Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

February 11, 2012

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 9:15 – 10:35 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H–indicates received a hat
M–indicates received mittens
G–indicates received gloves
S–indicates received a scarf

State St.

+Don — “That I will make it through the day.”

+Danny — He first said, “No.” Then came back and asked, “What’s this all about?” I explained we were there to pray for people who wanted prayer. He said, “I’ve lost my job. I’m homeless. Pray that I will get to Florida and be reunited with my daughter who is in a home there.”

+Mike — “That I will have a good day.”

+Emmanuel — “Strength and courage. I just moved here.”

+Carlos — “I just got out of jail yesterday (3 years). Pray for a job and for my family situation.” I urged him to come to church for fellowship and support. He has been to the Neighborhood Meals in the past.

+Foggy (man) — “That God will bless my soul.” He got several hats for his kids.

+Debra (regular) — We prayed for her parents, Berry and Elizabeth, and for her niece Mahogany. She was talking on her cell phone with Paula (regular) so she put it on speaker and we prayed for Paula and John and their children.

+Douggie — “I’ve been clean and sober for a couple of years now. It is so good (pointing to his shopping bag) to be buying something else than drugs.”

+Sean — “For my wife +Cynthia who has been sick on and off.”

+Wayne — “For a job.” Then he asked, “Are you out here every Saturday?” I said, “Every Saturday.”

Tom (a repeat from last week) — “For my brother +Jim. It’s his birthday today and I’m going to go hang out with him.” A gave him a cross to give to Jim and he took a couple of hats for him. He was really pleased to be able to give his brother something for his birthday.

(Man going into the crack house next door)

Albany St.

GG+ Tommy — peace in his heart and soul

HG+ Carreem — prayers for her brother, sister and her dad (today was the burial of her father in Massachusetts)

Joe — Blessings this day

Chris — blessed him as he walked to work (you could see his wooden cross displayed outside his coat)

HHG+ Carrie– prayers for her unborn granddaughter due any day (the hats were baby hats and we had one pair of gloves that would fit a baby!)

G Christopher — general blessing, discussed reading the Bible, he gave a praise report for the his family court situation (previous prayer request) had gone well

HG Bill — Blessing for this day

GGHS – ?? — she recognized us from across the street — ran over yelling “prayer table” in a happy voice. She knocked Carol down into a chair and almost tipped that over giving us a giant hug. We had a big group hug and prayed and praised God’s goodness, love, and protection. ( We did not catch her name.)

HSG — Darlene — peace in the world, prayers that she get her disability and section 8 for housing.

Redeemed by a Lamb

February 11, 2012

Exodus 13:12-13a (ESV)
you shall set apart to the LORD all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your animals that are males shall be the LORD’s. Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb

Matthew 21:1-2 (ESV)
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.

We thank You, God, for redeeming us from the slavery of sin.

Psalm 136:1-3 and Sunday School Lesson

February 11, 2012

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)
      Father, thank you for your enduring mercy!

Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:2)
      Father, thank you that in Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection and the sending of your Holy Spirit we can see the full measure of your love and mercy.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For his mercy endures forever: (Psalm 136:3)
      Father, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to us so that we can have a heart and a will to thank you for your mercy.

A word received: Look to me for strength to endure.

Theme Verse: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Readings: Mark 1:40-45; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Kings 5:1-15b; Psalm 42:1-7
Memory Verse: O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember you (Psalm 42:6)
Next Week: Mark 9:2-9; 2 Peter 1:16-21; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 27:5-11

A word received: I want to build you into the church I want. I AM the foundation and cornerstone. Look to me — let me build you up by my Holy Spirit and my word.

      Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

A word received: I reached out and touched the man who was “unclean” with leprosy. Take me as your model.

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

A word received: I lived a life of discipline in my Father’s love. I want you to follow in my footsteps as Paul did.

      Old Testament: 2 Kings 5:1-15b

A word received: Look at the two “minor” witnesses in this story: the young girl who was a captive and the servant who talked Naaman out of his rage. Even a child or a servant can be in my service. Look around you — are there children among you or the poor and humble among you who are in my service? Are you listening to them?

      Psalm: Psalm 42:1-7

Psalm 42:6a A word received: Remember me when you are depressed and cast down. The thief on the cross said, “Remember me.”

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Gen. 29:1-20: Rom. 14:1-23: John 8:47-59
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
HC: 42 or 42:1-7; 2 Kings 5:1-15ab; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:40-45; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Kings 5:1-15b; Psalm 42:1-7).

***** Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012
From: Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:01:06 -0500
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      One day, I believe that the Lord will give me the words to tell you how much He loves you. I am not Shakespeare, I am not a poet, nor can I write a sonnet or some fancy words that pluck at you heart strings. All I can tell you, without trumpet or fanfare, is that I can totally and utterly assure you that His love for you is very, very real. Oh, how I yearn to tell you. Please Lord give me the words. What more can I write, I really don’t know? My friends please accept that love… Jesus, please show us how to explain this love in action and in words. In the mean time Lord, we wait for you… Amen.

Albany Intercessor

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