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Monday, February 28, 2011

 

2/28/2011, #61, 1st Quarter 2011

"Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask him." (Matthew 6:8 )
      Father, thank you for knowing our every need and hearing our every cry!

"In this manner, therefore, pray:" (Matthew 6:9a)
      Jesus, please establish your patterns of prayer among us.

"Our Father in heaven," (Matthew 6:9b)
      Father, thank you for your giving us your Spirit of adoption so that we can know you as our father.

"Hallowed be your name." (Matthew 6:9c)
      Father, please help us keep your name holy.

"Your kingdom come." (Matthew 6:10a)
      Father, establish your kingdom in our hearts and in our lives.

"Your will be done" (Matthew 6:10b)
      Father, we pray for your will and purposes to be accomplished among us. Do your will in our family.

"On earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10c)
      Father, we ask for your will be done in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia , Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Yemen, the Gulf States, Sudan (North and South), Israel, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Turkey.

"Give us this day our daily bread." (Matthew 6:11)
      Father, thank you for your provision for us.

"And forgive us our debts," (Matthew 6:12a)
      Father, thank you for sending your son Jesus to us and to the cross so that the debt of our sin could be lifted from us.

"As we forgive our debtors." (Matthew 6:12b)
      Father, fill us anew with your life-giving Holy Spirit so that we will find the freedom to forgive others. Move among us with this desire to forgive and help us pray for the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori.

"And do not lead us into temptation," (Matthew 6:13a)
      Father, please preserve our hearts during times of hard testing.

"But deliver us from the evil one." (Matthew 6:13b)
      Father, please cover us with the blood of Jesus and help us cling to his cross through ever storm and temptation and attack of the evil one.

"For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." (Matthew 6:13c)
      Father, please establish your kingdom in our hearts and throughout this diocese. Thank you.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Deuteronomy 4:9-14; 2 Corinthians 10:1-18; Matthew 6:7-15
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Deuteronomy 4:15-24; 2 Corinthians 11:1-21a; Matthew 6:16-23

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, February 27, 2011

 

2/27/2011, #60, 1st Quarter 2011

Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Deuteronomy 4:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; John 12:1-8
HC: 62 or 62:6-14; Isaiah 49:8-18; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5(6-7)8-13; Matthew 6:24-34
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Deuteronomy 4:9-14; 2 Corinthians 10:1-18; Matthew 6:7-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Dear Friends,       February 21st, 2011
      I send my love and greetings to you. I hope you have had a good beginning to your new year 2011.
      Most of you know that my plan was to go to Madagascar mid-January 2011. Well, the timing of my going to Madagascar has been greatly delayed. However, God willing, I shall return!! For those who receive my quarterly newsletters, my Feb/March letter is being posted very shortly and I prefer that you get my news from me personally before that letter is in your mailbox! Please let me explain.
      The truth is that I am facing “open heart surgery” on March 9th. I discovered mid-December that I have no choice but to have my “aortic valve” replaced. My aortic valve is not functioning properly at all and so causing stress on the rest of my heart. I have had all testing done and have an appointment with my heart surgeon to-morrow, Tuesday 22nd. The recuperation is rather lengthy, especially because the surgery is done by opening the chest bone. However, I expect I will be able to go to Madagascar towards the end of 2011. Some of you know me well enough to know that having “my” plans so drastically delayed is really difficult for me!!! I am not good at the “waiting game”!
However, as the cardiologist said, I have no choice……….so that’s just the way it is!!!
      The Heart Institute in Ottawa, where I will have the surgery done, is quite famous for their excellent heart surgeons and professional care. Knowing that and also knowing that I am in God’s loving hands, I have confidence and peace that all will be well.
      So……….I needed to tell you this. Also, I want to ask for your personal prayers for my healing. I ask you too, if you are willing, to pass on my name and need for healing prayer to your friends and church prayer groups. Thank you very much.
      You and I believe and trust God our Father, Jesus our Lord and Saviour, and the Holy Spirit as He dwells within us. I am learning to trust Him in a very special way as I take my Lord’s hand and walk with Him on this “new journey”.
      May God bless and keep you in His powerful yet gentle hands!!
Lovingly in Him, Mary (Sherwood)

***** Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011
Subject: Prayers
From: John.Cairns
      Please pray for the Team and Candidates for the Men's Cursillo Weekend #61
March 24th-27th,2011 at the CtK Spiritual Life Center. John Cairns is Lay Rector. Please pray for a Team member and a Candidate and pray for them through the 24th.

The Team members are:            The Candidates are:
Bishop Dan Herzog            Geoffrey Fish
Fr. Derik Roy            Al Palumbo
Fr. Joe Acanfora            Tyler Slade
Decon Roy Van Dermark            Terry Graves
Ed Raquet            Mac MacDonald
Gary Roosa            Bill Moore
Don Rohr            Frank Dooris
Gil Bisner            Frank Marbot
Tom Gizara            Matt Baker
Heath De Celle            Neal Longe
Mark Whitney            Terry Gardner
Larry Skramstad            Bruce Uhlinger
Jim Tarullo            Jason Brown
Ron Edwards
Dave Dussault
Jim Parnapy
John Cairns

Albany Intercessor

 

2/27/2011, #59, 1st Quarter 2011

A word received: Come follow me.

      24"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
      25"THEREFORE I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
      28"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
      31"THEREFORE do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34THEREFORE do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:24-34, New King James Version)

A word received: You have made the choice to follow me; now rest in my arms.

Note: A choice to serve him is a choice to trust him.
Note: One of the consequences of trusting him is that you find the freedom to give of yourself.

      Jesus, please help us daily follow you and rest in your arms.

Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Deuteronomy 4:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; John 12:1-8
HC: 62 or 62:6-14; Isaiah 49:8-18; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5(6-7)8-13; Matthew 6:24-34
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Deuteronomy 4:9-14; 2 Corinthians 10:1-18; Matthew 6:7-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** On Friday, March 4 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate a special Prayer and Praise Service. The preacher will be the Rt. Rev. Michael Chapman. Bishop Chapman is currently serving as the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Peru. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 26, 2011, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lots of snow from yesterday, not many people out on the street. Torre Bissell and Bob Baker on State St., Mark Pasko, and Carol MacNaughton on Albany St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

State St:

+Doris -- "Everything." We gave her a Bible. She came from Guyana a year ago.

Steve (regular) -- For business opportunities and to start his own business.

+Anthony -- "For all the homeless and those in need." He thanked God that he is able to go to sleep each night and wake up each morning.

Bill (regular) -- He fell down yesterday and got a concussion. We prayed for no more epileptic seizures and for a wife and companion for him.

+Eddie "For the world and all the suffering."

+Ezekiel (young man) -- "That I can find a job to help my parents."

+Art and +Kevin -- "A friend from Barbados told us to come encourage you. We have come to encourage you."

+Tiana (woman) -- "For my daughter Vivian."

Albany St:

Ashton -- Help him and his family -- lift their burdens (already has a cross)

+Yolanda -- Strength; her family, +Shalanda, her daughter.

++Kenyetta -- her family -- she and her husband Rayneo

+++Yanet Mata -- For her and her two daughters (Spanish speaking, understood English when we spoke slowly.)

 

2/26/2011, #58, 1st Quarter 2011

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, (2 Corinthians 4:13)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily share the good news of what Jesus has done for us. Help us share of our faith and belief in Jesus and his resurrection and speak words of hope and assurance.

knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. (2 Corinthians 4:14)
      Holy Spirit, you raised Jesus from the dead, raise the parishes and people of this diocese to new life.

For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15)
      Jesus, let your grace and mercy flood this diocese and cause us all to come to you with thanksgiving.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
      Holy Spirit, renew us day by day in the inward man.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 )
      Jesus, please help us keep our eyes on the prize: eternal life with you in your arms.

A word received: Don't be afraid.

Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Ruth 4:1-17; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Matthew 6:1-6
Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Deuteronomy 4:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; John 12:1-8
HC: 62 or 62:6-14; Isaiah 49:8-18; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5(6-7)8-13; Matthew 6:24-34

      Notes from the Front Line

***** On Friday, March 4 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate a special Prayer and Praise Service. The preacher will be the Rt. Rev. Michael Chapman. Bishop Chapman is currently serving as the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Peru. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

Albany Intercessor

Friday, February 25, 2011

 

2/25/2011, #57, 1st Quarter 2011

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you," (Matthew 5:43-44)
      Holy Spirit, please give us a heart of prayer for the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori.

"that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:45)
      Father, please help us be part of your rain; help us rain down prayer and blessing on the visit of the Presiding Bishop and on this diocese.

"For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:46-48 )
      Jesus, please bring us to the maturity and wholeness that you desire for us. Thank you.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 21, February 27, 2011
            Lectionary A, Eighth Sunday after Epiphany
Theme Verse: "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Readings: Matthew 6:24-34; 1 Corinthians 4:1-13; Isaiah 49:8-18; Psalm 62
Memory Verse: "And what do you have that you did not receive?" 1 Corinthians 4:7b
Next Week: Matthew 17:1-9; Philippians 3:7-14; Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99
      Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34

A word received: I want you to look at the poor widow. (See Mark 12:41-44) She had the freedom in me to give of herself. I want you to find that same freedom in me. Look at flowers -- even the most humble is full of beauty. I have clothed them and I will clothe you. Turn to me and let me care for you.

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:1-13

A word received: Pray for all those who suffer for the sake of my name.
      Pray that my people will not be puffed up with pride; rather that they will acknowledge all that they have received out of my hand.


      Old Testament: Isaiah 49:8-18

A word received: Look to me and see what I will do when you turn to me.

      Psalm: Psalm 62

A word received: I AM the cornerstone -- build on me.
      I AM the rock of refuge -- flee to my arms.
      I AM the Holy One -- look to me for help in times of trouble.


(verse 8 ) " Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us." A word received: Pour out your heart to me and seek my comfort -- my Holy Spirit. Find your refuge in my father's arms.

Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Ruth 3:1-18; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Matthew 5:38-48
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Ruth 4:1-17; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Matthew 6:1-6

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Could you not watch with me one hour?" (Matthew 26:40b) Please join the prayer vigil for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. Please pray that her visit will be a blessing for her and for this diocese.

***** Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011
From: Christine Hales
Subject: This month's Bristol Blog!
Hello Everyone!
      We hope you are well and happily anticipating spring! We're sending our monthly blog and hope you will find much to interest and encourage you. God has been pouring out great blessings to us in this year of praying for Revival in the UK. Here's our latest news: http://wp.me/pWdrx-2Z Just click on the above link, or this one: http://kingdomartsministry.com/2011/02/24/february-sprouts/
Love and prayers to you all,
Michael and Christine Hales

***** On Friday, March 4 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate a special Prayer and Praise Service. The preacher will be the Rt. Rev. Michael Chapman. Bishop Chapman is currently serving as the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Peru. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, February 24, 2011

 

2/24/2011, #56, 1st Quarter 2011

Now Boaz said to her at mealtime, "Come here, and eat of the bread, and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar." So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed parched grain to her; and she ate and was satisfied, and kept some back. And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, "Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her." (Ruth 2:14-16)
      Father, as Boaz made provision for Ruth, please help us make provision for the poor around us.

So she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. Then she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. So she brought out and gave to her what she had kept back after she had been satisfied. (Ruth 2:17-18 )
      Jesus, please help us share as Ruth did with Naomi and provide for members of our family who are in need.

And her mother-in-law said to her, "Where have you gleaned today? And where did you work? Blessed be the one who took notice of you." So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, "The man's name with whom I worked today is Boaz." (Ruth 2:19)
      Holy Spirit, please bless those who take notice of the poor.

A word received: Pray that my word will lodge in the hearts of my people.

Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Matthew 5:27-37
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Ruth 3:1-18; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Matthew 5:38-48

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Could you not watch with me one hour?" (Matthew 26:40b) Please join the prayer vigil for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. Please pray that her visit will be a blessing for her and for this diocese.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: prayer requests
      please pray for the victims & all affected by the New Zealand earthquake we ask for rescue hope & reconstruction & a turning to you
      please pray for the arab nations affected by uprising that the prince of peace would rule & bloodshed & abuses end
      please remeber the victims of mcgurks bar & those responsible in light of the ombudsman's findings & police response. we ask for healing hope & forgiveness
      Please Lord hear our prayers as we cry unto you.
Thank you, Hugh

From: M Fetherstonhaugh
Date: Monday, 21 February, 2011, 23:11
Hi Hugh,
      Can you please pray for a lady who has been fighting cancer for a while and her latest visit to her consultant shows that this has taken a turn for the worse, in addition she was abused as a child and her past abusers are sending her messages threatening her life; if this wasn't enough both she and her husband are facing tough financial difficulties. They need to feel and know God's love for them and that in all things His "grace is sufficient"; please pray for them both that God will move powerfully in their lives to His glory and kingdom purpose.
God bless, Mark...
      Father we pray your protection around this lady and block out any threats from her abusers, please we also that your loving peace will fill her mind and that she would know your perfect peace.
Thank you, Hugh

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

 

2/23/2011, #55, 1st Quarter 2011

I cry out with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD! I will keep your statutes. (Psalm 119:145)
      Father, thank you for hearing our cry.

I cry out to you; save me, and I will keep your testimonies. (Psalm 119:146)
      Jesus, you are my savior; write your word on my heart and help me keep to your ways.

I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in your word. (Psalm 119:147)
      Holy Spirit, please help us find hope and comfort in your words to us. Let your Scriptures come alive for us and burn in our hearts. Thank you!

Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Ruth 2:1-13; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Matthew 5:21-26
Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Matthew 5:27-37

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Could you not watch with me one hour?" (Matthew 26:40b)
Please join the prayer vigil for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. I am requesting daily prayer coverage. The following half-hour times are still uncovered:
Thu, 3/10/2011 5:30 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 8:30 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 9:30 AM      Sat, 3/12/2011 9:00 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 1:00 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 10:00 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 1:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:00 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 2:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 2:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 10:00 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 3:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 10:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 3:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 11:00 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 6:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 11:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 7:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 12:00 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 7:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 12:30 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 9:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 1:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 9:00 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 1:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 9:30 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 3:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 10:00 A      Sun, 3/13/2011 3:30 PMM
Sat, 3/12/2011 10:30 A      Sun, 3/13/2011 4:30 PMM
Sat, 3/12/2011 12:30 P      Sun, 3/13/2011 5:00 PMM
Sat, 3/12/2011 2:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 5:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 2:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 6:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 3:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 3:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 4:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 8:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 4:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 8:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 7:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 8:00 PM
      Please let me know the times you will be praying for the Presiding Bishop's visit.
      [If your only free time for prayer is outside these hours, feel free to sign up for those times in half-hour blocks.]
      Please pray that her visit will be a blessing for her and for this diocese.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

 

2/22/2011, #54, 1st Quarter 2011

[I was off-line for two days while the computer was being repaired.]

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:1-2)
      LORD, please help us receive your grace and peace. Move through this diocese and turn our heats to the faith that once for all time was given to the saints. (See Jude 3)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (2 Corinthians 1:3)
      Father, please come and comfort us; hold us in your arms and fill us anew with your Holy Spirit.

who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
      Jesus, please help us minister to one another in all our tribulations. Don’t let us fragment in the hard times – use those times to draw us together in your body the Church.

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:5)
      Jerusalem. Move through this diocese and help us minister your consolation to one another.

Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. (2 Corinthians 1:6)
      Jesus, thank you for your servant Paul and all that he went through so that we might receive the light of the gospel. Bless the apostolic ministry of Bishop Bill, Bishop Dan, Bishop David, and Bishop Dave.

And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. (2 Corinthians 1:7)
      Father please help us remain steadfast in our hope. Thank you.

But Ruth said: "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. the LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me." (Ruth 1:16-17)
      Lord Jesus Christ, bind us into your body with same fierceness of purpose that Ruth had.

      Holy Spirit, please help us all to be Naomis that attract people to Jesus by the love and affection we display daily.

      Father, thank you for the life and witness of your daughters, Naomi and Ruth. Bless the Daughters of the King, the Sisters of St. Mary, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Franciscans of the Holy Cross, and the Cursillo Community. Help all of these to be faithful and effective witnesses to your love. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my people. Pray they will have a heart to return to me and find rest in my arms.

Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Ruth 2:1-13; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Matthew 5:21-26
Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Matthew 5:27-37

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Mudge Prayer Mail, 21 Febrero 2011
Dear Partners in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our weekly public prayer mail for 21 Febrero 2011. Happy Presidents´ Day, and a Happy Birthday to our daughter Ruth.
Thanksgivings:
      1) In all the courses, combined, there are quite a few students, including about 32 students taking an on-line course, from four countries. It is the seminary´s first on-line course.
      2) Lydia came back from a really good diocesan retreat for Peruvian young adults on Sunday. She had fun and had a really good encounter with the Holy Spirit. (and Julie and I had a great date weekend while she was away!)
      3) My large print altar book has been bound. I am pleased with the results.
      4) Julie had a really good meeting with Bishop Godfrey on Friday to go over plans for ordinations and to begin planning for the next wave of students entering the ordination process in the Diocese of Peru.
Prayers:
      1) For our visa and residency card situation upgrade. We head to Migraciones on Wednesday to find out our next step.
      Number of days left on our tourist visas: about 133.
      2) For upcoming meetings and appointments.
      3) I celebrate the Holy Eucharist at La Ascension on Sunday.
      5) For Julie´s CEMO interviews with people in the ordination process over the next week or so (Commission on Ministry).
      6) We are getting approvals to make a trip to the US in July/August. There are many facets to this trip to be praying for, but the main purpose would be to get Lydia to college. Here are some things to be praying for on that trip, especially the logistics:
      a) there is a program suggested by our missionary society to help her adjust back to the US, one of which is in Colorado, not far from where our niece will be getting married (two days after the end of Lydia´s program).
      b) getting her driver´s license, including taking her five hour course, putting in the remaining driving hours (including night driving), and arranging for her driver´s exam.
      c) setting up visits to churches around the Diocese of Albany, to visit while we are in the Diocese of Albany
      d) Lydia has a college requirement to attend a wilderness experience which would be in the Adirondacks
      e) packing and getting Lydia to college in time, and letting go.
      7) We send out a short weekly prayer and praise to parishes for the Sunday bulletins, and we are in the process of hopefully sending out our monthly newsletter, instead, beginning in March.
      This way, churches can post the newsletters on bulletin boards about what we are doing, and they can help raise parish awareness about missions activities of the Diocese of Albany. Please pray that our parish email database is current and comprehensive.
      8 ) We are also thinking about making available short monthly video newsletters, accessible on the Internet. Your prayers about this would be appreciated.
      9) For the relationships and spiritual protection of missionaries and other diocesan team members in Peru, and for our ministries, finances, resources, and priorities.
      10) That we would be able to keep on top of all the things that God would like us to do.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your praying makes a difference for us, and I pray for you every day.
      God bless you.
In Christ,
Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, serving in Lima, Peru.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, February 20, 2011

 

2/20/2011, #53, 1st Quarter 2011

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:38-48 )
      Holy Spirit, help us to pray for the visit of the Presiding Bishop through the eyes of this passage.

      Lord, your eyes see the just and the unjust and see the we all need your grace and mercy.

      Holy Father, help us to reach out with your love to all people. Help us remember each day that we need your love in our hearts and your love manifested in our actions.

A word received: I love you. I have loved you with an everlasting love. Come into my presence, come into my arms. Let my love enfold you.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 20, February 20, 2011
Additional words received:
      Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ) A word received: When I ask you to walk the extra mile, there are those who will protest that it is not fair or just. I want you to seek after my desires. I want you to walk humbly before me and seek my face.

A word received: What is fair and just in your eyes is not fair and just in my eyes. My eyes behold sinners who need my grace and mercy. [Grace is getting what we don't deserve and mercy is not getting what we do deserve.]

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

A word received: Come to me. Know that you are mine. Don't be afraid: come to me and let me rule and reign in your life.

      Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18

A word received: Love of neighbor is lived out in practical ways and in holiness by honoring me. Look at the details here and ask me to show you when and where to apply them to your life.

      Psalm: Psalm 71

(verse 1-3) A word received: I AM the strong tower, the tower of refuge, for those who seek me.

Sunday: 118 * 145; Isaiah 66:7-14; 1 John 3:4-10; John 10:7-16
HC: 71 or 71:16-24; Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23; Matthew 5:38-48
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Ruth 1:1-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Matthew 5:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

God Be With You Till We Meet Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hvaysA1MYQ&feature=channel

***** Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:57:38 -0500 (EST)
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses. (1Timothy 6:11b-12)
      Father God, we again come before You in intercession for Father Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge. We thank You for all the gifts that You have bestowed upon them and for their faithfulness and perseverance in using these gifts for the spread of Your Kingdom in the diocese of Peru and throughout the world. Help them to continue to pursue righteousness and godliness as they work in love with their gentle spirits listening to You. Give all ministers within the diocese of Peru a spirit of collaboration which will only strengthen the team to compete well in a race to bring more souls into your heavenly embrace. Bless all aspects of the Mudges’ teaching and preaching and administrative ministries to equip others to become better disciples making disciples. Amen.

***** Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
From: Brenda Reid
Subject: CtK Special Events & Progs. #2
Special New Programs Coming to Christ the King Spiritual Life Center:
In March
      Bait of Satan, March 2-April 6 Wed's. 7 p.m.: A 6 week Audio Teaching Series, Led by Sandra Lester. Cost includes complete series teaching program & workbook: $89 per person
      Why Wait...Experinece His Abundance Now! March 10-11: With The Rev. Lynne Crimi, MSW: A Women's retreat Costs include overnight lodging, all meals, the program & all materials. Lodging per person: Private - $175, Shared - $149, Commuter - $75.00
      Preparing for Holy Week & Easter, March18-20: With Bishop Daniel Herzog and Retreat Team, Weekend retreat for all. Costs include overnight lodging, all meals, the program & all materials. Lodging per person: Private - $299, Shared - $249, Commuter - $175
      Overcoming Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Strongholds, March 22, 7:00 p.m: An Evening with internationally known author and speaker Dr. Caroline Leaf, Christian Neuroscientist. (Space is Limited) Early Registration by 2/28 - Program per person $30 Late Registration by 3/15 - Program per person $35 (Dinner is available at CtK for an additional $15.00 by reservation only 5:00-6:30 p.m.)
In April
      GODSPELL: April 8-9 at 7 p.m. & April 10 at 3 p.m. The play with amazing area and CtK talent performing! CtK Fundraiser - $10 Adults & $7.00 Children Seating is Limited Call for Tickets.
      Athletes in Action: Bible Manhood, What Does it Mean to be a Man. , April 8-9: A father - son retreat with Keith Elains and 3-4 team members from the NY Giants... Time & Costs to be announced will include, program, meals and lodging. Contact Sandra Lester.
To view the details use this link. http://christ-the-king-center.org/ Also to view other events on the website, click on Calendar of Events by the month for more upcoming opportunities. Or contact CtK for more information.

***** Christ Church Coxsackie 70 Mansion St. Coxsackie Village 12051
Announces a Special Event: Part II of prophetic revival ministry mentoring and worship March 18-20
      WHO: Pastors Brian Weeks of Massachusetts, and Steve Bartolomeo of Jacksonville Florida. Both minister encouragement to the Body of Christ, and demonstrate by example how supernatural evangelism is effective.
      WHAT: This is a return visit of encouragement in the Holy Spirit for the Body of Christ. The first visit in November of these two experienced charismatic leaders joining forces with us was hugely successful, and resulted in a request from other pastors and youth leaders in our community for ‘more, please!’
Over 30 youth and their leaders from community churches had an evening that rocked them at Christ Church. This visit, the pastors will be hosted by the youth of Gospel Community Church in Coxsackie, for a St Patrick’s day meal on Saturday the 18th, followed by the ‘more.’
      Ministry of prophetic words to the Episcopal and ecumenical pastors, spouses, church leaders who joined us was enthusiastically received. The buzz continues. The upcoming sessions will build on the interest.
      Our Episcopal Eucharistic service on Sunday blessed our two guests, who have not had such an experience before. They were grateful. Our congregation received individual prophetic ministry, the pastor speaking God’s word into each life. The response has been joyous and unifying as people grow in their faith.
So we are going to go deeper this visit.
      WHEN:
Friday March 18th:
      10am – 2pm at the church: Appointments for personal ministry, i.e. receiving some mentoring in how to discern your Spiritual gifts, and operate in them, as well as receiving a touch from God for your ministry/life. Each session is based on and flows in prayer. To schedule or for more information, call Mtr Susan Baker-Borjeson at 518 622 3431 or email at revsusanbaker@gmail.com.
      7pm Church: Evening Revival worship, praise, and prophetic ministry as Holy Spirit leads. Bring your friends/ healing teams.
      6pm Church: New England chowder, bread and salad Lenten supper will be available – advise if you are coming to supper: 518 622 3431 or email at revsusanbaker@gmail.com.
Saturday March 19th:
      11am – 1pm Mid-day ministry in small group setting for pastors and leaders at the Borjesons home. Call Mtr Susan to reserve a place or for information 518 622 3431
      4:30pm Youth and youth leaders hosted by Gospel Community Church, Mansion Street Coxsackie. Fr Tyler Slade will be joining in this ministry time. Reservations required because of the meal and set-up. Call 518 622 3431.
Sunday March 20th: 10am Sunday Holy Eucharist with prophetic ministry to all in attendance. [Valet parking available for persons with child carriers or mobility issues. We regret that Christ Church is not wheelchair accessible at this time.]
NOTE: All ministry is open to people who are challenged in their belief in Jesus or in the idea of church; who have New Age perspectives, or who are simply inquiring. Bring them with you. Personal ministry sessions have no fee, but an offering basket will be available for thanksgiving. There will be opportunities for free will offerings to the guest pastors at each service.
The Rev. Susan Baker-Borjeson
518 622 3431 cell 518 334 3257

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, February 19, 2011

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Cold and windy, not many people out on the street. Torre Bissell on State St., Mark Pasko, and Carol MacNaughton on Albany St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

State St:

Bill (regular) -- "Health problems." We prayed for good health and freedom from epilepsy, and for a wife and companion for Bill.

+Curtis (young man) -- "For the Lord to make a path -- to know how to walk, talk, and speak for him."

+Elizabeth -- "For my whole family, for my mom, Angela, for my son, Elijah. She confessed her sins to Jesus and asked for and accepted his forgiveness. Her eyes shown with wonder when I assured her that she was now clean. She left and walked down the block and then came back and asked for prayer for her son's father, Reggie, who is in jail. He hasn't seen the boy since he was four months old and Elijah is now two. She asked prayer that Reggie would "do the right thing." I gave her a Bible because she didn't have one.

+Boy on a bike.

+Brandon -- He asked prayer for his ex-girlfriend, Melissa.

+Paula and +Debra (regulars) -- They came and gave me a big hug. Debra is going to Virginia this week and Paula is going to New York City during the week. We prayed for travel mercies.

Albany St:

Amanda and her son Elijah -- general blessing.

George -- very angry, very bitter. He would not directly accept prayer but Carol prayed for him while he was sounding off to Mark.

Ken -- "Everything." -- we prayed for guidance, safety, and blessing.

Michelle -- Prayed for her nieces, Mya, Annabella, Olivia, Emilyna. (Michelle was battered -- two black eyes, bruises on her chin.)

 

2/18/2011, #51, 1st Quarter 2011

Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. (Mark 12:41)
      Holy Spirit, please help us make our offering of our time, out talents, and our resources toward the building up of the kingdom of God.

Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. (Mark 12:42)
      Lord Jesus, please help us honor the offerings of the poor.

So he called his disciples to himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood." (Mark 12:43-44)
      Father, please teach us how to give as this poor widow did and as your son Jesus did. Teach us what it means to give of ourselves. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 20, February 20, 2011
Lectionary A, Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Theme Verse: "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Readings: Matthew 5:38-48; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18, Psalm 71
Memory Verse: You shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:18b)
Next Week: Matthew 6:24-34; 1 Corinthians 4:1-13; Isaiah 49:8-18; Psalm 62
      Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48

A word received: This is love: love which reaches out and embraces those who oppose you. Look to me: let me guide your love so that the fruit of my Spirit is produced.

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

A word received: I want you to examine the foundation for your work: I want to be the cornerstone of your life. Choose to put me first in all things.

      Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18

A word received: You shall love the LORD your God with your whole heart, and your neighbor as yourself.

      Psalm: Psalm 71

(verse 3) A word received: I AM the refuge for those who trust in me.

(verse 14) A word received: I want my people to place their hope in me.

(verse 16) A word received: I AM your strength: turn to me in your time of need.

(verse 23) A word received: Come, sing to me. My ear is listening for the praise and songs of my people.

(verse 24) A word received: Speak of my righteousness and pursue it -- don't let it slip away.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Isaiah 66:1-6; 1 Timothy 6:6-21; Mark 12:35-44
Sunday: 118 * 145; Isaiah 66:7-14; 1 John 3:4-10; John 10:7-16
HC: 71 or 71:16-24      Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23; Matthew 5:38-48
      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for the prayer table ministry this morning. It is cold and windy.

***** Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
From: Brenda Reid
Subject: CtK Special Events & Progs. #2
Special New Programs Coming to Christ the King Spiritual Life Center:
In March
      Bait of Satan, March 2-April 6 Wed's. 7 p.m.: A 6 week Audio Teaching Series, Led by Sandra Lester. Cost includes complete series teaching program & workbook: $89 per person
      Why Wait...Experinece His Abundance Now! March 10-11: With The Rev. Lynne Crimi, MSW: A Women's retreat Costs include overnight lodging, all meals, the program & all materials. Lodging per person: Private - $175, Shared - $149, Commuter - $75.00
      Preparing for Holy Week & Easter, March18-20: With Bishop Daniel Herzog and Retreat Team, Weekend retreat for all. Costs include overnight lodging, all meals, the program & all materials. Lodging per person: Private - $299, Shared - $249, Commuter - $175
      Overcoming Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Strongholds, March 22, 7:00 p.m: An Evening with internationally known author and speaker Dr. Caroline Leaf, Christian Neuroscientist. (Space is Limited) Early Registration by 2/28 - Program per person $30 Late Registration by 3/15 - Program per person $35 (Dinner is available at CtK for an additional $15.00 by reservation only 5:00-6:30 p.m.)
In April
      GODSPELL: April 8-9 at 7 p.m. & April 10 at 3 p.m. The play with amazing area and CtK talent performing! CtK Fundraiser - $10 Adults & $7.00 Children Seating is Limited Call for Tickets.
      Athletes in Action: Bible Manhood, What Does it Mean to be a Man. , April 8-9: A father - son retreat with Keith Elains and 3-4 team members from the NY Giants... Time & Costs to be announced will include, program, meals and lodging. Contact Sandra Lester.
To view the details use this link. http://christ-the-king-center.org/ Also to view other events on the website, click on Calendar of Events by the month for more upcoming opportunities. Or contact CtK for more information.

***** Christ Church Coxsackie 70 Mansion St. Coxsackie Village 12051
Announces a Special Event: Part II of prophetic revival ministry mentoring and worship March 18-20
      WHO: Pastors Brian Weeks of Massachusetts, and Steve Bartolomeo of Jacksonville Florida. Both minister encouragement to the Body of Christ, and demonstrate by example how supernatural evangelism is effective.
      WHAT: This is a return visit of encouragement in the Holy Spirit for the Body of Christ. The first visit in November of these two experienced charismatic leaders joining forces with us was hugely successful, and resulted in a request from other pastors and youth leaders in our community for ‘more, please!’
Over 30 youth and their leaders from community churches had an evening that rocked them at Christ Church. This visit, the pastors will be hosted by the youth of Gospel Community Church in Coxsackie, for a St Patrick’s day meal on Saturday the 18th, followed by the ‘more.’
Ministry of prophetic words to the Episcopal and ecumenical pastors, spouses, church leaders who joined us was enthusiastically received. The buzz continues. The upcoming sessions will build on the interest.
Our Episcopal Eucharistic service on Sunday blessed our two guests, who have not had such an experience before. They were grateful. Our congregation received individual prophetic ministry, the pastor speaking God’s word into each life. The response has been joyous and unifying as people grow in their faith.
So we are going to go deeper this visit.
      WHEN:
Friday March 18th:
      10am – 2pm at the church: Appointments for personal ministry, i.e. receiving some mentoring in how to discern your Spiritual gifts, and operate in them, as well as receiving a touch from God for your ministry/life. Each session is based on and flows in prayer. To schedule or for more information, call Mtr Susan Baker-Borjeson at 518 622 3431 or email at revsusanbaker@gmail.com.
      7pm Church: Evening Revival worship, praise, and prophetic ministry as Holy Spirit leads. Bring your friends/ healing teams.
      6pm Church: New England chowder, bread and salad Lenten supper will be available – advise if you are coming to supper: 518 622 3431 or email at revsusanbaker@gmail.com.
Saturday March 19th:
      11am – 1pm Mid-day ministry in small group setting for pastors and leaders at the Borjesons home. Call Mtr Susan to reserve a place or for information 518 622 3431
      4:30pm Youth and youth leaders hosted by Gospel Community Church, Mansion Street Coxsackie. Fr Tyler Slade will be joining in this ministry time. Reservations required because of the meal and set-up. Call 518 622 3431.
Sunday March 20th: 10am Sunday Holy Eucharist with prophetic ministry to all in attendance. [Valet parking available for persons with child carriers or mobility issues. We regret that Christ Church is not wheelchair accessible at this time.]
NOTE: All ministry is open to people who are challenged in their belief in Jesus or in the idea of church; who have New Age perspectives, or who are simply inquiring. Bring them with you. Personal ministry sessions have no fee, but an offering basket will be available for thanksgiving. There will be opportunities for free will offerings to the guest pastors at each service.
The Rev. Susan Baker-Borjeson
518 622 3431 cell 518 334 3257

Albany Intercessor

Friday, February 18, 2011

 

2/18/2011, #51, 1st Quarter 2011

Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" (Mark 12:28)
Holy Spirit, please help us come to Jesus with an inquiring mind as this scribe did.

Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.'" (Mark 12:29)
Father, help us to hear what is really true.

"'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment." (Mark 12:30)
Jesus, help us have your love for your father; help us put him first in all things.

"And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:31)
Holy Spirit, please help us live out love of our neighbors by being willing to share the gospel with them.

So the scribe said to him, "Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but he." (Mark 12:32)
Jesus, please help the people of this diocese recognize and respond to the truth of what you are saying to us.

"And to love him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." (Mark 12:33)
Father, help our love for you overflow into daily love for our neighbors.

Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." But after that no one dared question him. (Mark 12:34)
Holy Spirit, please help all of us in this diocese enter into your kingdom each day of our lives. Thank you.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Isaiah 65:17-25; 1 Tim 5:17-22(23-25); Mark 12:28-34
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Isaiah 66:1-6; 1 Timothy 6:6-21; Mark 12:35-44

Notes from the Front Line

***** On Friday, February 18 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Jamie Morello. He is "A servant of the Lord, pastoring and teaching across the US for 30 years."
This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

***** Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
From: Harvey Huth
Hi Torre,
Torre, please keep my mother -- Betty -- and our family in your prayers. Mom passed away Tuesday night after a long and wonderful life of 95 years. May she rest in peace in our Lord's loving embrace.
In Christ, Harvey

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, February 17, 2011

 

2/17/2011, #50, 1st Quarter 2011

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, £in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
      Holy Spirit, please help us receive with joy the ministry of the youth of the diocese. Help them to be for us a wholesome example of godly living and righteousness.

Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. (1 Timothy 4:13)
      Jesus, please help the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese spend time daily in reading your Scriptures, in meditating on them, in exhortation, and in proclaiming sound doctrine.

Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. (1 Timothy 4:14)
      Father, we pray for the ministry of the elders of this diocese, that they would minister the gifts of your Spirit to the people of this diocese, and that those who receive such gifts will use them to build up your people.

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. (1 Timothy 4:15)
      Holy Spirit, help our clergy and lay leaders grow as they give themselves over to the ministry you have established them in.

Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. (1 Timothy 4:16)
      Jesus, help us all take heed to ourselves as we live out your grace. Help us continue steadfast in sound doctrine and teaching throughout this diocese. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my truth to reign in the hearts of my people.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Isaiah 65:1-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-16; Mark 12:13-27
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Isaiah 65:17-25; 1 Tim 5:17-22(23-25); Mark 12:28-34

      Notes from the Front Line

***** I got the list of deacons off the diocesan web site Wednesday morning. A number of you mentioned my list was out of date. The Rev'd Nina George-Hacker wrote, "The Rev's. Gerry Clemmons, Thomas Malionek, Tyler Slade, Hannah Mudge, and Christina Vance I know for sure have all been ordained priests. I also think John Inserra and David Sullivan are now priested. Might want to check your list again."

***** From: Brenda Reid
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Subject: Exciting CtK Special Programs & Events
Dear Torre:
      I really appreciate your willingness to help get the word out to your contacts on your emailing list, your church, and others who may be interested in these special upcoming retreat and program opportunities at Christ the King.
In March we are hosting:
      The Rev. Lynne Crimi's: Women's retreat, Why Wait...Experinece His Abundance Now!
      Bishop Daniel Herzog and Retreat Team, Weekend retreat for all. Preparing for Holy Week & Easter
      An Evening with internationally known author and speaker Dr. Caroline Leaf, Christian Neuroscientist. Overcoming Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Strongholds.
In April we are hosting.
      GODSPELL: the play with amazing area and CtK talent performing!
      Athletes in Action: Bible Manhood, What Does it Mean to be a Man. A father - son retreat with team members from the NY Giants...
      To view the details use this link. http://christ-the-king-center.org/ Also to view other events on the website, click on Calendar of Events by the month for more upcoming opportunities. Or contact CtK for more information.
In His Service, Brenda
Brenda Reid
CtK Office of Stewardship
Gifts & Volunteers
518-692-9550 x 112

***** From: Greg Bailey
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Subject: Prayer request from Deacon Polly for her daughter Leia
      Continue to pray for our daughter Leia Bailey Coffin. She has Shingles. She is in so much pain. She is trying to be so strong for herself and her little boy.
Deacon POLLY

***** From: Ken & Debbie Fish
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
      Please keep Marge Cummings in your prayers. She was recently admitted into Ellis Hospital and was transferred to Albany Medical where she faces spinal surgery on Friday. It is very serious surgery. Also please keep her husband, Glenn, in your prayers. Thank you

***** I urge you to pray for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. The following times are still open and need intercessors:
Thu, 3/10/2011 5:30 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 7:30 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 9:30 AM      Sat, 3/12/2011 8:00 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 1:00 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 8:30 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 1:30 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 10:00 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 2:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 2:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:00 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 3:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 3:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 10:00 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 5:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 10:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 6:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 11:00 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 7:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 11:30 AM
Fri, 3/11/2011 7:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 12:00 PM
Fri, 3/11/2011 9:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 12:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 8:00 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 1:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 9:00 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 1:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 9:30 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 3:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 10:00 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 3:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 10:30 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 4:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 12:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 5:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 2:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 5:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 2:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 6:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 3:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 3:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 4:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 8:00 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 4:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 8:30 PM
Sat, 3/12/2011 7:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:00 PM

*****       On Friday, February 18 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Jamie Morello. He is "A servant of the Lord, pastoring and teaching across the US for 30 years."
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

 

2/16/2011, #48, 1st Quarter 2011

Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. (1 Timothy 3:8-9)
      Thank you, Jesus, for the ministry of the deacons you have raised up in this diocese.

But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. (1 Timothy 3:10)
      Holy Spirit, guide the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee and the parishes as they test the vocations of those coming forward for ordination.

Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. (1 Timothy 3:11-12)
      Father, please bless the family life of the deacons in this diocese.

For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:13)
      Holy Spirit, please give our deacons great boldness in proclaiming the gospel and in their life of faith.

Please pick two or three deacons from the list below and pray for them daily.
Canonically Resident Deacons and Licensed Deacons:
Bailey, The Rev'd Charles       Lockwood, The Rev'd Frank, II
Bailey, The Rev'd Gregory       Logan, The Rev'd Michael D.
Bailey, The Rev'd Pauline       Lukas, The Rev'd. Randolph
Beach, The Rev'd Deborah       Malionek, The Rev'd. Thomas
Biddle, The Rev'd Blair C.       McDarby, The Rev'd Mark D.
Blakelock, The Rev'd Douglas P.       Miller, The Rev'd Laura
Bombard, The Rev'd Thomas H.       Moser, The Rev'd Albert E.
Boswell, The Rev'd Kathryn       Mudge, The Rev'd Hannah
Brisbin, The Rev'd James       Nickles, The Rev'd Brenda
Caguiat, The Rev'd Julianna       Norman, The Rev'd Gary
Carney, The Rev'd Paul       Pearson, The Rev'd William
Carpenter, The Rev'd Allen       Peters, The Rev'd Art
Clark, The Rev'd William W.       Roach, The Rev'd Robert E. Jr.
Clemmons, The Rev'd Geraldine       Servetas, The Rev'd Linda
Crimi, The Rev'd Lynne       Skramstad, The Rev'd Dawn M.
Curtis, The Rev'd Lynne       Slade, The Rev'd Tyler
Dell, The Rev'd Jake       Smith, The Rev'd Howard
Demler, The Rev'd Maureen       Smith, The Rev'd Lora
Erickson, The Rev'd Richard P.       Steckline, The Rev'd Donna
Felty, The Rev'd Rose Ann       Steuer, The Rev'd Lawrence W.
Garceau, The Rev'd John E.       Sullivan, The Rev'd David
Garno, The Rev'd Arthur       Sweeney, The Rev'd Peter H.
Goff, The Rev'd Nancy       Tatem, The Rev. Sandra L.
Guernsey, The Rev'd Justine       Tatem, The Rev. William A.
Haight, The Rev'd Margaret       Tatlock, The Rev'd Alan R.
Hanstine, The Ven. Barbara A.       Theodore, The Rev'd Margaret B.
Hart, The Rev'd Alan R.       Thomas, The Rev'd Micki
Hart, The Rev'd Mary Carol       Todaro, The Rev'd Alicia
Heighton, The Rev'd Dr. Robert       Truscott, The Rev'd Nancy
Hubert, The Rev'd Lawrence       Underhill, The Rev'd Scott
Hunter, The Rev'd Mary (Vicky)       Vance, The Rev'd Christina
Huth, The Ven. Dr. Harvey       Van Dermark, The Rev'd Fayetta
Inserra, The Rev'd Joseph       Van Dermark, The Rev'd Roy
Johnson, The Rev'd Patricia       Verdassdonk, The Rev'd Henry
Jones, The Rev'd Beverly R.       Wallner, The Rev'd Dr. Ludwig
Jones, The Rev'd Patricia       Wickman, The Rev'd Christine R.
LaVine, The Rev'd Patricia I.       Wilkes, The Rev'd Hugh E.
Littlejohn, The Rev'd Richard       Williams, The Rev'd Mildred

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Isa 63:15-64:9; 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Mark 11:27-12:12
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Isaiah 65:1-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-16; Mark 12:13-27

      Notes from the Front Line

      I urge you to pray for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM.

*****       On Friday, February 18 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Jamie Morello. He is "A servant of the Lord, pastoring and teaching across the US for 30 years."
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

 

2/15/2011, #47, 1st Quarter 2011

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)

      A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.

      A word received 6/25/2009: Pray for the President.
      Pray for my work in his heart and mind.
      Pray for wise and godly counselors for him.
      Pray for wisdom in the storm.
      Pray that he will look to me rather than opinion polls.
      Pray for my word to lodge in his heart.


      Thank you, Lord, for those you have raised up to govern us. Thank you for what you are doing in their hearts and lives. Thank you for the President, the leaders of Congress and the Courts. Direct their steps daily in your ways of righteousness. Thank you for the leaders of your church. Please let the visit of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori to this diocese bless her and us. Thank you for Bishop Bill, Bishop Dan, and Bishop David and the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese. Help us daily walk by your light in your ways. Thank you.

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)
      Holy Spirit, please help our desires line up with those of God our Father. Thank you.

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Isaiah 63:7-14; 1 Timothy 1:18-2:8; Mark 11:12-26
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Isa 63:15-64:9; 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Mark 11:27-12:12

      Notes from the Front Line

      I have been asked to coordinate a prayer vigil for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. He has requested daily prayer coverage. Please sign up for 2 or 3 half-hour segments [These have not been spoken for]:
      Thu, 3/10/2011 5:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:00 PM
      Thu, 3/10/2011 8:00 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 4:00 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 9:30 AM      Sat, 3/12/2011 4:30 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 11:30 AM      Sat, 3/12/2011 7:00 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 12:00 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 7:30 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 12:30 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 8:00 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 1:00 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 8:30 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 1:30 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 9:00 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 2:00 PM      Sat, 3/12/2011 10:00 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 2:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:00 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 3:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:30 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 3:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:00 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 4:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 9:30 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 5:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 10:00 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 6:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 10:30 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 7:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 11:00 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 7:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 11:30 AM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 8:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 12:00 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 8:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 12:30 PM
      Fri, 3/11/2011 9:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 1:00 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 8:00 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 1:30 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 9:00 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 2:00 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 9:30 AM      Sun, 3/13/2011 2:30 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 10:00 A      Sun, 3/13/2011 3:00 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 10:30 A      Sun, 3/13/2011 3:30 PMM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 12:30 P      Sun, 3/13/2011 4:00 PMM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 1:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 4:30 PMM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 1:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 5:00 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 2:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 5:30 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 2:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 6:30 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 3:00 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:00 PM
      Sat, 3/12/2011 3:30 PM      Sun, 3/13/2011 7:30 PM
      Sun, 3/13/2011 8:30 P      Sun, 3/13/2011 8:00 PMM
      [If your only free time for prayer is outside these hours, feel free to sign up for those times in half-hour blocks.]
      Please pray that her visit will be a blessing for her and for this diocese.
      Send me an e-mail telling me the half-hour segments you can pray at torre.bissell@verizon.net or write to me at PO Box 9663, Schenectady, NY 12309-0663. Thank you.

*****       On Friday, February 18 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Jamie Morello. He is "A servant of the Lord, pastoring and teaching across the US for 30 years."
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

Albany Intercessor

Monday, February 14, 2011

 

2/14/2011, #46, 1st Quarter 2011

"I looked, but there was no one to help, and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore my own arm brought salvation for me; and my own fury, it sustained me." (Isaiah 63:5)
      Lord Jesus, give us hearts to uphold your people in prayer.

"So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one." (Ezekiel 22:30)
      Holy Spirit, move the hearts of your people to stand in the gap and intercede for this diocese and for the visit of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori.

"Therefore I have poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 22:31)
      Father, help us count the cost for this diocese if your people do not step forward into the gap.

"I have trodden down the peoples in my anger, made them drunk in my fury, and brought down their strength to the earth." (Isaiah 63:6)
      LORD, we are your people who are called by your name. Please help us humble ourselves and pray and seek your face, and turn from our wicked ways, so that you will hear from heaven and forgive our sins and heal our land. (See 2 Chronicles 7:14)

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Isaiah 63:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:1-17; Mark 11:1-11
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Isaiah 63:7-14; 1 Timothy 1:18-2:8; Mark 11:12-26

      Notes from the Front Line

A Mighty Fortress is Our God http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-_TsRjm5Y
Just A Closer Walk With Thee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCFgDvG1ODk&NR=1&feature=fvwp
What A Friend We Have In Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLAg2NDcOt4&feature=fvw
Thy Word http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SLHWFpSlq4
Jesus Loves Me This I Know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DYDvyBKZJA

      Archdeacon Harvey Huth has asked me to coordinate a prayer vigil for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. He has requested daily prayer coverage starting at 7 AM (except her day of arrival) and ending 10 PM.
      Please sign up for 2 or 3 half-hour segments:
      Thursday, March 10th 3 PM - 10 PM
      Friday, March 11th 7 AM - 10 PM
      Saturday, March 12th 7 AM - 10 PM
      Sunday, March 13th 7 AM - 10 PM
      [If your only free time for prayer is outside these hours, feel free to sign up for those times in half-hour blocks.]
      Please pray that her visit will be a blessing for her and for this diocese.
      Send me an e-mail telling me the half-hour segments you can pray at torre.bissell@verizon.net or write to me at PO Box 9663, Schenectady, NY 12309-0663. Thank you.

*****       On Friday, February 18 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Jamie Morello. He is "A servant of the Lord, pastoring and teaching across the US for 30 years."
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

***** Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 05:26:28 -0800 (PST)
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Mudge Prayer Mail, 14 Febrero 2011
Dear Partners in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our weekly public prayer mail for 14 Febrero 2011.
Thanksgivings:
      1) Registration and orientation went well this week, and a fantastic linguist gave four outstanding presentations on how to read a book. This is part of the basic study skills message for the students who only have had a secondary school education.
      2) A great deal of time in the past few weeks has been spent preparing for orientation and teaching. If you would be willing to a sample of the videos that I have created for the students, here is a YouTube playlist link: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=87497FBFCE6F1120
      The videos attempted to convey (really boring but) important administrative stuff in an interesting manner; and from the students´ perspective, I think I did a good job of bringing it alive, or at least of making it entertaining.
      4) Lydia started classes at the same school she attended in the fall, and loves it. She is also continuing homeschool studies, and we are in the final stretch before college.
      5) We made it through Migraciones step 1 this week, and then followed that by a stop over at Interpol as part of our visa upgrades. We should hear back from Interpol in about a week to 10 days, so that we can proceed to the next step. More detail on this can be found on my Facebook page.
      6) My personal large print altar book is finished. The next step is to get it bound.
Prayers:
      1) For our visa and residency card situation upgrade. We wait upon divine Providence and Interpol. We are making reasonable progress. If, which is always exciting - because it is always an "if," all goes well, we should be in good shape well before the deadline.
      Number of days left on our tourist visas: about 140.
      2) For Julie and I as we continue to plan and prepare for seminary orientation and our courses on Biblical Interpretation. We have weekly meetings with the Rector of the seminary on Mondays at 10 am.
      3) For our part in leading services at the Mision of La Ascension during the month of February. I celebrate again in about two weeks.
      5) For Julie´s CEMO interviews with people in the ordination process over the next week of so (Commission on Ministry).
      6) For the students who were not at orientation and who plan to take our classes. Also for the students who signed up for classes.
      7) For our plans to lead services at other missions in the Lima area over the next few months.
      8 ) With Lydia going to college later in the year, we are turning our attention to potential scholarships and also the amount of time we need to prepare. She has a wilderness program to attend (in the Adirondacks, of all places), and we hope that she can take her driver´s test to get her license before college. Please keep this in prayer.
      9) For the relationships and spiritual protection of missionaries and other diocesan team members in Peru, and our ministries, finances, resources, and priorities.
      10) That we would be able to keep on top of all the things that God would like us to do.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your praying makes a difference for us, and I pray for you every day.
      God bless you, and this week, have a happy Valentine´s Day.
In Christ,
Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, serving in Lima, Peru.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, February 13, 2011

 

2/13/2011, #45, 1st Quarter 2011

"Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift." (Matthew 5:23-24)
      Lord Jesus Christ, please help us bring reconciliation with our brothers and sisters as our gift to you. Help us live out our love for you by loving those around us. Thank you for your love for us. Thank you for laying down your life for us.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 19, February 13, 2011
            Lectionary A, Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Theme Verse: "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Readings: Matthew 5:21-37; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Psalm 119:9-16
Optional: Galatians 5:13-26; Matthew 15:10-11, 18-19, Psalms 50:14, 51:17, 116:17
Memory Verse: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)
Next Week: Matthew 5:38-48; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18, Psalm 71:19-24

      Gospel: Matthew 5:21-37

A word received: Pray for my people to know their hearts and bring them to me for cleansing by my Holy Spirit.

A word received: It is time for the children and the adults to learn to recognize the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. They should spend some time identifying these in TV programs they see regularly. I want them to recognize each and make the choice to reject the works of the flesh and walk in my Spirit and let his fruit grow in you.

Psalm 50:14 "offer thanksgiving"
Psalm 51:17 "a broken and contrite heart"
Psalm 116:17: "offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving"

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

(verse 9) A word received: You are my field and I want to plant in you seeds that will grow into good fruit.

      Psalm: Psalm 119:9-16

A word received: Here is the way forward; here is the way to grow in me: hide my word in your heart. Seek me, pursue me. I AM waiting.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Isaiah 62:6-12; 1 John 2:3-11; John 8:12-19
HC: 119:1-16 or 119:9-16; Ecclesiasticus 15:11-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-24,27-30,33-37
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Isaiah 63:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:1-17; Mark 11:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give him no rest till he establishes and till he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7)
      Holy Spirit, please give us a heart for standing watch in prayer.

"Could you not watch with me one hour?" (Matthew 26:40b)
      Jesus, help me commit to joining you for an hour prayer during the visit of the Presiding Bishop to this diocese. Thank you.

      Archdeacon Harvey Huth has asked me to coordinate a prayer vigil for the visitation of the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her party as they visit this diocese from Thursday, March 10th 3 PM through Sunday, March 13th 3 PM. He has requested daily prayer coverage starting at 7 AM (except her day of arrival) and ending 10 PM.
      Please sign up for 2 or 3 half-hour segments:
      Thursday, March 10th 3 PM - 10 PM
      Friday, March 11th 7 AM - 10 PM
      Saturday, March 12th 7 AM - 10 PM
      Sunday, March 13th 7 AM - 10 PM
      [If your only free time for prayer is outside these hours, feel free to sign up for those times in half-hour blocks.]
      Please pray that her visit will be a blessing for her and for this diocese.
      Send me an e-mail telling me the half-hour segments you can pray at torre.bissell@verizon.net or write to me at PO Box 9663, Schenectady, NY 12309-0663. Thank you.

*****       On Friday, February 18 at 7 PM, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Karin Ryan and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Jamie Morello. He is "A servant of the Lord, pastoring and teaching across the US for 30 years."
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

Albany Intercessor

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