EChurch@Wartburg – 1.29.17

Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg Mountain Range

Here is our Order of Worship

Prayer on the Beatitudes Link

Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Keep us from being preoccupied with money and worldly goods, and with trying to increase them at the expense of justice.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth." 
Help us not to be ruthless with one another, and to eliminate the discord and violence that exists in the world around us.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Let us not be impatient under our own burdens and unconcerned about the burdens of others.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be filled." 
Make us thirst for you, the fountain of all holiness, and actively spread your influence in our private lives and in society.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."
Grant that we may be quick to forgive and slow to condemn.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God."
Free us from our senses and our evil desires, and fix our eyes on you.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." 
Aid us to make peace in our families, in our country, and in the world.
Lord Jesus, You said, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of justice, for the kingdom of heaven in theirs."
Make us willing to suffer for the sake of right rather than to practice injustice; 
and do not let us discriminate against our neighbors and oppress and persecute them.
In Jesus name

Prayer for the Poor and Neglected from The book of Common Prayer link

Almighty and most merciful God,
we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget:
the homeless and the destitute,
the old and the sick,
and all who have none to care for them.
Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit,
and to turn their sorrow into joy.
Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son,
who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Scripture Reading:  Luke 14:1-6 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely. And there in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy. And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away. And He said to them, “Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” And they could make no reply to this.

A Prayer of Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) Link

O merciful God, fill our hearts, we pray, with the graces of Your Holy Spirit, 
With love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. 
Teach us to love those who hate us, to pray for those who despitefully use us,
That we may be the children of our Father, 
Who makes Your sun shine on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 
In adversity, grant us grace to be patient; in prosperity keep us humble; 
May we guard the door of our lips; may we lightly esteem the pleasures of this world, 
And thirst after heavenly things; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

The Aaronic Benediction link

May the Lord bless you and keep you; 
may He cause his spirit to shine on you 
and be gracious to you;
May He lift up His smile on you and give you peace.


EChurch@Wartburg – 1.29.17 — 6 Comments

  1. Off-topic announcement.
    Shauna in Texas (Dee wrote about Shuana’s son Billy’s horrible church abuse story) has pressing financial needs: rent, utilities, phone, and car insurance.
    If you can give a helping hand, please do so. She has a part-time job at a grocery store.
    Thank you.
    Shauna on Mon Jan 30, 2017 at 11:47 AM said:
    In desperate need $500 rent, 156.00 utilities, 87.00 car insurance, phone will be shut off. My hours are not covering this months bills. Trying to get more hours more work still need food and gas to get to work. About 200.00 I don’t expect anything just putting the need out there. Pray that I can get full time. Im trying to do what I can for billy and support us…
    Shauna and billys gofundme