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Sunday, July 31, 2011

 

7/31/2011, #32, 3rd Quarter 2011

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35)
      Lord, none of these are able to separate us from your love for us. Help us to endure all things for the sake of your love for us.

As it is written: "For your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." (Romans 8:36)
      Holy Spirit, it doesn't matter what others think of us, help us to know ourselves through the eyes of Jesus love.

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
      Father, please help us with Paul to be able to say: "Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13)

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
      Amen, Lord Jesus. Amen.

A word received: Pray for my people to return to me -- I AM the God of mercy.

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; 2 Samuel 6:12-23 Rom. 4:7-12 John 1:43-51
HC: 78:1-29 or 78:14-20,23-25; Nehemiah 9:16-20; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 14:13-21
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; 2 Samuel 7:1-17 Acts 18:1-11 Mark 8:11-21

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 31 St. John’s Church, Ogdensburg -The Rev’d Robert Longbottom
      The Rev’d Keith Scott


***** Date: Wed, 27 Jul 20110
From: Elizabeth Collum
Subject: prayer request
      Please ask for prayer support for Dean David Collum who will be traveling to Haiti from August 8 - 15th. He will be traveling to a number of villages and specifically to assess if the Cathedral of All Saints can partner with a community in Haiti for ongoing mission opportunities. Please cover him with prayer for travel safety, health safety and guidance/discernment of the Holy Spirit for ministry opportunities. Thank you all for your prayers. In Christ's service, Beth Collum

*Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
From: Christine Hales
Subject: July Kingdom Arts Ministry Blog
Hello dearest friends and family:
      We are still keeping on, one month at a time! Here's our latest blog: http://wp.me/pWdrx-5k
      Let us know what you're doing this summer!
Lots of love, Christine

***** Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
From: David Bena
Subject: Big Change for the Bena's
Dear Friends
      A big change is coming to us as I have now retired as Contact Bishop for the Anglican District of Virginia. Bishop Minns has asked us to move to Virginia and spend two years pastoring St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Woodbridge. As you know, I have been in 90 days of prayer and discernment and this assignment rings true with my prayer time. So we will be moving from New York the end of August and taking up our new assignment on September 1. We have found a house and are getting familiar with the people and ministries of St. Margaret’s. Our daughter Laurel and granddaughter Allison will live in our house in New York.
      So I am informing you of this and giving you the opportunity, should you wish it, to make up the foundation of a new intercession team. We will be facing significant challenges, spiritual and relational, as we work for and pray that the Holy Spirit will give St. Margaret’s a “faith-lift.”
May God bless us all, everyone. Bp. Dave

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, July 30, 2011

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, July 30, 2011, 9:25 - 10:30 a.m. Bob Baker and Torre Bissell

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

+Roberto (young man) -- "Everything."

+Victor (young man) -- "For my life."

(Young man across the street) -- "OK."

+Timothy (young man) -- "For my family." He has three kids.

+Patrick -- "My marriage."

+Richard -- "For my family -- my brother is struggling with some stuff."

Anthony -- (already had a cross)

Bob -- "For the country and its leaders."

The Bus Driver -- slowed, honked, and waved to us.

Bob and Torre -- We prayed for journey mercies for Mark and Mary Pasko and Carol MacNaughton

+Sabrina (pregnant) -- "You can pray for me and my baby."

+Debra and +Paula (regulars) -- We prayed for each other and our families and for Jean (my wife) who had fallen last night and was bruised).

+True (young man)

+Mami (Nigerian lady)

+Mahogany (her son is with his father this summer) and +Hadia (her daughter) -- Mahogany said, "I'm trying to change my life."

Eric

+Connie (fighting with her husband) -- We prayed for repentance for both of them.

Moses (regular) -- "Peace."

+Lana -- for her grandchildren: Zyare, Kylea, Fransisco, Bobie, Sowana. Lana said, "Prayer works."

+Darcel and +Dorothy (young girl)

+Uncle Ted (State Street fixture)

 

7/30/2011, #31, 3rd Quarter 2011

You, yourself, are to be feared; and who may stand in your presence when once you are angry? (Psalm 76:7)
      Help us to have a holy fear of you, LORD, for we are sinners in your sight.

You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still, (Psalm 76:8 )
      Jesus, we know that you will be our judge -- we plead with you for your mercy.

When God arose to judgment, to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Psalm 76:9)
      Father, have mercy on the oppressed in the land -- move our hearts with your compassion.

Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; with the remainder of wrath you shall gird yourself. (Psalm 76:10)
      Lord, there is much wrath in the land and very little light -- have mercy on us.

Make vows to the LORD your God, and pay them; let all who are around him bring presents to him who ought to be feared. (Psalm 76:11)
      Holy Spirit, help us keep our vows.

He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he is awesome to the kings of the earth. (Psalm 76:12)
      Jesus, move through the halls of Congress, the Courts, and the White House and display your awesome power there.

A word received: Yield this day to me -- let me be your guide.

Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; 2 Samuel 5:22-6:11 Acts 17:16-34 Mark 8:1-10Proper 13
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; 2 Samuel 6:12-23 Rom. 4:7-12 John 1:43-51
HC: 78:1-29 or 78:14-20,23-25; Nehemiah 9:16-20; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 14:13-21

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 30 Daughters of the King and their expansion in the Diocese

***** Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011
From: Diocese of Albany
      2nd Annual Youth Mission Conference:
      "Yes, You Can and NOW, Part 2!"
Tuesday, August 9th
7:00 -- 8:30 pm @ St Mary's Church
220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne
      From Ireland to South Africa, hear two testimonies
      from Brittany Bala & Catie Love.
      Come and hear their experiences about
      sharing Jesus Christ abroad.
Music provided by the Solid Rock Band
The cost is FREE
Desserts to follow

Albany Intercessor

Friday, July 29, 2011

 

7/29/2011, #30, 3rd Quarter 2011

A word received: Yield this day to me -- let me be your guide.

Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; 2 Samuel 5:1-12 Acts 17:1-15 Mark 7:24-37
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; 2 Samuel 5:22-6:11 Acts 17:16-34 Mark 8:1-10Proper 13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 29 Grace Church, Mohawk -The Rev’d William Wheeler
      The Rev’d Canon Robert Haskell, The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg


***** Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011
From: Deacon Susan Plaske
Subject: Prayer Table Report 7/28, Cathedral of All Saints, Thursday, 7/28/11 12:30 - 1:20PM Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Weather 80s Sunny

Lynn - Prayers for well being

+Frank - Prayers for his family

Tricia - for foot pain

Woman walking quickly by asked prayers for father Jim - healing of Lymphoma

Barbara - for World Peace

Deacon Larry, and the family of Jerusha, for comfort.

Blessings, Deacon Sue Plaske

***** Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011
From: Bill Cooper
Subject: North Country School of Healing Prayer
Torre - please ask intercessors to keep these in prayer.
NORTHCOUNTRY SCHOOL OF HEALING PRAYER
-Level One: September 11 - 14
-Level Two: October 16 - 19
At St. Thomas' Church and the Park Motel in Tupper Lake, NY
-Single room - $265
-Shared room - $190
-Commuter - $105
(includes course materials, meals, and lodging)
Registration deadline is August 31, 2011. A nonrefundable deposit of $75 is due with registration and will be applied to the total fee.
To register and for more information contact Joann Ferris at 315-262-2553, or Fr. Bill Cooper at 315-891-6746.
Thanks, Bill Cooper+

***** News From The St. Andrew's Haiti Mission Partnership
www.ADollarForHaitiFund.org
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
St. Andrew’s Leads May Mission Trip
In late May, a five-person Mission team from RPI and St. Andrew’s lead by Edge Bagg went to Lascahobas and Lahoye Haiti to install a hydroponic vegetable growth demonstration project in Lascahobas and a solar electric system at the St. Jacques School in Lahoye.
The trip was successful despite unforeseen obstacles. The solar project at Lahoye has been completed despite the rain, high heat and shortage of materials, while the RPI hydroponics project was completed on a smaller scale due to lack of the right type of 55-gallon drums.
The member of the team continued to strengthen our relationships with both parishes. Edge believes that we earned a newfound respect when the people of Lahoye witnessed the teamwork very hard for two solid days forgoing lunch to complete the project at Lahoye.
While in Lahoye the team was able to see how the funds provide by St. Andrew’s were being used. The new kitchen that was funded by donations was up and staff were busy preparing the enhanced student lunch program.

For more information about the trip, please read here: http://www.stashaitiparters.org/2011/07/st-andrew%E2%80%99s-leads-successful-may-mission-trip
Cholera In Lahoye And The Other Five Parishes
      We have found an IMMEDIATE NEED. With the rainy season, CHOLERA has returned with a vengeance. People in all six parishes have been infected and three people from the parish in Lahoye died while we were in Haiti.
      Cholera was expected to increase with the rainy season however, I did not expect this level of immediate need, with the probability that the problem will increase as the infection rate increases and the rainy season continues.
      As partners we share triumphs and difficulties. We give thanks for the triumphs of the Haitian people in all they have done. We pray for them as they face yet another challenge.

***** Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

      They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in the province of Asia. When they came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to do this, so they passed through Mysia and went down to Troas. A vision appeared to Paul during the night. A Macedonian man was standing there urging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” After Paul saw the vision, we attempted immediately to go over to Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. (Acts 16: 6-10)

      Father God, thank You for all that You do. Thank You for the great gift of your Son, Jesus Christ and thank You for your Holy Spirit. Thank You for your servants, Paul and Timothy, who were so brilliantly guided by your Holy Spirit to spread the message of Jesus in their journeys. Lord, we pray that your Holy Spirit, in a like manner, guides Father Shaw and Mother Julie in their mission work. Give them visions, Lord, and give them discernment, too.

      We pray for all of the Mudges as they enjoy a little summer break before Lydia goes off to college. Bless them and help the pieces to fall into place. We pray that Lydia is able to take her driver’s test and that she enjoys the pre-college wilderness adventure in the Adirondacks.

      Thank You, Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for all that You do for the Mudges. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

 

7/29/2011, #29, 3rd Quarter 2011

Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, he came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. (Mark 7:31)
      Jesus, please come through this region and diocese. Visit us with your word and your Spirit. Light the fires of revival among us. Help us know your Father's love for us.

Then they brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged him to put his hand on him. (Mark 7:32)
      Lord, so many are deaf to your word and are intimidated into not speaking of you: open our ears and our mouths.

And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers in his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. (Mark 7:33)
      Jesus, take us aside with you; open our ears and loose our tongues to speak of you and praise you.

Then, looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." (Mark 7:34)
      Jesus, speak that word of opening to us as well.

Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. (Mark 7:35)
      Holy Spirit, open our ears to your word and help us speak it plainly.

Then he commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more he commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. (Mark 7:36)
      To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. (Ecclesiastes 3:1.7b) Father, please help us know the times to speak and the times to be silent and do each at your bidding.

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak." (Mark 7:37)
      Jesus, you do all things well. Thank you.

Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; 2 Samuel 5:1-12 Acts 17:1-15 Mark 7:24-37
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; 2 Samuel 5:22-6:11 Acts 17:16-34 Mark 8:1-10Proper 13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 29 Grace Church, Mohawk -The Rev’d William Wheeler
      The Rev’d Canon Robert Haskell, The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg


***** Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011
From: Diocese of Albany
Subject: Diocesan Update
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Jerusha Hubert, wife of Deacon Larry Hubert (Christ Church, Schenectady) and mother of Maggie Hasslacher (Christ the King staff), died this morning, July 28, at home. Details for calling hours are pending. Her funeral will be at 10 AM, Monday, AUGUST 1, at Christ Church, Schenectady.
      Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon her.
      Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(BCP pg 505)

***** Date: Wed, 27 Jul 20110
From: Elizabeth Collum
Subject: prayer request
Dear Torre & Jean,
      Please ask for prayer support for Dean David Collum who will be traveling to Haiti from August 8 - 15th. He will be traveling to a number of villages and specifically to assess if the Cathedral of All Saints can partner with a community in Haiti for ongoing mission opportunities. Please cover him with prayer for travel safety, health safety and guidance/discernment of the Holy Spirit for ministry opportunities. Thank you all for your prayers.
In Christ's service, Beth Collum

***** Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Mission prayer mail, for 27 July 2011
Dear Friends in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
Update, during this past week:
      1) We had an interesting time during the Colorado program this past week with Lydia. The program in California during September will be similar, but more in-depth, for Julie and myself.
      2) One of my aunts died in Georgia during the early part of the week. That was sad.
      3) One of our nieces was married on Sunday in Colorado. That was a joyous occasion. Our daughter Ruth joined us for the occasion. That was a joyous occasion, as well.
      4) Our Peruvian apartment matters have finally been completed. Much rejoicing. You have been praying for two years for a pleasant parting of the ways with our landlady, and your prayers have been answered.
Prayers, for this coming week:
      1) For the traveling we are doing this week to Vermont and Connecticut, for various reasons.
      2) For Lydia and ourselves, as she continues to prepare for college. Her start date is effectively August 6 with a wilderness program.
      3) My birthday is this week. I am getting used to the higher numbers.
      Your prayers make a difference, and I pray for you daily.
God bless you. In Christ,
Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia.
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, July 28, 2011

 

7/28/2011, #28, 3rd Quarter 2011

In you, O Lord, I put my trust; let me never be put to shame. (Psalm 71:1)
LORD, you are my hope and my glory.

Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape; (Psalm 71:2a)
Jesus, it is your righteousness that counts, not mine.

incline your ear to me, and save me. (Psalm 71:2b)
Father, thank you for hearing my cries to you.

Be my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually; (Psalm 71:3a)
Holy Spirit, lead me into that high tower of my father's protecting arms where I shall be save from the enemy.

You have given the commandment to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71:3b)
Jesus, you are my rock; help me to keep standing on you, "and having done all, to stand." (See Ephesians 6:13b NKJV)



[Note: "IC" and "XC" were the Greek abbreviations for "Jesus Christ".]

A word received: Wait on me. Look to me. Don't be afraid.

Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; 2 Samuel 4:1-12 Acts 16:25-40 Mark 7:1-23
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; 2 Samuel 5:1-12 Acts 17:1-15 Mark 7:24-37

Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 28 St. Paul’s, Sidney -The Rev’d James Shevlin
The Rev’d Shaw Mudge, Jr., The Rev’d Craig Hacker


Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

 

7/27/2011, #27, 3rd Quarter 2011

Give the king Your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's Son. He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. He will bring justice to the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (Psalm 72:1-4)
      Lord Jesus Christ, give our President Barack and the leaders of Congress and the Courts wisdom and discernment so that they will know how to order the affairs of this country.

      Holy Spirit, so much of the rage and criticism directed at the President is little more than thinly veiled racism; bring this nation to repentance from all forms of racism.

      Holy Father, provide for the poor in the land -- the lost and the least -- keep them safe in your arms during this present time of political and economic uncertainty.

      Holy Trinity, one God, help all of us leave the gleanings from our income for the poor. Help us remember those who are in desperate need.

A word received: Pray for the restoration of sight to the blind.

"The Gleaners" by Millet

Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39 Acts 16:16-24 Mark 6:47-56
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; 2 Samuel 4:1-12 Acts 16:25-40 Mark 7:1-23

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 27 All Soul’s Church, St. Hubert’s
      The Rev’d Cn Robert Limpert, The Rev’d John Kettlewell, The Rev’d Cn Thomas Parke


***** Our grandchildren (including Sami on my knee who is my brother Bret's grandson);:


Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

 

7/26/2011, #26, 3rd Quarter 2011

Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. (Mark 6:30)
      Jesus, please all the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese have regular times of "reporting in" with you where they can review with you what they have done and taught.

And he said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. (Mark 6:31)
      Holy Father, prepare times of "Elim Springs" where the clergy and lay leaders can come aside with Jesus. You are the LORD who heals us and brings us out of bondage. Thank you. (See Exodus 15:26-27)

So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:32)
      Holy Spirit, help all the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese make the time to come aside with Jesus.

But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him. (Mark 6:33)
      Jesus, help us give our clergy and lay leaders "breathing room" whereby they can spend time alone with you. Help us respect their times with you. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me; keep your eyes on me.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21 Acts 16:6-15 Mark 6:30-46
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39 Acts 16:16-24 Mark 6:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 25 Church of the Nativity, Star Lake
      26 St. Philip’s Church, Norwood – The Rev’d Kathryn Boswell


***** Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011
From: Carol Lukas
Subject: prayers
Hi Torre,
      Please pray for the mission team in Belize, led by Fr. Gus Calvo. His other team leader, Geoff Miller was taken to hospital with gastric pain, he has a gall stone. Also, Randy said that there is some dissension among some of the team members. Apparently some were expecting more of a “resort atmosphere” (we did tell them it was a MISSION, NOT A VACATION). Please pray that they will remember why they are there and what their purpose is…to spread the Gospel and bring Jesus to the people of Belize. Pray that they will be renewed in this purpose and that they will be transformed by the Holy Spirit.
Thank you. Carol Lukas

***** Our family reunion this weekend:


Albany Intercessor

Monday, July 25, 2011

 

7/25/2011, #25, 3rd Quarter 2011

Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; fighting all day he oppresses me. My enemies would hound me all day, for there are many who fight against me, O Most High. (Psalm 56:1-2)
      Father, please help me keep my attention on you. You are my help and my guide.

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)
      Jesus, help me to turn to you when I am afraid.

In God (I will praise his word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. what can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4)
      Holy Spirit, write these words on my heart and in my mind.

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in you; and in the shadow of your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by. (Psalm 57:1)
      LORD, you are my shelter and my strength. You are my refuge and my shelter from the storm. Thank you.

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11 Acts 15:36-16:5 Mark 6:14-29
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21 Acts 16:6-15 Mark 6:30-46

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Worship
      Lynn and I worshiped at Willowfield today. Such a blessing. Prayed at the Titanic dry dock to days ago. Getting to pray for lots of people. We are staying with bishop Harold and Liz Miller, such gracious hosts. Please pray for us. Thank you.
Fr. Nigel and Lynn.

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Travels
Belfast visit.
      This trip has been amazing. Met with several individuals for prayer. One RC who had been healed through reading Canon Jim Glennons book, "your healing is within you."
      We had an amazing prayer time at the area where the Titanic was built... Brilliant. From that point I could see where I was stationed for a year of my life... In the combat zone! Over 6 visits to this country and three tours of duty yesterday i was for the first time alone, driving...I have never been alone in Belfast... This was a very healing moment... momentous actually... Because my back was always covered! This time my back was covered by God! An amazing moment in my life. We have been very kindly hosted by Bishop Harold and Liz Miller. We fly to the UK in a couple of hours.
God bless you. Nigel and Lynn.

***** Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: luzerne report -- July 23
PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, (Sat., July 23, 11:30 a.m.-noon in front of Parish Hall before our weekly Community Luncheon. Beautiful, sunny day in the Adirondack Mountains. Jeanne Mayo and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)

a--denotes anointed with Holy Oil.
t--denotes received one of wooden crosses made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

(We prayed first for a National Grid worker who was laboring in the intense heat and sun on a pole along 9N not far from the church. We prayed for his safety and health.)

a--JACKIE -- This young woman requested prayer for God to help her through a very difficult personal time she is going through.

BARBARA -- She asked for prayer for her son DANNY -- that his cancer will not return.

a,t -- ANGIE -- We prayed for this woman to let God help her deal with the grief she is feeling over the recent loss of her husband Dennis. He died in late June. Both have been regular visitors to our luncheon and to the prayer table until he was taken ill.

***** Our family reunion this weekend:


Albany Intercessor

Sunday, July 24, 2011

 

7/24/2011, #24, 3rd Quarter 2011

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26)
      Holy Spirit, come and help us in our weakness and teach us to pray as we ought. Thank you for making intercession for us -- you are the Spirit of Jesus.

Now he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:27)
      Jesus, continue to search our hearts and minds. You know our needs and the move of the Spirit in our lives. Please continue to pray for us according to the will of the Father.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 )
      Father, thank you for the present trials that we are going through -- for we do know that all things work together for the good of those who love you and are called according to your purposes.

For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8:29)
      Father, thank you that you havemarked out a path and a destiny for each of us. Help us daily grow into the image of your son Jesus. Thank you.

Moreover whom He predestined, these he also called; whom he called, these he also justified; and whom he justified, these he also glorified. (Romans 8:30)
      Father, thank you for the hope of the glory that is before us.

A word received: I AM your provider. I have walked beside you all these years.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 2 Samuel 1:17-27 Rom. 12:9-21 Matthew 25:31-46
HC: 119:121-136 or 119:129-136; 1 Kings 3:5-12; Romans 8:26-34; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-49a
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11 Acts 15:36-16:5 Mark 6:14-29

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 24 Summer Vacation Bible Schools

***** Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
From: Fr. Scott Garno
Subject: Another surgery
Hi friends,
      First, let me thank God that he allowed me to be relatively healthy so that Sarah and I could chaperone the girls from the Diocese over to Northern Ireland for almost 2 weeks. However, about 3 days later the redness and pain came back to my surgical site. The surgeon tried one other solution which did not work and so decided that he needed to do surgery again to remove the mesh he used in the original hernia repair. The thinking is that my body for some reason isn’t accepting the mesh and that has been causing my troubles. So, I go in at 2pm today for a 3:30 surgery. I would appreciate your prayers for the surgery and that this would finally solve the problem.
Thanks and God Bless, Fr. Scott
The Rev. Scott A. Garno, rector
St. Matthew's Church
PO Box 537
240 Main St.
Unadilla, NY 13849
607.369.3081

***** Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: Prayer Table Report, St. James Lake George NY, 7/15/11 Mary and Mac MacDonald 4-5 pm

+ means given a cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Deb + multiple significant issues

Young man -- not today

3 young men -- world peace

Rebecca+ -- pray for me

Ainia+ -- pray for me

Layla+ and Austin -- pray for Grandma and help her feel better

Andy -- Pray for Ed for good health

7/22/11, Terry Graves and Mary MacDonald

Brian+ -- pray for June (grandmother)

Gannon+ -- Mrs. F.

Vesselin -- said he was an atheist we prayed that he would open his heart to God again

Lucca -- for his mom Diane to have a good life

Emily+ -- Canla diagnosed with breast cancer

Kelly -- Pray for me

Taya -- Pray for me

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, July 23, 2011, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Bob Baker, Torre Bissell and Carol MacNaughton

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

+Aaron -- (Later he stopped by to thank us for the blessing he had received when we prayed for him.

(Man across the street) -- "Thank you."

Steve -- For his business

Carol -- Going on a mission trip with teenagers to Auburn, NY.

The Bus Driver -- slowed, honked, and waved to us.

+Clement

Marie -- Angry with us because we wouldn't give her money. We prayed with her and urged her to stop letting her father take her SSI money and food stamps.

+Debra (regular) -- She gave thanks to God for the wonderful trip she had to Virginia to visit her daughter.

++++Tim -- make a substantial contribution to Christ Church. Asked prayer that his son would receive the recognition from the coach that he deserves.

+Antoine -- "For my family and that I will wake up each morning with Jesus."

+Tabitha, +Jermaine, and Elijah Marie

+Curtis -- "Health, prosperity, that people will get along." (He already had a cross, but took another to give away to someone else.)

+Donald -- "To get out of this heat."

+William and +July (little boy age 5)

+Ernest and +Leon (bottle guy)

+Paula (regular)

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, July 23, 2011

 

7/23/2011, #23, 3rd Quarter 2011

My heart is severely pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. (Psalm 55:4)
      Lord, you know the things that trouble my soul -- bring me to your freedom and peace.

Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me. (Psalm 55:5)
      Father, I am overwhelmed by all that lies before me -- give me your enduring strength to get through it all.

So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest." (Psalm 55:6)
      Holy Spirit, help me find your rest.

"Indeed, I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness." (Psalm 55:7)
      Jesus, thank you for being with me in the wilderness times.

"I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest." (Psalm 55:8 )
      Father, the windy storm and tempest have come upon your people and your church, hasten our escape. Thank you.

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, for I have seen violence and strife in the city. (Psalm 55:9)
      Father, just as you did at Babel, I urge you to confuse the tongues of those who would lead your people astray.

Day and night they go around it on its walls; iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it. (Psalm 55:10)
      Iniquity and trouble are upon us, Jesus, and your little ones are scorned. Have mercy on us.

Destruction is in its midst; oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets. (Psalm 55:11)
      Oppression and deceit are spread abroad in the land; have mercy on us. Cleanse the streets of our cities and the councils of our government.

A word received: Pray for my people to trust my word to them. Pray they will read and receive my word.

Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16 Acts 15:22-35 Mark 6:1-13
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 2 Samuel 1:17-27 Rom. 12:9-21 Matthew 25:31-46
HC: 119:121-136 or 119:129-136; 1 Kings 3:5-12; Romans 8:26-34; Matthew 13:31-33,44-49a

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 23 St. Mary’s, Springfield Center -- The Rev’d Kyle Grennen

***** Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
From: Kevin & Donna Steckline
Subject: Application for Funding of Short Term Missions Trips
      There needs to be the question asked on "Sustainability" of the effort that they are asking funding for. (ie: relating to a sustaining program, aiding in the support of a program, to carry or withstand). There is no sense to build a building and in a 6months it stands empty. Another subject is do we want to get involved in building ANY building unless there is a plan that can be presented for the sustainability of that project.
      Below is a short part of CMS application form that they use for funding. We may want to incorporate some of these ideas. Looks fairly strict but we cant just give funds out to pay for airline tickets.
      All proposals must satisfy the criteria within the stated guidelines before they will be accepted. All applications will be considered in the context of Diocese of Albany’s other commitments and it should not be assumed that every application would meet with immediate approval.
      Sustainability is a critical issue to ensure that no dependence is created. The Diocese of Albany cannot guarantee to fund 100% or indeed find a donor to fully fund a project typically donors fund up to 75% of the costs of a project, the balance will need to be jointly raised by the Partner.

Application Checklist
Please ensure that the application is completed in full and signed and that the relevant supporting documentation is included with the application.
1      The application form, completed and signed
2      A copy of the Partners Strategy document (3 or 5 year)
3      Pro-Forma invoices (applications involving construction, or the purchase of materials/equipment)
4      Detailed budget completed in full
5      List of other funding organizations involved in the project
Applications involving Construction work:
1      Copies of Building Plans
2      Bill of Quantities/Builders estimates
3      Evidence of the necessary planning permission
4      Evidence of Land ownership
Applications were there is a training element:
1      Details of the training course content -- topics to be covered etc. including details of qualifications and experience of the trainers.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, July 22, 2011

 

7/22/2011, #22, 3rd Quarter 2011

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. (Revelation 21:1)
      Lord Jesus Christ, give us eyes to see and ears to hear you.

Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2)
      Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts for the wedding feast of the Lamb.

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God." (Revelation 21:3)
      Father, let my heart be your tabernacle where you take up residence. Thank you.

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)
      Lord Jesus, let the river of your Spirit flow through the streets of our community and make all things new.

Then he who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And he said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." (Revelation 21:5)
      Jesus, you are the Word of God and you are faithful and true.

And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts." (Revelation 21:6)
      Jesus, I thirst: plunge me in that fountain and make a new beginning in me.

"He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son." (Revelation 21:7)
      Father, help me grow into the son you are calling me to be.

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8 )
      Holy Spirit, guide us in our words and deeds so that we can help rescue as many as possible from death and destruction. Give us a heart for the lost and the least. Thank you.

A word received: Do not be afraid -- I AM doing what you cannot.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13 Acts 15:12-21 Mark 5:21-43
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16 Acts 15:22-35 Mark 6:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 22 The Rev’d Michael Sowan

***** 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 Revelation
#100 The New Jerusalem      Revelation 21:1-22:21

***** Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011
From: Doris Wood
Subject: Mom
      She's HOME!!!

***** Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: Bishop Mike and Linda Chapman
      I have some new requests for prayer...Bishop Mike and Linda are going to be doing a great deal of travelling during the next 2 1/2 months. They are asking for prayer for travel mercies and safety for themselves and the different teams that will go with them.
      They are leaving with a team tomorrow for Ica until Monday, then to Ayacucho, and then back to Lima.
      The 1st of August there will be a new visitor from Texas to Ica. Please pray especially for travel for this new person. The last team comes in the middle till the end of August.
      The Chapmans will be travelling back to the US in September.
      Please pray for favor for all. Please also pray for strength and health with all the travelling they will be doing, that they will get adequate rest and proper food. Please pray that no luggage will be lost, flights will not be delayed or have extreme turbulance. Pray for protection from theft.
      Pray also for unity among all those who come to see and to serve. Ask that all teams will be filled to overflowing with the Father's love for all those they meet and interact with, and that they will move in the power of the Spirit for miracles, signs and wonders.

The LORD reigns, He is clothed in majesty;
The Lord is clothed,
He has girded Himself with strength.
Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up their voice, O LORD.
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods have lifted up their waves.
The LORD on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea.

Your testimonies are very sure;
Holiness adorns Your house,
O LORD, forever. (Psalm 93)

Thank you for all your prayers. You are loved and appreciated. Blessings, Ginnie

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, July 21, 2011

 

7/21/2011, #21, 3rd Quarter 2011

He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people: (Psalm 50:4)
      LORD, your judgments are righteous and true.

"Gather my saints together to me, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice." (Psalm 50:5)
      Gather us together, LORD, and help us live out our vows.

Let the heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. (Psalm 50:6)
      Jesus, you alone are judge, and we trust that when you judge us that you will see us as covered and washed clean by your blood.

Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High. (Psalm 50:14)
      Father, help us by your Holy Spirit to give you daily thanks and live out our vows to you.

Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me." (Psalm 50:15)
      Jesus, this land and your church are troubled: we call out to you for your help and deliverance so that we may glorify you.

"Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver: (Psalm 50:22)
      Jesus, please help us remember you throughout each day, and with the dying thief we ask you to remember us.

Whoever offers praise glorifies me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God." (Psalm 50:23)
      Holy Trinity, one God, we praise you and bless you. Help us rightly order our conduct so that we may see and know your salvation. Thank you.

A word received: I AM with you always. Do not be afraid.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20 Acts 15:1-11 Mark 5:1-20
Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13 Acts 15:12-21 Mark 5:21-43

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 21 All Saint’s Church, North Granville -- The Rev’d Jere Berger
      The Rev’d Nancy Rosenblum, The Rev’d Robert Roach

***** 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 Revelation
#99 Hallelujah!      Revelation 19:1-20:10

***** Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011
From: Deacon Jake Dell
Subject: (From Jake Dell) Episcopal Church Office of Communications presents White Paper on social media for congregations
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
      I wanted to let you know about a new white paper about the church and social media being released today by the Office of Communication at the Episcopal Church Center. I've copied the press release below and attached the paper to this email. I hope you find the paper helpful in your ministries or other lines of work, and please feel free to distribute both the release and the white paper to anyone else you think might be interested.
Warm Regards,
Jake
--
(The Rev.) Jake Dell
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing and Advertising
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
The Episcopal Church Center
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
w: www.episcopalchurch.org
e: jdell@episcopalchurch.org
t: +1 212.716.6264
m: +1 347.498.3015
The Episcopal Church
Office of Public Affairs
July 20, 2011
      The Episcopal Church Office of Communication has issued a White Paper to guide congregations and to assist them in understanding the many potentials available for growth, expansion and telling their stories through social media. Social Media and The Episcopal Church is available here: http://episcopal.ekklesia360.com/white-paper/
      "So much of the information out there about using web and social media marketing is geared towards selling products and services," commented Jake Dell, Episcopal Church senior manager of Digital Marketing and Advertising. "We saw the need to write a guide that Episcopal congregations could use and would speak to them, but at the same time we wanted to 'borrow' as much as we could from the business world. We didn't see a need to re-invent the wheel."
      Included in free Social Media and The Episcopal Church are: six Best Practices; "How To" tips for each practice; and separate sections on church websites and dealing with negative social media. "Episcopal congregations already know they need to be online and active in creating local excitement about their mission and ministries," Dell said. "What they may not know is how easy the web has become to use."
      Dell explained that the impetus for the White Paper stemmed from the congregations who were aware they needed information and expressed that they didn't know where to look. "I get so many calls from rectors and parish communications teams who are paralyzed ­ their webmaster has left or moved away and no one knows how this thing works," Dell explained. "But those days are over. I want churches to see there is a way forward and to help get them on the path to growth."
      For more information contact Dell at jdell@episcopalchurch.org. The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Social Media and The Episcopal Church: http://episcopal.ekklesia360.com/white-paper/
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/episcopalian
Twitter: twitter.com/iamepiscopalian
YouTube: www.youtube.com/TECtube
-- For more info contact:
Neva Rae Fox
Public Affairs Officer
The Episcopal Church
newsline@episcopalchurch.org
212-716-6080 Mobile: 917-478-5659

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

 

7/20/2011, #20, 3rd Quarter 2011

On the same day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." (Mark 4:35)
      Jesus, please help us follow wherever you lead.

Now when they had left the multitude, they took him along in the boat as he was. And other little boats were also with him. (Mark 4:36)
      Jesus, help us take you as you are. Give us eyes to see you and ears to hear you.

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. (Mark 4:37)
      Jesus, we are in the midst of a great storm in your church and in the nation, and we appear to be sinking.

But he was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" (Mark 4:38 )
      We often come to you in the storm, Jesus, with the same question your disciples asked: "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" Thank you for showing us over and over again that you do care!

Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)
      Jesus, please rebuke the winds and the waves that buffet us. Help us hear your, "Peace, be still!"

But he said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" (Mark 4:40)
      Holy Spirit, quiet our hearts and set us free from fear.

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him! " (Mark 4:41)
      Father, please help us know Jesus for who he is. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for ears that listen to me -- that listen to my word to my church.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; 1 Samuel 25:23-44 Acts 14:19-28 Mark 4:35-41
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20 Acts 15:1-11 Mark 5:1-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 20 The Deans

***** 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 Revelation
#98 The Throne of Heaven      Revelation 4:1-7:17

***** Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

Reveal your light and your faithfulness! They will lead me, they will escort me back to your holy hill, and to the place where you live. Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God who gives me ecstatic joy, so that I express my thanks to you, O God, my God with a harp. … Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention. (Psalm 43: 3-4 and 5b)

      We thank You, Lord, for this time of rest, recreation and reflection in the lives of Father Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge. We pray for their travels in Colorado: the missionary conference that they are attending and the family wedding at the end of the week. We thank You for the faithfulness with which You have shown the Mudges every step along their journey. Continue, Lord, to shine your light upon them.

      We pray that Lydia will be able to take and pass her driver's test before leaving for college and that you protect her on the wilderness adventure in the Adirondacks which is a requirement for her before starting classes. Help her to be ready for her college studies and for the social aspects of college as well.

      Let their be safe travel throughout this summer, Lord, and we pray that You will lead the Mudges into their next mission field. Speak to them Lord. May they have that ecstatic joy when they hear your voice. Thank You, God, for your saving intervention.

      Praise be the the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

 

7/19/2011, #19, 3rd Quarter 2011

"To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for my name's sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love." (Revelation 2:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, restore us to our first love for Jesus.

"Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent." (Revelation 2:5)
      Father, please help us recognize how far we have fallen from the grace you gave us in Jesus; help us repent and do the works you have called us to.

"But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God."' (Revelation 2:6-7)
      Jesus, please give us ears to hear what your Holy Spirit is saying to the churches.

"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:8-10)
      Jesus, help us seek after the crown of life.

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death."' (Revelation 2:11)
      Holy Spirit, help us hear what you are saying to the churches.

"And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, 'These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword: "I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality." (Revelation 2:12-14)
      Father, help us truly repent of placing any stumbling block in the way of your people. Help us have your compassion for the lost and the least.

"Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. (Revelation 2:15-16)
      Jesus, bring us to repentance and new life in you.

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it."' (Revelation 2:17)
      Father, help us overcome the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Thank you for the new name you have given to us.

Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; 1 Samuel 25:1-22 Acts 14:1-18 Mark 4:21-34
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; 1 Samuel 25:23-44 Acts 14:19-28 Mark 4:35-41

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 19 St. Andrew’s, Scotia -The Rev’d Michael Neufeld, The Rev’d Jackie Jones, The Rev’d Mary Carol Hart

***** 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 Revelation
#97 Messages to the Churches      Revelation 2:1-3:22

***** Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
From: Carol Lukas
Subject: urgent prayer needed
Good Morning Prayer Warriors!
I ask your prayers for:
1.      Randy Lukas: has Lyme disease. Is on way to doc right now to get more antibiotics. Is leaving on a mission trip TONIGHT. Please pray for miraculous healing!!
2.      Ecumenical Belize Mission Team: led by Fr. Gus Calvo and Geoff Miller. They leave tonight from Green Island to travel to Newark. They go from there to Miami and then to Belize. Please pray for travel mercies, protection and good health for all the team members, that God’s will be done on this mission, that lives will be transformed, both the people of Belize and these missionaries. Please pray daily beginning today and through July 31. Please also pray that God will protect their families here at home.
Thank you in advance and to God be the glory!! Carol Lukas

Albany Intercessor

Monday, July 18, 2011

 

7/18/2011, #18, 3rd Quarter 2011

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne, (Revelation 1:4b)
      Father, please help us to receive all the grace you want to pour down on your church and your people.

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5)
      Jesus, come and exercise your sovereignty over the government of this land and rule in the hearts of the leaders of this nation.

      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.


and has made us kings and priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:6)
      Holy Spirit, continue to fashion us into the people you want us to be.

Behold, he is coming with clouds, and every eye will see him, even they who pierced him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7)
      "He ascended into heaven," (Apostles' Creed)
      Jesus, thank you for being taken up into heaven in the sight of your apostolic witnesses. Help us live day by day in the hope that as you were taken up into heaven, so you will come back in like manner. (Acts 1:11)

Monday: 41, 52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22 Acts 13:44-52 Mark 4:1-20
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; 1 Samuel 25:1-22 Acts 14:1-18 Mark 4:21-34

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 18 Clergy Families
      The Rev’d Thomas Malionek

***** 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 Revelation
#96 A Voice and a Vision      Revelation 1:1-1:20

Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: luzerne report
PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne
      (Sat., July 16, 2011; during our annual Summer Bazaar 8 a.m. through 2 p.m.; we set up His table on the lawn outside the rectory/Parish Hall along Route 9N. A sign adorned the table which proclaimed "Free Prayer (No obligations.)"
Prayer warriors: Chris and Linda Roe, Dave and Barbara Beaulac, Barbara Breen, Susan Burkley, Debbie Loeffler, Sandy Williams, Jeanne Mayo, Judy Meyer, Deacon Alan Hart.
      Note: Beautiful sunny day in the Adirondacks. We did not give out any of Dennis Adams of North Carolina's wooden crosses because absent-minded Deacon Alan forgot to bring them.

a--denotes anointed with Holy Oil.

JOANNE -- prayer for self and family.
LINDA -- For a healing relationship with her son.
PATTIE -- Prayers for people in the recent Washington County fires.
JAYE -- For healing in her knees and for guidance as she seeks the next steps of her journey.
DIANE -- For peace as she awaits the birth of her grandchild.
ADDIE -- For safe delivery of this child, healing of her diabetes.
DIANA -- Healing for generations.
NOEL -- For spleen concerns at doctor's visit this week.
MARY -- Thanksgiving for a recovery.
KATHY -- For her son and daughter-in-law.
SUE and TONY -- Prayers for their friend KEELEY.
MARGE -- Prayers for her ailing knee.
a--CASS -- prayers for healing of her hearing problems.
a-- JOAN -- Prayers for wisdom for a big decision she has to make.
MO -- For her family, especially her son JACK who is "trying to find his way and seems lost."

***** Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011
From: Tom Gizara

From: Bishop of Down and Dromore

From: Moses Deng [mosesdengbol@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011
Subject: Urgent - Action Required

Greetings - Please read the message below from Mrs Claire Budd in UK. Then
please sign the petition and show your support.

      Many Blessings
Hi everyone,
      Please will you do a massively important thing that will take just a few seconds. Please forward the message below to all of your contacts on email, facebook, twitter, whatever. And please sign the petition yourself here http://www.avaaz.org/en/sudan_enough_is_enough/?copy

      This is an urgent message - to all of you. A genocide is happening, right now, in Sudan. If you didn't know, it's hardly surprising - there are very few photographs. The Sudanese government is making sure this is hidden from the world. The people of the Nuba Mountains are being murdered. The United Nations is about to leave the country - this weekend. Because Sudan is splitting into North and South. And the president is kicking the UN out. We cannot let these people die. It's 2011. They can't call for help - but we can. We can shout very loud indeed, if we all do it together.

      The UN needs to act now. The international community needs to act now. WE need to act now. Please sign this petition - write to your political representative and act now, before it's too late for the Nuba people.
http://www.avaaz.org/en/sudan_enough_is_enough/?copy
For more information go to www.ClaireBudd.co.uk
and www.SudanActionNow.org
Thank you.
Rt Rev Moses Deng Bol
Bishop of the Diocese of Wau
Hai Mozephin, Opposite Wau Teaching Hospital,
C/o ECS Provincial Office P O BOX 110 Juba South Sudan

***** Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
From: Rev'd Rob Sutherland
Dear Torre,
We are looking at how we might introduce a Welcome Home Initiative in Australia. Needs lots of prayer that God will grant us this blessing for our veterans.
Blessings
Rob

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, July 17, 2011

 

7/17/2011, #17, 3rd Quarter 2011

Bow down your ear, O Lord, hear me; For I am poor and needy. (Psalm 86:1)
      Thank you for hearing me when I cry out to you, Jesus.

Preserve my life, for I am holy; you are my god; save your servant who trusts in you! (Psalm 86:2)
      Jesus, thank you for preserving my life -- fill me up with your new life.

Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I cry to you all day long. (Psalm 86:3)
      Father, thank you for your mercy to me: you love me and have adopted me.

Rejoice the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. (Psalm 86:4)
      Holy Spirit, come into my soul with your joy.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon you. (Psalm 86:5)
      Thank you, Father, for forgiving me.

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. (Psalm 86:6)
      Jesus, hear the prayers of your people in this diocese.

In the day of my trouble I will call upon you, for you will answer me. (Psalm 86:7)
      Come to us in the day of trouble and rescue us. Thank you.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; 1 Samuel 23:7-18 Rom. 11:33-12:2 Matthew 25:14-30
HC: 86 or 86:11-17; Wisdom 12:13,16-19 or Isaiah 57:14b-21; Romans 8:18-25; Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
Monday: 41,52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22 Acts 13:44-52 Mark 4:1-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 17 The Diocesan Staff
The Rev’d Dr. Federico Serra-Lima, The Rev’d J. Nixon McMillan


***** Mudge July Mission News letter:
            Preparing for the future

This month, we have been making the rounds in the US, visiting friends and family, and preparing Lydia for college (and beyond). So far, we have been to Connecticut, and various places around New York State, catching up and looking ahead. In the meantime, several hundred of our books have begun to form the nucleus of a library in Ica, Peru, where Bishop Mike Chapman is working.

It has been a busy time for us in the US. To begin with, Lydia has made great progress towards her driver's license in the past few weeks (including lots of hours of night time driving), but we are wondering if the DMV will be able to schedule a test in time before she heads off to school in Massachusetts in mid-August. If not, we just plug along, trusting that it will all work out in the Lord's timing. However it turns out, it will be the right time, from God's perspective.

On Sunday, we begin a week-long program at Missionary Training International in Colorado, followed immediately after the program by a wedding of one of our nieces (Julie's sister's daughter), also to take place in Colorado in an Orthodox Church.

In September, we have another missionary program to attend, also out West. Then, in October, there is a meeting at SAMS (our mission agency) in the Pittsburgh area.

Meanwhile, we are absorbing the various changes that have taken place in the US over the past few years, both in the Diocese of Albany as well as in society in general. Among the most notable are the day to day technological changes in our neck of the woods that have taken place just in the past month or so.

And I am keeping up on my Spanish and events in South America, including the news from the South American Cup futbol (soccer) competition taking place in Argentina, and about the peaceful governmental transition about to take place in Peru. We continue to be in touch with missionary friends who are currently spread across several countries, including this one.

God bless you, and thank you for your continuing support! I pray for you, every day.

Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ and Lydia

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, July 16, 2011

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, July 16, 2011, 9:30 - 10:40 a.m. Torre Bissell and Bob Baker on State St., and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

State St.

+Mike -- "To get through life."

Anthony (has a cross from before) -- "I'm getting baptized tomorrow." We prayed he would be immersed in both water and the Holy Spirit.

The Bus Driver -- slowed, honked, and waved to us.

+Curtis

+Chris -- "For the kingdom of God to come." He asked prayer for his daughter Candice who just graduated from Schenectady High School in nursing care.

+Patti -- "I just had a cancer screening and I'm scared."

+Armilla -- "My health."

+Carlos -- "For my family and my daughter."

+Dean -- "To have a place to live and to not be homeless."

Moses (regular) -- He asked prayer that this would be a day of blessing for him.

+Kenneth -- He asked prayer that "this will be a day of blessing."

+Leroy -- "For medication."

+Howard -- "I had a heart attack and the Lord carried me through it all."

+Nancy -- "My daughter has two bad kidneys and her daughter can't hear."

+Candice

Kanardy -- "For my family in Guyana."

+Marie -- "For my family."

+Will -- "For Jessica's mother to like me."

+Keith

+Sky (young man) -- "That my wife and son will be OK when the baby is born."

Bryan -- Going the the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St. We prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the congregation.

Albany St.

Bruce -- "life"

Leon -- "happiness"

+George -- Survival; to strengthen his belief; one day at a time.

+Cordova family -- dad with two children -- need a job, family wholeness

Blessed a young woman on way to catch a bus

+Ronald -- health and financial blessing

+Brother Jesse Mae -- dying of lung cancer

+++Gabriel, Annalieze, Tammy -- Blessing for the family

+Frankie -- need money

Israel, Ashley, De'Zion -- peace of mind, financial stability

 

7/16/2011, #16, 3rd Quarter 2011

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. (Psalm 30:1)
      Father, we continue to cry out to you for this diocese, its clergy and people. Turn our hearts back to you and heal our land.

O Lord my God, I cried out to you, and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2)
      Jesus, I cry out to you for your healing touch.

O Lord, you brought my soul up from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (Psalm 30:3)
      Holy Spirit, revive me, revive our parish and this diocese. Help us praise you as we ought. Thank you.

      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.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Samuel 22:1-23 Acts 13:26-43 Mark 3:19b-35
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; 1 Samuel 23:7-18 Rom. 11:33-12:2 Matthew 25:14-30
HC: 86 or 86:11-17; Wisdom 12:13,16-19 or Isaiah 57:14b-21; Romans 8:18-25; Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: July 16       St. Stephens, Schuylerville -The Rev’d John Kettlewell

Albany Intercessor

Friday, July 15, 2011

 

7/15/2011, #15, 3rd Quarter 2011

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know him. (1 John 3:1)
      Father, thank you for adopting me. Though I walk as a stranger in the world, you are with me. Thank you.

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when he is revealed, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)
      Jesus, thank you that when you are revealed at that last day, I shall be raised up "tunable and sound".

And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as he is pure. (1 John 3:3)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for the purifying love you give me.-

A word received: Keep coming to me.

Friday: 31 * 35; 1 Samuel 21:1-15 Acts 13:13-25 Mark 3:7-19a
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Samuel 22:1-23 Acts 13:26-43 Mark 3:19b-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 Apostles' Teaching
#95 Love One Another      1 John 3:1-4:21

Diocesan Intercessions: July 15 St. Stephen’s, Schenectady -The Rev’d James McDonald, The Rev’d Patricia Jones
      The Rev’d Arthur Garno

***** Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
From: Susan Plaske
Subject: Prayer Table Report 7-14-11, The Cathedral of All Saints Thursday, 7-14-11 12:30PM - 1:20PM Sunny, Breezy day, Hilda Hardy, Tricia McCrossan and Dcn. Sue Plaske

+ indicates a cross was given

+++ Malcolm - for family, provision, strength to make it through tough times

Jack - UPS driver - for blessing and peace for him and his family. He and his co-worker both said "Beautiful!" as they drove off.

+Brother Ken - When asked "would you like prayer?" he responded "Would You?" We all said yes and joined hands. He prayed -that God would meet us and our families at our point of need.

Tricia, Linda and Ray - For Blessing and peace on all and for our families. For strength.

Woman walked by and said "What good deed are you doing today?" We asked if she would like prayer and she answered "No Thanks, I'm late for work."

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, July 14, 2011

 

7/14/2011, #14, 3rd Quarter 2011

Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. (Psalm 37:1)
      Thank you, LORD, that you are in charge of my life and that I don't need to fear what others think or do.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. (Psalm 37:2)
      Father, your judgments are sure and true.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. (Psalm 37:3)
      Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
      
Jesus, help me by your Holy Spirit to find my delight and joy in you.

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5)
      Jesus, I commit my ways to you and trust you to accomplish your full purposes in my life.

He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. (Psalm 37:6)
      Holy Spirit, show forth your righteousness in my life because I have none of my own.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret--it only causes harm. (Psalm 37:7-8 )
      Lord, I lay every burden at your feet and will trust you to do what is right.

For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (Psalm 37:9-11)
      Jesus, I commit my ways to your care.

A word received: Keep coming to me.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; 1 Samuel 20:24-42 Acts 13:1-12 Mark 2:23-3:6
Friday: 31 * 35; 1 Samuel 21:1-15 Acts 13:13-25 Mark 3:7-19a

      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 Apostles' Teaching
#94 Faith and Works      James 1:1-2:26

Diocesan Intercessions: July 14 Church of the Holy Spirit, Schenevus -The Rev’d Richard Knudson

***** Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
From: Doris Wood
Subject: Wed. updates
Hello,
      Mom is doing very well. She continues to get stronger every day. Tomorrow she will try to use her rollator. That's the walker with the seat. My fear is that she will NOT slow down with it. She will not be using the 3 wheeled one as she takes off with that one. I do have some control as I will NOT bring it in. There are reasons for my madness. LJ

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

 

7/13/2011, #13, 3rd Quarter 2011

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. (1 Peter 1:1-2)
      To the pilgrims in the Diocese of Albany, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: LORD, let your grace and peace be multiplied among us. Thank you.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)
      Father, thank you for the living hope you have given us in your son Jesus Christ and his resurrection.

to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, (1 Peter 1:4)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for making us fellow heirs of our incorruptible inheritance in Jesus.

who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
      Father, keep us today by the power of your Holy Spirit through faith for salvation in Christ that shall be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, (1 Peter 1:6)
      Jesus, you know the trials we have been grieved by, but we hope in you and the joy that will be ours. Thank you.

that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (1 Peter 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, test our faith by your refining fire so that it may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Thank you.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; 1 Samuel 20:1-23 Acts 12:18-25 Mark 2:13-22
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; 1 Samuel 20:24-42 Acts 13:1-12 Mark 2:23-3:6

      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 Apostles' Teaching
#93 A Living Hope      1 Peter 1:1-2:12

Diocesan Intercessions: July 13 Diocese of Down and Dromore, Church of Ireland and Bishop Harold Miller
      The Rev’d James McDonald


***** Once again the "Marching Season" has begun and the various sectarian groups seek to exacerbate the tensions between the Catholic and Protestant communities. Pray for the peace of Christ to rule and reign in their hearts. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14133104 Pray for Bishop Harold Miller and the clergy of the Diocese of Down and Dromore as they seek to minister healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

***** Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Mudge Mission prayer mail, for 12 July 2011
Dear Friends in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
      If you have been trying to get hold of us in the past few days (and several people have): we have been visiting relatives in Connecticut, and our communications links have been intermittent.
Thanksgivings, during this past week:
      1) Our return to the US was very good. It has taken us a bit to get used to the day to day technological changes that have occurred in the past 6 months.
      2) We have been on track for retrieving various belongings.
      3) Our car and our internet service are up and going. Other things are falling into place, as well.
      4) Lydia is making very good progress towards her driver's license and preparations for college.
      5) We have had good visits from relatives, who have been visiting with us in NY.
Prayers, for this coming week:
      1) Adjusting to the US. Change of culture, particularly biochemistry for Julie and Lydia, who have been sick since they got back.
      2) Prayer for some contractual matters relating to our apartment in South America.
      3) We are preparing for our family MTI missionary program in Colorado. We depart on Sunday. The program will be followed by the wedding of Julie's sister's daughter (our niece). Please pray for a good program, a great wedding, and safe and timely travel.
      4) We gear up for Lydia´s going to college in August. We ask your prayers for meeting her driver´s license requirements (timing of driver's test, and getting in the requisite number of night hours driving beforehand), and for getting things ready for college.
      5) Prayer for various other matters and arrangements over the next week.
      Your prayers make a difference, and I pray for you daily.
      If you are interested, this is the link to this month's video mail "missionary lifestyle 1.0": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGzUdEwVVB0
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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