1 Thessalonians 1

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:1)
      To the Churches of the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of South Carolina, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
      Father, I give you thanks for all that you have done among us.

remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
      Jesus, thank you for all the works of faith done in these d for all the works of faith done in these dioceses and for the enduring hope you have given us.

knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. (1 Thessalonians 1:4)
      Thank you for choosing us, Jesus; help us daily choose you.

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
      Holy Spirit, please let the power of the Gospel be unleashed among us day by day.

And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, (1 Thessalonians 1:6)
      Father, thank you for the joy of the Holy Spirit that you give to those going through afflictions.

so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. (1 Thessalonians 1:7)
      Jesus, help us to be examles of your grace and mercy to the whole of the Episcopal Church. Thank you.

For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. (1 Thessalonians 1:8 )
      Jesus, let your word be sounded forth in all the surrounding dioceses.

For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10)
      Holy Spirit, help us turn from every form of idolatry to Jesus. Thank you.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7;Isa. 1:10-20 * 1 Thess. 1:1-10 * Luke 20:1-8
Tuesday: 5, 6 *10, 11; Isa. 1:21-31; 1 Thess. 2:1-12; Luke 20:9-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut Torre Bissell on State St. and Candy Palumbo and Mark Pasko on Albany St. Somewhat cold, snowy, hundreds of geese overhead flying south. Sandy Cippolo of St. Ann’s Amsterdam had put out a $100 challenge to her parish and over $600 came in. She made a deal with an Army/Navy store and got 50 pairs of thermal work gloves that are warm, 50 hats that men can wear, and 50 pairs of socks. Half of these are going to the prayer table at St. Ann’s.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
H–indicates received a hat
M–indicates received mittens
G–indicates received gloves
S–indicates received Scarf
Sk–indicates received socks

Albany St.

Latisha — Hit and Run prayer — God Bless — Blessings for the day.

Timothy — Hit and Run prayer — on his way to work — God Bless — Blessings him for a great work day.

+G Rahniem — Family needs and blessing

+HG -Darlean — Family continues to stay sober follow her program — family blessings. Chrissy — Addiction.

+HG Debrah — family needs — blessings

+Shavonne — Daily blessings

+G Shorty — Homeless man — daily blessings, protection

State St.

G Norman and Andrew (little boy in stroller) — Prayed that they would keep warm.

Bill (regular) — Prayed for protection from seizures.

SkHG Lee

+G Pete and +G Greg

+GH Kady — She asked prayer for financial blessings

Steve — We prayed that he would be able to start his own business.

SkG+ Neal — “For my kids.” He also got SkGH for his brother. They live next door to Christ Church.

+GH Fernando and Rosario — “I want to be good.”

+ Corita –She has cancer and asked prayer for good health and for her son G Scott.

+HG Helen — She asked prayer for her kids and for her mom — they are not well.

+Chris — “Better life.”

+Robert — He asked for a replacement cross as the string on his cross was almost worn away.

+HG Will — “Daily bread.”

+Charles — His kids coming up as unaccompanied minors on a flight from Florida.

+Bible HG Kathy — She asked prayer that her children and grandchildren would come to know God. We prayed with her that she would know when to speak and when to be silent.

+SG Fazie (woman) — She asked prayer for a place to live.

+G Nicole — Joy! We had prayed with her before and her son had just finished the course of chemo for leukemia.

+G Kylea

+HG Kqianen — She asked prayers for financial help and for her family. About 10 minutes later she came back and asked prayer for her husband +Thaddeus who had a migraine headache.

++++++HHH Christine with 3 kids

Eric (Pastor of Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.)

*****       From: Sandy Cipollo
Sun 12/2/2012 3:05 PM
Re: Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report
HI Torre,
      Just wanted to make a little correction: Actually St Ann’s raised $812 total and received 300 pcs (100 each of hats, gloves and socks). The response from St. Ann’s was amazing (and rapid!). Your donation totaled another $300 (another matching challenge with another person involved) which made your total, including the first set, 105 pcs (35 each of hats, gloves, socks.) I wanted to be sure to let you know that the deal we got from the Army/Navy was very generous and much appreciated! And that the money raised was double what you thought! God is Good and He is Faithful!!! May God bless you mightily for all you are doing through your faithfulness at the prayer table :) Sandy

Albany Intercessor

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