EChurch@Wartburg – 4.13.14

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A Palm Sunday Prayer link

On this day of great rejoicing, Lord Jesus Christ,
when we welcome You as our King and Savior,
we also walk in the shadow of Your cross.
Hosanna! we cry. Blessed are You who come in God’s name to save us.
Hosanna! Strengthen our faith on this Palm Sunday
so that when the time comes to carry the cross we might still call out to You with heartfelt praise.
Give us the grace and the courage to follow You this Holy Week from death to resurrection,
from darkness to the fullness of light.We need You, Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior. Hosanna!

Prayer for Palm Sunday: Scott McNight link

Almighty and ever living God,
in your tender love for the human race
you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature,
and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering,
and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Scripture Reading:  Luke 2:1-7 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city.  Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,  in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.  While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

OH LORD by Saint Ambrose of Milan link   

O Lord, who has mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore You, a heart to delight in You, 
to follow and enjoy You, for Christ’s sake. 

Benediction link

Loving Provider, 
you gather me in this upper room with your son, 
to be fed by your love. 
At that supper, Jesus told us to "love one another" 
and I know that is the heart of his gift, 
his sacrifice for me. 
I ask that I might find the source of my own heart, 
the meaning for my own life, 
in that Eucharist. 
Guide me to the fullness of your love and life.


EChurch@Wartburg – 4.13.14 — 6 Comments

  1. Wonderful message with a great matrix of readings and music; thanks to all for your care and love expressed in E-Church!

  2. @ Rick:
    Glad you enjoyed it. Several of these songs were sung at Wade’s church last Sunday, so the music director deserves the credit for most of the music.

  3. Great message. Its so easy to lose sight of how close and personal Jesus wants to be with us. He came with me on his mind. So much so that he came into the world by way of a manger. I will be thinking about this all week. May have to watch a couple times this week. He passion for us is…. (I can't even think of a word that would do it justice).

    Thanks for sharing….pretty cool that the pastor gives you guys a shoutout in the beginning.

  4. Sean wrote:

    pretty cool that the pastor gives you guys a shoutout in the beginning.

    So glad you enjoyed Pastor Wade's message. I plan to watch it again this week, too. It's wonderful hearing about the Christmas story as we approach Resurrection Sunday.

    We are so grateful that Wade Burleson holds us in such high esteem and that we are allowed to share his messages with our readers.

    Have a wonderful week!

  5. The song / video by Fountainview Academy orchestra and singers is beautiful. (The blend of musicians, instruments and nature -such a gorgeous scene is transporting.) thanks for sharing that.