EChurch@Wartburg – 3.13.16

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@WartburgKylemore Abbey

Here is Our Order of Worship

A Prayer by St Patrick link
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I arise today 
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, 
Through a belief in threeness, 
Through confession of the oneness 
Of the Creator of Creation. 

I arise today 
Through the strength of heaven, 
Light of sun, 
Radiance of moon, 
Splendor of fire, 
Speed of lightning, 
Swiftness of wind, 
Depth of sea, 
Stability of earth, 
Firmness of rock. 

I arise today 
Through a might, the invocation of the Trinity, 
Through belief in the threeness, 
Through confession of the oneness 
of the Creator of Creation.

The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 (NASB Bible Gateway)

‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
‘Give us this day our daily bread.
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

Scripture Reading:  Luke 10:25-37 (NASB Bible Gateway)

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”  But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

The Good Samaritan

Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead. And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’ Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”

Traditional Gaelic Blessing (link)

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


EChurch@Wartburg – 3.13.16 — 5 Comments

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    Wade, words can’t express how this sermon blessed me except to say that my heart was so touched that my eyes responded with tears.

    How sad that the priests and Levites today not only pass by the bruised, bloody, and beaten, but maintain lists of reasons why they are not allowed in their churches and/or fellowships. I was one of those until the Good Samaritan bandaged my wounds and showed me His love.

    Thank you so much for focusing on Jesus and His immeasurable love for sinners. And thank you Deb for providing this ministry for such as me….

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    @ Victorious:
    It is a joy to put together the EChurch post each week. I listened to Wade’s message yesterday and was blessed by it.

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    Oh thank you, Deb, for putting together today’s E-Church. I cried.

    Thank you, Wade. (Such refreshing sermon in a sea of NeoCalvinism that I have fled, and authoritarianism, and a lack of love.)

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    @ Velour:

    So glad you enjoyed this EChurch post!

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    “Love not just those of your own tribe,
    your own class, family or people,

    but those who are different,
    those who are strangers,
    who are strange to your ways,
    who come from different cultural and religious traditions,
    who seem odd,
    those you do not understand.

    Love as the Samaritan loved the man he found
    beaten up by robbers,
    somewhere on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.”

    (from ‘The Body Broken’ Jean Vanier)