EChurch@Wartburg – 1.5.14 Fountain

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Here is Our Order of Worship

A Celtic Responsive Prayer link

This is the God we serve,
A God of love, of healing and power.
This is the God we serve,
A God who loves us with a Father's love.
This is the God we serve,
A God who laughs as we laugh, 
This is the God we serve, 
A God who suffers as we suffer.
This is the God we serve, 
A God who brings light into dark places.
This is the God we serve, 
A God who brings warmth into hearts that are chilled.
This is the God we serve,
A God who sees within us the potential of Spring.

'Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.'
(Albert Laighton)

Prayer by Anselm 1033-1109 link
Lord, because you have made me, I owe you the whole of my love;
because you have redeemed me, I owe you the whole of myself;
because you have promised so much, I owe you my whole being.
Moreover, I owe you as much more love than myself as you are greater than I,
for whom you gave yourself and to whom you promised yourself.
I pray you, Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge;
let me know by love what I know by understanding.
I owe you more than my whole self, but I have no more,
and by myself I cannot render the whole of it to you.
Draw me to you, Lord, in the fullness of your love.
I am wholly yours by creation; make me all yours, too, in love.

Scripture Reading:  John 18:38 (Bible Gateway)

Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.

Prayer of 1 Clement c. 96 link

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender.
Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen; assist the needy;
heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry;
release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.
Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child,
and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

Benediction link
Patrick c389-461

Lord, be with us this day,
Within us to purify us;
Above us to draw us up;
Beneath us to sustain us;
Before us to lead us;
Behind us to restrain us;
Around us to protect us.


EChurch@Wartburg – 1.5.14 — 4 Comments

  1. This has been the first sermon(s) I’ve ever heard on the Kingdom of God and Christ as our King. I must admit I have a bit of a problem relating to Jesus as my King. As Savior, Way, Truth, Life, Living Water, and even friend no problem but as King no so much. I’ll have to think on this aspect of the relationship to come to an understanding.

    Also, speaking of Jesus setting us free and being free indeed led to wondering just what we are set free from…. Maybe I think too much. πŸ™‚

    Thanks Wade and Deb for EChurch! Deb, beautiful scenery above! Having lived 27 yrs. in Rochester, NY near Lake Ontario, the lake effects brought more snow than I could handle. The picture above brought back memories!

  2. Thanks, Victorious, for the comment! I would say “Free from all those things that bind us – dysfunctions, addictions, hurts, habits and hang-ups.” That’s from what he sets us free. Thanks for listening!