Saturday, November 23, 2013
11/23/2013, #48, 4th Quarter 2013
Lord, help us set the oppressed free and break every yoke of bondage.
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? (Isaiah 58:7)
Holy Spirit, move our hearts with compassion to come alongside those who are suffering and in need.
Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. (Isaiah 58:8 )
Holy Father, we long for your light, the light of Jesus, to shine forth in our lives.
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, 'Here I am.' "If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, (Isaiah 58:9)
Jesus, please help us forgive so that we may be forgiven. Hear us when we call out to you.
If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. (Isaiah 58:10)
Holy Spirit, help us see and reach out to the poor and the afflicted.
The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. (Isaiah 58:11)
Jesus, let your living water flow through us and out to others. Let us and our homes be watered gardens where others may find the refreshment of your Holy Spirit.
Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. (Isaiah 58:12)
Jesus, Repairer of the Breach between God and man, help us to be restorers of streets to dwell in. Renew Schenectady and all the communities of this diocese. Help us follow in your footsteps and build up the old waste places and raise up new structures that have you as their foundation. Thank you.
A word received: Come to me for help and protection.
A prayer received: Pour out your word and your Spirit on you Church and end the famine of both.
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Isa. 65:17-25; Rev. 22:14-21; Matt. 18:21-35
Sunday: 118 * 145; Isa. 19:19-25; Rom. 15:5-13; Luke 19:11-27
Proper 29 Closest to November 23: 46; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:35-43 or Luke 19:29-38
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests
November 23 The Rev’d Lynne Crimi, The Rev’d Ana Maria Rivera-Georgescu
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday November 21, 2013, 5:10 - 6:10 p.m.. Torre 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
Ted (volunteer) -- His granddaughter Camille is not as good as she was. The appeal to get insurance coverage for her lyme disease was denied.
Dan -- He is struggling with his daughter Julia.
a Gary -- He asked for prayer about what to say to the people as a meditation at the meal.
+a Ralph (man) -- He is homeless and in need of a job.
++a Davon (man) -- We prayed for the pain in his neck. He took an extra cross for his girlfriend.
+a Earl and +a Kathrine and two ++ children. We prayed for provision and protection.
a Bruce (volunteer) -- We prayed for his dad, Norman. Norman's wife Lelia died in April. They had been married 69 years.
+Sue (woman) -- She asked for wisdom for her family. She was saved in a Billy Graham crusade 45 years ago.
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, David Haig, Steve Evans, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St. VERY cold and windy.
+--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
g--indicates gloves given out
Tobias (man) -- He is going to be baptized on Tuesday. Glad he is finally going to take the plunge.
Richard (man) and Maya (baby daughter) -- They were on the way to visit his sister.
Jason (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer
g Tina (woman) -- She prayer for provision and protection. She just moved her from Missouri.
g Elena and g 199 Nisa (these two young women drove up and asked for prayer for Nisa's son Angel.
Paula and John (regulars, they drove up) and her friend +Kathy -- We prayed for Paula's family and then we prayed for Kathy and her daughter Zaradia who is terminally ill with liver disease. We also prayed for Paula's dad Johnny who has cancer.
g g (Hispanic couple) -- They did not want prayer but really appreciated the gloves.
+g g Shada and Coben -- Later Shada came back for a pair of gloves for her son.
David (man) -- We prayed for his ministry with vets at the VA who are in recovery.
g g Mahendra (young man, regular) -- He has given his life to Jesus. He got an extra pair of gloves for his girlfriend.
g (woman) -- No prayer
Tona (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer
Albany Street 9:40 AM - 10:40AM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and guitar, really, really windy!
G - given winter gloves
H - given a winter hat
+ - given a Dennis Adams wooden cross
Steve - hit and run prayer
GH Angel (young girl) - prayers for her life
GGH Estelle (Angel's mom) - prayers for her pastor, her church (unity), and her life with the Lord
Unknown man walking by, came and joined hands with us as we prayed for Angel and Estelle. Then he blesses us and left.
HHHHGG - Jamie - a young mother with a stroller, 2 young girls, and a son at home - bless and watchover the family
Gary - hit and run prayer
G Cindy - blessing, praise for her new housing, next to a church
+ James (Cindy's son) - praise for the healing of his thyroid; prayers for the healing of his nervous system
Unknown walk by blessed us
G Elijiah - blessed us!
(ran out of gloves)
++ Patty - housing for her and her 2 daughters (currently living in a hotel), provision
H+ Keith - blessings
H+ Jay - blessings, walk with God
(ran out of hats)
+ Malaca - pray to better her life
+Sincere (young man) - his life
Robert - blessing
+Jeff - more thankful than anything, he had lost everything (divorce, children) but now rebuilding. He recently moved to Schnectady, has a job, and housing, looking for a church.
++Tom - prayer for his son, Tom Jr, to stay clean (in recovery) of drugs and alcohol.
+Michael - his father. Ron, has just died. We prayed peace; also God to clear the congestion in Michael's chest
+ Janet - prayers for family safety, keep them strong under pressure, (Cross is for her grandson)
***** Mudge Scripture Prayer, Sat 11/23/2013
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
Make known his deeds among the people!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
Tell all the people of his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! (Psalm 105: 1-4)
Lord, we seek your strength for Father Shaw Mudge and may he feel your presence continually. Be with him as he prepares to go back to Belize. May his travels be safe and timely. Guide him as he prepares to lead part of the clergy retreat.
During this week leading up to our feast of thanksgiving, we give special thanks to You, Lord, for all that You have done for the Mudge Mission. Thank You for the students in Belize. May Father Shaw’s work lead to many more people knowing your deeds, your wondrous works. Glory to You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May many more souls seek You and rejoice.
We offer up a special prayer for Lydia as she searches for employment and for Mother Julie in all her endeavors as well.
We give thanks to You, Lord, with grateful hearts. Amen.
***** The healing ministry is about planting seeds of healing.
The teaching is natural.
The fruit is supernatural.
Doubt,fear, anxiety, negativity.
Take them for a walk, with a friend (Jesus) to the curb.
Let the garbage man take they way...
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
~Rev. Nigel Mumford+