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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 

7/31/2012, #31, 3rd Quarter 2012

When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the LORD nor the work which He had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10)
      LORD, so many in this generation have not known you or your works which you have done. Have mercy on your people and reveal yourself to them.

Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the Baals; (Judges 2:11)
      Father, many in this generation have gone after false gods to serve them. Have mercy on them and on us.

and they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the LORD to anger. (Judges 2:12)
      Holy Spirit, draw the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church back to Jesus.

They forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. Wherever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for calamity, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn to them. And they were greatly distressed. (Judges 2:13-15)
      Father, we have no strength in ourselves to resist the world, the flesh, and the devil. Come with the power and guidance of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

Nevertheless, the LORD raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them. Yet they would not listen to their judges, but they played the harlot with other gods, and bowed down to them. They turned quickly from the way in which their fathers walked, in obeying the commandments of the LORD; they did not do so. And when the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who oppressed them and harassed them. (Judges 2:16-18 )
      Jesus, raise up Godly leaders among us in all the dioceses of the Episcopal Church.

And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they reverted and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, by following other gods, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not cease from their own doings nor from their stubborn way. (Judges 2:19)
      Lord, we have come a corrupt generation -- have mercy upo us. Thank you.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Judges 2:1-5,11-23: Rom. 16:17-27: Matt. 27:32-44
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Judges 3:12-30: Acts 1:1-14: Matt. 27:45-54

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 31 St. John’s Church, Ogdensburg -The Rev’d Robert Longbottom, The Rev’d Keith Scott

***** HEALING SERVICE:
      St Mary's, Lake Luzerne will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Monday, Aug 6 with a Service of Healing. It will begin with Evening Prayer at 7pm and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Dan will officiate. A reception hosted by the Divine Mercy Chapter of the Daughters of the King will follow in the Parish Hall. St Mary's is located on Route 9N in the Village (220 Lake Ave).

***** Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
He is,
      He will,
            He can.

***** Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012
From: Theresa Rinaldo
Subject: Christ Church Scenectady Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table
      Torre, PTL there is no tear in your retina. We pray a total and complete healing and that Jean's BP will stabilize and she will receive relief and healing in her back. In Christ, Theresa
Christ Church Schenectady Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table, Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo, 7/29/12
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+Julia -Heal her and make provision for her to get a job. Heal her man from beating her and that he will come to know the Lord.
+woman - 60th birthday PTL
+Sharon -For last 3 months her neighbors upstairs are throwing things around and making lots of noise. Really bothers her and she is unable to rest. Pray they stop.
Neil - Pray for his kids, youngest of which is 23 years old.
+Albert - bullying
+Chris - going into the 4th grade and nervous about work he will be doing, especially math.
+Wanda - Her husband, in prison 7 more years, wants a divorce - pray for God’s resolution.

***** Check out the latest from the Dock Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland: http://www.thedockchurch.org/blog/

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012
From: Ronnie O'Neill
Subject: Prayer Request : Rwanda Team
      Sally Lowry sent this request, But please do remember the advance team of Miriam, Mark, Liz and Craig Featherstonhaugh, who are already out in Rwanda. Pray that the young people will remember everything, i.e. Passport and yellow fever certificate without these they wont get into Rwanda, medication etc!
Hi Ronnie
      Not sure if you got my e-mail last night, but could you ask the prayer chain to begin praying now for the team. They are due to leave at 1 am on Friday morning. David Jardine has asked for prayer that nothing will stop God's plans for this team this week, and that all of them will make it to Rwanda. I'm getting a prayer letter out for the weekend, and Miriam will send me daily topics for prayer, which I will pass on to you. Thanks, Sally

***** Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Ann's of Amsterdam, (Monday, July 30, 2012; 10:15-11 a.m. in front of our church. Jean Bower, Gail Campbell and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table this morning.)
a-- indicates anointed with Holy Oil.
t--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
MEAD -- This older woman is Catholic and stops by each week not for specific prayer but just to say she supports and appreciates what we are trying to do here with the Table.
JAY -- Another repeat visitor. This man asked for prayer to be able to focus on a great Christian project he has undertaken. He is feeling distracted from this task and wants prayer to be able to concentrate on this for God's greater glory.
DIANE -- Her fiancee died recently from throat cancer and she is very depressed. She came for prayer two weeks ago but declined this week. (She saw Jay at the table and apparently did not want to wait.) But ... we prayed for her anyway as she was walking down the end of the street.
MAN IN CAR --- He honked driving by when he saw us and our Prayer Table cover/sign, and he did a "thumbs up" gesture that we are out here praying for people of the community.
BUS DRIVER -- A man driving a commercial bus pulled into the parking lot and motioned me over. He said the people on the bus wanted to know what we were doing, and I told him. He asked me to pray for "everyone on the bus," so we did -- as the bus was pulling away!
MAN GOING BY -- He declined prayer but smiled and said, "I'm a Christian and I pray all the time. Thank you, anyway."
a,t -- FRANCESCA -- She is also a a repeater. She asked for prayer for safety for her three children and for herself to come to know God better.
a,t -- MARIA (Friend of Francesca) -- She, too, is a repeat visitor and has come the last three weeks. We prayed for her general well-being and that she would come to walk closer to God. The two women asked questions about our church, and then Jean and Gail invited them inside the church and gave them a small tour of the building.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 30, 2012

 

7/30/2012, #30, 3rd Quarter 2012

So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;" (Joshua 24:16)
      Father, it is so easy to slip away and choose to serve other gods. Help us and our families to be steady in you.

"for the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed.: (Joshua 24:17)
      Father, thank you for the mighty deliverance from sin and death that you have wrought for us. Help us keep in mind all those signs which point to your mighty hand.

"And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God." (Joshua 24:18 )
      Jesus, drive out of the Episcopal Church all those who pursue foreign gods.

But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the LORD, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins." (Joshua 24:19)
      Holy Spirit, help us come to appreciate the jealousy of the Father and how it offends him when we follow any other God.

"If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good." (Joshua 24:20)
      Holy Spirit, help us recognize the consequences of our sins.

And the people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the LORD!" (Joshua 24:21)
      LORD, we have chosen to serve you, help us to be steady in that choice.

So Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD for yourselves, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses!" (Joshua 24:22)
      Help us daily, LORD, to be witnesses to the choice we have made to serve you..

"Now therefore," he said, "put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD God of Israel." (Joshua 24:23)
      Holy Spirit, help us put away all foreign gods.

And the people said to Joshua, "The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!" (Joshua 24:24)
      Father, please help us to hear and obey your voice.
you.

So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. (Joshua 24:25)
      Jesus, help us to be a covenant people who keep our covenant with you. Thank you.

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

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Joshua 24:16-33: Rom. 16:1-16: Matt. 27:24-31
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Judges 2:1-5,11-23: Rom. 16:17-27: Matt. 27:32-44

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 30 Daughters of the King and their expansion in the Diocese

***** HEALING SERVICE:
      St Mary's, Lake Luzerne will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Monday, Aug 6 with a Service of Healing. It will begin with Evening Prayer at 7pm and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Dan will officiate.
A reception hosted by the Divine Mercy Chapter of the Daughters of the King will follow in the Parish Hall. St Mary's is located on Route 9N in the Village (220 Lake Ave).

***** Prayer request from Torre and Jean: I have bleeding in 3 or 4 spots in my left retina. The ophthalmologist says there are no tears or holes in the retina. The same thing happened in my right eye a couple of years ago. Jean is having problems adjusting the blood pressure medicine. It does make her blood pressure come down which is good, but it lowers her pulse rate too low which is bad.

***** Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      Do you have a hole in your soul?
      "Then fill it dear Liza."
      "With what shall I fill it dear Henry, dear Henry?"
      "With Jesus dear Liza!"
      "There's "No" hole in my soul, dear Henry, dear Henry, no hole!"
      Thanks be to God dear Liza....
      "But from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him." Deuteronomy 4:29

***** Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: St James Lake George Prayer Table Report Friday July 27,2012 Terry Graves and Mary MacDonald

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

3 women -- no thanks
Mary -- Barry prayers for head injury
Nick -- my Grandmother Barbara for a speedy recovery
Tony -- Maxine and Jo-Anne are both battling illnesses
John -- Ruthie
Young Man -- Pray for everybody in my family...I’m late for work
Julie+ -- Janet who has breast cancer
Young family -- made like we weren’t there
Colleen -- Jimmy for a speedy recovery from upcoming surgery
Rosemary+ and Jerry+ -- Please pray for us

***** Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for July 30
Dear praying partners, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's update: What a week to sum up. I am back in New York State, and Julie and Lydia are away until Tuesday evening.
      1) The memorial service for Julie's mom went well. Julie preached a great sermon. (Subsequently, she and her sister have been working on some matters relating to their mom.)
      2) I am making good progress with developing the online education program for Belize. Interest is gaining momentum about all our online programs, and on Tuesday, I met a person on an airplane, a Pentecostal person; after I gave him a briefing on what Anglicanism was, he said that he would be interested in supporting us financially and in taking part in the program for his self-improvement. Praise God!
      3) I had an interesting birthday on Saturday. Just about every relative, except Hannah, was out of town. Touched base with most.
      4) I had a great time celebrating and preaching at both services at Christ Church, Cooperstown, today.
Prayer requests:
      1) We will be at St. Matthew's in Latham, next week. Pray that the Holy Spirit would touch lives through us in a mighty way.
      2) For our program preparations over the next month, and for our October plans. The Bp. of Belize would like me to attend the diocesan synod in October, and if things can be worked out, to talk with the Primate of the Church in the Province of the West Indies about our online plans, during the diocesan Synod. Your prayers about this would be appreciated.
      3) Prayers about scheduling visits to parishes. We have a few dates in September open and beyond that. Pray that the Holy Spirit would open doors for what he wants to do through us, and to connect with the right people that he wants us to meet.
      4) For Lydia as she finishes her summer plans before returning to college, for Hannah as she prepares for her short-term mission trip to Uganda which begins this week, and for Ruth who adjusts to a new workweek schedule, and prepares for music students in the Fall. It would be helpful for Ruth to have an increase in the number of her students.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important for us, and I pray for you every day.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, Serving globally.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 29, 2012

 

7/29/2012, #29, 3rd Quarter 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012
+Isaiah -- He sat down and said, "Right now I am a Muslim." I asked him if he would like to give his life to Jesus. He said, "Yes." I led him in a profession of faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness.

Saturday, July 28, 2012,
+Shaquin (young man) -- I asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus and he said, "No." I asked if he had ever thought about doing that and he said, "Yes, but I don't know what that would be like." I suggested that he invite Jesus into his heart so that he could find out and he agreed to that. He prayed along with me inviting Jesus in to his heart.

      I would like to comment on two recent experiences of prayer, the first at the Schenectady City Mission prayer table and the Second at the Christ Church Schenectady prayer table. A couple of days ago we got this word: A word received: Keep heeding my promptings.
      In the first case I felt prompted to just go for it and ask Isaiah if he wanted to give his life to Jesus even though he said he was a Muslim. In the second case I had a clear prompting not to do that, but instead to offer Shaquin the opportunity to find out what Jesus could do in his heart.
      In neither case do I know what was going on inside each of these young men. When we pray with people, there comes a point where you have to stand back and let God do whatever he wants to do. We have no control over what he will choose to do. He is sovereign and he is Lord. He is the only one who can truly change Isaiah's and Shaquin's hearts.
      There is a mystery here where we have to "let go and let God." Pastor Litkie (sp?) of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Colonie used to challenge people to "Do and dare for Christ." Whenever we pray for someone, ultimately we are stepping off the edge and trusting Jesus to hold us up. We are all "Peter's" who become scared by the wind the waves and have to be pulled up by Jesus. I have really been brought face to face once again with our absolute dependence on Jesus to do whatever HE wants to do. Torre

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the multitude away. And when he had sent them away, he departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and he was alone on the land. Then he saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. (Mark 6:45-48 )
      Holy Spirit, we pray for all those who are "straining at rowing", when they have grown weary in the assignment Jesus has given them. Encourage them and fill them up anew. Make them aware of Jesus' presence near them and in them.

And when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw him and were troubled. But immediately he talked with them and said to them, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." (Mark 6:49-50)
      Jesus, help us hear your words of encouragement as we strain at the oars.

Then he went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened. (Mark 6:51-52)
      Father, our hearts are often hardened and we don't understand what Jesus has done for us. Help us recognize his presence in our lives day by day as we go about the work he has given us to do. Thank you.

A word received: You are in my care. Keep looking to me for help.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Joshua 24:1-15: Acts 28:23-31: Mark 2:23-28
HC: 114; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16; Mark 6:45-52
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Joshua 24:16-33: Rom. 16:1-16: Matt. 27:24-31

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 29 Grace Church, Mohawk -The Rev’d William Wheeler, The Rev’d Canon Robert Haskell, The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg

***** HEALING SERVICE:
      St Mary's, Lake Luzerne will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Monday, Aug 6 with a Service of Healing. It will begin with Evening Prayer at 7pm and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Dan will officiate.
A reception hosted by the Divine Mercy Chapter of the Daughters of the King will follow in the Parish Hall. St Mary's is located on Route 9N in the Village (220 Lake Ave).

***** Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Am I really a victim?
      Do I really want to be a victim?
      Am I living a life of victim mentality?
      Can I, with Christ, move from victim to victor?
      Yes, yes, of course you can.
      Because, with Christ all things are possible.
      "Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ." 2 Thessalonians 1:12

Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Good reads
      Hi, Checkout my reading list on Goodreads - where you can see what your friends are reading. http://www.goodreads.com/friend/i?i=LTM1OTYzMTMxNjY6NDIw

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 28, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, July 28, 2012, 9:20 - 10:35 a.m. Bob Baker, Sandra Diaz and Torre Bissell on State St. and Darlene Chesnut and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

State St.

+Lisa (woman) -- "That things will work out."

Sandra -- She prayed for Jean Bissell

+Gary (man) -- He asked prayer for his step-father Vince who had a heart attack and will be having triple bi-pass surgery.

+Emmanuel (regular) -- "Strength and wisdom."

+Anthony -- He asked prayer for his daughter Karma.

Sharon

+Samuel (young man)

Eric (pastor of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) -- We prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the congregation.

+Marcus (young man) -- He offered the burdens of "work and bills" to God.

+Shaquin (young man) -- I asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus and he said, "No." I asked if he had ever thought about doing that and he said, "Yes, but I don't know what that would be like." I suggested that he invite Jesus into his heart so that he could find out and he agreed to that. He prayed along with me inviting Jesus in to his heart.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed that God would make a way for him when there seems to be no way.

Desdemona (woman) -- She was on her way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St. and was thankful she had gotten there before the prayer table closed up.

+++Lowell (regular) -- He asked for crosses to give out to other people.

Albany St.

+Jeremiah -- "Addiction."

Jerome -- He asked prayer for a successful meeting.

+Rich -- He asked prayer for guidance; his family is less fortunate.

Mark and Mary -- For the couple's Cursillo.

+Joseph -- He asked prayer for himself and his son. He is going to see his son +Melick.

+Razon -- That he would not try to get back at someone who owes him $70 and keep from shooting him.

+Robin -- She asked prayer for her leg and said, "Believe and receive."

+Man -- General blessing.

+Terrance -- Pray to give up the weed.

+Teresa -- Pray to give up the relationship with her boyfriend Ralph.


 

7/28/2012, #28, 3rd Quarter 2012

But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:29)
      Holy Spirit, raise up witnesses in our day who will come to us in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost. Thank you.

A word received: Keep heeding my promptings.

Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Joshua 23:1-16: Rom. 15:25-33: Matt. 27:11-23
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Joshua 24:1-15: Acts 28:23-31: Mark 2:23-28
HC: 114; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16; Mark 6:45-52

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 28 St. Paul’s, Sidney -The Very Rev’d James Shevlin, The Rev’d Shaw Mudge, Jr.

***** HEALING SERVICE:
      St Mary's, Lake Luzerne will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Monday, Aug 6 with a Service of Healing. It will begin with Evening Prayer at 7pm and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Dan will officiate.
A reception hosted by the Divine Mercy Chapter of the Daughters of the King will follow in the Parish Hall. St Mary's is located on Route 9N in the Village (220 Lake Ave).

***** Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Do you or a friend suffer from PTSD?
      Ask God to move you from
      Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
      To a new PTSD:
      Peaceful Transformation through Spiritual Divinity.
      Please heal the memories of those suffering with issues of trauma.
      Amen Lord, Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, July 27, 2012

 

7/27/2012, #27, 3rd Quarter 2012

7/27/2012, #27, 3rd Quarter 2012Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1)
      Help us come to you daily, Jesus, knowing our need for your mercy, your lovingkindness, and the forgiveness of our sins.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. (Psalm 51:2)
      Holy Spirit, wash and cleanse us from all sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. (Psalm 51:3)
      Father, please help us daily confess our transgressions to you and our sins against you, and in Jesus' name receive your pardon and forgiveness.


A word received: I AM your strength and your joy. I have blessed you with a full quiver.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; Joshua 9:22-10:15: Rom. 15:14-24: Matt. 27:1-10
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Joshua 23:1-16: Rom. 15:25-33: Matt. 27:11-23

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 27 All Soul’s Church, St. Hubert’s The Rev’d Cn Robert Limpert, The Rev’d John Kettlewell

***** HEALING SERVICE:
      St Mary's, Lake Luzerne will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Monday, Aug 6 with a Service of Healing. It will begin with Evening Prayer at 7pm and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Dan will officiate.
A reception hosted by the Divine Mercy Chapter of the Daughters of the King will follow in the Parish Hall. St Mary's is located on Route 9N in the Village (220 Lake Ave).

***** Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Someone once said, in regard to work experience, "Go the extra mile, drive home in the dark!"

***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

July 31 10am Tues. Healing Service (w/ Holy Eucharist) Guest Speaker: Fr. Scott Evans. Fr. Scott is assistant rector at Christ Church, Ballston Spa, NY. Fr. Scott is an engineer at General Electric. Service is led by Fr. Nigel

NEW School of Healing Prayer - 1, Offered for August Level 1 - Commuter Classes - held 4 consecutive Saturdays - 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 2012 from 9:00.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration Requested by July 27, 2012. Location: Redeeming Love Gospel Church, 42 Woodward Ave. Troy, NY 12180. Cost $98.00 per person - pricing includes,Teaching, Materials, Continental Breakfast& Lunch. A brief letter of recommendation is required from your pastor prior to your attending the class explaining why you are a good candidate for the School of Healing Prayer. This can be sent to the address above - Attention: Beth. For information or to register contact Beth at - 518-272-0571 (Office Hours: M - TH 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) or Email: redeeminglovegc@aol.com

Annual Pilgrimage for the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin - Sunday, August 12, 2012. Sunday, August 15, 2012, 4 - 7:30 p.m. Join the Sisters of St. Mary for their annual summer pilgrimage with the dedication of new Luminous Stations of the Rosary, sung Vespers and a BBQ picnic. Please RSVP if you are staying for supper: 518-692-3028.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, July 26, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

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

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

Dan -- PTL, his daughter was hired in Cohoes yesterday
*      PTL, his sister called from San Francisco saying her grandson had a baby by a girlfriend. Initially the girlfriend wouldn't let him have anything to do with the baby but now there is some reconciliation.
*      PTL, his younger daughter who is partially disabled has just passed her driving test.
*      Dan is going on a mission trip to Lewiston, Maine to work with refugees from East Africa.

+Isaiah -- He sat down and said, "Right now I am a Muslim." I asked him if he would like to give his life to Jesus. He said, "Yes." I led him in a profession of faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness.

+Monet (young girl)
+Powell (young boy)
+Kyra (young girl)
+Crystal (young girl)
+Carlton (young boy) -- "For my mom."

(Man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness. We prayed for the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome temptation.

Gary

+Alan -- He was carrying a heavy burden which he gave to Jesus.

+Janet and +Jamal (young grandson)

June -- She needs $640 for a security deposit to move into an apartment in Delaware on Thursday. She needs to sell some jewelry to help pay for this.

Peter -- "Strength."


 

7/26/2012, #26, 3rd Quarter 2012

Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee." But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying." And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, "This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth." But again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, "Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you." Then he began to curse and swear, saying, "I do not know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." So he went out and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:69-75)
      Lord Jesus, we pray for all those who are in bondage of fear of what others will think if they acknowledge they know you. Set them free as you ultimately did with Peter.

      Holy Spirit, come upon all the disciples of this diocese and bring them to the freedom to acknowledge they know Jesus wherever they are or whatever the circumstances.

      Father, renew you people by your Holy Spirit. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost. (John XXIII)

A word received: Pray for my people to be set free from captivity.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; Joshua 9:3-21: Rom. 15:1-13: Matt. 26:69-75
Friday: 40,54 * 51; Joshua 9:22-10:15: Rom. 15:14-24: Matt. 27:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 26 St. Philip’s Church, Norwood -- The Rev’d Kathryn Boswell

***** HEALING SERVICE:
      St Mary's, Lake Luzerne will observe the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Monday, Aug 6 with a Service of Healing. It will begin with Evening Prayer at 7pm and conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Dan will officiate. A reception hosted by the Divine Mercy Chapter of the Daughters of the King will follow in the Parish Hall. St Mary's is located on Route 9N in the Village (220 Lake Ave).

***** Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      It's not about me...
      it's about "we."
      You and me,
      He and thee.
      It's all about you Lord, it's all about you.
      "He must become greater, I must become less." John 3.30

***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

July 31 10am Tues. Healing Service (w/ Holy Eucharist) Guest Speaker: Fr. Scott Evans. Fr. Scott is assistant rector at Christ Church, Ballston Spa, NY. Fr. Scott is an engineer at General Electric. Service is led by Fr. Nigel

NEW School of Healing Prayer - 1, Offered for August Level 1 - Commuter Classes - held 4 consecutive Saturdays - 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 2012 from 9:00.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration Requested by July 27, 2012. Location: Redeeming Love Gospel Church, 42 Woodward Ave. Troy, NY 12180. Cost $98.00 per person - pricing includes,Teaching, Materials, Continental Breakfast& Lunch. A brief letter of recommendation is required from your pastor prior to your attending the class explaining why you are a good candidate for the School of Healing Prayer. This can be sent to the address above - Attention: Beth. For information or to register contact Beth at - 518-272-0571 (Office Hours: M - TH 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) or Email: redeeminglovegc@aol.com

The Sisters of St. Mary are pleased to present: Life Together: The Common Life of the Church and the Life of the Soul -- A Three-day Silent Retreat with Phil Turner Labor Day Weekend - August 31 -September 3. The Rev'd Dr. Phil Turner, former Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and Interim Dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest as well as founding member of the Anglican Communion Institute, will lead a three day silent retreat at the convent. The author of The Crisis of Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church and other books, Dr. Turner's meditations will be based on material being prepared for his newest book on the common life of Christians. Call the convent for more information: 518-692-3028. Also don't miss - Annual Pilgrimage for the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin - Sunday, August 12, 2012. Sunday, August 15, 2012, 4 - 7:30 p.m. Join the Sisters of St. Mary for their annual summer pilgrimage with the dedication of new Luminous Stations of the Rosary, sung Vespers and a BBQ picnic. Please RSVP if you are staying for supper: 518-692-3028.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

 

7/25/2012, #25, 3rd Quarter 2012

And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest's courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. (Matthew 26:57-58 )
      Jesus, so many follow you at a distance and remain observers rather than participants. Have mercy on us.

      Holy Spirit, as you did with Peter, do also with all those who sit on the side-lines and move them into active discipleship.

      Father, thank you that you forgive us all our failures of courage and enable us to find forgiveness through the blood of Jesus and new life through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

            Praying The Nicene Creed
who spake by the Prophets.
      Thank you for your word in Scripture and your words to us today.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 07, July 29, 2012
Readings: Mark 6:45-52; Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Ps. 114:7
Next Week: John 6:24-35; Ephesians 4:17-25; Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Ps. 78:1-25

      Gospel: Mark 6:45-52

A word received: You too have been sent ""rowing" in rough seas by me. There is a purpose in that. I was watching over them and came to them at the right time. I will watch over you and come to you at the right time as well.

      Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16

A word received: Look at what "walking worthy" meant for Paul. Will you accept my call on your life?

      Old Testament: 2 Kings 2:1-15 and Psalm: Ps. 114:7

A word received: There is nothing in all creation that is not under my authority. Neither Elijah nor Elisha made the waters part by their own power. It was by my Spirit that this was done.

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters. (Psalm 114:7-8 )
      Please turn the stony places of my heart into fountains of living water.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Joshua 8:30-35: Rom. 14:13-23: Matt. 26:57-68
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; Joshua 9:3-21: Rom. 15:1-13: Matt. 26:69-75

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 25 Church of the Nativity, Star Lake

***** Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote....brilliant.
      Brilliant! "The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the gllow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow." Revelation 4:3

***** Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
From: The Rev. Dr. Nina George-Hacker, FHC
Subject: Service of Healing Prayer
      Saturday, July 28 at 6 pm, Service of Healing Prayer, St. Christopher's Church, 121 St. Christopher Place, Cobleskill NY (off Grandview Drive, on the way up to the Hospital). Our risen Lord Jesus Christ continues to minister healing to all who have faith in him, through those who have received the gift of healing prayer. Following James 5:13-16 and led by the Holy Spirit, we offer anointing and the laying on of hands and prayer, in the context of a traditional worship service adapted from a "Public Service of Healing" (2003 Book of Occasional Services). God continues to bless our parish with healing miracles! For more information, email rectorstchris12043@gmail.com

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

 

7/24/2012, #24, 3rd Quarter 2012

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1)
      Jesus, thank you for being my shepherd and for providing for me and my family.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters. (Psalm 23:2)
      A word received: Pray for my sheep that they will find shepherds who will lead them by still waters. Father, thank you for those quiet times in your arms.

He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (Psalm 23:3)
      Jesus, your name is holy: by the power of your name lead me into righteousness.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
      Jesus, I need the daily discipline of your rod and your staff -- lead me through illness and old age.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. (Psalm 23:5)
      Holy Spirit, help me daily come into your sanctuary -- into your presence. Shut down all the static in my life. A word received: Yes, I want you to make it a place of peace and quiet.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)
      Father, you have become my dwelling place, my high tower that I can flee to. Thank you for being a "dad" to me. A word received: Don't be afraid when times are evil. Keep your eyes on me.

Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Joshua 8:1-22: Rom. 14:1-12: Matt. 26:47-56
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Joshua 8:30-35: Rom. 14:13-23: Matt. 26:57-68

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 24 Summer Vacation Bible Schools

***** Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
From: Fr. Neal P. Longe
Subject: Prayer Table Report: St. Ann's, Amsterdam, Monday, July 23 10:15am-11:00am, Fr. Neal Longe and Jean Bower
+--denotes received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

God has certainly been blessing this ministry. Four people were gathered outside waiting for us to come out this morning!

+Jay: Asked for prayers that he would put God first and focus on Him and not be so self-centered.

Francesca: Gave the cross she received last week to her son. Prayed for blessing and brought two people with her.

+Maria: God's blessing.

+Eric: Healing of left sided tooth ache/infection.

+Dave: Didn't speak English. We prayed for provision and blessing.

+Ethel: On her way to work. Prayed for her day at work, that she would carry the Lord's presence to her co-workers.

+Christine: Prayed for discernment for her brother and girlfriend that they will "do the right thing".

+Fernando: Didn't speak much English, however, we prayer for blessing and provision.

+Pam: Healing for her legs and feet. They have been swollen and painful.

Neal+

***** Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Become less "attached" to a memory in and through forgiveness. Allow Gods forgiveness to wash over you, the perpetrator and others. "If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 23, 2012

 

7/23/2012, #23, 3rd Quarter 2012


      This year's family photo -- no new additions, everyone is growing up.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, the deeds you did in their days, in days of old: (Psalm 44:1)
      Father, please help us to be a generation that tells our children and theirs all that you have done for us.

You drove out the nations with your hand, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. (Psalm 44:2)
      Father, you have made a way for us when there seemed to be no way.

For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you favored them. (Psalm 44:3)
      Jesus, there is nothing of our own that we can boast of -- yu have done it all. Thank you.

You are my King, O God; command victories for Jacob. Through you we will push down our enemies; through your name we will trample those who rise up against us. (Psalm 44:4-5)
      Jesus, you are king, win the victory in the Episcopal Church.

For I will not trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me. (Psalm 44:6)
      

Mark 6:34 A word received: I want you to have compassion on those who come to you.

Monday: 41,52 * 44; Joshua 7:1-13: Rom. 13:8-14: Matt. 26:36-46
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Joshua 8:1-22: Rom. 14:1-12: Matt. 26:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 23 St. Mary’s, Springfield Center -- The Rev’d Kyle Grennen

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
Listen.
Listen, until you hear!
Let someone tell there story to you.
What a privilege it is to hear about someone's life.
Let someone be heard, let them safely tell "their" story, until they are heard.
Try not to interrupt unless you need to verify or understand something.
Perhaps they have never sat with someone and been able to tell their story because no one listens.
For so many, to be heard is not the norm, because no one listens to them.
Listen to someone's story.
"You" might just change someone's life.
Put your hand over your mouth and listen with your eyes.
Listening is investing in the validity of a life.
Listen until they are heard.
Listen.
"Then Jesus added, "Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given --and you will receive even more." Mark 4:24
~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for July 23
Dear praying partners, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's update:
      We had safe and timely travel back from Belize. We now enter the next phase of preparing our courses, to go live in September.
      And, then, as you may have heard, Julie's mom died after a long bout with various mysterious illnesses. We attend her memorial service on Tuesday.
      We had a great time at St. Peter's in Albany today.
Prayer requests:
      1) I preach and celebrate at Christ Church, Cooperstown, next week. Julie will be in Colorado. Pray that the Holy Spirit would work through me in a mighty way.
      2) For our course implementation plans over the next 40 days. Our Orientation course for Belize begins on September 1, and our Biblical Interpretation I course (how to use and study the Bible) begins on September 22. After we have those live versions of our courses underway, we will be in a position to develop 24/7 versions for anyone.
      3) For everyone in the family as they grieve. For Lydia as she finishes her summer plans before returning to college, for Hannah as she prepares for her short-term mission trip to Uganda, and for Ruth who teaches cello in Illinois.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important us, and I pray for you every day. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, Serving globally.

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012
From: "Prayerline of St. Ann's Episcopal Church"
Subject: Prayertable at St Ann's Strawberry Festival. (Lisa Longe and Sara Stein praying):
for Carol Mae, who is recently deceased.
Marie, help in making right choices.
Roger, for health, especially healing of lungs.
Alice, for her neice and her 4 kids.
Sean, who is serving the navy; Pam for healing from cancer.
Paul, for wisdom, strength and humility.
Jeanne, for relief of pain.
Emily, for healing of her foot.
Angelo, for him and his family, especially son, Michael.
Julianna, that she would avoid any more injuries.
Becky, for sucessful hand surgery next week.
Renee, for succesful hip replacement surgery and to find a church home.
Victoria, for healing of kidney disease.

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012
From: Carol MacNaughton>
Subject: Prayer table at the St. Michael's Colonie Giffy BBQ fund raiser on Saturday 7/21 4:00-5:30 p.m., Barb Ayers and Carol MacNaughton
Judy - prayers for safety for her son James in China on business
Tyron - praying for the people in Colorado
Leslye - all will go well with the sell of her home
Linda - for success of the fundraiser
Linda - for rain for this area and the entire country
Adrain - his children Pat and Sara - need all the help they can get
Chris - prayer for the people in Colorado
During a lull we ran over and blessed all the food being prepared on the grill
Norma - prayers of thanksgiving for her improved health
Pat - prayed for his sons to get back together, return to speaking to each other
Sherrie - for appropriate housing for her aging, recently widowed father
Mary - for health, the health of her gods, and financial wholeness
Debbie - for the health of her friends, John and Vickie
Tim - prayer for his friend Gary with multiple severe medical issues

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 22, 2012

 

7/22/2012, #22, 3rd Quarter 2012

Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And he said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:30-32)
      Holy Spirit, guide all of the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese so that they regularly "come aside" with Jesus and have times of fellowship together with him.

      A word received: Pray for my people to spend time alone with me.

But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him. And Jesus, when he came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. (Mark 6:33-34a)
      Jesus, thank you for your compassion for the multitudes, for all those sheep with no shepherds. Raise up many in this diocese with shepherds hearts.

So he began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:34b)
      Jesus, please teach us and instruct us by your Holy Spirit.

When the day was now far spent, his disciples came to Him and said, "This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat." (Mark 6:35-36)
      Father, have mercy on us and soften our hearts when we turn away the lost and the least.

But he answered and said to them, "You give them something to eat." And they said to him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?" But he said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they found out they said, "Five, and two fish." (Mark 6:37-38 )
      Jesus, help us give you what we have to provide for those in need. Give us eyes to see their need.

Then he commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. (Mark 6:39-40)
      Holy Spirit, show us how to bring Jesus' order into our giving.

And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. (Mark 6:41-42)
      Father, multiply ur offerings so that, "Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. So when they measured it by omers, he who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack. Every man had gathered according to each one's need. " (Exodus 16:17-18 )

And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men. (Mark 6:43-44)
      Jesus, gather up the fragments of our lives so that none are lost and many are ministered to.

A word received: I AM your strength.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Joshua 6:15-27: Acts 22:30-23:11: Mark 2:1-12
HC: 22:22-30; Isaiah 57:14b-21; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-44
Monday: 41,52 * 44; Joshua 7:1-13: Rom. 13:8-14: Matt. 26:36-46

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 22 The Rev’d Michael Sowan

***** Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012
From: Diocese of Albany
Subject: Diocesan Update Addendum
      Christ Church, Morristown in St. Lawrence County is holding its annual retreat August 16, 17, 2012. This year’s is entitled: Set Free by Christ to become . . . His Healing Community. For details go to http://www.christchurch-morristown.org/Christ_Church_-_Morristown/Our_Retreat.html

***** Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
From: Lorrie Lyons
Subject: A new prayer Table!!
      Hello dear Torre and Jean, yesterday evening John Hyde and I had a prayer table (our first ever!) on the sidewalk in front of St. Mark's. Thursday evening is the day they have court at the police station two doors down the street. So we thought I might be a good time to offer prayer for people walking by.
Here's what happened:
Jason and his fiancee and sister stopped by in their car and we prayed a blessing for them.
Then two ladies were walking by, and we asked them if they wanted us to pray and one lady said, 'Why? Do you think we need it?" Her friend asked us to pray for her son and his wife who are deployed in Afghanistan. They went on their walk. Then about 2 minutes later they came back and the lady who hadn't wanted prayer asked us to pray for her 21-year-old daughter who has had a lot of hardship and 'needs something good in her life.'
Then a couple came by who asked for prayer for their son. And a lady walking her dog asked us to pray for her husband. She told us that the prayer table is such a good idea because 'a lot of people are afraid to go into a church.'

There were a few other people we prayed for as well. (John took notes and gave them to me, but I left them on my desk in Hoosick Falls).

What a wonderful blessing this was! People were so receptive (though one man did cross the street to avoid us).

We'll be doing this next week, and I'll remember my notes better.

***** Christ Church Prayer Table-Saturday, July 21, 10:00am, Chuck Rinaldo and Mark Pasko
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

++Judy-- to walk with the Lord. For her son, Michael who is in jail-he needs a relationship with the Lord. She wants him to be released from jail.
+Debbie--For her family and herself that they will be loving to each other and to know the Lord.
Young man with strange concepts, but mainly about the inequality of social justice. May he find peace and the Lord’s justice.
Patricia--walk-by
+Leonard--A head injury caused disability and separation from his family. Prayer for healing, restoration and forgiveness.
Kathy--Her father died-pray for her peace of mind.
+John--Lord’s strength and his provision.
Tommy--Missing his wife, Mary, who died. Pray for comfort.

***** Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: Prayer Table Report St. James Lake George, 7/20/12 Mac Mac Donald and Jamie Beecher
Couple went by - no thanks
Couple with 2 children - no thanks
Jennifer+ - employment , marital blitz
2 girls - no thanks
Andrea - pray for me
Couple - no thanks
Couple - pray for people in Colorado
Couple with baby - no thanks
Tony - pray for him he has colon cancer
Lady - no thanks

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 21, 2012

 

7/21/2012, #21, 3rd Quarter 2012

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." (Matthew 26:26)

      Jesus, thank you for breaking into my life and for being broken for me on the cross.

Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (Matthew 26:27-28 )

      Jesus, thank you for pouring out your life blood for me on the cross.

            Praying The Nicene Creed

whose kingdom shall have no end.

      Thank you, Jesus, for your endurance to the end on the cross. Thank you for establishing an eternal kingdom. Jesus, please give us by the power of your Holy Spirit that same endurance so that we may persevere until the end.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Joshua 6:1-14: Rom. 13:1-7: Matt. 26:26-35;

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Joshua 6:15-27: Acts 22:30-23:11: Mark 2:1-12

HC: 22:22-30; Isaiah 57:14b-21; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-44

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 21 All Saint’s Church, North Granville The Rev’d Nancy Rosenblum, The Rev’d Robert Roach

***** Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

The convicted in the Norwegian attacks, Anders Behring Breivik (91 people killed) or "the suspect" JH from Aurora in the movie theatre (12 killed,59 wounded), Hitler (millions) Cain, (1) etc. etc. the list is endless.

How can we possibly comprehend mans inhumanity to man?

Why is man-kind so unkind sometimes?

How do we pray Lord, how do we pray?

Into your hands we commend those who have died...

Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us.

We need you Lord, when are you coming back to sort us out?

Oh Lord hear our cry...

~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Friday, July 20, 2012

 

7/20/2012, #20, 3rd Quarter 2012

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

      Father, give us a heart to desire you and your love that overcomes all the sin and loneliness in our lives.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:2)

      Jesus, I thirst and hunger for more of you in my life. Teach me wisdom and teach me to treasure each day that you give me.

My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, "Where is your God?" (Psalm 42:3)

      Father, it is not that you are distant from me; it's that I am often distant from you. Help me come into the embrace of your arms and love.

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. (Psalm 42:4)

      Holy Spirit, please help me daily remember all that you done for me and my family. Help me rejoice in you when I enter your sanctuary and praise you with a voice of joy and thanksgiving.

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. (Psalm 42:5)

      Lord Jesus, I am often discouraged; help me by your Holy Spirit in the times when I am down. Help me daily place my hope in you and praise you; for you lift me up every time I turn to you. Thank you.

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

Friday: 31 * 35; Joshua 4:19-5:1,10-15: Rom. 12:9-21: Matt. 26:17-25

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Joshua 6:1-14: Rom. 13:1-7: Matt. 26:26-35;

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. JULY 20 The Deanst

***** On Friday,July 20 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Charlene Donohue and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Pastor Charles Gay. This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

***** Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      "Pain is good. Extreme pain is extremely good." Sign at the US Marine Corps museum, Quantico. VA.

      When the pain comes think of Jesus... When extreme pain comes, think even more of Jesus! Sign in the back of my mind. ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012

From: joann E ferris

Subject: Prayer table report, Cold Brook dr.---Raelyn Erdner and Jo Ferris --Zion , Colton, Wed. July 18th,2012 9:30-11:00am---Mostly clouds, breeze, mid 70's

Joe and Connie stopped to see what we were doing. He said he could always use prayer but didn't stay for it . Connie had a knee brace so we prayed for her knee.

said a prayer for a student driver as he went by.

Man on cell phone driving as he talked.

3 young people walking to the store---"No thanks we are in a hurry."

Prayed for the owners of a car that went by on a wrecker.

Young woman at a brisk walk---"No thanks"

Said a prayer for those affected by the tornado that went thru Potsdam on Tuesday late afternoon

We wave and say pryers for those passing by. Most wave back.

Some go to the other side of road as they walk. There were 9 walkers, 2 people on a 4 wheeler, One cyclist.

Some activity in church parking lot. Car pooling and UPS

***** City Mission Prayer Table – Thursday, July 19, 5:30-7:00 pm, Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo

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

Julia (Dan’s daughter) has a driving test on Friday at 9:00 am in Johnston. Pray for peace, no anxiety and ability to focus. Also has cosmotology test on 7-23; pray for good recall and confidence. PTL for the Lord’s protection at the Moriahville concert last weekend – she made good choices.

Jacob –Pray for his 16 year old cousin, Meghan who has been in hospital for a month with an infection over her whole body. Infection is now under control and will begin physical therapy. Pray for continued healing in her body and for strength from physical therapy.

Jacob struggles with addiction and has gone to meetings, but is reaching out to God now for his strength to carry him through the hard times.

+Mary – Healing of her ulcer and high blood sugar. Protection from those who want to do harm to her.

++Janice--needs a job and doesn’t have enough food to feed her family. Asked for God’s provision and protection.

June--Financial provision for her move to Delaware the end of this month; specifically $640 for her deposit.

+Arlene--God’s peace for her hysterectomy on Thursday morning, July 26.

+Hanna

Mark (June’s son) Drives an ice cream truck and needs to earn enough money to pay for the truck and all expenses. He and his wife, Shakara, will drive June to Delaware. Will also be visiting with her Mom who she hasn’t seen in a year. Pray for blessed reunion with her family.

Gary--Wife, Debbie, went to see a neurologist who determined she has pinched nerve in her neck along with other conditions which are causing her many physical issues. PTL--she found out that she does qualify for social security disability benefits.

***** Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

Live.

Go on, really live.

Live your life to fullest.

Let nothing hold you back.

Identify what is holding you, and let it go.

Hand it over to God.

Enjoy yourself, have fun, be a kind person, cherish this garden God has given us.

Take hold of life today, with Christ by your side.

[Christ speaking] "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" [that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10). Amplified bible.

~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, July 19, 2012

 

7/19/2012, #19, 3rd Quarter 2012

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)

      Holy Spirit, please help us daily offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God the Father. Help us do this as Jesus did so that we may know all the Father's tender mercies.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

      Holy Spirit, renew our minds, renew the minds of the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church so that we are no longer conformed to this world. Help us have that same mind which was also in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 2:5). Help us to prove that which is good and acceptable and according to the perfect will of our Father in heaven.

So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho. Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan. (Joshua 3:14-17)

      LORD, please help the clergy of this diocese stand firm as they go ahead of your people to lead us into all of your promises. Give them shepherds hearts.. Thank you.

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. (Psalm 119:45) A word received: I want all of my people to walk in freedom by observing my precepts.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Joshua 3:14-4:7: Rom. 12:1-8: Matt. 26:1-16

Friday: 31 * 35; Joshua 4:19-5:1,10-15: Rom. 12:9-21: Matt. 26:17-25

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. JULY 19 St. Andrew’s, Scotia -The Rev’d Michael Neufeld, The Rev’d Jackie J. Dowling, The Rev’d Mary Carol Hart

***** On Friday,July 20 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Charlene Donohue and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Pastor Charles Gay. This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      If you think the right thing, and say the right thing, then you will do the right thing, then the right thing will be the right thing. After all, when all is said and done, the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing, and to make sure the right thing is the right thing, in doing the right thing. In other words, if the main thing is Jesus in your life, everything else will be in place, "The right thing and the main thing." Got it? Get it? Good! "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these "things" will be given to you as well. " Matthew 6:33 (emphases added) Now that's a lot of things... Actuality there is only one thing to focus on and that is Jesus. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012

From: Harvey Huth

Subject: Luke Gamble - Down & Dromore

      God is merciful and hears our faithful prayers for young Luke Gamble who was badly injured when hit by a car months ago. Please share the following update just received from his Dad, Rev. Ian Gamble from Donaghadee Parish in our sister Diocese of Down and Dromore:

Update from Ian and Debbie Gamble:

      Thank you for praying for Luke. He is making good progress at the Brian Injuries Unit at Musgrave Park Hospital. He has started to say a few words and is progressing well with all the various types of therapy. God continues to sustain us at this difficult time and we know that Luke is surrounded by prayer. Many thanks for the support of Bishop Harold, the Diocese, as well as all those around the world who have contacted us to say that they are praying for Luke; especially in the Diocese of Albany. We expect Luke to remain in Musgrave Park Hospital for many months. Ian R Gamble, Rector of Donaghadee

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012

From: Mary MacDonald

      Requesting prayers of healing for Barry McCabe. His son accidently hit him square in the face with a line drive ball. Bones in his nose and eye sockets are shattered. Pray for the swelling to reduce quickly, relief of pain and prevention of any infection. Waiting to do surgery till this happens

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012

From: Diocese of Albany

Subject: Diocesan Update Addendum

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

      Please keep Mtr Julie Mudge, Fr Shaw Mudge, Mtr Hannah Mudge, Ruth & Lydia Mudge in your prayers. Mtr Julie’s mother, the Rev. Blanche Hamilton died on Sunday, July 15 in Colorado. Mtr Julie & Fr Shaw had completed their trip and were preparing to leave Belize for home when they received word of her mom’s death. Mtr Julie and Fr Shaw are back in the United States. The memorial service will be Tuesday, July 24 at Stephen's Episcopal Church, Longmont, Colorado.

      Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon her.

      Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

      Bishop Ball had surgery on Monday and here is the update from Dean Collum: He was successfully discharged from the hospital yesterday [Tuesday]. Bishop Ball is staying with friends and resting well. I spoke with him and he is both in good spirits and happy to be out of the hospital as he was having difficulty resting. There is much good news. The surgeon was very pleased with the procedure. He came through the anesthesia without complication. His spirits are good. If you could continue to hold him in your prayers: for no infection, for a full recovery, and for the Lord's protection. I am not providing his location to you (and I let him know this) in order that he rest. It will be a few days before I send out another update - which means all is well. God bless you, Dean Collum”

      Judy Wendell, wife of Fr Marty Wendell (Trinity Church, Watervliet), had unexpected open heart surgery this morning following a routine cardiac appointment. Fr. Marty said the surgeon was very pleased with the condition of her heart (no damage) and that it was a flawless procedure. Fr Marty and Judy felt God was present because the surgeon they wanted to do the surgery was only available today and he was glad to add Judy to his schedule. Please keep Judy and Fr Marty in your prayers.

      Bishop Love is on vacation and will return to the office on August 6.

***** Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012

From: Susan Plaske

Subject: Cathedral Prayer Table Report Wed 7-18-12. We've past the one year anniversary, (July 7th) of our prayer table at the Cathedral. It's been a wonderful year of growing in the Lord, making friends, learning to listen, listening to the Lord for direction, sharing the joy of people with changed lives, sharing the sorrows of those in need and the contentment of doing God's will and relying on his power and grace, not ours.

      Today we received a gift from an observer, a poet, and a businessman who works nearby. He decided a month or so ago that he needed to take a lunch instead of sitting at his desk all day, so he promised himself to leave the office and walk around and to eat lunch outside the office. He has stopped at the Cathedral benches to enjoy the atmosphere, the shade and the quietness that seems to attract people there. Last week he approached the table and read the poem he had written about his observance of the prayer table. Today at our request, he stopped to bring a copy of it for us and also to bring a friend in need for prayer. Here the poem:

The Prayer Table

Two women of the Cathedral sit

in the windy summer heat.

Like a bake sale or church supper they offer

sustenance for the soul, so generously,

like the washing of the feet.

As a person randomly walks by,

stops to talk or slows to stare,

does that become the prayer?

A young man sees them in

his path and crosses the street.

Does that become the prayer?

Creator, guide me to cross safely

and keep me from facing the

possibilities of faith,

as it pulls on me

with its strange weight,

against the relief

of everyday distractions

idolized with zeal.

Content with concupiscence,

greed and old-fashioned hate,

striving to avoid any taste

of fate near such holy ground,

vainly dissecting further from grace.

The table's offering - a sign:

Even moving away

can be moving toward.

The silent Spirit will chase,

like it chased Jonah,

to an unlikely place. Even when

willing darkness, one must face into

that terrible brightness.

Frank 2012

Prayer Table Report Wed 7-18-12, Beautiful warm and breezy day. Dcn Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Tricia Mccrosson +--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Patty - prayer for direction for her job should she stay or go! (with her friend Frank) Frank left us a poem.

+Kenneth - evicted from his apartment and the landlord took his belongings lost his job and got behind on rent. Prayer for guidance protection and provision that God will lead him to the right job and another place to live.

Grace - Radeen- has terminal cancer for mercy and comfort . Also for Radeen's mother, Ruth that God will give her strength as she cares for Radeen. We also prayed blessing and grace upon Grace who brings the care of her friends and family regularly to God at the prayer table.

Paul - prayer for Bishop Ball, Friend David ( surgery) recovery and comfort., for Family of Rory who passed away. that the family would be find peace and know God's love for them.

Mark - giving thanks for his wife (Michelle's) negative biopsy PTL

Thanksgiving for prayer table ministries everywhere.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

 

7/18/2012, #18, 3rd Quarter 2012

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. (Psalm 119:33)

      O LORD, teach us the way of your statutes and keep us steady in you to the end.

Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. (Psalm 119:34)

      Give the leaders and people of this diocese understanding so that we may keep to your ways.

Make me walk in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. (Psalm 119:35)

      Holy Spirit, please help us delight in the path you have marked out for us and turn neither to the right nor the left.

Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness. (Psalm 119:36)

      Incline our hearts to your testimonies and set us free of envy of others.

Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in £your way. (Psalm 119:37)

      Jesus, restore our sight and help us keep our eyes on you. As you did with Bartimaeus, open our eyes so that we may follow you. (See Mark 10:46-52)

Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to fearing you. (Psalm 119:38 )

      Father, establish your word in our hearts so that we may fear to offend you.

Turn away my reproach which I dread, for your judgments are good. (Psalm 119:39)

      Jesus, let your blood shed for me on the cross cover over all my sins.

Behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in your righteousness. (Psalm 119:40)

      Revive us, LORD, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us. Let the river of your Spirit flow through this diocese.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 06, July 22, 2012

Readings: Mark 6:30-44; Ephesians 2:11-22; Isaiah 57:14b-21; Ps. 22:22-30

Next Week: Mark 6:45-52; Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Ps. 114:7

Memory Verse: casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

      Gospel: Mark 6:30-44

(verse 31) A word received: Pray for my people to spend time alone with me.

      Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22

A word received: What are you building on? Look carefully at the building that is your life. Are there any foundation stones other than me and the gospel?

      Old Testament: Isaiah 57:14b-2

A word received: I long for you to know my peace. Come into my arms. I AM a Father who loves you.

      Psalm: Ps. 22:22-30

A word received: I hear our cries. I see your affliction. Tell one another of my care for you.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Joshua 3:1-13: Rom. 11:25-36: Matt. 25:31-46

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Joshua 3:14-4:7: Rom. 12:1-8: Matt. 26:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. JULY 18 Clergy FamiliesThe Rev’d Thomas Malionek

***** On Friday,July 20 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Charlene Donohue and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Pastor Charles Gay. This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

***** Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Spend time in prayer today. Go on really pray. Ask and allow time for a response. Put aside time to be with the Lord today. Did you know that prayer is an investment in your future? ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

 

7/17/2012, #17, 3rd Quarter 2012

"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey." (Matthew 25:14-15)

      Holy Spirit, please help each of us in this diocese recognize and use the gifts and talents you have given us for the building up of the kingdom of God.

"Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money." (Matthew 25:16-17)

      Jesus, please help us daily repent of looking at the talents you have given others and use the talents you have given us.

"After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'" (Matthew 25:19-23)

      Jesus, thank you for the way you judge and evaluate each of us. You are fair and just and merciful.

"Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.' "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'" (Matthew 25:24-30)

      Jesus, cleanse those who hold positions of trust and refuse to use the gifts and talents you have given them. Set them free from fear and anxiety -- give them boldness for your Father's kingdom.

A word received: Psalm 9:9-10 I want to be the refuge that you fly to in times of trouble.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Joshua 2:15-24: Rom. 11:13-24: Matt. 25:14-30

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Joshua 3:1-13: Rom. 11:25-36: Matt. 25:31-46

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish: July 17 The Diocesan Staff The Rev’d Dr. Federico Serra-Lima, The Rev’d J. Nixon McMillan

***** On Friday, July 20 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Lisa Longe, Charlene Donohue and Fernando Gomes. The preacher will be Pastor Charles Gay.

      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend.

      We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

***** Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012

From: Deacon Alan Hart

Subject: July 16 PT Report, ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, July 16, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church across from the weekly Soup Kitchen lunch at the Masonic Lodge. This was our SECOND straight Monday trying this, and we plan to make it a weekly event. Two people returned today for prayer. We are very encouraged that we can eventually bring many, many people (who might not otherwise get to know Him) to Jesus Christ in this way. Please pray for these people who came today. Deacon Alan Hart presided at His table.)

a--denotes anointed with Holy Oil.

t--denotes received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

REBECCA --- This young woman was our first visitor two weeks in a row. She declined prayer for herself but thanked us again for our prayers last Monday on behalf of her father-in-law who is in a nursing home in St. Johnsville. "He's doing much better since your prayers with me last time!" she said.

a,t -- NELIDA -- This woman came a bit reluctantly to the table but nevertheless accepted our invitation and I anointed her and prayed for her.

a,t -- FRANCESCA -- After Nelida got up from the chair, two women (Francesca and neighbor/friend MARIA) came over and began talking to Nelida in Spanish and then THEY came over for prayer as well. Francesca, who is from Philadelphia and is bilingual, told me she and Maria had wondered what the Prayer Table was about, but now they understood. Francesca asked for prayer for her depression.

a,t -- MARIA -- We prayed for Maria's general well-being and health and that she will come to know Christ as her Savior. When she was getting up, I said "God bless you" to Maria. Maria then immediately said something to Francesca in Spanish and Francesca explained to me that Maria wanted to know what that thing was that I had said. Then Francesca told me that the words "Dios te Bendiga" mean "God bless you" in Spanish. Maria's face then lit up with a smile and she gave me a big hug.

a,t -- DIANE -- This young woman declined prayer the first time she went by, but she said "Maybe on my way back, OK?" She DID come to the table on her way back, and she said "I don't know what you want me to do here." I told her I wanted to know if she needed prayer for any concern for herself or someone else. She started to well up and told me her fiancee, Arthur, recently passed away from throat cancer. We prayed at length for Diane for the strength and courage to deal with this terrible loss and to get back on her feet and feeling a little better about things.

MEAD -- This older woman stopped last week and thanked us for "... bring out here." She said again this time "I love what you're doing being out here praying for people. We ALL need prayer." Amen to that. Dios te Bendiga, everyone!

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 16, 2012

 

7/16/2012, #16, 3rd Quarter 2012

I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, "Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life"? But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (Romans 11:1-5)

      Thank you, LORD, that down through the ages you have always preserved a faithful remnant that has never bowed the knee to the idolatry of their times. Thank you for preserving that faithful remnant in the Episcopal Church and in this diocese. Help us to be steady in you.

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. (Romans 11:6)

      Jesus, thank you for your grace. Thank you that our very lives and this diocese are preserved by your grace and mercy. There is nothing we can boast of as our doing -- it is all your grace and mercy. Thank you.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Joshua 2:1-14: Rom. 11:1-12 Matt. 25:1-13

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Joshua 2:15-24: Rom. 11:13-24: Matt. 25:14-30

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish: July 16St. Stephens, Schuylerville -The Rev’d John Kettlewell

***** Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Healing update

      Dateline: Saturday 7/14/12 New Milford Ct. We had an amazing conference yesterday. Full church with 263 people at the first Congregational church. This conference was for the Oratory of the a little Way. The other key note speaker, Dr. John Murphy, a catholic neurologist and CEO of the Danbury Hospital is on a committee at Lourdes to qualify Miracles. He was a very good speaker. He spoke of the overlap of medicine and miracles and gave powerful examples of what miracles are happening at Lourdes. We spent the afternoon praying for healing. What a powerful day. My heart was strangely warmed. Thanks be to God. One day I shall visit Lourdes. Blessings and encouragement, Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: A miracle at Christ the King

Dateline: Sept 2011 Sunday healing service CTK

Michael Christopher a miracle.

      Michael and Michele a young couple came to a Sunday evening healing service in September 2011. They were both totally devastated by the recent medical news they had just been given. I remember the presenting issue as we all were hit by what this couple had to say. Michele was one month pregnant and had been told that she had a serious heart disease. She was told to abort her child as her heart would not be able to support the strain of pregnancy. She was put on a heart transplant waiting list. The prognosis was very grim indeed. The imminent death of a baby and the very strong possibility of the death of the mother. We laid hands on this loverly couple and prayed for dear life. Both that of the child and the mother. The very next day at the doctors office, there was significant improvement of Michele's heart!

      Michael Christopher was born in June a day before his due date! He is perfect. Immediately after his birth Michele asked for her heart medicine. The nurse told her that she no longer needed the medication as her heart was healed!

      On Sunday July 8th at Christ the King I had the privilege of baptizing Michael Christopher with I might add, copious tears running down my face. Now thats what I call a miracle. Thanks be to God, a "twofer" for Jesus. Michele told the story to the congregation after the baptism giving all the credit to the healing of her heart and the birth of her child to Jesus and the miracle at CTK.

      To God be the glory. Fr. Nigel Mumford-+

***** Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012

From: Shaw Mudge

Dear Praying friends,

      We are finishing up a great time in Belize. We depart tomorrow. We just heard that Julie's mom died last night. Please keep Julie and the family in prayer. The service will be sometime next week in Colorado. Your prayers are appreciated. God bless you, Shaw

***** Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012\0

From: Deacon Larry Hubert

Subject: Christ Church Schenectady, State St.

+Roberta -- health for family

+Robert -- job

+Vic -- guidance

Bicham -- good life, job, family. Pray for joy in his life, directions

Mohawk -- for protection, for gentleness and causing to fight to keep each. To have an insight on the lives of people in Schenectady

For housing for the homeless in the street, for God to show forth his love to those whose lives are troubled. To show them how great a worth they have in God's kingdom.

Bill -- for heart for healing, to follow this to go for help to hospital if needed. Pray that God will walk close to him supply all his needs.

Shartas -- fo be able to visit his son on a regular basis, has not seen him in a couple of monght. For the judge to give him regular visits.

Albany Intercessor


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