EChurch@Wartburg – 8.13.17

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Arch Bridge

Here is our Order of Worship

Ambrose of Milan, 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.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit Regarding Anxiety

"O Holy Spirit, give me stillness of soul in you.
Calm the turmoil within, with the gentleness of your peace.
Quiet the anxiety within, with a deep trust in you.
Heal the wounds of sin within, with the joy of your forgiveness.
Strengthen the faith within, with the awareness of your presence.
Confirm the hope within, with the knowledge of your strength. 
Give fullness to the love within, with an outpouring of your love.
O Holy Spirit, be to me a source of light, strength and courage
so that I may hear your call ever more clearly
and follow you more generously."

~ William Browning link

Wade and Rachelle Burleson are beginning a five week series called When Relationships Crumble. Today we feature Part 1 – Moving from Fantasy to Reality

The Lord's Prayer

‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
‘Give us this day our daily bread.
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

Matthew 6:9-13 (NASB Bible Gateway)


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen.

Phillippians 4:6-7 (NASB Bible Gateway)


EChurch@Wartburg – 8.13.17 — 8 Comments

  1. Still struggling with getting better, I see a nerve specialist on Monday to see what they might be able to find. I am very happy I have been able to get by not bothering folks for some reason I can’t get that tape out of my head. It was so drilled into me as a Christian that you never ask for help, show needs etc. So deep with so much power I still can’t get it out. I literally almost get or do get physically sick if I even think about the idea of needing to lean on anyone for any reason no matter what. That is wrong thinking and much of it is how I have internalized things from my past. It also has a strange sort of comfort because I think it places me on a sort of high ground if that makes sense. What it does do is keeps people at arm’s length so I don’t get hurt. I need to change I know in my head Most Christians evangelical or not are not like I portray them in my “emotions” going on in my head if that makes sense. Bitterness can make one hard hearted. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. @ brian:

    Praying you will find healing. Being ill shades a lot of our emotions.

    I’ve been struggling with Shingles. I developed, Post Herpatic Neuralgia (PHN), from it. Terrible nerve pain in back of head, ear, neck, around down to clavicle.

  3. @ brian:

    Praying for you. Think of it this way. If you deny others the privilege of helping you, then you and they are missing a tremendous blessing. Hoping you'll be better soon!

  4. Deb wrote:

    Think of it this way. If you deny others the privilege of helping you, then you and they are missing a tremendous blessing.

    Amen! One time after I had vented while a friend and I were out together, I apologized for using her as a “sounding board.” She quickly replied….” was a gift.” I never forgot that.

  5. @ brian:
    Brian, one of the ways the body of Christ ministers to one another is by bearing one another’s burdens. (Gal. 6:2) In sympathizing with the sorrows of others, we share their griefs and bring healing to the soul that is distressed.

    Will remember you in prayer.

  6. @ brian:

    God bless you Brian. I think many of us struggle with asking people for help. I pray that God will help you navigate your way through the challenges.