EChurch@Wartburg – 6.5.16

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

Sun Setting with Palm Tree

Here is our Order of Worship

A Morning Prayer by Augustine of Hippo (354-430 C.E.) link

“O God, the God of spirits and of all flesh,
 Who is beyond compare, and stands in need of nothing,
Who has given the sun to have rule over the day,
and the moon and the stars to have rule over the night,
now also look down upon us with gracious eyes, and receive our morning thanksgivings,
and have mercy upon us; for we have not ‘spread out our hands to a strange God;’
for there is not among us any new God, but You, the eternal God,
Who are without end, who has given us our being through Christ,
and given us our well-being through Him.
Graciously grant us, through Him, eternal life;
with whom glory, and honor, and worship be to You and to the Holy Spirit forever.

A Prayer of Ambrose (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.
In Jesus name,

Wade Burleson will be away for the next few Sundays.  In his absence, Joseph Drueke delivered a wonderful message which we are featuring this week.  Joseph serves as Youth Pastor at Emmanuel Enid.  Here is a portion of his bio

Joseph Drueke serves as our Youth Pastor, supervising all of the discipleship and outreach to students in Middle School and High School. Joining our staff in December 2014, Joseph brings a wealth of youth ministry experience with him which has given him tremendous opportunities to engage in youth culture and help equip parents to lead and love their teenagers.

A Prayer for Tonight by Augustine of Hippo (354-430 C.E.) link

“Watch, dear Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,
and give Your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones. Bless Your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones. Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones.
And all for Your Love’s sake.


EChurch@Wartburg – 6.5.16 — 2 Comments

  1. “I can remember that night…

    I ended up talking to one of my fellow classmates at seminary and he asked, ‘Are you ok?’ I said, ‘Actually, I”m more than ok.’ I said, ‘This may sound crazy, but my heart is so filled with joy because everything that Jesus accomplished for me…not even this could touch it. Not even this! I’m still going to spend eternity with Jesus. I’m still loved beyond something like this that doesn’t make sense. I’m still forgiven. And my friend, even though he’s gone, he’s with Jesus who he loved. So, not even this! And the fact I just had a storm hit and it didn’t take my stability and it didn’t take my peace and it didn’t take my joy was like my goodness!! You can preach about this, you can read about it, you can say you believe it, but when the storm comes and you’ve got your life connected to Jesus Christ and you’re still standing because your life was tied to him rather than all those things – it’s overwhelming what Jesus has accomplished for us and the hope he’s given us!

    The only constant and the only normal that we have is Him, His love, His presence, His Word!”

    Wow, that’s a powerful testimony, proving that God is with us in our suffering and bears us up. His testimony also proves that “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ro 8:38-39)

    Wonderful encouragement along with some beautiful worship songs that really opened up my heart to receive from the Lord. Thank you!