Tuesday, June 03, 2014
6/3/2014, #36, 2nd Quarter 2014
Jesus, visit every parish in this diocese and the Diocesan Convention with the full power of your Holy Spirit, and do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Surprise us, visit us with your joy. Amen.
Praying the Apostles' Creed
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Father, thank you that it all depends on your strength and might, and not ours.
Maker of heaven and earth;
The heavens declare your glory, and the firmament shows forth your handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing to you. (Psalm 65:13)
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
Jesus, there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved but yours. (Acts 4:12)
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Holy Spirit, thank you for what you have brought forth in Jesus.
Born of the Virgin Mary;
Father, thank you that Mary was willing to say, "Yes," to the angel Gabriel. Thank you for the risk she was willing to take for us.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Jesus, thank you for what you were willing to suffer for our salvation; please help us to endure what we must suffer to see the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion restored to Apostolic faith.
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
Holy Father, please restore to the common life of your people the saving knowledge of what Jesus endured by his crucifixion, death, and burial.
He descended into hell;
Jesus, you went to the place of the dead to preach to the dead that they might live according to God in the spirit. Come and visit all the dead branches of your church and graft them back into the vine. Thank you. (1 Peter 4:6)
The third day he rose again from the dead;
Thank you, Jesus; for by your resurrection we have been raised to new life in your Spirit.
He ascended into heaven,
Jesus, thank you for being taken up into heaven in the sight of your apostolic witnesses. Help us live day by day in the hope that as you were taken up into heaven, so you will come back in like manner. (Acts 1:11)
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
As with the dying thief on the cross, we too say, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." (Luke 23:42)
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
Jesus, thank you that there is now no condemnation for those who are in you, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
Holy Spirit, your law of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Thank you. (Romans 8:2)
The holy Catholick Church;
Thank you for your church, Jesus; please help it to be a true vessel of your gospel in all places and in all times.
The Communion of Saints;
THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen. (BCP 1662) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
The Forgiveness of sins;
Thank you, Jesus, for washing me with your precious blood and forgiving my sins. Thank you for making me clean.
The Resurrection of the body,
LORD, please help me live day by day in the hope of the resurrection: for I know that my redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)
And the Life everlasting. Amen.
Father, I live in the hope of living forever in your presence. Thank you for this hope that sustains me day by day. Amen.
A word received: I AM your rock and your refuge.
Tuesday: 97, 99,  * 94, ; 1 Sam. 16:1-13a: Eph. 3:14-21: Matt. 8:18-27
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Isa. 4:2-6: Eph. 4:1-16: Matt. 8:28-34
Notes from the Front Lines
JUNE Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost
3 St. John’s, Massena – The Rev’d Elizabeth Papazoglakis
The Rev’d Paul Evans
***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.
***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.
***** IRISH BISHOP PREACHING AT JUNE 2 HEALING SERVICE
Bishop Harold Miller, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland will return to CtK as Guest Preacher at the Tuesday morning Healing Service which begins at 10 a.m.
Bishop Harold and his wife Liz are special guests at the annual Convention of the Diocese of Albany which occurs this coming weekend.
Bishop Harold has a keen interest in the Scriptures and the healing ministry along with missions and ecumenism. He represents the worldwide Anglican Communion in dialogue with the Methodist Church and has pioneered a new concordant between the two churches in Ireland.
He has been an active participant in continuing the breakdown of barriers between various parts of society,
The Service includes Communion, Anointing, Prayer Ministry and Reconciliation..
Lunch follows in the Welcome Center beginning at 11:30.
All are welcome to come an experience the healing love of Jesus as He ministers to us through Word and Sacrament. Bishop Dan Herzog will lead the Service.
***** Christ Church Faith in Action Sunday, June 1, 2014, Deacon Mark and Darlene Chesnut on Albany St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+ Adiki (woman)-blessing
+ Pat(woman)- peace (she told us her sister would be coming shortly for paryer and she did!)
++ Clarence- his girlfriend had a fire in her place mainly, in the hall, for help and recovery for her
++ Devante-prayers for him and his girlfriend who is having a baby
+++ India-on parole, had 2 kids, fearful of losing them and going back to jail
+ Dasei-girlfriend and baby, for peace
+++ Rodericke-family be safe, health and safety for his son Deven
+ Ellen (Pat’s sister) her medical condition, financial help for medical bills. (she came to Christ Church, was invited to eat at our lunch, and after she came up to us and thanked us for praying for her!)
++++ Angel and her mom-regulars-Angel took a couple of crosses to give to her friends and needed another one for herself! They were on their way to church.
+ Hector-blessings and protection
++ Victoria-porch and one room of her mother’s caught fire for safety, repairs, and thanksgiving that everyone in the building was safe
+ a guy asked for prayer beads but was happy with a cross!!
As you can see everyone wanted at least one cross today!!