EChurch@Wartburg – 9.27.15

Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg and White Nature 2

Here Is Our Order of Worship

Prayer in Time of Need link

Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
come to my help and deliver me from this difficulty that besets me
I believe Lord, that all trials of life are under Your care
and that all things work for the good of those who love You.
Take away from me fear, anxiety and distress.
Help me to face and endure my difficulty with faith, courage and wisdom.
Grant that this trial may bring me closer to You for You are my rock and refuge,
my comfort and hope, my delight and joy. I trust in Your love and compassion.
Blessed is Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Scripture Reading:  Luke 8:40-48 (NASB Bible Gateway)

And as Jesus returned, the people welcomed Him, for they had all been waiting for Him. And there came a man named Jairus, and he was an official of the synagogue; and he fell at Jesus’ feet, and began to implore Him to come to his house; for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went, the crowds were pressing against Him.

And a woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. And Jesus said, “Who is the one who touched Me?” And while they were all denying it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing in on You.”  But Jesus said, “Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me.”  When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.  And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

May my own difficulties make me sensitive to others link

Lord our God,
you have made me in your own likeness and you love all that you have made.

I thank you
for all that has been positive in my life.

I ask that I may live in such a way that I may learn
from whatever I may find
is negative or hurtful in my life.

May my disabilities and weaknesses
teach me how to be sensitive to individuals,
that I may grow more caring and compassionate for others who experience difficulties.

May I grow in strength of character through all that happens to me, living fully each day.

A Prayer of Martin Luther link

Look, Lord,
on an empty vessel that needs to be filled.

In faith I am weak – strengthen me.
In love I am cold – warm me and make me fervent
so that my love may go out to my neighbour.

I doubt and am unable to trust you completely.
Lord, strengthen my faith and trust in you
 You are all the treasure I possess.
I am poor, you are rich, and you came to have mercy on the poor.

I am a sinner, you are goodness.
From you I can receive goodness,
but I can give you nothing.
Therefore I shall stay with you.


Benediction (Numbers 6:24-26)


EChurch@Wartburg – 9.27.15 — 5 Comments

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      I listened to your message here @ Wartburg Watch via Vimeo in it’s entirety, thank-you for taking care of the poor, blind, destitute, broken, and those without hope. I am so proud of you.

    Prayers & Salutations,



  2. That message opened up the story in some new ways. Not only was the woman sick, she was a social and religious outcast under the law. Would it be fair to say that in order to get to Jesus, she had to break the ritual law?

    And I’ve heard all of the old songs about “the hem of his garment,” but never thought that maybe that’s all she could reach. She didn’t touch His shoulder or shake his hand… She probably didn’t have enough strength to stand.

    Thanks Wade, that opened up some new layers of the story, and your application to our lives was spot-on.