Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
A Prayer by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) link
Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbour
where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict.
Show me the course I should take.
Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go.
And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course,
even when the sea is rough and the waves are high,
knowing that through enduring hardship and danger
in your name we shall find comfort and peace.
This week's message is by Abraham Wright, who joined the staff of Emmanuel Enid in May 2015 as a Community Evangelist. The message of Grace changed Abraham’s life his senior year in high school (2002) and he then became obsessed with trying to reach his teammates with the same Good News of Christ that changed his life. Abraham has worked for a few churches and recently worked for Fellowship of Christian Athletes before coming to Emmanuel. He was born in Tulsa, OK and raised in Oklahoma City by a single mother. Abraham grew up playing football and was able to play college football for the University of Colorado, where he got his B.A. in Sociology. Abraham played one year for the Miami Dolphins in 2007 and was released after his rookie season. You can read more of his bio here.
Scripture Reading: Luke 15:14-18 (NASB Bible Gateway)
Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight
Prayer of Benedict of Nursia (c. 480–547) link
O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
The Aaronic Blessing
“The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”