Friday, February 07, 2014
2/7/2014, #33, 1st Quarter 2014
Father, so many of the young men and women who come to the prayer table have never known their birth fathers. Please give them that Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) whereby they will be able to cry out to you "Dad, Father!"
God sets the solitary in families; he brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. (Psalm 68:6)
Father, restore family life in this nation. Provide for those who choose marriage and the responsibilities that go with marriage. Thank you.
You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, whereby you confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary. (Psalm 68:9)
Jesus, flood us with your Holy Spirit and revive your people who are weary. Thank you.
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? (Hebrews 12:9)
Father, we pray for the men of this land to be true fathers who will discipline and raise their children with Jesus' love and care.
A word received: Show forth my love to all you meet.
A word received: Come to me.
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Gen. 24:1-27: Heb. 12:3-11: John 7:1-13
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Gen. 24:28-38,49-51: Heb. 12:12-29: John 7:14-36
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 7 Calvary Church, Burnt Hills -The Rev’d John Scott, The Rev’d Oscar Sodergren, The Rev’d Peter Sweeney, The Rev’d Laurie Bartlett, The Rev’d Virginia Ogden
***** 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.
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 6, 2013, 4:50 - 6:20 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water
NT-- indicates received a New Testament
Dan (staff) -- We prayed for his girls to walk with the Lord.
+ NT Michael (man, 39) -- Michael has given his life to Jesus and is staying at the Schenectady City Mission. He is growing in Jesus day by day. We prayed for the power of the Holy Spirit to come on him and protect him.
Vicky (volunteer) -- We prayed that God would raise up a witness to her son Calvin so that he could know Jesus.
Gary (staff) -- We prayed for an anointing on the message he would be giving at the evening meal at the Schenectady City Mission.
Ted (volunteer) -- We prayed again for his granddaughter Camille who is on her 3rd week of intravenous antibiotics to combat the Lyme's disease. We also prayed for Ted who has peripheral neuropathy.
Julie (woman) -- We prayed for her boyfriend Eloi. Julie was baptized this past Christmas.
++++ Ricos (young man, regular) -- We prayed that he would be set free from fear. He took the crosses to give them out to others.
Ilex (man who gave his life to Jesus last week) -- He said the week has gone great. I urged him to keep following Jesus.
+ Sam (man) -- We prayed for protection and provision for him.
Stephen (Jewish man) -- He have us a LONG harangue that Jesus could not be God. For the first time in all of our times with him he was willing to listen to what we had to say about Jesus, though he was quite firm that he didn't believe what we had to say.
+(man) -- While Stephen was talking a man came up and asked for a cross for a friend.
++(another man) -- While Stephen was talking a man came up and asked for a cross for himself and his wife.
***** Concert for South Sudan
Rev. Marty Wendell, Rector of Trinity Church, Watervliet and noted singer/songwriter will be headlining the Albany Episcopal Diocese's benefit concert for South Sudan to be held Sunday, February 23, at 4 p.m. at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. The deacon husband/wife folk/pop music duo Alan Hart, Deacon at St. Ann's of Amsterdam, and MaryCarol Hart, Deacon at St. Andrew's, Scotia will open the program, followed Rev. Tyler Slade, Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese, who will sing praise music, new and old. A freewill offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the Diocesan appeal for the thousands of displaced people in South Sudan who have been impacted by the war there. If you cannot attend but would like to contribute to the concert, you may mail a check to the Diocesan Business Office, 580 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY, 12834. Please make the check payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Albany and write "Concert for South Sudan" in the memo line. You may also contribute by credit card using our secure website by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/donationSSudanConcert.php
***** Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rev. Michael Neufeld
The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 11th will be the Rev. Michael Neufeld, Rector of St. Andrew's Church in Scotia. Before becoming a priest, Fr. Neufeld had been the Director of a church-run group home and a minister to the homeless at one of the largest soup kitchens in the United States. Fr. Neufeld knows the the depths of our Savior Jesus Christ's saving love and has found true life in His cross and resurrection. 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.
***** Christ in the Psalms Silent Retreat at St. Mary's
From February 14th - 16th, 2014, retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world and find peace and rest in silence at The Community of St. Mary Convent in Greenwich, NY. Join Mother Miriam as she leads you through the Psalms, highlighting the prophetic words about Christ found there. The weekend begins with Vespers on Friday and ends with dinner on Sunday, after 1PM. The cost is $138 for those staying overnight, $75 for commuters (meals and program only - no overnight accommodations). If you would like to attend, please e-mail Mother Mirian by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?mmiriam
***** Men's Cursillo Weekend
The next Men's Cursillo Weekend will be held from March 20th - 23rd at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. If you are interested in deepening your walk with the Lord, speak with your Rector about attending this weekend.