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Friday, February 06, 2015

 

2/6/2015, #9, 1st Quarter 2015

And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son. Hear him!" (Mark 9:7)
      Father, please help us by your Holy Spirit to hear your beloved son Jesus.

I say then: walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)
      Jesus, please help me walk in in your Spirit.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
      Jesus, guide us through this dry and weary land -- we see the works of the flesh all around us -- in the church and in the nation.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
      Holy Spirit, there is no law against your fruit -- help us leverage the power of your fruit in our work places, in our communities, and in our churches.

Thus says the LORD: "Keep justice, and do righteousness, for my salvation is about to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps from defiling the sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil." (Isaiah 56:1-2)
      Father, please help us enter into this blessing.

Even them I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." (Isaiah 56:7)
      Holy Spirit, we pray that every parish in this diocese will be a joy-filled house of prayer.

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves. (Psalm 69:30-31)
      LORD, help us praise you and honor your name day by day. Thank you.

WORD: Let me refine the desires of your heart.
WORD: Find your rest in me. Let me be your hiding place where you may find rest in my arms.

Daily Lectionary
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Isa. 56:1-8; Gal. 5:16-24; Mark 9:2-13
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Isa. 57:3-13; Gal. 5:25-6:10; Mark 9:14-29

      From the Front Lines

***** Call to Convention 2015
      Three Persons, One God
      Three Streams, One Church


To register online for the 147th Convention of the Diocese of Albany, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/Convention/2015/2015ConventionRegistrationForm.php.

***** CtK Ecumenical Healing Service, Tuesday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.
      The Oratory Chapel located in the Oratory of Christ the Healer (a.k.a. The Healing Center)
      The Healing Service includes Praise and Worship, Scripture and Teaching as well as opportunities for Holy Communion, Anointing, Personal Prayer Ministry and Reconciliation.
      A buffet lunch ($10.65 inc. tax) can be purchased at the Welcome Center beginning at 11:30. All are welcome.
      The Rev. J. Nixon McMillan has been the rector of St. Paul's Church since All Saints Day of 2009. From the age of fourteen, Fr. McMillan has served churches in Canada and the United States as a musician and more recently as a priest. Nixon and Ann McMillan have lived in Ontario, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Connecticut for his education /teaching and her nursing career. For them life has become even more full and rich in Albany with God's people, St. Paul's parishioners.

***** WELCOME HOME INITIATIVE© DATES 2015
All Women WHI | March 15-18
Spring WHI | May 17-20
Fall WHI | November 8-11
For more information or to register: phone. 518-692-9550 ext. 201
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      The generosity of organizations, individuals and parishes enables Christ the King to provide Welcome Home Initiative Retreats for combat veterans and their families at no cost to them. It is our way of saying thank you for their service to our Country. Join us today to thank a veteran with your tax-deductible sponsorship of $300 directly enabling this vital outreach of Christ the King. Checks should be made payable to "Christ the King" with "WHI 2015" on the Note Line.

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