John 6:16-21

Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they willingly received him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:16-21)
      Help us willingly receive you into our lives, Jesus. Thank you.

Poem by Jonathan Bissell
Coming On The Water
(Poem based on John 6:16-21)

In the darkness
strong winds blow
the waters are rough

Who is he
coming on the water?

In the darkness
strong winds blow
the waters are rough

Jesus
coming on the water

Tell me
it is you
tell me
do not be afraid

Strong winds blow
the waters are rough
In the darkness
come into my boat

Jesus
coming on the water

Together
we reach the shore.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * –; Ezek. 43:1-12; Heb. 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23
Eve of Pentecost; –; * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20; 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost; 118 * 145; Isa. 11:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; John 14:21-29
Day of Pentecost
Early or Vigil Service: 33:12-22 or 130 or 104:25-32; Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a, 20:18-20 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-11 or Romans 8:14-17,22-27; John 7:37-39a
Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:15 – 10:35 a.m. Louise Popa, Torre Bissell and Carol MacNaughton (with Steve Evans) on State St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water

Steve — That he will clearly know the next step to take with his business.

a Tobias (regular) — “I want to be at the right place, at the right time [and the right church].” He asked prayer for his church, One Body of Christ Baptist, Shane, Sharon, Ragena, Maisha, Lisa, Titlaika, Nensin, Dianne, Tina, and Yashiwa.

+a Roseann — For her mom, Helen, for strength to keep going (Helen just lost another daughter age 47), for Roseann’s grandson and sister who are travelling up here, that they will have a safe trip.

+Mirelli (Spanish speaking) — We prayed for the renewing power of the Holy Spirit to come into her.

+a Debra (regular) — She is moving to New York City in the middle of June to be with her family. She is still in lots of pain from being hit by a car two years ago and needs help from her family to take care of her.

+Donna (on her way to a breakfast at Friendship House across the street)

Luz (Spanish speaking woman who speaks some English) — She is going to California to visit — leaving on Tuesday, returning on June 1 — to meet two Japanese grandchildren for the first time.

++++ Vanessa –She asked for “guidance for the next step.” She took three crosses for family members.

+a Sheena — She asked prayer for her mom Vicki who has AIDS.

+ Carla and +Ruth (Spanish speaking) — Mirelli (see above) had gone from the prayer table and brought them for prayer. We prayed for God’s blessing and the power of the Holy Spirit for them.

+a Boogi (man) — “For more of Jesus.”

+a William — He fell and injured his neck and was having difficulty walking.

+a Sean — He had really never known his birth father well. We prayed that he would come to know God as his own father.

+a Craig — He asked prayer for his granddaughter Jean who is going to have major surgery at Albany Med.

+a Eddie — He said that previous prayer that he would get a new apartment has been answered. He asked prayer for a good job to support him and his family.

+a Puru — He was a young Hindu man who has had many conversations with his Christian co-workers and wants to go to church with them. We asked him if he would like to give his life to Jesus and he said, “Yes.” We asked him explicitly if he knew there was only one God and he said, “Yes.” He gave his life to Jesus, confessed his sins and accepted God’s forgiveness.

+a Odell (man) – He has high blood pressure and his cholesterol levels are up, and is feeling a little depressed by it all. We prayed for the healing power of the Holy Spirit to come into his body.

Nick snf Natosh (two young Hindu men) — We prayed for God’s blessing on them.

Albany Intercessor

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