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Friday, May 31, 2013

 

5/31/2013, #60, 2nd Quarter 2013

"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much." (Luke 16:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily to be faithful in the small things so that we can be faithful and steady in the the bigger things.

"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own?" (Luke 16:11-12)
      Jesus, please help us to be faithful stewards of all that is placed in our care.

"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Luke 16:13)
      Father, help us byour Holy Spirit to be steady in serving Jesus. Don't let us be distracted by the world, the flesh, or the devil. Thank you.

Word Received After City Mission Prayer Table: You have seen what I can do -- rejoice that you are part of it.

Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Deut. 5:22-33; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Luke 16:19-31

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 31 St. Luke’s, Mechanicville - The Rev’d John Hopkins, The Rev’d Lynne Curtis

***** Bishop's Message - Bp Dan and Carol Tornado Damage
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Bishop Dan and Carol Herzog's home in Mariaville was one of the homes severely damaged by the tornado that hit Wednesday night. By the grace of God, Carol, who was at home at the time of the storm, was able to take cover in the basement seconds before the tornado hit, thus avoiding what most likely would have been life threatening injuries.
      Please hold Bishop Dan and Carol up in your prayers as well as all others who were impacted by the storm, giving thanks to God that Carol's life was spared and that she and others in the area suffered no physical injuries. We also pray that their needs will be met in the days and weeks to come as they recover and rebuild following the storm.
      Moments like this remind us of how quickly our lives and that of our loved ones can change. This most recent storm is just one more in a growing number of natural disasters to hit the Northeast and our nation in the past few years. Untold families and individuals from earlier storms are still trying to put their lives back together. May the Lord guide and lead each of us in knowing how best to reach out and help and minister to those in need -- not just in the short term, but over the long term as well.
      Your Brother in Christ, +Bill

***** There's Still Time To Register for Convention!
But hurry! The deadline for registering online for Convention has been extended to midnight, May 29th. Don't miss your chance to hear the great speakers, fellowship with friends - old and new, enjoy the beauty of God's creation, and utilize the wonderful facilities at Camp of the Woods. To register, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php .

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell 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 anointed with Holy Water

Dan (man) -- Pray for his intercessions for repentance and reconciliation in a family relationship.

+a Ricos (young man) -- We prayed that he would find the power of the Holy Spirit to keep from going back to the old ways and that he would share the blessings he has received.

+a Smiley (man) -- We prayed that he would share the joy of Jesus with others.

a Josh (young man who has come for prayer for 4 weeks now) -- He has never known his father. He was abused as a child. He has problems with authority and got into "another altercation" this week. We prayed that he would receive the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) and come to know God as his Father. While we were praying he pulled his Dennis Adams cross out of his shirt and clutched it and made the sign of the cross. He asked about Bible study groups. We invited him to come to the Youth for Christ City Life program on Wednesday evenings. We will pick him up and take him. He once again confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness.

++++ Janice (woman) -- She asked prayers for her friend BeeBop. She immediately gave two of the crosses away to men at other tables.

Jerry (man who has had brain cancer) -- He saw the cancer specialist this week who told him that all his numbers were improving. He had a reaction to medicine via patch so he will receive the medicine by injection instead. Jerry asked prayer that he would be able to keep his pain under control. His grandson Jarret is doing well. His "honorary niece" Christi has lupus. Neal is doing well with the artificial leg. His World War II veteran friend Nelson recently died. Nelson still had the telegram sent to his parents stating that he was missing in action. Nelson was about 90.

Carrie (woman) -- We prayed that she would be the woman God wants her to be.

A whole family then came up for prayer, one by one: +Paige (9) and +Alexis (6), +a Joe the father and then the two girls brought the mother +a Betty for a cross and prayer.

Then four children came for prayer, one by one -- each one bringing the next one for prayer: +a Tiashonai (girl 8 ), +a Julianna (10), +a TyJon (boy 14), and +a Aolmin (boy 12).

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 30, 2013

 

5/30/2013, #59, 2nd Quarter 2013, a potpourri

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
      Jesus, please help us receive your Holy Spirit more and more into our lives. We want to find the liberty your Spirit has for us.

"Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren," (Deuteronomy 4:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and seize the opportunities you give us to share with our children and grandchildren the things we have seen you do.

But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
      Father, please help me seek you with all my heart.

Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:1-4)
      LORD, you are my delight and my hope. I lay aside all anxieties and fears and choose to place my trust in you. Help me to do the good you have planned for me to do. Thank you.

A word received: Be at peace -- I AM with you.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9
Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 30 CORPUS CHRISTI - In Thanksgiving for the Eucharist, The Rev’d William Clark

***** Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 05:17:58 -0700
To: Greg Bailey
From: Ed LaCombe
Subject: New message from Ed LaCombe, 7:47am May 30
Greg, I just got this e-mail through one of Bishop Dan's friends: Subject: Mariaville tornado:
      The tornado that hit Mariaville last night did severe damage at our home.
Sheared siding off on the west. Dropped the neighbor's lakeside pavilion in our yard, except for the part that is in our guest room. Garage collapsing under tree. Vast number of trees downed. Windows blown out. Glass shattered over all of the living area. No power, cable or phone. John came last night and we returned with him to Satatoga. Jud is meeting us this morning. No one hurt. Carol took refuge under cellar stairs in nick of time.

***** There's Still Time To Register for Convention!
But hurry! The deadline for registering online for Convention has been extended to midnight, May 29th. Don't miss your chance to hear the great speakers, fellowship with friends - old and new, enjoy the beauty of God's creation, and utilize the wonderful facilities at Camp of the Woods. To register, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php .

***** Prayer Tables at the Diocesan Convention
From: Beth Strickland
Hello all you faithful prayer warriors,
      It is that time again as we plan for the Convention to ask for volunteers to man/woman the prayer tables. I am asking you because you or some of your parishioners were so good at volunteering last year. If you know of someone else that I have not put on this list, please feel free to forward this email to them.
      The prayer tables will be at the same locations as last year. There will be chairs and coverings, just like last year. If Torre and Susan could bring prayer tablecloths, that would be so helpful.
      I have set out some times below, but you are not restricted to these times. These are the times between plenary sessions.
      Friday 2- 2:30 3:30- 3:45 4:45 - 5:15
      Saturday 8:30- 9:00 11 – 11:30 11:30 – 12 1- 1:30 5 – 5:15
      If anyone feels the Holy Spirit move them to be at a table during a plenary session, please feel free to do that. Of course the Bishop is encouraging everyone to join the plenary sessions for these wonderful speakers.
      If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me or call me at 518-429-3606.
      Blessings and thanks for your time with this ministry, Beth Strickland
      [PS. You can also call me, Torre Bissell at 518-374-5305 or email me at torre.bissell@verizon.net]

***** I took Jean to the pain management clinic this morning. Hoping to get relief from back pain. I am taking the day off to be with her (actually I am practicing for retirement). Torre Bissell

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

 

5/29/2013, #58, 2nd Quarter 2013

For in you, O LORD, I hope; you will hear, O Lord my God. (Psalm 38:15)
      Thank you, LORD, for hearing the cries of my heart.

For I said, "Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me." (Psalm 38:16)
      If I say, "My foot slips," your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. (Psalm 94:18 )

Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:21-22)
      Jesus, I look to you day by day to hold me up -- you are the God of my salvation. Thank you.

A word received: Trust me and my Spirit. Continue to seek me and cry out for the work of my Spirit.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 29 Thanksgiving for Church School Teachers

***** There's Still Time To Register for Convention!
But hurry! The deadline for registering online for Convention has been extended to midnight, May 29th. Don't miss your chance to hear the great speakers, fellowship with friends - old and new, enjoy the beauty of God's creation, and utilize the wonderful facilities at Camp of the Woods. To register, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php.

Note: Onsite registration will be available at Camp of the Woods on June 7th and June 8th.

Volunteers Needed
We could use a few more people to help out with various activities at Convention. If you feel called to help, you can e-mail Sue Ellen Ruetsch by clicking here.

Youth Leader's Retreat
The Youth Leader's Retreat will be held at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center from May 31st through June 2nd. The purpose of this retreat is to renew our vision and passion as youth leaders for God's Father-heart toward our youth, to build community among youth leaders in the region, and to develop relationships, support networks, and accountability that will help us to reach the youth of our diocese for Christ, together. If you work with youth, consider attending this retreat. Registration forms can be downloaded here and faxed to the Spiritual Life Center at (518 ) 692-8777, or contact them by phone at 518-692-9550.

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons
On Saturday, June 1st, God willing, Bishop Love will ordain Mathew Baker, Ana Rivera-Georgescu, Daniel Jones, and Steven Scarff as deacons in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The ordinations will take place at the The Cathedral of All Saints. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Please hold each of them up in prayer as they prepare for their ordination and future ministry as deacons and then priests. Everyone is invited to and welcome at the ordination service. Clergy vesting should wear red stoles. Clergy planning to process should arrive by 10:30 am and gather in the library in Pedersen Hall. Due to the 35th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women, which begins at 9:45 a.m., driving to the Cathedral will be somewhat more difficult than usual. The race starts and ends at the opposite end of the Empire State Plaza from the Cathedral. Please plan to use either Exit 6 off I-90 (Arbor Hill) or Exit 4B off I-787 (Clinton Ave). To see how the run may affect your travel, you can access the race website by clicking here.

Convention Speaker Spotlight - The Rt. Rev. Abraham Yel Nhial, Bishop of Aweil, South Sudan
Born in Aweill, Southern Sudan, Bishop Yel Nhial became Bishop of Aweil in 2010. He grew up as one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," enduring many hardships, yet sustained by his undying faith in Christ. He continues to tell all priests to "aim high because all of us are made to bring hope to desperate people...Take heart for the mission of bringing hope to our people, we must be the sign of peace and truth saying in the church." Bishop Nhial's many missionary works include the building of a Bible School at Wanyjok, a Primary School in Pan Apuoth and building the first permanent church building at Taraliet. Bishop Nhial was featured prominently in the 60 Minutes follow-up episode about the Lost Boys of Sudan. You can view this story by clicking http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50143932n for part one and http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50143933n for part two (there is one unavoidable commercial interruption in each video). Come and hear Bishop Nhial share his Passion for Jesus! To register for Convention, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php .

Bishop Miller to Preach at the Healing Service at Christ the King
Bishop Harold Miller, Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Dromore in Northern Ireland, will be our guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, June 4th. Bishop Miller teaches with humor, authority and deep conviction. A much loved visitor to the Diocese of Albany, he is a respected Bible teacher and mission-minded bishop. Bishop Miller and his wife Liz will be here in preparation for our Diocesan Convention. We look forward to Bishop Miller's visit and his preaching is sure to be inspiring! The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Prayer Table Report Tuesday 5/28 11:45 - 1:15PM State Street, Mark Pasko and Carol MacNaughton from St. Michael's Colonie in front of Christ Church Schenectady, Mark brought his guitar, He played and sang praise music between prayers.

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

++Jackie (man) - for his family, to prosper, and his grandmother's health

+ Susan - (initally said no, but changed her mind after we prayed for Jackie) - to see her son Julius again.

Sabita - (lives next door and comes over when she sees the table go up) - more Jesus for her, for us, for the neighborhood

Tommy - came over when he saw Mark's guitar.. he wanted to prayer for direction in life. He is splitting up with his wife. He stayed at the table while we prayed for other people. Mark let Tommy play his guitor - he played and sang "Turn, Turn, Turn" based on Book of Ecclesiastes. We encouraged him to come to Christ Church to hear the praise band.

+Roy - for everyone to be happy

Lee - addiction

+++ Jackie - (young mother with young boy and a baby in a stroller) - prayers for her brother Neal, a Marine, currently stateside, possibly going to Afghanistan. Recommended Psalm 91. (She had Carol write it on a piece of paper)

Van pulled up - home care provider looking for Albany street. Life Application Bible was on the front seat with her! Quick blessing.

+Kenya (young pregnant woman) - prayed blessing on the mother and unborn child.

Richard - walkby blessing while he was on his way to the doctor

++Mark - His children, his 16 year old daughter still struggling with the death of her mother, all children. He had an ear infection so we also prayed for that.

Patricia - Her health, the Church

Chakira - financial stability and a home

+Laura - healing all over

++ Enola - healing of her back and leg, addiction

+ Dina - seeking God, scared because she will be going to jail

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 

5/28/2013, #57, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now he who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, (2 Corinthians 1:21)
      Thank you, Father, for establishing us in Christ and anointing us to serve you.

who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:22)
      Father, thank you for giving us your Spirit of adoption whereby we can cry out to you, "Abba, Dad."

A word received: Continue to pray for the work of my Spirit. See what I will do.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 28 The Rev’d Roy VanDermark, The Rev’d Joseph Gary Norman

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The Malinta Tunnel Corregidore, The Philippines.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN's OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, May 27, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Very little foot traffic due to Memorial Day holiday and the soup kitchen being closed across the street at Masonic Hall. But ... some people showed up, and so did God! Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart at His table today.)

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

GARY -- He stopped for prayer for his wife JUDY, who he described as "not saved yet." He is an elder from a church of another denomination and said he was delighted to see us " ... out here for the people." He also asked for permission to pray for US, and we happily agreed.

YOUNG SPANISH=SPEAKING WOMAN -- This young lady had expected the soup kitchen to be open and was disappointed not to get a meal for her daughter and son (no names), but we prayed for them and anointed the little boy and gave him a cross. The daughter and mother seemed surprised that we would want to pray for them, which is something that makes us prayer persons at the table feel badly. But ... we are working on trying to change that mentality in our street culture here on the street and also in our congregation. For many people on the street, we are the only "church" they see and know.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 27, 2013

 

5/27/2013, #56, 2nd Quarter 2013

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: (2 Corinthians 1:1)
      Father, thank you for the apostolic witness of Paul and Timothy to the Church in Corinth. Thank you for the apostolic witness of Bill, Dan, and David to the Diocese of Albany.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:2)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily receive grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (2 Corinthians 1:3)
      God of all comfort, in your mercy send your comforter, the Holy Spirit, upon all those who sorrow or are afflicted.

who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
      Jesus, thank you that we can use the times of tribulation we have experienced to comfort others with the comfort we have received from you.

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:5)
      Jesus, please help us receive your sufferings into our hearts so that we may also receive your consolation.

Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. (2 Corinthians 1:6)
      Father, thank you for our present afflictions, because we live in hope of Jesus' transforming work in our lives.

And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. (2 Corinthians 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, let our hope in Christ be steadfast. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for the work of my Spirit.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Deut. 4:9-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 27 St. Margaret’s Church, Margaretville – The Rev’d Michael Shank

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The American Cemetary in Manila, The Philippines.

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table Report; Sunday, May 23, 2013. Chuck Rinaldo, Theresa Rinaldo and Larry Hubert
1. Judy – Son, Mike, is in prison. Pray for his protection, and for him to know Jesus as his Lord.
2. Kristian – He is on dialysis and has other medical problems. Pray for the Lord’s healing grace in his life. Pray for strength and peace; protection of his daughter Xianya.
3. Brandin and Jessica – His grandmother has cancer and is dying. He doesn’t know how to locate his Mom and Dad to let them know, and asking the Lord to help him find them. Pray for God’s strength and peace. Asked that the Lord will be with them in their relationship, and that he provides jobs for both of them.
4. Jessica’s friend Stephanie had her 4 children taken away. Pray the Lord will work things out in her life so that she is able to have them returned to her, and for His protection and provision of the children.
5. Devon and Emily are expecting a son in July. Pray the baby will be healthy and it will be a safe delivery. Lord’s provision for an apartment and steady work. God’s strength.

***** Public Prayer Mail for 27 May
Shaw Mudge
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. Well, I am back in the US, and things are off and running with the next phase of our missionary ministry. This week's selective overview:
      1) I have had an opportunity to evaluate where the program is going on the ground, and I have had additional offers of help. I am excited by the growing interest in the program.
      2) In simplified form: the main thing that we are doing is the missionary venture, which is simultaneously focusing on Belize and Tanzania. Everything else we do helps keep it going, but we could use as much help as possible. We can be in contact with the program wherever we can have Internet access.
      3) I have put together a video summary of the most recent trip to Belize and Tanzania. It is about 9 minutes long, and here is the link: http://youtu.be/3MaK2E4pqNc
Prayer requests:
      1) Travel mercies for Julie as she travels with her father over the next week or so.
      2) Pray for our Mudge Mission Ministry table at the Diocese of Albany Convention. That the Holy Spirit would bring to us the people we need to meet.
      3) Pray for sorting through the development opportunities of our online courses, for an increase in the student body, and financial support for the program, and for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them.
      4) For all the things on our plate as a family.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. You all are really great. We could not be doing this without you.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, May 26, 2013

 

5/26/2013, #55, 2nd Quarter 2013

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)
      Father, please help us as you did Isaiah to come into your presence and encounter you.

Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!" (Isaiah 6:2-3)
      Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify your glorious name, evermore praising you and saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Glory be to you, O Lord most high. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. (BCP)

And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6:4)
      Holy Spirit, shake us out of our lethargy and give us both a passion for Jesus and a passion to share Jesus with others.

So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts." (Isaiah 6:5)
      LORD, we live in a culture filled with profanity and blasphemy -- we are a people of unclean lips. Help us repent of this, help us recognize our need for your help.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. (Isaiah 6:6)
      Holy Spirit, come with your cleansing fire.

And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged." (Isaiah 6:7)
      Jesus, help us daily bring our sins to you so that you can make us clean again.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8 )
      Here am I, LORD. Send me.

O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old -- what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)

A word received 8/5/2012: Make this your prayer each day and make the choice to share my good news with the next generation.

A prayer received 8/5/2012: Help us to recognize the opportunities you give us.

A word received 1/1/2013: I want my people to reach out to the community.

Trinity Sunday; 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Ecclus. 43:1-12(27-33) or Rev. 19:4-16; Eph. 4:1-16; John 1:1-18
Trinity Sunday: 29 or 13; Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11; John 16:(5-11)12-15
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Deut. 4:9-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 26 Trinity Sunday The Rev’d Ann Gaillard

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 25, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St. It was cold, raining, and miserable, but still the people came for prayer.

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

State St.

+Dave (man doing community service at Christ Church) -- Prayed for protection and blessing.

a Tobias (regular) -- He is struggling with depression and the need to be steady in Christ. He asked prayer for his church, One Body of Christ and for Lisa and Denise.

+Rob (man) -- He asked prayer that he could find a good job and that his girlfriend would get off drugs.

+Richard (man) -- He asked prayer for "faith". When asked if he had ever given his life to Jesus, he said, "How do I do that." I showed him how and he did. Later he passed us again and gave us a great big grin.

+Sabita (mom) and +Sean (teenage son) -- She asked prayer for more of Jesus and he asked prayer for his mom.

++Kenny (man) -- He asked prayer "that I will do what I am supposed to do each day and for world peace." We also prayed for peace on the streets of Schenectady.

+Elijah (man) -- He asked prayer "for this day," and then added, "You have made my day."

+Mike (man) -- "for me and my family and that I will stop drinking."

Anthony (man) -- "that it will stop raining and for my girlfriend."

+a David (young man) -- He said that he had already given his life to Jesus and that he would never take it back again. He asked prayer for his money problems.

Will (regular) -- He brought his two sons for prayer and for a blessing.

Debra (regular) -- We prayed for her family and for Miss Mary and Mr. Willie.

Katy (regular)

Albany St.

Walk by - pray for the next generation

++ Michael (young man) - Christ to be in his heart, protect him, guide him. He also asks prayers for his mom, Yvette and took a cross for her.

+Leonard - When asked what he would like prayer for he simply said "I am an alcoholic". We prayed for God to encourage him, help him break his addiction. He said he is a Christian. We encouraged him to speak with his social worker and pastor about getting into an AA program.

+Sesone - protection, success

++++++Desiree' - we blessed her, her son, her nephew, her sister, her mom

+Raymond - prayers for everyone, ALL people

+Charles - his family, sobriety. He is not any recovery program, did not know where there were any so we pointed him to the Monday programs at Christ Church. After prayers he told us his wife and children had left him because of his problem with alcohol.


 

5/25/2013, #54, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to that godliness which brings contentment.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (1 Timothy 6:7)
      Jesus, help us lay up treasure in heaven by our words and deeds and faith in you, for it is certain we can take nothing with us.

And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (1 Timothy 6:8 )
      Father, thank you for the food, clothing, and shelter you provide for me. Help me to reach out to those who lack these things.

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
      Jesus, I see that many are rushing to destruction by their desires for more possessions. Have mercy on them and on us.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us flee what is harmful and pursue those things which will build us up in Christ.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)
      Jesus, please help us fight the good fight of faith. Clothe us with your full armor so that we will be equipped for the battle.

      Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, help us daily share the gospel with the next generation. Thank you.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Deut. 1:1-8; 1 Tim. 6:6-21; Luke 14:12-24
Eve of Trinity Sunday; --; * 104; Ecclus. 42:15-25; Eph. 3:14-21
Trinity Sunday; 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Ecclus. 43:1-12(27-33) or Rev. 19:4-16; Eph. 4:1-16; John 1:1-18
Trinity Sunday: 29 or 13; Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11; John 16:(5-11)12-15

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 25 Church of Our Saviour, Lebanon Springs –The Rev. Cn. Clinton Dugger, The Rev’d Randolph Lukas

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer from Jeanne Gizara, Fri 5/24/2013
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
      Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we rejoice that you make known the path of life, that in your presence there is fullness of joy, and at your right hand are pleasures evermore. We thank You for the abundant blessings bestowed upon Fr. Shaw during his visit s to Tanzania and Belize. Thank You that he has arrived home safely and now can spend some time with his family. There are decisions to be made about the direction his mission work will take. Again we thank You Lord that You will make known to him the path which is your will for him. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 24, 2013

 

5/24/2013, #53, 2nd Quarter 2013

Preserve me, O God, for in you I put my trust. (Psalm 16:1)
      Father, help me daily place my trust and confidence in you.

O my soul, you have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from you." (Psalm 16:2)
      Jesus, you know all my sins and failures -- I have no goodness or righteousness apart from what you do in me.

As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." (Psalm 16:3)
      Holy Spirit, please help me daily delight myself in the fellowship you give me in the Body of Christ. Thank you.

A word received: LET my love have its way. LET me cast out your fear.

Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Ruth 4:1-17; 1 Tim. 5:17-22(23-25); Luke 14:1-11
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Deut. 1:1-8; 1 Tim. 6:6-21; Luke 14:12-24

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 24 Youth Leaders’ Retreat (May 31-June 2), The Rev’d Edgar LaCombe

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dear friends,
      This Friday 24-7 Prayer Ireland and others host #TheBigAsk at St. Anne's Cathedral with a special focus on the CHURCH. This is an evening when people from all over our nation will join to pray, worship and tell stories that we hope will equip, inspire and reignite the church in Ireland again.
      FRIDAY 24 MAY, 7.30PM at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast
      We encourage you to be part of it.
      Yours in Christ, David
      Canon David A McClay | Rector of Willowfield Parish Church

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5:10 - 6:10 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 anointed with Holy Water

Two people came up and asked for "the wooden cross".

+a Louis (man) -- "for a job"

+a Jodi (man)

+a Josh (young man from the previous 2 weeks) -- He got into a fight at school, had a black eye and a bruise on his forehead. We prayed for healing, protection, and wisdom.

+Vadic (man) -- [He talked to us for several minutes and none of the 3 of us could understand a word he said.]

Gary -- Steve and Becky (Gary's daughter) and their new daughter, Molly Jean, are all doing well. They are coming East in June to go house hunting.

+a Bruce -- He gave thanks for the healing of his thumb. He asked prayer for his father Norman who is 92. Norman's wife Leila recently dided. They would have been married 70 years in July. Norman is home alone.

+Sharon -- He son Andre just graduated from college with a degree in Electrical Engineering and is looking for a job. Sharon needs healing of her right knee and healing of her relationship with her other son Mark. She also struggles with depression.

+a John (young man) -- His girlfriend Javena is locked up. We prayed that she would find freedom in Christ.

+a Kenny (man) -- He was released from prison a couple of weeks ago. He has been clean of drugs for four years. We prayed that he would stay clean of drugs.

+a Carrie (woman) -- She asked for healing of her left arm and relief of pain so that she can sleep at night.

++a Vika (young woman) -- Her mom, Judy, is really sick and Vika is going to visit her. We prayed for an anointing on Vika's ministry to Judy.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 23, 2013

 

5/23/2013, #52, 2nd Quarter 2013

Psalm 18: To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
      LORD, deliver this diocese from the hand of all those who hate your word and your truth.

And he said: I will love you, O LORD, my strength. (Psalm 18:1)
      Father, please help us show forth our love for you by walking in your ways and by the guidance and strength of your Holy Spirit.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)
      Jesus, you are the rock we want t build on. There is no shadow of turning in you. You are our fortress and deliverer, our strength, our shield and our salvation.

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:3)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily call out to the Father in Jesus' name and find him mighty to save and deliver us. Thank you.

A word received: I have blessed you and provided for you.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Ruth 3:1-18; 1 Tim. 4:1-16; Luke 13:31-35
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Ruth 4:1-17; 1 Tim. 5:17-22(23-25); Luke 14:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 23 For the Ordinands being ordained June 1, The Rev’d James French, The Rev’d Karen Henry

***** Prayer Table , Zion , Colton, NY, Fri May 10 ,2013 10-11:30am, Cold Brook Dr. Jo Ferris sunny, part clouds, upper 60's

Rick ---open heart surgery

Dept. of Health nurse ---- guidance as she administers to her patients

Mailman --tooted---- protection as he makes his deliveries

ED and Helen --tooted ---healing of all their ailments

Prayer Table , Zion Colton, Fri. May 17, 2013 10-11:30am, Cold Brook Dr. Jo Ferris --50's sun and clouds

Campers ---safety and protection as they setup campsites for the weekend

Lorraine ---as she takes Agnes to get some plants

Rogers medical --as he makes deliveries--protection

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 

5/22/2013, #51, 2nd Quarter 2013

The Gleaners by Millet

And she said, 'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.' So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house." (Ruth 2:7)
      Father, give us a heart as you did Ruth to search out all that you have for us.

Then Boaz said to Ruth, "You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. (Ruth 2:8 )
      Jesus, thank you for the harvest fields you have brought us to and for your provision for us. Thank you for all those who have provided for us in our time of need.

Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn." (Ruth 2:9)
      Holy Spirit, refresh us with your living water. Help us, as you did Ruth, to receive the provision and refreshment you have for us.

So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?" (Ruth 2:10)
      LORD< thank you for the favor we have found in your sight.

Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Ruth 2:14-23; 1 Tim. 3:1-16; Luke 13:18-30
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Ruth 3:1-18; 1 Tim. 4:1-16; Luke 13:31-35

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 22 Thanksgiving for Altar Guild workers

*****Diocesan Update May 21, 2013
Youth Leader's Retreat
      The Youth Leader's Retreat will be held at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center from May 31st through June 2nd. The purpose of this retreat is to renew our vision and passion as youth leaders for God's Father-heart toward our youth, to build community among youth leaders in the region, and to develop relationships, support networks, and accountability that will help us to reach the youth of our diocese for Christ, together. If you work with youth, consider attending this retreat. For more information, contact Fr. Tyler Slade by e-mail at tslade@christ-the-king-center.org or by phone at 518-692-9550.
Healing Service at Christ the King
      Pastor Dan Jones will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, May 28th. Pastor Jones is currently living in the Town of Day, NY. He was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and is married to Debbie Jones, the beautiful mother of their nine children. They have five grandchildren. The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** The Welcome Home Initiative. (WHI) #24
Dear souls,
Please pray for the 24th. WHI this week, Monday 20th -22nd. May.
We have 14 veterans.
Please pray for and join us for the closing on Wednesday 22nd.
At 10.30am. At CTK, SLC.
Bishop Derick Jones will be the key note speaker. Bishop Derick is a former USAF Air Force fighter pilot.
Please pray also for the 16 people on the team....
Thanks so much.
~Nigel+

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

 

5/21/2013, #50, 2nd Quarter 2013

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
      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.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
      Holy Spirit, bring the Presiding Bishop and the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to the truth so that they may be faithful shepherds of the flock you have entrusted to their care.

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
      Jesus, thank you that by your cross and blood we can enter the sanctuary.

for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; (1 Timothy 2:7-8 )
      Father, thank you for the mighty work you did (and continue to do) through the ministry of Paul. Help us in our day reach forth with the gospel as he did. Help us by your Holy Spirit to recognized and seize every opportunity you give us to share gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Thank you.

A word received: You are never out of my sight or out of my love.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Ruth 1:19-2:13; 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8; Luke 13:10-17
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Ruth 2:14-23; 1 Tim. 3:1-16; Luke 13:18-30

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 21 Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

*****
      Today is our 49th wedding anniversary. A word received: You are a team -- rejoice in that.

***** PRAYER TABLE ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, May 20, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. While driving to the church I was praying for God to bring people to His table today, because truthfully in the past month or so there have not been as many people have been coming. So .... people in need of prayer showed up today! And, as always, so did God! Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)

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

t--OLDER SPANISH-SPEAKING MAN (No name) -- He approached the table and saw the cloth table cover with the cross on it and the "Prayer Table" lettering, and he paused and stopped. I asked if he wanted prayer for anything and he shook his head and said "No Inglais." I answered "Avala Espanol Um Paco" ("I speak a little Spanish") and motioned for him to sit down. Then I gestured with my right hand to the sky and held my hands together that I wanted to pray for him and said "Jesu Christus!" and he bowed his head and listened as I prayed in English. When I ended with "Amen," he looked at me and smiled, shook my hand and said "Amigo!" and began to weep. Before I could even offer (as I was going to), he took one of the crosses, kissed it and hung it around his neck. Praise God!

REBECCA -- Rebecca is a regular. In fact, she was the first person to come to the table way back last July 9. She asked for prayer for her stomach which has been bothering her since she bought (and drank) a bottle of milk which she discovered afterward was outdated.

ETHEL -- Older woman who often comes here to pray with us. She asked for prayer for strength to keep going. She does a lot of walking to deliver food to friends who live in different parts of the city.

DAVID -- Requested prayer for financial difficulties he is having.

t--EDDIE -- Another primarily Spanish-speaking man. He was on his way to the police station to report that his home had been broken into and his family was robbed. We prayed for his safety and that the thief or thieves would be brought to justice and his belongings returned. He, too, kissed the cross when I gave it to him.

WOMAN WALKING BY -- Did not stop for prayer (while I was praying for Eddie) but she smiled and showed me that she is wearing the cross we gave her recently at the table.

a,t -- CARLY -- Just as I was taking the table down, this young woman crossed the street. She was fighting back tears. I asked if she wanted prayer for anything and she said "Oh, yes ... that's why I came over." She sought prayer for God to keep her family together. We prayed for God to strengthen the love between her and her husband and for God to protect each family member.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Hi Guys I Got these messages from Mark Featherstonhaugh earlier today but this is the first I've been able to send out please Pray for Adam and the Family concerned and everyone else that will have seen this.Thx Ronnie'O
      Hi Ronnie, please pray for the family of a 15yr old girl in Wales. Adam witnessed, reported and is dealing with the aftermath of her jumping off Menai bridge, tragic for all of them. Please also pray for Adam as he comes to terms with what he has seen and could do nothing about. He's upset and the shock is starting to hit him, the sense of waste and his helplessness to do anything is not good.

***** The Welcome Home Initiative. (WHI) #24
Dear souls,
Please pray for the 24th. WHI this week, Monday 20th -22nd. May.
We have 14 veterans.
Please pray for and join us for the closing on Wednesday 22nd.
At 10.30am. At CTK,SLC.
Bishop Derick Jones will be the key note speaker. Bishop Derick is a former USAF Air Force fighter pilot.
Please pray also for the 16 people on the team....
Thanks so much.
~Nigel+

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 20, 2013

 

5/20/2013, #49, 2nd Quarter 2013

There were present at that season some who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." (Luke 13:1-5)
      Holy Spirit, please help each of us recognize our need for repentance and new life in Jesus.

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:12-15)
      Grace is getting from God what we do not deserve. Mercy is not getting from God what we do deserve. Thank you Father for your grace and mercy towards us.

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)
      Jesus, thank you for your goodness and mercy. Thank you for following behind me and comng between me and all of my past.

A word received: Pray for my people to hunger for what I have for them.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Ruth 1:1-18; 1 Tim. 1:1-17; Luke 13:1-9
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Ruth 1:19-2:13; 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8; Luke 13:10-17

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 20 Christ Church, Greenville – The Rev’d Mark Diebel, The Rev’d William Clark, The Rev’d Laurie Bartlett, The Rev’d Herbert Sanderson

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Faith in Action Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Darlene Chesnut and Torre Bissell on State St. It was rainy and cold but that is never an indicator of how many will come for prayer.

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

+Lloyd (man) -- He is still in great pain from his sciatic nerve.

+Don (Older man) -- He asked prayer for his wife Pat who has a cracked rib.

Binil -- We prayed for his unborn baby boy that he would be strong and healthy and normal and that Sigi would have a safe and easy delivery at the right time.

+Margaret -- We prayed for her to reach the calling God has for her.

+a Carl and +a Dede -- He asked for the power to resist going back to drugs; she asked for a blessing on their marriage (they have been married two weeks).

+a Kevin -- He is a student at Fulton-Montgomery College. We prayed for his success there.

+Brittney

+Ibrihim -- He needs a place to stay; he is on the street.

+Moses -- We gave thanks for his continued sobriety.

+Clifford -- His vocal cords were destroyed in cancer surgery. We prayed for a miracle from Jesus to restore his voice.

+Jimmy -- "a home"

+Stephen (young man) -- He asked prayer "for my father and my mother and myself." We reminded him that he had a Father in heaven who loves him. He gave us a big grin and said he knew that -- he is a preacher's kid.

+Angel -- He asked prayer for himself and his family and for everyone in need of prayer.

+Ray (young man) -- He asked prayer for good luck and that he would win the lottery. We prayed for peace of mind and God's provision for him.

Katy -- We prayed that God would provide for her.

+a Duanne (young man) -- He is about to go into the Marines. We prayed for God's protection for him.

+a Luigi (young man) -- He asked prayer "for my family".

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, May 19, 2013

 

5/19/2013, #48, 2nd Quarter 2013

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you." (John 20:19)
      Holy Spirit, set us free from the fear that keeps us locked inside our church walls. Help us go forth into our communities with the gospel of peace. Thank you.

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. (John 20:20)
      Jesus, reveal yourself to us as well -- help us know the reality of your love for us.

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you." (John 20:21)
      Jesus, please help us receive and know your peace. Help us go forth at your word.

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:22)
      Jesus, breathe on us and fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost.

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." (John 20:23)
      Father, help us recognize the opportunities you give us to share your love and forgiveness. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my victory among my people.

The Day of Pentecost; 118 * 145; Isa. 11:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; John 14:21-29
Day of Pentecost
Early or Vigil Service: 33:12-22 or 130 or 104:25-32; Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a, 20:18-20 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-11 or Romans 8:14-17,22-27; John 7:37-39a
Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Ruth 1:1-18; 1 Tim. 1:1-17; Luke 13:1-9

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 19 Day of Pentecost – For the Diocese of Albany to be one Church of Disciples Making Disciples

***** From: Diocese of Albany
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Subject: Bishop Ball Update
Good day,
      I wanted to update you on the Bishop's condition and also ask you to consider a request.
      First to his condition. The Bishop is now at Our Lady of Mercy in Guilderland. He is continuing his physical rehabilitation and working through several other issues. While one hospital infection, C-diff, seems to be under control, he has contracted a second, MRSA (just google MRSA if you want to know about it).
      Our goal is for him to continue getting stronger and so he continues with both Physical and Occupational Therapy.
      Please visit him. His therapy routine provides the following prospective visiting windows: 10:30-noon (lunchtime), 1:30-2:45; 3:30-5:00 (dinner), and from 6:00-8:00 (end of visiting hours). His roommate is a reserved fellow, so large group exercises aren't a great idea, unless the weather is nice enough to go outside.
      Now on to my request. Each year the Cathedral hosts "The Bishop Ball Golf Tournament." I won't pull any punches, it is a fundraiser - and it is an event very close to the Bishop's heart. We are hoping to have him at the dinner. Might you support this event? There are several ways to support this event. You can come to the dinner and silent auction for $40 per person or $15 for children under 12. You can play golf for $125. You can organize a foursome for $500. If you are unable to attend you can be listed in the program as a donor for $300 or a patron for $500. I would be grateful if you would pray about how to participate in this event.
      God bless. Your brother in Christ, Dean Collum+

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for 20 May
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. As I send this out, it is almost Pentecost in Belize City, Belize, Central America!
This week's selective overview:
      1) The two different national television interviews were awesome. The presence of the Holy Spirit was apparent, and Bp. Philip and I, with help of a friend, addressed questions that people generally ask, such as along the lines of how you tell when the Holy Spirit is guiding you, the relevance of the Church today, what about struggles between denominations, and what difference the Christian life makes. I did my usual praying during the Interviews, and addressed my comments to the interviewers, the camera crew, as well as the viewing audience.
      2) I hear that Julie has been continuing to do an awesome job in Ogdensburg.
      3) Bishop Philip asked me to be a kind of vocational counselor for people considering lay and clerical ministries in the Diocese of Belize.
      4) We are getting local offers to participate in the online program, in Belize. Anything from: people wanting to design courses to wanting to help with administrative ends of things. Also, there is continuing and additional interest in the courses, themselves.
      5) I am having a good time with the Bishop of the Diocese of Belize, but now our time together is wrapping up, concluding the Vocation Month in the Diocese (a successful experiment this year). On Saturday we both led a workshop for Lay Ministers, and a new Lay Ministers' guild was launched for the Diocese. Sunday, I preached at the 7:00 am service in Belize City, about 300 people attending; the Bishop preached at the 9 am service, which is rather fitting since 9 am was a key moment in time in Acts 2. My presentation on Lay Ministry was well received.
Prayer requests:
      1) Travel mercies over the next few days.
      2) Pray for sorting through the development opportunities of our online courses, for an increase in the student body, and financial support for the program, for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them.
      3) Pray that we focus on the essential language matters that God wants us to attend to, in the online program.
      4) For our missionary table at the annual Convention in the Diocese of Albany in June.
      5) For the balance of our time in the North Country.
      6) For a resolution to the persistent health insurance issue, God's way.
      7) For direction on everything that is before each of our family members.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. You all are really great. We could not be doing this without you. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dear Friends
In this update:
• Item for prayer
• RAP Update
• Blossom
• November trip
Please accept my apologies for the absence of an April update!
Item for prayer
      Just this week we heard a distressing account from one of our close partners. The 9 year old daughter of one of their clients was rushed to hospital having been raped. It transpires that this child was brutally gang raped over a sustained period resulting in constant haemorrhaging for 6 days. At this stage it is suspected that her own father may have been involved in this. Doctors had given up hope and the intention was to remove her uterus. That night the bleeding stopped and the operation was not necessary. The little girl remains in a very poorly condition. We heard today that a safe home has been found for her and where her mum can be as well.
      Please pray for this child and her mother as well as the medical professionals dealing with the case. Please also pray that justice will be done – to date there have been no arrests.
RAP Update
      The Ratanak Achievement Programme continues to do well and is presently home to 11 girls. Sadly, after a series of incidents, one girl decided to opt out of the programme and chose to return to her home. We are still in touch with her and offer support. Tragically we have since heard that she is now selling herself again and is looking extremely poorly. It is not certain if this is down to drugs or an illness.
      This is a reminder of the depth of the damage these girls have suffered and that there are no quick fixes.
      Please continue to pray for the staff and girls.
Blossom
      I have attached the latest newsletter from Bloom Creations, one of our partners in Phnom Penh. We have recently been able to link up with them again to open a second outlet in Siem Reap which will open later this year. The training programme starts in June and alterations to the building are underway at this time.
      Please pray for all involved that the work will be completed on time and that the training will be successful. I will post more about this as time progresses.
      November Trip
      As you are aware I will be travelling to Cambodia between 25th November and 8th December this year. We are a team of 12 which includes an extremely talented group of children’s workers as well as Northern Ireland worship band – Bluetree. The itinerary for this trip is coming together rather quickly and there is a great deal of interest in the trip.
      Please can I ask for your prayers for this team as we prepare to head out. We will be spending a month studying a syllabus together as we near the time.
      Thank you so much for your support. Whilst we continue to hear tragic stories and some truly horrific accounts of abuse, we are continually encouraged by the lives that are changed and turned around. We see so much hope in the midst of the darkness and much of this is down to the prayers and support of partners.
      Finally… On 26th May I am doing the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Ratanak. I am running with 3 others and to be honest am rather dreading the unknown!! Your prayers for these 4 lunatics would be sincerely appreciated for an ‘enjoyable’ and injury free run.
      Every blessing Steve
Steve Norman | Country Director
Ratanak International (UK)

t: 07545 887697
e: steve@ratanak.org
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PO Box 167| Thirsk
North Yorkshire | YO7 9AH
@RatanakUK 'Ratanak International'
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute" (Proverbs 31:8 )

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 18, 2013

 

5/18/2013, #47, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But he said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." Then they willingly received him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:16-21)
      Help us willingly receive you into our lives, Jesus. Thank you.

Poem by Jonathan Bissell
Coming On The Water
(Poem based on John 6:16-21)

In the darkness
strong winds blow
the waters are rough

Who is he
coming on the water?

In the darkness
strong winds blow
the waters are rough

Jesus
coming on the water

Tell me
it is you
tell me
do not be afraid

Strong winds blow
the waters are rough
In the darkness
come into my boat

Jesus
coming on the water

Together
we reach the shore.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 43:1-12; Heb. 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23
Eve of Pentecost; --; * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20; 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost; 118 * 145; Isa. 11:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; John 14:21-29
Day of Pentecost
Early or Vigil Service: 33:12-22 or 130 or 104:25-32; Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a, 20:18-20 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-11 or Romans 8:14-17,22-27; John 7:37-39a
Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 18 For the Anglican Communion

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:15 - 10:35 a.m. Louise Popa, Torre Bissell and Carol MacNaughton (with Steve Evans) on State St.

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

Steve -- That he will clearly know the next step to take with his business.

a Tobias (regular) -- "I want to be at the right place, at the right time [and the right church]." He asked prayer for his church, One Body of Christ Baptist, Shane, Sharon, Ragena, Maisha, Lisa, Titlaika, Nensin, Dianne, Tina, and Yashiwa.

+a Roseann -- For her mom, Helen, for strength to keep going (Helen just lost another daughter age 47), for Roseann's grandson and sister who are travelling up here, that they will have a safe trip.

+Mirelli (Spanish speaking) -- We prayed for the renewing power of the Holy Spirit to come into her.

+a Debra (regular) -- She is moving to New York City in the middle of June to be with her family. She is still in lots of pain from being hit by a car two years ago and needs help from her family to take care of her.

+Donna (on her way to a breakfast at Friendship House across the street)

Luz (Spanish speaking woman who speaks some English) -- She is going to California to visit -- leaving on Tuesday, returning on June 1 -- to meet two Japanese grandchildren for the first time.

++++ Vanessa --She asked for "guidance for the next step." She took three crosses for family members.

+a Sheena -- She asked prayer for her mom Vicki who has AIDS.

+ Carla and +Ruth (Spanish speaking) -- Mirelli (see above) had gone from the prayer table and brought them for prayer. We prayed for God's blessing and the power of the Holy Spirit for them.

+a Boogi (man) -- "For more of Jesus."

+a William -- He fell and injured his neck and was having difficulty walking.

+a Sean -- He had really never known his birth father well. We prayed that he would come to know God as his own father.

+a Craig -- He asked prayer for his granddaughter Jean who is going to have major surgery at Albany Med.

+a Eddie -- He said that previous prayer that he would get a new apartment has been answered. He asked prayer for a good job to support him and his family.

+a Puru -- He was a young Hindu man who has had many conversations with his Christian co-workers and wants to go to church with them. We asked him if he would like to give his life to Jesus and he said, "Yes." We asked him explicitly if he knew there was only one God and he said, "Yes." He gave his life to Jesus, confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness.

+a Odell (man) - He has high blood pressure and his cholesterol levels are up, and is feeling a little depressed by it all. We prayed for the healing power of the Holy Spirit to come into his body.

Nick snf Natosh (two young Hindu men) -- We prayed for God's blessing on them.

Albany Intercessor


 

5/18/2013, #45, 2nd Quarter 2013

He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; a fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it. He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings. There he makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, and sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and he does not let their cattle decrease. (Psalm 107:33-38 )
      Holy Spirit, come and turn our parched and dry churches into pools of living water where your people may find refreshment and healing and restoration. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost.

            A Watered Garden, by W. B. Anderson, 1919
      I have a precious memory. It is the memory of a garden that I happened upon one tired midsummer's morning, in the midst of a torrid plain in India. I was weary, and travel-stained, and thirsty, when over the drooping head of the horse, I saw a clump of trees on the far horizon. I hoped it might be a garden. It seemed ages until we should reach it. When we did arrive under the spreading branches of great mango trees, a cool zephyr, as grateful as the fanning of angels' wings, rippled over my parched cheeks. It was still early in the day, when, swinging myself wearily from the hard seat of the springless yekka, I walked straight into the heart of the garden, down the shady aisle of mango and loquat trees. Before dawn there had been a shower of rain, and now the gardener was running the clear, cool water from the irrigating well all about among trees and shrubs. Everywhere leaves were green and flowers were bright. Parrots circled through the cloudless blue, swung upon the swaying branches, calling merrily to one another. The air was ladened with the intoxicating odors of roses and jasmine. The fountain sparkled laughingly in the shaded center of the garden. I stooped to bathe my hands and face in the cool waters of the fountain's basin. Then, from its joyous spring I drank until satisfied. I sat for a few precious moments upon the marble edge of the fountain and reveled in the refreshment of a watered garden. The driver called, and I hurried out again across the stifling, heated plain. I had tarried for so short a time, but I was a new man. I carried away the song of the garden in my heart, and its echoes shall never die from my life.
      I was making the same journey in another year. The road was more uninviting than before, the weather was hotter, and I was not only weary, but ill. But I had a memory! For hours I looked and longed for the place of the garden of refreshing. At last we came to the shade of its trees. Wearily and weakly, but eagerly, I climbed from the seat of the torturing, springless cart. With unsteady steps I entered the door of the garden. The trees were gray with dust. The flowers drooped in the heat. The little water courses were parched and dry. The fountain was stopped. My soul sank with weariness, and I turned away sick at heart to finish the torturing journey unrefreshed. At the door I met the gardener. I asked him why his garden languished so. He explained with guilty look that he had been absent attending to affairs of his own for a week. I asked him if the raja would not be vexed at the neglect of his garden. He explained that the raja had gone to the mountains for a month. Then I knew that the garden had been neglected because the master's orders had been disobeyed. He intended that every traveler might be refreshed; but his gardener had not been faithful.
      I have a precious memory. It is a memory of a friend. Sin-stricken and weary, and far from God, I was traveling one day when I came into his life. His whole life was wet with the dews of Heaven; his garments were redolent with the odors of Paradise; he just breathed the very life of God. I sat and communed with him, and from within his life there flowed into mine rivers of living water. I walked with him through lovely avenues of restful shade in his friendship, and saw heavenly vistas, and drank from life-giving springs. I went out to my life renewed and refreshed. I was a new man, and there rang through all my being a song of the memory of that blessed life. All through eternity shall the echoes of that friendship call from peak to peak for me.
      In time of need and anguish I came again to that friend. I ran to meet him as a shelter from my sore distress. I found him and entered into communion with him. But the fountains of his life seemed dried up. The refreshment seemed to have vanished. His own life seemed parched and drooping. His speech was as the speech of other men. I struggled back to my own life as I came. Later he told me that the King of his life was not being obeyed, and the garden of his heart was not being watered.. The trees and the walks of his friendship were still there, but they no longer soothed and strengthened. The fountain of his friendship was still there, but its waters had been hushed. The King had intended that this garden, this life, should be kept perpetually refreshing for the souls of all who might come to it, but the King had not been obeyed, and the living water had not been kept flowing, and I went away unrefreshed.
      Then I prayed, "Oh God, keep flowing into me, and within me, and from within me Thy rivers of living water for the health and joy of other men! Oh, King of life, make my life a watered garden!"

A word received: Bring the wounded and those in pain to me. Be like those four men who lowered their friend through the roof to me.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 43:1-12; Heb. 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23
Eve of Pentecost; --; * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20; 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost; 118 * 145; Isa. 11:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; John 14:21-29
Day of Pentecost
Early or Vigil Service: 33:12-22 or 130 or 104:25-32; Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a, 20:18-20 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-11 or Romans 8:14-17,22-27; John 7:37-39a
Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 18 For the Anglican Communion

***** From: Fr. Neal P. Longe
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013
Subject: Healing Service Announcement
      St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, May 18 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, (518 ) 842-2363, http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org/

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray for the renewing power of the Holy Spirit to come upon all those who go to the Diocesan Convention.

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
Sister Mary Elizabeth, member of the Community of St. Mary and of the Healing Team at Christ the King, "Mistress of Goats and Gardens" and manager of St. Mary's on-the-Hill Cashmere farm, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, May 21st. Her topic is "Tales of a Hireling in the Fields of the Good Shepherd." Come hear a message of the good news of the Healer-Shepherd through stories from her more-than-a-decade of working with goats and sheep. The service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** From: Jeanne Gizara
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
      And they shall know that I am the Lord their God with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Lord God. And you are my sheep, human sheep of my pasture and I am your God, declares the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34: 30-31)
      Lord God, we pray for this blessing, that you gave the Israelites while they were in exile, for Father Shaw and Mother Julie, for their whole family, and for all of their students in Belize and in Tanzania and in the U.S. May they truly know that they are your people, your sheep, your human sheep of the pasture. Thank You triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for being their Lord God.
      We pray especially this week for Father Shaw as he finishes up his time in Belize. Be with him as he gives a major presentation on Saturday and preaches a homily on Pentecost Sunday. Come Holy Spirit, come. Come in all your power and might and use Father Shaw in a strong way. Let his ministry increase. Bring more students into his fold.
      We thank You Lord for the good work that Mother Julie is doing in Ogdensburg and for the news that Lydia will start on-line college courses in June. Guide them both Lord, in the work that You have for them to do.
      And we ask for travel mercies as Father Shaw returns to New York.
      Come Holy Spirit, come. Come in all your power and might. Do marvelous things in our sight. May your glory be seen. Amen.

***** From: Laurie Bartlett
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013
Subject: Prayer request
      I am requesting prayers for my Dad. He is having heart complications. My DAd Francis is 91yrs old. Lives alone has been able to take care of himself. He is having a very hard time being a patient.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 17, 2013

 

5/17/2013, #45, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now it happened as they went that he entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. (Luke 10:38 )
      Holy Spirit, help us welcome Jesus into our homes.

And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word. (Luke 10:39)
      Holy Spirit, help us make Mary's choice our own -- to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear his word.

But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." (Luke 10:40)
      Jesus, please help us bring our distractions to you. Help us give you the best service of all -- sitting at your feet and listening to you and heeding your instruction.

And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42)
      Father, help us receive the rebuke of Jesus when he corrects us.

Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:8-10)
      LORD, bring us to the wisdom that comes from you and help us accept your correction and rebukes. Thank you.

A word received: Let my word have its way with you.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Ezek. 34:17-31; Heb. 8:1-13; Luke 10:38-42
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 43:1-12; Heb. 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23
Eve of Pentecost; --; * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20; 1 Pet. 2:4-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 17 For all Survivors of Abuse

***** From: Fr. Neal P. Longe
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013
Subject: Healing Service Announcement
      St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, May 18 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, (518 ) 842-2363, http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org/

***** Please join us this Friday night, May 17 at 7pm at St. Michael's for our monthly Worship service. This month's speaker will be Ralph Beisner, Retired Supreme Court Judge and current pastor of The Father's Paradigm Church in Hyde Park. Please join us for this time of worship and prayer!

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray that our passion for Jesus will manifest itself in heeding what he says to us.

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
Sister Mary Elizabeth, member of the Community of St. Mary and of the Healing Team at Christ the King, "Mistress of Goats and Gardens" and manager of St. Mary's on-the-Hill Cashmere farm, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, May 21st. Her topic is "Tales of a Hireling in the Fields of the Good Shepherd." Come hear a message of the good news of the Healer-Shepherd through stories from her more-than-a-decade of working with goats and sheep. The service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Check out this mini video: http://www.ignitermedia.com/products/2875-emotional-infidelity?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mainad-2875&utm_campaign=051613

***** From: Nigel Mumford
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Subject: RC healing service.
      RIP so sad...
      Last night I went to a Catholic healing service. My friend Fr. Marty preached and then the deacon said a few words. He told us how he needed healing. He had just lost his beloved dog who loved to watch Animal Plant on TV.
      He then said that he had also just lost his twenty seven year old grandson. An army vet who had done two tours in Iraq. He said that he just could not settle down and had killed himself. His brother found him in his jeep.
      Then he looked at me and said I so wish we had taken him to The Welcome Home Initiative, tears poured down my face....
      The horrific collateral damage of war.
      Please pray for our veterans.
      Ps. We wrapped up the filming for the the Welcome Home Initiative yesterday. There will be a teaching on suicide prevention included in the program.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:15 - 6:10 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady and Arthur Fennicks (young man) from Bellevue Reformed Church. 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 anointed with Holy Water

a Lloyd -- He has great sciatic nerve pain in his leg, though it has improved some since he was prayed for at the Christ Church prayer table.

+a Josh (young man from last week) -- He lost his cross during the week and wanted another. He said that there were people after him and so we prayed for protection for him.

a Tashime (young man from last week) -- He confessed new sins to Jesus and accepted his forgiveness.

+a Fay -- Breast cancer runs in her family and she is going for a test for it next week. We prayed for the cleansing fire of the Holy Spirit to go through her body.

+a Shaoul (young man) -- We prayed he would grow into the manhood God had for him.

+a Johnny -- "For my family and friends."

++++a Jerry -- Medically he is doing OK and so is his grandson Jerret. His friend Neal finally has an artificial leg that fits him and works for him. Jerry took four crosses to hand out when he goes to the VA tomorrow. He is having problems with his girlfriend and his family. He said that people were so gratified when they received the wooden crosses made by Dennis Adams.

++a Greg (Older man) -- His sister-in-law died of an overdose of a combination of vodka and Red Bull. Her heart stopped. He asked prayer for Lusanne. They were by Social Security that if they got married their benefits would be cut by $500. We prayed for God to make a way for them to get married.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 16, 2013

 

5/16/2013, #44, 2nd Quarter 2013

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?" So he answered and said, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.' " And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live." But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.' So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." (Luke 10:25-37)
      Jesus, please help us by your Holy Spirit to take into our hearts those who are afflicted, wounded, rejected, or abandoned.

      Holy Spirit, help us recognize our neighbors.

      Father, give us hearts of compassion that reach out with our love for you to others. Help us express our love for you by loving others. Thank you.

A word received: You are in my care - keep looking to me.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Ezek. 18:1-4,19-32; Heb. 7:18-28; Luke 10:25-37
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Ezek. 34:17-31; Heb. 8:1-13; Luke 10:38-42

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 16 Blessings on all church wardens, The Rev’d Cn Curtis Denney, The Rev’d Gilbert DeLaura

***** From: Fr. Neal P. Longe
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013
Subject: Healing Service Announcement
      St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, May 18 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, (518 ) 842-2363, http://www.sain/tannsamsterdam.org

***** Please join us this Friday night, May 17 at 7pm at St. Michael's for our monthly Worship service. This month's speaker will be Ralph Beisner, Retired Supreme Court Judge and current pastor of The Father's Paradigm Church in Hyde Park. Please join us for this time of worship and prayer!

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray that our passion for Jesus will manifest itself in caring for the lost and the least.

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
Sister Mary Elizabeth, member of the Community of St. Mary and of the Healing Team at Christ the King, "Mistress of Goats and Gardens" and manager of St. Mary's on-the-Hill Cashmere farm, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, May 21st. Her topic is "Tales of a Hireling in the Fields of the Good Shepherd." Come hear a message of the good news of the Healer-Shepherd through stories from her more-than-a-decade of working with goats and sheep. The service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Convention Speaker Spotlight - Whitney T. Kuniholm, President of Scripture Union USA
Whitney T. Kuniholm has been the President of Scripture Union USA since 1997. Scripture Union USA is committed to "helping children, young people and their families know God's love, follow Jesus and meet God daily in His Word." Scripture Union USA conducts evangelism and discipleship programs for children, youth and families in various locations across the country. In addition, Scripture Union has a variety of Bible reading publications and programs for all ages. In addition to his duties at Scripture Union USA, Mr. Kuniholm is the author of several books including The Essential Bible Guide, The Essential Jesus and John: An Eyewitness Account of the Son of God. Mr. Kuniholm spoke at our Parish Leadership Conference in 2011. He joins us at Convention this year to continue the conversation on how our churches can help make God's Good News known throughout our communities and encourage people of all ages to meet God in His word daily. Come and hear Mr. Kuniholm share his Passion for Jesus! To register for Convention, click here.

***** Convention Schedule Available Online
The Convention Schedule is now available online. To view the schedule, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/2013ConventionSchedulePage1.html#frisched

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