EChurch@Wartburg – 1.10.16

Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

Tatra Mountains in Winter

Here is our Order of Worship

Prayer of Hope by Christina G. Rossetti (1830-1895) link and link

O Lord, in Whom is our hope, remove far from us, we pray Thee,
empty hopes and presumptuous confidence.
Make our hearts so right with Thy most holy and loving heart,
that hoping in Thee we may do good;
until that day when faith and hope shall be abolished by sight and possession,
and love shall be all in all.

Prayer of Richard of Chichester (1193-1257) link and link

Thanks be to You, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which You have given us,
for all the pains and insults which You have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know You more clearly,
love You more dearly,
and follow You more nearly,
day by day.

Scripture Reading:  Luke 9:37-43a (NASB Bible Gateway)

On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him. And a man from the crowd shouted, saying, “Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, for he is my only boy, and a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly screams, and it throws him into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth; and only with difficulty does it leave him, mauling him as it leaves.  I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”  And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.” While he was still approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father. And they were all amazed at the greatness of God.

Benediction link

As you leave this place
may the Living Lord go with you;
May he go behind you, to encourage you,
beside you, to befriend you,
above you, to watch over you,
beneath you, to lift you from your sorrows,
within you, to give you the gifts of faith, hope, and love,
and always before you, to show you the way.


EChurch@Wartburg – 1.10.16 — 5 Comments

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    This is good word as we end 2015 and begin 2016. Many things in life do not always turn out the way we had hoped for. We long for the mountaintop but reality sets in. Pastor Wade brings out very well in this message that the true reality is Christ is with us on the mountain and in the valley. This is something my wife and I needed to hear at this time. Thank-you.

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    I listened to Wade's message yesterday as I was putting together the post. It was one of the most helpful sermons I have ever heard. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

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    Thank you very much, it was very refreshing. Great teaching and very moving prayers. We chose not to attend church today. It’s a pretty good one that we trust and like, but after so much betrayal and pain the past, it’s awfully hard to just trust again. And I really, really dislike the pressure to join activities and do stuff there. This tendency of churches becoming social clubs is rather tedious. I am still recuperating, probably, so any church activities, even very innocent ones, hurt. So, yeah, it was great to be at the EChurch today 🙂

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    Thanks Pastor for your timely message. It's the first time in a long time where I haven't left feeling guilty, or shamed, but loved and valued by Jesus.

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    Jesus. Its comforting to know that God does not leave us in the valley, but walks us through. Again thank you