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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

 


1/14/2014, #14, 1st Quarter 2014

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. (Hebrews 2:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily give that greater attention to your word which will keep us firmly anchored to that rock which is Jesus.

For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, (Hebrews 2:2)
      Jesus, I ask for the forgiveness of my sins and for your grace and mercy so that I do not receive my just reward. Let your mercy triumph over justice.

how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard him, (Hebrews 2:3)
      Father, so many have become neglectful and casual about the salvation you offer through your son Jesus. Stir up in us a renewed passion for Jesus.

God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will? (Hebrews 2:4)
      LORD God, please help us daily respond to the witness of your signs and wonders and the miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thank you.

But you have seen, for you observe trouble and grief, to repay it by your hand. The helpless commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (Psalm 10:14)
      Father, so many who come to the prayer table have never known their birth fathers. Help us minister your Spirit of adoption whereby they may cry out to you, "Abba, Father!" (See Romans 8:15)

What is a good person to do when things fall apart? (Psalm 11:3)
      Jesus, please help us turn to you in our hour of need.

A word received: I wept for Lazarus, Mary and Martha. I weep for you in your sorrows. Turn to me and I will comfort you.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Gen. 3:1-24: Heb. 2:1-10: John 1:19-28
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Gen. 4:1-16: Heb. 2:11-18: John 1:(29-34 )35-42

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish
JANUARY 14 St. Ann’s, Amsterdam – The Rev’d Neal Longe, The Rev’d Alan Hart

***** Come and experience the healing power of Christ's love at the 10 a.m. Tuesday morning Healing Service at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center.
Our Upcoming Speakers:
1/14 The Rev. Nancy Goff
Deacon at Church of the Messiah & Chaplain at Glens Falls Hospital
Deacon began her journey in hospital ministry in 2000
as a volunteer chaplain at Alexandria Hospital near Washington, DC. Migrating to upstate NY in 2003 she continued in ministry s an adjunct chaplain at Glens Falls Hospital. Intensive training at Albany Medical Center where Deacon Nancy earned 4 units of accredited Clinical Pastoral Education, provided her numerous opportunities to minister to folks in times of trauma, suffering and death. In May 2010 Bishop Love appointed her as Episcopal Chaplain in Mission at Glens Falls Hospital and in May of 2013 she accepted the staff position of Pastoral Care Coordinator. Deacon Nancy is also assigned The Church of the Messiah in Glens Falls; has 5 wonderful grandchildren and enjoys people, knitting, reading an bicycling.
Deacon Nancy will be speaking on the topic of: Listening Leads to Healing from Revelation 7:9-17.

1/21 Fr. John Thompson
Fr. John has been the Rector of Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Copake Falls, Columbia County for the past 5 years. He is delighted for the opportunity to preach at the Tuesday Healing Service.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, January 14, 2014; 9:45-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. It was almost 40 degrees, sunny, no wind ... it was like doing the prayer table in Florida! Lots of people availed themselves of the free non-perishable food and the winter clothing items we are offering.)

t-- received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
c-- received free clothing.
f -- received free food.
(Did not anoint anyone with Holy Oil today.)

t,f,c -- BETSY -- We prayed for healing for her; she suffers from Leukemia and is tired and rundown. We also prayed for her sister MARGARET, who does not walk with the Lord.

f,c -- NANCY -- This very needy woman, who cannot hear very well, reads my lips to understand when I pray for her. We prayed for her well-being and safety.

t,c,f -- SHELAYNE -- This woman came to His table for the first time. Like many first-timers, she seemed astounded that we would care at all about her, let alone pray with her and offer her free food and clothing.

WINSTON -- This man has come to the table before. He is a former pastor in another denomination. He asked us to pray for his son JONATHAN, who will soon graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary and is awaiting placement in his ministry.

t,f,c -- ANTONIO -- Another first-time visitor, this man at first tried to sell us his watch for money. We reneged, and then he realized we were out on the sidewalk praying for people and offering free clothing and food. He, like Shelayne, was astounded that we would care. That is sad, is it not, that a needy person would be surprised that Christians care?

f,c -- REBECCA and MICHAEL -- Rebecca takes care of her two-year-old nephew, and they are delightful regulars to the table. Rebecca asked for prayer for her left knee, which has swollen and has complications. She will be operated on January 29th. We also prayed for her sister LISA, Michael's mom. She was pregnant but recently had a miscarriage.

f,c -- DAVID -- We prayed for his ongoing monetary problems he his having, and that he will be able to keep his truck and be able to drive.

t,f,c -- DONNA -- First-time visitor. She asked for prayer for her husband JOSEPH, who is sick from diabetes and effects of Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam War.

DAVID

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, January 18. 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.

***** Prayer & Praise Worship Service: Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 7 PM
      Please join us at St. Michael's in Colonie this Friday, January 17th, 2014 for our monthly Worship service. Father Frank Lockwood will preach, and will lead prayer for the sick and the suffering. Please come and bring a friend! We will end with Eucharist. www.stmichaelscolonie.org Find us on Facebook

***** Mudge Missionary Prayer Mail, for Monday 13 January 2014
Dear partners in prayer, this week's selective overview:
      1) It was a busy week. Trip plans for Belize in March were outlined. Several great and important meetings took place, including an update for Bp. Bill of Albany.
      2) Due to server difficulties and faculty changes, course adjustments were put in place.
      3) Julie's dad stayed with us, but he was delayed several days returning to his home because of the weather.
Prayer requests:
      1) Pray for the various outcomes from the meetings.
      2) Pray for continued blessing for everyone involved with our ministry and mission work. Prayer for course development work would be appreciated.
      3) Continue to pray for upcoming visits to Belize: later in January, March, May, and October, and for parish visits in the U.S.
      4) Continue to pray during Epiphany Season that the Holy Spirit would guide and supply the needs of: faculty, family, finances, plans, programs, diocesan plans, and parish visits.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

Albany Intercessor


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