Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
This post is dedicated to the residents of Haiti who have been utterly devastated by the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. With the death toll rising to nearly 1,000, the Haitians need our prayers and support more than ever.
In the Face of Disaster
Lord God, we don’t know how to pray.
This immense disaster feels overwhelming.
We can only imagine how the victims feel,
and we are so many miles away that we feel helpless.
Surround those directly involved with your loving presence.
Comfort the families of the dead and injured,
Sustain those waiting for word of those they love.
Protect, strengthen, and uphold
the rescuers and emergency personnel.
Help all of us to remember that your love
is bigger and stronger than despair and destruction.
Guide and strengthen us to reach out to those affected
in ways that will bring healing.
Give them and us a sense of your peace and hope.
In the name of Jesus, our friend and healer. Amen.
From Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Luke 12:51-53 (NASB Bible Gateway)
Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
Our EChurch speaker is Abraham ("Abe") Wright who recently joined the staff at Emmanuel Enid as the Community Evangelist. Born in Tulsa, Abe excelled in football and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2007. His career with the Dolphins was short-lived due to injuries. Several years later he signed a practice roster agreement with the British Columbia Lions but was released in 2010. Despite these professional setbacks, Abe has emerged as a warrior for Christ, and Emmanuel Enid is blessed to have him on staff. (link)