EChurch@Wartburg – 9.23.18

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

The TWW community would love to pray for you!

Please keep those impacted by Hurricane Florence in your prayers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Fear_Memorial_Bridge#/media/File:WilmingtonAerialViewCoastGuard.jpg

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, Wilmington, North Carolina

Here is our Order of Worship

A Prayer for the Fall link

Gracious God, As the season changes, we are reminded that you are an unchanging God,
but it is your desire to continue to change us–to mold and shape us,
to teach us to have faith like a child. Lord, be our teacher!
Lord, teach us to praise. We praise you for awe, wonder,
and excitement as new programs and plans are introduced in our denomination and individual churches this fall.
Lord, teach us to confess. At this time of year, we are inundated with busyness.
Forgive us, Lord, when our busyness overshadows you. Lord, teach us to be thankful.
We are thankful that in teaching us, you change us. Teach us, Lord, to trust in you for guidance and direction.
Lord, help us realize the magnitude of your grace and then to teach others what it means to live with that grace.
As we seek to further your kingdom, fill us with the same exuberance, wonder,
and awe that we see in children at the beginning of a new school year.
Amen

Prayers for those who have suffered abuse link

Almighty God & Everlasting Lord,
You are the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.
We pray this week for those who have been abused within our churches and the wider communities across our nation.

Have compassion upon all who have suffered the injustice, humiliation and pain of abuse
– sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual and all other forms of sinful conduct.

In the midst of their distressing circumstances, give them courage to speak.
May your perfect love drive out fear and anxiety.
In your mercy, create opportunities for these men, women and children to share their pain,
reveal their struggles and expose the hurtful actions of others.

Give grace, sensitivity and wisdom to all who will minister to the victims and survivors of abuse.
Strengthen those who have been abused with the certainty of your love for them.
In all things, we ask that your name be glorified and that we – your people –
do justice, love kindness and walk humbly before you.

We humbly plead these things in the name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ,
who died and rose and now sits at your right hand in glory.
Amen.

Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 2:1-4  (NASB Bible Gateway)

God Answers the Prophet
I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply when I am reproved.
Then the Lord answered me and said,
“Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That the one who reads it may run.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It [d]hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
“Behold, as for the proud one,
His soul is not right within him;
But the righteous will live by his faith.

Prayer attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi link

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
and where there is sadness, joy

O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
to be loved as to love
for it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
Amen

Benediction – Numbers 6:24-26 link

The Lord bless you, and keep you:
The Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious unto you:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
Amen


Comments

EChurch@Wartburg – 9.23.18 — 3 Comments

  1. You forgot the best song!
    https://youtu.be/PdPnxQvCEXQ
    I know the just shall live
    I know the just shall live
    I know the just shall live
    By faith
    ‘Cause You won’t let Your Holy One
    No, You won’t let Your Holy One
    You won’t let Your Holy One
    See corruption in the grave
    Because He put His trust in You
    Because He put His trust in You
    Because He put His trust in You
    Many shall be saved
    And I know that You will raise them up
    I know that You will raise them up
    I know that You will raise them up
    On the last day
    For the Lord looks down on the sons of men
    To hear the cries of the innocent
    And the guilty will not stand
    For the day of reckoning soon will come
    And the whole world will see justice done
    By the Lord’s almighty hand
    So I’m telling you the just shall live
    I know the just shall live
    I know the just shall live
    By faith
    And You will raise them up
    I know that You will raise them up
    That You will raise them up
    On the last day
    And the prayers stand where the fighters fell
    And time testifies with the tale that it tells
    That the meek shall inherit the earth
    And the Church advances on the gates of hell
    And she clings to a light that will not be quelled
    By the kingdoms of this world
    I’m telling you the just shall live
    I know the just shall live
    I know the just shall live
    By faith
    And You will raise them up
    I know that You will raise them up
    You will raise them up
    On the last day

    Songwriters: Richard Mullins
    The Just Shall Live lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

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