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Monday, April 30, 2012

 
4/30/2012, #26, 2nd Quarter 2012And seeing the multitudes, he went up on a mountain, and when he was seated his disciples came to him. (Matthew 5:1)

      Help us walk in your footsteps, Jesus.

Then he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: (Matthew 5:2)

      Holy Spirit, give us ears to hear what Jesus is saying to us.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:3)

      Father, there is nothing we have brought into this world and nothing we can take out of it. Help us remember each day that everything we have comes as a free gift from you.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

      Jesus, thank you for those intercessors who grieve over the sins of our fallen world; please comfort them.

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)

      Father, please help us look to you for all that we need.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)

      Holy Spirit, raise up men and women in politics and government, in business, and in your church who will hunger and thirst for your righteousness.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." (Matthew 5:7)

      Jesus, please help us daily show forth the same mercy to others which you have shown to us.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8

      Holy Spirit, bring me to purity of heart so that I may see God.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9)

      Father, please help us to be peacemakers in our families, our communities, in our parishes, and throughout your church.

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:10)

      Jesus, you were persecuted for righteousness sake, help us to walk with you in this and enter into the kingdom prepared by your Father for us. Thank you.

Monday: 41,52 * 44; Exod. 32:1-20: Col 3:18-4:6(7-18 ): Matt. 5:1-10

Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Exod. 32:21-34: 1 Thess. 1:1-10: Matt. 5:11-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 30 Deacon Formation Program

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 66:1-11 or 66:1-8; Acts 8:26-40 or Deuteronomy 4:32-40; 1 John 3:(14-17)18-24 or Acts 8:26-40; John 14:15-21).

***** I encourage your daily prayer for the Convention, for Bishop Bill, the Presenters, the Youth, the worship leaders, the Workshop leaders, the Healing Service, the many volunteers and the staff. Your brother in Christ, + Dan

***** Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      One word has been expanded to twenty-one words. Discussed at a conference of sociologists in America in 1977, "love"was defined as "The cognitive-affective state characterized by intrusive and obsessive fantasizing concerning reciprocity of amorant feelings by the object of the amorance." Try remembering that and whispering the in the ear of your loved one. Hey, let me know what happens! Jesus I love you, so glad I don't have to say all of that!

Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Quote

      Some like to read the bible in Greek. Some like to read the bible in Hebrew. I like to read the bible in the Holy Spirit. Smith Wigglesworth.

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table, Sunday, April 28, 2012

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

1.      +Sharon--Peace and patience towards neighbors upstairs. Deliberately stomping on floor to disturb her throughout the day and night. Ask that the neighbors be convicted of their wrongdoing and stop.

2.      +Marion--She didn’t need prayer, but said she was blessed and we gave thanks to the Lord. Gave her a cross for her friend.

3.      +Nicole--for all the details, which the Lord knows about, to work out for the good in her life.

4.      Julie--Her apartment has been sold and she needs to find a new one before June.

5.      +Peter--In a program to get off of drugs; prayed for him to stay clean and seek the Lord to keep him on the right path. He desperately wants to have his 2 year old triplets back in his life.

6.      +Alexis fractured her elbow. Pray for complete healing so she won’t need a soft cast.

7.      +Larry--Protection and provision for his family who is in NYC.

8.      +Evelyn--Provision for another place to live...soon.

***** Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012

From: Jeanne Gizara

Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! (Psalm 105:1-4)

      Father in Heaven, the psalmist has given us a wonderful reminder of the many ways that we can pray! We give thanks to You Lord for all the blessings that You have poured out upon Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We especially thank You for the ministry opportunities that are opening up in Tanzania and Belize in the areas of computer courses for seminary training. What an awesome way for the Mudges to make known your deeds among the peoples and to help those peoples in turn spread your mighty message and tell of your wondrous works!

      We thank You for Julie's music ministry and the chances that she has had in the past week to help others praise You through song, glorying in your holy name and inspiring hearts to seek You Lord and to rejoice. Lord, we and the Mudges strive to seek You always, to abide in You and to gather in the strength and inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, making us more effective ambassadors for your Son Jesus Christ!

      Lord, in the week ahead we pray according to your will that the plans for this "virtual seminary" experience move forward. We pray for the presentations that Shaw and Julie will be giving and that they get the continuing spiritual and financial support that they need to continue their work for You. And we pray for Lydia as she finishes up her year at college. Help her Lord to get through her finals and help her to plan her summer activities. May she know your love, peace and joy. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, April 29, 2012

 

4/29/2012, #25, 2nd Quarter 2012

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep." (John 10:11)

      Jesus, shepherd me day by day.

"But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them." (John 10:12)

      Lord, there are so many hirelings in the wider Episcopal Church. They have seen the wolves of heresy and relativism and political correctness coming and they have fled and left the sheep to fend for themselves.

"The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep." (John 10:13)

      Have mercy on your sheet and raise up true shepherds for the flock in every parish and diocese of the Episcopal Church.

"I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by my own." (John 10:14)

      Jesus, thank you for knowing us; help us by the working of your Holy Spirit to know you better each day.

"As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep." (John 10:15)

      Father, thank you for the pain you have endured in seeing your son nailed to the cross to rescue us his sheep from din and death.

"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd." (John 10:16)

      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and embrace every one of your sheep. Thank you.

A word received: You have turned to me; don't be afraid.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Exod. 28:1-4,30-38: 1 John 2:18-29: Mark 6:30-44

HC: Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16

Monday: 41,52 * 44; Exod. 32:1-20: Col 3:18-4:6(7-18 ): Matt. 5:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 29 Vocations to the Priesthood, the Diaconate, and the Religious Life The Rev’d Harold Reed, The Rev’d Mildred Williams

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 66:1-11 or 66:1-8; Acts 8:26-40 or Deuteronomy 4:32-40; 1 John 3:(14-17)18-24 or Acts 8:26-40; John 14:15-21).

***** Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote...

      The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with a primary goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA, and of identifying and mapping the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint. (keep reading, don't stop. There is a reason). The human (Homo sapiens) genome is stored on 23 chromosome pairs and in the small mitochondrial DNA. Twenty-two of the 23 chromosomes belong to autosomal chromosome pairs. The haploid human genome occupies a total of just over three billion DNA base pairs. (Wikipedia). Did you get all that? Don't worry if you didn't, I just want to point you to Psalm 139:14.

      Bottom line; I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14.

      Smiling? I am! ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9:10 - 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Bob Baker and Carol MacNaughton on Albany St. It was brisk and breezy.

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

State St.

+Tony (older man) -- "I'm homeless."

+Chris (young man) -- "For my family. I'm on my way to work. Do you do this [the prayer table] all the time?" I said, "Every Saturday 9:30-10:30."

Paul -- "Getting past the fire [that destroyed their apartment]."

+Linda -- She asked prayer that her bank account would get straightened out.

+Diane -- "Financial stability." I prayed that she would bind her stability in Jesus.

Katy (older woman) -- I prayed that she would keep warm.

+Tanya

+Carmen (woman) -- "Life." I shared a word Jean and I received this morning You have turned to me; don't be afraid. She said, "He is always right on time."

+Angel and +Gio (2 young men) -- I prayed they would grow into the manhood God had for them.

+Lee -- "Peace." I prayed that he would be a man of peace.

Steve (regular) -- He had sliced his hand. I prayed for speedy healing and for protectin.

+Lisa (woman, probably on something)

+Dennis (young man) -- He asked the way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.

William (from next door) -- "I've got a T-ball game I am going to."

+Jenisha (young woman) -- "That I will get to work on time."

Eric (pastor of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) -- We prayed for Dennis (see above) and for all to be anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit. They are having a visitor's service today.

Bill (regular) -- I prayed against his epilepsy and that he would have no more seizures and that he would have companionship.

Albany St.

+ Tania - general blessing, then she blessed us

+ Brianna - her family

+ Hope (Brianna's mom) - moving to a new apartment so we blessed it

+++ Gaitri - requested prayers for her husband Geewan - that he might find a job

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, April 28, 2012

 

4/28/2012, #24, 2nd Quarter 2012

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, (Colossians 3:12a)

      Father, please help me daily to know your love for me and answer your call to holiness.

put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; (Colossians 3:12b)

      Jesus, let me have this mind in me which was also in you (see Philippians 2:5); let me take on your character as I follow in your footsteps day by day.

bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Colossians 3:13)

      Holy Spirit, please help us to forgive one another in our families, our parishes, and throughout this diocese. Help each of us recognize our need for forgiveness and to know that If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Thank you.

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (Colossians 3:14-15)

      Holy Trinity, one God, help us to love one another as you love each other. Thank you.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Exod. 25:1-22: Col. 3:1-17: Matt. 4:18-25

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Exod. 28:1-4,30-38: 1 John 2:18-29: Mark 6:30-44

HC: Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 28 The Rev’d Paul Baker

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

***** Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      I spend a lot of time in hotels spreading the Gospel around this large country. It has been a long time since I have bumped into a joker. The joker (the previous occupant) set the bedside alarm (that I never use) to midnight and 4am. The alarm went off at midnight. It took while to learn how to turn it off. Fool me once.... At 4am the alarm went off again! This time I knew how to disable it! Fool me twice. Huh.... I hope the joker got a good kick out of his/her little prank. Funny, today I am giving a talk on "Forgiveness" now I know how I will start the talk. Oh, you have to laugh. Smiling now at the hotel breakfast table... A little tired! Ok, now the ketchup will just not come out of the bottle and the waiter has forgotten my coffee... now I am looking for the hidden cameras. This is going to be a good day. Hallelujah.

      Ps. I don't believe it. Hahaha the waiter just took my plate away, and I had not finished my breakfast! At least I got my meal back. I will let you know how the rest of my days goes... Pray for me please. LOL In Vermont.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, April 27, 2012

 

4/27/2012, #23, 2nd Quarter 2012

Now He said to Moses, "Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. And Moses alone shall come near the Lord, but they shall not come near; nor shall the people go up with him." So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the Lord has said we will do." (Exodus 24:1-3)

      LORD, we have made the commitment to live out our covenant relationship with you -- please help us by your Holy Spirit to actually do it.

And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that the Lord has said we will do, and be obedient." (Exodus 24:4-7)

      LORD, help us do all that you have said to us in your word -- help us keep our word to you.

And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, "This is the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you according to all these words." Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity. But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank. (Exodus 24:8-11)

      Jesus, please help our bishops, priests, deacons, and lay leaders see and know the glory of your Father.

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them." So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of God. And he said to the elders, "Wait here for us until we come back to you. Indeed, Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has a difficulty, let him go to them." Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. Now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. (Exodus 24:12-17)

      Holy Spirit, be that consuming fire for us and purge and burn away all our sin.

So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. (Exodus 24:18 )

      Bless Bishop Bill as he comes into your presence. Give him your word to speak to us at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.

A word received: Give thanks for all my provision for you.

Friday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Exod. 24:1-18: Col 2:8-23: Matt. 4:12-17

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Exod. 25:1-22: Col. 3:1-17: Matt. 4:18-25

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 27 Christ Church, Deposit-The Rev’d Nickolas Servetas, The Rev’d Linda Servetas The Rev’d Geraldine Clemmons, The Rev’d Richard Erickson, The Rev’d Dennis Pressley

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

***** Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      In times of great stress turn to the Lord. Seek His face and trust in Him. He is with you always, He will never leave you. Trust in Him to get you thought the clear and present danger. He will carry you in the face of aridity and disenchantment.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Leroy -- He held out the cross from a previous time and said, "It's working."

Peter -- "I gave my brother the cross and it's on his desk."

Smiley -- We prayed that he would encourage all that he meets.

Dave

Bryan (young men from last week) -- He asked prayer that he would get a job as a mechanic.

Melonie (young woman from last week) -- She was overwhelmed with the ways that God had blessed her this past week: she has received a new wardrobe, a new apartment, and a new couch.

+Dorothea -- She ask prayer that she would get an apartment.

+Bruce (a regular volunteer at the Schenectady City Mission)

Jerry --(from last week) -- During this past week his hearing in his ear was restored. He had lost it follow brain surgery for cancer. He gave thanks to God for its restoration. His nephew Jarret's condition remains unchanged (he has no immune system). He asked prayer for a veteran named Neil who is very discouraged. He lost his leg below the knee (it was amputated because of diabetes) and the doctors have not been able to properly fit an artificial leg on him. The ones they have tried on him have caused him much pain.

+June (from last week) -- God has provided a bridging place for Jim and Sue to stay before they can move into their new apartment. She sees Social Services today to try and get a voucher for housing.

Peter (young man wearing the cross from last week) -- We prayed for God's blessing on his studies in college. He is a volunteer at Schenectady City Mission.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, April 26, 2012

 

4/26/2012, #22, 2nd Quarter 2012

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1)

      Holy Spirit, give us hearts that are willing to go where you lead us, even if it means going into the wilderness and confronting the evil one.

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward he was hungry. (Matthew 4:2)

      Father, we are your creation -- bring our lives under your discipline of fasting and prayer.

Now when the tempter came to him, he said, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. " (Matthew 4:3)

      Jesus, please help us recognize every temptation for what it is. Thank you.

But he answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4:4)

A word received: Be at peace.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 28, April 29, 2912

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: Ps. 23; Acts 4:23-37; 1 John 3:1-10; John 10:11-18

Memory Verse: "By your fruits you will know them." (Matthew 7:16)

Next Week: Ps. 66:1-8; Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 3:11-24; John 14:15-21

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.

      First Lesson: Acts 4:23-37

"Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak your word" (Acts 4:29)

A word received: I want verse 29 to be your prayer. I want you to pray for the boldness of these disciples who were threatened and did not yield to fear.

A word received: Look at how my people dealt with threats of evil. They prayed for boldness. Protection is good, but it is essentially defensive. Ask for my word and speak my word with boldness that comes from my Holy Spirit.

Concordance on "boldness": all outspokenness, frankness, bluntness, publicity, by implication -- assurance, confidence, freely, openly, plainly.

      Gospel: John 10:11-18

A word received: Pray for a heart like mine -- a shepherd's heart. Pray for a heart like mine of love and compassion for my lambs. I want shepherds who will tend the flock.

      Epistle: 1 John 3:1-10

A word received: You are called to be "fruit inspectors." You are called to discern good from evil and the true from the false. Read my word and immerse yourself in it. My word is true and I will lead you into truth.

A word received: You are in a war and you must be clear about what is true and what is false.

      Psalm: Ps. 23

A word received: You too can walk through valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil when you have me as your shepherd and guide.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Exod. 20:1-21: Col. 1:24-2:7: Matt. 4:1-11

Friday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Exod. 24:1-18: Col 2:8-23: Matt. 4:12-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 26 St. Matthew’s Church, Unadilla – The Rev’d Scott Garno, The Rev’d Charles Bailey The Rev’d Anne Curtin

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 

4/25/2012, #21, 2nd Quarter 2012

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?" (Matthew 3:13-14)

      Lord Jesus, so often our human reasoning is inadequate when we confront the ways of God. Help us, like John, to give way to your Father's will.

But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him. (Matthew 3:15)

      Father, please help us in our day fulfill all the righteousness you have for us to do.

When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him. (Matthew 3:16)

      Holy Spirit, descend upon us as well. Let the river of your Spirit flow through this diocese and the through the Diocesan Convention so that we all receive a fresh immersion in you.

And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:17)

      Father, please help us to love Jesus as you do. Thank you.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Exod. 19:16-25: Col. 1:15-23: Matt. 3:13-17

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Exod. 20:1-21: Col. 1:24-2:7: Matt. 4:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 25 The Rev’d Joseph Acanfora

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

4/24/2012, #20, 2nd Quarter 2012

      Praying the Apostles' Creed

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

      Jesus, thank you for what you were willing to suffer for our salvation; please help us to endure what we must suffer to see the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion restored to Apostolic faith.

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" (Matthew 3:7)

      Holy Spirit, please raise up men and women who will warn the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church of the wrath to come.

"Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance," (Matthew 3:8 )

      Jesus, please help us all bear fruit worthy of repentance.

"and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones." (Matthew 3:9)

      Lord, there is o other basis for salvation except your cross and resurrection. There are no deeds we can do that are good enough to cover our sins. Thank you for the cleansing power of your blood that covers us.

"And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." (Matthew 3:10)

      Father, so much that seemed sturdy in the Episcopal Church is being cut down and throw in the fire.

"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Matthew 3:11)

      Jesus, baptize us afresh with your Holy Spirit. Come with your power on the Diocesan Convention -- in the the workshops, in the worship and healing service, in the sermons, the presentations and the fellowship. Let every aspect of the Diocesan Convention be infused with the power of your Holy Spirit.

"His winnowing fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly clean out his threshing floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3:12)

      A word received11/18/2006: Pray for the day of my threshing.

      Pray that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff.

      Pray for my little ones who are being led astray by lies.

      Pray for my will to be done.

Tuesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Exod. 19:16-25: Col. 1:15-23: Matt. 3:13-17

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Exod. 19:16-25: Col. 1:15-23: Matt. 3:13-17

      Notes from the Front Line

What a friend we have in Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLb96KDkJys&feature=channel

Tennessee Ernie Ford and Odetta - What A Friend We Have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaTTm2F57pc

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 24 St. Paul’s, Franklin The Rev’d Julianna Caguiat

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

***** Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily Quote...

      Practice Christian virtues so that others can see them. Here is the bible key verse in this matter; "Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. " 2 Peter 1:5-8

Albany Intercessor


Monday, April 23, 2012

 

4/23/2012, #19, 2nd Quarter 2012

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" (Matthew 3:1-2)

Jesus, let your word be spoken into all the wilderness areas of my life -- all those places in my life where you are not yet Lord.

For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.'" (Matthew 3:3)

Holy Spirit, thank you for the many witnesses you have raised up in my life. Help me hear and respond to the word you are speaking through them to me.

Now John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. (Matthew 3:4)

Thank you for all that John endured for me. Don’t let me be put off by the outward appearance of the witnesses you send to me -- help me to hear and receive your word to me.

Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. (Matthew 3:5-6)

Let all of Schenectady and Albany and every community in this diocese come flocking to you and be baptized afresh by your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

LORD, let the river of your Spirit flow through this diocese and through the Diocesan Convention. Help us all come into the joy of sharing Jesus with others. Thank you.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Exod. 18:13-27: 1 Pet. 5:1-14: Matt. (1:1-17),3:1-6

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Exod. 19:1-16: Col. 1:1-14: Matt. 3:7-12

Notes from the Front Line

Sine Nomine-For All The Saints (With Lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LMWCIa08Q

Hyfrydol-Alleluia! Sing To Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIYpVJNIW-o&feature=relmfu

To God Be The Glory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORH6TuZjM-Y&feature=endscreen&NR=1

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 23 Chaplains to the Retired Clergy & Spouses – The Rt. Rev. Daniel and Carol Herzog

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

***** Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily Quote...

Someone once said that if you worry you die and if you don't worry die so why worry! Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Luke 12:22

Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: The you tube testimony of Fr. Nigel Mumford "Royal Marine to Priest" is now on line. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k4JIn_QrGA

***** The Prodigal's Return: WHOW!

***** Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012

From: Shaw Mudge

Subject: Public Prayer Mail for April 23

Dear friends, This is our public prayer mail for this week. Happy Easter season! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thanksgivings:

1) Julie was at St. Mark's in Hoosick Falls, today, covering for Mtr. Laurie in Israel. I preached and gave a mission presentation at Good Shepherd in Canajoharie. We had a very good time at both parishes. I like giving the presentations and getting to meet people in the congregations.

2) Julie, Hannah, and I had a great time together at the Diocese of Albany's Priests' Retreat at the Spiritual Life Center. Julie was part of the diocesan music team, and then, after it ended, she had an anointed time as a musician at St. Michael's in Colonie for their monthly prayer meeting.

3) Saturday was a very interesting day. A) Julie and I dropped into the Cursillo Ultreya at the Spiritual Life Center in the morning; it was an awesome Holy Eucharist, B) then, we attended our niece's senior recital at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs (she is a composer; I would sum up her work as "moments of genius and brilliance, and the rest was simply fantastic"), and C) we enjoyed the Prodigal's Return musical at the Spiritual Life Center.

Prayer requests:

1) The rest of Lydia's semester and summer plans.

2) Prayer for discernment in the steps ahead.

3) Prayer for the upcoming parish visits. This coming Sunday, Julie and I will be traveling to Tupper Lake, on the heels of her attending the Clergy Wives Retreat.

4) Prayer for continuing plans to teach theological college classes on-line from the US to students in Tanzania. I am in the midst of conversations with the local Bishop about possible upcoming plans.

We sense your prayers, and I pray for you every day. God bless you, In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, April 22, 2012

 

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 27, April 22, 2012

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 27, April 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: Ps. 98:1-5; Acts 4:1-13; 1 John 2:1-29; Luke 24:36-48

Memory Verse: "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

Next Week: Ps. 23; Acts 4:23-37; 1 John 3:1-10; John 10:11-16

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.

First Lesson: Acts 4:1-13 [Note especially verses 9-13]

A word received: I want you to be judged on the same basis that Peter and John were. They proclaimed the truth of my death and resurrection and that there is salvation in no other name than mine.

(verse 13) A word received: I want the people in the class to know that they can do what Peter and John did. The same power is available for them as for Peter and John. Note what it says, they were "unschooled*, ordinary men", but they had spent time with me. I want you to spend time with me as well.

*"uneducated"

Gospel: Luke 24:36-48

(verse 45) A word received: Pray that I will open the minds of my people to understand the Scriptures.

Epistle: 1 John 2:1-29

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 21, 2012

+Vanette -- After we started to pray for her she started to cry. She gave her sins to Jesus and accepted his forgiveness.

A word received: Tell how my Holy Spirit moved Vanette to tears and confession of sin and receiving forgiveness because of what I did for her.

Psalm: Ps. 98

A word received: I want you to tell what I have done for you. (Tell of something specific.)


 

4/22/2012, #18, 2nd Quarter 2012

Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, (Acts 4:1)

      Lord, even today the message that Peter and John spoke is disturbing to many church leaders and government officials.

being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. (Acts 4:2)

      Peter and john taught the people and preached your resurrection from the dead, Jesus. Please raise up many throughout the Episcopal Church and this diocese who will preach that same message. Let this teaching be proclaimed with power at the Diocesan Convention.

And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. (Acts 4:3)

      Father, thank you for the high honor you gave Peter and John -- they were arrested and put in custody for preaching Jesus' resurrection.

However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. (Acts 4:4)

      Thank you, Holy Spirit, for all those who believed Peter and John's message. In our day bring many to a saving knowledge of what Jesus has done for them.

And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. (Acts 4:5-6)

      Holy Spirit, transform the meetings of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church.

And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power or by what name have you done this?" (Acts 4:7)

      Holy Spirit, move the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to ask the same question of your faithful witnesses.

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel:" (Acts 4:8 )

      Peter was filled with your Holy Spirit, Jesus, when he gave his witness. Fill us up as well so that we can give our witness to what you have done for us.

"If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man stands here before you whole." (Acts 4:9-10)

      Father, please help us comprehend the power of the name of Jesus.

"This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.' Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:11-12)

      Jesus, don't let anyone in this diocese fudge this one: there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we can be saved. Thank you.

Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Exod. 18:1-12: 1 John 2:7-17: Mark 16:9-20

HC: 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Exod. 18:13-27: 1 Pet. 5:1-14: Matt. (1:1-17),3:1-6

      Notes from the Front Line

Lift High the Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nGaT8QnYRE

Hillsong - Worthy is the Lamb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXNRbpZpe3o&feature=related

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 22 Trinity Church, Gouverneur – The Rev’d Gregory Bailey The Rev’d Brock Baker

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 23 or 100; Acts 4:(23-31)32-37 or Ezekiel 34:1-10; 1 John 3:1-8 or Acts 4:(23-31)32-37; John 10:11-16).

***** The Prodigal's Return http://www.facebook.com/events/360934537280692/

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, April 21, 2012

 
Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Moriah Jones and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol Baum and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

State St.

Kayla (young woman) -- "I don't know how to pray. I'm on my way towork."

Bill (regular) -- We prayed for protection from seizures and for companionship.

+Tristan (young boy) -- At first his mother said that they were all right and didn't need prayer. Then Tristan asked for a cross and his mother said that it would cost money and I said, "No, it is free." We gave Tristan a cross and prayed that he would grow up into the man God wanted him to be.

+Henry (young man) and his mom -- We prayed that he would grow up into the man God wanted him to be.

+Paula and Debra (regulars) -- We prayed for them and their children and grandchildren. They were helping over at Friendship House across the street where Friendship Baptist Church was handing out free clothing.

+Mike -- He gave his burdens to Jesus and accepted His help in carrying them.

+Ed

+James (regular) -- He buried his mom in March ("She was a full Christian."). He asked prayer for his ex-wife Karen who has medical problems.

++Tim -- He asked prayer for his whole family and specifically that his son +Andrew would have help in playing baseball. He took 2 crosses to pas on to others.

+Vanette -- After we started to pray for her she started to cry. She gave er sins to Jesus and accepted his forgiveness.

+Jerome -- He asked prayer for peace in his family, his job, and his team.

+Crystal -- "For my mom Brenda who is coming out of surgery."

+Phillip -- We prayed that he would share Jesus with others.

William -- We gave thanks that Iri and Jallah returned safely from Georgia.

+Jeannette

+Dawn -- "Good health."

Albany St.

Jeremiah -- walking to work.

Mahir -- "To go to heaven."

Nathan -- Blessing to keep straight and safe.

Nahquin -- Do better in school.

Tasha -- Quit smoking and strength to guide her family.

Carmichael -- Family safety

Nasjeriah -- General prayer.

Billy (man) -- Going to work.

Rose -- Health (lung and leg problems)

Neiro -- For family.

Omari -- To be Godly.

Dayshone -- Baby coming.

Melodie -- Baby

Sierra -- Godly life.

Glen (man walking by)


 

4/21/2012, #17, 2nd Quarter 2012

Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.9And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand." So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. (Exodus 17:8-11)

      Lord, there are many who contend with us and who strive against your church and your people. The battle goes this way and that.

But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. (Exodus 17:12-13)

      Holy Spirit, raise up Aarons and Hurs to support by prayer and encouragement our bishops, priests, deacons and lay leaders. Hold up the hands of

            Bill Love

            Dan Herzog

            David Ball

            David Bena

            Harold Miller

            Mike Chapman

            Mark Lawrence

            And others.

      So that your people will win the victory.

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven." (Exodus 17:14)

      Father, help us remember all those times you have defended us and given us the victory. It was not because of our goodness, but because of your great love for us.

And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; (Exodus 17:15)

      Jesus, you are our banner, help us to hold high your cross of victory over sin and death.

for he said, "Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation." (Exodus 17:16)

      LORD, your judgments are righteous and true: give us hearts to accept your word and your will for us. Thank you.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Exod. 17:1-16: 1 Pet. 4:7-19: John 16:16-33

Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Exod. 18:1-12: 1 John 2:7-17: Mark 16:9-20

HC: 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 21 Church of the Messiah, Glens Falls - The Rev’d Scott Harding, The Rev’d Nancy Goff

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily Quote

      It was the theologian Karl Barth who said, "Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God."

***** Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012

From: Susan Plaske

Subject: Prayer table report Cathedral of All Saints Wed. April 18, 2012 Windy, Sunny and cool. Beth Collum, Dcn. Susan and Tricia McCrossan

++ man going in to noon Eucharist asked for crosses to give away.

Dave - that he and Janette will have a safe travel for their upcoming vacation

+Jonathan - Stressed Out!! Prayer for him to know that God is with him and for family to draw together through tough times.

+++Lola -prayed for her day at work

Kathy& Jeana - prayers for Jeana to enjoy her life and healing for her Dad, Kathy for thankfulness.

Prayer Table Report for the Cathedral Wed. April 11, 2012 Sunny and Cool, Beth Collum and Dcn Susan, Hilda Harday and Patricia McCrossan

Dave -continued healing for Bonnie

Grace - Louise doing better from cancer, keep praying for her healing and that she will gain weight.

Hilda Mananger Helen's father in hospital with congestive heart failure bing discharged this day. Prayer's for God's healing grace.

Many people walked by and declined prayer , many said they do their own praying.

We are here as God's witnesses of his Love in the community. Prayer is a gift God has given for all to partake in.

The Prayer of Faith John 5

      13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

      14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

      15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

      16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

***** Date: Fri, 20 Apr 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 forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)

      We give You thanks, Jesus, Our Lord and Our Savior, for all that You did for us at the cross, giving up your life so that we may have eternal life and the joy of knowing You. We are so priviliged to be branches on your vine and that You abide in us as we abide in You.

      Thank You for making known to us and to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge the path of life; thank You that we all find that fullness of joy in your presence and the eternal pleasures at your right hand. We ask for a refill of Your Holy Spirit so that we may experience You more fully.

      Lord, we entreat You, continue to send guidance to the Mudges as they discern the day to day instructions that You are giving them concerning their ministry. And be with Lydia as she finishes up her freshman year. Help her to concentrate as she studies for final exams and writes those last papers.

      We are forever grateful Lord for every good gift that You send to us and to the Mudges. Amen.

***** The Prodigal's Return http://www.facebook.com/events/360934537280692/

Albany Intercessor


Friday, April 20, 2012

 

Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who by night stand in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. (Psalm 134:1-2)

      LORD, please help us lift up our hands in the sanctuary and praise you. Lead us into true worship which is pleasing to you.

The LORD who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion! (Psalm 134:3)

      LORD, everything we have comes from you -- it is your gift and the sign of your love for us. Thank you.

A word received: Receive my peace.


 

4/20/2012, #16, 2nd Quarter 2012

Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who by night stand in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. (Psalm 134:1-2)       LORD, please help us lift up our hands in the sanctuary and praise you. Lead us into true worship which is pleasing to you. The LORD who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion! (Psalm 134:3)       LORD, everything we have comes from you -- it is your gift and the sign of your love for us. Thank you. A word received: Receive my peace. Friday: 16, 17 * 134, 135; Exod. 16:23-36: 1 Pet. 3:13-4:6: John 16:1-15 Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Exod. 17:1-16: 1 Pet. 4:7-19: John 16:16-33       Notes from the Front Line ***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 20 St. Peter’s Church, Hobart - The Rev’d Darius Mojallali, The Rev’d Nancy Truscott ***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ). ***** On Friday, April 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 Apr 2012 From: James A Brisbin Subject: Diaper Ministry Torre       Gail George from St Andrews suggested that I forward you some information about the Diaper Ministry we have going at St David's. We are going to have a diaper drive at this year's Convention which should do a great deal to help us get the word out and get some diaper donations coming in. But our diaper drive and diaper needs for our community outreach ministry never ends. Gail thought you might be able to help spread the word. Anything you could do to help will be greatly appreciated.       I have attached two fliers, one specific to the convention and the other a general one for individual church collections. I also included a short write-up on why this ministry is important Thank you Torre, In Christ, James Deacon Vicar St. Davids Episcopal Church 2647 Brookview Rd East Greenbush, NY, 12061 Church: (518 ) 477-4536 Dirct Cell: (603) 809-8200 james@whenbrokenglassfloats.com Why Diapers?       I thought I was done with diapers. After all, my four children are now all in their 20's, but God had other plans for me where diapers are concerned. Serving at St David's Church in East Greenbush where over 80% of the congregation are Burmese refugees and where more than 80% of the congregation is living beneath the poverty line has taught me many things. One of the things it taught me is a lot about diapers.       I quickly came to understand the daily dilemma that poverty line families face when choosing to buy a $20.00 box of diapers for their baby or put food on the table, or pay their electric bill or put gas in the car. Most times the diaper purchase is sacrificed or pushed back to take care of other more pressing basic needs. Because of this diaper wear becomes "stretched" to make them last longer but at the expense of the health and happiness of the child.       I learned that food stamps and WIC benefits do not cover the cost of diapers (or soap, toilet tissue, feminine products, shampoo, toothpaste etc.). The actual cash money that people in poverty receive either from their minimum wage job, unemployment or welfare checks goes quickly to pay for the absolute essentials of everyday life. Many times the money is gone before a sufficient supply of diapers can be purchased.       Three more diaper facts:       * The estimated cost of a healthy change of diapers for one child is about $75.00 a month.       * A baby wearing a dirty diaper for an extended period of time is a health risk increasing the child's chances of skin disease, infection and even hepatitis.       * A baby having extended crying bouts from wearing a soiled diaper can have a significant negative effect on day to day family dynamics.       At St David's the Diaper Drive never ends. The Diaper Bank at St David's is always on the brink of collapse but the Good Lord has always found a way to provide. We have been helping families in need by supplementing their diaper requirements for over 4 years now. And as the congregation grows, so does the need. The need has grown to such an extent that we have to look outside our local church community to meet even a minimum level of required diapers.       If you can help or if you have questions about the St David's Diaper Drive please call me, Deacon James Brisbin at 603-809-8200 or e-mail me at james@whenbrokenglassfloats.com In Christ, James Albany Intercessor

Thursday, April 19, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre Bissell, Richard Barratiere and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Chuck -- He and his wife Theresa are recovering from food poisoning. We prayed for a speedy and full recovery.

Torre -- He had an automobile accident on Cape Cod last Thursday. We prayed that his car would be fixed quickly (it is still in Massachusetts).

Rich -- We prayed the full armor of God on him as he continues making his recovery.

Dan -- He has three daughters that don't get along well. We prayed that they would see Jesus as Lord as well as Savior.

Peter -- We prayed for his brother George who holds political office that he would speak God's truth to all. We also prayed that all of the brothers would be men of prayer together in Christ Jesus.

Melissa -- We prayed for peace for her in the midst of the storm.

Bryan -- He asked prayer for a good job.

June -- We prayed that God would prepare a place for her in Delaware. Her friends Sue and Jim there have to be out of their present apartment by the end of this month and their new apartment won't be ready until May 15th. We prayed that Jesus would bridge the gap.

+Jerry -- He is a 2-year survivor of brain cancer. He has been given a gift of intercession for other veterans. We also prayed for his 12-year-old grandson +Jared who has no immune system.

+Arlene -- She is a baby Christian (she just accepted the Lord on Palm Sunday) She started to cry when we gave her the cross.

+Eugene -- We prayed that God would lead him to the right job.

 

4/19/2012, #15, 2nd Quarter 2012

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12)
      Holy Spirit, work in our hearts to bring forth this kind of love -- it is not something we can do on our own.

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)
      Father, please help us show forth your love and ours by laying down our lives for others.

"You are my friends if you do whatever I command you." (John 15:14)
      Jesus, help us enter into this life of friendship with you by doing what you ask of us. Help us hear your commands clearly.

"No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15)
      Jesus, even though you call us friends, please help us serve you and those you send to us.

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you." (John 15:16)
      Jesus, please help us to be vigorous and sturdy and fruitful in old age. Thank you for choosing us. (See Psalm 92:12-14)

      Father, please help us for Jesus' sake to get our car fixed and back to us and help us with the other challenges we face.

"These things I command you, that you love one another." (John 15:17)
      Let the Diocesan Convention overflow with love for you and for one another. Help us show forth your love for those who do not know you. Give us the courage to step forth in faith to show what you have done for us. Thank you.

A word received: You are still in my care.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Exod. 16:10-22: 1 Pet. 2:11-25: John 15:12-27
Friday: 16, 17 * 134, 135; Exod. 16:23-36: 1 Pet. 3:13-4:6: John 16:1-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 19 Zion Church, Colton -The Rev’d Patricia LaVine

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** On Friday, April 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!



Remember those who have served and pray for the Welcome Home Initiative.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 

4/18/2012, #14, 2nd Quarter 2012

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, (1 Peter 2:1-2)
      Holy Father, please change the desires of our hearts so that they are in accord with your will for us.

if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (1 Peter 2:3)
      Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; (Psalm 34:8 ). LORD, help us daily put our trust in you and enter into your blessing.

Coming to him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, (1 Peter 2:4)
      Jesus, you are my living stone of remembrance (see Joshua 4). Remind me daily by your Holy Spirit of all the good you have done for me.

you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)
      Holy Spirit, make me into a living stone that builds up the Body of Christ, your church. Thank you.

A word received: Keep looking to me.
A word received: Don't be afraid.

Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Exod. 15:22-16:10: 1 Pet. 2:1-10: John 15:1-11
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Exod. 16:10-22: 1 Pet. 2:11-25: John 15:12-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 18 Clergy Wives’ Conference (April 27-29) The Rev’d Thomas Gwinn

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** On Friday, April 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

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

 

4/17/2012, #13, 2nd Quarter 2012

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." (John 14:23)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily keep Jesus' word.

      Father, we depend on your love for us.

      Jesus, come with your Father and your Holy Spirit and make your home in our hearts.

      LORD, let the river of your Spirit flow through this diocese.

Praying The Nicene Creed
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins;
      Jesus, thank you for washing away my sins. Thank you for baptizing me with your Holy Spirit. Please help me to live day by day in the hope of the resurrection. Thank you.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Exod. 15:1-21: 1 Pet. 1:13-25: John 14:18-31
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Exod. 15:22-16:10: 1 Pet. 2:1-10: John 15:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 17 St. John’s, Johnstown – The Rev’d Laurie Garramone-RohrThe Rev’d Thomas Pettigrew

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** On Friday, April 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!


***** Diocesan Convention, June 8 - 10
      Something for the whole family. Programs for youth and adults alike.
      One inclusive price for the whole weekend
      Exhibit Hall showcasing ministries, services, and products
      Opportunity to make new friends and refresh current friendships

Register at: http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html

Albany Intercessor

Monday, April 16, 2012

 

4/16/2012, #12, 2nd Quarter 2012

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me." (John 14:1)
      Jesus, please help me to lay the troubles of my heart before you.

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

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:3)
      Jesus, I long to be with you for all eternity.

"And where I go you know, and the way you know." (John 14:4)
      Holy Spirit, I trust you to show me the way day by day.

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?" (John 14:5)
      Thank you, Jesus, that we can with Thomas come to you with all our confusion and doubts.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
      Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life. Thank you for bringing me into your Father's presence and helping me to know his love for me.

"If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him." (John 14:7)
      Father, thank you for loving me and knowing me.

      Holy Spirit, guide me in Jesus' way today. Thank you.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Exod. 14:21-31: 1 Pet. 1:1-12: John 14:(1-7)8-17
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Exod. 15:1-21: 1 Pet. 1:13-25: John 14:18-31

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 16 The Rev’d Scott Garno, The Rev’d James Brisbin

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Extract from my new book, "After the Trauma, the Battle Begins, Post Trauma Healing" in regard to Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) a by-product of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Dr Linden argues that; "Embittered people are typically good people who have worked hard at something important, such as a job, relationship or activity. When something unexpectedly awful happens -- they don't get the promotion, their spouse files for divorce or they fail to make the Olympic team -- a profound sense of injustice overtakes them. Instead of dealing with the loss with the help of family and friends, they cannot let go of the feeling of being victimized. Almost immediately after the traumatic event, they become angry, pessimistic, aggressive, hopeless haters. Embitterment is a violation of basic beliefs it causes a very severe emotional reaction. . . We are always coping with negative life events. It's the reaction that varies. These people usually don't come to treatment because 'the world has to change, not me, they are almost treatment resistant. . . As revenge is not a treatment!"

***** On Friday, April 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: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
From: Bishop Dan Herzog
Subject: A new dream in Belfast's historic Titanic Quarter | Christian News on Christian Today
      http://www.christiantoday.com/article/a.new.dream.in.belfasts.historic.titanic.quarter/29676.htm

***** Diocesan Convention, June 8 - 10
      Something for the whole family. Programs for youth and adults alike.
      One inclusive price for the whole weekend
      Exhibit Hall showcasing ministries, services, and products
      Opportunity to make new friends and refresh current friendships

Register at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html:

***** Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
From: Carol MacNaughton
Subject: Saturday 4/14 Albany Street Prayer Table - Carol MacNaughton and Mary Pasko. +--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+ Vicky - prayers for her daughter Selena - in the local prison, goes to court on Monday
+ Bishan - strength of the work he is called to do by the Lord (after the prayers he shows us his arms - said he could feels the Lord's touch as we prayed)
+ Katie - blessings for her; blessings for many (asked weren't we scared to be on Albany street - we told her No - that we routinely come).
+ anonymous man
Evonne (was the table last week) - pray for full time work and for marriage with her current boyfriend
Ebony - prayers fo rher, her family and friends, prayers about relationships
+ Leandra - God inside. great prayer
+ Terrence - Blessings

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, April 15, 2012

 

4/15/2012, #11, 2nd Quarter 2012

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you." (John 20:19)
      Jesus, I offer you my fears; please help me accept your peace.

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. (John 20:20)
      Jesus, you have gone through so much for your disciples; help me find gladness in seeing you and what you have done for me as they did.

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you." (John 20:21)
      Father, please help me go where Jesus sends me.

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:22)
      Breathe on me Breath of God.
      Jesus, please help me receive more of your Holy Spirit.

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." (John 20:23)
      Father, help me forgive others as you have forgiven me.

Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." (John 20:24-25)
      When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17) Holy Spirit, help each of us get past our doubts and fears and meet Jesus in a fresh new way.

And after eight days his disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" (John 20:26)
      Jesus, please keep speaking your word of "Peace," to me.

Then he said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at my hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." (John 20:27)
      Jesus, speak to my doubts and fears as you did with Thomas.

And Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28 )
      Holy Spirit, help me daily proclaim Jesus as my Lord and my God!

Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29)
      Jesus, thank you for all that you have let me see and experience of you and your work. Please help me share that with those who have not seen so that they may believe.

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:30-31)
      Father, thank you for those faithful witnesses who recorded what Jesus did and said. Please help me be a faithful witness of his words and deeds. Thank you.

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 15 St. Mary’s Church, Downsville – The Rev’d Michael Shank, The Rev’d Laura Miller

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** On Friday, April 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, 11 Apr 2012
Subject: Diocesan Update Addendum
      Diocesan Convention, June 8 - 10 is a short 8 weeks away. For those who are new to the Diocese, the Diocese of Albany Convention is a wonderful time that is a multifaceted weekend. It is for the whole family from infants to adults and is part family reunion, part spiritual renewal, and part business meeting.
      Something for the whole family. Programs for youth and adults alike.
      One inclusive price for the whole weekend
      Exhibit Hall showcasing ministries, services, and products
      Opportunity to make new friends and refresh current friendships
Register at: http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, April 14, 2012

 

4/14/2012, #10, 2nd Quarter 2012

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people. (Exodus 13:21-22)
      Father, let the fire of your Holy Spirit light our way day by day and night by night. Holy Father, take not your Holy Spirit from us. Lead us as you did the Children of Israel.
      God Will Make a Way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zo3fJYtS-o

For the wild goats there are the mountains (Psalm 104:18a)
      Holy Spirit, please help us see with new eyes; when we look, the mountains

A word received: Lay your burdens at my feet
A word received: I will make a way for you.
A word received: I AM with you -- take that seriously. I want it to be the reality of your lives.
A word received: You are in my care.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 26, April 15, 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: Ps. 118:19-29; Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26; 1 John 1:1-10; John 20:19-31
Next Week: Ps. 98:1-5; Acts 4:1-12; 1I John 2:1-29; Luke 24:36-48
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: John 20:19-31
      A word received: Look at your fears and then look at my nail scarred hands. Let go of your fears and receive my peace.
      A word received: That is the state of so many of my people today -- they have the doors of their churches and their hearts shut tight. Pray for open doors and open hearts to receive the people I send to you.
      Epistle: 1 John 1:1-10
      A word received: I want you to read my Scriptures in the expectation of the joy I have for you.
      First Lesson: Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26
      A word received: I want my people to tell others of their experience of my faithfulness, and tell others what I have done for you.
      Psalm: Ps. 118:19-29
A word received: Praising me is the way to come into my presence.

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing, April 14 St. James’ Church, Lake Delaware – The Rev’d Patrick Hunt The Rev’d John Henry II, The Rev’d Fredric Leach, The Rev’d Frank Lockwood

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 20:19-31; 1 John 5:1-6 or Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26; Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26 or Isaiah 26:2-9,19; Psalm 111 or 118:19-24).

***** Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
From: Steve Hart
      On Friday, April 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, 11 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Today, I had breakfast with a British friend Noel. A bloke at the next table heard our accent, he was British too! He introduced himself. He told us that he is a fine furniture carpenter! He has a beard! His father is called Joseph! Well, you never know who you might be sitting next too!
      Paul Sellers, not Jesus, but definitely a believer, has a woodworking school in Wales and one here in Greenwich opening this Monday. We had an amazing Christ centered conversation. If you are interested in wood working please visit http://paulsellers.com/ You know, you never know who you might be sitting next to. I have a feeling we have found a new friend... In Jesus.

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Here is an old you tube of Fr. Nigel speaking about the healing ministry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoTfYDkIOlI&feature=relmfu

Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." John 21:12 For months now I keep seeing a vision: an invitation to breakfast on the beach with the risen Jesus. I so often close my eyes when praying and see the Christ sitting on the beach asking me to join Him. Over and over I see this vision… have aa seat Nigel, let's talk. How you doin? Have a rest, sit with me for a while. We just seem to sit and say nothing. Just being in His presence. An ongoing perpetual vision. Very pleasant.

***** Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012
Subject: Diocesan Update Addendum
      Diocesan Convention, June 8 - 10 is a short 8 weeks away. For those who are new to the Diocese, the Diocese of Albany Convention is a wonderful time that is a multifaceted weekend. It is for the whole family from infants to adults and is part family reunion, part spiritual renewal, and part business meeting.
      When is the last time you enjoyed Evensong or sang "Lift High the Cross," "Lord, I lift your name on high," or The Church's one foundation" with 700 other joyful, enthusiastic Episcopalians. We have experienced altar calls, charismatic prayers, physically nailing our parish needs for reconciliation to a cross, and people dedicating their lives to Christ. A visiting bishop called it "an Anglican Tent Revival."
Here is more detail of what the weekend offers:
      Something for the whole family. Programs for youth and adults alike.
Child care for those 4 yrs old and under
Vacation Bible School program for children in grades K ? 4.
Youth Rally for children in grades 5 -12 (with age appropriate breakouts)
Workshops for adults on a variety of topics tied to the Convention Theme
Plenty of worship (Evensong, Morning Prayer (2), Eucharist (2)
Terrific preaching at each service
Healing Service (think hundreds of people and multiple healing teams)
Individual prayer available by intercessors
Reconciliation of a Penitent
Recreation opportunities
Saturday night entertainment

      One inclusive price for the whole weekend that covers
2 nights of lodging (dbl occ)
6 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 2 suppers)
All refreshments
All convention material in a re-useable convention bag
See the registration page for pricing levels

      Exhibit Hall showcasing ministries, services, and products

      Opportunity to make new friends and refresh current friendships with others from across the Diocese. (Did you know that our 116 parish diocese encompasses 19 counties covering approximately 20,000 square miles and that small parishes in the furthest corners of our diocese share similar struggles, triumphs, and mission/outreach possibilities? And, did you know that along the St. Lawrence River, our parishes are closer to the capital of Canada than our own state capital of Albany?)

We would love to see you at Diocesan Convention and we leave you with the following:

"You have to come and experience it. My words don't do it justice." ? convention attendee from St. Andrew's, Scotia speaking to their congregation.

You may register online or download a hard copy for registering, by going to

http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html

***** Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
The Lord is my strength and my song. (Psalm 118:14)
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
      Lord Jesus, during this Resurrection season, we are especially aware that You are our strength, You bring us joy, and our hearts open up in songs of praise. This is the day that You have made; we will rejoice and be glad in it!
      We continue to pray for Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge, that they find the doors that You are opening for them. We especially pray about the possibility of on-line teaching of students in Tanzania. Be with the Mudges as they further explore this opportunity and be with them as they continue to speak about their mission work in churches around the Albany Diocese.
      Be with their daughters, Ruth, Hannah and Lydia. We thank You for the work that Hannah and Christina are doing through the Oaks of Righteousness, reaching out to under privileged children in Troy. And may Lydia especially feel your presence as she finishes up her Freshman year at Gordon College.
      Thank You, Jesus, for all that You have done for us, especially for dying on the cross to redeem us from our sins and then being raised to life again so that all who believe in You may have eternal life! This is the day that You have made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Amen!

***** Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
From: Welcome Home Initiative Dayton Prayer
Subject: WHI Dayton Prayer Request and Praise Report 2012 04 14
Dear prayer warriors,
Today is the training day for the facilitators for the Welcome Home Initiative retreat. Please pray:
      1. For God to unite the team under His plan.
      2. For each trainee to fully comprehend their role.
      3. For God's mercy and grace to be predominant and overall!
      4. For the team to bond quickly and love one another completely with Christ's love.
      5. For all the people God has called to show up and be glad to serve.
      6. For spiritual and physical stamina for the whole team.
      7. For all the details to be worked through and come together as each one carries their own load.
Thank you precious warriors! We already feel the power of your prayers! Kathy Huthmacher

WHI Dayton Retreat 17-19 Apr Update: 25 confirmed attendees (more may come), 23 facilitators. 4 facilitators arrived safely from NY and MA.

If you know someone that wishes to pray for this ministry, please ask them to send their e-mail to WHI Dayton Prayer

***** Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012)
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for April 10
Dear friends in Christ,
      Happy Easter season! Alleluia!
      This is our public prayer mail for this week.
Thanksgivings:
      1) We had a good visit with Lydia and a friend of hers, visiting with us from college over Easter. We enjoyed Hannah and Christina's visit on Sunday evening for dinner; they are doing great things at Oaks of Righteousness.
      2) We enjoyed the Good Friday service at Christ Church, Duanesburg, and Easter Day services at St. Michael's in Colonie and then, at Christ Church in Schenectady.
      3) Julie's parents, sister, and brother-in-law all arrived safely in Colorado.
Prayer requests:
      1) The rest of Lydia's semester. One of her professors needs to get her a mid-term exam, and has not done it yet. We are also praying that she will pull through the final months of this school year in good shape.
      2) Prayer for discernment in the steps ahead and summer plans.
      3) Prayer for the upcoming parish visits. This Sunday, we will be at St. Michael's in Colonie.
      We sense your prayers, and I pray for you every day.
      If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
God bless you, In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+.

Albany Intercessor

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