Thursday, August 09, 2012
8/9/2012, #41, 3rd Quarter 2012
Lord Jesus, many in your church are disturbed today about preaching your resurrection. Restore to your church "the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." (Jude 3)
And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. (Acts 4:3)
Jesus, even now the chief priests of the Episcopal Church seek to lay hands on those who are faithful to you.
However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. (Acts 4:4)
Holy Spirit, thank you for the power of your word. I pray that many will hear it and be brought to belief in what God the Father has done in Christ Jesus.
And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power or by what name have you done this?" (Acts 4:5-7)
Jesus, your name is above every name.
(Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man stands here before you whole. (Acts 4:8-10)
Father, please help us testify to the power of your name and the name of Jesus.
This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.' Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:11-12)
Holy Spirit, let there be really clear teaching and preaching throughout this diocese: that "there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Amen.
John 1:39 A word received: I AM inviting you to "come and see."
Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 09, August 12, 2012
Readings: John 6:37-51; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; Deuteronomy 8:1-10, 9:4-6; Ps. 34
Next Week: John 6:52-59; Ephesians 5:3-20; Proverbs 9:1-6; Ps.34:11-14
A word received: Look at the people "knowing" (John 6:42) and the knowing in a personal way which flows into believing. (John 6:51)
Gospel: John 6:37-51
A word received: The people complained about me because" (John 6:42) they thought they knew all about me. My father wants them (and you) to know me as the living bread which came down from heaven and gives eternal life to those who believe in me. (John 6:51)
Epistle: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
A word received: I want to imitate me (Ephesians 5:1) so that you can know my Father's love for you and the new life of my Holy Spirit.
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 8:1-10, 9:4-6
A word received: I want you to examine your hearts and know that it is my love and not your goodness that has provided for you. I want you to live by my word -- it will feed you and nourish you.
Psalm: Ps. 34
A word received: Exalt my name together with your brothers and sisters in the body. Learn to know the power and wonder of my name.
Thursday:  or 145 * 85, 86; Judges 8:22-35: Acts 4:1-12: John 1:43-51
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Judges 9:1-16,19-21: Acts 4:13-31: John 2:1-12
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 9 The Sudan, and all persecuted Christians The Rev’d John Wolff
***** Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
Stand firm on the biblical promises of God in regard to healing. Here follows such a biblical promise: "I will give you back your health and heal your wounds," says the Lord." Jeremiah 30:17 (NLT) Keep your eyes open for other biblical promises of healing.
***** Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2012
From: joann E ferris
Subject: Prayer Table ,Zion , Colton on Cold Brook Dr. South Colton, Wed.Aug 8, 2012 - 9:30 to 11:00am, Mid 70's part clouds, Joann Ferris and Raelyn Erdner
Bette ---summer resident, a runner , we've seen before . When we asked if she wanted prayer she took off her earphones and came over. She asked for prayers of protection for her family.
A man on his bicycle-- I'm good, thank you.
Woman on bicycle with the man ---no thanks.
Woman and a child walking---- No thanks!
We prayed for Cranberry Lake rescue truck as it went by on state route 56 on the way to hospital.
Prayed for5 electric company repair trucks as they went by on State route 56 and on the road opposite us--Snell road which goes to several dams one just 1/2 mile away.
Man who routinely walks Rt.56
Neighbors--- as they passed us in vehicles-- Cliff and Steve, Lorraine and Warren , Doug and Joan
***** Subject: August 16th praise & worship
From: Christine and Michael Hales
Dear Fellow Prayers: Hope you are enjoying this weather! Just a reminder that we are gathering for praise and worship at our house on Thursday, Aug 16th 6:30 for snacks and 7:00 prayers begin. Looking forward to seeing you all,
***** Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2012
From: Deacon Susan Plaske
Subject: Prayer Table Report Cathedral, Wednesday August 8, 2012, Our bag has been stolen again PTL the contents were left, again. Sunny, Warm, Still 12-1PM, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Candy Palumbo, Dcn. Plaske, Dcn. Stellman
Brther Ken - Thanks for God's blessing of today. "God's word is blessed, when we listen to His word we are blessed also."
Alba, Prayer for travels tomorrow!, Thanksgiving for successful surgery.
Dave prayed for Marlene, Bonnie, jeannie and friends in Pa for confort and healing
Jana - friend Marilyn in accident and in hospital hit while biking.
Laurie - In need of prayer
Woman stopped car with son Hezakiaha. Prayer for the exams he is about to take. For admission to college and for intervention at the Giant's camp and for a bright and successful future.
Paul prayer for Bishop Ball for recovery and health and return to the Cathedral family.
Grace - prayer for Uncle Frank (lung cancer) and Aunt Mercy (Alzheimer's) Peace, grace and comfort in these last days.
Candy and Al - PRayer for blessing and grace on the family. For discernment and the Lord's guidance.
Joseph for food, shelter and peace
Ronald - prayer for an apartment.
Bishop Bill - Prayers for the Lord's servants, protection, guidance grace and peace. FHS