EChurch@Wartburg – 5.14.17

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

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Here Is Our Order of Worship

A Prayer for the Morning link

In my waking and arising
be the first thought that enters my head
In my eating and drinking
be the first thought that enters my head
In my walking and journeying
be the first thought that enters my head
In my working and serving
be the first thought that enters my head
In my sowing and harvesting
be the first thought that enters my head
In my rejoicing and sorrowing
be the first thought that enters my head
In my resting and sleeping
be the first thought that enters my head
Amen

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,
Amen

Scripture Reading: Luke 16:14-18 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

“The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.

“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.

A prayer for the week ahead by John van de Laar link.

Good Shepherd,
Teach us to follow you
to care for all that are close to us,
to protect those who are threatened,
to welcome those who are rejected,
to forgive those who are burdened by guilt,
to heal those who are broken and sick,
to share with those who have little or nothing,
to take the time to really know one another
and love as you have loved us.
 
Good Shepherd,
Teach us to follow you
to spread compassion to those who are far away,
to speak for those who are voiceless,
to defend those who are oppressed and abused,
to work for justice for those who are exploited,
to make peace for those who suffer violence,
to take the time to recognise our connectedness,
and to love as you have loved us.
 
Good Shepherd,
Teach us to follow you
and to be faithful to calling you gave us
to be shepherds in your name.
Amen.

Benediction

Jude 1:24-25 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Comments

EChurch@Wartburg – 5.14.17 — 24 Comments

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there including aunties, older sisters, godmothers, any woman who is special in the life of a child.
    Hats off to you all!

  2. Additional prayer:

    Please pray for my little old lady friend Vera from Russia. She is a widow. Her only child (a son) was killed in their country. She lives in California near me in low-income senior housing. I just applied to a foundation to request that they pay for Vera’s dental surgery/gum surgery. Please pray that they accept the application. She is in a great deal of pain.

    Thank you.

  3. Velour wrote:

    prayer

    May I please add a prayer request? A young loved one is in crisis, and we would all appreciate prayers.

  4. Friend wrote:

    Velour wrote:
    prayer
    May I please add a prayer request? A young loved one is in crisis, and we would all appreciate prayers.

    Done.

  5. Seekeroftruthweb wrote:

    @ Velour:
    I got good news: I am starting college at the end of the month! This past week I got tested and got my courses for the fall and the summer.

    Excellent!

  6. Seekeroftruthweb wrote:

    @ Velour:
    I got good news: I am starting college at the end of the month! This past week I got tested and got my courses for the fall and the summer.

    Will you be working and going to college?

  7. Seekeroftruthweb wrote:

    @ Velour:
    I will be a full time student. I am unemployed right now.

    Study forth! I know you’ve talked about it on Twitter, and writing, for a long time.

    I am very proud of you and I am very happy for you.

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