“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
Jesus, shepherd me day by day.
“But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.” (John 10:12)
Lord, there are so many hirelings in the wider Episcopal Church. They have seen the wolves of heresy and relativism and political correctness coming and they have fled and left the sheep to fend for themselves.
“The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.” (John 10:13)
Have mercy on your sheet and raise up true shepherds for the flock in every parish and diocese of the Episcopal Church.
“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by my own.” (John 10:14)
Jesus, thank you for knowing us; help us by the working of your Holy Spirit to know you better each day.
“As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:15)
Father, thank you for the pain you have endured in seeing your son nailed to the cross to rescue us his sheep from din and death.
“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.” (John 10:16)
Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and embrace every one of your sheep. Thank you.
A word received: You have turned to me; don’t be afraid.
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Exod. 28:1-4,30-38: 1 John 2:18-29: Mark 6:30-44
HC: Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16
Monday: 41,52 * 44; Exod. 32:1-20: Col 3:18-4:6(7-18 ): Matt. 5:1-10
Notes from the Front Line
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 66:1-11 or 66:1-8; Acts 8:26-40 or Deuteronomy 4:32-40; 1 John 3:(14-17)18-24 or Acts 8:26-40; John 14:15-21).
***** Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote…
The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with a primary goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA, and of identifying and mapping the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint. (keep reading, don’t stop. There is a reason). The human (Homo sapiens) genome is stored on 23 chromosome pairs and in the small mitochondrial DNA. Twenty-two of the 23 chromosomes belong to autosomal chromosome pairs. The haploid human genome occupies a total of just over three billion DNA base pairs. (Wikipedia). Did you get all that? Don’t worry if you didn’t, I just want to point you to Psalm 139:14.
Bottom line; I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14.
Smiling? I am! ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9:10 – 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Bob Baker and Carol MacNaughton on Albany St. It was brisk and breezy.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+Tony (older man) — “I’m homeless.”
+Chris (young man) — “For my family. I’m on my way to work. Do you do this [the prayer table] all the time?” I said, “Every Saturday 9:30-10:30.”
Paul — “Getting past the fire [that destroyed their apartment].”
+Linda — She asked prayer that her bank account would get straightened out.
+Diane — “Financial stability.” I prayed that she would bind her stability in Jesus.
Katy (older woman) — I prayed that she would keep warm.
+Carmen (woman) — “Life.” I shared a word Jean and I received this morning You have turned to me; don’t be afraid. She said, “He is always right on time.”
+Angel and +Gio (2 young men) — I prayed they would grow into the manhood God had for them.
+Lee — “Peace.” I prayed that he would be a man of peace.
Steve (regular) — He had sliced his hand. I prayed for speedy healing and for protectin.
+Lisa (woman, probably on something)
+Dennis (young man) — He asked the way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.
William (from next door) — “I’ve got a T-ball game I am going to.”
+Jenisha (young woman) — “That I will get to work on time.”
Eric (pastor of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) — We prayed for Dennis (see above) and for all to be anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit. They are having a visitor’s service today.
Bill (regular) — I prayed against his epilepsy and that he would have no more seizures and that he would have companionship.
+ Tania – general blessing, then she blessed us
+ Brianna – her family
+ Hope (Brianna’s mom) – moving to a new apartment so we blessed it
+++ Gaitri – requested prayers for her husband Geewan – that he might find a job