This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15)
Jesus, thank you that you were willing to give up the glory of heaven to come into our sinful world and into our sinful hearts to save us.
However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. (1 Timothy 1:16)
Jesus, thank you for your mercy to me and to everyone who turns to you. Thank you for your faithfulness and longsuffering love in sticking with us even when we fail time and time again.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:17)
Holy Trinity, One God, help us bring you honor and glory, and worship you as we ought. Thank you for your enduring kindness to us.
A word received: Every thanksgiving for what I have done and am doing is precious to me.
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 1 Kings 19:8-21; Acts 5:34-42; John 11:45-47
Proper 19 Closest to September 14: 51:1-18 or 51:1-11; Exodus 32:1,7-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10
Monday: 56, 57,  * 64, 65; 1 Kings 21:1-16; 1 Cor. 1:1-19; Matt. 4:1-11
Notes from the Front Line
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Steve Evans, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Titi, Mark Pasko and his guitar on Albany St.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
Tobias (regular) — We prayed that he would be set free from fear. He asked prayer for vision and focus. He asked prayer for Ragena, Dianne, Lisa, Oddetta, Kevin Jr., Kevin Sr., Monica, Monique, Pastor Shonlonda.
+Jacqueline (woman) — “for a job”
+a Jamie (man) — “for my mom Bonnie who passed away” I prayed that he would live in the hope of the resurrection.
++Mazia (young woman) and her children +Kevin and +Kazaya — She asked prayer for her father Derrick.
Steve (regular) — He has gotten insurance for his business and he gets the keys for the building this coming Wednesday.
+a199 Bibile Susan (62) — She is homeless living in a motel. Her daughter who is on drugs has stolen everything she has to sell for drugs and her daughter has had her thrown in jail twice.
Katy (regular) — We prayed for a blessing on her.
+ (little girl)
+Roger and daughter +Angel — We prayed for blessings on them.
+a199 Linden (young West Indian man) — He had been standing there waiting while we prayed for others. When he sat down there was that nudge from God so I asked if he had ever given his life to Christ and he said, “No.” I asked him if he had ever thought about doing that and he said, “Yes.” I asked him if he would like to do it now and he said, “Yes.” So, we led him to invite Jesus into his heart and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. He confessed his sins to God and accepted God’s forgiveness. Big smile on his face at the end.
++199 Denise — “for my grandchildren”
Joe (semi-regular) — “Hit and Run” prayer
9/14/2013 9:40AM – 10:45AM, Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Titi, Mark Pasko and his guitar
Clarrisa (a regular) prayer for her back pains, her son coming home
Titi – back pain, her thyroid
+ Raymond – Celebrate! Give Thanks to God, he had gotten a place to stay (he had visited the State street prayer table in August looking for housing)
++ Lucy (have prayered for her about her housing) – Praise the Lord, she has her apartment! Prayers for protection from her abusive alcohlic son, tempations of drugs from old friends
+++++ Adoria, Tanya, and Desiree (grandmother, mother, 6th grade daugher) prayers for Desiree’s father and his wife who were in a bad car wreck and are still in the hospital
Natalie (from last week impromtu street concert) She had one job interview last week and Monday has two back to back. So she celebrated God’s goodness and seeks prayer to find the right job.
Shawn – 2 years out of jail, God’s help staying on God’s path through difficult times.
As we left, Terry asked for prayer as she planned to go into the beauty store / store / hangout across the street. We sent her with crosses. She had exactly the right number of crosses for the people in the store!