Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our order of worship
We begin with a recitation and then a song from the ODES PROJECT.
"The Odes of Solomon", which some scholars have called “The First Christian Hymnal”, is in fact a worship anthology from one of the earliest Christian communities. The poems it contains were composed sometime before 125 AD., and may have been used as chants in a church or synagogue. The anonymous Odist’s vivid imagery and eloquent metaphors are timeless expressions of Christian devotion and worship; they also distill biblical truths that offer comfort, strength and guidance to the people of God." Link
Please join us in prayer as we contemplate the words of our brothers and sisters from 2000 years ago.
Fernando Ortega is now setting these Odes to song.
O merciful God
Fill our hearts, we pray, with the graces of Your Holy Spirit;
With love, joy, peace patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness,humility and self-control.
Teach us to love those who hate us; to pray for those who despitefully use us;
That we may be the children of Your love, our Father,
Who makes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.
In adversity, grant us grace to be patient; in prosperity keep us humble;
May we guard the door of our lips; may we lightly esteem the pleasures of this world,
And thirst after heavenly things;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen"
A prayer of Anselm (1033-1109)
The Complete Book of Christian Prayer
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Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:19-20 (NASB Bible Gateway)
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
Our Father who art in heaven;
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil;
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace." Amen
Thank you for spending your precious time worshipping the Lord.