EChurch@Wartburg – 8.17.14

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg Sunset Panorama

Here is our Order of Worship

Ambrose of Milan, c 339-97 link

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore thee,
a heart to delight in thee,
to follow and to enjoy thee,
for Christ's sake.

A Prayer by Peter Marshall on Fear link

You know, Father, the things of which we are afraid, the terror by night,
the arrow by day that takes us unawares and often finds us without a vital, ready faith.
We know that you have not promised to surround us with immunity from all the ills to which flesh is heir.
We only pray that when they come, if come they must,
they shall find us unafraid and with adequate resources to meet them.
Give us a constant faith and a steady courage,
that we may neither whimper nor in peevish petulance complain before you.
We thank you that you still rule over the world that you have made.
Kings and emperors come and depart. All the shouting and the tumult,
the screaming hurricanes of time have not deviated you from your path.
Help us to remember, O Christ, that you are victorious-Christus Victor-reigning over all;
that in due time, in your own good time, you will work all things together for good to them that love you,
who are called according to your purpose.
May we find our refuge in that regnant faith, and so face the future without fear.
Give to us your peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Luke 4:1-4 (NASB Bible Gateway)

The Temptation of Jesus

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry. And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”

Prayer to the Holy Spirit Regarding Anxiety

"O Holy Spirit, give me stillness of soul in you.
Calm the turmoil within, with the gentleness of your peace.
Quiet the anxiety within, with a deep trust in you.
Heal the wounds of sin within, with the joy of your forgiveness.
Strengthen the faith within, with the awareness of your presence.
Confirm the hope within, with the knowledge of your strength. 
Give fullness to the love within, with an outpouring of your love.
O Holy Spirit, be to me a source of light, strength and courage
so that I may hear your call ever more clearly
and follow you more generously."

~ William Browning link

The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 (NASB Bible Gateway)

‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
‘Give us this day our daily bread.
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]


Phillippians 4:6-7 NASB (Bible Gateway)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen.


EChurch@Wartburg – 8.17.14 — 9 Comments

  1. The new mic really helps! It was a little tough to keep adjusting the computer volume with the old system. I caught every word today. Thanks for taking that step.

  2. Janet Varin wrote:

    The new mic really helps! It was a little tough to keep adjusting the computer volume with the old system. I caught every word today. Thanks for taking that step.

    Agree! Thanks for that change, Wade! And thanks for a great “talk” as well!

    Deb, as always the hymns bless me…but especially 10,000 reasons! Thank you!

  3. Hey Wade, I was sharing some points you made in your sermon with my son last night, and something new occurred to me that had passed me by on the first listen. You mentioned that your weakness is having the last word, while your wife’s strength is listening and thoughtfully formulating a response (basically). As I recalled that, I relived a meeting I was called to with my former pastor and elders (4 men and me). I was surprised to be rebuked, accused of lying, and more. I was overwhelmed and tried to remain composed. I was at a loss for words when the youngish assistant pastor said with contempt, “You just sit there with a blank look on your face.” I felt worthless, dismissed, and like maybe there was something wrong with me that even I didn’t realize. As you lovingly described your wife’s quiet intelligence, I decided I was more like Rachelle than I realized. I also decided my elders were nothing like Wade. Thanks for all your honesty.