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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

 

5/31/2011, #58, 2nd Quarter 2011

Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. (Matthew 14:22)
      Jesus, help us follow your instructions.

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. Now when evening came, he was alone there. (Matthew 14:23)
      Father, help us by your Holy Spirit to be like Jesus -- men and women who spend time in prayer with you each day.

But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. (Matthew 14:24)
      Lord Jesus, we are being tossed by so many contrary winds from our culture and the problems of the Episcopal Church. Come and still the wind and the waves with your word of peace (See Mark 4:39)

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. (Matthew 14:25)
      Jesus, come to all who struggle with the wind and waves in the night watches. Visit them with the comfort of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.



A word received: I AM waiting. Come to me. I AM waiting.

Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Deuteronomy 8:11-20; James 1:16-27; Luke 11:1-13
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * --; Baruch 3:24-37 or Leviticus 26:27-42; James 5:13-18; Luke 12:22-31
Eve of Ascension: * 68:1-20; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Rev. 5:1-14

On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand ~ Jars of Clay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdlI3E-xos
"On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand" by Indelible Grace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_JA40TqhE&NR=1

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Miracles of Jesus
#62 Walking on Water      Matthew 14:22-36

***** Pray for Bishop Bill's address to the Diocesan Convention.

*      Please pray for the ministry of Bishop Harold Miller to the Diocesan Convention.

*      Please pray for the business sessions: that we will be about kingdom business.

*      Please pray for safe travel to and from the Diocesan Convention.

*      Please pray the Camp of the Woods will be free of black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears during the Diocesan Convention.

*      Pray for the workshops at the Diocesan Convention.

*      Pray for the Youth Rally and the ministry to children at the Diocesan Convention.

*      The Diocesan Convention is the premier renewal event in the life of the diocese each year: don't miss out on it!

*      Convention registrations are now over 600. If you are coming, don’t delay in registering. If you go to http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html you will find all things convention: convention weekend welcome book, business meeting material, and the workshop descriptions and schedule. I’m looking forward to seeing you at Camp of The Woods.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
From: Alan Higgins
Subject: Prayer chain
Date: Sunday, 29 May, 2011
Hugh,
Can you please put the following 2 requests on to the prayer chain?
      1) Please pray for Marion Orr who is in the Ulster Hospital Ward 15 after suffering a stroke
      2) Please pray for a friend of Billy Black's called Kate who is suffering from depression and is suicidal.
Thanks. Alan

From: Ireland WILLIAM
Subject: Further Prayer Request
Date: Monday, 30 May, 2011
      Hi Hugh, all praise be to God, we have just returned home from visiting Marion. Things don't look to be as bad as it sounded last night, although tests are on-going. Please can we continue to uphold Marion in our prayers for further healing and recovery.
Many thanks Sally & Bill.
Psalm 138 v 1-5.
      Father we ask that your healing presence would rest on Marion also that she would rest secure in your loving arms filling Marion with your comfort and peace. Please Father we ask for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing Marion back worshipping in church.
Bless you Marion in Jesus name
Hugh

Albany Intercessor

Monday, May 30, 2011

 

5/30/2011, #57, 2nd Quarter 2011

And it happened, as he was alone praying, that his disciples joined him, and he asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" (Luke 9:18 )
      Lord, I love the way things just "happen" when you are involved.

      Jesus, you ever live to make intercession for us; help us to join you as you pray.

      Holy Spirit, please show how to make Jesus known to the crowds.

So they answered and said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again." (Luke 9:19)
      Jesus, help us make you know for who you are.

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." (Luke 9:20)
      Father, reveal Jesus' identity and character to all of us in this diocese. Help all of us know your son as your anointed one -- the Christ of God.

      Father, help us, with Timothy and Peter and all your saints, fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life, to which we have been called and confess the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. Thank you. (See 1 Timothy 6:11)


The American Cemetery in Manila, The Philippines

      Remember those who gave their lives for this country and are giving their lives now.

A word received: Come to me. My sheep know my voice. Listen for my voice. Listen, I AM calling you.

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Deuteronomy 8:1-10; James 1:1-15; Luke 9:18-27
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Deuteronomy 8:11-20; James 1:16-27; Luke 11:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Great Is Thy Faithfulness Hymn (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_LVO_YV74
GUIDE ME O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oei9Hcp5W9U&feature=related
Handel Messiah: Lift Up Your Heads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WkyTwXa4Tw
Have Thine Own Way, Lord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioJf4EpVdU8
HILLSONG - Breathe On Me.wmv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxD2QXClrg
Breathe on me Breathe of God http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iflmOjDGYA&feature=related

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Miracles of Jesus
#61 Feeding the Five Thousand      Luke 9:1-36

***** Pray for Bishop Bill's address to the Diocesan Convention.
***** Please pray for safe travel to and from the Diocesan Convention.
***** Please pray the Camp of the Woods will be free of black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears during the Diocesan Convention.
***** Pray for the workshops at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Pray for the Youth Rally and the ministry to children at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Convention registrations are now over 600. If you are coming, don’t delay in registering. If you go to http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html you will find all things convention: convention weekend welcome book, business meeting material, and the workshop descriptions and schedule. I’m looking forward to seeing you at Camp of The Woods.
***** The Diocesan Convention is the premier renewal event in the life of the diocese each year: don't miss out on it!

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, May 29, 2011

 

5/29/2011, #56, 2nd Quarter 2011

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser." (John 15:1)
Father, draw me more and more into that vine.

"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit he takes away; and every branch that bears fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit." (John 15:2)
Father, prune away the unfruitful parts of my life so that I may bear good fruit for your kingdom.

"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you." (John 15:3)
Jesus, thank you for the cleansing fire of your word.

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." (John 15:4)
Holy Spirit, help us throughout this diocese to abide in Jesus. [He is the true resting place for our souls.]

"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)
Jesus, please help me daily appreciate the high honor of being a branch on the vine. I can do nothing in my own, but only as you give me the power of your Holy Spirit am I able to do anything.

"If anyone does not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned." (John 15:6)
Father, help me recognize cast off branches for what they are: they can bear no fruit and I mess with them at my peril.

"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you." (John 15:7)
Jesus, help us abide in you. Let your words abide in our hearts.

"By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be my disciples." (John 15:8)
Father, let the fruit we bear bring you honor. Thank you.

Abide With Me Hymn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxqylxfYyQM

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Ecclus. 43:1-12,27-32 or Leviticus 25:1-17; 1 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Matthew 13:24-34a
HC: 148 or 148:7-14; Acts 17:22-31 or Isaiah 41:17-20; 1 Peter 3:8-18 or Acts 17:22-31; John 15:1-8
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Deuteronomy 8:1-10; James 1:1-15; Luke 9:18-27


Sue Plaske and Torre Bissell, taken by Carol MacNaughton at the prayer table 5/28/11. Sue will be ordained a Deacon next Saturday at the Cathedral at 11:00 a.m.

Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for safe travel to and from the Diocesan Convention.

***** Please pray the Camp of the Woods will be free of black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears during the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the workshops at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the Youth Rally and the ministry to children at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Convention registrations are now over 600. If you are coming, don’t delay in registering. If you go to http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html you will find all things convention: convention weekend welcome book, business meeting material, and the workshop descriptions and schedule. I’m looking forward to seeing you at Camp of The Woods.

***** The Diocesan Convention is the premier renewal event in the life of the diocese each year: don't miss out on it!

***** Subject: Mudge Mission prayer mail, for 29 May 2011
Dear Friends in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our public prayer mail for this week.
Thanksgivings, during this past week:
1) We cancelled plans to visit Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon next week due to a significant strike in the region of Lake Titicaca.
This is a different strike from the one the Daniels were in the other week, and more serious. As of yesterday, the U. S. Embassy in Lima has prohibited its staff from traveling to the Lake Titicaca region.
2) We have water in our apartment building. Due to some work on the pipes in the building, our city water was shut off for 3 days.
3) Last night, Lydia had a great part as a witness in the high school play, "You, the jury." Julie was selected as one of the jurors.
4) We enjoyed the International Christian School of Lima's senior class Bar-B-Q today (Lydia's high school class).
5) We are in the process of donating books to the work of Bp. Mike Chapman (with book shelves), in his part of the diocese.
Prayers, for this coming week:
1) Lydia goes on a senior class trip to Tarapoto in the high jungle area, this week (we may be having a senior high girls sleep-over at our apartment on Monday night as a staging area for the trip - we could use prayers for that).
Your prayers would be appreciated for safe and timely travel for them, also prayers for Lydia's back. She pulled a muscle in it this past week.
2) Please keep us in prayer through the meetings, other appointments and arrangements, over the next week. Your prayers really made a difference this past week.
3) Please pray for the services in which we are participating at the Cathedral this week.
4) Please pray for Lydia as she finishes up her school year (and her high school education). Graduation is in about 2 weeks.
God bless you.
In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia.
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, May 28, 2011

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 28, 2011, 9:20 - 10:35 a.m. Sue Plaske, Torre Bissell and Carol MacNaughton on State St. and Mark Pasko, Bob Baker, and Joe Gaito on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina


Carol MacNaughton and Torre Bissell, taken by Sue Plaske at the prayer table 5/28/11

State St.

+Kevin (waiting for the bus, on his way to paint a friend's house) -- We prayed for protection and provision for him.

Laura (Sue Plaske's daughter by speaker phone in Orland, FL) -- She has a bad tooth and is in a lot of discomfort.

+Maine (young man) -- He just moved to Schenectady. We prayed for work for him and a place to live. We invited him to the Neighborhood Meal at Christ Church tomorrow.

+Debra -- She had an MRI this week which "freaked her out" She has two broken toes and hip and back pain.

Moses (regular) -- "Peace."

The Bus Driver -- He slowed and waved to us.

Andrew -- It is his wife Natasha's birthday today. He is going to try to get Natasha to come to church tomorrow with him. He has brought his drinking under control.

Pedro (young man from last week) -- He was in a rush to get to work.

++++Roosevelt (young man) -- We prayed for him and his 3 kids. I advised him to get married and be the man, the father, the husband that God is calling him to be.

Bill (regular) -- We prayed for healing for him. He asked prayer for his friend Wendy "that she will be protected from wrong choices."

+Miguel (young man) -- We prayed for a job for him and for his kids.

+Felicia -- We prayed for her baby, Elijah, who needs surgery.

+Diana -- We prayed she would be the woman, the mother that God is calling her to be.

+Harry from Guyana

Natasha (Andrew's wife -- see above) -- We wished her Happy Birthday and urged her to come to Christ Church tomorrow and not to worry about what to wear.

+Anthony -- "Survival." We prayed for overflowing joy -- that he would get out of survival mode and into joy.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed for prosperity and for him to be able to start his own business.

Eric, Gabriel (with trumpet), and Heather -- going to Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.

Albany St.

Bob -- for the salvation of Ben and Hannah. For the development of a steering committee for the farm.

Joe -- for growth in Christ. For salvation of Joe's father (Joe) and brothers Mike and Paul.

Mark -- Prayer for Mary's xxxx who just had breakdown.

Bob -- Joe, his friend died -- grief.

Leandra -- Living

Decab -- going to work, prayed while he was walking by.

Shalonva -- Make life better and get family back together (Robert, Marge, Zech)

Michael, Daniel, Mark, Tamara, Joan, Becky -- Grandma is sick -- prayed for the whole family and for salvation.

Devin -- More receptive to Spirit of God in his life: Devon, Ayanna, Babara

Jonathan -- Peace

 

5/28/2011, #55, 2nd Quarter 2011

We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1)
      Holy Spirit, give us a heart to bear with one another -- to seek to please others and not ourselves.

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. (Romans 15:2)
      Father, help each of us seek the welfare of our neighbors so that the light of the gospel will shine forth in our hearts and minds.

For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me." (Romans 15:3)
      Jesus, thank you for receiving the reproaches that should have fallen on us.

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)
      Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the hope you give us which does not disappoint.

Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, (Romans 15:5)
      Dear God, let your patience and comfort grant us to be like-minded toward one another as it is with Christ Jesus.

that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:6)
      Help us to have one mind in our love for you. Jesus, do a mighty work of unity in this diocese and at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.

Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us receive one another as Jesus has received us. Thank you.

Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Wisdom 19:1-8,18-22 or Leviticus 23:23-44; Romans 15:1-13; Luke 9:1-17
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Ecclus. 43:1-12,27-32 or Leviticus 25:1-17; 1 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Matthew 13:24-34a
HC: 148 or 148:7-14; Acts 17:22-31 or Isaiah 41:17-20; 1 Peter 3:8-18 or Acts 17:22-31; John 15:1-8

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for safe travel to and from the Diocesan Convention.

***** Please pray the Camp of the Woods will be free of black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears during the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the workshops at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the Youth Rally and the ministry to children at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Convention registrations are now over 600. If you are coming, don’t delay in registering. If you go to http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html you will find all things convention: convention weekend welcome book, business meeting material, and the workshop descriptions and schedule. I’m looking forward to seeing you at Camp of The Woods.

***** The Diocesan Convention is the premier renewal event in the life of the diocese each year: don't miss out on it!

Albany Intercessor

Friday, May 27, 2011

 

5/27/2011, #54, 2nd Quarter 2011

Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to him to hear him. (Luke 15:1)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for drawing us to Jesus.

And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, "This Man receives sinners and eats with them." (Luke 15:2)
      Jesus, thank you for receiving us and sharing a heavenly banquet with us.

So he spoke this parable to them, saying: "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. (Luke 15:3-7)
      Father, thank you for the joy in heaven over each lost sheep that returns to the fold.

      Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

A word received: I AM with you; that is sufficient.

Friday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Wisdom 16:15-17:1 or Leviticus 23:1-22; Romans 14:13-23; Luke 8:40-56
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Wisdom 19:1-8,18-22 or Leviticus 23:23-44; Romans 15:1-13; Luke 9:1-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Teachings of Jesus
#60 Lost and Found      Luke 15:1-32

***** Please pray the Camp of the Woods will be free of black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears during the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the workshops at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the Youth Rally and the ministry to children at the Diocesan Convention.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, May 26, 2011

 

5/26/2011, #53, 2nd Quarter 2011

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (Luke 10:25)
      Jesus, teacher, thank you for your patience with us when we test you.

He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?" (Luke 10:26)
      Holy Spirit, help all of us in this diocese dig into the Scriptures; help us hear you speaking to us through them.

So he answered and said, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.'" (Luke 10:27)
      Father, help us love you with all parts of our lives; and help us love and seek out our neighbors.

And he said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live." (Luke 10:28 )
      Holy Trinity, one God, help us in the doing of you’re your word. Help us love you in thought, in deed, and in the words we speak. Help us to love our neighbors with your eternal love.

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10:29)
      Jesus, this where we go off the rails so often: we seek to justify ourselves. It is only by your cross and blood that I am made clean and whole. It is by your death and resurrection that I am justified: help me to always remember this.
      What can wash away my sins Nothing But The Blood of Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRmMvseLBn8

Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. (Luke 10:30-33)
      Jesus, help us to have compassion on the wounded we meet -- those wounded in mind, body or spirit.
      Hillsong - Mighty to Save http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wC_yfyiwpM

So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.' (Luke 10:34-35)
      Help us, Holy Spirit, to give of ourselves to those who are in need.

So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." (Luke 10:36-37)
      Jesus, help us "go and do likewise." Thank you.

A word received: Keep looking to me; I AM the bread of life.

Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; Wisdom 14:27-15:3 or Leviticus 19:26-37; Romans 14:1-12; Luke 8:26-39
Friday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Wisdom 16:15-17:1 or Leviticus 23:1-22; Romans 14:13-23; Luke 8:40-56

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Teachings of Jesus
#59 The Good Samaritan      Luke 10:25-37

***** Please pray the Camp of the Woods will be free of black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and black bears during the Diocesan Convention.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

 

5/25/2011, #52, 2nd Quarter 2011

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, (Leviticus 19:1)
      LORD, help us hear what you are saying to us through Moses and your other witnesses in the Scriptures.

"Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.'" (Leviticus 19:2)
      Father, help the clergy of this diocese clearly call your people to a life of holiness. Father, set us apart for your kingdom purposes.

"'Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.'" (Leviticus 19:3)
      Holy Spirit, turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Move in our hearts and heal the generational wounds so that we are not struck down and cursed. (See Malachi 4:6.)

"'Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the Lord your God.'" (Leviticus 19:4)
      Jesus, help us turn from all dead idols to you -- you are alive forevermore.

"'And if you offer a sacrifice of a peace offering to the Lord, you shall offer it of your own free will.'" (Leviticus 19:5)
      Father, help us freely and generously give of ourselves to your kingdom purposes, just as Jesus gave all for us and your purposes. Thank you.

"'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the Lord your God.'" (Leviticus 19:9-10)
      Jesus, help us give to the poor and the needy out of every paycheck. Prompt us to give alms, offerings, thanksgivings, and tithes.

      I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
      And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
      From the Watch Night Service by John Wesley.

A word received: Cry out to me for my little ones.

Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Wisdom 13:1-9 or Leviticus 19:1-18; Romans 13:1-14; Luke 8:16-25
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; Wisdom 14:27-15:3 or Leviticus 19:26-37; Romans 14:1-12; Luke 8:26-39

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Teachings of Jesus
#58 The Kingdom of Heaven      Matthew 13:1-58

***** Date: Tue, 24 May 2011
From: Jerusha & Larry Hubert
Subject: Prayers for me
Hi, everybody;
I am feeling really pretty well!
I am not feeling anxious, which is wonderful.
My breathing is good, If I remember to stay slow. I feel a LOT of
difference!
I think I need to stay quiet and not do too much so I don't get over
taxed., I went to cornerstone last night and it was glorious.
People are feeding us, too!
Last night meatballs, now some meat-loaf- some spegetti, and more, I
am told, to come
THHANK YOU LORD And all my family of Christ Church and beyond!
Our Christian family all over the Kingdom.
Thank you Lord!
Jerusha

***** From: Greg Bailey
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:26 AM
Subject: Prayer Request for Gary (Nayef) Durham [He is part of the Welcome Home Initiative.]
      Gary (Nayef) Durham went to CVPH today with chest pain. They are keeping him overnight for observation and a possible cardiac catherization in the morning.
Lord, lay your healing hands upon Gary. Use the surgeons and staff to heal his crippled heart. And be with Polly and family in their support of him. All this we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Yours in Christ, Doc

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

 

5/24/2011, #51, 2nd Quarter 2011

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;" (Matthew 6:19)
      Jesus, help us find our strength and our daily bread in your hands. Thank you for providing for us all these years.

"but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20)
      Father, help us to be rich in the gifts and fruit of your Holy Spirit.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21)
      Jesus, you are the treasure we seek; help us find you each day at work, in our homes, our parishes, and our communities. Thank you.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Wisdom 10:1-4(5-12)13-21 or Leviticus 16:20-34; Romans 12:1-21; Luke 8:1-15
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Wisdom 13:1-9 or Leviticus 19:1-18; Romans 13:1-14; Luke 8:16-25

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Teachings of Jesus
#56 The Sermon on the Mount Part 2      Matthew 6:5-7:29

***** Date: Mon, 23 May 2011
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: The Chapmans
      Bishop Mike just left for the bus station to go to the mountains of Huancavelica to do ministry. He is traveling with Padre Misael. They need prayer for travel and safety and that they won't have a problem with altitude sickness. There is a medication you can take for it but unfortunately Bishop Mike has diabetes and cannot take it. Also they need prayer for anointing for ministry.
      They should be traveling back on Weds. night and arriving in Lima Thursday morning. They have a meeting to attend on Thursday morning.
      Please read and pray Psalm 121 for them. This is what I heard from the Lord when I began praying tonight. Pslam 111 is another good one for this journey.
      It looks like Bishop Mike will have to return again to Huancavelica in about a week or week and a half after he gets back. Hectic times. Linda is staying in Lima right now. They are having the truck repaired there and are hoping it will be ready soon.
      Thank you for all your faithful prayers. In Jesus, Ginnie

***** Date: Mon, 23 May 2011
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Mudge Mission prayer mail, for 24 May 2011
Dear Friends in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our public prayer mail for this week.
Thanksgivings, during this past week:
      1) We had a great trip to Machu Picchu.
      2) We have had the opportunity to learn a lot how the Andean religion has changed from the time of the conquistadors until now, and apparently how some in the Andean religion and in the Roman Catholic Church have borrowed from each other's religion, as a way of enhancing each's own perspective. And yes, some contemporary Roman Catholics in the Andes' apparently also worship the gods of mountains and glaciers, today. Yet the Andean religion in some ways is a different religion now than in the 16th century, a bit more trendy.
      FYI: the contemporary term for "syncretism" (blending religions) is now "cultural fusion."
      Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ, who work hard in such a climate.
      3) Prayed through some historical Andean religious sites, using the Jesus' prayer and Nigel's blue cards.
      4) Items from our last prayer mail, such as meetings and a meeting with our landlady, have gone well.
Prayers, for this coming week:
      1) Please keep us in prayer through the meetings, other appointments and arrangements, over the next week.
      2) Please pray for the 10 am service at the Cathedral on Sunday. I lead the Dean of the Cathedral and his beloved in a renewal of their wedding vows.
      3) Please pray for Lydia as she finishes up her school year (and her high school education). Graduation is in about 3 weeks.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers make a difference.
God bless you. In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia.
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, May 23, 2011

 

5/23/2011, #50, 2nd Quarter 2011

"I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. " (John 14: 18)
A word received: I have not left you orphans. I AM always with you. You are in my sight and in my care.

And seeing the multitudes, he went up on a mountain, and when he was seated his disciples came to him. (Matthew 5:1)
Lord, help us see the multitudes.

Then he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: (Matthew 5:2)
Holy Spirit, open our ears and our hearts to the teaching of Jesus.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:3)
Father, so many of your people live in a parched and barren land -- lead them to the spring of refreshing water, your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen. (BCP, age 134)

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)
[A definition I once heard for "meek": "Strength under control."] Holy Spirit, bring my strength under your control.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)
Jesus, help us come into a right relationship with you -- fill us anew with your Holy Spirit.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." (Matthew 5:7)
Jesus, let your goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life, so that I may dwell in your home forever. (See Psalm 23:6)

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9)
Father, please help each of us by your Holy Spirit to be peacemakers in our parishes, our homes, and our communities. Thank you.

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:10)
Lord Jesus, give us a heart to reach out to those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake.

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12)
Holy Father, hide your people in that secret place of your presence from the plots of man: keep them secretly in your household from the strife of tongues. (see Psalm 31:20)



Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Wisdom 9:1,7-18 or Leviticus 16:1-19; Colossians (3:18-4:1)2-18; Luke 7:36-50
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Wisdom 10:1-4(5-12)13-21 or Leviticus 16:20-34; Romans 12:1-21; Luke 8:1-15

Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Teachings of Jesus
#56 The Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:1-6:4

***** Date: Sat, 21 May 2011
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: PT report
PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, (Sat., May 21, 2011; 11:30 a.m.-noon, in front of the Parish Hall prior to our weekly Saturday Community Lunch. Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table. Heavy rain began almost the minute I set up the cardboard table and two folding chairs and it continued to rain the whole time I was out there.)

Note: Every prayer table is unique. No two are the same. Today, instead of a flow of people coming to receive three or four minutes of prayer for a need or a thanksgiving, just ONE person came to the table -- and she stayed for about 20 minutes. That's OK; our Lord loves to listen to his people. He does not set time limits.

a--anointed with Holy Oil.

a--ANGIE -- This woman is a regular. She is going through a most difficult time because her husband DENNIS is seriously ill and now in a nursing home. We prayed for rest, peace and courage for her husband and that he will know God is with him through this whole ordeal. We also prayed for strength, faith and peace for Angie, who has many added responsibilities keeping her home running now while all this is going on.

***** Date: Sat, 21 May 2011
From: "The DOCK"
Subject: A Titanic First Try
Hello.
Well here it is at last! - the first of (hopefully) many updates from the world of The Dock and the Titanic Quarter, sent using this snazzy new software which allows me to add pictures, videos and all sorts of goodness.
I thought I'd send a little test email first - so if anything doesn't work in this email, please let me know so that I can sit scratching my head and staring at the computer screen trying to figure out why.
Anything which does work and look pretty is all thanks to the sterling efforts of Jeremy at http://thebigwoodenbox.com/ - anything which doesn't work is entirely down to me!
So I should now be able to send you pictures - like this one, showing the Titanic Quarter skyline from the River Lagan (the Metropolitan College and ARC apartments all having been built within the last 2 years):
...and also send you videos, like this one, made a few weeks ago to celebrate the arrival of Karen on the Dock Chaplaincy Team:
All By Myself? - Not Any More...
I'll even be able to send you links to interesting articles on all sorts of websites - including The Dock website (naturally), which has recently had musings on the Belfast Blitz and the yellow cranes, Karen's story of her arrival in Dock World, and news about the latest Book Group.
So if it all works, it'll be pretty amazing, eh?!
Here's hoping!
Chris

* Date: Sun, 22 May 2011
From: Noel Dawes [Noel is one of the leaders of the Welcome Home Initiative.]
Subject: Noel and Meryl Dawes News and Prayer Update - 20 May 2011
Dear Family, Friends and Prayer Warriors,
Below is a summary of our latest news, especially about the recent passing into Glory of Meryl's Mom, Beryl; and my double illness of primary myelofibrosis (a slow growing bone marrow malignancy/cancer - note NOT bone cancer which is entirely different) plus a heart arrhythmia which is being ablated tomorrow, May 23rd, in the USA. Meanwhile, Meryl and Toby are in England at the thanksgiving funeral of Beryl, which also takes place tomorrow, at exactly the same time as my procedure allowing for the 5 hour time difference. The last 6 or 7 weeks have been tough but the Lord has given us great strength, peace and relief from worry and concern - truly a miracle!
I'm sorry we didn't get around to sending any photos this time - we will try to do so in June.
With Jesus' love and blessings, Noel
=============================
Summary -- Noel and Meryl’s Update -- 10 (updated 20 May) May 2011
We say a HUGE 'thank you’ for all your faithful prayers. They are the most fundamental and important 'medicine’/medication we could ever have! We are not discouraged and tangibly feel the peace of the Lord that passes all understanding!
Visit to Dana-Farber Cancer Clinic, Boston, April 27th
Resulting from the second opinion visit to Boston, Noel knows he has a critical, chronic, progressive, slow growing (3-7 years) bone marrow malignancy/cancer called Primary Myelofibrosis. Several treatments are available including a possible future clinical trial involving gene inhibitors, chemotherapy focused on the bone marrow, and a stem cell transplant. Any treatment at the moment would leave Noel feeling much worse than he currently is. So we are closely monitoring Noel’s blood counts and symptoms and will make decisions in the future as the situation develops (or not, as the Lord heals him). Noel is getting regular injections of a drug aimed at encouraging the growth of his red blood cells, which has had a good effect. The illness causes general fatigue, muscle fatigue and breathlessness -- all due to anemia (US sp). Thankfully the latter two symptoms are dealt with by taking short breathers and the better red blood cell count of the last 2 weeks seems to be giving Noel enough energy to do a reasonable day’s work. Meryl says she has been waiting for Noel to walk at her (slower) pace for 40 years, and now Noel has to!
Noel’s Heart Condition
It was a life threatening ventricular tachycardia (heart beating uncontrollably fast) that put Noel in the ER/A&E and then ICU on April 1st. Thankfully since then he has had no further episode of the VT. Since then Noel must have had every heart test known to man and his heart is great shape for his age. But something happened that day and, at long last, it seems Noel’s cardiologist will get to the heart [J] of the problem. He will do a ventricular ablation on Monday, 23rd May at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York State. Noel will stay in overnight, being discharged on Tuesday. Please pray this operation will be successful. After it, Noel hopes to stop wearing the defibrillator 'vest’ he has had on night and day for the last 6 weeks. Also it should mean Noel does not have to have an internal defibrillator fitted. And, please Lord, Noel can start driving again (the tachycardia meant he was 'banned’ by the cardiologist for 6 months).

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, May 22, 2011

 

5/22/2011, #49, 2nd Quarter 2011

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me." (John 14:1)
      Jesus, help me lay my burdens at your feet and leave them there.

"In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." (John 14:2)
      Thank you that you have prepared a place for me.

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:3)
      Jesus, I long for the day when you will receive me into your arms forever.

"And where I go you know, and the way you know." Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:4-6)
      Holy Spirit, guide my stumbling steps -- hold me up.

      Holy Father, I long for your presence -- please help me worship you today.

      Jesus, you are my all-in-all. All that I need I find in you through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

"If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him." (John 14:7)
      Holy Trinity, one God, help me know you as you are.

A word received: Keep praising me.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 32, May 22, 2011
            Lectionary A, Fifth Sunday of Easter
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: John 14:1-18; 1 Peter 3:1-22; Acts 17:1-15; Deuteronomy 6:20-25; Psalm 66:1-11
Memory Verse: Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
      Gospel: John 14:1-18

A word received: "Let not your heart be troubled." Come to me -- let me show you the way to the Father.

A word received: I want you to know me; I want you to know my Father; I want you to know the work of my Holy Spirit.

      Epistle: 1 Peter 3:1-22

(verse 15) A word received: Are you ready to state the hope that is in you?

(verse 15) A word received: I want you to be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you for the hope that is in you.

      Acts: Acts 17:1-15

(verse 6) A word received: What have you done to "turn the world upside down?"

A word received: Paul is willing to risk everything for the sake of the gospel. The results were new churches planted wherever he went. What are you willing to risk?

      Old Testament: Deuteronomy 6:20-25

A word received: Be prepared to explain to others why you observe my statutes. Tell them it is because I have rescued you out of the bondage of sin and you do it to honor me.

      Psalm: Psalm 66:1-11

A word received: It is my power that wins the victory. Turn to me for the power of my Holy Spirit.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Wisdom 7:22-8:1 or Leviticus 8:1-13,30-36; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Matthew 7:7-14
HC: 66:1-11 or 66:1-8; Acts 17:1-15 or Deuteronomy 6:20-25; 1 Peter 2:1-10 or Acts 17:1-15; John 14:1-14
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Wisdom 9:1,7-18 or Leviticus 16:1-19; Colossians (3:18-4:1)2-18; Luke 7:36-50

      Notes from the Front Line

***** What can wash away my sins Nothing But The Blood of Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRmMvseLBn8

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, May 21, 2011

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 21, 2011, 9:20 - 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell, Mark Pasko, and Joe Gaito on State St

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+Junior (young Guyanese man on his way to work, waiting for the bus)

+Martha (woman) -- "I need a job!"

+Fernandez

+Donald and +Navia (little girl) -- Donald drove into the parking lot to get prayer for his girlfriend +Tracy who is graduating from college today. Navia is Tracy's daughter.

+Pedro -- "Patience!"

The Bus Driver slowed and honked and waved.

+Isran (woman who came across the street for prayer) -- She had been a Christian before but is now going to a Hindu meditation group. She said that everything was "a heaviness and a blockage" to everything she does. I suggest that she ask Jesus to guide her on the path he wanted her on.

+Diandré (young man) -- living with his girlfriend who has four children (he has a child by another girl). He wants to draw back to God. I suggested that he consider getting married -- that it was not a good idea to have sex outside of marriage. He acknowledged that. We prayed that he would grow into the man, the father, the husband that God is calling him to be.

Joe -- in recovery

+Paul asked prayer for his wife Connie.

+Janice (seriously wacked out woman) -- She got 6 crosses to hand out to children. She asked prayer for Gary who needs an operation. At one point she said, "At least I know that my Redeemer lives." After she left we thanked God that he would honor us be sending one of "the lost and the least" to us.

+Paula (regular) -- we prayed for her kids.

Natasha and Andrew (regular)

+Lashika -- She first asked what "this prayer table is all about" and then asked prayer for her fiancé +Terrill who is on a plane trip.

 

5/21/2011, #48, 2nd Quarter 2011

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, (Colossians 3:12a)
      Father, thank you for calling us to a life of holiness and for loving us.

put on tender mercies, (Colossians 3:12b)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to wear garments of mercy -- clothe us in mercy, give us hearts of compassion for the lost and the least.

kindness, (Colossians 3:12c)
      Jesus, help us to reach forth our hands in kindness.

humility, (Colossians 3:12d)
      Jesus, help us to be ever mindful of how great your love is and how fleeting ours is.

meekness, (Colossians 3:12e)
      Holy Spirit, we want our strength to be under your control so that we daily use our strength for your kingdom purposes.

longsuffering; (Colossians 3:12f)
      Father, help us endure in love for one another -- never giving up on the hope that is in us.

bearing with one another, (Colossians 3:13a)
      Lord, you have built us up in this body of your church -- help us remember that each member of the body is important to you and to our common life.

and forgiving one another, (Colossians 3:13b)
      Lord Jesus Christ, help us daily extend to others the same forgiving love you give us.

if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Colossians 3:13c)
      Jesus, help us walk in your footsteps.

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. (Colossians 3:14)
      Holy Trinity, one God, help us enter into you life of love for one another by our love for our brothers and sisters in the church.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:15-17)
      Sing Hallelujah To The Lord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joar6vxj9l8&feature=related

How easy it is
for me to live with you, Lord.
How easy it is to believe in you
when my mind reels from not understanding,
or when my mind weakens--
when the most intelligent people cannot think
beyond the evening and do not know
what must be done tomorrow.
You convey to me the
lucid assurance that you exist,
that you will see to it that not all paths
toward good will be closed.
At the peak of earthly renown
I look back with amazement at
that road which by no stretch of the imagination
I could have devised--
A remarkable road through despair
which has led me here
where I too have been able
to send mankind
reflections of your rays--
As for what I
won't have time or ability for--
This means that you have
reserved it for others.
      Prayer
      Alexander Solzhenitsyn

A word received: Come. I AM waiting for you. Trust me -- I AM able to do what you cannot.

Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Wisdom 7:1-14 or Exodus 40:18-38; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 7:18-28(29-30)31-35
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Wisdom 7:22-8:1 or Leviticus 8:1-13,30-36; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Matthew 7:7-14
HC: 148 or 148:7-14; Acts 17:22-31; or Isaiah 41:17-20; 1 Peter 3:8-18 or Acts 17:22-31; John 15:1-8

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Register for the Diocesan Convention at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html
      Convention 2011 Be Filled With the Holy Spirit

Albany Intercessor

Friday, May 20, 2011

 

5/20/2011, #47, 2nd Quarter 2011

      Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
            "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
            By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
            Galilee of the Gentiles:
            The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
            And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
            Light has dawned."
      From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
(Matthew 4:12-17)
      Holy Spirit, help all who sit in darkness in this diocese come to the light of the gospel.

      Jesus, let your light shine forth at the Diocesan Convention.

      Holy Father, we pray for your will to be done among us as it is in heaven.



A word received: Don't be afraid.

A word received: Come to me.

A word received: Thank me for my way of doing things. It is not the way of man, it is my way.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; Wisdom 6:12-23 or Exodus 34:18-35; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 7:1-17
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Wisdom 7:1-14 or Exodus 40:18-38; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 7:18-28(29-30)31-35

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Living Word
#55 Baptism and Temptation      Matthew 3:13-4:17

***** Register for the Diocesan Convention at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html
      Convention 2011 Be Filled With the Holy Spirit
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011
From: Diocese of Albany
Subject: Diocese Convention Information
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Last week was busy with trips to Malone, Glens Falls, Albany, and Cooperstown to meet with the clergy and parish deputies to Convention. It is a pleasure to be out in the Diocese saying hello and meeting with you. I shared with those at the meetings that this year, we will return to the past practice of holding initial balloting for elective positions on Friday evening. My address to Convention will be shorter which will allow time for the balloting without going late into the evening.
      Our Convention is just three weeks away. Have you registered yet? Over 550 adults and children have registered to date. There is still plenty of room. We have maintained the same price as last year, and have been able to pass a long a savings to commuters. Here is the link for all things convention and where you register online or down load a hard copy for completing and mailing.
       http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html
At this link you will also find information on:
      * The workshop descriptions and schedule. We have a wide variety of workshops being led by terrific folks from within and outside the Diocese.
      * The audited financial statements of the Diocese and Albany Investment Trust (ADIT).
      * The Convention Welcome Book which contains the weekend schedule and other information. (to be posted by 5/22). Attendees will receive this in their Convention Bag.
      * The Business Meeting Convention Book which contains the material for the business meeting. (to be posted by 5/22). Clergy and Parish Deputations will receive this in their business meeting envelops upon check-in.
      The Healing Service on Saturday evening (7pm) is a powerful service with many, many individuals come for healing prayer. Prayer Teams are needed! We need your assistance. If you are on a prayer team in your church and are willing to help out, please email Lynn at healing@ctkcenter.org .. The Healing Center will get back with you.
      One of the fun social aspects of Convention on Saturday evening is the musical entertainment at the Teepee snack bar. If you are interested in sharing your talent at the Coffeehouse on Saturday night, June 11th, at Convention, please contact Fr. Marty Wendell at: wendell217@gmail.com or call: 518-753-4502 or 518-852-8484. We must ask that you register ahead of time so your performance can be included. Walk-on's make it difficult to schedule time slots, interrupt the flow of the evening, and as result we will not be able to accommodate them.
Faithfully in Christ Jesus, +Bill

***** Appear & Inspire: The Music of Benjamin Britten
The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, NY
May 22, 3 PM
      The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys performs works by Benjamin Britten in the gothic splendor of The Cathedral of All Saints. Selections include Te Deum & Jubilate in C, Hymn to St. Cecelia, Hymn to St. Columba, Hymn to the Virgin, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Canticle III "Abraham and Isaac" (sung by a Cathedral chorister and Michael Slattery, tenor). Proceeds from the concert go to support the Choristers' Scholarship fund.
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!
Contact: Woodrow Bynum
Phone: 518-465-1342
Email: musicoffice@thecathedralofallsaints.org
Web: http://thecathedralofallsaints.org

***** Date: Thu, 19 May 2011
From: chris@the-dock.org [Chris Bennett]
Subject: Titanic prayer update [Belfast, Northern Ireland]
Hiya Dock pray-ers!
      Well first up, huge apologies: it has been much, much too long since I sent you all a prayer update. I was away at an Arrow Leadership Course last week and had a very challenging reminder of just how important prayer is to all that we do - so that was the push I needed to send you prayer-warriors another update!
      Maybe the first thing I could ask for prayer for, is the ability to manage my time better - this update has kept slipping down the To Do list! Some days recently it feels as if there aren't nearly enough hours in the day to squeeze everything in and grasp all the opportunities of Dock-World - but of course God always provides the time, the energy and the strength to do all that he asks of us. So pray that I stop rushing around, recognise what is important, and wait for God's timing!
      A few more prayer requests based on all the developments of the last few weeks:
      1. As you may have heard, I am now working part time as a Titanic Walking Tour guide, with amazing opportunities to meet all sorts of people (both locals and tourists) and share a little bit of the story of the Dock as we walk through the TQ. Pray that many great conversations could come out of this fantastic opportunity.
      2. As you also may have heard, I am no longer all on my own! Karen started as 'Co-Chaplain' to the Dock a few weeks ago and it is great to be part of a growing team. Pray for our working relationship, for loads of creative ideas, good fun working environment, unity and a real sense of working together - for the two of us and for all those who will hopefully join as time goes on.
      3. As well as Karen's role as co-Chaplain, The Dock also now has 2 groups - the Board of Directors and the Management Team - who give structure and accountability to all the work in the TQ. Please pray for them as they make decisions, policies and create structures for the future of the project. Directors: David, Philip, Michele, Margaret, Michael and Hugh. Management Team: Colin, Gordon, Joe, Finian and Susan.
      4. A big event coming up on the 24th June: an 'Influencers Dinner' when we hope to launch the Dock Business Plan to a room full of senior politicians, business leaders, senior clergy and prominent members of the Titanic Quarter community. Please pray for the right people to respond to the invitations, for the practical details of running the event (it's proving to be a bit of a monster!) and for a positive response to the vision of The Dock among the 'movers and shakers' of Northern Ireland.
      5. Once the Business Plan is launched, we are starting into the fundraising process - destination: Boat! Pray that people would catch the vision, commit the money and invest in the project - and that we would find the right boat (at the right price!)
      6. Pray for the ongoing events of Dock-World - for true sharing, encouragement and faith-building on our weekly Dock Walks, for warm welcome and a real sense of community at the monthly Meet The Neighbours
      7. And finally (phew!), Susan and I really appreciate all your prayer for continued protection on our health, home and marriage. It's been an exciting but turbulent year, and it feels as if the pace is increasing all the time. Pray that we stay healthy both physically and spiritually - that we never lose sight of our relationship with God and with each other in the midst of all the momentum in the TQ.
Thanks prayer warriors - you are vital!
Lots of love, Chris

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, May 19, 2011

 

5/19/2011, #46, 2nd Quarter 2011

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness; (Luke 3:1-2)
      Father, let your word come to many among us. Come into all the wilderness areas of our lives and this diocese with your word.

and he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Luke 3:3)
      Holy Spirit, prepare the way for Jesus to come into our hearts anew by the faithful and effective preaching of repentance, confession of sin, and forgiveness.

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God." (Luke 3:4-6)
      Jesus,
      *      Prepare the way in our hearts to be filled anew with your Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.
      *      Make straight paths for all who are coming.
      *      Make all the crooked places in our lives and parishes and diocese straight.
      *      Smooth out the rough places at the Diocesan Convention.
      *      Help all of us see and receive the salvation you have made for us. Thank you.

He said therefore to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" (Luke 3:7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us bring our sinful nature to the cross at the Diocesan Convention.

"Bear fruits that befit repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.'" (Luke 3:8 )
      Father, please help us throughout this diocese bear true fruits of repentance. Set us free from having any identity other than as followers of Jesus Christ. Thank you.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
      Father, thank you that it all depends on your strength and might, and not ours.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 114, 115; Wisdom 5:9-23or Exodus 34:1-17; Colossians 2:8-23; Luke 6:39-49
Friday: 40,54 * 51; Wisdom 6:12-23 or Exodus 34:18-35; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 7:1-17

      Notes from the Front Line

sing hallelujah to the lord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joar6vxj9l8&feature=related
In Russian. Sing Hallelujah To The Lord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRfvmPTD5xY&feature=related
Rock of Ages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7gt_cSxjw&feature=related
The Day Thou Gavest Lord is ended (Stratford-upon-Avon) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeGSG50JBE&feature=related
Pachelbel's canon in D Major - Very nice version (audio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wpPk8qk3uQ&feature=fvw
Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation - FPC Congregation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDU0Vumjk88&feature=related
Amen! from Handel's Messiah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlfxe8ujn7M&feature=related

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Living Word
#54 John the Baptist      Luke 3:1-20

***** Register for the Diocesan Convention at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html
Convention 2011 Be Filled With the Holy Spirit

***** Date: Wed, 18 May 2011
From: Tyler Slade
Subject: Youth Healing Retreat
Hi Torre,
      I just wanted to write you about the youth healing retreat Fr. Nigel and I are running at the SLC this weekend (20-22). I thought most of the church leaders knew about it, but I was at a prayer meeting last night where 2 leaders didn't know about it. So, I thought I'd write you and ask if you could include this news in the next email out to the intercessors to ask them to pray for the youth, but also to let church leaders know that if they have any youth that are in need of healing, or that might be called to be ministers of healing to encourage them to come on the retreat. The youth should arrive at the SLC by 5 or 6 pm Friday night and will be with us until 2pm on Sunday. The cost of the retreat is $89 but scholarship is available up to the full cost depending upon the need of the youth. I'd be very thankful if you could spread the news for us and to pray for us. It is going to be an amazing opportunity for the youth of our region. Praise the Lord!
Fr. Tyler

*****


***** Date: Wed, 18 May 2011
From: Noel Dawes
Subject: Welcome Home Initiative - The Late Hal Wilson, USMC - Celebration of Hal's Life
Dear Welcome Home Initiative Brothers and Sisters,
      I'm sorry not to have got this email out sooner.
      My last email about Hal was on 5 May, forwarding a message from Hal's beloved pastor, Fr. Bill Cooper, Rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 letting you know that Hal had been promoted to Glory and that a celebration of his life would take place either on Saturday 14 or 21 May.
      For the many of you who already know that the celebration is to be on Sat, May 21 at 1:30 pm at St. Thomas' Church, 8 Brentwood Avenue, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 this message will serve as a reminder. For those who do not know, this email gives the details of Hal's celebration.
      The Celebration will recognize the high value that Hal placed on the United States Marine Corps; his church, St. Thomas'; and the Welcome Home Initiative. An USMC Honor Guard will be present. Fr. Bill Cooper will officiate; and Fr. Nigel Mumford will preach the homily. Whilst recognizing busy calendars, the location of Tupper Lake and that most WHI alumni live outside New York State, or a similar long distance away, we hope to have a good turnout from those connected with the WHI.
      If you are unable to get to the Celebration please pray fervently on Saturday and in the days thereafter for a great Celebration of Hal's life, for strength and comfort for his grieving wife, Marilyn, and for Hal as he enjoys the closer presence of Jesus in Heaven.
      With Jesus' love and blessings, Noel

***** Date: Wed, 18 May 2011
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
We, from the day that we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects -- bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knnowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints' inheritance in the light. (Colossians 1:9-12)
      Wow, Lord. You sure did give Paul the gift of words and long sentences! But this passage says so much about encouraging others in their journey with You. As always, Lord, we lift up to You Father Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge. Keep them safe and bring them some more mountain top experiences as they travel to Machu Picchu this weekend.
      We ask You, Lord, to fill the Mudges with the knowledge of your will so that they may live worthily and please you in every way. Show them the new direction that their ministry is to take, and may it bear fruit as they grow in knowledge of You and are strengthened with all power. Grant them patience and steadfastness and joyful gratitude for their time in Peru and for their next adventure in your kingdom.
      Lord, we thank You that Bishop Mike Chapman safely arrived in Lima and then went on to this meeting in Chile. Thank You that Linda Chapman and the Daniels also had safe travel. We ask Lord for continued protection for all missionaries in Peru. Thank You. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

 

5/18/2011, #45, 2nd Quarter 2011

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. (Luke 2:8 )
      Shepherd of Israel, watch over us by day and by night.

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. (Luke 2:9)
      Lord, send your messengers to us with your good news.

Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people." (Luke 2:10)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for the joy you bring us.

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
      Father, thank you for sending your son to us.

"And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." (Luke 2:12)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for the signs and guidance you give us along the way to Jesus.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: (Luke 2:13)
Starry Night by Van Gogh
      "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14)

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. (Luke 2:15-16)
      Holy Father, please help us to be a people who go with haste to see what you have done, what you have accomplished.

Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. (Luke 2:17)
      Holy Spirit, please put your words into our mouths as we share what you have done for us. Thank you.

A word received: Wait for me -- don't rush ahead. I will guide you on the right path. Trust me. Keep your eyes on me.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Wisdom 4:16-5:8 or Exodus 33:1-23; Colossians 1:24-2:7; Luke 6:27-38
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 114, 115; Wisdom 5:9-23or Exodus 34:1-17; Colossians 2:8-23; Luke 6:39-49

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Living Word
#53 The Birth of Jesus      Luke 2:1-40

***** Register for the Diocesan Convention at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html
Convention 2011 Be Filled With the Holy Spirit

***** Dear People of Christ Church and its Friends,
      David Carlson and I are concerned about the deterioration in the health of Jerusha Hubert. She and her husband Larry have been so important to the spiritual life of Christ Church. Therefore we calling for a 24-hour prayer vigil for healing prayer for Jerusha from Friday noon to Saturday noon, 5/20/11 - 5/21/11. Please sign up for one or more half-hour time segments during this period. Please let me know which time slots you are signing up for so that we can see that the whole twenty-four hours are covered. Thank you. The following time slots have not yet been taken. If a time slot has already been taken and that is the only time you have free, choose that time. The more praying for Jerusha at any given time, the better. Please let me [Torre] know what you have chosen.
5/20/11 12:00 PM
5/20/11 12:30 PM
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      Torre Bissell and David Carlson

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

 

5/17/2011, #44, 2nd Quarter 2011

Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed. (Luke 1:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, clothe all of us with the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace. Thank you for guiding and directing Luke to set forth what has been done by Jesus operating in your power and wisdom. Please help us in our generation to set forth "those things which have been fulfilled among us."

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me, and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
(Luke 1:46 55)
      Father, thank you for all your servants who praise you in the midst of very challenging circumstances. Please help us to do the same.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
(Luke 1:68 79)
      Jesus, please help us prepare your way so that we give knowledge of salvation to your people. Help us, as you did with John, show forth your tender mercy and give light to those that sit in darkness and the shadow of death. Guide our feet into the way of peace. Thank you.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people, to be a light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of thy people Israel. (Luke 2:29 32)
      Amen and Amen.

      Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A word received: Don't be afraid. Keep your eyes on me.

Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Wisdom 3:1-9 or Exodus 32:21-34; Colossians 1:15-23; Luke 6:12-26
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Wisdom 4:16-5:8 or Exodus 33:1-23; Colossians 1:24-2:7; Luke 6:27-38

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Essential One Hundred Challenge
            The Bible reading plan people love to complete
            
Scripture Union's Bible Reading Method™
Pray: before you read, asking God to help you understand.
Read: the Bible passage for the day, perhaps more than once.
Reflect: on the passage. Write your thoughts in a journal.
Apply: what God teaches you from His Word to your life.
Pray: again, asking God to help you live out His Word.

The Living Word
#52 Gabriel's Message      Luke 1:1-80

***** Date: Mon, 16 May 2011
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: prayer request
      Please pray for Jerry Rothstein, he had an amputation of the left leg below the knee 2 years ago. He now has gangrene in the stump and will undergo surgery tomorrow to amputate the leg above the knee. I know how powerful your prayers are and I thank you in advance for your loving prayers.
Thanks, Mary MacDonald

***** Register for the Diocesan Convention at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html
Convention 2011 Be Filled With the Holy Spirit

***** The Rev. Alan Hansen, Episcopal Priest and Executive Director of Acts 29 Ministries, will be presenting four seminars in the Diocese of Albany this month. All of these seminars focus on church leadership, church growth and evangelism. Please think about attending one or more of these seminars with members of your parish leadership.

"I Will Make You Fishers of Men" - Tuesday, May 17, Christ Church, Ballston Spa
6 pm dinner; 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm presentation
Cost $15 pp/ $25 per couple
Register by calling Jeanne Speer, 518-885-1031

"Preparing Your Church for Tomorrow Today" - 2 locations

Wednesday, May 18, St. Thomas’ Church, Tupper Lake
9:30 am registration; 10 am to 4 pm presentation
Cost $59; $49 for rectors and vicars
Register on line at http://a29.com/2011/03/continuing-education-diocese-of-albany/

Thursday, May 19, Christ Church, Schenectady
9:30 am registration; 10 am to 4 pm presentation
Cost $59; $49 for rectors and vicars
Register on line at http://a29.com/2011/03/continuing-education-diocese-of-albany/

"Open Doors" - Wednesday, May 18, Cathedral of All Saints’
7 pm to 9 pm
Cost $10
Register on-line at brownpapertickets.com

***** On Friday, May 20 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Karin Ryan, Lisa Longe and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Mr. Frank Vurraro. 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!

***** Date: Mon, 16 May 2011
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Dear faithful souls,
      I ask your prayers for Travis. Travis is 19 years old and is lyeing in the same bed and same room in Saratoga Hospital as I was He is in the same condition! I met his family on Friday and prayed with them in the decision in starting dialysis, which they did as I was there. It was very strange kneeling next to the bed as if I was in. I called the chaplain this morning and Travis needs lots of prayer. He has coded twice before Friday. We are believing in the power of the resurrection of Jesus for his healing. Please join me as I pray on my knees for this young man, his girl friend and family. Thank you so very much.

      Oh God you raised me from that bed in the same room, PLEASE have mercy on Travis and raise him too....

***** Date: Mon, 16 May 2011
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: Linda Chapman's update
Here is an update from Linda....
      Thanks to all who have been praying for us. I am back from Ayacucho and currently in Lima. I am doing well. We did have a rough time getting thru the roads thru the Pisco and Chincha areas. We were surrounded at one point by a very angry mob of men but the Lord got us through safely. We had some great ministry time in Ayacucho! Many people wanted prayer for healing. This one woman had pain in her upper arm and shoulder area. After prayer, she said she felt it go down her arm and come out thru her fingers and then it was gone. God is so good!
      I was extremely sick one night and then skipped breakfast the next morning and kept going, drained but trusting the Lord. By the next day I was doing great. Thank you again for praying. Please continue to pray for Michael as he is still in Chilie at a Bishops meeting. I will wait in Lima for his return on the 18th.
Blessings and love to all. Linda
      Scriptures for Mike and Linda Ps 37: 18-19 23-24 30-31 39-40, from one of our intercessors....
      PS.39'"The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; He is their stronghold in time of trouble.
      40"The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him."'
      thanks so much for all the prayers. God is so good! Peace, Ginnie

***** Date: Mon, 16 May 2011
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Mission prayer mail, for 16 May 2011
Dear Friends in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our public prayer mail for this week.
Thanksgivings, during this past week:
      1) Meeting the Daniels and Linda Chapman on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in Lima. As you may have been reading in the various prayer mails, it has been an interesting week for them. They seem to be in great shape.
      2) The sermon and the services at the Cathedral on Sunday went very well.
Prayers, for this coming week:
      1) The Cathedral Chapter meeting in Lima on Tuesday at 6 pm, New York time. Both Julie and I will be attending.
      2) A meeting of the clergy of our deanery that is proposed for Wednesday morning.
      3) An important meeting with our landlady and a painter on Monday evening (May 16).
      4) For safe and timely travel. We depart Friday for Machu Picchu and return to Lima the following Monday.
      5) For Lydia as she finishes up her school year (and her high school education). Graduation is in about 4 weeks.
God bless you.
In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia.
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany Intercessor

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