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Saturday, June 30, 2012

 

Bishop Love among 7 bishops charged with misconduct by the Presiding Bishop -- Pray for their protection

Bishop Love among 7 bishops charged with misconduct by the Presiding Bishop -- Pray for their protection

http://anglicanink.com/article/seven-more-tec-bishops-charged-misconduct

      Seven more TEC bishops charged with misconduct

      Support for ACNA pleading is grounds for discipline complaint alleges

      ARTICLE | JUNE 30, 2012 - 12:50PM | BY GEORGE CONGER

      Seven bishops have been charged with misconduct for having endorsed a friend of the court brief prepared by the Anglican Communion Institute in the Diocese of Fort Worth case.

      On 28 June 2012, the Rt Rev Maurice M. Benitez, retired Bishop of Texas, the Rt Rev John W. Howe, retired Bishop of Central Florida, the Rt Rev Paul E. Lambert. Suffragan Bishop of Dallas, the Rt Rev William H. Love, Bishop of Albany, the Rt Rev D. Bruce MacPherson, Bishop of Western Louisiana, the Rt Rev Daniel H. Martins, Bishop of Springfield, and the Rt. Rev. James M. Stanton, Bishop of Dallas were informed they had been charged with misconduct.

      "As the Intake Officer for the Church, I am obliged to inform you that a complaint has been received against you for your action in filing of Amicus Curiae Brief in the pending appeal in the Supreme Court of Texas in opposition to The Episcopal Diocese of Texas and The Episcopal Church. In the next few weeks, I will initiate a disciplinary process according to Title IV Canon 6 Sec. 3 & 4 of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church," Bishop F. Clayton Matthews wrote to the seven bishops.

      The bishops have not been notified with violation of the canons they have committed, but Bishop Matthews' notice refers to the pleading they endorsed in the Diocese of Fort Worth case presently before the Texas Supreme Court.

      In an amicus brief filed on 23 April 2012 the seven bishops and three scholars from the ACI – the Rev. Christopher R. Seitz, the Very Rev. Philip W. Turner, and the Very Rev. Ephraim Radner -- argued a Tarrant County, Texas trial court misconstrued the church's constitutions and canons by holding that the Episcopal Church was a hierarchical body with ultimate power vested in the General Convention.

      The 29-page brief stated that attorneys for that national Episcopal Church sought "to establish an alternative authority to that of the diocesan bishop" in their pleadings, which they said was contrary to the church's Constitution and Canons. Attorneys for the national church have argued the Episcopal Church possesses a unitary polity, where dioceses are creatures of the General Convention.

      The ACI disagreed, citing the church's history and constitution and canons. Its friend of the court pleading follows upon their 22 April 2009 paper endorsed by 15 Bishops entitled Bishops' Statement on the Polity of the Episcopal Church that stated the "fundamental structure of the Episcopal Church from the outset has been that of a voluntary association of dioceses meeting together in a General Convention as equals."

      In its pleadings the national Episcopal Church asked the court to follow the "deference-to-hierarchy" standard, set in the 1872 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Watson v. Jones. Bishop Jack Iker and the Diocese of Fort Worth argued that the legal theory put forward by the national church was misguided as its deeds, its charter from the State, and its governing documents are unambiguous that it owns its property and not the national church.

      In March the final briefs were filed with the Texas Supreme Court in the Fort Worth case and the litigants are presently waiting upon a date for oral argument.


 

6/30/2012, #81, 2nd Quarter 2012

So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21:6-9)

      Holy Spirit, move our hearts to this same exuberant worship and praise of Jesus.

And when he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?" (Matthew 21:10)

      Holy Father, move our communities to inquire who Jesus is.

So the multitudes said, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee." (Matthew 21:11)

      Jesus, please help us daily proclaim you as Lord and Savior. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my guidance.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Num. 20:14-29: Rom. 6:1-11: Matt. 21:1-11

Sunday: 118 * 145; Num. 21:4-9,21-35: Acts 17:(12-21)22-34: Luke 13:10-17

HC: 112; Deuteronomy 15:7-11; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9,13-15; Mark 5:22-24,35b-43

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 30 St. John’s Church, Richfield Springs -The Rev’d John Bartle

***** Hope for the Journey, October 20th 2012, 6-8:30 pm. Join us for our fourth annual fundraise to benefit victims of domestic violence. Please come and enjoy refreshments and a silent auction. Healing a Woman's Soul Inc. (518 ) 465-4737. St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Albany, 21 Hackett Blvd., Albany, NY 12208-3496

***** Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      I thought you'd like to know that over 60 people came last night and we raised $1,785 for Noel. People came from as far away as the Spiritual Life Center to support Noel. Isn't that great? --- alan

***** There will be a prayer table at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Please pray for this ministry of prayer there.

***** Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012

From: Jeanne Gizara

Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

I trust in You, O Lord; I say "You are my God." (Psalm 31:34)

      Father God, we thank You that You are our God and You are so trustworthy. We trust in You to guide Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge in all that they do. Be with them at the Cursillo teaming; be with them as they give a missionary talk at Zion Church in Morris; and be with them in their travels to Belize. Make very clear to them, Lord, the work that You want them to do. Fill them to overflowing with the love of Jesus and the power of your Holy Spirit. And Lord, we put Lydia into your loving arms. Be with her as she rests and reflects this summer in Maine. Amen.

***** Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012

From: joann E ferris

Subject: Prayer Table Report --Zion , Colton in South Colton, Friday, June 20, 2012 --Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul ---9:30 am to 11:00 am, Cold Brook Drive--- by vacated R.C. Church, Sunny--- 80's with a light breeze

Mary--- prayers for the annual Mass on the Feast of St.Peter and st.paul with icecream social.

Jim --just curious

Two men in a truck gave us a thumbs up.

***** Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      If you are bothered by a wasp or a bee this summer, rather than swatting it, try pointing in another direction and then command it to leave. You may be surprised and so may others be shocked at your faith as the flyer leaves. Genesis 1:26 (NIV) writes: Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule (have dominion KJV) over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Albany Intercessor


Friday, June 29, 2012

 

6/29/2012, #80, 2nd Quarter 2012

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

      Jesus, thank you for your obedience to your Father. Please flood us daily with your Holy Spirit so that we can walk in your obedience.

A word received: Pray for the General Convention.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Num. 20:1-13: Rom. 5:12-21: Matt. 20:29-34

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Num. 20:14-29: Rom. 6:1-11: Matt. 21:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 29 The Rev’d Ralph Edwards

***** Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Are there unrepentant sinners in the world?

      Are there people who seem to enjoy upsetting others and make it their mission

      in life to cause problems with others?

      Have you bumped into someone who is waiting to repent?

      Do you avoid them or lead them to repentance?

      Do you seek reconciliation?

      If after attempts at reconciliation fail, when it is obvious that the person not only will not repent but is likely to cause you or others harm then avoidance and prayer is the best policy. Jesus says love your neighbor, but what if your neighbor is an unrepentant sinner? A person who has no intention of turning from their sin?

       I think of the thief who mocked and taunted Jesus on the cross, just as he was about to die but still rebellious...unlike the other one who was promised paradise...

      Only when you have done all you can then rest on the following verse,

      "I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them." Romans 16:17

***** There will be a prayer table at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Please pray for this ministry of prayer there.

Albany Intercessor


 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 5:15 - 6:25 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

+Greg -- Prayed as his request that he will keep on the straight and narrow path.

+Ricos (young man) -- He asked prayer that he would continue in a steady way.

Dan -- Last week I gave him a cross that he was able to deliver to his friend Woody yesterday. We prayed for rain in Colorado.

+Jamie -- "I'm going to a wake. This is the first time seeing the family in five years. Five years ago my cousin stabbed me in the neck. Since then he has had five years to spead his poison in the family about me." We prayed for protection.

++Rich -- He got crosses for his sons (he was already wearing a cross). He told us his life story. We prayed for restoration of mental balance.

+Chuck and +Cody (little boy, his son) -- Before they came over for prayer, Chuck was trying to teach Cody to pray and give thanks for his supper. We prayed that they would both grow to be the men that God wants them to be.

+Sondra (young woman) -- She got a cross for her mother +Frances who had eye surgery three days ago to remove a cancerous growth.

+David (young man) -- He asked prayer "to have a good life."

+Jerry (regular) -- He had gone down to Florida on a vacation. He visited his grandson Jerret who just turned 13. Jerret is being treated for growth on his lungs. He reacted to the medicine so they are going to put him in the hospital where they can give the medicine intravenously over a longer period of time. Jerry's friend Neil continues to struggle to get his prosthetic leg right so that he can walk better. Arlene is near the end.

+Destiny (young girl) -- "For my family."

+Wanda -- "Everything."

A family:

+Myrna (the Mom)

+Samantha Rose (young girl)

+Isaac (young boy)

+David (teenage boy) -- He is autistic.

+Maria (sister to David) -- "I have three children. Pray that David will get the services he needs."


Thursday, June 28, 2012

 

6/28/2012, #79, 2nd Quarter 2012

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (Romans 5:1)

      Jesus, please help me daily find my peace in you.

through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2)

      Jesus, help me byyour grace, that having stood all, I might continue to stand in you and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; (Romans 5:3)

      Holy Spirit, help me to see the tribulations of life as opportunities to grow in perseverance.

and perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:4)

      Father, work in my character that I become a man of hope.

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5)

      Holy Spirit, thank you for the love of God the Father that you have poured into my heart. Thank you for helping me overcome every disappointment.

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)

      Jesus, thank you for dying for me.

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8 )

      Thank you, Father, for demonstrating your love for me by sinding Jesus to the cross for me.

      Praying for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church:

The entrance of your word gives light. (Psalm 119:130a) A word received: Pray for my light, my word, to shine forth at the General Convention.

            Praying the Apostles' Creed

The Resurrection of the body,

      LORD, please help me live day by day in the hope of the resurrection: for I know that my redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)

And the Life everlasting. Amen.

      Father, I live in the hope of living forever in your presence. Thank you for this hope that sustains me day by day. Amen.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Num. 17:1-11: Rom. 5:1-11: Matt. 20:17-28

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Num. 20:1-13: Rom. 5:12-21: Matt. 20:29-34

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 28 Thanksgiving for the ministry of AA

***** CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

*****There will be a prayer table at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Please pray for this ministry of prayer there.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

 

6/27/2012, #78, 2nd Quarter 2012

"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day?' They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.'" "So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.' And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.' But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?' So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen." (Matthew 20:1-16)

      Lord Jesus, please help us examine what we think are our "rights" with respect to your kingdom. There is nothing that we can lay claim to that you have not given us. Help us repent of thinking that we deserve more in your kingdom or your church than anyone else. It is by grace that we have been saved and not by any works of our own. Thank you, Jesus, that our salvation rests on what you have done for us, not on what we have done for you.

      Praying for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church: A word received: Remember that the divisions in the church in Acts 15 were just as real as the divisions now. If the power of my Holy Spirit is released among the deputies to the General Convention, I can change their hearts as I did the Council in Jerusalem so that they will be able to say, "It seems good to us and to the Holy Spirit..."

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Num. 16:36-50: Rom. 4:13-25: Matt. 20:1-16

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Num. 17:1-11: Rom. 5:1-11: Matt. 20:17-28

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 27 St. Mary’s, Lake Luzerne – The Rev’d Susan Waldron, The Rev’d Alan Hart The Rev’d Lynne Curtis

***** Teaching & Healing of Post Trauma Stress (PTSD) Sat. June 30 9:30am - 3:30pm

      Program will be led by Fr. Nigel Mumford. We invite those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event in their life. Open to spouses or loved ones who live with someone suffering from PTSD. $20.00 per person (includes lunch) Registration forms are available. Call to receive one, or register by phone. We must recieve payment to confirm. Deadline to register for this program: June 22 $30.00 per person after June 22nd, and on the day.

      Welcome Home Initiative Youtube video: Share with combat veterans you know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l30blHeZve0

***** Beaver Cross 2012: Discipleship Camp is underway, Beaver Bound kids arrive tomorrow and camp is in full swing next week! Beaver Cross camp makes a difference in kids' lives. A week (or two) at camp builds & strengthens relationships with the Lord and with freinds that last a lifetime. There are still spots available for your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, register today! Registration forms online! Click http://beavercrosscamp.com/registration-camp-forms/ to download register now.

***** SAVE THE DATES (Christ the King Spiritual Life Center) :

      "Forgiveness -The Healing We All Need", Sept. 29, 2012, Russ Parker from UK, will be back to Christ the King to lead a Healing Conference "Forgiveness -The Healing We All Need" Join us for a powerful teaching along with humor! Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Registration brochures are now available! Early Registration: $35.00 pp (includes buffet Lunch) $20.00 pp (under 21 years of age)Deadline to Register: Sept. 17. (Price will then be $45.00 pp ($30 for under 21 yrs))

      Reviving Romance, Oct. 5 - 7, 2012, A Couples Retreat: Before the holidays are upon us, come refresh yourselves spiritually at CtK's beautiful retreat center, where you can renew your relationship and invest in the most precious gift God has given you... your partner in life and love. Cost: $380.00 per couple (Includes retreat program, materials, 2 nights lodging, 4 meals plus tax.)

      Prayers That Heal the Heart, October 12 & 13, 2 - Day Seminar, Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Presenter Dr. Mark Virkler. Early Registration by Sept. 14 Deadline to register is October 1, 2012 Full 2-Day Commuter Package - per person (includes: program, guide booklet, 2 lunches, snacks & sales tax), $92.00; Registration 9/14/12 or after, $112.00

***** Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

From: Ray Villegas

Subject: Summer Prayer Requests: Week 1

Dear Prayer Warriors, We have a lot of work ahead of us. We need your prayer support big time.

Here are things to pray for this week:

      1. Blaze Fest: We need to raise $15K to provide scholarship for 100 kids to attend.

      2. Maya Miller: We have been blessed with an intern for the next 9 weeks. Her name is Maya. She is a graphic design student at Azusa Pacific University. She arrived yesterday. Please pray that she adjusts well to this new experience.

      3. Andy Lightcap: Andy is on a 6 week sabbatical. Please pray for his renewal as he takes out this time to prepare for the next season of leading his family and the CIty Life ministry.

      4. Teen Parents: One of our girls, Shanieyah Flowers gave birth to a premature baby several days ago. The baby is fine. Please pray for mommy and baby as they adjust to this new life.

      5. City Life Website: Catie Messenger and Maya Miller will be working on completing the City Life website this week. Please pray that this will go smoothly.

      Thank you for bringing these needs before the King.

Rayski

Ray A. Villegas, MSW

Director of Ministry. Schenectady City Life Capital District Youth for Christ

***** Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

From: Christ Church Schenectady Prayerline (see above note 4)

      (Patti) Please continue to pray for Shanieyah and her preemie, Jeremiah. She is being released from the hospital Tuesday, so pray for her continued recovery and for all the logistics as she tries to be present for her baby. Baby has gained a little weight, but there is a long way to go. Dad was not allowed by the Army to come home at this time; pray for leave to be granted.

***** Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote Someone said; We are like bread: Baptized: Ground Confirmed: Leven Holy Spirit: Baked And Through Christ we are raised...

***** Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

From: Tom Malionek

Subject: Prayer request for Albany Intercessors

      Please pray for the School of Healing Prayer, Level I, being offered as an intensive retreat by All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, Maryland, from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

 

6/26/2012, #77, 2nd Quarter 2012

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:23-24)

      Lord, we live in a society dedicated to materialism; guide us by your Holy Spirit so that we do not become captive to the riches of this world and this life. Help us keep our eye on the prize: eternal life with you Jesus.

When his disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" (Matthew 19:25)

      Father, there is so much confusion in the church about who can be saved. Help us all find new life in the death and resurrection of our son Jesus and through the renewing power of your Holy Spirit..

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)

      Jesus, thank you for doing for us what was impossible us to do for ourselves.

Then Peter answered and said to him, "See, we have left all and followed you. Therefore what shall we have?" (Matthew 19:27)

      Holy Spirit, please help us leave behind everything that binds and holds us back from following Jesus.

So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first." (Matthew 19:28-30)

      Thank you, Jesus, for the fellowship we have found in your Body, the Church. Thank you for the adventure that we have had in our lives.

      Praying for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church: A word received: Remember that the divisions in the church in Acts 15 were just as real as the divisions now. If the power of my Holy Spirit is released among the deputies to the General Convention, I can change their hearts as I did the Council in Jerusalem so that they will be able to say, "It seems good to us and to the Holy Spirit..."

            Praying the Apostles' Creed

The Communion of Saints;

      THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen. (BCP 1662) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Num. 16:20-35: Rom. 4:1-12: Matt. 19:23-30

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Num. 16:36-50: Rom. 4:13-25: Matt. 20:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 26 The Rev’d Scott Harding

***** Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Very simply, the bottom line in all of life is love. Love is all you need. Huh, someone should write a song about that! "May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you." (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

***** Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012

From: Chuck Rinaldo

Subject: Christ Church Schenectady - Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table. Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo, Sunday, June 23, 2012

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

+Lisa ­ Pray for the Lord’s provision in her life.

+Wanda ­ Pray for everything--for the Lord’s peace and assurance.

+Wanda ­ Pray for her daughter Casey and the baby she is carrying; for her to do what she needs to…for her whole situation. The Lord knows the details.

+Savanah ­ For her Mom and Dad’s health.

+Howard ­ He will be a 6th grader at Mt. Pleasant next school year. Protect him from bullies.

+Shannon ­ Pray for her family’s health and for their finances.

+Delani ­ 6th grader. Pray for her family, her two sisters and for her friends.

John ­ Pray for his needs and to come into a relationship with God.

Ed ­ Pray for his needs and to come into a relationship with God.

Sabrina - Pray for her needs and to come into a relationship with God.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, June 25, 2012

 

6/25/2012, #76, 2nd Quarter 2012

"But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him, and in my name his horn shall be exalted." (Psalm 89:24)

      Thank you, Father, for your faithfulness to David and to all who come to you in faith.

"Also I will set his hand over the sea, and his right hand over the rivers." (Psalm 89:25)

      Jesus, let the river of your Spirit flow through our community and throughout this diocese.

"He shall cry to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.'" (Psalm 89:26)

      Father, you are our Father, our God and the rock of our salvation.

"Also I will make him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth." (Psalm 89:27)

      Jesus, you are our king and we look to you to shepherd us.

"My mercy I will keep for him forever, and my covenant shall stand firm with him." (Psalm 89:28 )

      Father, you are the God of covenants. Thank you for your new covenant through your son Jesus; please help us to stand firm in him.

"His seed also I will make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven." (Psalm 89:29)

      Holy Spirit, please help us endure day by day in your strength and power, and help us know Jesus as both Lord and Savior. Thank you.

(Mark 4:35-41) A word received: Trust me in the storms of your life. I will be there in the boat with you.

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Num. 16:1-19: Rom. 3:21-31: Matt. 19:13-22

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Num. 16:20-35: Rom. 4:1-12: Matt. 19:23-30

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 25 Trinity Church, Rensselaerville –The Rev’d Jay North The Ven. David Collum, The Rev’d William Day, The Rev’d Kyle Grennen

***** Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Do something "anonymously kind" today.

      Say some kinds word to someone in need.

      Practice being a Christian in thought word and deed.

      "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17)

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko from St. Michael's Colonie on Albany St.

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

Albany St.

Very busy morning! Many people just coming to us seeking prayer, we did not need to invite! Had several occassions of two sets of prayers going at once.

+ Lawerence - admitted he was in recovery - we prayed for his success in doing the steps; also asked prayer for protection from those who are evil. He was on his way to an AA meeting but had turned around on his bike to come to the table. We prayed for all at the AA meeting he was traveling to.

+ David - prayed for the Lord to take control of his life (David was not named for many years as a child. Received this name to reflect his childhood loving and reciting of the psalms)

++ Miquel - his family and health. 2nd cross is for his mother

+ Carrie - she wanted prayer for all the young people graduating from high school and college. She already had a cross but took one to pass it on.

+++ Chris, Bobbi Jo, and Karen - they initially asked prayer for Chris' health; then asked it for all their health; prayed for Karen for the aches of her body, especially her stomach. (Later Mark says Bobbi Jo was an example of how a body is wrecked / aged by meth. Chris had an open tall boy beer in a bag, and they were carrying a 6 pack with them.) They knew they needed prayer.

++ Chris and Michelle - they asked for prayer in general. In particular for struggling to survive in the heat. Chris has high blood pressure. We prayed for the blood pressure and that they not be endangered by the weather.

+ Vincent - bad is gone, thankful for what has occurred

+ Devon - young man - simply a blessing

+ Mary - in a motorized wheel cheer - prayer to get her own her feet; the doctors who can not determine what is wrong with her

+ Jerimiah - prayed for blessings

++++++ Agnes - for her family - took crosses for them

Man walking by blessed us

Filista and Deshe - we prayed for good health

Lorileanna - general blessing

Estelle - she gave thanks that she got an apartment (Mark had prayed with her on that 3 weeks ago). We prayed again for her son Isaiah to come home, and we prayed for good health for her.

+Rich - prayer for his family and his imperfection. Christ knows what he means.

Mike - blessings

Van driving by yelled out to us to bless us

++ Manny - young man with a dog - prayer for his parents and his brothers; prayer for a good for the dog (Manny is part of a dog foster care program)

++ Ruth and Jesus - girl and her little brother - they spoke Spanish, she spoke a very small amount of English. We gave a general blessing.

Joe - blessing as he hurried to work

Derrick -prayer for the Lord to bless him and keep him safe

++++ Amelia and her daughter Amelia - the Alleluia lady - prayed with us multiple times now - on her way to church with her Bible in hand - praised the Lord for the beautiful day, blessing on her church and the people there, the prayer table, and God's presence on Albany street.

***** Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012

From: Shaw Mudge >

Subject: Public Prayer Mail for June 25

Dear praying partners, This is our weekly public prayer mail.

This week's update:

      1) Lydia has her driver's test this week, and after that, we get her launched for the summer.

      2) To see what Julie and I have been up to lately, regarding our missions work, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/onlineanglicancampus/

      3) We had a great time at St. Michael's in Colonie this morning.

Prayer requests:

      1) For our missionary presentation at Zion Church in Morris this coming Sunday.

      2) For our part in the upcoming Albany Couples' Cursillo weekend in August. The first teaming is this coming Saturday.

      3) Pray for our online learning planning-meeting in Belize in July, not only about the program in Belize but also about the potential plans for the wider program in the Province of the West Indies, Tanzania, and the Diocese of Albany.

      4) Pray for safe and timely travel, and a good experience on the ground during our planning visit to Belize.

Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important us, and I pray for you every day. God bless you, In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, June 24, 2012

 

6/24/2012, #75, 2nd Quarter 2012

On the same day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." (Mark 4:35)

      Holy Spirit, please equip us when we follow Jesus to a new location with the gifts that are need to minister to the people there.

Now when they had left the multitude, they took him along in the boat as he was. And other little boats were also with him. (Mark 4:36)

      Jesus, please help us take you "as you are", not as we want you to be. Help us come to know you as you are.

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. (Mark 4:37)

      Lord, we are in a great windstorm which is sweeping through your church and many are being lost because of it.

But he was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" (Mark 4:38 )

      Jesus, that is so often the nature of our prayers to you: "Do you not care..." Help us daily come to you with prayers of faith.

Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)

      Jesus, let your "Peace, be still!" calm the storms in our lives.

But he said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" (Mark 4:40)

      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize our fears and anxieties for what they are and receive your power to deal with them.

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him!" (Mark 4:41)

      Father, please help us come to know who Jesus is and the power you have vested in him. Thank you.

A word received: I love you. I have loved you with an everlasting love.

            Praying the Apostles' Creed for the General Convention

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.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 02, June 24, 2012

Readings: Mark 4:35-41; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Job 38:1-11,16-18; Ps.107:1-2,31-32

Next Week: Mark 5:22-24,35b-43; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Ps. 112:1

      Gospel: Mark 4:35-41

A word received: Invite me into the storms of your life.

A word received: When you follow where I lead you, there will be storms, but come to me in faith for me to deal with them.

      Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

A word received: I want my compelling love to come into your life so that you become my new creation.

(verse 18 ) A word received: You have been given a ministry of reconciliation. Are you listening to my Spirit and ministering to those I want reconciled?

      Old Testament: Job 38:1-11,16-18

A word received: My people perish for lack of vision and knowledge. Know this: you will stand before the great judgment seat and I will question you, not the other way around. Look to me and I will guide you.

(verse 2) A word received: What is your knowledge based on? Is your knowledge based on knowing me or knowing about me?

      Psalm: Ps.107:1-2,31-32

A word received: Acknowledge my work in your life and praise me. I will come and dwell in your praises.

A word received: Thank me for my goodness.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45: Acts 15:1-12: Luke 12:49-56

HC: 107:1-32 or 107:1-3,23-32; Job 38:1-11,16-18; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Mark 4:35-41; (5:1-20)

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Num. 16:1-19: Rom. 3:21-31: Matt. 19:13-22

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 24 Trinity Church, Potsdam –The Ven. Dr. Christopher Brown, The Rev’d Lora Smith, The Rev’d Margaret Theodore The Rev’d James Shevlin

***** Benefit Concert for Noel Dawes June 28th

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

***** Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012

From: Bishop Dan Herzog

Subject: Fwd: FYI: Press Release from Christ Church Jerusalem

Begin forwarded message:

At the Crossroads - a unique gathering at Christ Church Jerusalem.

      "In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria -- Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance." (Isaiah 19:23-25)

      Muslim background followers of Jesus from various Middle Eastern countries met with their Messianic Jewish and Christian counterparts May 7 - 12 in the Old City of Jerusalem at Christ Church, the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East. Although similar conferences have been held over the years in the Middle East, this is the first time such a gathering has been held in Israel.

      At the Crossroads convened in the context of Isaiah's vision of a highway that will run from Egypt and Israel to Assyria - a model of worship and partnership for Christians across the region that will lead to the Middle East becoming a "blessing on the earth."

      More than seventy delegates came from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Palestinian Authority, Cyprus, Armenia, Turkey, Europe and North America. Worshiping and praying together in Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Hebrew, and hearing testimonies about the blessings and challenges of following Jesus in our region were among the highlights of the conference.

      Due to security concerns the conference was a closed, invitation only gathering. However, two sessions were open to local guests featuring speakers Rev. Andrew White, the "Vicar of Baghdad", and Pastor Ali Pektash, a Muslim who came to faith in Jesus through a dream while on hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca. Messianic Jewish and Palestinian leaders, including Taysir Abu Saada, author of Once an Arafat Man, also addressed the delegates, testifying to God's power not only to reconcile enemies but to enable them to take risks by crossing ethnic, political and religious divides to work together to expand God's kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in this troubled and unstable region.

      In the words of one of the organizers, "It is all too easy for Christians in the Middle East to become ghettoized due to their minority status and the many ethnic and political divisions. Consequently we often fail to see how God is working in our midst. Our focus must extend beyond these conflicts and only the survival of existing Christian communities. Without ignoring the suffering and injustice in so many parts of our region, we should focus on the call of Jesus to expand God's sovereignty by making disciples, recognizing the crucial role Jewish believers in Israel have in the Great Commission to bless their neighbors with the Good News. And equally so, the followers of Jesus in the surrounding nations have a unique role in helping Israel become part of the blessing that God intends for this region."

      The delegates resolved:

      1. to rise above ethnic, political, and theological differences in the Body of Messiah, and to work together in expanding the Kingdom of God in our region.

      2. to proclaim that "Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance" will indeed become a blessing in the midst of the earth

      3. to commit to work and pray for the blessing and salvation of all the peoples of the Middle East.

      4. to mobilize people to go and make disciples as a practical expression of the Kingdom of God, recognizing that we now have a window of opportunity that may not remain open in the future.

      5. to advocate and allocate resources for justice, helping the poor and mitigating persecution of Christians.

      6. to establish a network of communication and intercession throughout the region and to meet together on a regular basis as a means of expressing the "one new man." (Eph.2:15)

      For more information contact us at: crossroadsmeconference@gmail.com

      At the Crossroads was made possible by the contributions of Christians world-wide and the generous support of the Israel Trust of the Anglican Church (CMJ Israel).

***** Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012

From: Terry Graves

Subject: Prayer Table Report - St. James' Parish, Lake George Village - Friday, June 22, 2012

Terry Graves and Mac MacDonald manned the Prayer Table - for Friday, June 22, 2012 - A fantastically beautiful day - 4.30 pm

Prayers for:

A man and a woman who asked for prayers for Jeremy

Young girl - no thank you

For Bob and Sheila who may have lost their son in a drowning accident -

3 People passed by - no thanks

A mom and her son passed by - no thank you

A couple (older, holding hands) asked for prayers for our country and for young people

2 Women and 2 kids passed by - no thanks

Man passed by and said - no thanks, he's okay -

Prayers for Larry at this time of his need -

Janis to pray for her and her family, who were with her ( 5 wooden crosses)

Gabriel asked for prayers for herself - she has just been diagnosed with breast cancer (1 wooden cross) -

Manny would like to be prayed for -

A couple said - no thank you

A young girl said no thank you - she was late for work -

Tammy asked to be prayed for (1 wooden cross)

2 girls walked by and said - no thanks

Prayers for Mary who has TIA's and may die -

A couple passed by (also holding hands) - no thank you - we're all right

Pray for Alan to get a job as a butcher -

2 guys passed by - no thank you -

In Christ Best, Terry

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 23, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

State St.

Emmanuel (regular) -- We prayed that he would hold steady in the Lord.

+Katy (older woman) -- I prayed for protection of her bicycle. She asked for a cross. She is one of God's little ones.

Tony (man) -- He walked up while I was praying for Katy and asked prayer for her because her father had died a couple of months ago. Katy then gave him the cross I had given her and said that is why she had gotten it, to give to him. I was really touched by Tony's compassion for Katy.

+Charity (young woman) -- I prayed for God's blessing on her.

Steve (regular) -- He wanted prayer that he could start his own company.

+Benjamin -- He has been an addict for 50 years. He spent about 15 minutes telling me his life story. He accepted God's forgiveness.

+Lisa -- She asked prayer for a job so that she can pay her rent. She is terrified of being thrown out and homeless.

Bill (regular) -- Prayed that he would be free from seizures and falling while in a seizure.

+Raymond -- He stopped to ask directions and we gave them to him and prayed the Lord would guide him.

+Tobias -- He asked prayer for a wife and that he would be steady in Jesus.

+Sean (teenage boy) -- He was in fight last week. I prayed that he would grow into a man of peace.

+Bill -- That he will walk steady all week with the Lord.

+Jimmy -- His apartment was condemned and he was evicted and is now homeless. We prayed for the Lord's guidance to find the place he has for him.

+Danny -- He wanted prayer to be a success. I prayed that he would find his success in being Jesus' man.

Allah -- He asked prayer for everyone.

***** Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012

From: Jeanne Gizara

Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90: 12, 14, 16-17)

      Lord, we pray for hearts of wisdom for Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. May each of their days be lived for your glory. Continue to guide them to the work that you intend for them to do. May your glorious power be known to their children, Ruth, Hannah and Lydia, and to all their spiritual children to whom they will minister. May your favor be upon them as they dedicate their work to You.

      We pray Lord for Lydia as she prepares for her driver’s test. Keep her calm and let her show that she has mastered all the skills needed. Continue to be with Father Shaw and Mother Julie as they get ready for their trip to Belize. Lord, protect them and provide for them. Let them have the prayer support and the financial support that they need. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, June 23, 2012

 

6/23/2012, #74, 2nd Quarter 2012

      As you pray for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, remember the words of Moses as he tried to lead a sinful people to the land of God's provision. Pray for the LORD to pour out a spirit of repentance and hunger for his presence.

And Moses said to the Lord: "...And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as you have spoken, saying," (Numbers 14:13a...17)

      Lord, let the power of your Spirit shine forth among your people.

"'The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but he by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.'" (Numbers 14:18 )

      We have been a sinful people who deserve your wrath and look to you for mercy. Thank you for your longsuffering and abundant mercy.

"Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of your mercy, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now." (Numbers 14:19)

      Father, pardon your people according to your great mercy and the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross.

Then the LORD said: "I have pardoned, according to your word;" (Numbers 14:20)

      Thank you.

"but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD" (Numbers 14:21)

      LORD, we long to see your glory.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 13:31-14:25: Rom. 3:9-20: Matt. 19:1-12;

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45: Acts 15:1-12: Luke 12:49-56

HC: 107:1-32 or 107:1-3,23-32; Job 38:1-11,16-18; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Mark 4:35-41; (5:1-20)

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 23 Church of the Redeemer, Rensselaer - The Rev’d Peter Boyle

***** Concert for Noel Dawes June 28th

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

***** Egg on my face department:

The information I forwarded on to you this morning about persecution in India is apparently completely false. See http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/india.asp. Torre

Albany Intercessor6/23/2012, #74, 2nd Quarter 2012      As you pray for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, remember the words of Moses as he tried to lead a sinful people to the land of God's provision. Pray for the LORD to pour out a spirit of repentance and hunger for his presence.

And Moses said to the Lord: "...And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as you have spoken, saying," (Numbers 14:13a...17)

      Lord, let the power of your Spirit shine forth among your people.

"'The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but he by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.'" (Numbers 14:18 )

      We have been a sinful people who deserve your wrath and look to you for mercy. Thank you for your longsuffering and abundant mercy.

"Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of your mercy, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now." (Numbers 14:19)

      Father, pardon your people according to your great mercy and the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross.

Then the LORD said: "I have pardoned, according to your word;" (Numbers 14:20)

      Thank you.

"but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD" (Numbers 14:21)

      LORD, we long to see your glory.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 13:31-14:25: Rom. 3:9-20: Matt. 19:1-12;

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45: Acts 15:1-12: Luke 12:49-56

HC: 107:1-32 or 107:1-3,23-32; Job 38:1-11,16-18; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Mark 4:35-41; (5:1-20)

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 23 Church of the Redeemer, Rensselaer - The Rev’d Peter Boyle

***** Concert for Noel Dawes June 28th

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

***** Egg on my face department:

The information I forwarded on to you this morning about persecution in India is apparently completely false. See http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/india.asp. Torre

Albany Intercessor


 

6/23/2012, #73, 2nd Quarter 2012

They said to him, "Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?" He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so." (Matthew 19:7-8 )

      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and repent in every area of our lives of hardness of heart.

Then little children were brought to him that he might put his hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." And he laid His hands on them and departed from there. (Matthew 19:13-15)

      Holy Spirit, move in every parishof this diocese and set up effective children and youth ministries. Help us repent of valuing musical programs and decorum over having children among us.

What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written:..."There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:9-10a,18 )

      Jesus, please help us to fear to offend your Father by our thoughts, our words, or our deeds. Thank you.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 13:31-14:25: Rom. 3:9-20: Matt. 19:1-12;

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45: Acts 15:1-12: Luke 12:49-56

HC: 107:1-32 or 107:1-3,23-32; Job 38:1-11,16-18; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Mark 4:35-41; (5:1-20)

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 23 Church of the Redeemer, Rensselaer - The Rev’d Peter Boyle

***** Should have been June rather than July!

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      Hi Torre: Would you possibly be able to run a short notice in your daily Diocesan message one of these days about my upcoming benefit concert next week for Noel Dawes? He is a vital member of the diocese, including his considerable involvement with the Welcome Home Initiative at the SLC. He is very sick, his insurance does not cover a lot of the out-of-pocket expenses which have built up, and ... simply put, he needs help. Whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated.

      CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

***** Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      What is Gods will for you?

      Pray, pray and pray some more without ceasing.

      Pray constantly.

      Pray all the time.

      Don't stop praying.

      Pray into and about everything.

      Keep on praying dear soul.

      When you have done that,

      Pray some more...

      Then, smile and then give thanks.

      1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 writes: "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

***** Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012

From: Susan Plaske

Subject: Prayer Table Reports Cathedral of All Saints 6-13 and 6-20-12

June 13th Beautiful Day! Dcn Plaske, Dcn Wickman, Dcn Lukas, Beth Collum, Dcn Stellman

Sarah - for her healing from highblood pressure and diabetes; for her son Brent to come to know Jesus

Sharon - for Jum Cindy and Teriqua

Connie - praying with Sharon

Joan - 16 mo grandson, 21 yer son safety for baby, responsibility for son, healing for her from brain stint and thyroid cancer, she is weary from many burdens

Security Guard - didn't stop, prayed for safety for him today

Tom (walking by) pray for him every day !!!

Man - for son taking physics exam.

Deborah - for son Alfonso and relative with alzheimers

Carine - Leadership role pray for her as she is an RA in Manhattan at Kings College

Pedro - wants to move down to set up new family home

June 20th Hot Sunny but pleasant breeze. Dcn Christine, Paula Sutcliff, Tricia McCrosson

Loretta and Jackie ++ for a blessed day.

Dave - Prayers for Bonnie, Jeanne

Paula - Prayer for Lady who had an abortion

Many people answered "no Thanks , Im Good today"

WE asked the Lord to bless them

Gerry - We prayed for a blessed day and she prayed for us

Albany Intercessor


Friday, June 22, 2012

 

6/22/2012, #72, 2nd Quarter 2012

Then Peter came to him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" (Matthew 18:21)

      Holy Spirit, please help us remember that all who are going to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church are in some real sense our brothers and sisters. Some of them have done great harm to the Bodyof Christ, but they still need our forgiveness.

Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." (Matthew 18:22)

      Jesus, forgiving others and accepting their forgiveness is the way to heal the wounds in your Body, the Church.

"Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, 'Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.' hen the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. (Matthew 18:23-27)

      Father, help us acknowledge the magnitude of our debt to you.

"But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe!' So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.' And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done." (Matthew 18:28-31)

      Father, hear the cries of your servants as they confront evil and injustice.

"Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?' And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him." (Matthew 18:32-34)

      Lord, you have told us that the same measure we use on others will be used on us. (See Mark 4:24) Have mercy on usand help us forgive others.

"So my heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses." (Matthew 18:35)

      Holy Spirit, please help us forgive others from our hearts. Thank you.

A word received: Rejoice with me over every lost sheep who is found.

Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Num. 13:1-3,21-30: Rom. 2:25-3:8: Matt. 18:21-35

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 13:31-14:25: Rom. 3:9-20: Matt. 19:1-12;

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 22 Beaver Cross Summer Program - Staff & Children The Rev’d Ellen Neufeld, The Rev’d Christopher Kelly

***** Should have been June rather than July!

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      Hi Torre: Would you possibly be able to run a short notice in your daily Diocesan message one of these days about my upcoming benefit concert next week for Noel Dawes? He is a vital member of the diocese, including his considerable involvement with the Welcome Home Initiative at the SLC. He is very sick, his insurance does not cover a lot of the out-of-pocket expenses which have built up, and ... simply put, he needs help. Whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated.

      CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 21, 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

+Dan (got a cross for a friend) -- His daughter Summer and her husband Bob lost their baby through a miscarriage. This is their third miscarriage. Pray for comfort in the Lord.

Chuck -- He has a brother in California who is diabetic and has large sore on his upper arm which is not healing and he is depressed. His other brother in Albany has largely recovered from a recent stroke. Please pray for the Lord's work in both of their lives.

+Smiley -- We prayed that he would share the joy of the Lord with others this evening.

+James and +Alissa -- Alissa said, "We had a miscarriage last week and a lot of other problems." Pray for a job for James and that Jesus would replace their sorrow with his joy.

+Melissa -- "I need a job!" She also took a cross for her +son.

+Thomas (young man) -- "I just got out of detox today." His father and his grandfather are both unwell, and he has a nine months old child.

Gary -- We prayed for peace and for clarity of purpose for him.

***** Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012

From: Bishop Dan Herzog

Subject: How Muslims Come to Faith in Christ

http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2012/06/how-muslims-come-to-faith-in-christ.html

***** Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012

From: Chris Bennett

Subject: Titanic Quarter prayer update

Hello praying people!

      A massive, massive thank-you to you all from the Titanic Quarter and the Dock. Things that have happened recently can ONLY be an answer to prayer - so I know that you are out there, praying away, and it is hugely appreciated! Today we got word that the temporary 'Meanwhile Lease' on Dock Cafe is to be extended for the near future - a fabulous piece of news - as Titanic Quarter try a brave, bold new model of business - a 'pop-up market' style space with Dock Cafe as the hub of a series of market stalls. Did we dare ask or imagine that things like that would happen as we started praying 2 years ago...?!!

      (Some of you very faith-ful people will say Yes, of course we did!)

      Some more things to include in your prayers in coming weeks:

      - tomorrow (Friday) there's a meeting at Titanic Belfast to discuss the possibility that there might be a permanent prayer room at the centre. Please pray for all involved - it would be fantastic to have space for prayer at the heart of Titanic Belfast.       - please pray for the Chaplaincy team - as we are hopeful that more Chaplains (from more different backgrounds) may soon be able to join us

      - and for the existing Chaplains! - Karen is currently on a hugely well-deserved leave after a very tough pastoral situation in Sydenham Methodist; Chris is adjusting to life juggling the Dock and St Clements parish in East Belfast and would love there to be at least twice as many hours in the day! Please pray that we both find space to rest, time to be with God, time with family - and that we keep working as a team

      - please pray for Tegan and the Dock Cafe staff. Day-by-day they have incredible opportunities to share faith in both words and actions as people come into the cafe Lyn even had a chance to pray with one visitor yesterday) - they are doing an incredible job and need our constant prayer support

      - Please continue to pray for protection in the heavenly realms as this work moves forward. Some of you are very gifted a praying into this, and I am often reminded that this struggle is against 'powers and principalities' who do not want to see Good News flourish in Belfast.

      - please pray for the Titanic Quarter - the visionary people behind the development. Pray that they stay visionary and hopeful through this tough economic climate.

      - and as you're praying for the area, please pray for greater cohesion and connection. Many people in TQ feel as if they are working in isolation. Pray that the 'shared medley' of the Dock may extend across the whole area as people discover the joy of working together!

      Thanks Praying People! - I don't know what I'd do without you! Chris

Chris Bennett

Chaplain to Titanic Quarter

07980 885991

chris@the-dock.org

http://www.the-dock.org/

***** Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      When I was in a coma, (Oct 2009) one of the many visions I had was a vision of a dining room. I knew I was in heaven and I knew I was waiting. There was green wall paper and dark mahogany furniture. It was all so vivid and real. I knew I was waiting for Jesus to come through the door on my right. I was alone and sitting next to the head of the table, where He was going to sit. I was very aware of what was about to happen. I did not expect to say anything to Jesus but what was he going to say to me? I was not even sure if I could speak.

      I do often wonder, if he had come through the door, would I still be here?

      I will find out...next time.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, June 21, 2012

 

6/21/2012, #71, 2nd Quarter 2012

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also. (Hebrews 13:3)

      O GOD, who spares when we deserve punishment, and in your wrath remembers mercy; we humbly beseech you, of your goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of your promises; that, trusting wholly in your mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but in you. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as you alone bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant to these your servants, that by the power of your Holy Spirit they may be set free from the chains of sin and death, and may be brought to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1928 )

      I remember shortly after we returned to the United States back in the mid-70s reading an article in Look magazine about a Methodist pastor in Mississippi who got in trouble with his church board because he visited the prisoners in the county jail. He reminded his board about what Jesus had said about visiting the prisoners (Matthew 25:36), and they replied, "Oh, he didn't mean prisoners like those prisoners." Torre

      Jesus, thank you for the ministry of Tom Gizara and Mark Pasko and Bishop Bill Love and others in this diocese who visit the prisoners and share the hope of the gospel with them and the power of the Holy Spirit.

"Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. (Matthew 18:10-11)

      Lord Jesus Christ, every week and everywhere I see your little ones: men, women, youths, and children who count for so little in the eys of the world but are so important to you. Help us to have your mind toward the lost and the least. Thank you for coming to save them and us.

"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (Matthew 18:12-14)

      Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd; please go out and bring in all the lost sheep. Give us shepherds' hearts so that as your disciples we will do the same. Help us bring them all into your sheepfold, the church, and disciple them. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my justice, mercy and freedom for my people.

Thursday: [83] or 34 * 85, 86; Num. 12:1-16: Rom. 2:12-24: Matt. 18:10-20

Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Num. 13:1-3,21-30: Rom. 2:25-3:8: Matt. 18:21-35

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 21 Christ Chuch, Morristown – The Rev’d Edgar LaCombe

***** Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

From: Deacon Alan Hart

      Hi Torre: Would you possibly be able to run a short notice in your daily Diocesan message one of these days about my upcoming benefit concert next week for Noel Dawes? He is a vital member of the diocese, including his considerable involvement with the Welcome Home Initiative at the SLC. He is very sick, his insurance does not cover a lot of the out-of-pocket expenses which have built up, and ... simply put, he needs help. Whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated.

      CONCERT FOR NOEL DAWES -- On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne, Deacon Alan Hart will present a benefit concert for Noel and Meryl Dawes of Glens Falls. Noel recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, and he continues to fight a very serious disease. In addition to our fervent prayers, Noel is in need of financial support to help pay for the mounting out-of-pocket expenses which he has accrued with his treatment in Boston. Rev. Hart will sing and play many of the songs he has written over the years plus some popular favorites from professional artists. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected and given to Noel and Meryl.

      If you cannot attend, you can send a check to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. I would also put a notation "Noel Dawes Concert." Thank you again for whatever you can do. I know Noel is loved and respected throughout the diocese.

***** Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

From: Elizabeth Strickland

Subject: Prayers for Clark Curtis

      Clark Curtis is the Treasurer for the Diocese and the husband of Deacon Lynne Curtis. He was rushed to the hospital a day or two before Convention. Here is some information from Dcn. Lynne:

      What they thought was an ulcer, apparently was not but rather lymphoma in his stomach. We are so grateful that the ulcer led to the diagnosis. On June 13 he had a scope to go back in to further assess what is going on in there and to do another biopsy. and then we will have a consult with an oncologist and I am sure more tests to see if it has spread any where else and whether he will need surgery etc.

      Please pray for complete miraculous healing, wisdom for doctors and all medical professional, for Clark’s blood count to go up for I am sure he will need strength if he does need surgery, that there will be enough B- blood for him that it has not spread and that they caught it early and of course, for the peace that passes all understanding!

***** Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

From: Lynne Curtis

Subject: Praise report on Clark

      We just got back from the doctor with the good news that they are pretty sure they got it very early and no chemo or surgery will be needed only radiation. Praise God for that bleeding ulcer!! God works in mysterious ways to heal and protect His dearly loved children! Just to make sure there is nothing else brewing, they are going to do a CAT scan and lots more blood work but we are confident they will find nothing!

      Thanks you so much for all the prayers for they have made all the difference!!

      Much love and many thanks! Lynne

***** Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 06:28:13 -0400

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

A short homily on pain;

      Pain is good.

      Extreme pain is extremely good.

      Sign at the US Marine Corps museum, Quantico.

I hate all pain,

Given or received; we have enough within us

The meanest vassal as the loftiest monarch,

Not to add to each other's natural burden

Of mortal misery.

~Lord Byron, Sardanapalus

      Lord, help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you.

~Mother Therese, A Gift for God.

      Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. 1 Chronicles 4:10

      Dear soul, press through the pain, be it physical or emotional, with the Lord by your side. Even Simon carried the Lords cross for a while. Let the Lord carry your cross, your burden, your pain, give it all to Him. When the pain comes think of Jesus... When extreme pain comes, think even more of Jesus.

~Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Judith MacNutt on the Sid Roth show

Do checkout Judith MacNutt on the Sid Roth Show talking about Angels. YouTube: http://youtu.be/Rl3UELC_PNc

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Australian TV

      We got a prayer referral from Australia today. J.John interviewed me a year ago and the show was shown on down under TV. Please pray that the Lord will continue to increase the size of the tent! Thanks be to God. NM+

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

 

6/20/2012, #70, 2nd Quarter 2012

For you will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. (Psalm 18:28 )

      Jesus, thank you for your light to bring us through this time of darkness in the church and in the nation. Let you light shine forth at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Please help us take each step by your light. Thank you.

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" Then Jesus called a little child to him, set him in the midst of them, (Matthew 18:1-2)

      Jesus, please help us to honor those you honor. Give us all a passion for the care and nurture of children and all your little ones.

and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3)

      Holy Spirit, please bring us to true and lasting conversion and the maturity so that we come to Jesus as little children.

"Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:4)

      Father, bring us to the humility that will bring us into your kingdom.

"Whoever receives one little child like this in my name receives me." (Matthew 18:5)

      Holy Spirit, please help us to make provision for every child you send us.

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:6)

      Jesus, please protect the children of this diocese from all who would harm them in any way. Give the parents of this diocese wisdom to know what to allow their children to see and watch on TV and the Web or their game boxes.

"Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!" (Matthew 18:7)

      Bring to repentance all those who would offend or molest children. Help them recognize the great danger they are in.

A word received: I AM the Good Shepherd -- heed my voice.

Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Num. 11:24-33(34-35): Rom. 1:28-2:11: Matt. 18:1-9

Thursday: [83] or 34 * 85, 86; Num. 12:1-16: Rom. 2:12-24: Matt. 18:10-20

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 20 St. John's in the Wilderness, Paul Smith's -The Rev'd Bill Cooper The Rev'd Nickolas Servetas

***** Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012

From: Brenda Reid

Subject: Intercessory prayer request

Dear Prayer Team:

      I was recently asked by one of the pastors who pray to bring this prayer request to CtK and to all who intercede.

      A group of pastors from many different churches in Troy have been praying for the city and for Rensselaer Co. for a number of years on a weekly basis. Bishop Dan Herzog, I understand played a significant role in getting this started.

      They meet every Thurs. morning from 8-8:30 a.m. in Troy with the Mayor, many pastors, local business people, police officers and others. Would you please add them to your intercessory prayers and cover them with protection as they contend for the needs of Troy, and other cities and towns in the county, for the leaders, the communities, families, schools, churches, businesses, first responders, etc.

      Thank you. I know that a few years ago this group was led to pray very specifically one morning for the schools and safety of all the children, the next day at my former High School, Columbia in E. Greenbush, there was a shooting incident involving students. No one was killed or injured and the suspect was quietly apprehended. They know that the Lord protected the children that day….

      In His Service, Brenda Reid, Christ the King Office of Programs & Volunteers

***** Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012

From: Mary MacDonald

Subject: Prayer Table Report, St James Lake George 6/15/12 Bunny Morgan Mary MacDonald Beautiful Day

Charles -- Philip , has Down's Syndrome and is switching houses.

Otilia -- Mike, his premie baby was diagnosed with MS

Martin -- lost his passport (from Poland took a summer job here)

Ray -- Pray for his health (gets around on a scooter)

Jeb -- Pray for his mom who died 2 years ago

Bradley -- Pray for Melanie (his sister) has MS

Sandy -- her son Adam is estranged from her

Scott -- his friend Russell is suffering from end stage cancer, we prayed that he would find peace

Quinones Family -- (mother,father, 2 boys and a girl) Pray for this adorable family

***** Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012

From: Jim French

Subject: Upcoming Conference

      St. Luke's Church, Cambridge is pleased to announce an upcoming conference/workshop; "Introduction to the Prophetic" on Saturday, July 14, from 9:00 to 3:00, presented by the Rev. Susan Baker-Borjeson and Ralph Borjeson of Jubilate Deo Ministries, Cairo, NY.

      Pastor Susan and Ralph will speak on subjects such as: "What is prophesy? What is a prophet? Does God use the prophetic in our day? They will Biblically demonstrate the importance of prophesy for effective healing ministry, for vibrant and effective evangelism, and for leadership in the life of the Church.

      The cost for the conference is $20.00. (Please bring a bag lunch – refreshments will be provided).

      Please call (518 ) 677-2632 to make your reservation.

      For more information visit our website at: http://www.stlukescambridge.org/ or email: pastor.jim.137@gmail.com.

      St. Luke's Church, 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, NY 12816, (518 ) 677-2632

***** Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

      To whom are you trying to prove yourself to? Your parents, your teachers, your professors, your boss, your spouse, yourself? Who set the high jump bar in your life? Your parents, your teachers, your professors, your boss, your spouse, yourself? Perhaps it is time to knock the high jump bar off its bracket?

      Galatians 1:10-13 writes, "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."

      Something to ponder...

***** Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012

From: Joseph Acanfora

Subject: Regarding Bp. Mike and Linda Chapman visit to Christ Church Gilbertsville:

      Quite a day filled with the Lord’s blessings. Our typical 80 minute service turned into a 3 hour service our prayer, preaching, testimony, Holy Communion and Healing Prayer; half the congregation came forward for the laying on of hands and healing prayer. Many expressed instant relief of pain and other symptoms.

      Were we blessed? -- you betcha!

      Later in the afternoon, they accompanied us on a home visit to a parishioner suffering with cancer.

      They are now on their way south toward Long Island, NC and Florida

      Thank you Lord, God Heavenly Father for the many ways you bless us; You are good, all the time!

      Thank you for the ministry of Mike and Linda Chapman, bless them, protect them and fill them with your Holy & Life giving Spirit. AMEN

Joe Acanfora+, 607-316-6002

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, June 17, 2012

 

6/17/2012, #67, 2nd Quarter 2012

And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground," (Mark 4:26)

      Holy Spirit, please help each of us in this diocese do that kingdom work of scattering the seed of the gospel.

"and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head." (Mark 4:27-28 )

      Lord Jesus, we don't need to know how that seed will grow or which seed will grow, all we need to know is that in your faithfulness you will cause some of the seed to grow and flourish.

"But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." (Mark 4:29)

      Fathe, help us recognize when it is harvest time and go into the harvest fields and bring in the full crop you have prepared for us. Thank you.

      Holy Spirit, help each of us ask what it means to be a disciple in the context of this parable.

A word received: I AM blessing you. I AM holding you in the palm o f my hand.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 01, June 17, 2012

Readings: Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Ezekiel 31:1-6,10-14; Ps. 92:1-4

Next Week: Mark 4:35-41; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Job 38:1-11,16-18; Ps.107:1-2,31-32

      Gospel: Mark 4:26-34

(verses 26-29) A word received: Use the story of Moriah giving the crosses to the four women and two later came for prayer. She scattered the seed. That is kingdom work.

(verses 30-36) A word received: I want you to scatter seeds and leave the growing in my hands. Like the bush next door, many will find shelter in what is produced. Discipleship is providing those bushes where my little ones may find shelter.

The context of verses 2-25 is about choices.

The story of Jean's father growing corn as a boy. [He kept pulling up the shoots of corn to see how they were growing and thus they didn't do very well.]

      Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

(verse 7) "For we walk by faith, not by sight." A word received: Sowing seeds is an act of faith. You cannot see how they will grow or which ones will grow. Walk by faith.

      Old Testament: Ezekiel 31:1-6,10-14

A word received: Growth that glorifies man will be cut down. Growth that glorifies God will endure.

      Psalm: Ps. 92:1-4

(verse 4d) A word received: I want you to shout for joy by what I have done, not by what you have done.

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Num. 6:22-27: Acts 13:1-12: Luke 12:41-48

HC: Ps. 92 or 92:1-4,11-14; Ezekiel 31:1-6,10-14; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Mark 4:26-34

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Num. 9:15-23,10:29-36: Rom. 1:1-15: Matt. 17:14-21

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 17 St. Mark’s Church, Philmont The Rev’d Bruce Mason

***** Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012

From: Joseph Acanfora

      Bp. Chapman will be the celebrant and preacher at Christ Church, Gilbertsville, on Sunday, June 17 at 10 AM.

***** Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012

From: Jill Woodliff

Subject: GC2012

Dear folks,

      I've not prayed for TEC in quite a while. Last night, I had a dream concerning the priests holding the ark in the midst of the Jordan River while the multitude passed over to the Promised Land. I believe the Spirit was comparing the situation of the orthodox leaders remaining in TEC to the priests holding the ark, the passage of the people taking quite a while, and the Promised Land being heaven.

      On waking, I asked God how I should pray for TEC. He said, For mercy. I can do that. So this morning, I posted a prayer for General Convention.

Blessings, Jill

http://anglicanprayer.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/gc12-a-prayer-for-mercy/

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012

From: Tim Fountain

Subject: Re: GC2012

Thank you, Jill.

      Lately I've been led back to the reality that Christ is our intercessor (Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25). We seek to know and join in his prayer, and in so doing find guidance to any action he desires. If he is praying for mercy upon us, let us join in!

***** Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012

From: Jeanne Gizara

Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8: 28 )

      In this season of Pentecost, Lord, we pray for a new infilling of the Holy Spirit for Fr. Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge, their mission team and their intercessors. Thank You for this gift of the Holy Spirit that gives such power to do your work, Lord. We thank You for the guidance and for the assurance that our work is what You would have us do.

      And we know that all things work together for good for Fr. Shaw and Mother Julie. You Lord knew all along where You wanted them to work and what You wanted them to do.

      We thank You for the surprises that come each day. Thank You for the opportunities in Belize and Tanzania. Thank You for the new opportunity to talk about on-line theological education with people from Jamaica and Barbados.

      Lord, we ask your protection for Father Shaw and Mother Julie when they travel to Belize. Keep them safe from typhoons and may Your Holy Spirit guide them so that they may better discern your perfect plan for them.

      We pray that Lydia passes her driving test and has a great summer in Maine. Thank You Lord, for answers to our prayers. Amen.

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 17, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Moriah Jones and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

State St.

+Sandra (older woman) -- On her way to visit her daughter

+Solomon (young man) -- "That I will be happy for the rest of my life." We prayed for joy from Jesus.

James (man second visit to prayer table) -- He was surprised that we did it on a regular basis and said that he will be back again. He asked prayer for protection and that he will get a job. He has an interview on Monday.

James (older man) -- We prayed that he would share Jesus' love and God the Father's love with others.

++++ Moriah went over to 4 women waiting for a bus and asked if she could pray for them. They declined prayer but were happy to receive the crosses. (See below)

+Marshall (man on a bike) -- He declined prayer the first time he passed us. The second time he passed us he stopped a few feet past the prayer table, backed up, and asked if a small donation was required to get a cross. We told him they were free. We gave him one and then he was willing to receive prayer.

Bill (regular) -- We prayed that he would not have any seizures or any more falls. We also prayed for companionship for him.

+Ahsare (young man) -- "My heart is filled with joy." We prayed that he would share God the Father's love with other young men.

+Gloria and +Pamela (two women that Moriah had taken crosses to at the bus stop came for prayer) -- Gloria has bad arthritis pain and Pamela has pain in her chest and asked prayer for her family.

Steve (man) -- He is making a good recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery. He quit a bad job where the workers were being mistreated and said he was "waiting on God's word."

+Debra (regular) -- "My baby daughter is graduating from college next week.

Desdemona (woman on her way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) -- We prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on her church and Christ Church.

+Melshawa (young man) -- "That I will see my mother."

Fr. Peter -- He was on his way to lead services at Summit Towers. He asked prayer for his singing as he leads the service. We prayed that he would make the Father's love known.

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