EChurch@Wartburg – 4.5.15

Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg













Three Crosses

Here is our order of worship

Hippolytus of Rome (AD 190-236)-Creative Commons
Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate
Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen
Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing
Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty
Christ is Risen indeed from the dead,
the first of the sleepers,
Glory and power are his forever and ever

Leslie Weatherhead, 1883-1975 Book of Christian Prayers, p.405

Oh God, by whose power Christ was raised from the dead, so that the worst that men could do had no dominion over Him,
Lay your hand in loving tenderness on all who needs this message most. 
Because the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost, we pray –

  • For those who have lost their dear ones and whose hearts are sad;
  • For those who have lost their health and vitality;
  • For those who have lost their youth;
  • For those who have lost their livelihood;
  • For those who have lost opportunities;
  • For those who have lost patience;
  • For those who have lost their faith;
  • For all, we pray, who are wounded in the battle of life and are nigh unto despair.

Give to us all such a vision of Christ's risen glory that we, too, may trust his power; 
That we, too, may know that nothing can separate us from your loving purposes or finally defeat your will.
So we may rise up from all of our distress and despair and take heart again;
Walk with Christ, the companion of our souls, to whatever lies in store for us,
To find at last that faith has its own reward, that we have not missed our way,
That the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which seemed lost forever.
We ask it through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Scripture Reading:  Ephesians 2:1-3 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Made Alive in Christ

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, 
indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Anglican Prayer for Easter Sunday link

Almighty God,
who through your only‑begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: 
Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection,
may be raised from the death of sin by your life‑giving Spirit; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  
(source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA.)

John Stott-Book of Christian Prayers p.404

Lord Jesus, risen from the dead and alive for evermore:
Stand in our midst tonight as in the upper room:
Show us your hands and you side;
Speak your peace to our hearts and minds;
And send us  forth into the world as your witnesses;
For the glory of your name.

Have a Joyous Resurrection Day! 


EChurch@Wartburg – 4.5.15 — 3 Comments

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    He is risen!

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    HE IS RISEN, indeed!

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    And there shall never, ever, be a better proclamation. May it ring forever through all eternity, to the praise of the only One due all glory and honor!