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Friday, October 30, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel update 8:32 AM

Fr Nigel update 8:32 AM

10/30/09 Friday morning
Fr. Nigel continues to be in critical condition. He had a good night and is stable. He continues to battle a fever which goes up and down, so prayers for the fever will continue. He continues to have improvements on the scale of a mustard seed, so your prayers are so, so important.
Please pray for:
healing of his lungs so that he may be removed from the ventilator
all organs that they continue to function, especially his kidneys
elimination of his fever and whatever is causing his fever.
Come Holy Spirit, come now with more power.
Blessings to all of you for your prayers.

From: Elizabeth Strickland

Also "continue prayers for protection from sickness for Lynn. You can imagine how exhausted she is." From Fr. Haskell last night.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

 

Fr Nigel update 8:45 AM

Fr Nigel update 8:45 AM

10/29/09 Thursday AM
Through your prayers, Fr. Nigel has taken another “mustard seed” step. He continues to be critical so your prayers are as necessary as ever but the doctors are cautiously hopeful. Lynne is encouraged by your prayers, so keep them coming.
Please continue to pray for:
 all organs that they continue to function, especially his kidneys
 elimination of his fever and whatever is causing his fever
 healing of his lungs so that he may be removed from the ventilator
Our Lord hears all our prayers. May God heartily bless all you prayer warriors.

Beth Strickland
Deployment Officer
Diocese of Albany
518-692-3350 x504
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

 

Fr Nigel update 10:32 AM

Fr Nigel update 10:32 AM

10/28/09 Wednesday
Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in ICU in critical condition from the pneumonia. He is stable.
Please continue to pray for:
 all organs that they continue to function fully
 elimination of his fever and whatever is causing his fever
 complete healing of his lungs so that he may be removed from the ventilator
Please continue your prayers for Lynn and the family. Lynn is definitely strengthened by them.

Beth Strickland
Deployment Officer
Diocese of Albany
518-692-3350 x504

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

 

A fundamental question

      Look again at John 15 and what Jesus is teaching his disciples and us. A branch doesn't get attached to the vine on an on and off basis--it has to stay attached. When we fall away and sin we need to immediately turn back to Jesus, repent, ask for forgiveness and go back to living in Jesus. Notice that verse 7 is conditional. "If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask what you will and it will be done for you." Only as we live in God's will and ask according to his will, will he answer our requests. This is like the statement in Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." This is conditional too.
      How do we do this "abiding"/remaining, in Jesus' love? He loves us. We remain in Jesus' love and the Father's love by obeying him
      Jesus wants us to have his JOY. We can have his joy if we remain attached to Jesus and obey him. Part of that obedience is to love one another. That love is not sentimental or fragile. It is agape love, the kind of love Jesus has for us--love that does what is best for us. Jesus wants us to be his friends, "You are my friends if you do what I command you." Part of that obedience is to remain close to him.
      Jesus has chosen us to bear fruit but we have to keep on choosing to live in Jesus day by day so we can bear fruit for him.
      Have you fallen away from the vine in any way? Is there some way in which you need to repent in order for your prayers for Fr. Nigel to be answered?

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, October 24, 2009

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report October 24, 9:20-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

      The torrents of rain let up between 9 and 11 am on Saturday so that the Prayer Table experienced only spotty showers. While the weather was damp and grey, people stopping by were smiling and enthusiastic that the Prayer Table was available for them. Even cars passing by would sound their horns in encouragement.

      The Prayer Table has become a regular stop for a number of folks in the Neighborhood, and we have added their names to the bottom of the Prayer Table Report.

Tony--This is the third consecutive week Tony stopped by the Prayer Table. Tony is 26 years old and from Guyana. He is struggling to resist the "negative" side of the Neighborhood. He knows the difference between right and wrong and trying to avoid those doing evil. He is paying a price for his attitude; young men in the Neighborhood try to start fights with him because he will not join them. He has a hard time forgiving those who do not see life as he does. Tony describes the Prayer Table as a "welcome site" on his journey on State Street. We prayed that the Lord would meet his needs this week. Please pray for Tony and his daily struggle to keep on the right path.

+Tamara-- teen-age girl. Prayed for protection for her family.

Jim--regular--Jim thanked the Lord for his home. We thanked God for Jim's heart of thanksgiving and prayed for continuing healing of his memories.

+Joe--On his way to the bus. We prayed for blessings on his family.

+Youseff -- This is the second week in a row that Youseff stopped by the Prayer Table. Youseff was wearing his cross from last week. He walked out of his apartment and came directly to the Prayer Table. Youseff said that the Prayer Table is a blessing in his life. We prayed for his wife Erica and his son Youseff, Jr. He took a cross to give to a friend and spread the Word of God. We also gave Youseff a Bible. We thank God for Youseff's zeal.

Will--This was also the second consecutive week that Will has stopped for prayer. Will attended Adult Sunday School at Christ Church last week. He is an intense young man and is seeking a stronger relationship with God. We prayed for another week full of blessings.

+Cesar--Cesar has also stopped by the Prayer Table previously. We prayed for his sister Linda in Birmingham, Alabama who just had surgery. Cesar also came directly from his home to the Prayer Table. He is learning to give his problems over to the Lord. Please pray for a continuing faith for Cesar.

+Sarah--This young woman was very cautious as she approached the Prayer Table. We prayed for provision and protection. This was clearly not what she expected. As she crossed State Street, she put on her new wooden cross.

Man riding by on a bicycle-- "God bless you"

+Brother Steve--handing out flyers for a program on October 31 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Swan Street. We prayed for his witness to the Neighborhood.

+Bobbie--This middle-aged man walked by the Prayer Table on the opposite side of the street. We called out to him, but he kept walking. Then a minute later he suddenly stopped, crossed the street, and came for prayer. We prayed for blessings on his life and that he would turn to God when he was seeking answers to his questions.

Prayer Table Regulars

Kayla-- Pray for healing in her life after being raped. Pray for her mother Laura, her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and Josh's son Deanthony.

Jim--Pray for healing in his life from abusive parents and for his personal peace after the death of his 31 year old son Robert.

Bill--Pray for his health and no more epileptic seizures.

Lucinada and Eddiberto--Pray for protection for their family

Paulette and her children Monique and Taishawn--Pray for provision for this family

Clarence--Pray for direction as he seeks to change his life.

Linda--Pray for her family in Guyana

Albany Intercessor

Friday, October 23, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel's condition worsened overnight: fast and pray

Fr. Nigel- update from Fr. Haskell
11:30 AM, Oct. 23, 09
Request from family
Pray hard for Fr. Nigel. His condition worsened overnight. He is now back on 100% oxygen.

From the Haskells at 11:55 am.
The family received a word from Judith McNutt: People should fast and pray for Fr. Nigel.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, October 19, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel 6:30 PM update

Update on Fr. Nigel from Fr. Haskell 6:30 PM 10/19/09: Fr. Nigel's condition has improved to the point where they have reduced the oxygen to 90%. He said that it is apparently not clear that it is viral pneumonia and they are still administering antibiotics. I still have the following time slots available below. Torre

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24-hour prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel Mumford

Dear Intercessors:

      We are beginning a 24-hour at-home prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel Mumford. His condition is stable. The following information is from Fr. Robert Haskell. It has been determined that the infection in his lungs is viral (and not a fungus). His blood/oxygen level is stable and is lower 90s and at a satisfactory level. He is still getting 100% oxygen and is still on the ventilator. The doctors are optimistic. His brother has flown in from England.

      Fr. Mike Flynn at the Deacons' Retreat urged people to pray Scripture, specifically Genesis 2:7 -- "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being."
      1. Pray that the Holy Spirit will breathe into Fr. Nigel the breath of life.
      2. Pray that his blood/oxygen levels will stay at this level or improve (but not go down).
      3. Pray that the viral pneumonia will be defeated.
      4. Pray for strength and peace and a sense of the Lord's presence for Fr. Nigel and Lynn.

      Listed below are half-hour segments from 9 PM to night to 9 PM tomorrow evening. Please pick one or more half-hour segments to pray for Fr. Nigel. Please let me know which segment(s) you have picked. Let me know by email as quickly as you can. My email is torre.bissell@verizon.net. It is already 5 PM and we need people to sign up through the night hours. Torre Bissell (Albany Intercessor)

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

 

Bishop Bill requests immediate prayers for Fr. Nigel Mumford

Fr. Nigel Mumford has taken a turn for the worse. He is on 100% oxygen. More is needed. Pray with hope and expectation. Bishop Bill is on his way to the hospital.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report October 17, 9:15-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

It felt like November today; the weather was cold, overcast, and breezy. While the season has definitely changed, there is no change in the needs of the people along State Street. They are hurting and searching for answers.

The Prayer Table has become a regular stop for a number of folks in the Neighborhood, and we have added their names to the bottom of the Prayer Table Report.

Man riding by on a bicycle-- Made the sign of the cross. "God bless you. God bless everybody."

+Youseff and his dog-- "Just trying to keep the faith". Took crosses for his wife +Erica and son +Youseff, Jr.

+Calvin-- He and his wife +Gloria are both looking for employment. We prayed for provision.

Lawrence--walking by--did not stop. Prayed for blessings in his life.

+John--recently lost his mother (Betsy Mae). Prayed for peace in his life and the soul of his departed mother.

+Christina-- young woman on her way to the bus. Waited for John to finish at the Prayer Table, then came forward without prompting. Prayed for a good day. Took crosses for her two children++.

Kayla--(regular)--Two things were different about Kayla today: she was wearing a bright red jacket (normally she dresses in grays and blacks) and she was singing aloud as she was listening to her music through her headphones. We prayed for healing of past memories and for her family.

+Tommie--52 year old man--self-described Irish Catholic. Due to the economic down-turn, he and his wife Cathleen are searching for a place to live. Tommie said he was "different--he and his wife have been married 35 years". Tommie was already wearing a cross. He took the wooden cross we gave him and put it next to a Bible he was carrying in his backpack. We thank God for Tommie and Cathleen's faithfulness and pray that they will find a place to live.

+Lisa--was searching for her daughter who lived on Clarendon Street in Schenectady. We prayed for protection and that she would find her daughter. Lisa had 5 children+++++ with her. We prayed with the children that they would come to know the Lord.

+Don--When asked he wanted prayer he said, "Why not". We prayed for Don's health and the health of the Neighborhood.

Jim (regular)--Jim's new habit when he stops at the Prayer Table is to thank God. In the midst of all of the homelessness in the community, today he thanked God for his home. We prayed for continued healing of Jim's memories.

Tony (stopped last week at the Prayer Table)--Prayed for another good week.

One of the "girls" who work on State Street-- When asked if she wanted prayer, she said, "Not today". She then proceeded to a near-by phone booth and called someone. A car pulled up next to her and she got in. Please pray that she be saved from "a life of death".

+TJ--young man. At the urging of his girl friend, he came to the Prayer Table. We prayed for provision.

Man on a bicycle towing a cart of bottles--We said, "God bless you" to him. He replied, "God blesses me every day".

+Will--At the Prayer Table, people have asked for prayers for health, protection, their family, peace, even their cat. This young man asked for a stronger relationship with the God. He also asked that his fiancée (Michelle) would come to know Jesus. We prayed for strength and that Will would be a witness to Michelle. We also thanked God for Will's faithfulness. Will also asked about services at Christ Church, and we gave him a card indicating the times for services. Please pray that Will and Michelle will grow closer to each other and closer to the Lord.

Prayer Table Regulars

Kayla-- Pray for healing in her life after being raped. Pray for her mother Laura, her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and Josh's son Deanthony.

Jim--Pray for healing in his life from abusive parents and for his personal peace after the death of his 31 year old son Robert.

Bill--Pray for his health and no more epileptic seizures.

Lucinada and Eddiberto--Pray for protection for their family

Paulette and her children Monique and Taishawn--Pray for provision for this family

Clarence--Pray for direction as he seeks to change his life.

Linda--Pray for her family in Guyana

Sunday, October 11, 2009

 

Sunday School Lesson 04

The Christ Church Sunday School lesson for this coming Sunday has been posted on http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/.

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