EChurch@Wartburg – 12.11.16

Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

Christmas Candle

Here is our Order of Worship

Advent Prayer for Hope-David Bennett link

Lord Jesus Christ,
who is, who was, and who is to come,
we pray for the virtue of hope,
that amidst the trials and difficulties
of this world,
we may keep our hearts fixed
upon you, who reigns over the cosmos.
May your grace enliven us,
strengthen us,
and defend us,
as we await your coming in glory.

Advent Prayer link

God of strength and protection, 
I turn to you because I need help. 
I long to be free enough 
to trust that I can lean on you.

But I become afraid. 
Help me to trust in you, Lord. 
Your strength and power 
are a gentle place of protection.

Be a safe refuge when I am being trampled. 
I long for your help, your protecting care. 
Help to deliver me from the cold 
loneliness of these dark nights.

Scripture Reading: Luke 13:35 (NASB Bible Gateway)

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

Prayer for Advent link

God our Father,
you loved the world so much
you gave your only Son to free us
from the ancient power of sin and death.
Help us who wait for his coming
and lead us to true liberty.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Closing Advent Prayer link

Loving God, 
I sense that all is your creation 
and everything, and all of us, 
are being drawn back toward your loving heart.

Help me to be a person of peace, 
to speak about it in an uneasy world, 
and to live it among the people 
you have put into my life every day.

Light in me a desire to prepare for your coming 
to stand in the darkness, waiting, eager and filled with joy.



EChurch@Wartburg – 12.11.16 — 14 Comments

  1. sometimes, after a long night with prayer, it is good to light the candles before the sun rises and in celebration of the coming of the light

    Advent is like a long winter night of waiting and hopefulness interspersed with joyful anticipation

    in celebration of this Gaudete Sunday:

  2. Nancy2’s prayer request:

    Nancy2 UNITED STATES on Mon Dec 12, 2016 at 02:31 PM said:
    Prayer request:
    My brother-in-law was injured in a head-on collision. He is in Maine, we are in Kentucky, so I only have sketchy info. He has head and neck/back injuries …… do not know how severs, but as of this morning, he was still in a medically induced coma.

  3. and again, keeping morning vigil for Nancy Two’s bro-in-law, and that she also be comforted in this time of trouble

  4. Shauna posted on the Open Discussion thread that she does not have funds to provide a Christmas for her son Billy. (He is the minor who was abused by a church member and Dee covered the tragic story and how the church mishandled it.)
    If anyone could help out, including for presents, give cards for places like WalMart, etc.
    they have some very tangible needs right now. Including the basics for living life.
    Thank you.