Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
This EChurch is dedicated to all who are hurting and grieving in the wake of the terrible tragedies in Nice, France, Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (link) . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
A Prayer for the Hurting link
Our souls are weary.
Our burdens heavy.
There is not a time when we don’t need You.
We ask for your grace- to relieve the pain.
We beg for your mercy- to extend beyond our reach.
We cling to your promises- with all we can muster.
We praise You for the clay You shape…
Into the beautiful sculpture
That reveals Your Glory.
A Prayer – 1 Clement (@AD 96) link
We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender.
Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen;
assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray;
feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart
Let all the nations realize that you are the only God,
that Jesus Christ is your Child,
and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.
Scripture Reading: Luke 11:33-36 (NASB Bible Gateway)
“No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.”
The Lord's Prayer
After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Benediction BCP – Online link
Give us grateful hearts, our Father,
for all thy mercies,
and make us mindful of the needs of others;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.