Friday, October 18, 2013
10/18/2013, #16, 4th Quarter 2013
Holy Spirit, please help us share the gospel we have received. Help us to stand in that apostolic good news.
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:2)
Jesus, thank you for the good news of your death, resurrection, ascension, and for sending your Holy Spirit to lead us to salvation.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:3)
Father, help us get our priorities straight: first of all Jesus died for our sins. You love us so much that you gave him up so that we who believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. You did not send him to condemn us, but that through him we might be saved. (See John 3:16-17)
and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:4)
Jesus, you were buried and rose again on the third day so that we might find new life in you.
and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that he was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that he was seen by James, then by all the apostles. (1 Corinthians 15:5-6)
Thank you, Holy Spirit, for those faithful witnesses (and the witness of Scripture) who passed down the good news to me.
Then last of all he was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. (1 Corinthians 15:8 )
Father, we too, like Paul, have received a new birth in Jesus. Thank you.
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. (1 Corinthians 15:9)
Jesus, we pray for those who like Paul are persecuting your church today: that they will see the light and turn to you. We pray for those who are being persecuted that they, like Stephen, will have grace and strength to endure to the end. Thank you.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. (1 Corinthians 15:10-11)
Lord, thank you for the opportunity to labor in your harvest fields. Send me forth daily into them -- help me recognize every opportunity you give me to share the gospel with the next generation. Thank you.
A prayer received: Help us to walk in your footsteps.
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Jer. 38:14-28; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; Matt. 11:1-6
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 2 Kings 25:8-12,22-26; 1 Cor. 15:12-29; Matt. 11:7-15
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Jer. 29:1,4-14; Acts 16:6-15; Luke 10:1-12,17-20
Proper 24 Closest to October 19: 121; Genesis 32:3-8,22-30; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8a
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Jer. 44:1-14; 1 Cor. 15:30-41; Matt. 11:16-24
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up missionary minded Deacons October 18 For a heart for the unchurched in our communities; The Rev’d John Scott, The Rev’d Mary Carol Hart
October 19 For a deep love of the Scriptures by all our people
October 20 Daughters of the King Assembly Fall Retreat (November 2); The Rev’d Wayne Schwab, The Rev’d Julia Mudge 2
***** Please join us at St. Michael's, Colonie, for our monthly Prayer, Praise, and Eucharist, this Friday, October 18 at 7pm. Fr. Tyler Slade and Fr. Steve Hart will speak on living Radically for The Lord. This is a relaxed service. Come and experience The love of Christ!
***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, October 19 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org.
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water
Ted (volunteer) -- Camille is doing better with the lyme disease treatments. Insurance company is still refusing to pay for treatment.
+a Josh (young man, regular) -- He asked for another cross.
+++++Janice (older woman) -- She is having trouble with her landlord. Got crosses to give out to others.
Gary -- He asked prayer that he would get his priorities right and get his paper work done. He asked prayer for Pastor Jay's mom and for Chris (she has advanced cancer). He asked prayer for focus for his son. He asked prayer for Ida and her daughter (the daughter just had an abortion).
Gary (volunteer) -- "My mom passed away."
Smiley -- He asked prayer for strength and energy for the next day.
+a Nick (young man) -- He asked prayer to be set free from drug addiction.
***** State Street Prayer Table Report, Thursday, 10/17 2:20PM - 3:20PM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and guitar
(no crosses because forgot prayer bag with crosses and cloth)
+ Andrew (young man in 20's) - requested prayer to save as many lives as possible (is a volunteer fireman and in college studying emergency management)
Bus honked at us! It is the driver Mark prayed for and gave a cross to recently.
Walk by - asked prayer for world peace
Christopher - prayer for his family, anxiety, stress. He is a worker at the City Mission and Bethesda House so we also blessed his servant heart.
Renee - trouble making her rent payment, fear of losing her apartment
Becky, George, Alexis and Paige - a family - prayer to prosper and for safety
Anthony - Lord bless him.
Ann - (young girl) prayers for her grandpa James who is sick in the hospital
Walk by - blessing on him as he went to work
Tammy - a walk by blessing
Faith - (young woman) - more of God; God to help her in her walk and to not fall into old sins
Solimar (mom), Nazier (young daughter), Carl (baby son) - help, many struggles, need an apartment - a safe place for her children
Trevor - pray for the relationship to be restored with his ex-fiancée and their child
Robert - we blessed him and he blessed us
Faye - help getting a job and prayer for her boys
Bobbi - help with getting a job, her nephews and nieces, and stability in her life.
***** Healing Service at Christ the King
The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, October 22nd will be Pastor Jim French, Rector of St. Luke's, Cambridge. Pastor Jim has been involved in the healing ministry in the Diocese of Albany for nearly 10 years. He has a deep passion to release the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ into a hurting world. He will be preaching on The Conditions for Healing: What is it that God requires of us to be healed? The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.
***** Great presentation on the Gospel of Matthew by Fr. Chris Brown yesterday at the Spiritual Life Center.
***** Check out this young man on God Tube. His name is Sam Robson. He sings the most beautiful hymns acapella, recording himself many times over, so that the hymns sound like a small choir. Wanted to share it with you.
"I Need Thee, O I Need Thee" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3wSbLa2uGg&list=RD02vG525x2mUTU