EChurch@Wartburg – 4.21.18

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

The TWW community would love to pray for you!

Please include your prayer request in the comment section of this post of the Cross

Here is our Order of Worship

Come, My Light –– Dimitri of Rostov link

Come, my Light,
and illumine my darkness.
Come, my Life,
and revive me from death.
Come, my Physician,
and heal my wounds.
Come Flame of divine love,
and burn up the thorns of my sins,
kindling my heart
with the flame of thy love.

The Collect of the Day link

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Scripture Reading: Luke 23:26-32 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Simon Bears the Cross

When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.

And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.

A Prayer for Trust by St. Ignatius of Loyola link

O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.


Jude 1:24-25 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


EChurch@Wartburg – 4.21.18 — 7 Comments

  1. My family is doing better. We all still have bad days or moments when memory creeps in, but that is to be expected. But we have had something exciting unfold in our lives this past 3 weeks. Thru Ancestry DNA, I was able to connect with a close family member that some of the family possibly knew or her existence, but wasn’t sure. Our families are rejoicing in this new family member and the fact that we gave her a big family she never knew about. Thru our grief, God has brought happiness into my big family. I thank you for your prayers. We still have a long ways to go, but God’s amazing grace is getting us thru one day at a time.

  2. Speaking of off-topic comments, I’ve had some tests done, and it turns out that I’m existentially rubbish.


  3. A bit of a prayer request, one thing about my job that is hard is helping students through the death of a parent or loved one. I had a student I have been working with for about 14 years who mother just passed at 50 from horrible cancer. She walks up to me today and said my mother died and went to heaven and just lowered her head. By the end of the day, she had a big smile and seemed to have had some peace. For me, it is hard because of my evangelical tapes that play in my head about death, grief, almost everyone if not everyone going to hell etc. Such issues I will never ever again discuss at church, it’s not the place to talk about eternity and God from my experience, but that is a different post. I have to admit I teared up a bit today and later I berated myself with no mercy, another thing I learned at church for my weakness. It is sort of a cycle with me concerning grief or having any need at all. But that is not really important, I was able to help a bit and want to help more. I never understood, still dont, why that so pissed off so many of my faith community friends but it did. Im not there anymore but they still run around my head so to speak. Its hard to unlearn this stuff. Sorry to drone on. Just please pray for the family, they truly are some wonderful folks.