Saturday, February 15, 2014
2/15/2014, #39, 1st Quarter 2014
LORD, thank you for your merciful love.
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:2)
LORD, thank you for your enduring love and mercy.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For his mercy endures forever: (Psalm 136:3)
Father, I thank you that you are Lord over everything.
To him who alone does great wonders, for his mercy endures forever; (Psalm 136:4)
Thank you, Jesus, for the marvels you have done in my sight.
To him who by wisdom made the heavens, for his mercy endures forever; (Psalm 136:5)
Holy Spirit, fill us with your wisdom. Thank you.
A word received: Don't be afraid in times of trouble. I AM with you.
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Gen. 29:1-20: Rom. 14:1-23: John 8:47-59
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: 119:1-16 or 119:9-16; Ecclesiasticus 15:11-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-24,27-30,33-37
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 15 Sr SONshine Weekend (February 20-22)
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Mark Pasko and Torre Bissell on State St. God is doing something: 5 men confessed their sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
h--indicates received a hat
s--indicates received a scarf
g--indicates received gloves (we received lots of hats and gloves from Schenectady City Mission to pass on)
NT-- indicates received a New Testament
+ s g André (man) -- "I don't believe." We prayed for faith for him. We also prayed for his daughter DeAndrea.
Jim (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer
+ Donna (woman) -- She asked prayer for her family and pulled out her copy of "199 Promises of God" which she said she reads from daily at lunch.
+ 199 NT Mike (young man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We urged him to read the Gospel of John and see what Jesus was saying to him.
NT Agnes (older woman, regular) -- She was thrilled that we remembered her name. We urged her to dig into John and get to know Jesus.
+ Lisa (from last week) -- She was wearing a jacket this week and wasn't shivering in the cold. She was wearing the hats she had received last week. She asked prayer for "Everything."
+ 199 NT Marty (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus, confessing his sins. He said, "I feel different." We urged him to dig into the Bible and get to know Jesus.
+ 199 Ronnie (man) -- He is a contractor and his van is broken down. He is living at the Schenectady City Mission. After further conversation he confessed his sins and recommitted his life to Jesus.
g Ross, Ethan, Matty, and Ude (4 men) -- They asked for healing and blessing.
+ 199 Corey (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus after announcing, "I have sins I need to confess." He never knew his birth father. We showed him Romans 8:15 and told him that he had now been adopted by God the Father who he could now cry out to.
+ 199 NT Anil (man) -- He just came to this country from Guyana and needs a job. He gave his life to Jesus and confessed his sins and received his forgiveness.
Jen and Mary
José (man) -- He asked prayer that he would have work every day.
***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, February 15. 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. Childcare is available during the service.
***** Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rev. Sandy Tatem
The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 18th will be the Rev. Sandy Tatem, Deacon at St. John's Church in Troy. Deacon Sandy serves as the chaplain to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and Daughters of the King chapter there, along with being President of the Altar Guild and The Shop on First Street, a used household goods and clothing shop located in the Parish Hall of St. John's. Deacon Sandy was instrumental in bringing a healing ministry to St. John's and serves at the two weekly healing services there. Deacon Sandy's remarks are entitled, Hurt People! Hurt People! 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.
***** Jeanne Gizara, Saturday, February 15, 2014, Mudge Scripture Prayer
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us--
yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on Father Shaw;
establish the work of his hands for us--
yes, establish the work of his hands.
Father God, we thank You for the mission work of Father Shaw Mudge: for all that He does in the diocese of Peru; for all the organizing work in developing an on-line curriculum of theological education for potential priests and lay leaders; for the teaching that he does and for all the interactions with the people of Belize each and every time he visits. May your favor rest upon him and may your Holy Spirit continue to guide him.
We pray that the upgrading of the Moodle course site is going smoothly. We pray that opportunities may develop in Tanzania and in other parts of the world so that more students may take advantage of all the work that Father Shaw is doing for You.
We pray for the outcomes of meetings in the recent past and in the near future. We pray for more chances for Father Shaw to share his work with parishes in Connecticut and New York. And may Your Holy Spirit guide and supply the needs of his faculty, family and students. Amen.