Now as they led him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus. (Luke 23:26)
Jesus, please help each of us bear the cross we are given as service done to you, as Simon of Cyrene did.
Holy Spirit, give us strength to bear whatever cross is laid on us to carry.
Father, thank you for the high honor you gave Simon. Probably he did not recognize it as an honor at the time, and we usually do not either when we are given a cross to bear. Help us recognize your larger purposes in what we are given to do. Thank you.
Palm Sunday: 24, 29; *; 103; Zech. 9:9-12; 1 Tim. 6:12-16; Zech. 12:9-11,13:1,7-9; Matt. 21:12-17
Liturgy of the Palms: 118:19-29; Luke 19:29-40
Liturgy of the Word: 22:1-21 or 22:1-11; Isaiah 45:21-25 or Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke (22:39-71) 23:1-49(50-56)
Monday: 51:1-18(19-20); *; 69:1-23; Jer. 12:1-16; Phil. 3:1-14; John 12:9-19
Monday in Holy Week: 36:5-10; Isaiah 42:1-9; Hebrews 11:39-12:3; John 12:1-11 or Mark 14:3-9
Notes from the Front Line
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, March 24, 2013, 9:20 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa and Torre Bissell on State St. and Darlene Chesnut and Mark Pasko on Albany St. behind Christ Church. Cold and windy.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
G–indicates received gloves
+Charles (young man) — He asked prayer for his girlfriend who is in Four Winds.
+a Tobias (regular) — He asked prayer for spiritual protection and discernment.
Mark (man) — He asked prayer for his wife Mary who may have kidney problems.
+G Chadwick (young man) — He thanked God for this day.
GG were given to two people passing by who were cold.
Michelle (woman) — She asked prayer for the Altar Guild, two of whose members are going through hard times.
We prayed for sobriety for Jason and Lisa (regulars)
Ryan (young man) “Hit and Run” prayer — “Oh, please pray for me.”
Tom — He asked prayer for St. Paul’s Albany.
+Alan (young man) — He asked prayer for the safety of his daughter.
+Panchuetta — She asked prayer for resolution of the immigration problems she is having.
a Mike (regular) — We prayed that he will know how to raise his children as Christians.
The Bus Driver — slowed, honked, and waved to us.
+a Blake (man using a rolator) — He fell and broke his hip. We prayed for healing and protection for him.
a Bill (regular) –We prayed for protection from seizures and falling and for good companionship.
+Tara (woman) — She asked prayer that she could get to Europe to be reunited with her husband.
+Larry (man) — He asked prayer for his son Jeremy.
Paula (regular) — We prayed for her husband John and for their parents, children and grandchild.
G++++ Jamire and two other teenage boys and a girl about 10 — We all joined hands as we prayed for them.
Andre, Amanda, and 3 little ones — “Walk by prayer”
+Carmadel — Protection and blessing.
+Leslie Ann — Protection, peace, and blessing.