Then the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people from their work? Get back to your labor.” And Pharaoh said, “Look, the people of the land are many now, and you make them rest from their labor!” So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying, “You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not reduce it. For they are idle; therefore they cry out, saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ Let more work be laid on the men, that they may labor in it, and let them not regard false words.” (Exodus 5:4-9)
Father, hear the cries of the working poor in this land and the cries of all those that work for companies where impossible quotas of work are laid on the people.
Jesus, it says later in your word,” I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. ” (Exodus 20:2) Set your people free from every bondage and harsh taskmaster so that they make offer you sacrifices of thanksgiving and worship you.
Holy Spirit, give your people in every work situation your freedom and guidance as they work. Thank you.
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; Exod. 5:1-6:1: 1 Cor. 14:20-33a,39-40: Mark 9:42-50
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Exod. 7:8-24: 2 Cor. 2:14-3:6: Mark 10:1-16
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 (Palm Sunday, Liturgy of the Palms: 118:19-29; Mark 11:1-11a; Liturgy of the Word: Psalm 22:1-21 or 22:1-11; Isaiah 45:21-25 or Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark (14:32-72), 15:1-39(40-47)).
***** Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
In setting “healthy boundaries” you are teaching others how to set boundaries. Ergo “No” is a complement sentence!
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, March 24, 2012, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
Albany street prayer table
Andre — 1.5 weeks out of prison (had been there 15 years) — needs community, a job, relationship with his family
+ Ron — asked for salvation — Mark led in accepting Jesus in his heart (Ron has been in prison 22 year — but out for 6 years now)
+ Walter — God’s protection and love through his life
Brian — safety and life (just go out of local prison where he had been 1 year)
++ Kenneth — forgiveness
Girl (did no provide name — simply requested prayer
Mark — prayer for all new Cursillistas (men completing their Cursillo weekend tomorrow)
++ David — prayer for his mom Debbie’s health
Joanna — quick prayer of blessing and a hug (knows us)
+++ Corey and Dakota (young girl about 7) — prayer for everyone
++ Nancy — prayer for Victor’s brother in Africa who is suffering from a serious disease the doctors are having problems dispelling
+ Jennifer — find a job