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Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

9/30/2012, #92, 3rd Quarter 2012

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. (James 5:1-6)
      Jesus, bring to repentance those of great wealth who have abused and looted those who work for them.

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:7-8 )
      Holy Spirit, please work in our hearts and give us the patience and temperance to wait on Jesus.

Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. (James 5:9-11)
      Father, please se us free from grumbling and complaining about one another. Give us the freedom of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No," lest you fall into judgment. (James 5:12)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to be straight-forward and honest in our speech with one another. Help us to be true to our words. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me -- come into my arms of love.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Hosea 2:2-14: James 3:1-13: Matt. 13:44-52
HC: Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48; James 4:7-12(13-5:6); Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; Ps. 19 or 19:7-14
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Hosea 2:14-23: Acts 20:17-38: Luke 5:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 30 Raising up of Lay Evangelists

***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.

*****       A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.

***** Knitters: We could really use men's hats, also gloves or mittens that men will wear to hand out at the prayer table. We have a good supply of women's hats from last winter, but almost nothing a guy will wear. Gloves are a big item. If you have a local store that is selling warm gloves at a reasonable price and you want to donate some; that would be appreciated. The ones we bought last winter to hand out were cheap and not very warm.

*****.Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
From: Deacon Susan Plaske
Subject: Cathedral Prayer Table Report
      Hi Torre, Hope this report finds you feeling much better than last week. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
      Below is prayer table report form Sept 19 and 26th combined: Prayer ministers: Candy Palumbo, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Dcn.Plaske
Dave - Prayers for Bonnie, Bob (broken arm) friends in PA, for Jean and Tom (came both weeks)
Victoria - stopped by to show us a picture of her baby (healthy). We had prayed with her a year ago when she was pregnant, now seeking God's intervention in her relationship with her husband, as he was un-faithful during her pregnancy and she is struggling to work things out. Lots of turmoil. For peace and direction.
Sharon and Connie prayer for Jim who is retired, Terique whose health is decreasing, her mother Daljit for God's abiding peace. (came both weeks)
Candy - prayer for Michael her son. Direction, protection and provision.(both weeks)
Jermain and Calvin - offered prayer that the Lord would lead Jermain to a job and that God would protect Calvin from being led astray with addictions.
Beth - for Thor the dog. That God would lessen the pain that he suffers from old age and arthritis. Comfort for him and his people
Lisa - Continued healing with her health and family financial woes and help with her fathers care.
Joe - Family needs - his 2 daughters, Father and his fathers friend, his wife for peace to them all.
John - wrote a book called Grandma Harrington and the queen's wardrobe. (Historical Fiction) based on Queen Mary. They were taking pictures at the Cathedral for the book. Prayer for the endeavors to be blessed an to bring Glory to God.
Steve - said wow what's this? A place where people can just walk up and pray. Awesome! Steve is in discernment for the diaconate for the Orthodox church. Prayers for direction and clarity.

***** Check out the web-site for Bishop Grant and Doctor Wendy LeMarquand: http://www.grantandwendy.com/

***** Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: This Bible verse spoke to me to today
Fr. NM+

Philippians 2:1-2
The Message

He Took on the Status of a Slave
2 1-4 If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, lovee each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, September 29, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Darlene Chesnut, Candy Paumbo and Torre Bissell on State St. It was a misty, cool morning with no heavy rain during the hour.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--anoint with Holy Water

+a Tyson (young man) -- He came to ask prayer for his brother, Timothy, who is in Afghanistan. [He returned the way he had come which indicated he was not just a casual passerby.]

Darlene (woman) -- She asked prayer for her son Owen and daughter-in-law Angela who are expecting another child and are job seeking and moving. She also asked prayer for Mark who is away at Nashotah House for a week-long course.

+a Rishii and +a Vee (husband and brother) -- They asked prayer for Felicia who is studying at Cobleskill.

+a Vanessa (woman) -- Her cell phone wasn't working and she was distressed by it.

Candy -- Her son, +Michael, called her and needed help.

+Sierra (young woman) -- "For my life."

Steve -- We prayed for God's blessing on him.

+Brian -- He asked prayer "for my daughter Melanie."

+a Moses -- We gave thanks that he is still "clean and dry".

a Theo [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] -- He asked prayer for his girlfriend +Ayla, for a job for himself and for "life".

+a Matra (young woman) -- She asked prayer for her husband +Clarence and daughter +Jeteya.

John and Paula (regulars) -- We prayed for and gave thanks for all their children and their granddaughter Bella. We prayed for John that he would not stumble or fall.


 

9/29/2012, #91, 3rd Quarter 2012

Now he arose from the synagogue and entered Simon's house. But Simon's wife's mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of him concerning her. (Luke 4:38 )
      Jesus, please come into our homes and heal those who are sick. Thank you for hearing our requests for healing of body, mind and spirit.

So he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them. (Luke 4:39)
      Jesus, please rebuke our illnesses so that we may arise and serve you and others. Thank you.

When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that he was the Christ. (Luke 4:40-41)
      Jesus, please lay your hand on all who come to the prayer table today and heal them and set them free from disease and demonic oppression. Thank you.

A word received: Keep testifying to my faithfulness.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Hosea 1:1-2:1: Acts 20:1-16: Luke 4:38-44
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Hosea 2:2-14: James 3:1-13: Matt. 13:44-52
HC: Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48; James 4:7-12(13-5:6); Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; Ps. 19 or 19:7-14

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 29 Episcopal Charities

***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.

*****       A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.

      A word received 6/25/2009: Pray for the President.
      Pray for my work in his heart and mind.
      Pray for wise and godly counselors for him.
      Pray for wisdom in the storm.
      Pray that he will look to me rather than opinion polls.
      Pray for my word to lodge in his heart.

***** Knitters: We could really use men's hats, also gloves or mittens that men will wear to hand out at the prayer table. We have a good supply of women's hats from last winter, but almost nothing a guy will wear. Gloves are a big item. If you have a local store that is selling warm gloves at a reasonable price and you want to donate some; that would be appreciated. The ones we bought last winter to hand out were cheap and not very warm.

***** Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)
      Lord, we thank You for the excellent start to the on-line theological program in Belize. Thank You for sending your Holy Spirit to Father Shaw as he develops the curriculum and thinks of new ways to deliver the course material in this technological age. Thank you for all the students who are working so hard to become ministers of Your Word. May all of Father Shaw's work and all of the students' studying be guided by You, full of your wisdom and leading to the understanding that You intend.
      We ask for your continued inspiration for Father Shaw and his students as they continue to delve into effective ways to interpret the Bible. Be with Father Shaw and Mother Julie as they visit St. Paul's in Brookfield CT this Sunday. May they meet new financial supporters and intercessory prayer supporters during their stay. And we pray also for Father Shaw's trip to Belize in October and his part at the Synod of the Diocese of Belize and for the longer range plans of bringing on-line theological training to the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania and to the Diocese of Albany as well.
      We thank You, Lord, for every blessing. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, September 28, 2012

 

9/28/2012, #90, 3rd Quarter 2012

Then he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. And they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority. (Luke 4:31-32)
      Holy Spirit, bring all the people of this diocese to that same astonishment that the people of Capernaum had at the authority of Jesus' words.

A word received: Look to me; I AM waiting for you.

Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Esther 8:1-8,15-17*: Acts 19:21-41: Luke 4:31-37
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Hosea 1:1-2:1: Acts 20:1-16: Luke 4:38-44

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 28 The Rev’d James Clarke

***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.

***** Please pray for the various prayer table ministries that are going on around the diocese [there may be others that I don't know about]:
      Christ Church Schenectady
      Schenectady City Mission
      St. Michael's Colonie
      Christ Church Cooperstown
      St. James Lake George
      St. Ann's Amsterdam
      Zion Colton
      St. Mark's Hoosick Falls
      All Saints Cathedral
      The Diocesan Convention
      Grace Waterford
      Christ and St. John's Champlain
      Christ Church Walton
      St. Christopher's Cobleskill

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Dan Meguin of the Schenectady City Mission. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

Diana -- She is able to see her children, Danielle and Junior, only once a week as they are in foster care.

Randy and Sharon -- Spiritual, financial, and physical healing.

Jerry -- He has his 2-year MRI coming up to check on his brain cancer.

Burnette Family friend -- They asked prayer for the father-in-law, Jay, and for Eleanor.

Carol -- She asked prayer for Chris who needs to see a doctor and won't go.

Jennifer -- She gave up her rights to her son Ethan at age 5 because of the situation she was in. Now two years later she is torn up by regret that she did that.

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:15 - 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
a--indicates anointing with Holy Water

Peter (a volunteer at the Mission) and Connie shared the good news with their families that they are expecting a baby. Pray for the baby and for Jesus to be at the center of the family business.

a Chuck and a Kolbe (little boy) -- We prayed that Chuck would grow into the fatherhood that God has for him and that Kolbe grow up to be God's man. We have been impressed over the last months at the way Chuck has led Kolbe in giving thanks to God for the food they receive at the Mission. [Wednesday and Thursday the Mission fed over 220 people each day.]

+a Jamal and Jamal Jr. (little boy sleeping in his father's arms) -- We prayed for Jamal that he would grow into the being the father that God wanted him to be.

Dan -- He asked prayer for a friend Camille: her sister Loretta is going in for a biopsy for cancer. Loretta is far from God.

Eleanor -- She asked prayer for her boyfriend, Jay, who has just been sent to Downstate prison.

+++++a Jerry -- He got good results from his 2-year MRI for brain cancer. The cancer has neither grown nor shrunk. His friend Neil is very disappointed at the slowness of getting his new artificial leg. Jerry's grandson Jerret is doing well. Jerry took a cross for Neil and 4 others to give out at the VA. The men there ask for them. Jerry had "returned to give God thanks."

+a Thomas -- He asked prayer for his wife of 33 years, Kathleen, who has had a stroke.

+a Becky (weeping) --"That my family will be brought back together."

a Tom [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] -- 36% of his pension is taken up for child support of his 19-year old son, Paul. Paul and his other son, Tom, do not get along at all.

a Steve -- His 19-year old daughter, Kara, has Colitis which is getting worse.

+a Lloyd -- He asked prayer for protection for his family and for wisdom.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, September 27, 2012

 

9/27/2012, #89, 3rd Quarter 2012

LORD, you have been favorable to your land; you have brought back the captivity of Jacob. (Psalm 85:1)
      LORD, set your people in the Episcopal Church free from the captivity of those who despise your word.

You have forgiven the iniquity of your people; you have covered all their sin. (Psalm 85:2)
      Jesus, forgive our iniquity and cover over all our sins with your blood.

You have taken away all your wrath; you have turned from the fierceness of your anger. (Psalm 85:3)
      Father, turn the fierceness of your wrath from the Episcopal Church.

Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease. (Psalm 85:4)
      Jesus, restore us and cause your anger towards the Episcopal Church to cease.

Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? (Psalm 85:5)
      Holy Spirit, restore us to a right relationship with Jesus.

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)
      Holy Spirit, revive us so that your people may rejoice in you.

Show us your mercy, LORD, and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7)
      Show us your mercy, LORD, and grant us your salvation.

I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people and to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. (Psalm 85:8 )
      Father, please help us hear and receive what you are saying to us. Let us not turn back to the folly of unbelief and political correctness.

Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. (Psalm 85:9)
      Jesus, help us fear the judgment that is to come so that your glory may dwell in our land. Thank you.

Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed. (Psalm 85:10)
      Father, let your mercy and truth, righteousness and peace come among us and stop these evil lawsuits brought by the Presiding Bishop against Bishop Bill and other faithful biships.

Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. (Psalm 85:11)
      Holy Spirit, bring us and the whole Episcopal Church to your truth and righteousness.

Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. (Psalm 85:12)
      Father, thank you for your goodness and mercy; give us eyes to see what you are doing among us.

Righteousness will go before him, and shall make his footsteps our pathway. (Psalm 85:13)
      Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life; help us daily walk in your righteous ways and make your footsteps our pathway. Thank you.

A word received: I AM your strength.

Thursday: [83] or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Esther 7:1-10: Acts 19:11-20: Luke 4:14-30
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Esther 8:1-8,15-17*: Acts 19:21-41: Luke 4:31-37

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 27 Increase in Retreats

***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.

***** Subject: Diocesan Update September 26, 2012
Bishop Ball Update
      Bishop Ball, Bishop Love and Karen Love had a nice visit on Saturday, September 22. On Monday, September 24, Bishop Ball transitioned to McCauley House on South Manning Blvd. in Albany, directly across the street from St. Peter's Hospital. McCauley House is an Assisted Living Facility, and this will give Bishop Ball greater independence, though he is still in a stiff neck brace. He worshipped at the Cathedral on Sunday, September 23 and was in good spirits. Feel free to visit him at McCauley House. Please mail cards and letters to him via the Cathedral and continue to keep him in your prayers.

In Need of Prayers
      Your prayers are requ
ested for Roy and Faye Van Dermark and their family and friends. Faye's health is deteriorating and she is entering hospice care today, Wednesday, September 26th. Pray that God will be with them during this difficult time.

***** Subject: Here is the report for St. Christopher's Prayer Table ministry 9-22-12, Saint Christopher's Church, Cobleskill NY Prayer Table Report Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Location: Centre Park, West Main Street, Cobleskill NY Time: 10 am to 2 pm Prayer Ministers: Joan Bent, Doug Foland, Mtr. Nina George-Hacker, Cynthia Masick, Linda Rouleau, (R) indicates that a rosary was given to the person:

Man - declined prayer; we asked God to bless him.

Lisa - a young, expectant mother of two toddlers (Colin & Eva), asked for prayers for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.

A family, mother, father, and two kids - declined prayer; we asked God to bless them.

Jack - older man; general prayers for his health and wellbeing, and God's grace.

Donna & Jack - grandparents of Angelina & Julia, fighting a nasty battle for custody of the girls; asked for justice when their case goes to court on 10/4.

Woman - declined prayer; we asked God to bless her.

Michael - middle-aged man, asked us to pray for world peace, and for direction and protection for his adult daughter Kelsea.

(R) Carolyn - middle-aged woman on her way to the hospital to care for her friend Terri, for whom healing prayers were asked.

Martha - older woman; general prayers for her health, wellbeing, and God's grace.

Man - declined prayer; we asked God to bless him.

Margaret - older woman with right wrist in a brace; asked for healing prayer, and prayer for her husband Horst.

Cherie - middle-aged woman, chairs a cancer-support group & fundraising marathon, asked for healing prayer for all who have cancer.

Joanne - middle-aged woman, had just come from the hospital visiting her mother, Genevieve, for whom prayer was asked.

John - sick, asked for healing prayer.

Sharon - middle-aged woman walking with a cane, asked for prayers for her mother's friend Evelyn who is sick, and accepted prayer for her own healing, as well.

Kay - drove up alongside us and shouted from her car, "Pray for me! I'm teaching my granddaughter to drive!" We prayed for safety for Kay and Arlene as the light changed and they drove off.

Susan, Pauline, Rosanna, and Patty - 4 sisters whose father died 2 days ago; we prayed for the family's comfort and God's peace.

Many, many thanks to Terry for sending us the "Prayer Table" cloth--receiving it galvanized the intercessors at St. Christopher's Church to brave their first Prayer Table experience--and all were greatly blessed by doing this.

Yours in Christ's service, Mother Nina+

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

 

9/26/2012, #88, 3rd Quarter 2012

And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" So they said to him, "We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit." (Acts 19:1-2)
      Lord, so many of your people "have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit, " or how to receive him into their hearts.

And he said to them, "Into what then were you baptized?" So they said, "Into John's baptism." Then Paul said, "John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus." (Acts 19:3-4)
      Holy Spirit, please help your people move forward from repentance to a life fully lived in Christ Jesus our Lord.

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Now the men were about twelve in all. (Acts 19:5-7)
      Father, anoint the apostolic ministry of our bishops and clergy so that all those committed to their care will be filled with your Holy Spirit and know his power daily in their lives. Thank you.

A word received: Tell my people I love them.

Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Esther 6:1-14: Acts 19:1-10: Luke 4:1-13
Thursday: [83] or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Esther 7:1-10: Acts 19:11-20: Luke 4:14-30

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 26The Rev’d Guy Kagey and The Rev’d Lora Smith

***** Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: PRAYER TABLE REPORT St. Ann's of Amsterdam (Monday, Sept. 24, 2012; 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Deb Gerlach, Jean Bauer and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table this day.) Note: Deb Gerlach speaks fluent Spanish, and her presence with Jean and myself was a great blessing because she was able to interact and translate with some of our table visitors who use Spanish as their primary language. (Some others of us in the parish are trying to learn Spanish for that reason.)

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

t-FRANCESCHA -- This woman is a regular at our table. This time she brought along with her her teen-aged daughter TONI, who asked for prayer for "good luck." What we prayed for with Toni, instead of "luck," is that she will come to know the Lord and trust Him to give her the things she needs -- not necessarily the things she wants, but the things she needs.

MEAD -- This woman is Catholic and always declines prayer, but she loves the fact we are out here. She hugged me today and on her way away, she looked back and said "Your table is such a blessing for this community. Thank you!"

OLDER WOMAN -- She walked by and smiled, declined prayer but blessed herself as she passed His table.

a--DAVID --- This man is a Navy veteran who always stops for prayer now that he has come to know and trust the presidors at the table. He asked for prayer for good health and protection.

a,t -- MARIA -- This Spanish-speaking woman knows very little English, but she communicated to us (through Deb) that she was asking for prayer for good results on a series of tests she is getting at the hospital Tuesday. We prayed for God to protect her and guard her health and that her report would be favorable.

***** Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for 24 September
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's update:
      We are full swing into our semester curriculum. We are having a great time. Great students.
      Since Belize is much closer to the equator, we don't have Fall and Spring semesters. We have semester 1 and semester 2 of each academic year; we are in semester 1 of this year.
Prayer requests:
      1) For our visit to St. Paul's in Brookfield, CT, this coming weekend, to preach and make a presentation about our on-line program.
      2) For our students, classes, and the continued development of the online courses.
      3) For my part at the Synod of the Diocese of Belize in October.
      4) For the plans to visit the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania in March or April.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are really 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


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

 

9/25/2012, #87, 3rd Quarter 2012

Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not, (Luke 3:15)
      Jesus, you asked your disciples that very direct question, "But who do you say I am?" Help us daily know in our hearts and answer with our words and deeds as Peter did, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

John answered, saying to all, "I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Luke 3:16)
      Jesus, please help us bring many to baptism by water and let all those we minister to receive the baptism of fire that you Holy Spirit brings.

"His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire." (Luke 3:17)
      Jesus, there is a mighty threashing and sifting going on in your church right now. We pray that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff.

And with many other exhortations he preached to the people. (Luke 3:18 )
      Father, please hep us hear what Jesus is saying to us and exhorting us to do. Let the preaching throughout this diocese be consistent with the preaching of Jesus.

A word received: If you are weary, come to me.

Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Esther 5:1-14: Acts 18:12-28: Luke 3:15-22
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Esther 6:1-14: Acts 19:1-10: Luke 4:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 25 For the Primates of the Anglican Communion

***** Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
From: Hannah Mudge
Subject: posted in Troy Month of Prayer
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." - John 14:27
      Lord Jesus, send your peace on Troy. Protect those who live in fear - fear of violence, fear of others, fear of different parts of town, fear of themselves or their families. Transform this city into a place of peace, filled with people of your peace. Let there be no more quarreling and rage and blame in the streets, but let there be your love alone. Peace in this city can only come from you, Lord - send forth your mighty hand and touch the hearts of each person until there is no tinder left for anger to ignite.
Let's each pray this today;
      Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
      Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
      Where there is injury, pardon.
      Where there is doubt, faith.
      Where there is despair, hope.
      Where there is darkness, light.
      Where there is sadness, joy.
      - Prayer of St. Francis

***** Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
From: Christina Vance
Subject: Christina Vance posted in Troy Month of Prayer
"I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith?that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." -- Ephesians 3:14-19
      Let's pray the above Scripture, out loud, for the people of Troy today. Let's ask God to empty the hearts of the people of everything that would take away from him -- idols, distractions, addictions, "good" things outside his will, selfish desires, ambitions. Let's ask the Holy Spirit to fill those hearts with his power -- for Christ to make his home in each heart, for the glorious love of the Father to woo and overwhelm every life in this city. Lord Jesus, change us from the inside out.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, September 24, 2012

 

9/24/2012, #86, 3rd Quarter 2012

So the people asked him, saying, "What shall we do then?" (Luke 3:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to ask this same question, "What shall we do then?" as confront the judgment that is to come.

He answered and said to them, "He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise." (Luke 3:11)
      Jesus, help us give of ourselves to those in need. We have so much "stuff" that clutters up our homes and our lives.

Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Collect no more than what is appointed for you." (Luke 3:12-13)
      Father, we pray for all those who are in positions of authority that they will know that you are the source of their authority and that they will seek to be guided by your Holy Spirit.

Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, "And what shall we do?" So he said to them, "Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages." (Luke 3:14)
      Holy Spirit, minister all those in our armed forces as yo did to Cornelius and his household (see Acts 10) and bring them to a new and godly use of the training and power you have given them. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me, all you who are weary. Pray that my people will welcome the weary and broken-hearted.

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Esther 4:4-17: Acts 18:1-11: Luke (1:1-4),3:1-14
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Esther 5:1-14*: Acts 18:12-28: Luke 3:15-22

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Pray Daily: For our Bishop. Pray for everyone to read the Scriptures. September 24 The Rev’d Richard A. Chandler, Jr.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, September 23, 2012

 

9/23/2012, #85, 3rd Quarter 2012

If the Holy Spirit were writing a Revelation 2-3 letter to your parish, what would He be saying to you? What is He saying to you right now? Listen to what He said to some of the New Testament churches:

      "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love." (Revelation 2:4)
      "Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life." (Revelation 2:10)
      "But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate." (Revelation 2:14-15)
      "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols." (Revelation 2:20)
      "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent." (Revelation 3:1-3)
      "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." (Revelation 3:10-11)
      "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth." (Revelation 3:15-16)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. " (Revelation 3:22)

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Esther 3:1-4:3: James 1:19-27: Matt. 6:1-6,16-18
HC: Mark 9:30-37; James 3:16-4:6; Amos 8:4-7(8-12); Ps. 54
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Esther 4:4-17: Acts 18:1-11: Luke (1:1-4),3:1-14

Albany Intercessor


 

9/23/2012, #84, 3rd Quarter 2012

Then he came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, "What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?" But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. (Mark 9:33-34)
      Help us, Lord, recognize our disputes for what they are, and repent of all desires to acquire power over others.

And he sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)
      Holy Spirit, give us servant hearts.

Then he took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when he had taken him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever receives one of these little children in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me." (Mark 9:36-37)
      Father, please give us a true heart of compassion for the children who don't know you. Help us receive with joy every child you send us.

      Holy Spirit, please guide Fr. Tyler and Audrey Slade as they encourage and foster programs to reach the youth of this diocese. Bless their interns Stephen Steward and Kate Dashiell so that they become fully equipped for ministry to youth. Thank you.

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Esther 3:1-4:3: James 1:19-27: Matt. 6:1-6,16-18
HC: Mark 9:30-37; James 3:16-4:6; Amos 8:4-7(8-12); Ps. 54
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Esther 4:4-17: Acts 18:1-11: Luke (1:1-4),3:1-14

      Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 23 For Deacon Formation, Faculty and Candidates

***** Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
From: Alicia Butler Todaro
Subject: Alicia Butler Todaro posted in Troy Month of Prayer, Historical Precedent for what we are doing:
      Charles G. Finney, who lived from 1792 to 1875, had a remarkable ministry that revived many Christians and God used his preaching to bring 500,000 to Christ. Finney said that the spirit of prayer which prevailed in his meetings was a very marked feature. New converts were so moved that they sometimes spent whole nights of prayer. A preacher named Daniel Nash traveled with Finney as a prayer partner. Nash would pray three or four hours a day. Finney himself spent so much time in prayer that he sometimes thought he was literally praying "without ceasing." Through prayer God moved mightily....A powerful spiritual awakening swept through Troy, New York under Finney's preaching in 1826. A remarkable spirit deepened during the 11:00 a.m. daily prayer meetings. At one meeting a bank cashier was so burdened for the salvation of his boss that he could not get off of his knees. The whole group shared his agony. Soon their prayers were answered.
      The Reverend Daniel Nash (1763 ? June 4, 1837) was an Episcopal priest and missionary to Native Americans and European settlers on the frontier of central New York...At the age of 48, Nash decided to devote himself entirely to praying for the work of Charles Grandison Finney. He would enter a town a few weeks before Finney was due to preach there and pray for his ministry. Nash would not attend Finney's meetings, instead praying "for the conviction of the Holy Spirit to melt the crowd." He continued until his death twenty years later.

***** Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
From: Rob Sutherland [Chaplain in the Australian Army]
Subject: Warrior Welcome Home Retreat - Sydney 24-27 Sep12
Dear Torre and Jean,
      We are only a few days away from our first retreat for our veterans and would cherish your prayers.
      We are praying for the veterans and also the wives who are attending that God will remove all the barriers that are appearing (and that we know the evil one will throw up) so that they can attend.
      Please pray for the small team who will lead this retreat and for the many volunteers who are supporting us particularly with the Welcome Home dinner and the Memorial Service.
      Please pray that God will pour out his Spirit of love and life and healing power on our veterans and our community.
      Please join with us in praising God for his healing of veterans and their families who are suffering the spiritual wounds of combat.
      May God heal these veterans as he did Joshua in Zechariah 3:4
      Blessings, Rob

***** Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
From: VINCENT TARULLO
Subject: Prayer table at Grace Church, Waterford, N.Y. 10am to 2pm Saturday, September 22nd by Jim Tarullo, Sue Verbeke, Pat Stevens and Earl Coons also Helen Delameter
1. Pastor Mike Collins,+ Brunswick Baptist Church, Lansingburg,N.Y.--prayers for his brother Toyce.
2. Sharon +her sister peggy for depression of losing her leg in accident.
3. Darlene+ Grandson Alex for eomotioal problems.
4. Sue+ for Beverly, surgery Thursday.
5. Carol+ her last chemo coming this week, yea!
6. Lola+ for peace of mind for loss of husband.
7. Jim T. for healing of his neck and release from the pain.
8. Marsha+ prayer in a jar.
9. Nikki+ prayer for healing.
10. Dakota+ chills cross,love of family.
11. morgan+ childs cross love of mom.
12. Tanya, mom.
13. Kelly+ mail carrier, pray for my knees.
14. Pat+ on going healing from you Lord Jesus.
15. Janet+ prayer in a jar, Healing.
16. Valerie+ Prayer in a jar.
17. 5 walk bys, thank you.
18. Thanks I just came from church.
19. Barbara+ healing in the jar.
20. Jordan+ childs cross, thank you Jesus.
21. Danielle+ Healing in the Jar
22. Candice and Evelyn++ Pray for each other for happiness.
23. Jean+ stopped and said Hi.
24. Janet+ prayers for Nicholas who just died, 24 yrs. Old.
25. Mother Kathy and Earl Coons ++ prayers for family and lady named Cheryl who used to go to Grace church, in need of help.
26. Theresa+ pray for her mothers soul in Heaven.

***** Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1: 1-5)
      Today, Lord, Father Shaw Mudge and his students from Belize begin their course on Biblical Interpretation. Lord, we thank You for that great source of Your Word that reveals Jesus Christ to us. May the students have great insight into the character of your Son, Jesus Christ. May they know his light. May they share that light with others. May your Kingdom come in all its glory as your light shines in the hearts of Father Shaw and his students. Shine, Jesus, shine! And may your Holy Spirit help them and inspire them in their studies.
      We pray for stamina for Father Shaw as he creates new resources with which to deliver his courses. We pray for financial provision for him and his family. And we ask for blessings on Mother Julie and Lydia and Hannah and Ruth. We thank You Lord for your provision and for every answer to prayer. Amen.

***** Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
From: Hannah Mudge
Subject: [Troy Month of Prayer] September 22: Repentance
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
      Lord, on behalf of our city, we repent of all that separates us from you. We repent of pride, independence, rebellion; violence, anger and hatred; divisiveness, racism and prejudice; sexual sin and abuse; greed; self-justification; idolatry; deceit, slander and malice; selfishness and abuse.
      Lord, hear our prayer - listen for our cry for your mercy and forgive us and heal our city. Only you can break the oppression that is over this city. Turn the hearts of the people in Troy towards you; change our hearts; make us a city of people who seek your face and who know your abundant love and forgiveness. Sweep across Troy with your Spirit so that each heart would seek after you and find you. Give us humility and repentance. Pour out your grace upon us, Lord Jesus.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, September 22, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, September 22, 2012, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Mark Pasko, Zafer Ak and Torre Bissell on State St

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--anointed with Holy Water

+a Erica (mom) and her three daughters +a Hailie, +a Emilie, and +Aaliyah -- We prayed that Erica would know how to be the mom the girls needed and that Jesus wanted her to be.

Steve -- We prayed for his blessing.

+a Michael -- His father has Alzheimer's and Michael is trying to help his mom. We prayed that the Alzheimer's would be arrested.

+Ryan -- He asked prayer for his friend Jamie that she will be well.

+a Sean (and for his wife +Cynthia) -- He was just let go from his job. We prayed for provision for them.

a Lisa and Jason from across the street. Jason brought Lisa. She asked prayer for an end to her alcoholism. She just got out of rehab and is already drinking again. Jason is a nice young man who is trying to look out for her welfare.

+a Maxine -- She asked prayer for her marriage. When I asked if there were any sins that she needed to confess to Jesus she nodded her head "Yes." I led her in confessing her sins to God and asking Jesus for forgiveness and accepting the cleansing that he had just done in her life.

+Athaya

+Annie and +Victor -- "Peace." After prayer for peace for them and between them Victor announced that he had come to the prayer table on January 2, 2011 and asked for help with his drug problem. He then went into the City Mission program. He has had no drugs since 1/2/2011. He is now holding a job. He was returning to give God thanks.

a Debra (regular) -- We rejoiced that her granddaughter Mahogany is doing better, she is trying to do what is right. Debra brought her granddaughter a Kayli (a baby) for prayer and a blessing.

+Sayed -- He asked for prayer that he could sell an air compressor that he had in a shopping cart. He returned a while later with it sold.

+a Jane -- She asked prayer for a stiff neck.

a Paula (regular) -- We prayed for her whole family and gave thanks for them.

+Kim (mom), and +Jonathan and +Joseph (early teenage sons) -- We prayed for guidance and wisdom for Kim.

+a Richard and +a Amrita (woman) -- When I ask Richard what he wanted prayer for, he said that he had no idea what to pray for; so I asked God to "sock it to him." Richard and Amrita both laughed and thought that was just what he needed.

+a Howard (regular) -- He announced that God has been good to him and has blessed him in his job. We prayed for guidance that he would know how to manage the men working under him better.

+Necro -- Prayer for good.

+a Joshua and +a Michael (two young men) -- They asked prayer for daily bread. We prayed that they would find good jobs that would provide for them.

Eric (Pastor of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) -- We prayed that God would speak through him this morning and that the congregation would have ears to hear.

Fondeza (girl passing by who didn't stop)

+a Charles (an alcoholic man) -- He announced that he wanted to give his life to Jesus and then did so.

+a Jema (woman) -- "For my family."


 

9/22/2012, #83, 3rd Quarter 2012

Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkness." (John 12:44-46)
      Jesus, you are the living Word and you area lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Please let your light shine forth in this time of darkness in the church and in the nation.

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: "Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king's palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize the times and occasions when you call us to be light in the darkness, even at great cost.

Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: "Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!" (Esther 4:15-16)
      Father, fill us with the courage you gave Esther to face whatever perils may come our way in order to show forth the light of Jesus. Bring us to the common life of prayer and fasting that changes the course of history as you did with the Jews of Shushan. Thank you.

A word received: You are in my care and in my love.

A word received: Continue to wait on me, continue to keep your eyes on me, and I will provide light for your path.
Lord, there is so much darkness.
A word received: Keep your eyes on me.

Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Esther 2:5-8,15-23*: Acts 17:16-34: John 12:44-50
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Esther 3:1-4:3*: James 1:19-27: Matt. 6:1-6,16-18
HC: Mark 9:30-37; James 3:16-4:6; Amos 8:4-7(8-12); Ps. 54

      Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 22 For the Episcopal Business Administrators Conference

***** Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
From: Rob Sutherland [Chaplain in the Australian Army]
Subject: Warrior Welcome Home Retreat - Sydney 24-27 Sep12
Dear Torre and Jean,
      We are only a few days away from our first retreat for our veterans and would cherish your prayers.
      We are praying for the veterans and also the wives who are attending that God will remove all the barriers that are appearing (and that we know the evil one will throw up) so that they can attend.
      Please pray for the small team who will lead this retreat and for the many volunteers who are supporting us particularly with the Welcome Home dinner and the Memorial Service.
      Please pray that God will pour out his Spirit of love and life and healing power on our veterans and our community.
      Please join with us in praising God for his healing of veterans and their families who are suffering the spiritual wounds of combat.
      May God heal these veterans as he did Joshua in Zechariah 3:4
      Blessings, Rob

***** Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
From: Bishop Dan Herzog
Subject: NASHOTAH RETREAT
Dear Friends,
      I am writing to ask your prayers for next week when I lead the Fall Retreat again at Nashotah House. I especially ask for a freshness in the Holy Spirit, not to just rehash old stuff, to become more converted myself, and to be used by our Lord for His purposes.
      Please pray that the Service of Healing, all-night Eucharistic Adoration, the Stations of the Cross and the Stations of the Resurrection along with the teaching redound to God's glory and our sanctification. All this is in the context of Daily Mass and the daily Offices.
      Carol and I fly out Sunday; the Retreat begins Monday and ends Thursday. I preach at the Matriculation Mass and we fly home from Milwaukee Friday.
In Christ Jesus, + Dan

***** Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
From: Joann E Ferris
Subject: Prayer table, Zion, Colton, Cold Brook Dr. South Colton, Friday Sept. 21,2012 10:00am to 11:30am, Joann Ferris
60F.damp, overcast and a light breeze

Doug--"No"" with head down. I prayed he would come to know Jesus.

Raelyn---Courage, strength, wisdom and protection. Wisdom for her doctors as they diagnose and treat her.

Neighborhood---protection.

Man on his cell as he drove his truck----safety and protection.

Man in his truck as he slowed and pulled over ---he continued on without stopping but waved.

School bus --safety and protection.

Mary--for her well being as she goes about her day .

***** Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
You can't see darkness,
      But you can see the light...
            Genesis 1:4 writes:
                  "God saw that the light was good,
                        and he separated the light from the darkness. "
John 1:4 writes:
      "In him was life, and that life was the light of men. "
            Dear soul, be filled with the light of Christ today and every day...
                  ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+


Albany Intercessor


Friday, September 21, 2012

 

9/21/2012, #82, 3rd Quarter 2012

Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; (John 12:42)
      Holy Spirit, give us the courage to confess Jesus openly in the work place and in our communities and in our families.

for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. (John 12:43)
      Jesus, I admit that I like the praise and approval of others and sometimes don't speak when I could and should. Please give me apostolic courage to tell others about you and what you have done for me.

Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me." (John 12:44)
      Father, thank you for sending your son so that we could through him know and believe in you.

Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Esther 1:1-4,10-19*: Acts 17:1-15: John 12:36b-43
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Esther 2:5-8,15-23*: Acts 17:16-34: John 12:44-50

      Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 20 Trinity Church, Whitehall - The Rev’d Dr. Donna J. Arnold
21 For Biblical tithing to become the norm in our parishes

***** [Note from Torre: Sorry for the shortage of notes this week. I've been very sick this week. I hope to get in some hours at work today.]

***** On Friday,September 21 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.
      This is a very relaxed service; come and stay as long as you are led. If you have a heart for revival or for deeper prayer and praise, please join us We believe these services are beginning to harvest the seeds of revival planted in this region. We will be speaking about God's promise in Ezekiel 36:26-28. Hope each of you can come and bring a friend!

***** Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
From: Rob Sutherland [Chaplain in the Australian Army]
Subject: Warrior Welcome Home Retreat - Sydney 24-27 Sep12
Dear Torre and Jean,
      We are only a few days away from our first retreat for our veterans and would cherish your prayers.
      We are praying for the veterans and also the wives who are attending that God will remove all the barriers that are appearing (and that we know the evil one will throw up) so that they can attend.
      Please pray for the small team who will lead this retreat and for the many volunteers who are supporting us particularly with the Welcome Home dinner and the Memorial Service.
      Please pray that God will pour out his Spirit of love and life and healing power on our veterans and our community.
      Please join with us in praising God for his healing of veterans and their families who are suffering the spiritual wounds of combat.
      May God heal these veterans as he did Joshua in Zechariah 3:4
      Blessings, Rob

***** Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
From: Bishop Dan Herzog
Subject: NASHOTAH RETREAT
Dear Friends,
      I am writing to ask your prayers for next week when I lead the Fall Retreat again at Nashotah House. I especially ask for a freshness in the Holy Spirit, not to just rehash old stuff, to become more converted myself, and to be used by our Lord for His purposes.
      Please pray that the Service of Healing, all-night Eucharistic Adoration, the Stations of the Cross and the Stations of the Resurrection along with the teaching redound to God's glory and our sanctification. All this is in the context of Daily Mass and the daily Offices.
      Carol and I fly out Sunday; the Retreat begins Monday and ends Thursday. I preach at the Matriculation Mass and we fly home from Milwaukee Friday.
In Christ Jesus, + Dan

***** Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for 19 September
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's update:
      1) This week, we are currently in a transition from our Orientation course to the first Biblical Interpretation course. Things seem to be going well; and each day there seems to be something interesting. Additional students are wanting to join.
      2) It seems that I am online just about every day with students in Belize. I can do this more easily online, as it turns out, than if I were on the ground in a traditional setting.
      3) Because there is a fair amount of mold that grows during the rainy season on books in Belize, providing the students with electronic resources that they can use on their flash drives, keeps the materials fresh and portable.
      4) I developed presentations to make it easier for students to access the courses at various times of the week. I think we are doing well in this part. To do this in an orderly fashion, I rearranged part of the OATC (Online Anglican Theological College) online library to handle the sudden increase in course materials available online.
      5) Our mailing went out.
Prayer requests:
      1) For our class chat lecture on Saturday (11 am Eastern time).
      2) For the students taking the online courses in Belize, and for those thinking about joining.
      3) For continued development of the online courses.
      4) For plans to visit Belize City in October, for the Synod of the Diocese of Belize.
      5) For a favorable response to our mailing.
      6) For the plans to visit the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania in March or April.
God bless you, and thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are really 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.

***** Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: This is not for sissys...
Update on Fr. Nigel+
      Wow, please keep your prayers coming. This is not for sissies... It's only pain... Wow. Thanks so much for your prayer. I really need them. Please keep them coming...
      Yes Virginia, I did sign a Hip-pa release form!
      The hip bone is connected to titanium bone
      The titanium bone is hammered into the thigh bone...

***** Diocesan Update September 19, 2012
Don't Miss This Event!
Bible Symposium - This Saturday - September 22nd
Come and hear Dr. Douglas Stuart, author of How to Read the Bible for all Its Worth discuss increasing our understanding of the Holy Scriptures. This is a golden opportunity to have a renknowned scholar help you study the Bible! For more information, click here. Tickets are $20 in advance (click http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256650 to purchase online or call the Cathedral at 518-465-1342) or $25 at the door.

***** Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote....
      I have come to realize that fear is a total waist of time... and effort. I have also come to realize that it is a battle to keep fear at bay! I know the way to keep fear at bay is to place Jesus Christ of Nazareth between you and the source of the fear. The fear then has a new perspective: powerless! ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

 

9/19/2012, #81, 3rd Quarter 2012

"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain." (John 12:24)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily die to ourselves and live for Jesus. Help us produce much fruit for our Father's kingdom. Thank you.

Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Job 42:1-17: Acts 16:16-24: John 12:20-26
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; Job 28:1-28: Acts 16:25-40: John 12:27-36a

      Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 18 For a blessing on our youth
19 The Rev’d Hugh Wilkes

***** Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
From: Joseph Acanfora
      I ask you prayers for Christ Church Gilbertsville, and for Beth and myself as we prepare to depart the Diocese of Albany. http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=603a24867ccdd5f5aaef8548e&id=6426ca2074
Faith, hope and love abide... but the greatest of these is love. (1Cor. 13:13)
Joe Acanfora+
607-316-6002

***** Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
From: Fr. Neal P. Longe
Subject: PRAYER TABLE REPORT: St. Ann's of Amsterdam, (Monday, September 17, 10:15-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Jean Bower and Father Neal Longe presiding at His table this morning.)

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

David - first he prayed for us, thanking God for the prayer table presence and ministry and asking him to strengthen us and protect us. He is trying to purchase a home. Prayed for God's guidance and protection. That is this purchase is the will of God that it would go through without a problem.

***** On Friday,September 21 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.
      This is a very relaxed service; come and stay as long as you are led. If you have a heart for revival or for deeper prayer and praise, please join us We believe these services are beginning to harvest the seeds of revival planted in this region. We will be speaking about God's promise in Ezekiel 36:26-28. Hope each of you can come and bring a friend!

***** Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
From: The Rev. Dr. Nina George-Hacker, FHC
Subject: pray for us--our first Prayer Table!
      Hi Torre, we at St. Christopher's Church, Cobleskill, will be starting our first Prayer Table ministry in the town square on Saturday, September 22, when the village will be filled with folks celebrating Cobleskill Day. Kindly pray for our protection; that we may be effective intercessors for Christ; and that God will bring people to us who need prayer. We didn't have time to order any crosses from Dennis Adams, but hope to do so for future Prayer Tables. I'll let you know how it goes!

Albany Intercessor


Monday, September 17, 2012

 

9/17/2012, #80, 3rd Quarter 2012

Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said: "Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? He who rebukes God, let him answer it." (Job 40:1-2)
      LORD, there are many in our generation who rebuke you and say that your ways are not just or fair. Have mercy on us and do not let your people be led astray.

A word received: Pray for my rest.

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Job 40:1-24: Acts 15:36-16:5: John 11:55-12:8
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Job 40:1,41:1-11: Acts 16:6-15: John 12:9-19

      Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 17 The Rev’d Jere Berger, The Rev’d Joel Miller

***** Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
From: Joann E Ferris
Subject: Prayer Table ,Zion Colton, Cold Brook Dr. South Colton, NY, Sat. Sept.15,2012 ---9:30am -11:00am Overcast,Breezy--63, Joann E. Ferris,
Doug--- as he ran errands for a shut-in couple.
Joe and Agnus-- shut in---for their health and well being
lady -- enthusiatic wave of encouragement as she drove by.
Jim ----Curiosity seeker ---No thanks.
lady walking ---- no thank you
Pastor Ed --- waved and tooted the 3 times he passed by.

***** Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel by Fr. Nigel.
      Going home today.
      Thanks be to God.
      Thank you so very much for your prayers. Please keep them coming in the weeks that follow with rehab. Lungs are good. Please pray for the pain in my hip. Please pray for Donna H. across the hall.
      Please pray for Dr. John Gaynor (my surgeon) who is going to the Domician Republic to replace 60 joints in the following week.
      I cannot thank you enough for your heartfelt prayers. God bless you dear people.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, September 16, 2012

 

9/16/2012, #79, 3rd Quarter 2012

My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, "You sit here in a good place," and say to the poor man, "You stand there," or, "Sit here at my footstool," have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? (James 2:1-5)
      Jesus, please help us welcome into our fellowship and into thelife of our congregations the poor, the lost and the least. You died for them and for us. Help us understand how poor we are in your sight.

"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked--" (Revelation 3:14-17)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize our poverty of spirit in the eyes of Jesus.

"I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'" (Revelation 3:18-22)
      Father, please help us turn to you and overcome our hesitations about truly welcoming all you send to us. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my people to return to me.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Job 38:1,18-41: Rev. 18:1-8: Matt. 5:21-26
HC: Mark 8:27-38 or Mark 9:14-29; James 2:1-5,8-10,14-18; Isaiah 50:4-9; Ps. 116 or 116:1-8
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; Job 40:1-24: Acts 15:36-16:5: John 11:55-12:8

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 16For Bishop William Love on the 6th Anniversary of his Consecration

***** From: Harvey Huth
Subject: An Update on Luke Gamble
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
      Please pass along this very encouraging update on young Luke Gamble -- Rev. Ian Gamble’s son -- from our sister diocese of Down and Dromore…and keep those prayer coming!
      Luke is progressing really well. Walking with aid, carrying out most of his own personal care and his speech is improving. We have so much to thank God for in his recovery and after care. To know that so many around the world are praying and supporting us at this time is amazing!
      This weekend will be Luke's first at home with an overnight stay; this will bring great joy but also a few frustrations, as we begin to see him cope with a fairly serious brain injury, in his own environment. We also hope he will go to Church this Sunday morning!
      Please continue to pray for an increase in memory function and greater mobility; he still has the external metal work on his leg, as the break       was so severe. We are really, really tired, as we both drive to the hospital each day (I do the afternoon shift and Debbie the evening). Jonny age 12 is also starting to feel very left out. We hope Luke will be discharged from hospital at the end of September and will become a day patient at the same unit; probably traveling 3 days a week. We do see light at the end of the tunnel!! God really is our refuge and strength! - Ian G.

***** Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Update from Fr.Nigel+
Dear souls,
      I am doing fine. Rather good that I can send my own update! Thank you all for your prayers once again carrying me through. Another example of the efficacy of corporate prayer. Had long chats with my two nurses from ICU from my last stay. Very interesting. They all say again that it was an absolute miracle that I am alive! I did not know that I had sepsis the last time I was here. Should be home tomorrow or Monday. My lungs are fine. Please pray for rapid healing at the sight of my right hip. I was told that because of the massive doses of steroids that kept me alive caused this avascular necrosis. The surgeon told me the ball joint, instead of being smooth and shiny was like melted candle wax all waves and irregular. I shall never look at a candle the same way again! It is good to minister to the cleaning ladies. The same ones I had three years ago. God is so good.
      Keep the Faith... On, no, give it away...
      Much love to one and all.

***** Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Scripture Prayer
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8 )
      Father God, I write this prayer at the same time that Father Shaw is leading a chat session with his students. Lord, we thank You for the inspiration that You have given him and for the enthusiastic reception of his slide programs and videos. Lord, continue to guide Father Shaw into the best methods of interacting with his students. May all that are connected with this program learn to see You better.
      Be especially with Shaw in the next week as he gets ready to launch the first content driven course to his Belize students.
      We also pray for further support for Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We thank You Lord that You do provide. We ask for stronger financial support so that they can meet the needs of everyday living and family concerns.
      Thank You for every blessing that You send, Lord. Amen.

***** Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Sadly I meet many people who have memories that haunt and disfigure the mind.
      Do you have or "own" a shame based memory?
      Is there something in your past that you would like to get sorted?
      Is it actually time to let "it" go?
      Perhaps it is time to relinquish ownership?
      Can you, with Gods help, hand it all over and leave it at the base of the Cross?
      I know that through Jesus Christ of Nazareth "it" will no longer have any power over you. It's time time to let "it" go dear soul...
      You might even confess it with a clergy person...
      Here is the key. Don't go back and pick "it" up!
      Job 11:15 writes, "Then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear."
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9:15 - 10:35 a.m. Carol Baum 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
a--anointed with Holy Water
Albany St.
Marvin (man passing by going to work)
+Kylerena -- Prayer for family
+Monsu -- General prayer
+Greg -- For good weather for work
++Tyshawn -- Prayer for Jamine to have a healthy baby
+Jay -- To know God as his Father. Said he hasn't prayed in a long time.
Rishi -- Prayer for payment for house work. Felicia has word for schooling.
+Steven -- Man going to work.
+Christopher -- Prayer request for having his blood pressure. Pray for Michell's cat.
Damian -- Protection! Something bad is going to happen to him.
Joe -- Nephew died in his house -- heart attack -- police had to interview him.
David -- Prayer for Estella. Back problems
Nate -- Man passing by
State St.
Steve (regular) -- Blessing
Katy (woman) -- cold and underdressed in the brisk and breezy weather
+Ruby -- For husband James and son James Jr. and the rest of the family.
(Prayed for a "bottle guy" passing on the other side of the street.)
+John -- Provision and protection
+a Anthony -- "To do the right" (He was here at the church to do community service)
+a Donna -- For the peope in Libya, also for her health problems.
+Charmian (young woman) -- "Financial stability"
Randy -- "I'm not really a Christian [probably Hindu]." He asked prayer for his family.
+a Leroy -- He asked prayer that he would be God's man.
+Paula (regular) -- She asked prayer for her husband John and their children and grandchild Bella. We also prayed for Debra (regular) who still is in a lot of pain from being struck by a car a couple of years ago.
Anisé (woman) -- She was on her way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.
Fr. Peter and Dave -- They were going to Summit Towers to lead a service there.
Moses (regular) -- Had not seen him for a couple of months. He has been in the hospital twice for pancreatitis because of alcohol. He has been completely sober for a month now.
Desdemona (regular) -- She was on her way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St. We prayed for our two congregations.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, September 15, 2012

 

9/15/2012, #78, 3rd Quarter 2012

I will praise you with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to you. (Psalm 138:1)
      Father, before every false god that is raised up in this generation I will sing your praises.

I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for your lovingkindness and your truth; for you have magnified your word above all your name. (Psalm 138:2)
      Jesus, yours is the name that is above every name -- there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved.

In the day when I cried out, you answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for giving me a heart to cry out to the Father.

      Father, thank you for hearing my cry.

      Jesus, thank you for giving us strength each day by your Holy Spirit.

All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth. (Psalm 138:4)
      LORD, help the rulers of the nations to know that they are but men and their power and authority derive from you.

Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. (Psalm 138:5)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily sing praises to the ways of the LORD.

Though the LORD is on high, yet he regards the lowly; but the proud he knows from afar. (Psalm 138:6)
      Father, thank you for lifting me up whenever I am cast down and discouraged. Thank you for giving me songs in my heart.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me; you will stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand will save me. (Psalm 138:7)
      Jesus, I look to you to be my shepherd and trust that your rod and staff will comfort and guide me.

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of your hands. (Psalm 138:8 )
      Holy Spirit, bring to perfection that good work you have begun in me. Thank you.

Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Job 38:1-17: Acts 15:22-35: John 11:45-54;
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Job 38:1,18-41: Rev. 18:1-8: Matt. 5:21-26
HC: Mark 8:27-38 or Mark 9:14-29; James 2:1-5,8-10,14-18; Isaiah 50:4-9; Ps. 116 or 116:1-8

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 15 Trinity, Granville -The Rev’d Arthur Peters The Rev’d Robert Witt, The Rev’d Joseph Famulare

***** Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
From: Lynn Mumford
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel
      Dear friends, Thank you all, for your prayers and concerns. Father Nigel has had a successful full hip replacement this past Thursday Sept 13th he is doing very well. He will be recovering for several days. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery. He is looking forward to joining Russ Parker at the forgiveness conference on Sat 29th Sept. He hopes to see you there! God bless you, Lynn Mumford

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: A God moment...
Dear Souls,
      Just got this on face book. Made me smile.... (senders name removed)
      Good Morning to You!!! (I want to share an awesome God moment)!
      I live alone and last evening had an accident and hit my foreheard hard. Babied it and stayed awake all night. This morning I put on a t-shirt and go to the dr. When the dr. is done he looks at me and comments on my shirt. It is the CTK Healing Ministry - How may I pray for you. I smile - ask the dr if he would like prayer and we prayed. How awesome!!! God's blessings upon you!
      (end of quote)
      I love stories like these.... God moving in his wonderful ways... Aslan on the move... Blessings Fr. Nigel+

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Another God moment.
      Another God moment...The cleaner from the ICU three years ago, came to visit me as she is now on this floor. I recognized Rose immediately. She then said, "No one ever recognizes me..." a tear formed in her eye. It was a very sweet moment.... I have to say that makes this all worthwhile. God again working in His mysterious ways. Fr. Nigel+

***** Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: PUBLIC SAFTY ANNOUNCEMENT
(A short course in abbreviated social writing that might just save your life)
"LOL... BTW your my new BFF, wait.... OMG....(loud noise...) DNR, DOA. "
IMHO PLEASE don't text while driving...
Translation:
Laughing out loud, by the way you are my best friend forever. Wait... oh my God, ( loud crash.) Do not resuscitate , dead on arrival.
In my humble opinion if you text and drive you may well die...
or even kill someone else...
Any questions?
BTW these abbreviations are in the OED and may well be the last thing you write if you T&D.
You will need CID after all that.
AQ?
GBU...
Just sayin....
Ps. BTW = by the way, OED = Oxford English Dictionary. T&D= text and drive, CID = critical incident debrief. AQ =any questions. GBU = God bless you.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, September 14, 2012

 

9/14/2012, #77, 3rd Quarter 2012

They wrote this, letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings. (Acts 15:23)
      To the churches in the Diocese of Albany and beyond greetings!

Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, "You must be circumcised and keep the law"--to whom we gave no such commandment-- (Acts 15:24)
      Lord, many have come among your people with false teaching which has unsettled them. Have mercy on us and feed your people with the truth of your word.

it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 15:25-26)
      Holy Spirit, we pray that when the elders and leaders of this diocese are assembled together, they will find unity in you. Thank you for the inspiration and guidance you gave your servants Barnabas and Paul and the other apostles. Help us hold firmly to their teaching.

We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. (Acts 15:27)
      Father, guide the leaders of this diocese in sending forth witnesses throughout this diocese and beyond who will report what you have said and done.

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell. (Acts 15:28-29)
      Jesus, protect us from the growing idolatry of this generation and from the sexual immorality that is being promoted among us.

"For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." (Mark 8:38 )
      A word received: Many are ashamed and embarrassed by the truth of the gospel. Know the Good News so that you can speak it clearly and without hesitation.

Do good in your good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem. (Psalm 51:18 )
      A word received: Pray for my word to be a strong bulwark that my people may find refuge in.

A word received: Look to me. I AM your hope and your salvation.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; Job 29:1,31:24-40: Acts 15:12-21: John 11:30-44
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Job 38:1-17: Acts 15:22-35: John 11:45-54;

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop. For everyone to read the Scriptures; September 14 HOLY CROSS DAY-For everyone to find the Way of the Cross, the Way of Life, Church of The Cross, Ticonderoga -The Rev’d Marjorie Floor, Church of the Holy Cross, Warrensburg -- The Rev’d Thomas Pettigrew; The Rev’d John Bartle, The Rev’d Frederick Dennis, The Rev’d Albert Harding, The Rev’d Ludwig Wallner

***** Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
I wrote the following after my dear friend Pastor Laura, lost her seeing eye dog to cancer after nine and a half years of love, friendship and guidance. If you are grieving I hope this might help you. Please pray for Pastor Laura, I can only imagine what she is going through...
      In the words of Lucy from Peanuts, "Good grief Charlie Brown"
      Can we actually practice good grief?
      What is Grief? It is a tsunami wave of raw sadness that ebbs and flows... comes and goes, washes over you and then, for a little while you are at peace, and oh, it starts all over again...
      So final and so personally private...
      So raw, so much pain...
      Utter devastation.
      Lost, loss, gone...
      The memories linger on...
      What can you do?
      You cannot stop the wave.
      Can the wave even be stopped?
      In ones private grief you ride such a wave of sadness, sorrow and raw pain.
      Good-byes are so very very sad...
      But here is the good news, grief is "temporally permanent" until we meet again.
      "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted " Mathew 5:4
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Update
      Thank you all so very much indeed for your prayers. I cannot thank you enough. All us well. My lungs did a good job. The spinal was good. It is "deja vu" all over again... (do you know what a "vu dá is?" It's when you definitely have not done it before...)
      Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 1:2

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:10 - 6:40 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
a--anointed with Holy Water

Dan -- "That God will keep the drama outside." The number of meals being served at the Schenectady City Mission has risen dramatically to 500 per day. More women and children and families are coming -- it used to be mostly single individuals coming.

a Smiley -- We prayed that he would be filled with "son"-shine in his heart.

a Richard -- Thursday, September 13 was the one-year anniversary of his giving his life to Jesus. He has been sober for a year and a week. He stopped smoking seven weeks ago. In two weeks he will complete his one year of training at the Schenectady City Mission and move back full-time with his wife Sophia and son Richard Jr.

Torre and Jean -- Stephen left yesterday to begin a one-year internship at the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. He wants to become a youth pastor.

+a Dave -- He is in ministry to college age youths. He asked prayer for more shared leadership and for leadership coming from the youths.

+a (Man) -- He is filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

++++a Jerry (weeping) -- Two of his friends, Arlene and Patricia have recently died. We prayed for Patricia's husband Frank. We prayed for Jerry's car problems. He reported that Jarret is doing well. Jerry will be having an MRI to see if his brain cancer has shrunk remained the same. His friend Neil is being fitted with a new prosthetic leg today with a movable foot. We prayed that the socket would correctly fit his leg stump. He took four crosses to give out at the VA. He said the men there ask him for them.

+Karen -- She quit smoking August 27th and it has been easy. Dan has supplied her with patches that have helped in the transition. She gave her life to Jesus at age 11. She is afraid of loss of independence as she gets older.

a Leroy [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] -- His arm was broken when he was attacked. He has started going back to church.

Daniel (a volunteer worker at the meal) -- He asked prayer for his studies as he is in school.

+Sharon and +Jackie (two women) -- They approached us outside the mission as we were getting ready to leave and asked for crosses. We prayed that this would be a week of blessing for them.

[All-in-all, it was a fairly intense time of prayer.]

Albany Intercessor


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