Then they said to him, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.” (John 8:19)
having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he has made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:5-6)
Jesus, please help us grow daily in our knowing you and your Father. Guide us by your Holy Spirit so that we enter into that adoption you have prepared for us. Thank you that we can enter into your peace and glory and be accepted as true sons and daughters of our beloved Father in heaven.
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Gen. 27:1-29: Rom. 12:1-8: John 8:12-20
Thursday:  or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Gen. 27:30-45: Rom. 12:9-21: John 8:21-32
Notes from the Front Line
***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, Feb. 10, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Cold (20 degrees) but not too bad. Lionel Gibbs, Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. We had in addition to our normal winter clothing of hats, gloves and socks about 8 or 10 used winter coats which did not get claimed at our weekend ECW Rummage Sale. We were able to give away all the coats at the table.)
t–received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a–anointed with Holy Oil.
f–received free non-perishable food we offer, c–received winter clothing we offer.
JOTTY — Urged us to continue to help caring for the poor in the neighborhood. (She came last week too.) We prayed for her safety and well-being.
a,f,c — ETHEL — This older woman walks all over Amsterdam taking food to friends and relatives. She took coats and food from us. We prayed for her protection and health. We were worried about her because she has not stopped by the last few weeks.
a,t,f,c — REBECCA — We prayed for thanksgiving that she does NOT need surgery on her ailing left knee. The doctor visit resulted in her getting a cane and a brace.
t,f,c — ED — Said he is “OK” himself but took items for others who are in need.
t,f,c — MARIA — She is Spanish-speaking only but understood enough that we were trying to help her. We prayed for protection and good health for her and she took many items for her family.