Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
Advent Prayer for Hope-David Bennett link
Lord Jesus Christ,
who is, who was, and who is to come,
we pray for the virtue of hope,
that amidst the trials and difficulties
of this world,
we may keep our hearts fixed
upon you, who reigns over the cosmos.
May your grace enliven us,
and defend us,
as we await your coming in glory.
Advent Prayer link
God of strength and protection,
I turn to you because I need help.
I long to be free enough
to trust that I can lean on you.
But I become afraid.
Help me to trust in you, Lord.
Your strength and power
are a gentle place of protection.
Be a safe refuge when I am being trampled.
I long for your help, your protecting care.
Help to deliver me from the cold
loneliness of these dark nights.
Scripture Reading: Luke 13:35 (NASB Bible Gateway)
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
Prayer for Advent link
God our Father,
you loved the world so much
you gave your only Son to free us
from the ancient power of sin and death.
Help us who wait for his coming
and lead us to true liberty.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Closing Advent Prayer link
I sense that all is your creation
and everything, and all of us,
are being drawn back toward your loving heart.
Help me to be a person of peace,
to speak about it in an uneasy world,
and to live it among the people
you have put into my life every day.
Light in me a desire to prepare for your coming
to stand in the darkness, waiting, eager and filled with joy.
I have posted another update on the open discussion thread. I appreciate all of the generosity you have shown. Thank you.
sometimes, after a long night with prayer, it is good to light the candles before the sun rises and in celebration of the coming of the light
Advent is like a long winter night of waiting and hopefulness interspersed with joyful anticipation
in celebration of this Gaudete Sunday:
I have posted another update on the open discussion thread. Thank you all so much.
Nancy2’s prayer request:
Nancy2 UNITED STATES on Mon Dec 12, 2016 at 02:31 PM said:
My brother-in-law was injured in a head-on collision. He is in Maine, we are in Kentucky, so I only have sketchy info. He has head and neck/back injuries …… do not know how severs, but as of this morning, he was still in a medically induced coma.
Praying for Nancy2’s brother!
Thank you, Deb!
Prayed for Nancy2 brother tonight.
Water lilly wrote:
Jeannette Altes wrote:
Thank you, Jeannette.
Morning vigil for Nancy Two’s bro-in-law, that Our Lord be with him now.
and again, keeping morning vigil for Nancy Two’s bro-in-law, and that she also be comforted in this time of trouble
Shauna posted on the Open Discussion thread that she does not have funds to provide a Christmas for her son Billy. (He is the minor who was abused by a church member and Dee covered the tragic story and how the church mishandled it.)
If anyone could help out, including for presents, give cards for places like WalMart, etc.
they have some very tangible needs right now. Including the basics for living life.