Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
Advent Prayer link
God of majesty and power
Who spoke and this world was
Who breathed and this world lived
Who counts the hairs upon our head
Who sees our thoughts and reads our hearts
Who loves us more than we deserve
How can we not bring today
Our sacrifice of praise?
For in the child at Bethlehem
Lies the promise of intimacy
With a Saviour who would die even for me
And the promise of an eternity
In which to praise you more each day
God of promise we praise your name
Traditional Episcopal Prayer for the First Sunday in Advent link
give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armor of light,
now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NASB Bible Gateway)
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
1 Timothy 1:15 (NASB Bible Gateway)
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Advent Prayer link
God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the centre, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly this Advent time.
Blessing (from Isaiah 60) link
Arise, shine, for your light has come.
So lift up your eyes and look around.
May you see and be radiant.
May your heart thrill and rejoice at the abundance of love poured upon you through God’s gift of Jesus.