Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Bluebird eggs in Dees backyard. (Yes, you can hold the nest.)
The Lord’s Prayer: Traditional
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Prayer from LCMS One Year Series Prayers
In peace, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the peace from above and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our Synod, her congregations, pastors and workers, that we be given grace to look to the Lord for His aid in every time of need and to find in His gracious hands provision for every want, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all sister churches of the Augsburg Confession throughout the world, that they be strengthened in their mission of holding forth the bread of God for the life of the world, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the government and all entrusted with positions of leadership and for all who protect us, that they would embrace their calling and serve with honor, integrity and uprightness; and for all our citizens, that we would uphold our public servants in prayer and give them the honor due, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For this community of faith, that we devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, the breaking of the bread and the prayers, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For those who would be glad to go to the Lord’s house and yet whose frail bodies no longer permit them to regularly gather here with us, that through our care and visits they may know that they are still important members of our congregational family, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For those who seek from the Lord’s hand relief of bodily or emotional affliction, and especially for [______________ and]all we name in our hearts, that they may know His saving peace and the comfort of His healing presence, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all who approach the Lord’s altar this day, that receiving the Savior’s body and blood in saving faith, they may be refreshed in spirit and strengthened in hope, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the faithful departed, let us give to God our thanks and praise, asking that He would grant us to feast with them in the joys of the Kingdom, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly;
raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly;
restore the wanderers of thy people;
feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners;
raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted.
1 Peter 4:1-8 (NIV)
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.
4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.
5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
The Aaronic Blessing (What I wish for you this week)
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Num. 6:24–26)