Saturday, December 21, 2013
12/21/2013, #73, 4th Quarter 2013
Jesus, please give us eyes to see and ears to hear the crying of the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and the prisoner.
Holy Spirit, help us reach out to the lost and the least with the compassion of Jesus.
Father of the fatherless, help us receive the orphans and those caught up in the foster care system with your love and caring. Thank you
A word received: Remember the poor and needy.
A word received: Wait on me, turn to me. I AM your hope.
Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Zech. 8:9-17: Rev. 6:1-17: Matt. 25:31-46
Sunday: 24,: 29 * 8, 84; Gen 3:18-15: Rev. 12:1-10: John 3:16-21
Fourth Sunday of Advent: 24 or 24:1-7; Isaiah 7:10-17; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
December 21 The Rev’d Colin Belton, The Rev’d Sally Heiligman
***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, December 21. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
***** You are warmly invited to share...
Christmas Eve on Tuesday, December 24 at 10 o'clock in the Morning in The Celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ in Carols and Scripture and Drama from The Living Gospel Ministry with Christ-mass Communion at The Ecumenical Public Healing Service, Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 21, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Steve Evans, David Haigh, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.
One of the things that is always fascinating to us is that weather is no indicator of the number of people that will stop for prayer. It was raining, and yet the people came.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
g--indicates received gloves
h--indicates received a g\hat
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
g Elizabeth (older woman) -- She asked prayer that she would be kept safe and warm.
Steve (man) -- We prayed that he would get a location to start his business.
ggghh 3 guys stopped for gloves and hats.
+ h g Todd (young man) -- Todd first asked, "What are you doing here?" We said we were here to pray for people who needed prayer. He asked prayer that he would get health care coverage. When he left he said, "Thank you, my brothers."
Stephen (young man, regular) -- He was out getting stuff for his father, trying to help his father out.
+ g h Boogie Boogie (man) -- General prayer.
+ Andrew (man) -- He asked prayer for a woman named Linda who is being evicted on Monday.
Tobias (regular) -- He wanted prayer to get free from sin.
Walter (regular) -- We asked prayer that God would keep him safe.
The Bus Driver honked and waved to us.
+ 199 Tony (young man) -- He had previously given his life to Jesus but he had "backslid". We helped him "frontslid" by confessing his sins to Jesus, asking for forgiveness and accepting God's forgiveness. We gave him If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) and explained to him that he was now clean. A look of real joy on his face.
++++ 199 Janice (regular) -- She got four crosses to pass out to others. She had already passed out the ones we gave her at the City Mission on Thursday.
+Len (young man) -- He said, "Pray for me."
Vincent (man) -- We prayed that God would provide for him.
+Marcus and Anaili (young girl, 5)
+ a 199 Ashley (young woman) -- She said the devil is trying tear her down. We prayed against all demonic spirits attacking her and prayed for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
+++ Casey (mom), Guiyani and Srianmari (2 young girls)
+ 199 Sarah -- She came up to the table and said, "I want to get back to Jesus." She confessing her sins to Jesus, asking for forgiveness and accepting God's forgiveness. We gave her If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) and explained to her that she was now clean.
Albany St., 9:40-10:45, Carol MacNaughton Mark Pasko and guitar. It was raining slightly, we prayed for the rain to stop and it did.
Ranu - (man blind in one eye, visited the table last week) - was there as soon as we sat up! He is doing better! He has found a church and is pursuing God. We prayed again for the healing of his eye.
H Clarice (regular) prayers for her son Scott's safety, coming home soon. We also prayed for relief of her back pain.
GH Allah - prayers for his family
GH - unknown man who blessed us
++ Jailon - we prayed for his life in total, feeling lonely at Christmas. We also prayed for Nasya - his 3 year old daughter which a single kidney which is in failure
HG Robert - prayers to make better decisions, keep the peace with his landlord
HG Prim - general blessing
HHHH, ++ Stella and her daughter Angel (regulars) - Stella reports her pastor is doing better since he was prayed for (had a heart attack) and his brother is in ICU - also doing well. We prayed for hastened healing to amaze the doctors. We prayer for Angel's healing of ADHD. (The extra hats and crosses were for Stella to give away to people she knows who need them)
+H Fernando - his upcoming trip to Peru and for the light of Christ to shine in him and out of him
Tom (regular) - a smooth transition on financials and relationship with his son Paul, about to turn 21.
H+ Latricia (pulled over in her car to come get prayer) - everything (tears as we prayed)
***** Mudge Scripture Prayer by Jeanne Gizara
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. (1 John 4: 15-17)
Faith, hope and love are such powerful themes of the Christmas season. We pray Lord for an abundance of these spiritual gifts for the Mudges, their students and all their intercessors. May our faith grow, may our hope be reflected to those to whom we minister, and may we abide in and reflect God’s perfect love to the world. As we celebrate Jesus’ birth, we pray to be like Him. As He is, so also are we in this world. Amen.