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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 

7/31/2013, #24, 3rd Quarter 2013

Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's Son. (Psalm 72:1)
      Holy Spirit, guide the President and the Governors of this nation so that their hearts are turned into your ways and they do your judgments and righteousness.

He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. (Psalm 72:2)
      Father, raise up judges at the Federal, State, and local levels of government who will judge your people with righteousness and your poor with justice.

The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (Psalm 72:3)
      Jesus, bring peace to our land and righteousness.

He will bring justice to the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (Psalm 72:4)
      LORD, save and rescue the children of this land. We cry out to you for all those children caught up in the foster care system. Break the yoke of their bondage and get them into homes where they can be loved and nurtured. Thank you.

A word received: Find your rest in me.

Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39; Acts 16:16-24; Mark 6:47-56
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; 2 Samuel 4:1-12; Acts 16:25-40; Mark 7:1-23

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 31 The Rev’d Keith Scott

***** Diocesan Update July 30, 2013, A compendium of miscellany regarding things going on in the Diocese of Albany
Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Ed LaCombe, Rector of Christ Church, Morristown, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, August 6th. Father LaCombe and his wife, Carolyn, have been intimately involved in healing ministries and charismatic renewal since the late 1970s. He will be preaching on "Healing and Holy Convergence: How God Often Chooses to Bring His Unique Gifts, Resources and People to a Single Place, at a Single Point in Time, in What Can Be Understood as a Holy Convergence." 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.

Pilgrimage at the Community of St. Mary
      The Sisters of St. Mary cordially invite you to their annual pilgrimage on August 18, 2013, from 4pm until 7 pm at The Community of St. Mary Convent in Greenwich, NY. Join the sisters for refreshments and the dedication of the new Stations of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary created by Sister Catherine Clare and CSM Associate Cliff Thurber. Solemn Evensong with Benediction will follow, led by the Right Reverend Daniel Herzog, with the Venerable Canon Dr. Christopher Brown preaching. Services will begin at 5 pm. The evening will conclude with a picnic supper overlooking Christ the King Valley. Suggested donation for supper is $15. Please RSVP by calling 518-692-3028 or you may e-mail Mother Miriam by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?mmiriam .

Couples Cursillo Coming Up!
      A couples Cursillo Weekend is being held at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center August 22nd - 25th. A Cursillo weekend is a time to renew and deepen your commitment to Christ. Want to learn more about Cursillo? Click here. Wondering why you should go to a Cursillo weekend? Click here to download Barb Mitchell's (Cursillo Lay Rectora for Cursillo #60, 2010) thoughts on why you should attend a Cursillo weekend. Interested in attending this Cursillo Weekend? Download the application here. For more information, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/download/CursilloApplication.pdf to e-mail Ed and Shellie Raquet, the Lay Rector and Lay Rectora for the weekend.

Save the Date! Postulants and Candidates Retreat
      The annual retreat for Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Albany will be held September 13th through the 15th at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Look forward to a restful, Holy Spirit-filled weekend!

Bible Symposium
      Come to the 2013 Bible Symposium on September 28th at The Cathedral of All Saints. Our leader this year will be Dr. Allen Ross, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. Dive deeper into the study of God's Word!

Third Youth Mission Conference
      On Saturday, October 5th, St. Mary's, Lake Luzerne (220 Lake Ave, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846) will host the third Youth Mission Conference. Hear testimonies from teens who answered the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Learn from their experiences as they shared Jesus Christ abroad and at home. Ice cream social and desserts to follow. No registration is required and it's FREE! For information call (518 ) 494-5919.

***** Prayer Table Report, 7/30 State St., Schenectady 12:05 - 1:10PM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar, We were out of crosses, forgot to refill...

Diana - (repeat from last week) - forgiveness, acceptance, love

Rudley - prayers for his health, he has had 2 strokes. We also prayed over his pills he had with him. (He stopped by a 2nd time to say thank you for the prayers)

Maxcine (repeat from last week) with 7 young childrens (ages 4-6) in tow. We prayed for patience for her and the kids to learn patience! We also did a circle prayer where each person asked prayer for one item or gave thanks
      OuaSade
      Qualon
      Yanise
      Charlie
      Alexandria
      Precious
      Quinton
      Ivory
      QNiyh
      Joe
      (Maxcine wrote out the names! looks like she included some not with her)

Maria - (only spoke Spanish) - needs a job

Lonnie - (repeat from last week) - needs a job

Roberta - her health, she fell and has a double concussion, brain tumor (cried a little when prayed for)

Tobias (reprt from last week) - encouragement, protection from evil, safety in his walk with Christ

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

 

7/30/2013, #23, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. (Mark 6:30)
      Jesus, please help us to "touch base" with you day by day and report in to you how the ministry you have given us is going.

And he said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:31-32)
      Holy Spirit, help us spend time going aside with Jesus away from the distractions of ministry.

      Father, help us spend time with you as Jesus did -- coming to you in prayer and in peace. Help us find rest in your arms Father -- to be your children and in your care. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me for my peace.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39; Acts 16:16-24; Mark 6:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN's OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, July 29, 2013, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Gorgeous, sunny day ... for a change! Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

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

MAN WALKING BY -- Waved and said "God bless you!"

BROOKE -- Prayed for her to be freed from drug addiction and to get her life back on track. The Lord knows the details.

t--JOEL -- Asked for prayers for the repose of the soul of his female cousin "Bogie" (nickname) who passed away two days ago.

DAVID -- Needed prayers for ongoing financial difficulties he has had all year.

a--REBECCA -- One of our regulars. She has had problems with both ears the last month or so. Her ears ARE healing, but now she is having problems with the onset of glaucoma in her right eye. We asked for healing for her eye and gave thanks for the healing that has taken place in her ears, and that it be completed.

***** Bishop Mike and Linda Chapman Huancayo Trip, From Ginnie Grupinski
      Bishop Mike and Linda left for Huancayo at 3 in the morning. It will take them about 10 hours to get there. They are asking for prayer for safe travel and protection and for God's wisdom and guidance while they are there. Please pray for a richness of the presence of the Lord as they minister to the people there. Ask for divine appointments everywhere they go. I'm praying that every place their feet step will become the Lord's territory, that the Kingdom advances wherever they g. Please also pray for protection and safe travel, as always. Blessings and peace, Ginnie

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 29, 2013

 

7/29/2013, #22, 3rd Quarter 2013

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)
      Thank you, Jesus, for being trustworthy.

In God (I will praise his word), in God I have put my trust; (Psalm 56:4a)
      Father, thank you for sending your living word, Jesus, to us. I put my trust in you.

I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4b)
      Holy Spirit, perfect love casts out fear -- fill me daily with your love and your presence. Thank you.

A word received: Do not prejudge what I or others will do. Wait on me and the work of my Holy Spirit.

A word received: Ask for hearts that are made new by my Spirit.

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11; Acts 15:36-16:5; Mark 6:14-29
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table Report, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Chuck Rinaldo and Theresa Rinaldo
+Kay – Moving from Scotia back to Schenectady in Sept. and is very excited about coming back. Praying that God work out all details for the move.
Florence – Asked for God’s provision of a second job.
+David – Pray to have God’s grace to enable him to overcome his daily struggles.
+Emmett – He is Christian, but is struggling to deal with the little things in his surroundings. Prayed for God’s grace and peace in his life.
++Judy – Son, Mike, is in prison. Pray for his protection, and for him to know Jesus as his Lord.
Kevin – to be able to stay straight and to get a job.
+Sharon – Layed hands on her for the painful headache. She also has neighbors upstairs who are dropping things on the floor and making a lot of noise. First we prayed for her neighbors to be considerate.
Rianna – (2nd grader) She loves to sing asked that we pray for her to get a Karaoke machine.
Tianna – Prayed for the memory of her baby cousin, Kailey who just died.
Maryum – Prayed for the memory of her great grandmother who she loved very much.

***** Prayer mail for 30 July 2013
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
      a) Registrations are upon us for the next courses. We are off to a good start.
      b) We had a great time at the regional mission conference yesterday in the Diocese of Albany. Our slot was right after lunch, the usual slump time for most listeners. My high energy pace apparently shattered the slump barrier. We had a great time.
      c) I have begun the remaining 4/10th of a century. Thank you for all the birthday well wishes.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the upcoming parish visits, our upcoming schedule. That God's will be done.
      2) For the Online Anglican Theological College program and all that needs to be done.
      3) For the program's participants and contributors (present and future). That the Holy Spirit would touch the lives of everyone involved through their contact with the program.
      4) Prayer for continuing and expanding support.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Zion Colton Prayer Table, Cold Brook Dr., Jo An Ferris, Fri. July 26,2013 10am --11:30 am, upper 6o's low 70's Sunny

lady walking by ---no thank you

a---Bruce---- Had slowed as went by then stopped to ask a lady what was going on --I heard her say --"I don't know" after I had asked her if she wanted prayer. So --i walked down to where he was. He asked if I was taking donations . No just praying for people. Prayed for the house he is building on a pond.

Man on a cell phone as he drove---prayed for safety

Verizon driver ---sign of peace as he waved

Ed---tooted and waved, smiling

A neighbor ---hearty wave

lady driving by --slowed and looked --didn't wave

boy walking --no thanks---looked back to see what the cloth said

6 no waves--prayed they would come to know the Lord

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Prayer Request from the Rector: David McClay has asked us to pray for the following.
      Ronnie can I ask people in Willowfield to pray for the recruiting of clergy for parishes in Down and Dromore Diocese and especially for those overseas who are currently being invited to consider roles in Ireland .....that God will call men and women of God ,able leaders ,full of the Holy Spirit and of faith . Thanks David.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 28, 2013

 

7/28/2013, #21, 3rd Quarter 2013

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10:29)
      Lord, our neighbors and the harvest fields are all around us -- give us eyes and hearts to see them.

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 10:30-37)
      Holy Spirit, help us go forth and do likewise: bandage up the wounded and provide for the lost and the least.

      Father, thank you for the innkeeper who was willing to take in the injured man and care for him. Help us do the same.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 2 Samuel 1:17-27; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 25:31-46
Proper 12 Closest to July 27: 138; Genesis 18:20-33; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11; Acts 15:36-16:5; Mark 6:14-29

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** ***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 27, 2013

 

2 Prayer Table Reports from today

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 - 10:40 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Elaine Carrubba, and Torre Bissell on State St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
NT--New Testament

+a Chris (alcoholic drug addict) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness.

+a Maxine (woman) -- She asked prayer "for my family and my health."

+a Tobias (regular) -- We prayed for steadiness for him and that he set free from guilt-trips. He asked prayer for Pastor Shalmon, Pastor Flowers and Simone.

+a Alexis (woman) -- She confessed her sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness.

+Michael (man) -- We prayed for God's blessing and protection and that he would be the man God wants him to be.

Ashub (man in a rush and unable to stop) -- "I want to become a Christian."

+a Robert (man) -- "That I will be guided in the decisions I make."

+a Thomas (man from Ghana) -- We prayed for God's provision and protection for him.

+a Joe (man on a bike who rode past us and then came back for prayer) -- His grandmother died two weeks ago. We prayed for peace and comfort for him and for protection as he rides his bike.

+aNT Moses (regular) -- He is diabetic with severe problems with his pancreas and kidneys. He has lost 5 lbs in the past week. We led him to 2 Timothy 1:7, "God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

+a Shemir (teenage boy) -- We prayed that he would keep on a good path.

+a Terrance (teenage boy) -- We prayed for God's blessing on his music making and that he would keep going good and steady.

Connie -- She said she now has 5 years clean. She asked prayer for her roommate Dawn who has seizures. She also asked prayer for Martin who has blood clots in his legs.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed for God's blessing on his business and that he would be able to pay his bills and that he would prosper.

Henry (man) -- He asked prayer that things would go well for him and that he would finish his community service.

Lisa (from across the street) -- He brother Larry is dying of cancer.

+Leshon (young woman) -- She and her sister are looking for a place to live.

Prayer Table at the March for Jesus in Jerry Burrell Park 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Torre Bissell

+ Sequan (young boy) -- "For everybody in the world."

+a Raymond (man) -- "That everybody has a better life."

+a Chris (woman) -- "For peace at my job and for a better job."

+ Shanti (girl) -- "Jesus"

+a Nequan (early teenage boy) -- "That I will make movies."

+a Miles (young boy) -- "That people will be nice to one another."

+a Angel (young girl) -- "For my life."

+a Tajimere (young boy) -- "For all the angels in the sky."

+a Orlena (big sister) and +a Emily (young sister)

+a Maurice (man) -- He is trying to get business back off the ground and that God would take care of his family.

+Alexis (woman) -- "For my family's health."

+a Rontrell (teenage boy) -- "For my family to be safe."

a Kaysej -- "Family"

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

+a Rashid (young man) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and asked for forgiveness. There was joy on his face when I told him he was now clean.

+ Manard (man) -- "For family"

+a Nigel (young man) -- "Keep safe"

+a Adam (man) -- "For a safe journey for friends driving from South Carolina." +a Daniel (man) -- "For direction in my life. Both men gave their burdens and sins to Jesus and received with joy the news that they were now clean.

+a Sonya -- "For my family."

+a Tony (man) -- "Direction in life."

Luz and Hediberto -- I prayed for their marriage and rejoiced that they are back together again.

+ Reece (Older man) -- provision and protection

+a Jeremiah (young teenage boy) -- I prayed he would grow into the man God wanted him to be.

Tracy (woman) -- "For my son Jamal who is sickly and has 3 kids and whose wife just passed away."

+a Bernice (older woman) -- She was hit by a truck back in the 1950s and still has a bad leg.

+a Sherri and +a Drew -- They asked prayer for "all the changes" they are going through.

+a Kim (woman) -- She said, "My life is in disorder." She confessed her sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness.

a [already had a Dennis Adams cross on] Linda -- She has a pulmonary condition. The Lord healed her of last stage cancer years ago and lives in the hope of a present healing.

+a Frances (woman) -- "For peace in my family."


 

7/27/2013, #20, 3rd Quarter 2013

So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. (Psalm 55:6)
      Lord, help us find that place of rest that you have for each of us. Help us find our rest in your arms of love.

Indeed, I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. (Psalm 55:7)
      Holy Spirit, so often I want to hide out from the responsibilities of life -- help me to be steady in you.

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest." (Psalm 55:8 )
      Holy Father, there are so many storms in your church and among your people; help us escape from the tempests that blow around us and find our rest in your arms. Thank you.

Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 2 Samuel 1:17-27; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 25:31-46
Proper 12 Closest to July 27: 138; Genesis 18:20-33; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** ***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

Albany Intercessor


Friday, July 26, 2013

 

7/26/2013, #19, 3rd Quarter 2013

Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, "If only I may touch his clothes, I shall be made well." Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. (Mark 5:25-29)
      Father, please help each of us, help me, to have the faith to reach out and touch Jesus and be healed of our afflictions.

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?" But his disciples said to him, "You see the multitude thronging you, and you say, Who touched me?' " And he looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. (Mark 5:30-33)
      Jesus, I am the one who reached out. I have nothing to plead but my hope in you.

And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction." (Mark 5:34)
      Holy Spirit, please help me hear Jesus speak those words to me: that my faith in him has made me well and that I can go in peace healed of my afflictions. Thank you.

A word received: Be obedient to my word to you.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:20 - 6:00 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

+Christian and +Jake (youth workers from Grace Chapel Jonesville) came over and prayed for us. We were really touched by that.

+Jake (group leader for the youth workers from Grace Chapel)

Dan -- He asked prayer for safety as he goes kayaking on a week's vacation this coming week. His daughter Shannon is doing better.

+a Steve (young man) -- We had prayed for his father a couple of weeks ago. Steve has given his life to Christ and was baptized while he was in jail for a felony.

+a Sandra (woman) -- "For my mother Francis who has cancer."

+++++Jerry (regular) -- God has been keeping him well. He is back at work part time. He asked prayer for his friends: Bob who had a heart attack; Neal who is doing OK; Rich who needs help with his legs; and Pakin who has back problems.

+aBible Harold -- We asked him if he had ever given his life to Christ and he said, "Yes." We asked him if he had taken it back and he said, "Yes, sort of." We said we thought it was time to give it back to him again and he agreed. He confessed his sins to Jesus, accepted him as his Lord and Savior, and rejoiced that he was now clean from sin. We underlined Ephesians 1:5 and Romans 8:15 which told him he had been adopted as a child of God. He rejoiced in this. His birth father died three years ago and he misses him. He was glad to know that he now had a father he could cry out to in times of need.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, July 25, 2013

 

7/25/2013, #18, 3rd Quarter 2013

      And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren. And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things that God had done with them. But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses."
      Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: "Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 1 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they." (Acts 15:1-11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us receive all whom you send to us in faith. Keep us from testing you by imposing on them customs of culture or piety that do not flow from hearts purified by faith.

      Jesus, please help us repent of every yoke of bondage that we would impose on those who come to you in faith.

      Father, please help us receive with joy and thanksgiving every child of faith you send to us. Thank you.

A word received: Listen to me.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20; Acts 15:1-11; Mark 5:1-20
Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 25 Church of the Nativity, Star Lake, The Rev’d Jerry Adinolfi, Jr.

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table Report, 7/24/13, sunny & beautiful, Dcn. Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Hilda Hardy
Loretta - pray for health and a better job.
Marc - pray for brain cancer and that he be included in a new clinical trail
Joan & Lynn - overwhelmed at work, need divine intervention
Alba- Travel to Italy, Safety
Jana - Travel to Memphis
Connie - Terika, Roy,Jim, & Jackie - health "Glad you are here."
Paul - Bishop Ball, David Janower, Tripp, and Pastor Paul (st. John's Lutheran - surgery) and thanks for the weather.
FHS, Jana

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
Jeanne Gizara
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more. (Psalm 16:11)
      Father God, there are so many reasons to thank and praise You and this verse provides three of them. We thank You, Lord, that You make known the path of life; that in your presence is fullness of joy; and that at your right hand are pleasures forever more.
      We thank You for the guidance that you send to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. Thank You for showing them your plans for their mission. Be with them as they prepare new courses, give presentations at churches and missions conferences, and as Father Shaw plans for an October trip to Belize.
      We thank You for the gifts of joy and pleasure. May these be evident as Shaw celebrates his big birthday and as the Mudges get ready for a little vacation time.
      We thank You, Lord, that You make known the path of life; that in your presence is fullness of joy; and that at your right hand are pleasures forever more. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

7/24/2013, #17, 3rd Quarter 2013

On the same day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." Now when they had left the multitude, they took him along in the boat as he was. And other little boats were also with him. (Mark 4:35-36)
      Jesus, help us come to know you and take you as you are. Let the gospel so penetrate our hearts and minds that we come to know you just as you are.

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" (Mark 4:37-38 )
      Lord Jesus Christ, so many of us are overwhelmed by the storms and struggles of life. Please help us, as these disciples did, to come to you for help in the midst of our fears. Thank you.

Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)
      Jesus, speak you "Peace, be still!" into the storms of our lives.

But he said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" (Mark 4:40)
      The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him!" (Mark 4:41)
      Holy Spirit, help each of us ask the question the disciples asked: "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him!"

      Lord, since you can bring the unruly elements of the wind and sea under your control, bring our unruly hearts and minds under your control. Thank you.

A word received: Don't be dismayed by opposition to the gospel. Speak my word and let me convict hearts.

A word received: You have a choice about what you hear and see. Choose wisely.

A word received: Just speak this word.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; 1 Samuel 25:23-44; Acts 14:19-28; Mark 4:35-41
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20; Acts 15:1-11; Mark 5:1-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 23 St. Mary’s, Springfield Center – The Rev’d Kyle Grennen
24 The Anglican Church of Canada, The Rev’d Elizabeth Papazoglakis

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, July 22, 10:15-11:00 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Muriel Papura and Father Neal Longe presiding at His table today.)

a-- denotes anointed with Holy Oil.
t--denotes received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
t Victor - Both of his hips were bothering him and it was making it difficult to walk.

a Ethel - Left wrist pain from old accident injury. Please pray for complete healing of her wrist and her heart towards those that caused the accident.

David - Asked for a cross to be blessed for someone he was going to visit.

Victor returned to the table to say that both of his hips are pain free and he feels 110% better. Praise the Lord for his healing!

t Donna - Is feeling stressed. Prayed for peace.

Ethel returned to the table to request prayer that Dcn. Alan returns safe and sound from his vacation.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT Tuesday 7/23, 12:15 -1:30 pm State St. Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar

+ Raymond - good things for all people (he asked for a cross, he had given away the one we'd given on another day)

+ Mark - blessing and a new cross (he had given away the one we gave him to replace the one he gave away. And he gave this one away before the end of the prayer time..)

+++ Loveasia - lovely young woman - prayers for her family, for her mom and dad to have a better relationship with each other

Woman on motorized wheelchair as she cruised by yelled at us "God bless you."

Bus driver waved at us (no honk)

+ Jean - prayers for her children (many with her), especially James as he started preK
+ James
+ Annie (last of the crosses)

Lonnie - job, finances

Raven - young man - prayers for his family, his mom who is struggling with all the little things that add up

Jackie and Joe - have a blessed day (hung around to hear Mark play his guitar)

David - 45 year old vet and grandfather - prayers for his health, he has lost 60 pounds in 6 months, found out he is celiac. He is trying to improve his physical and spiritual health. We prayed physical healing and to be a God vessel of love to his grandchildren.

***** Diocesan Updates
Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/missions/2013RegionalMissionConference.html .

North Country Evensong
If you live in the North Country, are going to be there this weekend, or just like to drive through beautiful upstate New York, come to St. John's in the Wilderness, State Route 86, near the intersection with Route 30 in Paul Smiths on Sunday, July 28th at 5 pm for Evensong. Fr. Bill Small will officiate and Fr. Bill Cooper will deliver the homily. A wine and cheese reception on the lawn will follow worship. Persons desiring to sing in the choir should arrive at 4:00 for a 45 minute rehearsal and bring a choir robe for the vested procession.

Healing Service at Christ the King
Father John Hopkins, Rector of St. Luke's, Mechanicville, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 30th. Fr. Hopkins' passion is bringing the Gospel message to those who have never experienced the love of God. He enjoys sharing his story of how Jesus changed his life. 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.

St. Mary the Virgin Pilgrimage
The Sisters of St. Mary cordially invite you to their annual pilgrimage on August 18, 2013, from 4pm until 7 pm at The Community of St. Mary Convent in Greenwich, NY. Join the sisters for refreshments and the dedication of the new Stations of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary created by Sister Catherine Clare and CSM Associate Cliff Thurber. Solemn Evensong with Benediction will follow, led by the Right Reverend Daniel Herzog, with the Venerable Canon Dr. Christopher Brown preaching. Services will begin at 5 pm. The evening will conclude with a picnic supper overlooking Christ the King Valley. Suggested donation for supper is $15. Please RSVP by calling 518-692-3028 or you may e-mail Mother Miriam by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?mmiriam .

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 22, 2013

 

7/22/2013, #16, 3rd Quarter 2013

And again he began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. Then he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his teaching: "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." And he said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Mark 4:1-9)
      One thing I have learned in working on the prayer table for more than a dozen years is that it is impossible for us to predict what kind of soil the seeds we sow will land in or the size of the crop they will yield -- THAT IS GOD'S JOB. Our job is to go out into the harvest fields, sow seeds, and harvest the crop he produces. It is HIS job to bring forth the crop.

      Lord, give us hearts to go into the harvest fields, sow seeds, and bring in the crop you produce. Thank you.

A word received: Prepare your hearts for my visits. I visited Abraham and Sarah and blessed them. I visited Martha and Mary and blessed them. I want to visit your home.

Monday: 41,52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; 1 Samuel 25:1-22; Acts 14:1-18; Mark 4:21-34

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Art Peters will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 23rd. Fr. Peters is a cradle Episcopalian born and raised in Wayne, NJ. He has been active in prison ministry for approximately 18 years. His sermon will be a testimony of what God has done in his life. The focus will be on paying attention to the people and places that Jesus has us interact with on our journey with Him. 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.

Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/missions/2013RegionalMissionConference.html .

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 21, 2013

 

7/21/2013, #15, 3rd 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, please help us invite Jesus into our homes and into all the rooms of our house -- those that have been cleaned up and those that are still in disorder.

And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word. (Luke 10:39)
      Father, please give us hearts like Mary to spend time sitting and listening to Jesus. Help us set aside the demands of life to spend time at his feet.

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, we all get distracted as Martha did -- help us make the choice she did: to bring our distractions to you.

And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. (Luke 10:41)
      Holy Spirit, please help us hear Jesus when he reproves us for our distractions, our fretting and worrying.

But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:42)
      Jesus, help us make that "good choice" today -- spending time listening to you. Thank you.

LORD, be my helper! Psalm 30:10b; I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. Psalm 32:8a; A word received: Come to me with all your hopes and fears.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; 1 Samuel 23:7-18; Rom. 11:33-12:2; Matt. 25:14-30
Proper 11 Closest to July 20: 15; Genesis 18:1-10a(10b-14); Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42
Monday: 41,52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Art Peters will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 23rd. Fr. Peters is a cradle Episcopalian born and raised in Wayne, NJ. He has been active in prison ministry for approximately 18 years. His sermon will be a testimony of what God has done in his life. The focus will be on paying attention to the people and places that Jesus has us interact with on our journey with Him. 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.

Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click here.

***** Our family, July 14, 2013

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 20, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, David Haig, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton, Tonie Loveless, Elaine Carrubba and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

State St.

+Jerry (man) -- We gave him a blessing.

+Dane and +John (two policemen investigating a break-in at Christ Church Schenectady) -- We prayed for their protection and blessing as they serve the community.

a Tobias (regular) -- He is under spiritual attack. He asked prayer for his friends Dianne, Marion, Senson, and Belinda.

+James (man) -- He said we could pray for him as long as we prayed in the name of Jesus.

Corine (man) "Hit and Run" prayer -- He has a breathing problem and wanted to get inside.

Steve (regular) -- The building was approved for his business. We prayed that he would be able to move ahead with it.

Tommy (older man) -- Wanted the Serenity Prayer. He also asked prayer for his wife and finances.

Ali (man) -- He went by only telling his name but unwilling to receive prayer. Later he returned with a smile and was willing to receive prayer. He said he is a Muslim. We prayed for him in Jesus' name.

+a199 Henry (man doing community service) -- We asked if he had ever given his life to Jesus. He said he had. When asked if he had taken his life back he said somewhat. We suggested that it was time to give it all back to Jesus now and he agreed. He did not want to end up doing community service again. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted forgiveness of his sins.

Felix (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer

+Natali (woman) -- She will be preaching and singing at her church tomorrow. We prayed for the Holy Spirit to work through that and that at least three people would give their lives to Christ.

Jason (regular) -- He needs to pass a test to get a job. We also prayed for Lisa.

+199 Shquaysha (woman) -- She asked prayer for her daughter Samaya and for her family.

Chester (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer

+a199 Unique (man) -- He asked prayer for his business and for order in his life.

Howard (Older man)

+a Nikole and +a Kaylea -- We prayed for these two women and their families.

Frankie (man) -- He asked prayer for his church and his finances.

Lisa and Richard -- She was going to take a PPD test (tuberculosis) to qualify for a nursing job.

Carlos (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer.

Albany St., Saturday 7/20 9:40 - 10:50, Carol MacNaughton. Mark Pasko and guitar, Titi, Elaine

+ Linda - for a long life

++ Elijah - to be a good father and for his son Adin - full life together

+ Miriam - 2 friends who haveAIDS- Sharon and Alice

+ Jovanah - to have a full life, help finding a job

Stacy - strength to get her baby Michael back

+ Natiea - her upcoming drug court meeting, she is 36 days clean

+ Ladrina (already had a crosss) for her sister with bone cancer (we met and prayed with her last Satuday!) and Ladrina's love life

Cassina - prayed for her back (we had prayed with her last week also!) She said she did feel better and plans to come the Christ Church community meal

+ Dennis - he asked for God to give him opportunities

+ Lucy - she is worried about losing her section 8; we prayed and encouraged her to continue to grow strong and do what she needed to do to retain the section 8

++ Donna and WIlliam - car drove by, turned around, and came to the curb for prayer. Williiam needed prayer as he recovers from a stroke. Donnan needs strength to help William

+ Jalem - pulled up a bike, explicitedly seeking a cross, also got a blessing

Irving - (young man) seeking He that is good.


 

7/20/2013, #14, 3rd Quarter 2013

I will extol you, O LORD, for you have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. (Psalm 30:1)
      Thank you, LORD, for lifting me up when I am down.

O LORD my God, I cried out to you, and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2)
      Jesus, thank you for hearing me when I cry out to you.

O LORD, you brought my soul up from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (Psalm 30:3)
      Holy Spirit, I trust that you will raise me to new life at that great day of resurrection, just as you did with Jesus.

Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holy name. (Psalm 30:4)
      Father, please help me to sing your praises and to bless you for your kindness to me and my family.

For his anger is but for a moment, his favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
      Jesus, I pray for those who weep and mourn that you will bring them to the joy and comfort of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Samuel 22:1-23; Acts 13:26-43; Mark 3:19b-35
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; 1 Samuel 23:7-18; Rom. 11:33-12:2; Matt. 25:14-30
Proper 11 Closest to July 20: 15; Genesis 18:1-10a(10b-14); Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 20 The Deans

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, July 20. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
      We are blessed to have a guest preacher with us this month. Rev. Donna J. Rohrmiller ministers out of a deep love of the Lord and His Word. She has been a missionary since 2004 when she visited Ghana, West Africa, as Bible school student. Ghana and its people have been part of Donna’s life ever since. She serves as the Ambassador to Ghana for International Accelerated Missions (IAM). The goal of this ministry, “Donna in Ghana,” is to be a catalyst for godly transformation in all whom the ministry touches. The activities of the ministry include overseeing and directing short-term, part-time Bible schools, scholarship and other educational assistance to needy youth, and health insurance and other assistance to the needy elderly. Dearest to Donna’s heart is to teach and preach the Word of God with revelation from a position of intimacy. A freewill offering will be taken at the healing service in support of her ministry.

***** Informational Meeting About Kingdom School
When: Saturday July 27th 10:00am
Location: Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 63 Mountain View Ave, Albany NY 12205
      Come and find out about the Randy Clark School of Ministry starting September 6 in Coxsackie, NY. Pastors Michael and Christine Hales will be holding an informational meeting about The Kingdom School, a one year Christian Ministry School serving the Albany region. This is a Satellite school of Randy Clark's Global School of Supernatural Ministry in Mechanicsburg PA. Kingdom School is now taking applications for students wishing to attend this September. The school teaches Christians aged 18 through 90 how to minister naturally in the supernatural. It's a great school with over 45 high caliber Christian leaders teaching on a weekly basis Sept-May and four out of state trips. Subjects covered by the school include Market Place Ministry, Missions, Evangelism, Church Planting, Prophecy, Prophetic arts, Fasting Deliverance, Bible Study, Physical and Inner Healing, Impartation, Spiritual Warfare and the History of Revival. The teaching is delivered online in a classroom situation so students have time to worship together, receive Holy Spirit impartation and activation through the directors Pastors Michael and Christine Hales both Alumni of GSSM. Watch a short video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuy2Zw-yXpM&feature=youtu.be or search 'Kingdom School PR' Visit http://kingdomartsministry.com/ e mail: mhales@halesart.com Come to the meeting at Our Saviors Lutheran and get the details. There will be a second informational meeting at Gospel Community Church, Coxsackie. August 10th at 10:00 am.

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
Jeanne Gizara
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
      This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Lord, we rejoice in all the blessings of this day. We rejoice in your creation. We rejoice that You have given life to us. We rejoice for the eternal life that You have promised through the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ for all who believe in Him. And we rejoice that You give us the privilege of serving You.
      We rejoice for the ministries of Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We thank You that You have called them to minister to the future spiritual leaders in Tanzania and Belize. We pray for your continued guidance for them and for your continued provision for their needs. And we pray for some rest and relaxation as they settle back in the Capital District of New York and then as they travel to see family in Maine.
      Thank You Lord, for the beauty of the summer months and for the gift of renewal and refreshment. Amen.

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Art Peters will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 23rd. Fr. Peters is a cradle Episcopalian born and raised in Wayne, NJ. He has been active in prison ministry for approximately 18 years. His sermon will be a testimony of what God has done in his life. The focus will be on paying attention to the people and places that Jesus has us interact with on our journey with Him. 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.

Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click here.


Back l to r: Tamba, Brereton, Jonathan, Arthur
Front l to r: Stephen, Torre, Jean, Hillary, Sarah

Albany Intercessor


Friday, July 19, 2013

 

7/19/2013, #13, 3rd Quarter 2013

In you, O LORD, I put my trust; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in your righteousness. (Psalm 31:1)
      LORD, I trust you to carry me through this time and deliver me from all unrighteousness.

Bow down your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. (Psalm 31:2)
      Father, hear the cries of your children. Establish us in your son Jesus, our rock and our refuge.

For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for your name's sake, lead me and guide me. (Psalm 31:3)
      Holy Spirit, guide me day by day. Lead me in your righteous paths.

Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, for you are my strength. (Psalm 31:4)
      Jesus, protect me from every trap and trick of the evil one and give me the strength of your Holy Spirit day by day.

Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. (Psalm 31:5)
      Father, into your hand I commit my spirit. Thank you for redeeming me by the blood of your son Jesus. Fill me daily with your truth. Thank you.

A word received: Wait on me. I AM your hope and your great reward.

A word received: Keep looking to me.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me.

Friday: 31 * 35; 1 Samuel 21:1-15; Acts 13:13-25; Mark 3:7-19a
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Samuel 22:1-23; Acts 13:26-43; Mark 3:19b-35

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 17 The Diocesan Staff, The Rev’d Dr. Federico Serra-Lima, The Very Rev’d J. Nixon McMillan
July 18 Clergy Families The Rev’d Thomas Malionek
July 19 St. Andrew’s, Scotia -The Rev’d Michael Neufeld, The Rev’d Jackie J. Dowling, The Rev’d Mary Carol Hart

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, July 19th beginning at 7pm. Father Frank Lockwood will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, July 20. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
      We are blessed to have a guest preacher with us this month. Rev. Donna J. Rohrmiller ministers out of a deep love of the Lord and His Word. She has been a missionary since 2004 when she visited Ghana, West Africa, as Bible school student. Ghana and its people have been part of Donna’s life ever since. She serves as the Ambassador to Ghana for International Accelerated Missions (IAM). The goal of this ministry, “Donna in Ghana,” is to be a catalyst for godly transformation in all whom the ministry touches. The activities of the ministry include overseeing and directing short-term, part-time Bible schools, scholarship and other educational assistance to needy youth, and health insurance and other assistance to the needy elderly. Dearest to Donna’s heart is to teach and preach the Word of God with revelation from a position of intimacy. A freewill offering will be taken at the healing service in support of her ministry.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, July 18, 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

Dan -- His daughter Shannon is doing so much better.

+Ted (volunteer) -- His daughter Camille has Lyme's Disease and there is no insurance coverage for the treatment which is very expensive.

Gary -- His kids are moving from Colorado (prayers for safe journey) and he gave thanks that he was protected from a bad accident on a round-about.

Bob (man from last week) -- He needs to get a job so he can get in the Schenectady City Mission jobs program. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. When he was told he was now "clean" he said that his whole body was tingling. He announced that he wanted to be baptized.

+Leroy (regular) -- He got into a fight. He said he has "slowed down on beer".

++++++Janice (regular) -- She got crosses to give out to others during the week.

***** Report for Zion Colton Prayer table --cold Brook dr. S. Colton-- Jo Ferris, Wed. July 10 10 --11am, 70's, rain, part sun

Terry---- smiled and waved

Arlene --a regular --smiled as she passed

Lady in Toyota ---euthastic wave out window

Kathy --waved as she kept working

Kevin-- hardy wave and big smile

Marilyn --- asked for prayers for her sister's marriage. --she would keep running if I would pray --not over her -- just pray.

4 people who did not return my wave--prayed they would come to know the Lord.

Report for Zion Colton Prayer table, Cold Brook Drive, Wed. July 17,9:45 --10:45 am, Full sun, oppresive, 80's

a ---Arlene G. ---her health and her bones also safe travel as she took a friend to the dr.

a stranger hollered out --How are u doing as he waved --window open

Arlene W. ---waved and smiled

1 hesitant wave.and 1 no wave --I prayed they come to knoew the Lord.

3 Hardy waves.

4 blessings, directly from my Heavenly Father, as I sat and waved at all who went by on Cold Brook. Fresh black raspberries to eat, a bumblebee on the Queen Anne's Lace,occ. breeze and I smelled my Lord .

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

 

7/16/2013, #12, 3rd Quarter 2013

Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity. (Psalm 26:1a)
      Vindicate me, Jesus. I have no integrity except what you give me. Help me to walk in your ways -- you are my integrity.

I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip. (Psalm 26:1b)
      Holy Father, I have trusted in you that you will keep me steady and hold me upright.

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my mind and my heart. (Psalm 26:2)
      Holy Spirit, examine my heart and cleanse it.

For your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in your truth. (Psalm 26:3)
      Jesus, thank you for loving me enough to lay down your life for me. Help me to walk in your truth day by day. Thank you.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me -- let me guide you.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; 1 Samuel 15:24-35; Acts 9:32-43; Luke 23:56b-24:11
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Acts 10:1-16; Luke 24:12-35

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, July 19th beginning at 7pm. Father Frank Lockwood will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, July 20. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
      We are blessed to have a guest preacher with us this month. Rev. Donna J. Rohrmiller ministers out of a deep love of the Lord and His Word. She has been a missionary since 2004 when she visited Ghana, West Africa, as Bible school student. Ghana and its people have been part of Donna’s life ever since. She serves as the Ambassador to Ghana for International Accelerated Missions (IAM). The goal of this ministry, “Donna in Ghana,” is to be a catalyst for godly transformation in all whom the ministry touches. The activities of the ministry include overseeing and directing short-term, part-time Bible schools, scholarship and other educational assistance to needy youth, and health insurance and other assistance to the needy elderly. Dearest to Donna’s heart is to teach and preach the Word of God with revelation from a position of intimacy. A freewill offering will be taken at the healing service in support of her ministry.

***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

***** Dear Torre & Jean,
      We would appreciate your prayers and that of the Intercessory Prayer folks for difficult road we have ahead of us (Fr. Paul & Pat Bailey) in Our Lord's arms.
      I (Pat)have copied part of an email sent out by Dcn. Greg Bailey to update you with what's going on. I don't think he'd mind me sending it to you. (See below)
Dear Family and Friends,
      I ask you to join me in prayer as I lift to heaven the needs of Pat Bailey, dear friend and wife of Fr. Paul Bailey. As many of you know and have been praying for Pat, she has been awaiting test results from a procedure that she underwent in Mayo. Well with out getting in to great detail, the results have come back and Pat has been diagnosed with stage three cancer. Two ports have been placed within Pat, for the Chemotherapy treatments that she is beginning. Pat and her dear husband Fr. Paul have been an inspiration to many and always willing to go the extra mile for any one who was found to be in need. Fr. Paul himself is not in the best of health as most of you are aware. He suffers for heart problems and other health issues. In this time though let us center our prayers upon Pat as Fr. Paul has asked, while keeping him in prayer as well.
Let us pray, Pat

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 15, 2013

 

7/15/2013, #11, 3rd Quarter 2013

[Note: we are our annual family reunion with our family coming in from Brazil, the Philippines, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York City, the Spiritual Life Center, and Schenectady. Prayer notes have been a bit spotty for the last couple of days. Actually, I got really behind but have been having a wonderful time.]

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; 1 Samuel 15:1-3,7-23; Acts 9:19b-31; Luke 23:44-56a
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; 1 Samuel 15:24-35; Acts 9:32-43; Luke 23:56b-24:11

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 12 St. Paul’s Church, Schenectady - The Rev’d Harold Reed
13 Diocese of Down and Dromore, Church of Ireland and Bishop Harold Miller The Rev’d James McDonald
14 Church of the Holy Spirit, Schenevus -The Rev’d Richard Knudson
15 St. Stephen’s, Schenectady -The Rev’d James McDonald, The Rev’d Patricia Jones The Rev’d Arthur Garno

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, July 19th beginning at 7pm. Father Frank Lockwood will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

***** Could you put on your prayer list Darlene Wheeler.
Darlene is the wife of the Rev. Bill Wheeler, rector of Grace Church, Mohawk.
She is in the Critical Care Unit at St. Luke’s in Utica. This is her second week in there now.
She is recovering from intestinal surgery.
-Bob
The Rev. Robert F Haskell
Canon to the Ordinary

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, July 15, 10-10:30 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. VERY hot morning close to 90 degrees; very few people out and about. Only one person came today. We cut it short today because of the heat and lack of people walking about. Muriel Papura, Becky Hadley and Deacon Alan Hart at His table today.)

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

a,t -- ETHEL --- This older woman came to the table seeking prayer for her friend JULIO, who is ill. The Lord knows the details. Also, we prayed for healing for her left wrist, which she injured in a fall last winter while delivering food to neighbors.

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, July 20. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
      We are blessed to have a guest preacher with us this month. Rev. Donna J. Rohrmiller ministers out of a deep love of the Lord and His Word. She has been a missionary since 2004 when she visited Ghana, West Africa, as Bible school student. Ghana and its people have been part of Donna’s life ever since. She serves as the Ambassador to Ghana for International Accelerated Missions (IAM). The goal of this ministry, “Donna in Ghana,” is to be a catalyst for godly transformation in all whom the ministry touches. The activities of the ministry include overseeing and directing short-term, part-time Bible schools, scholarship and other educational assistance to needy youth, and health insurance and other assistance to the needy elderly. Dearest to Donna’s heart is to teach and preach the Word of God with revelation from a position of intimacy. A freewill offering will be taken at the healing service in support of her ministry.

***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

***** News from Bishop Grant and Doctor Wendy
...In Gambella
       “Bishop, I want you to release me from being a pastor.” As a young man, he had been required to marry his uncle’s widow. This was to ensure that his uncle, though deceased, would have children. In Nuer tradition, having children is the only way one is remembered in the after-life. He had been obedient to the family and married a woman he barely knew. It turned out to be a good and happy marriage. They had eight children, two now grown and married. Now his extended family have made a new demand. Since the wife and children are not “his” but his uncle’s and because all Nuer must marry and have children, the family he has known as his own for over twenty years have been taken away. Now, they insist, he must marry in order to have his own children so that he too can be remembered in the after-life.
      This faithful priest faces faces a dilemma. Should he remain alone, yet true to his long-time wife (now no longer in the country), or should he resign from the priesthood, honour Nuer tradition, and marry a “new” wife? Can he honour his family by pointing them to Jesus? Can he witness to the fact that we are remembered in the after-life because we are already known, loved and saved by our risen Lord? Can he trust in the power of Jesus to save from the retaliatory curses visited on a disobedient son?
      After some weeks of agony, he made his choice. We believe it was a good one. He is still a pastor.
      Pray for our clergy.

...In Another Place
      In a very different part of our Episcopal Area, the peace of a Bible study and prayer group was suddenly shattered. Imagine, what it must be like...arrested for having a Bible study. Then you hear that they have gone to your house and interrogated your children. The youngest, two years old, can’t even understand the questions; “What does your Father do for a living?” An urgent prayer request is sent. Without your knowing it, two hundred people attending a diocesan synod several countries away, knelt to pray for you. Funds for a lawyer were quietly and quickly transferred. Miraculously you and six others are released. Sadly, the owner of the home is sentenced to three months in prison for propagating the Christian faith. It could have been much worse. The charge carried a possible sentence of three years. In other parts of the same country, it would have meant a death sentence, carried out without a trial.
      Pray for the persecuted church.

...In Tiergol
      “Tiergol is flooded with refugees. All the food in the market has been eaten. People are starving.” Armed Sudanese raiders were destabilizing the regions of South Sudan adjacent to this area of the Gambella region of Ethiopia. Michael looked at Grant hopefully, “Can we do something?”
A trip to the World Food Program office revealed that the organization was aware of the problem but still waiting for permission to deliver food to the region - the situation was deemed too insecure to allow them access.
      An Anglican priest, however, did have access. In God’s provision, as Grant and Michael discussed the situation, a member of the Anglican Board of Mission (Australia) sat in our living room listening and quietly typing on her keyboard. “I have Australian dollars for emergency relief,” she said. Within a few days, thanks to ABM and to Michael’s organizational ability, twenty villages received much needed food supplies. A second shipment was taken to Tiergol just last week.
      We give thanks for your prayer and partnership!

Rt Rev Dr Grant LeMarquand and Dr Wendy LeMarquand are missionaries of SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders)
Bishop Grant is area bishop for the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Eretrea, Djibouti); assistant bishop to the Most Rev Dr Mouneer Anis, Bishop of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

If you would like to share in our work, see the following charitable donation links:
In Canada: Devxchange
http://www.devxchange.org/Nehemiah.html

In the UK: Friends of the Anglican Church in Ethiopia, and Egypt Diocesan Association
FACE:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1004812
EDA:
http://www.eda-egypt.org.uk/pages/contact.html

In the US: SAMS-USA
http://samsusa.org

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, July 13, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. /Elaine Carrubba, Tonie and Shantavia Loveless, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko and his guitar on Albany St.

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

State St.

a Tobias (regular) -- He asked prayer to be strengthened to be God's man. He asked us to keep praying for his daughter Shiesha and for prayers to be steady.

Dave (man) -- He asked a blessing on the marriage of Fr. Brad's daughter, and for Chris and his family.

a Jamal (he gave his life to Jesus last week) -- He said "I am doing really well since you prayed for me." He took a bottle of Holy Water to bless a friend's house.

+aNT Tyleana --She accepted forgiveness of her sins and addiction and the cleansing power of the Holy Spirit.

James (man) -- He asked prayer "that I will get a car so I can take my kids to the doctor."

Fr. Brad -- We prayed for an anointing on him as he spoked at his daughter's wedding.

Beverley (young woman) -- She called to give thanks that she had found her cell phone that she had dropped in Washington Park in Albany the night before.

Man with a motorized wheel chair greeted us as he passed by.

+a Michael -- He asked prayer that "I will get my life together t be a good father."

+a Lewis (man) -- He has high blood pressure.

+aNT Ishon (man) -- He confessed his sins t Jesus and accepted him as Lord and Savior. He got a a big smile on his face when we told him he was now "clean" and free from his past sins.

Fr. Peter -- He asked prayer for his wife Sylvia who has a stomach upset.

Shantavia (young woman) -- "I need a job."

Preeb (man) -- He asked prayer about his addiction to alcohol and smoking.

David -- We prayed that he would grow into the manhood that God has for him.

+aNT Durrel (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus and accepted the cleansing of all his sins. He has never known his birth father and got a wonderful smile on his face when we led him to Romans 8:15 and he found out that he was now an adopted son of God, that he now had a Dad he could cry out to.

+a Beeshan (man) -- "I want to reform my life."

a Maxine (mother of Tobias at top of list) -- She came to be anointed with Holy Water.

Albany St.

A fairly quiet day... lower than usual amount of foot traffic

+ Kitty - young woman with bone cancer (lost 2/3 of leg)

+++++ April - prayers for her 4 children including a special birthday blessing / thanksgiving for Sukari who will be 8 this coming Monday

+++ Raymond - pulled on his bike - prayers to bless everyone and everything, took 2 crosses to give away

+ Cleo (young man) - he is in a transition, strength to change to the man God wants him to me

++ Carlehta - periodic pain in her back, legs and for her son Scott to stay in good health

Bus honked and waved! We waved back.

We waved at the next bus and he honked and waved.

+Dirnita - her life needs improving, we blessed both her and her bike.

***** Prayer mail for 11 July 2013, Shaw Mudge
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
      a) I have been working on two courses, simplifying our public Web pages, upgrading our library (it has some really good links), and preparing parish presentations.
      b) SAMS is updating its contribution Web pages. The new arrangement should be in place in a few weeks.
      c) One of our students completed the Old Testament Context course.
      d) I have been asked to serve as a Spiritual Director at the upcoming diocesan Cursillo weekend in Belize, in early October. My role was finalized this week.
      e) Thank you to everyone at St. John's in Ogdensburg. We enjoyed our time, and for your allowing us to set up our North Country missionary base camp there.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the upcoming parish visits, our upcoming schedule, and speaking engagements. That God's will be done.
      2) For the Online Anglican Theological College program and all that needs to be done.
      3) For the program's participants and contributors (present and future). That the Holy Spirit would touch the lives of everyone involved through their contact with the program.
      4) Prayer for continuing and expanding support.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Prayer Table Report, 7/15 State St. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar

+ Tommy - serenity prayer

++ Elizabeth - prayers for her daughter Nolauni and their trip to a family reunion

+ Joe - his grandmother Edna's wake is tonight

++ Shawn and Ishmael - two young boys (6 and 8 ) blessings for then and their little brother Domino

Walter - blessing

++ April and her baby - the child needs heart surgery in September, also prayers for the family and intense pressure

Bus honked and waved!

+ Jaqueline - take good care of her family

+ Donna brought several young (under 10) children to the table for blessing and a prayer for Theresa who recently died
+ Cyrstal
+ Ashelia

***** City Mission Prayer Table, Thursday, July 11, 2013 – Chuck Rinaldo
Robert – Pray for a job and provision; that a door will be open for training for a job.
Gary – Pray for Chris for a position on the police force; for a job for Josh who just lost his position with the school district. Pray for a part-time job for Becky.
Dan – Shannon, his daughter, for a healing in her body. His other daughter (who has special needs) needs a job. Dan asked for the ability to be able to connect with her on a level that she will understand.
Will – To keep on the right path.
Nathan – Pray for comfort for his friend, Chris whose Mom passed away. Pray for Nathan’s Mom who is diabetic to have peace and comfort. Pray healing for Nathan who fell off his bike and bruised himself and also broke a front tooth.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, July 11, 2013

 

7/11/2013, #10, 3rd Quarter 2013

[Note: we are having our annual family reunion with our family coming in from Brazil, the Philippines, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York City, the Spiritual Life Center, and Schenectady. Prayer notes may be a bit spotty for a couple of days.]

"And he opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. (Luke 24:45)
      Jesus, please open our understanding so that we may comprehend the Scriptures.

Then he said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, (Luke 24:46)
      Jesus, thank you for what you were willing to suffer and endure for us.

and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:47)
      Holy Spirit, move our hearts to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins in Schenectady, Ogdensburg, Herkimer, Albany, New York City, the Sudan, and wherever you want to send us.

And you are witnesses of these things. (Luke 24:48 )
      Holy Spirit, help us to be faithful and effective witnesses to what we have seen Jesus do.

Behold, I send the Promise of my Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49)
      Father, renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost. Help us to wait on you for the power of your Holy Spirit so that we can be witnesses of your saving work among us. Thank you.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; 1 Samuel 16:14-17:11; Acts 10:17-33; Luke 24:36-53
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; 1 Samuel 17:17-30; Acts 10:34-48; Mark 1:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 10 Programming at the Spiritual Life Center
July 11 St. George’s, Schenectady – The Rev’d Paul Blanch, The Rev’d Cn Delos Wampler

***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

***** Fr. Neal Longe: Praise The Lord my mother has come out of surgery without any complications. She is currently in recovery and will be in the hospital 5-7 days. Please continue to pray for an uneventful recovery. I will be traveling home tomorrow so please pray for my travel as well.

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer table 7/10/13 Sunny, Breezy, Humid, Dcn. Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo

Paul - Bishop Ball., David, Tripp, and Pastor Paul - surgery

***** prayer table at 12 noon @ Grace Church, Waterford, NY. Jim Tarullo and friend.

Chuck-- prayer for daughter Megan, looking for work.+

Judy-- pray for Jim, Drs. visit be negative. +

Scott-- Just had prayer at church, Thanks, gave him cross and blessing+

John-- pray for my wife and all my children, may the Lord be with them all, gave Blessing and Crosses for each, 2 adult and 4 childrens crosses. ++++++

***** Prayer Table 7/8 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM State St., Schenectady Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar, Very hot! Prayer about the heat affecting the neighboring homes with open windows. A nice breeze came up shortly after that prayer!
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+ Wanda - mother of 8, grandmother of 13 - blessed her and her family

++ Richard and Diana - prayers for forgiveness and acceptance

++ Lenea and her young daughter Neajae - get out of a shelter, get her car back

Rodney - a blessing as he hurried past to work

Tobias (a regular) - was driving by, pulled over across the street and came to join us. Besides asking for prayer, he stayed and prayed with us for several people. Prayers for:
Ragena - open her ears, forgiveness
Sharon - keep her strong in the Lord
Lisa - strength and peace
Diane - family relationships, be an example for her family

+ Shakiah - find happiness, get back on track with God and her education

++ Tequoia and her young son Eumontie - prayed for his epilepsy

++ Bryn - prayers for his son Deja, wife Penny, prayers for the entire family, blessing and to be an example for others

++ Halia (young girl) - stop the bully at camp from calling her names (we prayed for protection for her then prayed for the bully), her 15 month baby brother with a skin problem

Car driving by rolled down the window to yell at us "God Bless You!"

+ David - new to Schnectady, moved her from NYC last Wednesday - we blessed him, prayed that he would have a blessed life in this city

Pedro - blessed him, ask God to fill his life and guide him.

Nameless vet (as we were leaving) - blessed him, gave him the lottery ticket for today that we found at the prayer table!

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

 

7/9/2013, #9, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how he spoke to you when he was still in Galilee, saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.' " And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. (Luke 24:3-9)
      Jesus, help us remember your words to us: write them on our hearts and minds. Guide us by your Holy Spirit in sharing your word with others. Thank you.

A word received: My death was for you.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; 1 Samuel 15:24-35; Acts 9:32-43; Luke 23:56b-24:11
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Acts 10:1-16; Luke 24:12-35

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 9 Christ Church, Schenectady -The Rev’d Bradley Jones, The Rev’d Peter Schofield, The Rev’d Lawrence Hubert, The Rev’d Howard Smith, The Rt. Rev’d Daniel Herzog, The Rev’d David McConkey

***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

***** Fr. Neal Longe: Please pray for my mother who is having surgery in NYC on Wednesday. I will be traveling to NYC on Tuesday to be with her for the surgery. Please pray for safe travel, a successful operation, and a quick healing

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 08, 2013

 

7/8/2013, #8, 3rd Quarter 2013

Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he said, "Father, 'into your hands I commit my spirit.' " Having said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-46)
      Father, in the midst of all the darkness in the world, help us by your Holy Spirit to find the same freedom that Jesus had: to commit his life and his Spirit fully into your hands. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me for help.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; 1 Samuel 15:1-3,7-23; Acts 9:19b-31; Luke 23:44-56a
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; 1 Samuel 15:24-35; Acts 9:32-43; Luke 23:56b-24:11

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 8 Bethesda Church, Saratoga Springs – The Very Rev’d Marshall Vang, The Rev’d Paul Evans, The Rev’d Margaret Haight, The Rev’d David Plank

***** Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening that the husband and wife deacon team of Alan and MaryCarol Hart will be performing the "Concert for South Sudan" at St. Ann's of Amsterdam. They will sing and play some original songs written by Alan, plus many of their favorite folk, popular and religious songs. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be collected, with all proceeds going to help Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of South Sudan finish building his church currently under construction there now. Bishop Abraham asked Alan for his help during a conversation they had at this year's Convention, and Alan has vowed to help. If you would like to help but cannot come to the program, feel free to send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY,12010. Please write "Concert for Sudan" in the "for" line on the bottom left corner. Thank you!

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 07, 2013

 

7/7/2013, #7, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then he said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2)
      Father, I pray that you will send more laborers out into the harvest fields. Here am I, send me.

Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. (Luke 10:3)
      Holy Spirit, help me daily look to Jesus for wisdom, provision, and protection.

Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. (Luke 10:4)
      Jesus, I trust that you will provide all that is needed for the ministry you give me. Don't let me be side-tracked by the opinions of others along the way.

A word received: Pray for hearts filled with increased trust of me.

Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; 1 Samuel 14:36-45; Rom. 5:1-11; Matt. 22:1-14
Proper 9 Closest to July 6: 66 or 66:1-8; Isaiah 66:10-16; Galatians 6:(1-10)14-18; Luke 10:1-12,16-20
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; 1 Samuel 15:1-3,7-23; Acts 9:19b-31; Luke 23:44-56a

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 7 Summer Vacation Bible Schools, The Rev’d Adam Egan

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