Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here Is Our Order of Worship
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,
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.
Scripture Reading: Luke 15:1-7 (NASB Bible Gateway)
The Lost Sheep
Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
So He told them this parable, saying, “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Jesus And The Lost Sheep link
Lord, we pray for the one who is lost and can't find their way. You have said in your word, Lord, that the Son Of Man has come to save that which is lost. You have said also, Lord that if a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray; would he leave the ninety-nine; and would he go to the mountain to look for the one that has strayed. Your Word says, Lord that if he finds it, he should greatly rejoice. You said that he should rejoice over the lost sheep than over the ninety-nine, that did not go astray. We know, Lord that is is not your will that any one should go astray. Thank you Lord for taking care of your lost sheep…IN JESUS NAME. AMEN
Benediction: Jude 24-25 link