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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 

1/31/2012, #31, 1st Quarter 2012

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; extol him who rides on the clouds, by his name Yah, and rejoice before him. (Psalm 68:4)
      Holy Spirit, please help us sing to God the Father and make melody to him in our hearts.

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5)
      Father, there are so many fatherless children in our society -- so many young men who know how to have sex but don't know how to be a father to the children they produce.

God sets the solitary in families; he brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. (Psalm 68:6)
      Jesus, reestablish family life throughout this diocese.

O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, (Psalm 68:7)
      Jesus, the Episcopal Church has become a wilderness. March with the people of the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of South Carolina as we go through that wilderness.

The earth shook; the heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. (Psalm 68:8 )
      Holy Spirit, move us by your presence.

You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, whereby you confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary. (Psalm 68:9)
      Father, sent the plentiful rain of your Holy Spirit to refresh us.

Your congregation dwelt in it; you, O God, provided from your goodness for the poor. (Psalm 68:10)
      Jesus, provide for the poor and the lost and the least in the land among us. Thank you.

The LORD gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it: (Psalm 68:11)
      LORD, give your word and raise up many to proclaim it throughout your church. Thank you.

A word received: Keep coming to me. I AM blessing your coming to me.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Gen. 21:1-21: Heb. 11:13-22: John 6:41-51
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Gen. 22:1-18: Heb. 11:23-31: John 6:52-59

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- for all the planning and preparations and the diocesan staff.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:29-39; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; 2 Kings 4:(8-17)18-21(22-31); Psalm 142).

***** Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      There are so many promises in the bible. Let us focus on the perfection of the Kingdom in the word. Let the "Word" of Jesus heal you're wounds. Say a personal yes and Amen to God. Corinthians 1:20 writes, "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through Him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the Glory of God. "

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 31 Clergy Widows and Widowers For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012
From: Bishop Mike Chapman
      Earthquake in Ica around midnight last night. About 60 injured but no known deaths. As far as I know the team here is ok. Please pray for the injured. This is the second one here since October. Pray for Ica. +Mike

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: URGENT PRAYER FOR PERU
      Linda Chapman: Well, we had an earthquake last night at 12:11am. 6.3 It was so loud, like standing near a passing train. The noise shot me out of bed to the doorway of the bedroom. Then my husband yelled, Linda go! The whole building was shaking back and forth and the stairways going down from the 3rd floor were moving back and forth. Next thing we were out in the street, I in my nightgown. But everything was pitch black because we lost the electric. We stayed out there with all the other people for a while to see if it was going to happen again. We need to check out today how people are in some of the towns around us where the buildings are not as well made.
      Dear Intercessors...Please pray and declare Romans 8:18-27 for the Chapmans and Peru. I will update you as I hear any more from Linda. Thanks for your faithfulness to pray! Blessings, Ginnie

***** Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012
From: WHI Dayton Prayer
Subject: WHI Dayton Prayer Request and Praise Report 2012 01 31
      If you know someone that wishes to pray for this ministry, please ask them to send their e-mail to WHI Dayton Prayer
      1. WHI Dayton's planning, teaming, resourcing, recruiting, partnering. Many team members are suffering from illness, old injuries, and family emergencies. Need strong spiritual covering.
      2. WHI Dayton initially requested to meet with one chaplain at Fort Campbell on Friday 10 Feb am. Now, the chaplain is hosting a 2-hour information meeting with estimated 40 (up to 70) chaplains, area pastors, and caregivers. 3 WHI Dayton team members planning to drive the 6-hr one-way trip from Thu to Sat, 9 to 11 Feb. Pray for the hosting chaplain, who would be in a 24-hr+ endurance training with his flock with only 3 hours of break before the meeting. Army Strong! Need to represent the overall WHI effort well. Jesus, thank you for granting favor!
      3. WHI NY planning female veterans retreat (TBD) and all-hands retreat in Nov. A DC church planning for General Officer's retreat in Apr and all-hands in Oct.
      4. USAF active duty suicide rate in mid-Jan 2012 showed 6% increase from Jan 2011. Supervisors are directed to have one-on-one meetings with subordinates on resiliency.
      5. Cindy, widowed 2 weeks ago. Her husband was a WHI vet who accepted Jesus during the retreat. Cindy is having a hard time accepting the loss.
      6. Carolyn, a WHI spouse, with fragile cardiovascular and digestive systems, easily exhausted tending to family and possibly fighting infection.
      7. Combat vets being invited to April retreats: Dan E, Bill, Loretta, Wayne, Joe S, Ken, Robert, Joe M, Shane, Jim, Jeff, Bob, Paul, Mike, Don, Fred, Tom, and Dan A. Spouses / fiances Jenny, Gina, Diana (unknown medical condition), Joyce, Rachel, Joy, Lenore, and Dixie. WHI vet Dan and spouse expecting baby boy in March.
      8. Sonya, daughter of a USMC Korean War vet. She is mourning her dad's passing in Dec 2011.
      9. Gen Bill returned home to East Coast. His daughter Caroline's conditions are improving; she cannot wait to get back to normal routine.
      10. Praise the Lord for the nation's first parade to honor Iraqi War vets and families in St. Louis on 28 Jan. Let the Lord's healing begin in many.
      11. Pray for US Army Ranger Cory Smith, currently on his 18th day running / bicycling from his station at Columbus GA to his home state Indianapolis IN, inviting others to run with him and donate for PTSD and re-integration issues facing veterans. Pray for safety, strength, and completion. http://www.facebook.com/runrangerrun or http://gallantfew.org/index.cfm?pageId=32&Page=Run%20Ranger%20Run

Albany Intercessor

Monday, January 30, 2012

 

1/30/2012, #30, 1st Quarter 2012

Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled." (John 6:26)
      Holy Spirit, please help us understand our motives in turning to Jesus and desire him with the understanding that only you can give.

"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him." (John 6:27)
      Jesus, please help us labor for what is enduring to everlasting life.

      Father, you set the seal of your Holy Spirit upon Jesus. Seal us with that same Spirit. I know that Jesus received the Holy Spirit without measure and that I cannot because of the sin in my life and my fallen nature, but I ask for as much of your Spirit as I can receive. Thank you.

Then they said to him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he sent." (John 6:28-29)
      Father, please help us believe in Jesus whom you have sent to us.

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Gen. 19:1-17(18-23)24-29: Heb. 11:1-12: John 6:27-40
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Gen. 21:1-21: Heb. 11:13-22: John 6:41-51

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- for all the planning and preparations and the diocesan staff.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:29-39; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; 2 Kings 4:(8-17)18-21(22-31); Psalm 142).

***** Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 06:12:37 -0500
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote
      Brethren try to focus on the good in people. Actively look for the positive and kind things about others. Try not to put people down, either to someone's face or behind their back, even in you mind. Get out of that habit please. If you hear someone putting someone down do not be drawn into the conversation. "No" is a complete sentence! Philippians 4: 8 writes; "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

[Note from Torre on Nigel's quote: Some years ago a pastor put me onto this verse: For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (2 Corinthians 10:12) His free translation was that "it is stupid to compare yourself with others. When you do that, someone almost always gets put down, and the person who usually gets put down is yourself." He said, to me, "You are putting down someone that Jesus died for and that is a sin and you need to repent of that!"]

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 30 The Clergy Spouses, in thanksgiving for their apostolic support For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012
From: Ronnie O'Neill
Subject: Fw: Prayer update on "Y"
      Just in from Mark and Liz: Hi all, quick update on "Y" whom many of you have been praying for. As some will have heard in church this morning; "Y" is still in protective care and rehabilitaion, however we've heard in the past couple of days that her younger sister who had been sold into the brothel to replace "Y" has been rescued and is now also in protective care - praise the Lord and thank you for your prayers!!! Her mother has alos been found work that provides some income and should reduce the risk of other "Y"'s other siblings being sold. Thanks to you all once again for your prayers and to God for his mercy, grace and protection. Cheers and God bless, Mark and Liz...

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, January 29, 2012

 

1/29/2012, #29, 1st Quarter 2012

Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. (Mark 1:21)
      Jesus, enter ever parish of this diocese today and teach through the power of your Holy Spirit.

And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. (Mark 1:22)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and heed all teaching that authentically comes from Jesus. Let the words that he speaks cut us to the heart.

Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!" But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" (Mark 1:23-25)
      Jesus, whenever evil spirits manifest themselves in our lives or in our parishes, rebuke them and cast them out.

And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. (Mark 1:26)
      Father, please help us persevere through to victory in the fight with what is evil in your sight.

Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him." (Mark 1:27)
      Father, help the clergy and people of this diocese recognize and accept the authority with which Jesus speaks to us.

And immediately his fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee. (Mark 1:28 )
      Jesus, we pray that the news of what you are doing in our congregations will spread throughout our communities. Thank you.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Gen. 18:16-33: Gal. 5:13-25: Mark 8:22-30
HC: Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Gen. 19:1-17(18-23)24-29: Heb. 11:1-12: John 6:27-40

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:29-39; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; 2 Kings 4:(8-17)18-21(22-31); Psalm 142).

***** Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Someone once said that if you are right about something; keep quiet about it. On the flip side if you are wrong about something; apologize. This might be a good equation in life within marriage, with friends and family. Jesus said, "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 29 Christ Church, Hudson -The Rev’d John Perry For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: prayer mail of 29 Jan 2012
Dear Prayer friends, This is this week's public prayer mail.
Current events:
      We have finalized what we need to do for our site-visit trip to equatorial East Africa on Monday.
      Prayer requests:
      a) That Lydia would do well this semester.
      b) That everything be done to the glory of God in our visit, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name, that lives would be changed by our visit, and that the Church be built up as a result of the decisions to be made.
      c) For safe and timely travel, good physical health, spiritual protection, that all logistical matters go well, and that resources be made available as needed.
      d) For adequate communication links.
      e) For discernment about an appropriate long-term site.
      Hopefully, we shall be able to keep in touch during our trip. If not, please keep praying this prayer mail until our return.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers make a difference.
God bless you, Shaw+ and Julie+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012
From: Ronnie O'Neill
Subject: Fw: Prayer request
      This request from Billy via Alan!Hi Ronnie, Billy Black passed this message on to me at the Men's Lunch Club: Please pray for Christopher Smyth (a young boy 5 or 6) who has a low immunity system. Whatever he has there is no cure for it although medication does help. Please also pray for his dad Joe. Thanks Alan

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, January 28, 2012

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:05 - 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady and Carol MacNaughton from St. Michael's Colonie.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H--indicates received a hat
M--indicates received mittens
G--indicates received gloves
S--indicates received a scarf
A pair of hand-knitted woolen socks was donated by a woman in Norway.

Prayed for a man walking on theother side of the street limping.

+Nancy -- She is traveling by bus to Pennsylvania and by plane to California. We prayed for travel mercies and that her "family will keep together."

+Luke (young man from Haiti) -- We prayed for a job and then confessed his sins and once again accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness. We also prayed for a wife for him and that he would not make any more "mistakes" about the women he goes out with.

+Thomas -- He asked prayer for his daughter Zayana who is 8 months old and has been sick at least half of that time. He said, "It is getting over-whelming." We prayed he would know how to be the man and the father God is calling him to be.

+Joe -- We prayed for him and his girlfriend for good health. He has a job interview this week.

+H Darius -- He asked prayer for a new beginning and gave his life to Jesus.

+Christopher -- He asked prayer for peace and for a friend who just died.

+HH Gary -- He asked prayer for a renewed relationship with his sons.

Joseph -- for his daughter Evea

+Christopher -- He asked prayer for relaxation. He then gave his burdens to Jesus.

++Eric -- He asked prayer for health for him and his family.

Desdemona -- She was on her way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St. with her adult son +Louis who goes to a "Sunday" church in New York City. We prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Macedonia and on Christ Church.

++Ethel -- She asked prayer for her fianceé and for peace.

+Dale -- He asked prayer for his 5 grandchildren.

 

1/28/2012, #28, 1st Quarter 2012

Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:16-21)
      Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFkgAj2hEEc&feature=related

Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, and said, "My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant. Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant." They said, "Do as you have said." (Genesis 18:1-5)
      Father, Son and Holy Spirit, come into my home and dwell there. Do not pass me by.

And the Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?' Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son." (Genesis 18:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, help me excamine myself and clear away all doubt about what you can do in my life.



A word received: You are in my care.

Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Gen. 18:1-16: Heb. 10:26-39: John 6:16-27
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Gen. 18:16-33: Gal. 5:13-25: Mark 8:22-30
HC: Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Have "Good grief" in your life. Lucy got it right in Peanuts, as she said, "Good grief Charlie Brown!" Grieve well my friends. Invite Jesus into the grief. Go just a little bit deeper with Him into your grief. He will help you. Blessed are those who grieve for you will be comforted by the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5:4)

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 28 St. Luke’s, Catskill - The Rev’d David Sutcliffe, The Rev’d Henry Verdaasdonk For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that you may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! (Psalm 67:1-3)
      God the Father, please be gracious to Fr. Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge as they travel to Uganda and Kenya in order to discern the next step in your mighty plan for them. May your face shine upon them as they prepare to teach others in foreign lands your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples of Africa praise You. O God. Let the peoples throughout the world praise You!
      Lord, we pray for every travel mercy for the Mudges. May all the flights be on time and uneventful. May all connections be made. And upon arrival in Africa, may the Mudges be able to communicate with the people there and with their friends and family and prayer partners in the U.S. Keep them healthy and safe Lord. And give them assurance about the site for their next phase of ministry.
      We thank You Lord that Lydia seems to be enjoying her second semester at college. We pray that she keeps up with her studies and also makes some new friends for a positive social life. Help her to find a Christian community which will help her to stay connected to You. Help her to grow and be healthy in body, mind and spirit. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, January 27, 2012

 

1/27/2012, #27, 1st Quarter 2012

After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. Then a great multitude followed him, because they saw his signs which he performed on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus lifted up his eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" But this he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little." (John 6:1-7)
      Lord Jesus, so often we look at our resources and strength and say, "I can't do what you have asked of me." Help us to look to you and the resources and strength of heaven to do what you are calling us to.

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?" (John 6:8-9)
      Holy Spirit, help me keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and know that he can do what I cannot.

Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. (John 6:10-11)
      Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you have fed and led your people through the years. You gave them manna from heaven, water from the rock, and the food for the five thousand, and you have fed us with your word daily. Thank you.

So when they were filled, he said to his disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost." (John 6:12)
      Jesus, gather up the broken fragments of my life so that nothing is lost.

Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world." (John 6:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, please help us see the "signs following" that mark ministry directed sustained by Jesus. (See Mark 16:17)

Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he departed again to the mountain by himself alone. (John 6:15)
      Jesus, please help us accept you for who you are and stop trying to fit you into our agenda. Thank you.

A word received: Pray that my people will thank me.

Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Gen. 17:15-27: Heb. 10:11-25: John 6:1-15
Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Gen. 18:1-16: Heb. 10:26-39: John 6:16-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Strive to live in the present moment. Try not to linger in the past. Hope in the future and live you life to the fullest, now, and with great abundance.! Hebrews 13:8 writes, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 27 Men’s Ministries across the Diocese For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012
From: Bob Downey
Torre,
      Have you heard of the little man from St. George St in Sydney? This is a story about him in case you haven't heard of him before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdspKNEzH54

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday January 26, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre Bissell, Richard Baratiere and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady and Carol MacNaughton from St. Michael's Colonie. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Rich (young man) -- He asked prayer that he would be God's man, father, and husband and that he would no longer run from responsibility. His son is Richard Jr. and his wife is Sophia.

Anthony (a regular from the Christ Church prayer table) -- "For my family." He took eight crosses to hand out to other people.

+Kevin -- He asked prayer for a job and for a closer walk with Jesus.

+Ron -- He asked prayer that communication would be reestablished with his daughter Isabella that he has not seen since Thanksgiving.

+Richard -- He asked prayer for his wife +Mary Ellen who has just had major back surgery and is in a lot of pain.

Peter -- He asked prayer for a big meeting he has on Wednesday.

+James -- "I have lung cancer and my brother died of a heart attack this week."

 

1/26/2012, #26, 1st Quarter 2012

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)
      Jesus, let your people throughout this diocese give you thanks for your goodness and mercy.

Let Israel now say, "His mercy endures forever." (Psalm 118:2)
      Father, let the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church now say, "His mercy endures forever."

Let the house of Aaron now say, "His mercy endures forever." (Psalm 118:3)
      Holy Spirit, let the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese now say, "His mercy endures forever."

Let those who fear the LORD now say, "His mercy endures forever. " (Psalm 118:4)
      Father, let the men and women, youths and children in the pews acknowledge your enduring mercy. Thank you.

Thursday: 50 * [59, 60] or 118; Gen. 16:15-17:14: Heb. 10:1-10: John 5:30-47
Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Gen. 17:15-27: Heb. 10:11-25: John 6:1-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Note to self. Move from negative thinking to positive thinking. Is there a coincidence that the math sigh for negative is - the sign for positive is + a cross? Friend, seek first the Kingdom of God though the Cross +. Matt 6:33 put a + before and after everything you do and think.

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 26 St. Peter’s, Albany -The Rev’d Paul Hartt, The Rev’d Nicolas Hernandez For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012
From: JAN WILLIS
Subject: Big Daddy's Bakery Christian Coffee House
      Hi folks, We had a wonderful evening at Big Daddy’s Bakery, listening to the band called Theophelus, Abbie Samples and Dave Ames share their music with us. What a blessing for all of us who were able to be there. Mark your calendar for February 13 when Rev. Bill Delia and Wendy Proctor and Friends will be blessings us. I’ve attached a flyer for you to post in your churches or include in your bulletins or post at public places.

***** Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: prayer mail of 25 Jan 2012
Dear Prayer friends,
This is this week's public prayer mail. We are almost on the cusp of equatorial East Africa. It is dry season, there.
Current events:
      a) Things are coming together really well. For example, our visas have arrived; we just received a nice designated gift that covers the balance of our airfare for the trip, and the Diocese of Albany has graciously provided us with certain gifts for our hosts.
      We represent many people: SAMS (our sending agency), the Diocese of Albany (as official missionaries of the Diocese), and you. When we return, in some way we will also be representatives of our brothers and sisters in East Africa to you.
      b) Lydia is set in place at college, and likes the semester, so far.
      c) Julie just returned from a visit with her parents who are planning to move to Colorado in March.
      d) The Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda has just asked us to teach lay readers when we visit Gulu, this trip. We are looking forward to that. Lives are being changed, there. The latest news is that 1,000 people just turned their lives over to Jesus and/or were delivered of demonic influences, this weekend. We have been told that spiritual warfare is big (this was the home base of the LRA, where it got started, until it moved to the Congo a few years ago, just to give you an idea).
      e) This week we almost had another site-visit set up in another Kenyan diocese, this time on Lake Victoria, but logistics did not work out in a timely fashion. We wish them well, and ask God to bless them in their endeavors. We still have the one site-visit in Kenya on our agenda.
Prayer requests:
      a) That arrangements can be made for someone to pick us up when we return to the Albany airport.
      b) That Lydia would do well this semester.
      c) That everything be done to the glory of God in our visit, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name, that lives would be changed by our visit, and that the Church be built up as a result of the decisions to be made.
      d) That we would build bridges with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, representing our prayer partners, family, SAMS, the Diocese of Albany, and other supporters as God would want us to represent them.
      e) For safe and timely travel, good physical health, for spiritual protection, for all logistical matters to go well, and resources be made available as needed.
      f) For our family in the US. That they be blessed because of our trip.
      g) For the continued finalizing of our parish visit list, both now and when we return.
      h) For adequate communication links through Skype, email, and Facebook during our site visits.
Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers make a difference. God bless you, Shaw+ and Julie+

***** Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012
From: Christine Hales
Subject: Invitation!
Hello Everyone:
      This will be the first of regular every other Thursday evenings of prayer and worship at our house. If God puts it on your heart to come,
we would love to see you and pray together.


Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 

1/25/2012, #25, 1st Quarter 2012

"Most assuredly, I say to you," (John 5:24a)
      Jesus, please help us hear what you are saying to us.

"he who hears My word and believes in him who sent me" (John 5:24b)
      Holy Spirit, let our hearing of Jesus' words lead us to believing his Father who sent him to us.

"has everlasting life," (John 5:24c)
      Father, please help us daily enter that everlasting life with you.

"and shall not come into judgment," (John 5:24d)
      "I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!" (Job 19:25-27)

"but has passed from death into life." (John 5:24e)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily make that passage from death into life with you. Let rivers of living water flow out of our hearts to others. Thank you.

A word received on Mark 1:21-28: Even in the midst of the doubts of the people I was able to set the man free. I can set you free, even amid all your doubts.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49, [53]; Gen. 16:1-14: Heb. 9:15-28: John 5:19-29
Thursday: 50 * [59, 60] or 118; Gen. 16:15-17:14: Heb. 10:1-10: John 5:30-47

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Focus on the crocus, the first sign of spring, the first sign of healing.

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 25 The Rev’d John Zimmerman Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012
From: Jake Dell
Subject: Churches in India decry Kashmir court order targeting Christians http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2012/01/24/churches-in-india-decry-kashmir-court-order-targeting-christians/

***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
      Join the Sisters of St. Mary in "Spiritual Passages: A Course in Christian Spiritual Development" A Class for Spiritual Directors and Directees Taught by the Rev'd Ellen Neufeld,
      This class will offer an exploration of the development of the Christian's relationship with God through stages in human experience, based on the book Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development by Benedict Groschel. It is intended for those who are involved in spiritual direction, both directors and those who have been receiving direction over a period of several years. Classes meet bi-monthly on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at the convent beginning February 7. There is a materials fee of $80 (eight sessions.) For more information about this class (including class dates), click http://www.stmaryseast.org/Spiritual%20Passages.html To register, call the convent at 692-3028.
      The weekend before Ash Wednesday is a time to take stock and make ready for the pilgrimage of prayer and discipline by which Christians approach both the Passion of Christ and His Paschal victory -- as Jesus said to His disciples, "Lo, we go to Jerusalem...."
      The Sisters of St. Mary are also offering: A Pre-Lent Quiet Day with Bishop Dan Saturday, February 18, 2012 From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      For more information about the Retreat or Quiet Day, click http://www.stmaryseast.org/Holy%20Lent.html. To register, call the convent at 692-3028.
      For information regarding other programs offered by the Sisters, including classes offered through St. Mary's Institute for Christian Studies, click http://www.stmaryseast.org/Programs.html.
      NOTE: THE SISTERS WILL BE IN THEIR ANNUAL RETREAT JANUARY 27 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2. Visitors are welcome to attend Daily Offices and join us for Holy Eucharist, but the Sisters will not offer afternoon tea or be generally available during this week of retreat.
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Order of St. Luke Healing Conference February 4, 2012
"Love - The Heart of the Matter" A day-long healing conference with guest speaker Fr. Nigel Mumford
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Healing the Shepherds Feb. 8 & 9 A 24 hour retreat for clergy of all denominations. Fr. Nigel leads this time of prayer for clergy who feel burnt out, tired, and need spiritual renewal! This private and confidential retreat is held at the Healing Center. Retreat begins on Wed. at lunch in the dining room of the Welcome Center, and will end at lunch on Thurs.
Cost: $100.00 (+ tax) includes overnight accommodation, and meals. (A great Gift for your Pastor!)
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SonShine Dates: Jr High - Feb 18-20 Sr High - Feb 23-25
Come to Beaver Cross for some winter fun! We'll be chasing away the cold winter blues with plenty of snow sports, games, songs, and fireside chats. You'll get to connect with friends and revitalize your faith all in the beautiful setting of the Spiritual Life Center. This year is going to be jam packed with all sorts of awesome winter adventures, so you won't want to miss it!
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Beaver Cross Registration is open for 2012
Registration forms online! Click http://beavercrossministries.squarespace.com/downloads/ to download register now.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

 

1/24/2012, #24, 1st Quarter 2012

As Jean and I looked at yesterday's prayer note, Jean asked the question about "Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God. " (Psalm 92:13), "How does one get planted in the house of the LORD?" We looked up the word "planted" in the concordance and found that it actually means "transplanted". This implies an intentional act. It is something that someone else does to the plant: The LORD, but you have to want it, desire it, and be willing to be moved from where you are now to where the LORD wants you to be. Are you willing and desirous of being transplanted into the courts of the LORD?

A word received: Let me lead you by the hand.

After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." (Genesis 15:1)
      Father, please help us daily put on the shield of faith so that we will join with Abraham in having you as our exceedingly great reward. Help us daily put on your full armor.

      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)

Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 15:1-11,17-21: Heb. 9:1-14: John 5:1-18
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49, [53]; Gen. 16:1-14: Heb. 9:15-28: John 5:19-29

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 23 The Rev’d Carlos Caguiat, The Rev’d Randolph Lukas January 24 St. Paul’s, Troy -The Rev’d Michael Gorchov, The Rev’d Alicia Todaro Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012
From: Anita Born
Subject: + Alton Van Cleef
      The funeral for Alton Van Cleef, it will be on Friday at 11:00 am at Christ Church, Cooperstown.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, January 23, 2012

 

1/23/2012, #23, 1st Quarter 2012

So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him and implored him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe." The nobleman said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies!" (John 4:46-49)
      Holy Spirit, give us this same persistence in intercession for our children and other members of our family that this man has.

Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your son lives." So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. (John 4:50)
      Jesus, when you give the word to us, as you did to this man, help us by your Holy Spirit to go forward in faith, believing what you have said to us.

And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, "Your son lives!" Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." And he himself believed, and his whole household. This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee. (John 4:51-54)
      Father, help us see the fruit of faith in Jesus in our lives and in our families as this man did.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (Psalm 92:12-15)
      LORD God, help us to stay firmly planted in your courts and be fruitful in old age; help us daily declare your faithfulness.

As your days, so shall your strength be. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; (Deuteronomy 33:25b, 27a)
      Father, as our days are, so let our strength be. Hold us up each day in your everlasting arms till we come at last into the fullness of your kingdom. Thank you.

Monday: 41, 52 * 44; Gen. 14:(1-7)8-24: Heb. 8:1-13: John 4:43-54
Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 15:1-11,17-21: Heb. 9:1-14: John 5:1-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 14:09:07 -0500
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Is your windshield clean? Can you really see what is ahead without smudges and obscurities? Can you see that person crossing the road? Is your "sight way" clear in the "path way" of life? Can you really see where you are going? Psalm 119:105 writes: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. "

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 22 The Trustees of the Diocese Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: Prayer Table Report, St James Lake George, Friday 1/20/12 Mary MacDonald and Terry Graves Not Much Traffic these days
Philip + Pray for me and my family
[Note from Torre: I thank God for their persistence in prayer for others.]

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012
From: Welcome Home Initiative Dayton Prayer
Subject: WHI Dayton Praise Report and Prayer Request 2012 01 22
      1. General Bill wrote on Fri, Jan 20: "Thank you very much for your concern and prayers. I am pleased to report that my daughter, Caroline, is steadily improving from the injuries she received in the car accident on January 17. Her most serious injury was the fracture of the second vertebrae in her neck--the cure for which is a long period in a neck brace and rest. She also has fractured ribs and many bruises, particularly on her left side. She is in considerable pain but handling it like the real trooper she is. I am a proud and grateful father. Our family is deeply grateful for your prayers. We feel that your prayers are the most important reason for her improvement. God bless you, Bill" (Names altered to provide privacy.)

      2. WHI vet Eric drove home from Chicago after flight cancellation. 5-hr drive turned into 14-hr slip-n-slide. Poor choice and decision. Thank Jesus for saving lives when a tractor-trailer jack-knifed in front of Eric less 50 ft away in the early morning hours on Sat. Tractor-trailer slipped off into the median and Eric drove on and called 911. Other vehicles were at least a half mile away when this took place.

      3. On DC to Chicago flight, Eric saw Rahm Emanuel seated two rows behind him in Economy class with a security guard and assistant. Eric shook his hand and said "God bless you" and he, without missing a beat, said it right back. During the flight, Eric's attempt to share WHI with him was blocked by his security. As he was exiting the plane, he said to Eric "take care, bud." Don't we all need Jesus? Let's pray for our officials. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel

      4. Please pray for Holy Spirit's influence and empowerment for all involved in WHI Retreats (NY, OH, DC, and others) - organizers, volunteers, attendees, supporters, etc. Let the intercessors' prayers rise up to the Throne Room; faithful, fragrant, and pleasing to the Father; and the Lord pours it out in power and love. Come, Lord Jesus, come.

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012
From: Anita Born from Christ Church Cooperstown
Dear Torre,
      I have been asked to tell folks that Alton VanCleef has gone to glory . They are asking for prayer to deal with this, and prayers of thanks for all the Lord has done throughout all of the times Alton has passed through. Thanks,

***** Autistic Girl Expresses Unimaginable Intelligence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNZVV4Ciccg [I picked up this link from our daughter Sarah's Facebook site. Torre]

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, January 22, 2012

 

1/22/2012, #22, 1st Quarter 2012

Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors." (John 4:34-38 )
      A word received: Pray for eyes to see the harvest fields.

A voice was heard on the desolate heights, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel. For they have perverted their way; they have forgotten the LORD their God. (Jeremiah 3:21)
      Holy Spirit, help us weep and lament the manner in which the Episcopal Church has perverted its way and forgotten the LORD our God.

"Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings." (Jeremiah 3:22a)
      Father, there are so many in the church who have never "frontslid" by accepting you as their Lord and Savior. Have mercy on all those who have lost their way.

"Indeed we do come to you, for you are the LORD our God. (Jeremiah 3:22b)
      Jesus, we come to you; help us truly repent of our sins and heresies.

Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains; truly, in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel. (Jeremiah 3:23)
      Jesus, in vain the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church have looked for salvation in all the wrong places. Please help us return to you. You are the Rock that does not move or shake.

For shame has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth--their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. (Jeremiah 3:24)
      Father, to our shame the patrimony of faith that was handed down through the generations has been squandered. Help us prodigal sons to return to you.

We lie down in our shame, and our reproach covers us. For we have sinned against the LORD our God, We and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God." (Jeremiah 3:25)
      Jesus, help us recognize and repent of our sins; help us obey the voice of the LORD our God.

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for you, O God. (Psalm 42:1)
      Help us to thirst for you, O God.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Gen. 13:2-18: Gal. 2:1-10: Mark 7:31-37
HC: 130; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Mark 1:14-20
Monday: 41, 52 * 44; Gen. 14:(1-7)8-24: Heb. 8:1-13: John 4:43-54

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      God has saved my life several times. I have been the target of a terrorist bullet three times. To hear the buzzing sting fly by you is, in a word, terrifying! I have been blown up by bombs five times. I was wounded above the left eye by a terrorist. Once I drowned in a scuba diving accident. I came as "close to death without dying" as one doctor had ever seen due to the swine flu. That is eleven times. At number nine I used to say I am glad I am not a cat, I am very glad I am a Christian! It is so good to be alive. Enjoy your life. Hey, have fun. John 10:10 (KJV) writes, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 22 The Trustees of the Diocese Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012
From: Mark Pasko
Subject: Christ Church Prayer Table Report
Hi Torre: I'm glad you stayed home today. It was pretty cold....6 degrees with wind chill.. Hope you are doing better today. Chuck Rinaldo and I did OK:

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H--indicates received a hat
M--indicates received mittens
G--indicates received gloves
S--indicates received a scarf
There were more donated hats and gloves to hand out.

+ Scott- good weather
+ Givane- a "hit and run" prayer
G Otis- Everything
Debbie- regular- Prayer for grand daughter Mahogany who is in Ellis Psych. under a suicide watch
GG Walter- Prayer for a joyful day....
Paula- regular- everything
teve- a better tomorrow
John- Health
+ Al- prayer for all
G + Tina- Health
G + Noah- Health
2+ Agnes- Family

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, January 21, 2012

 

1/21/2012, #21, 1st Quarter 2012

The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, "Come, see a man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" Then they went out of the city and came to him. (John 4:28-30)
      Jesus, please help us understand the power of public testimony in bringing people to you. Please open the door in every parish for people to give witness to the way that you have worked in their lives.

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did." So when the Samaritans had come to him, they urged him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his own word. Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." (John 4:39-42)
      Holy Spirit, the woman's testimony brought many to a direct, personal encounter with Jesus. Please let that kind of testimony produce such fruit in all our parishes and communities and at the Diocesan Convention.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 16, January 22, 2012
Theme Verse: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Readings: Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130
Memory Verse: If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5b)
Next Week: Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111

A word received: I want to build you into the church I want. I AM the foundation and cornerstone. Look to me -- let me build you up by my Holy Spirit and my word.

      Gospel: Mark 1:14-20

A word received: Those are the kind of disciples that I am looking for: men and women, youth and children who will immediately drop what they are doing at my word and follow me.

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 7:17-23

A word received: I want you to find your freedom in me.

      Old Testament: Jeremiah 3:21-4:2

A word received: Fruitfulness comes from me. Pray for my backsliding people to return to me.

      Psalm: Psalm 130

A word received: Cry out to me from the desolate and broken places in your lives. I will hear you.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Gen. 12:9-13:1: Heb. 7:18-28: John 4:27-42
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Gen. 13:2-18: Gal. 2:1-10: Mark 7:31-37
HC: 130; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Mark 1:14-20

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Have you ever limited God? I sure have! I am not happy that I have done that and fully intend to amend my ways. I am tying not to limit Him in my prayers,thoughts or actions especially when praying for others. Ephesians 3:20,21 writes, Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.

*****Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 21 Episcopal Church Women Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, … and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:1-3)
      Lord, speak to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge as clearly as you spoke to Abram. Show them that land where you would have them minister. Help them to make that land a great land for you. Bless the Mudges mightily, Lord, so that they may be a blessing in that land.
      Father God, help Shaw and Julie to organize their trip to Africa. Show them clearly that place in Uganda or Kenya to which you are sending them. Keep them safe from all harm and help them with the little incidentals like visa applications, obtaining local currencies, good communication connections and safe and timely travel. May all that they do, Lord, be done to your glory, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in the name of your Son, Jesus.
      Lord, we also ask for blessings upon Lydia. Let her be making a good start during this second half of her freshman year at college. May she always know of your presence with her. Help her to make new friends and to see more of your plan for her.
      In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen!

***** Diocesan Update Addendum, January 20, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Over 125 individuals from parishes in the Northern Adirondack and St. Lawrence Deaneries will gather tomorrow, Saturday, for the first of our three 2012 Parish Leadership Conferences (PLCs). Each PLC begins at 9 AM and wraps-up by 4 PM. Registration opens at 8:30. The two remaining PLCs are
      28 Jan Foothill Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St, Oneonta, Susquehanna and Western Mohawk Deaneries, RSVPs were due Jan 19 to diocese@albanydiocese.org ; include PLC site & your parish. Number of attendees goes to caterer tomorrow - Saturday. Late registrations can be accommodated through close of business Monday, 23 Jan.
      4 Feb Cathedral of All Saints, Swan & Elk, Albany, NY, Hudson, Metro, S. Adirondack, & Upper Hudson Deaneries, RSVP: Jan 26 to diocese@albanydiocese.org ; include PLC site & your parish
      The PLCs will focus on the Great Commission ? evangelism. It will be a practical how-to conference where you will begin to prepare and commit to paper your individual and parish transformation stories of how God has had an impact on your life, and how you can share that transformation story with family, friends, neighbors, and those you meet along the way each day.
      Who should attend the PLCs? Every member of the clergy, churchwardens, vestry members, vestry clerks, treasurers/assistant treasurers, Sunday school leaders/teachers, altar guild directors/members, acolyte leaders, mission and outreach coordinators, and any other ministry leaders/coordinators along with the 3 newest members of your parish. Why the three newest members? They are the ones who are most likely to ask: Why are we doing "X", it doesn't make sense? What do you mean by "episcopalianspeak term?"
      Rectors/vicars/priests-in-charge/(churchwardens where there is no clergy assigned) are asked to register their parish teams via email to Diocese@albanydiocese.org with the subject line: PLC Registration. Please include names. All this will ensure there are sufficient snacks and lunches and a smooth efficient sign-in at the conference. This is an investment in our missionary outposts and the cost of the conferences is paid by your parish assessment.
      If you cannot attend the PLC for your deanery, you are most welcomed and encouraged to attend one of the other PLCs.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, January 20, 2012

 

1/20/2012, #20, 1st Quarter 2012

Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. " (John 4:21-24)
      Father, please help us worship you in Spirit and in truth. Restore truth and worship in the power of your Holy Spirit to the Episcopal Church for Jesus' sake.

A word received: Wait on me. Let me guide you. Let me call you.

Friday: 31 * 35; Gen. 11:27-12:8: Heb. 7:1-17: John 4:16-26
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Gen. 12:9-13:1: Heb. 7:18-28: John 4:27-42

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Many people are presenting with issues of fear and anxiety at the moment. Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real! Identify the root of the fear, did you learn it from someone else or is this from an incident or trauma in your life? Is this fear real or perceived? Jesus said, "Ask." Ask Jesus to remove the fear and the root cause. 2 Timothy 1:7 writes, "For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind."

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 20 Christ Church, Ballston Spa -The Very Rev’d Derik Roy, The Rev’d Scott Evans. Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish

***** On Friday, January 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 Michael Hales. 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: Thu, 19 Jan 2012
From: Welcome Home Initiative Dayton Prayer
Subject: Praise Report - WHI Dayton Prayer Request 2012 01 19
Praise the Lord.
      1. Gen Bill's friend provided the following update. "Caroline checked out of the hospital with a neck brace. She can stand up. General Bill's son is an orthopedic surgeon in CA: He is reviewing the MRI's etc. Thank you for your prayers."
      2. A WHI veteran has a donor match; waiting to schedule procedure.
      3. A WHI couple expecting their first born son in March.
      4. A church in DC area with bold faith, planning for a general officers' WHI Retreat after Easter.
      5. WHI Dayton Retreat 17 - 19 April in planning and organizing phase.
      6. WHI Dayton's meetings with other groups: 21 Jan Men's Group Breakfast, west of Dayton; and 9 - 11 Feb trip to Fort Campbell KY to meet w/ Army chaplains and local church / ministries.
Thank you for your faithful intercession.
[Jan 18, 2012, Caroline, the daughter of retired Gen "Bill", was in a head-on collision accident yesterday, Tue, in WA state. Details of injury are not clear but possibly she is suffering from a broken neck and ribs. Gen Bill and his adult grandson and wife (Caroline's son and daughter-in-law) are traveling across the country to be with Caroline. Gen Bill is a strong Christian combat veteran, humble servant leader, and supporter and friend of WHI. (Names altered to provide privacy.)]

***** Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: Bishop Mike
      Bishop Mike and Company arrived safely in Lima today. Thanks so much for praying! God sees, He rewards, we are blessed. Peace to all, Ginnie

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre Bissell and Mark Pasko. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

++++++++Anthony (a regular from the Christ Church prayer table) -- "For my family." He took eight crosses to hand out to other people.

+Earl -- "Heartburn."

+Chris --- He asked prayer to be reconciled to a former friend.

+Afonté (young man) -- "For my mom who is going to have surgery."

+Donna (young woman) -- "More discipline in my quiet time."

+Rich (young man) -- "For God to fill the empty places in my life."

+Jason (young man) -- "A job." He also asked prayer for his brother Gregory "who is too smart for his own good."

+John -- "For my family -- it's all broken."

+Peter -- "For healing of divisions in my family."

+June -- "For +Florence who is 95 and is sick with bronchitis and Alzheimers."

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, January 19, 2012

 

1/19/2012, #19, 1st Quarter 2012

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." (John 4:10)
      Jesus, please help us know you and receive your gift of living water.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, (Hebres 6:19)
      Father, anchor our souls in Jesus and the hope of the Gospel.

      Will your anchor hold in the storms of life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQQO8v-0VBo&feature=relmfu

Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:1-9)
      Holy Spirit, we still endure the curse of Babel in the Episcopal Church: we use the same words as each other, but mean entirely different things by those words and are not able to communicate with one another.

      Holy Spirit, please help us use all the gifts you have given (including tongues) so that our communication with you and with one another is transformed in the Episcopal Church. Thank you.

Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. (Psalm 37:1)
      Father, help us lay aside all fretting and anxiety and place our hope in you. Thank you.

Mark 1:14-20 A word received: That is the kind of disciples that I am looking for: men and women, youth and children who will immediately drop what they are doing at my word and follow me.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Gen. 11:1-9: Heb. 6:13-20: John 4:1-15
Friday: 31 * 35; Gen. 11:27-12:8: Heb. 7:1-17: John 4:16-26

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Use the key the Lord has given you. It is the key to the Kingdom. The key to abundant life. Matthew 16:19 Writes, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
Be well, God bless you, ~ Nigel Mumford+

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 19 The Standing Committee The Rev’d Patti Johnson

***** On Friday, January 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 Michael Hales. 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: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
From: Welcome Home Initiative Dayton Prayer
Subject: Urgent WHI Dayton Prayer Request 2012 01 18
      Caroline, the daughter of retired Gen "Bill", was in a head-on collision accident yesterday, Tue, in WA state. Details of injury are not clear but possibly she is suffering from a broken neck and ribs. Gen Bill and his adult grandson and wife (Caroline's son and daughter-in-law) are traveling across the country to be with Caroline. Gen Bill is a strong Christian combat veteran, humble servant leader, and supporter and friend of WHI. (Names altered to provide privacy.)

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: update Thursday a.m. on Bishop Mike Chapman and party
      From Linda: I have heard from Michael this morning. They are going to do ministry today and would like prayer for that, and also, because the way is closed on the road they came on because of the weather, they will need to take an alternate route to return to Lima. So we need prayers for ministry and for travel back to Lima tomorrow. We are so greatful to everyone who is praying. (this update came from Linda this morning.)I like to share what she writes to me; I hope you enjoy hearing directly from her writings. I know many of you pray all the time, some like the frequent updates to target their prayers. Thank you all for your love and committment to the Chapmans and their call. Blessings, Ginnie

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 

1/18/2012, #18, 1st Quarter 2012

"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure." (John 3:34)
      Jesus, let the river of your Spirit flow through our parishes and this diocese. Help all whom you have sent to minister in this diocese speak the words of God.

"The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand." (John 3:35)
      Father, thank you that we are in your hands.

"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36)
      Holy Spirit, please help us believe in Jesus with all our heart and mind and soul and strength, to trust his word to us, and to enter into everlasting life with him. Holy Spirit, move the hearts of those who are stuck in unbelief so that God's wrath will be removed from them.

            Praying the Apostles' Creed
The holy Catholick Church;
      Thank you for your church, Jesus; please help it to be a true vessel of your gospel in all places and in all times.

A word received: In all your journeys I am with you.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Gen. 9:18-29: Heb. 6:1-12: John 3:22-36
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Gen. 11:1-9: Heb. 6:13-20: John 4:1-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Seek joy. If joy has taken a hiatus in your life go look for it again. Be creative in hankering after joy. No one said you have to suck on a lemon to be a Christian! Job 8:21 (even Job!) writes: "He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy." Brilliant!

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 18 The Rev’d Lawrence Steuer

***** On Friday, January 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 Michael Hales. 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!

*****       Loving the Lord by John Henry Jowett, 1863-1923
            Luke 10:21-28
      The secret of life is to love the Lord our God, and our neighbours as ourselves. But how are we to love the Lord? We cannot manufacture love. We cannot love to order. We cannot by an act of the will command its appearing. No, not in these ways is love created. Love is not a work, it is a fruit. It grows in suitable soils, and it is our part to prepare the soils. When the conditions are congenial, love appears, just as the crocus and the snowdrop appear in the congenial air of the spring.
      What, then, can we do? We can seek the Lord's society. We can think about Him. We can fill our imaginations with the grace of His life and service. We can be much with Him, talking to Him in prayer, singing to Him in praise, telling Him our yearnings and confessing to Him our defeats. And love will be quietly born. For this is how love is born between heart and heart. Two people are "much together," and love is born! And when we are much with the Lord, we are with One who already loves us with an everlasting love. We are with One who yearns for our love and who seeks in every way to win it. "We love Him because He first loved us." And when we truly love God, every other kind of holy love will follow. Given the fountain, the rivers are sure.


Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 

1/17/2012, #17, 1st Quarter 2012

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
      Father, I confess that I have been too casual about your love and the cost for you personally in watching your son die on the cross. Please forgive me.

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:17)
      Father, your heart's desire is my salvation and not my condemnation. Help me respond to your love and care for me.

"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:18 )
      Change My Heart Oh God

      Change my heart oh God
      Make it ever true
      Change my heart oh God
      May I be like You

      Change my heart oh God
      Make it ever true
      Change my heart oh God
      May I be like You

      You are the potter
      I am the clay
      Mold me and make me
      This is what I pray

      Change my heart oh God
      Make it ever true
      Change my heart oh God
      May I be like You

      Words and Music by Eddie Espinosa, CCLI #299308
      Change my heart, oh God http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bZfqp4hHu0

"And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." (John 3:19)
      Jesus, please help me take each step by your light. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

"For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." (John 3:20)
      Jesus, help me bring my sins to the light and make a good confession.

"But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." (John 3:21)
      Father, please help me so that my deeds are done in you. Thank you.

A word received: Keep looking to me.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Gen. 9:1-17: Heb. 5:7-14: John 3:16-21
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Gen. 9:18-29: Heb. 6:1-12: John 3:22-36

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Listen to the silence now and again. Go on, really listen. What is the silence saying? Seek some silence today and listen to what the Lord is saying to you in that silence. Revelation 8: 1 writes: When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: January 17 St. James, Ausable Forks-The Very Rev’d David Ousley, The Rev’d Patti Johnson

***** On Friday, January 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 Michael Hales.
      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 Jan 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: prayer mail of 16 Jan 2012
Dear Prayer friends, This is this week's public prayer mail.
Current events:
      a) We have a guide assigned to us for the Uganda part of our trip.
      b) Lydia is poised to return to college for the Spring semester, and he is finishing up her remaining work from last semester.
      c) We continue preparations for the upcoming site visit to Kenya and Uganda, and for parish visits when we return.
      Prayer requests:
      a) That Lydia would complete her work in a timely manner, and get off to a good start in the Spring semester.
      b) That our visa applications would be completed shortly, and all other preliminary matters for our site visit trip, be completed in a timely manner to the glory of God.
      c) For the following matters regarding our upcoming trip, in God's way and in his timing, to his glory:
            i) that we would have sufficient arrangements for obtaining the necessary local currencies while on our trip
            ii) that we would have good and satisfactory communication arrangements: proper cell phone and Internet connections
            iii) that there would be minimal complications with electricity
            iv) that we would be protected from health hazards, and that any other safety concerns be addressed adequately
            v) that there be adequate transportation arrangements, and safe and timely travel
            vi) that we learn all necessary local customs in a timely manner, learn good resources for local languages
            vii) that our accommodations be satisfactory
            viii) that we learn what we need to know: to help discern the local for our long-term mission, and that we learn what we need to know about the community in God's desired location.
            ix) that we develop a good rapport with potential team members, and that the right combination of Spirit gifts, ministries, and fruit of the Spirit be manifested by all of us
            x) that everything be done to the glory of God, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name, that lives would be changed by our visit, and that the Church be built up as a result of the decisions to be made
            xi) the we would build bridges with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, representing our prayer partners, family, SAMS, the Diocese of Albany, and other supporters as God would want us to represent them
      Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers make a difference.
God bless you, Shaw+ and Julie+

Albany Intercessor

Monday, January 16, 2012

 

1/16/2012, #16, 1st Quarter 2012

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (Hebrews 4:14)
      Holy Spirit, help all of us in this diocese, clergy and laity, hold fast to our confession of the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. (See Jude 3)

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
      Jesus, come and meet us in our weakness with the strength and power of your Holy Spirit.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
      Father, please help us come boldly to the throne of grace day by day, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

A word received: Sharing the Good News is a choice. I want my people to make that choice.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Gen. 8:6-22: Heb. 4:14-5:6: John 2:23-3:15
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Gen. 9:1-17: Heb. 5:7-14: John 3:16-21

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      When in a coma (Oct 2009) I had many visions. In one, I was floating away from the earth, in darkness and looking at the stars. I looked and I saw a huge book about a mile across and six miles high. A page turned, I felt the wind of the enormous page on my face. On each of the hundreds of pages, I saw many "star like" lights. As I looked at each light I knew who the light was and I seemed to know all about that person. It was if I was being introduced to the whole company of heaven. I saw the book of life and all those written in it. When I now look at the night sky I always remember that huge book. Revelation 21:27 writes: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life. "

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions:
16 For the Alpha, Cursillo, Marks of Discipleship Classes, and E-100 study groups The Rev’d Alex Riffee

***** On Friday, January 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 Michael Hales.
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend.
      We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, January 15, 2012

 

1/15/2012, #15, 1st Quarter 2012 and Prayer Table Report

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6: 9-11)
      Lord, there is so much good news captured in that phrase, "And such were some of you." Jesus, we live in the hope that you can cleanse us from all sin and unrighteousness and raise us up at the last day.

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. (1 Corinthians 6: 12)
      Holy Spirit, keep us from being enslaved by anything which will drag us down and put us under any power except yours.

Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. (1 Corinthians 6: 13)
      Father, help us daily bring our bodies under your discipline and righteous law.

And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. (1 Corinthians 6: 14)
      Holy Spirit, just as you raised Jesus from the dead by your power; we trust that you will raise us up at the last day as well.

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," he says, "shall become one flesh." (1 Corinthians 6: 15-16)
      Jesus, set your people free from sexual immorality and bondage to sin.

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. (1 Corinthians 6: 17)
      Lord Jesus Christ, we want to be bound together with you and be in your Holy Spirit with you.

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 618:)
      Father, please help us flee sexual immorality in all its forms.

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6: 19)
      Holy Spirit, cleanse your temple just as Jesus cleansed the temple in Jerusalem.

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. (1 Corinthians 6: 20)
      Jesus, thank you for paying the price for our sins.

A word received: Tell them I love them.

Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Gen. 7:1-10,17-23: Eph. 4:1-16: Mark 3:7-19
HC: 63:1-8; 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20); 1 Corinthians 6:11b-20; John 1:43-51
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Gen. 8:6-22: Heb. 4:14-5:6: John 2:23-3:15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Do you believe in Christ? You know, sadly, every day I see well meaning Christians beating themselves up with unhealthy doses of self condemnation. You do not need to live that way. Romans 8:1 writes, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. "

***** Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more. (Psalm 16:11(
      Lord, we thank You for the path of life that you are making known to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. Lead them in their preparations for site visits to Uganda and Kenya. May they feel your presence and that fullness of joy. May they find pleasure in serving You according to your will.
      We pray also for Lydia as she finishes one more paper. We pray Lord that you smooth out the bumps as she gets acclimated to college once again. May she have smooth sailing during the Spring semester. Thank You Lord. Amen.

***** On Friday, January 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 Michael Hales.
      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!

***** [Sorry, my In-Basket got out of control and I missed this one:]
JANUARY - 2012
Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish
1 Christ’s Holy Catholic Church, especially where afflicted with persecution or affluence
The Rev’d Mark McDarby
2 All candidates taking the Canonical Exams; The Parish Leaders Seminar (January 10 & 11)
3 The Diocese of Albany - Bishop William Love
Canon Charles King, Jr.
4 The Episcopal Church & The Most Rev’d Kathrine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop & Primate
5 The Anglican Communion & The Most Rev’d Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
6 The Epiphany - Principal Holy Day - That the un-churched find Christ in our Missionary Outposts
The Rev’d Stephen Hart
7 Cathedral of All Saints, Albany -The Very Rev’d David Collum, The Rt. Rev’d David Ball,
The Rev’d Allen Carpenter, The Rev’d Richard Erickson, The Rev’d Susan Plaske, The Rev’d Christine Wickman

The Rev’d Scott Underhill
8 Grace & Holy Innocents, Albany – The Rev’d G. Tyrone Reddie
9 Parish Leadership Conferences (January 21, 28, February 4)
The Rev’d Julia McPartlin, The Rev’d David Sullivan
10 St. Andrew’s Church, Albany - The Rev’d Mary White
The Rev’d Allen Carpenter
11 St. Ann’s, Amsterdam – The Rev’d Neal Longe
12 St. Paul’s, Albany –The Rev’d J. Nixon McMillan, The Rev’d Nancy Rosenblum
The Rev’d Susan Plaske
13 The Rev’d John C. Smith
14 St. Paul’s Church, Waddington – The Rev’d Arthur Garno
15 St. Paul’s, Bloomville – The Venerable Barbara Hanstine

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Bob Baker and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St. A bit cold and not many out on the street.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H--indicates received a hat
M--indicates received mittens
G--indicates received gloves
S--indicates received a scarf

Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: more knitted goods
      Hello Torre: Miss Dawn dropped by St. Mary's this morning with a fresh bundle of new knitted things for the Prayer Table. I will drop them off at Christ Church either Mon or Tues, OK? -- Alan
State St.

Bill (regular) -- Protection from seizures, companionship, and protection for his friend Wendy.

+HGS Tony -- "Safety and covering."

+Jason -- We prayed for him and invited him to come and join in the fellowship at church.

+H Tina -- "My family."

+Bill -- "I'm homeless now."

+Anthony -- He is facing up to a year in the County Jail for a fight he got into with his girlfriend's father. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted the forgiveness God was offering him. We urged him to come to church and be part of a Christian fellowship. His girlfriend is pregnant by him.

+Escobido -- "For my family."

[We prayed about the traffic to the crack house next door.]

+Walter -- After praying for him he said, "Let me go feed the kids."

+G Kate -- "My family." We thought she was probably using something and was a "street lady."

+Rob -- "Better times economically."

Desdemona and Eric -- They were going to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.

Joseph -- He asked for and received bread and we assured him of God the Father's love for him. He said, "I know my father is talking with him right now in heaven."

Albany St.

Rishi - goodness, find his real purpose in life (He told us how his brother had come to the prayer table a year ago and his prayers had been fulfilled - now living a good life in Florida. Had told Rishi if he saw the prayer table he needed to stop.)

+Juan - blessings, and protection for his family.

+Larry - sharing the light of Christ with his neighbors

++HG Brianna - 2012 to be closer to Christ, have His peace

++++Carl - for his family, jobs, clearing family issues so he could marry his girlfriend. We also prayed for his 12 year old daugher Brittany who he says has been drawn to Satan.

Carl and Brianna were in a car that pulled up to the prayer table!

Waved at many cars which waved back - including a new city bus driver.

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