Tuesday, February 18, 2014
2/18/2014, #42, 1st Quarter 2014
Lord Jesus, I believe; help my unbelief.
And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind." Then some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, and said to him, "Are we blind also?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains. (John 9:39-41)
Jesus, give us eyes to see what you are doing and hearts to respond.
Holy Spirit, I long to see and respond to what Jesus is doing in my life. Please help me.
Father, you sent Jesus into the world so that we can know your love for us. Please help us respond to your love.
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:1-2)
Jesus, thank you for being my advocate and for paying the price for my sins. Help me share your love with all I meet.
Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O LORD, and teach out of your law, (Psalm 94:12)
LORD, teach me so that I may enter into your blessing. Thank you.
That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. (Psalm 94:13)
LORD, please give me your rest from adversity.
For the LORD will not cast off his people, nor will he forsake his inheritance. (Psalm 94:14)
Father, I am your child by adoption and grace: hold me in your arms. Thank you.
Tuesday: 97, 99,  * 94, ; Gen. 31:1-24: 1 John 2:1-11: John 9:18-41
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Gen. 31:25-50: 1 John 2:12-17: John 10:1-18
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 18 Grace Church, Cherry Valley – The Rev’d Kyle Grennen,
***** Please join us at St. Michael's, Colonie, this Friday, February 21 @7pm for our monthly Prayer & Praise service. We begin with Worship, share in the Word, give and receive Prayer, and experience Holy Communion. Please come and join us, and bring a friend to this relaxed service. We desire to go deeper and learn to receive and value His Presence.
***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, Feb. 17, 2014; 10-10:30 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Very, very cold morning -- 8 degrees -- so we cut it short because of the extreme cold. One of the coldest prayer table days we have had in the two years we've been out on Monday mornings, and there was very little foot or auto traffic today on this national holiday -- President's Day. Only three people came by. Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)
KEVIN -- First-time visitor was hesitant to get prayer, but he accepted free non-perishable food and winter clothing we always offer, and we prayed for his general well-being after he took the items he wanted.
"JOTTY" (nickname) -- This woman came to the table for the third straight week. She took some food and clothing for others, and confided to us that she has had a gambling problem and she nearly gambled away her house and health insurance two years ago but is recovered and "... doing great now." We prayed for her to follow God's plan for her, to be safe and to stay away from the urge to return to gambling.
JOHN -- A newcomer to Amsterdam, he obviously has just moved here from a warmer climate. He had no gloves or hat, so he took some winter clothing as well as a big bag he filled with food. He had come to the Masonic Temple across the street which ordinarily serves a hot meal every Monday, but they were closed to day for the holiday. Therefore he was glad to be able to get some food for the next few days. He also took one of our wooden crosses made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina. We prayed for him to be warm, safe and protected.
***** Ecumenical Healing Services lead by The Rt. Rev. Daniel W. Herzog
Come, experience the healing power of Christ's love every Tuesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Receive prayer at the end of the service with one of our prayer teams for emotional, spiritual and physical healing.
"For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, "you shall love your neighbor as yourself. If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another." Galatians 5:13-15
Speakers Coming in February: 2/18 The Rev. Sandy Tatem
Congratulations to Deacon Sandy & Deacon Bill Tatem who have been married for 58 years as of this month! They enjoy three grown children and two grandchildren.
She is Chaplain to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit & Daughters of the King Chapter at St. John's Church, whose membership just surpassed 22.! She Co-chairs The Evangelism Committee at St. John' and 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. Originator of the Healing Ministry at St. John's, offered each Sunday after services, and at the weekly Wednesday Morning Prayer service and Healing, over which she presides. She also serves as Trustee of the Diocese.
In her secular she is Vice President of Finance at Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. where she has worked for the past 30 years! Currently she and Deacon Bill are transitioning into "condo" living, which has required them "downsize" - a very cleansing experience!
The topic today will be: "Hurt People, Hurt People!"
***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Last night I was asked by a young man in Willowfield if we would remember his brother, who will be home for a short while before being Posted out to Afghanistan. Please pray for his safety while at home and also when posted out in Afghanistan. Also pray for the family circle and that there would be peace in all their hearts