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Friday, June 06, 2014

 

6/6/2014, #38, 2nd Quarter 2014

[Note from Torre: We are going to the Diocesan Convention and then on Tuesday I will be having my right knee replaced at Saratoga Hospital. I expect to be off the computer for the next couple of weeks.]

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Jeremiah 31:33)
      LORD, write your Torah on my mind and heart so that I will be a man after your own heart.

No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." (Jeremiah 31:34)
      Holy Spirit, so move at the Diocesan Convention that each person there will come away from the weekend knowing you and our Father in heaven and his son Jesus Christ. Thank you

A word received: Give me your attention so that you can hear my word.
A word received: Trust me; I AM in charge.

Morning Prayer
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Jer. 31:27-34: Eph. 5:1-20: Matt. 9:9-17
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26
Eve of Pentecost: --: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26
Holy Communion
Pentecost Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22: Acts 2:1-11 or Ezekiel 11:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Lines

JUNE Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost
6 Opening of the Diocesan Convention

      The Rev’d Hannah Mudge, The Rev’d Ryan Delaney
7 For School Children and Final Exams
8 Day of Pentecost – For the Diocese of Albany to be one Church of Disciples Making Disciples

      The Rev’d Sandra Tatem

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Liz Miller, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland spoke at the Healing Service at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday. She strongly recommended the following book (which is available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition). I am currently reading it and strongly recommend it myself. Torre
      The GRACE OUTPOURING by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts.

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3: 14-19)
      Father God, As Paul prayed for the Ephesians, so we pray for Father Shaw Mudge. We pray that our of your glorious riches You may strengthen Father Shaw with power through the Holy Spirit in his inner being. May Christ dwell in his heart always increasing his faith. And being rooted and established in love, may Father Shaw and his family and his students have power to grasp and always remember how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. May they know this love that surpasses knowledge and be filled to overflowing with all the fullness of You, God.
      We send a special prayer for the Albany Diocesan Convention. May the Mudges have some special “holy appointments”, meeting with people that can help them in their ministry. And may they have a time of fellowship with old friends and new, and get some rest and recreation as well. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:00 - 6:10 p.m.. Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

3 or 4 people said, "God bless you," as I walked in the door past the people waiting to enter to get their evening meal.

Herman (man) -- He said God has been blessing him.

Ted (volunteer) -- His granddaughter Camille is getting a new drug intravenously.

Dan (staff) -- He asked for prayer for Joshua who was involved in a fight last week.

+ a Antonio (young man) -- "A job." We prayed for a blessing on his search.

+ 199 Steve and + Sarah (young couple, she is pregnant by him) -- Steve just rededicated his life to Jesus two nights ago. A water pipe burst over the fuse box in their apartment house and they are staying at the mission.

+Sonia (woman) -- Her son is autistic and getting picked on by other kids. +Justine her finance and their baby Malachi -- he wants to be God's man. They are getting evicted and their finances are in disarray.

+Christina and + Cliff and many nephews and nieces and +children --We prayed for her mother Mary whom they suspect has cancer.

***** Prayer Table, June 5th, 12:15 - 1:15, State Street, Schenectady, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and guitar
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+ Javier (age 10) blessing
+ Boniture - blessing

++ Linda Thanking the Lord for this day. Took extra cross to give away

Jamie - walk by blessing

++ Demita - on her way to see a friend in need (we could see the ambulance)

Roger - safety and happiness for his family

+ Carol - pain in her body, that the masses in her lungs not be cancerous

+ Dominic - God's blessing

Runner - blessed us!

+Jay (young man) love

+ Raphael - prayers for his grandma in the hospital

Mary - healing of digestion problems

+ Tom - blessing; prayers to battle his borderline dementia, arrival of his first Social Security check

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, June 05, 2014

 

6/5/2014, #37, 2nd Quarter 2014

[Note from Torre: We are going to the Diocesan Convention and then on Tuesday I will be having my right knee replaced at Saratoga Hospital. I expect to be off the computer for the next couple of weeks.]

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, (Ephesians 4:11-12)
      Holy Spirit, help me be the evangelist you have called me to be so that the whole body of Christ is built up. Thank you.

"Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27)
      [Note from Torre: people have asked us what the "secret" is of staying married for 50 years, and our answer is always the same: "Don't go to bed angry."

      Holy Spirit, move in the hearts and wills and minds and spirits of the couples of this diocese so that they choose to lie down and be at peace with one another each night. Thank you.

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
      Amen.

A word received: Be still and know that I Am God. Be still and listen.

Morning Prayer
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Zech. 4:1-14: Eph.4:17-32: Matt. 9:1-8
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Jer. 31:27-34: Eph. 5:1-20: Matt. 9:9-17
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26
Eve of Pentecost: --: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26
Holy Communion
Pentecost Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22: Acts 2:1-11 or Ezekiel 11:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Lines

JUNE Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost
4 The Blessed Daniel Nash (1763-1837), Missionary, Patron and model for the Diocese

      The Rev’d Richard Knudson
5 St. James’ Church, Oneonta – The Rev’d Kenneth Hunter, The Rev’d Mary “Vicky” Hunter
6 Opening of the Diocesan Convention

      The Rev’d Hannah Mudge, The Rev’d Ryan Delaney
7 For School Children and Final Exams
8 Day of Pentecost – For the Diocese of Albany to be one Church of Disciples Making Disciples
      The Rev’d Sandra Tatem

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Liz Miller, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland spoke at the Healing Service at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday. She strongly recommended the following book (which is available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition). I am currently reading it and strongly recommend it myself. Torre
      The GRACE OUTPOURING by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, June 2, 2014; 9:45-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. A gorgeous, sun-splashed morning. Lots of people out and about. Today we gave away free T-shirts and slightly-used running shoes from a road race recently held in Johnstown. We also gave away the usual free non-perishable food we offer each Monday.)

t-- received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a -- anointed with Holy Oil.
f -- received free non-perishable food.
s, T -- received free running shoes and T shirt.

s -- ETHEL -- This sweet older woman has come to our healing services and even bible study in recent months. She walks all over Amsterdam delivering food to friends and relatives. SHe took a pair of our sneakers. She needs them with all the walking she does for others!

f,s -- EDWIN and MARIA -- This couple comes nearly every Monday for prayer and food. They said today, as they always do, "God bless you!" to us.

a,t, s T,f -- HEATHER -- This young woman was driving by and stopped at the traffic light, and she asked "How much do they (shoes) cost?" When we told her they were free, she backed up, parked and came over. She took a couple of pairs of shoes, some food, a cross and asked for prayer. Anointed her with Holy Oil. Then she started to weep and said, "I am having a bad time right now. I asked God for some help while I was driving a few minutes ago, and ... here you are! He helped me!" We prayed for her good health and protection and for her boyfriend (no name) who is traveling a long distance today.

s T, f -- DONNA -- This woman is a runner who stopped a few months ago in the cold and snow and has been coming by ever since for prayer and the free items we offer. We prayed for her to be safe while she is running in the streets.

s T, f -- NANCY -- She always stops every Monday. She is a woman who lives with her sister and they are grateful for the food she says " ... helps us get by." We prayed for her to be safe.

f, s T -- DARCY -- Always asks for a blessing for protection and good health. She tried on a pair of shoes, kept them on and tossed her old ones away!

s T, f -- RITA -- Requested prayer for healing (no details) and safety.

a, f, s T, a -- BIANCA -- This older woman has been asking for protection from demons who she says are always lurking around her. She said since we have been praying for her, the demons have stopped bothering her and can't "get to her" anymore. But we again asked God the father to keep these evil spirits away; to send them to Jesus to bind and do with as He will.

f, s T, a -- MARCIA -- This woman from Altamont has become a regular at the Monday free meal across the street at the Masonic Temple and also at the table. She said she came to our last Community Meal at St. Ann's. She is extremely needy. She has three teen-aged children and one of them (son, ADAM) was recently beaten up and robbed and has needed medical attention she said she cannot afford. We prayed for her to be delivered from the financial woes she is having and for her family to be safe and well.

a, f, s T -- JENNY -- This young woman said she fell last night and is "hurting." We prayed for healing for Jenny.

s T, f -- ED -- Semi-regular who stops sometimes. This time he asked for prayer "to be well."

s T -- MARSHALL -- Young man with obvious behavioral problems he cannot always control has sometimes cussed at us and made gestures. Today he was as calm and polite as can be. He said "Thank you very much" and smiled after taking a pair of shoes.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

 

6/3/2014, #36, 2nd Quarter 2014

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
      Jesus, visit every parish in this diocese and the Diocesan Convention with the full power of your Holy Spirit, and do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Surprise us, visit us with your joy. Amen.

      Praying the Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
      Father, thank you that it all depends on your strength and might, and not ours.
Maker of heaven and earth;
      The heavens declare your glory, and the firmament shows forth your handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing to you. (Psalm 65:13)
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
      Jesus, there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved but yours. (Acts 4:12)
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
      Holy Spirit, thank you for what you have brought forth in Jesus.
Born of the Virgin Mary;
      Father, thank you that Mary was willing to say, "Yes," to the angel Gabriel. Thank you for the risk she was willing to take for us.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      Jesus, thank you for what you were willing to suffer for our salvation; please help us to endure what we must suffer to see the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion restored to Apostolic faith.
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
      Holy Father, please restore to the common life of your people the saving knowledge of what Jesus endured by his crucifixion, death, and burial.
He descended into hell;
      Jesus, you went to the place of the dead to preach to the dead that they might live according to God in the spirit. Come and visit all the dead branches of your church and graft them back into the vine. Thank you. (1 Peter 4:6)
The third day he rose again from the dead;
      Thank you, Jesus; for by your resurrection we have been raised to new life in your Spirit.
He ascended into heaven,
      Jesus, thank you for being taken up into heaven in the sight of your apostolic witnesses. Help us live day by day in the hope that as you were taken up into heaven, so you will come back in like manner. (Acts 1:11)
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
      As with the dying thief on the cross, we too say, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." (Luke 23:42)
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
      Jesus, thank you that there is now no condemnation for those who are in you, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
      Holy Spirit, your law of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Thank you. (Romans 8:2)
The holy Catholick Church;
      Thank you for your church, Jesus; please help it to be a true vessel of your gospel in all places and in all times.
The Communion of Saints;
      THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen. (BCP 1662) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
The Forgiveness of sins;
      Thank you, Jesus, for washing me with your precious blood and forgiving my sins. Thank you for making me clean.
The Resurrection of the body,
      LORD, please help me live day by day in the hope of the resurrection: for I know that my redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)
And the Life everlasting. Amen.
      Father, I live in the hope of living forever in your presence. Thank you for this hope that sustains me day by day. Amen.

A word received: I AM your rock and your refuge.

Morning Prayer
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Sam. 16:1-13a: Eph. 3:14-21: Matt. 8:18-27
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Isa. 4:2-6: Eph. 4:1-16: Matt. 8:28-34

      Notes from the Front Lines

JUNE Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost
3 St. John’s, Massena – The Rev’d Elizabeth Papazoglakis

      The Rev’d Paul Evans

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.

***** IRISH BISHOP PREACHING AT JUNE 2 HEALING SERVICE
      Bishop Harold Miller
, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland will return to CtK as Guest Preacher at the Tuesday morning Healing Service which begins at 10 a.m.
      Bishop Harold and his wife Liz are special guests at the annual Convention of the Diocese of Albany which occurs this coming weekend.
      Bishop Harold has a keen interest in the Scriptures and the healing ministry along with missions and ecumenism. He represents the worldwide Anglican Communion in dialogue with the Methodist Church and has pioneered a new concordant between the two churches in Ireland.
      He has been an active participant in continuing the breakdown of barriers between various parts of society,
      The Service includes Communion, Anointing, Prayer Ministry and Reconciliation..
      Lunch follows in the Welcome Center beginning at 11:30.
      All are welcome to come an experience the healing love of Jesus as He ministers to us through Word and Sacrament. Bishop Dan Herzog will lead the Service.

***** Christ Church Faith in Action Sunday, June 1, 2014, Deacon Mark and Darlene Chesnut on Albany St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Albany St.

+ Adiki (woman)-blessing

+ Pat(woman)- peace (she told us her sister would be coming shortly for paryer and she did!)

++ Clarence- his girlfriend had a fire in her place mainly, in the hall, for help and recovery for her

++ Devante-prayers for him and his girlfriend who is having a baby

+++ India-on parole, had 2 kids, fearful of losing them and going back to jail

+ Dasei-girlfriend and baby, for peace

+++ Rodericke-family be safe, health and safety for his son Deven

+ Ellen (Pat’s sister) her medical condition, financial help for medical bills. (she came to Christ Church, was invited to eat at our lunch, and after she came up to us and thanked us for praying for her!)

++++ Angel and her mom-regulars-Angel took a couple of crosses to give to her friends and needed another one for herself! They were on their way to church.

+ Hector-blessings and protection

++ Victoria-porch and one room of her mother’s caught fire for safety, repairs, and thanksgiving that everyone in the building was safe

+ a guy asked for prayer beads but was happy with a cross!!

As you can see everyone wanted at least one cross today!!

Albany Intercessor


Monday, June 02, 2014

 

6/2/2014, #35, 2nd Quarter 2014

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)
      Father, thank you for your goodness and mercy towards us. Thank you for your great love for us in sending your son Jesus to die for us.

Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:2)
      Jesus, surely your goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives (see Psalm 23:6).

Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever: (Psalm 136:3)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for your willingness to come into us while we were yet sinners and lead us to Jesus.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. (Psalm 138:7)
      Jesus, thank you for stretching out your hand upon the cross to save us.

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5)
      Father, we meet so many young men and women at the prayer table who have never known their fathers. Have mercy on them and reveal your father's heart and love to them.

God sets the solitary in families; he brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. (Psalm 68:6)
      Father, establish the families in this land as one man-one woman. There are so many young women out there raising families with no husband as a stable part of the family. Bring your provision into the life of those famililies. Thank you.

Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. (Matthew 8:23-24)
      Lord, there is a great tempest raging in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion, and we are afraid of being swamped in the storm.

Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!" (Matthew 8:25)
      Lord Jesus, save us!

But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:26)
      Holy Spirit, build up our faith and help us go forward in the storms and in the calm -- trusting Jesus.

So the men marveled, saying, "Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" (Matthew 8:27)
      Father, you have put all things under Jesus' feet -- even the wind and the waves obey him. Thank you.

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)
      Amen and amen!

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)
      Holy Spirit, give our parishes, the Commission on Ministry, the Standing Committee, and the Bishop discernment about whom you have called to ordained ministry.

A word received: Give me your burdens.

A word received: Come to me; come labor in my vineyard.

Morning Prayer
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Exod. 3:1-12: Heb. 12:18-29: Matt. Luke 10:17-24
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Joshua 1:1-9: Eph. 3:1-13: Matt. 8:5-17
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Sam. 16:1-13a: Eph. 3:14-21: Matt. 8:18-27
Holy Communion
Seventh Sunday of Easter: 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:(1-7)8-14 or Ezekiel 39:21-29; 1 Peter 4:12-19 or Acts 1:(1-7)8-14; John 17:1-11

      Notes from the Front Lines

MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
31 St. Luke’s, Mechanicville - The Rev’d John Hopkins, The Rev’d Lynne Curtis
JUNE Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost
1 Final preparations for the Diocesan Convention

      The Rev’d Gary Strubel, The Rev’d Lorraine Thurber
2 St. Hubert’s, Lake Pleasant -- The Rev’d Robert Limpert
      The Rev’d John Adams

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Mudge Making a Difference Prayer Mail for June 3
Dear partners in prayer, This is our public prayer mail for June 3. Happy Easter season, as we head closer to Pentecost!
This week's selective overview:
      Many ongoing projects this past week in the follow up of the Belize trip.
      The Governor General of Belize liked my sermon a week ago Sunday.
      Look for us at Diocesan Convention. We will have a table.
      Some pending changes in our family.
Prayer requests:
      1) Pray for the course development work, teaching workload, ministry opportunities, people considering lay vocations, students and faculty.
      2) Pray for the online learning management software upgrade later this month.
      3) Pray for Julie and my our upcoming plans and for our parish visitation schedule, as well as our living situation after mid-August.
      Thank you for your prayers. I sense God's presence because of them, and God bless you.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, Albany St. Prayer Table report, May 31st 9:35-10:25, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and guitar, Deacon Larry Hubert on State 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
NT-- indicates received a New Testament
B--indicates received a Bible

Albany St.

Audrey - prayers to stay off drugs, stay away from selling drugs, prayers to find a job
(also need to do 20 hours of community service - if CC can help have call 708-0947, she has a car)

Carrie - safety for children, prayers for her grandbabies

+++++++ April - 5th grader on her bike - prayers for her family (crosses are for her family)

+ Akim - everything

Clarrisa - regular - her son Scott, pain in her back

++ Russ - safety, took one cross to give away

State St.

+ Jeffrey (man) -- for his daughter who is expecting a baby.

Moriah -- for healing.

Leke (man) -- Praise for successful dissertation defense.

+Brian (man) -- Finances.

Christ Church Faith in Action Sunday, June 1, 2014, Kay Jones and Torre Bissell on State St., Deacon Mark and Darlene Chesnut in Jerry Burrell Park and Steve Evans and Louise Popa on Albany St.

Albany St.

+Nahkai (10 year old boy) -- blessing and protection for him and his family.

++ 199 Laurie -- for controlling her diabetes and one kidney, prayers also for her fiancée, Calvin, to remain clean from addictions and for a sponsor.

+ 199 Daniel (young man) -- for guidance and protection I his life.

Lisa (regular) -- In care at stoplight -- blessing! She used to live across the street from Christ Church.

++ 199 Mia -- Prayers for her family and 8 month old daughter, Elizaabeth.

+ 199 Sheila -- for herself and her family -- protection and provision.

Steve -- for his business to be prosperous.

State St.

+Agnes (older woman) -- "For my children and grandchildren."

+Alinea (young woman) -- "For good health."

++Ken (Older man) -- Blessing

Kaneke

+Deandre (man) -- He gave his life to Jesus and asked for God's help in giving up sin.

Roger and Angelique -- He gave his life to Jesus.

+Kevin (young man) -- We prayed he would come back to the Lord.

Tammy (woman) -- "For my boyfriend to get out of jail."

+Bill (man) -- He is still walking with Jesus. He asked prayer for "everything".

Don (Older man) -- He fell and buised the side of his head and arm.

+Galenda (woman) "For good health for us and my children."

+Payne (man) -- He is angry about the injustice he sees and wants the church to speak out more forcibly about it.

+Baasir (young boy) -- We prayed that he would grow into God's man.

Joshua (man) [already had a Dennis Adams cross on] -- He asked prayer for Rowand, an old man with 10 cats and dogs. Rowand just got out of surgery and needs help. Joshua asked prayer for his loved ones, especially his mother. He confessed his addiction to cough syrup. He accepted God's forgiveness and adoption.

Keith (man) "Hit and Run" prayer

+Clarence (man) -- His girlfriend, +Brandi, had a fire in her apartment house.

+Raymond (man) -- He was drunk -- prayed for sobriety.

+Joe (Older man) -- He needs correct food and medicine. He keeps getting the run-around trying to get it.

+Michael (young man) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness and adoption. He was near tears.

+Glenn -- He asked prayer for +Crystal who is addicted.

+Lucy (woman) -- Her husband is in jail. Her hip is causing her great pain. Her son is an alcoholic who doesn't treat her with respect.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 30, 2014

 

5/30/2014, #34, 2nd Quarter 2014

Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. (Mark 16:14)
      Holy Spirit, rebuke us whenever we slip into hardness of heart and disbelieve the teaching of those who have been touched by Jesus and seen him.

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
      Also I heart of voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8 )

So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the signs following. Amen. (Mark 16:19-20)
      Jesus, confirm your word and your work in our lives by "signs following". Thank you.

"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." (Matthew 7:24-27)
      Father, we are in the midst of a great storm and much that seemed solid that was not built on the rock is being swept away

      Jesus, you are the rock; help us build only on you. Help us by your Holy Spirit to recognize and embrace that which is solid and enduring and to shun that which is merely fashionable and is passing away.

      Holy Spirit, revive your people and your church. Come with power upon the Diocesan Convention and show us the way forward. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my Holy Spirit to refresh you.

A word received: Turn to me.

A word received: I have set you on a rock -- my son Jesus -- do not be afraid. (Matthew7:24-27)

Friday: 85, 86 * 91, 92; 1 Sam. 2:1-10: Eph. 2:1-10: Matt. 7:22-27
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 11:16-17,24-29: Eph. 2:11-22: Matt. 7:28-8:4

      Notes from the Front Lines

MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
29 ASCENSION DAY – Principal Holy Day
30
The Rev’d William Clark

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
(Colossians 1: 9-12)
      Father God, we continually ask You to fill Father Shaw with the knowledge of your will. May your Holy Spirit grant him all wisdom and understanding so that he may live a worthy life and be pleasing to You in every way. May Father Shaw’s work bear fruit for You while he and his students grow in knowledge of You. May they be strengthened with all power, having great endurance and patience. May they have joyful hearts as they share your message of salvation and invite people into the kingdom of light.
      Father God, we also ask for a wonderful conclusion to Father Shaw’s latest trip to Belize and a safe journey home. Many of us look forward to seeing him and Julie at the Diocesan Convention. Bless us all, Lord. Amen.

***** Bishop's Special Convention Message
      The 146th Diocesan Convention - "Passion for Jesus, Going Deeper", May 29, 2014, Ascension Day
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      The finishing touches are being made on the upcoming 146th Diocesan Convention scheduled for Friday June 6th through Sunday June 8th at Camp of the Woods, Speculator, NY. It promises to be a wonderful, Holy Spirit-filled weekend for everyone who attends - clergy and laity, young and old alike. There is something for the whole family! If you have not yet registered, it's not too late, but it soon will be. Don't wait any longer! Online registration will close this Monday, June 2nd at 8 am. Until then, you may easily register by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/Convention/2014/2014ConventionRegistrationForm.php .
      The Convention theme, "Passion for Jesus - Going Deeper" is a reflection of the Great Commandment: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37). Most everything we will do throughout the weekend is intended to help each of us grow in our love for the Lord and one for another. This includes our worship services, plenary sessions, workshops, healing service, social time, Vacation Bible School and Jr./Sr. High Youth Rally.
      Our special guests this year include: The Rev. Dr. Russ Parker (International Ambassador at Acorn Christian Healing Foundation ), The Rt. Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand (Anglican Suffragan Bishop of The Diocese of Egypt and the Horn of Africa ), The Rt. Rev. Darren McCartney (Suffragan Bishop of The Diocese of the Arctic ), and the Rt. Rev. Harold Miller (Bishop of The Diocese of Down and Dromore , Companion Diocese of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany). They all demonstrate a great passion for Jesus in their lives and ministries. Each one of our special guests is also a very gifted speaker and they all have much to share with us.
      In addition to our guest speakers, we also have quite a few inspiring and informative workshops being offered throughout the weekend. Each one of these workshops is designed to help you strengthen your faith and your relationship with our Lord - to truly go deeper in your passion for Jesus! To see descriptions of the workshops, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/convention/2014/2014ConvWkshopDesc.html .
      I pray you and your family will join me and countless other friends from around the Diocese and the wider Church for this year's Diocesan Convention. I look forward to being with you.
      Faithfully Yours in Christ, +Bill

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:10 - 6:10 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

Ted (volunteer) -- We prayed for his granddaughter Camille. She has changed her meds fighting the Lyme's disease. He meds are very expensive.

Stephen (man)

+ a 199 Ross (young man) -- He came over and recommitted his life to Jesus, confessing his sins and accepting God's forgiveness and adoption. We prayed for him as he works at making music. We prayed for a blessing on his hands.

Gary (staff) -- Saturday he is taking an 8 or 9 day cruise on the Onrust. He asked prayer for his son Josh to find a Christian woman. He also asked prayer for a part-time job to help with finances.

Susan (woman) -- We prayed for provision and protection for her and her children.

Leroy (man) -- He was beaten up and had to have surgery to repair his rotator cuff because of the beating.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

 

5/28/2014, #33, 2nd Quarter 2014

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
      Father, I pray that you revive and renew our civic institutions by your Holy Spirit and the men and women in positions of authority over us.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
      Bring all those who rule over us to a saving knowledge of what Jesus has done for us and for them.

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (1 Timothy 2:5-9)
      Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to the Father.

So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. (Psalm 78:72)
      Jesus, shepherd us.
      Holy Spirit, guide us.
      Father, thank you.

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Revelation 5:8 )
      Lamb of God, thank you that our prayers come before you as incense.

And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth." (Revelation 5:9-10)
      Jesus, by your blood you have given us the hope of glory. Thank you.

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" (Revelation 5:11-12)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for the joy you give us in being a part of that vast throng that proclaims "strength and honor and glory and blessing!" to Jesus.

And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!" Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever. (Revelation 5:13-14)
      Father, you have won the final victory over sin and death through your son Jesus. Thank you. Help us daily come into his presence and worship him. Amen!

Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death. (Psalm 68:20)
      Father, thank you for the hope of salvation and escape from death.

A word received: Pray for my people to return to me.

Wednesday: 119:97-120 * --; Lev. 26:27-42: Eph. 1:1-10: Matt. 22:41-46
Eve of Ascension: --: * 68:1-20; 2 Kings 2:1-15: Rev. 5:1-14
Ascension Day: 8, 47 * 24, 96; Dan. 7:9-14: Heb. 2:5-18: Matt. 28:16-20
Ascension Day: 47 or 110:1-5; Acts 1:1-11 or Daniel 7:9-14; Ephesians 1:15-23 or Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:49-53 or Mark 16:9-15,19-20

      Notes from the Front Lines

MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
27 St. Margaret’s Church, Margaretville – The Rev’d Michael Shank
28
The Rev’d Roy VanDermark, The Rev’d Joseph Gary Norman

***** Two videos from Britains Got Talent which we have enjoyed:
Collabro: Stars from Les Mis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I_Qbdn7kiw
Collabro: Bring Him Home from Les Mis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQaFsx0XqUY

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Convention: Time Is Running Out!
      Don't miss out on the Diocesan Family Reunion! Come join us at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator for exciting plenary speakers and informative workshops (see below). There will be VBS for the kids and the Youth Rally for the teens, who will take advantage of the beach, arcade, rock wall, and mini-golf course, and everyone can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and visiting with old friends and new friends from all around the diocese. There's something for everyone! Make it a family vacation! The registration deadline has been extended to 8 am, June 2, but don't wait until the last minute! Register now by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/Convention/2014/2014ConventionRegistrationForm.php
New Workshops Added!
      Two new workshops have been added to the Convention line-up, and the description page has been updated with more descriptions! Check out the descriptions of the new workshops, and all the workshops, by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/convention/2014/2014ConvWkshpSchedPg1.html#sess1sched . You can see which session(s) the workshops will be offered in by clicking here. The Stations of the Resurrection has also been added to the Convention Schedule. To check out the overall convention schedule, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/convention/2014/2014ConventionSchedulePg1.html . You can only go to the workshops and the Stations of the Resurrection if you go to Convention, though, so pick your workshops and then register for Convention!
Bible Study Opportunity, New Youth Bible Study
      A new Youth Bible Study will begin tomorrow, Wednesday May 28th at St. Stephen's, 16 Elsmere Ave, Delmar, NY 12054 from 6 - 8 pm. The Bible Study will be facilitated by the staff of the Youth Ministry of the Diocese. All youth in the area are invited and encouraged to attend!
Prayer Opportunity: The Longest Day
      On June 21st, Fr. Bill Hinrichs, Interim Rector of Christ Church, Duanesburg, will be participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's disease. From sunrise to sunset, Fr. Hinrichs and his team will participate in a 16-hour prayer vigil to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The team will pray for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia, their care partners, those conducting research studies, and anyone impacted by dementia. You may e-mail Fr. Hinrichs the names of those for whom you would like him and his team to pray, or for more information, by clicking here. Or, please consider joining Fr. Hinrich's team and praying at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NY or in your own community. Your monetary donations will also bring us one step closer to a world without Alzheimer's.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 26, 2014

 

5/26/2014, #32, 2nd Quarter 2014

But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:8 )
      Jesus, we pray that the Diocesan Convention will be good ground which will yield up an enormous crop of men, women, youths, and children who have fallen deeper in love with you.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Matthew 13:9)
      Holy Spirit, open our ears and our hearts to your work so that we are good ground, prepared to receive and nourish the word of the kingdom.

Remember the many who have paid the final price:

The American Cemetery, Manila, The Philippines

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Lev. 25:35-55: Col. 1:9-14: Matt. 13:1-16
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Lev. 26:1-20: 1 Tim. 2:1-6: Matt. 13:18-23

      Notes from the Front Lines

MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
26 Thanksgiving for Church School Teachers

      The Rev’d Ann Gaillard

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies at the Diocesan Convention.

***** CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD MEAL PRAYER TABLE, Sunday, 5/25/14 –Chuck Rinaldo
+ Joshua – Direction in his life. Protection and provision as he moves from place to place. Pray also that he can reveal Jesus to those he meets.
++ Chris – Pray for people that have high blood pressure. Pray for all military for safety and thanking them for their sacrifice.
++ Jana and her son McKinnley – She is an alcoholic and wants to get straight. She is asking for God’s strength and for financial resources to take care of her son who has special needs.

***** Torre and Jean 50th reception at Christ Church Schenectady, Sunday, May 25th.

Albany Intercessor


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