of our faith,
your Word has breathed
new life where there was death,
your spirit raised
us up from where we lay,
your love has brought
us home and to your Cross,
and by your grace
we stand forgiven, free.

Scripture Reading:  Luke 1:56-66 (NASB Bible Gateway)

John Is Born

Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.

And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father. But his mother answered and said, “No indeed; but he shall be called John.” And they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name.” And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished. And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.  Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea. All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, “What then will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.


A Prayer for the Lenten Season link

Forgive those things we have done
which have caused you sadness,
and those things we should have done
that would have brought you joy.
In both we have failed 
and you.
Bring us back to that place
where our journey began,
when we said that we would follow
the way that you first trod.
Lead us to the Cross
and meet
us there. 


A Benediction link

May we know the love of the heavenly Father deep in our hearts
May we understand our significance in the centre of His family, 
and the bonds that hold us so close as brother and sister
May we understand the lengths that He was prepared to go for all mankind
and freely respond in the Today which he has given for us to cherish.


EChurch@Wartburg – 3.30.14 — 21 Comments

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      Recently , being in the midst of subterfuge,  I have attempted to battle evil in my own strength. (my own misery is the product, and I am un-done.)  Lord Jesus, shut the mouth of lions, that I may live! Keep me in the hollow of Your hand, that I might pass freely!

    Let His eyes grace dis lit’l sparrow…


    Au pied de la Croix pour l’amour des enfants,


  2. @ Albuquerque Blue:

    Wade Burleson – pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma. He is a wonderful friend of Dee and me.  You can read more about EChurch and Pastor Wade at this link which is located at the top of our EChurch post.

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        I want to take a moment to thank you all for your kind thoughts, well wishes, and your much coveted prayers…

    We are not outa da woods yet , but we are feeling much better about the lions, tigers, n’ da bears, Oh! My!

    What a comfort ta know that others are standing faithfully in the gap. 

    Again, Thank-You All!



  4. @ Sopwith:

    Mon cher frere Sopy,

    Que Dieu te bénisse, que dieu te garde et te protège maintenant et pour toujours.

    Merci pour ton aide!!!

    Prayers going up for you,

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    “The Pool Of Wartburg”

    @ Muff Potter



    …thank-you for ‘stirring’ the waters!


    …now there is in North Carolina, by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in German, Wartburg, having two porches. In these lay a great multitude of spiritually abused folk, blinded, made lame, quite frankly – paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was conforted of whatever troubled them…


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    In The Mirror: “Up Close, And Un-Polished?”


        hey Bro, your continual encouragement reminds me of the three distinguished Hebrew gentlemen’s determination in Neb’s day:

    “But If Not”

    Thank-you for your kindness!

    (…we can do    🙂   )

    In the mirror: Third Day- “Up Close, and un polished?”, Part One
    In the mirror: Third Day- “Up Close, and un polished?” Part Two

    Bonus: backstage rehearsal : Lacey Sturm w/ Third Day “Born Again”


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    overcomin’ in spite of ‘what-ever’ da enemy throws at us…

    @ Happymom



    ma cup runneth over…


    When I think of you, I am reminded:

    “…these are God’s words: ‘Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsts, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head’… —> Don’t allow yourself to be overpowered with evil. Take the offensive—overpower evil by good! ” ~ J.B. Phillips’ NT.

    You are very Precious!


    Inspiration: “Overcome”

  8. Really sorry I found this blog. Seems like the only thing that comes out of it is gossip and division. Wow.

  9. So nice of you to post this comment under our EChurch. How many blogs do you visit that have such a resource?

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    “Giving A Reason For The Hope That Resides Within?”

    @ Happymom ,

    Thank-You, Happymom!

    Yes!  (sadface)

    visto, pero hay muchos que no saben (1)

    Jesus has overcome for us! Now He is seated at the right hand of God, Our Father, ever making intercession for us!

    We Rejoice! 

    —> This IS a song (up close & personal) about a people who aren’t gonna be defeated…

    No matter where,
    No matter why,
    No matter how,
    No matter what.

    (By the Blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their Testimony, and they Love not their Lives unto Death!)

    …what a vivid example of vibrant, exciting, pulsating, energetic, effervescent, alive, N’ lively faith!


    O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

    “But If Not” !

    Jesus, U R Awesome !!!


    (1) Tr. “seen, but there are many who do not know…”
    “Overcome” with Jesus movie parts, and lyrics added.
    Give a reason for the hope that resides within? New Life Worship – Overcome (Song Story) – da bad stuff turn’d ta victory!
    Repeat Button: “Overcome”-da song


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    Seated above, 
    Enthroned in the Father’s love,
    Destined to die, 
    Poured out for all mankind,
    God’s only Son,
    Perfect and spotless one,
    He never sinned,
    But suffered as if He did…

    All authority, every victory is Yours,
    All authority, every victory is Yours,

    Worthy of honor and glory,
    Worthy of all our praise, 
    You overcame!
    Jesus, awesome in power forever,
    Awesome and great is Your name, 
    You overcame!

    Power in hand,
    Speaking the Father’s plan,
    You’re sending us out,
    Light in this broken land!
    We will overcome,
    By the blood of the Lamb,
    And the word of our testimony,
    Everyone overcome! (1)


    (1)  ~Desperation Band – “Overcome” ; written by Kowalczyk, Edward Joel / Taylor, Chad David / Dahlheimer, Patrick / Gracey, Chad Alan.; © Universal Music Publishing Group.