Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
Holy Spirit, please help every member of this diocese to be a minister of reconciliation and an ambassador for Christ. Thank you, Father, for this work of reconciliation between you and us that you are accomplishing among us..
Sunday: 66, 67; *; 19, 46; Jer. 14:1-9,17-22; Gal. 4:21-5:1; Mark 8:11-21
HC: 34 or 34:1-8; Joshua (4:19-24); 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:11-32
Monday: 89:1-18; *; 89:19-52; Jer. 16:10-21; Rom. 7:1-12; John 6:1-15
Notes from the Front Line
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:20- 10:30 a.m. Joe Popa and Torre Bissell on State St. and Louise Popa, Wanda Carmen, and Mark Pasko on lower Albany St. and Ray and Linda Davis on upper Albany St. behind Christ Church.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
+Shannon (young woman) — “That I will be able to keep working.”
+a Navide (young man) — “I have a heart valve leakage.” He also said he was robbed last night. We prayed about this; then I asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus. He said he was baptized as a baby, but his father was a Muslim. He said he would like to give his life to Jesus which he then did and accepted forgiveness of his sins.
Ray — Bad itching on ankle last night.
Bill (regular) — We prayed for protection from seizures and for good companionship and for his job.
+a Kenny (man) — “I’m seeking a psychiatrist for help with my treatment [program].”
+a Nicole (mom) and +a Zobbie (10) — Zobbie came with Zaire (14) to the prayer table last week.
+a Christopher — “That I will have a better life.”
++a Tobias (regular) — He asked prayer for his landlord and his landlord’s girlfriend and took crosses for them. He was talking with his own girlfriend on his cell phone and we prayed for her over the phone. We prayed for discernment for Tobias.
a [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] Layton (man) — “For my family and for provision.”
a Will (regular) — We prayed for him to be God’s man as a father and for his two sons William and Braydon.
+ Sandy — When she was asked what was on her heart to pray for she said, “Jesus”
a John and a Paula (regulars) — We prayed that their son Tremel would marry the girl he is having a baby by and for John and Paula’s daughter Tiffany for strength and energy in taking care of her baby Bella. We also prayed for John who limps badly that he would not fall. They prayed for a speedy recovery for my Jean. We also prayed for Debra (regular) who is still in a lot of pain from being hit by a car a couple of years ago.
+a Donald (man) — “For our streets” We prayed against the drugs and killing that go on in Schenectady.
Upper Albany St. behind Christ Church
+George and +Marcus — George prayed for forgiveness of his sins and Marcus asked prayer for his family and friends.
Blessed 3 or 4 passers-by
+Robert — Grateful for a job cleaning and provision for his family.
+Travis — Lost a friend the other day. Prayed for peace and for God to work in his life — protection.
Kamo (a Hindhu from Guyana)
Hugh (man) — He asked prayer for healing of his wife and that she would give him peace.
+Shandel — Asked prayer for daughter Makaya
Lower Albany St.
+Zeke — He prays for others, we prayed for his ministry, he prayed for us.
+Khadijah — Prayers for God’s covering and protection on her and her children.
+Wanda — For her daughter Kasey and her baby. For granddaughter +Anastasia — For the Lord’s covering and for safety for Wanda in her new living situation.
+++Anthony — For friends Charles and Keisha — help them stay together.
Elijah — For his son Aiden, for protection and their relationship.
Andrew — Prayers for him and girlfriend Alissa who are expecting a baby in 7 months.