Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here Is Our Order of Worship
A Prayer to Stop, Look and Listen link
Father, help me stop today
right in the middle of what I am doing, what I am saying
and ask You what you want me to know
What do you want me to see?
What do you see?
Grant me eyes into the invisible
so I can work alongside you.
What do you want me to hear?
I know your voice-
speak and give me insight I need
to love well like you do.
Remind me to pause,
to tune myself in to you,
aligning myself with your heart
in the midst of this day.
let us desire nothing else,
let us want nothing else,
let nothing else please us and cause us delight
except our Creator, Redeemer and Savior,
the only true God,
Who is the fullness of good,
all good, every good, the true and supreme good,
Who alone is good,
merciful, gentle, delightful, and sweet,
Who alone is holy,
just, true, holy, and upright,
Who alone is kind, innocent, clean,
from Whom, through Whom and in Whom
is all pardon, all grace, all glory
of all penitents and just ones,
of all the blessed rejoicing together in heaven.
Our guest preacher is Andy Wilkins, who is the Headmaster of Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid, Oklahoma. He has previously served on the Emmanuel Enid staff as Student and College Pastor. Wade Burleson will be returning from his sabbatical next week.
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NASB Bible Gateway)
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
A Prayer for Anxiety by William Browning link
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.
A Franciscan Blessing link
May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths,
And superficial relationships
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression,
And exploitation of people,
So that you may work for
Justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain,
Rejection, hunger and war,
So that you may reach out your hand
To comfort them and
To turn their pain to joy
And may God bless you
With enough foolishness
To believe that you can
Make a difference in the world,
So that you can do
What others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness
To all our children and the poor.