Wednesday, October 30, 2013
10/30/2013, #25, 4th Quarter 2013
Father, day by day your word in Scripture and your living word Jesus cause me to hope. Thank you.
This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has given me life. (Psalm 119:50)
Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life.
The proud have me in great derision, yet I do not turn aside from your law. (Psalm 119:51)
Holy Spirit, keep us on the straight and narrow path -- turning neither to the right nor the left.
I remembered your judgments of old, O LORD, and have comforted myself. (Psalm 119:52)
LORD, help me daily share with the next generation the comfort of your deeds and words.
Indignation has taken hold of me because of the wicked, who forsake your law. (Psalm 119:53)
Holy Spirit, the Council of Jersalem was so clear (Acts 15) that we were to abstain from sexual immorality, and yet now the leaders of the Episcopal Church promote it. Show us what to do and to say and do not let our indignation deafen us to your word to us.
Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. (Psalm 119:54)
Jesus, please help us sing the songs of Zion and praise and thank you.
I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and I keep your law. (Psalm 119:55)
Holy Spirit, please help me live my life illuminated by your word.
This has become mine, because I kept your precepts. (Psalm 119:56)
Thank you, Jesus, for giving me the inheritance of the saints.
A prayer received: Help us to praise you no matter what happens.
A prayer received: Give us ears to hear and hearts to respond to your word.
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,; Ezra 6:1-22; Rev. 5:1-10; Matt. 13:10-17
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 33; Ezra 6:1-22; Rev. 5:11-6:11; Matt. 13:18-23
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up missionary minded Deacons
October 30 For all parishes to become more welcoming in Christ’s Name
Holy Spirit, give us all a passion for Jesus. Help us go deeper in our lives with him. Let the Diocesan Convention be a time and place where your people go deeper with Jesus. Thank you.
***** The kids are out there waiting for you: "Children Of God" - Official Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6jO7xhU_Pw Video
There is an amazing film entitled FINDING A FAMILY which you can watch on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGDfv58aOhs It is a true story. Pray for the children who "fall through the cracks" of the social welfare system.
***** Healing Service at Christ the King
The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, November 5th will be the Reverend Gerry Clemmons, Rector of St. John's, Cohoes. Gerry's focus is on furthering the Gospel of Christ, teaching people of His love and healing power and helping them know, love, worship, and serve God. Mother Gerry will speak about the topic of Walls and Gates from the book of Nehemiah. 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.
The Gospel of Matthew - Preach It! (Reprise) For the North Country
Father Christopher Brown, Canon Theologian of the Epsicopal Diocese of Albany, will present a one day workshop on Tuesday, November 5th, from 9 am until 3 pm at at St. Mark's Church, 34 Elm Street, Malone, NY 12953. The workshop will focus on the content of Matthew, the main gospel for the upcoming Lectionary Year A, for preaching, study and formation. This is a great chance to refresh your overview of the whole gospel and to enhance your ability to preach this Good News. Year A in the Sunday Lectionary begins on the first Sunday in Advent, December 1, 2013. Cost is $10 and lunch will be provided.
Overflow Homeless Shelter at St. Peter's Albany
The overflow homeless shelter housed at St. Peter's Church, 107 State Street, Albany, in conjuction with the Capital City Rescue Mission (CCRM), begins on December 1st. There will be a new structure in place this year, with volunteers needed only between 8:00 pm and "lights out" (no later than 11:00 pm). Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:00 pm and provide a ministry of hospitality and presence, acting as an extra pair of hands for the CCRM staff and providing a welcoming "home" environment to the guests. Additionally, we are accepting donations, financial and food, for the shelter's use. Needed food items are coffee, sugar, fruit juice, microwaveable popcorn, danish/muffins, bread, peanut butter, fresh fruit, milk and creamer. Please send donations to: St. Peter's Church, 107 State St., Albany NY 12207. If you are interested in volunteering but have not done so before, or just need a refresher, two orientation sessions have been planned. The sessions will last approximately one hour and will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm and Saturday November 16th at 10:00 am. For more information or to sign up, you can contact Judy Burns by phone at (518 ) 441-7538 or e-mail by clicking here, Martha Iannacone by phone at (518 ) 439-9329 or e-mail by clicking here, or Deacon Lorraine Thurber by phone at (518 ) 478-7831 or by e-mail by clicking here.