EChurch@Wartburg – 11.13.16

Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg Red Poppies

Here is our Order of Worship

A Prayer Attributed to Sir Francis Drake link
Disturb Us Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, 
When our dreams have come true 
Because we have dreamed too little, 
When we arrived safely 
Because we sailed too close to the shore. 

Disturb us, Lord, when 
With the abundance of things we possess 
We have lost our thirst 
For the waters of life; 
Having fallen in love with life, 
We have ceased to dream of eternity 
And in our efforts to build a new earth, 
We have allowed our vision 
Of the new Heaven to dim. 

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, 
To venture on wider seas 
Where storms will show Your mastery; 
Where losing sight of land, 
We shall find the stars. 
We ask You to push back 
The horizons of our hopes; 
And to push into the future 
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Prayer of St Richard 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 13:18-21 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven

So He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it. It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES.”

And again He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”

A Prayer of Brigid of Gael  c.451-523 link

I arise today
Through a mighty strength:
God's power to guide me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's eyes to watch over me;
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to give me speech,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to shelter me,
God's host to secure me.


The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26


EChurch@Wartburg – 11.13.16 — 10 Comments

  1. Not a major matter, but I’ve never really liked the Class 66 diesel locomotives. Don’t know why.

  2. Nick Bulbeck wrote:

    Not a major matter, but I’ve never really liked the Class 66 diesel locomotives. Don’t know why.

    You should chat with Eagle/David. He’s a big train buff.

  3. Nick Bulbeck wrote:

    Not a major matter, but I’ve never really liked the Class 66 diesel locomotives. Don’t know why.

    I can empathize Nick. Diesel electric technology just ain’t got the provenance and romance of steam.

  4. GMFS

    I notice, from today’s Google doodle, that today is the 125th birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who pioneered the use of insulin treatment for Type 1 diabetics – people such as myself.

    A hearty “well done” to you, sir!

    Sir Frederick Banting

  5. @ Muff Potter:

    I agree about steam, though generally I quite like diesels too. The class 67’s, for instance, which have exactly the same prime mover as the 66’s but are geared for a 125mph top speed and so have nothing like the tractive effort of the 75mph 66’s which are dedicated freight locos.

    I also quit like the (electric) mixed-traffic class 90’s, which run at up to 110mph but are also used for freight. And the (equally electric, indeed dual-voltage) class 92’s, which are designed partly for the Channel Tunnel, have a relatively low maximum speed (140kmh) but 6700 hp. They’re kind of mixed traffic, but mainly freight.

  6. So: it’s 16:04 GMT (or UTC if you prefer) and the Aberdeen-Penzance train has just arrived on time at Birmingham New Street. Can it complete the Birmingham-Cheltenham stretch (due to arrive at 16:51) on schedule for the first time in, like, forever/strong> ?