Sunday, September 01, 2013
9/1/2013, #52, 3rd Quarter 2013
Jesus, please help us have fellowship with one another in your Spirit.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. (Hebrews 13:2)
Holy Spirit, move our hearts to receive people, known and unknown, into our homes.
Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also. (Hebrews 13:3)
Father, we remember before you your suffering church and those who will be martyred today for their faith in Jesus.
Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4)
Holy Spirit, guide your people in what they choose to watch on TV and the internet.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For he himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)
Father, help us daily look to you for our bread and provision.
So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6)
Thank you, Jesus, for all that you have done for me and my family.
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; 1 Kings 8:22-30(31-40); 1 Tim. 4:7b-16; John 8:47-59
Proper 17 Closest to August 31: 112; Ecclesiasticus 10:(7-11)12-18; Hebrews 13:1-8; Luke 14:1,7-14
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; 2 Chron. 6:32-7:7; James 2:1-13; Mark 14:53-65
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for everyone to read the Scriptures September 1 All students beginning a new term at school, The Rev’d Dawn Skramstad
***** Book Recommendation from a friend [which I concur with, Torre] I just finished an AWESOME book on the persecuted church and the power of prayer. It's a novel called Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. I very very highly recommend it!!!
***** Diocesan Update August 27, 2013, A compendium of miscellany regarding things going on in the Diocese of Albany
Healing Service at Christ the King
The Reverend Canon Robert Haskell, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Albany will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, September 3rd. The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.
Quilt Auction at Christ the King
Ten beautiful quilts made by volunteers are now on display at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in the Welcome Center lobby. These quilts will be available for bidding in a silent auction to benefit Christ the King's many ministries until November 7, 2013. Bids can be made by visiting the Welcome Center lobby at Christ the King. The bidding for the silent auction will close in grand fashion with a wine and cheese tasting and musical entertainment featuring a barbershop quartet. Winter is coming - get a beatiful quilt to keep you warm until spring!
Benefit for Fr. Paul and Pat Bailey
On September 14th, from 4 pm - 7 pm, Christ Church Herkimer, in conjunction with the East Herkimer Fire Department, is holding a Spagehtti Dinner benefit for Fr. Paul and Pat Bailey, to help them with the many medical bills incurred during Pat's illness. In addition to the Spaghetti Dinner, there will also be a Chinese Auction, a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale. Tickets for the dinner are $7 for adults and $4 for children 5 - 12. Children under 5 are free. The dinner is being held at the The East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department, 193 Main Road, Herkimer, NY 13350. If you cannot make the dinner, but would like to contribute, you may mail a check made payable to "Benefit of Fr. Paul and Pat Bailey" to Benefit of Fr. Paul and Pat Bailey, c/o Adirondack Bank, PO Box 590, Herkimer, NY 13350. For more information, call Paula Bicking at (315) 527-4605.
The Essential Jesus and The Essential Bible Bible Studies
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center will be hosting two Bible studies beginning in September. The Essential Jesus will be offered on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, beginning on September 25th and concluding February 26th. The Essential Bible will be offered on Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. beginning September 26th and concluding February 27th. No classes will be held during the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas. Anyone eager to explore God's Word is invited! Cost is $15/person and includes an Essential book and Scripture Union tracking card. Complimentary beverages will be provided and low cost child care is available. To register or for more information, e-mail The Rev. Canon Matt Baker, the study facilitator, by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?mbaker .
Healing a Woman's Soul: Tools for the Journey Retreat
Healing a Woman's Soul, an organization devoted to helping domestic violence victims on their journey to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually is holding a retreat on September 27th and 28th at Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110. We welcome all women, especially those who have addictions or are victims of domestic violence. The cost of the retreat is $110 per person and there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first-come basis. Donations toward scholarships are always welcome. Registration forms and additional information are available by calling 518-290-0235, or you may send an e-mail by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?hawsretreat . Registrations should be received no later than September 18, 2013.
The annual Bible Symposium will be held on September 28th at The Cathedral of All Saints. Our speaker this year will be Dr. Allen Ross, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. The focus of this year's symposium will be Leviticus: The Gospel According to Moses, or How God Prepared for the Gospel of Christ in Symbols and Rituals of Israel's Worship. Tickets are $20 each. To purchase tickets, click http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/447941 , or contact the Cathedral at (518 ) 465-1342.
Third Youth Mission Conference
On Saturday, October 19th, St. Mary's, Lake Luzerne (220 Lake Ave, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846) will host the third Youth Mission Conference. Hear testimonies from teens who answered the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Learn from their experiences as they shared Jesus Christ abroad and at home. Ice cream social and desserts to follow. No registration is required and best of all, it's FREE! For information call (518 ) 494-5919.