Tuesday, November 05, 2013
11/5/2013, #31, 4th Quarter 2013
Holy Spirit, lead me to the rock that is higher that I: lead me to Jesus day by day. Thank you.
For you have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of your wings. (Psalm 61:3-4)
Jesus, you are my shelter in the storm. My heart's desire is to abide in the shelter of your wings. Gather your people as a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings. Thank you.
For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. (Psalm 61:5)
Father, thank you for hearing my vows and my prayers to you. Thank you for hearing me when I cry out to you. Thank you for the good heritage you have given me. I pray that all of my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will enter into that heritage. Thank you.
A word received: Look to me for righteousness.
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Neh. 12:27-31a,42b-47; Rev. 11:1-19; Matt. 13:44-52
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Neh. 13:4-22; Rev. 12:1-12; Matt. 13:53-58
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests
November 5 Saints, Martyrs and Confessors of the Anglican Communion, The Rev’d David McSwain, The Rev’d William Tatem
***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
From: Ronnie O'Neill
Sent: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Subject: Prayer Request
This has come in this morning from a concerned member of the Willowfield congregation. We should all be on our guard, satan hates marriage as it is God's institution for the union of a man and woman to come together and what God has joined together let NO ONE put apart!
Can we all continue to pray for marriages in our church, life is full of stress & strain and we're all constantly being tested. 3 marriages have now broke down this year alone from members of our congregation these couples have all separated & all have children. please pray for these families especially the children that Gods love will surround them & protect them. But please continue to pray for each other's marriages that Gods love will keep us all together & Him at the centre.
[Note from Torre: pray for the marriages in your parish.]
***** Christ Church Coxsackie is hosting an evening of revival at the church, 70 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY, 12051, 7pm, Friday, 11/08. There will be worship, an encouraging message and healing prayer, seeking God as we are led by the Lord. The message will be given by Luke Hendrickson of Christ Church. All are welcome. Bring an unsaved friend. God is EXCELLENT, for all eternity! Gary Roosa
From: Bishop Dan Herzog
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2013
Subject: Thank You
Let me extend deep thanks for your prayers surrounding the Men's Retreat in Montreal. When I crossed into Quebec the temp was 69, and then began falling rapidly.
As I got within a few miles of the retreat house there was a massive power failure (350K homes) which took down my GPS, giving me a brief but pleasant sortie into Laval (where a kind anglophone in a shop with a loo gave me verbal directions). The retreat house is operated by a community of Holy Cross nuns, now four older sisters. Adjoining is a large vacant more modern convent, no longer needed and now sold to the city as it is riverfront property. Quebec, once the most pious of all the colonies has a contemporary culture as secular as the American northwest.
But standing out from this was a cadre of 50 Anglican men who have formed this loose association and persist vigorously for Christ in this context. Not much different from the 1st century (except that virtually all the streets are named after saints, what a contrast!)
The chemistry is not much different from a men's cursillo weekend with vigorous singing, small group discussions after each teaching. We had a more focused service of healing, and time for Reconciliation. We ended Sunday morning with the Stations of the Resurrection and the Eucharist of All Saints. It was clearly a weekend of deepened conversion and growth in grace.
I arrived back at Christ the King last night in time for supper and to celebrate a Generational Eucharist for our School of Healing Prayer, Level II. I fell asleep with much gratitude to our Lord for the opportunity to serve Him, and for your prayers of intercession. Those nine days of prayer made a difference.
On a personal note, the workmen began the repairs to our home in tornado alley, five months after the event. We continue to be grateful to God for His many mercies. Today, a couple of meetings, some spiritual direction and time with a retreatant; tomorrow Healing Service. Thank you for praying.
Your brother in Christ, + Dan
PS: On a personal note, the workmen began the repairs to our home in tornado alley, five months after the event. We continue to be grateful to God for His many mercies
***** Prayer table report, Monday 11/4 12:15pm - 1:15pm, State Street Schenectady Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and guitar
+ Margaret - her asthma and thyroid problems, her family
Tom - blessing
++Ronnie & Veronica - blessed their marriage; increased presence of the Lord
Garnett - walk by blessing
Don - walk by blessing
+Lee (woman) - staying clean and doing the Lord's will (tears will we prayed)
+Amy - embaressment
++Patrick - prayers for his mom Catherine who has breast cancer
+++ Vanessa - blessing for herself and her children
Car driving yelled out the window to bless us!
+Sandy - family and health
+Tanya - peace and serenity in her family
++Maggie and Jesus - celebrated their engagement, blessed their marriage (Mark was very excited to meet someone named Jesus and to get to pray for them)
Fire truck #1 on a call, waved at us
Nancy - blessing
***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Nov. 4, 20-13; 9:45-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Chilly but bright and sunny this morning. We have begun, through the generosity of parishioners and outside contributors, giving out winter hats, gloves and socks as well as non-perishable food items such as soup, mac and cheese, and tuna fish to our neighbors who can use help. The response has been great. Deacon intern Marian Sive and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. Did not give out any crosses or anoint anyone today, which might be the first time that has happened since we started the weekly Monday morning table here on July 9, 2012.)
ED -- Took some food but politely declined prayers saying, "No thanks. I'm good."
THERESA -- Stopped for prayer for her grandson JOHN who has been in some kind of trouble. (Theresa did not go into detail, but God knows where John needs healing.)
BRIANNA -- This woman says she is bothered by evil spirits who tell her to do things she doesn't want to do. We prayed for these evil spirits to leave her and go to Jesus to deal with as He will.
DAVID -- He has been feeling "drained" and unable to minister to other fellow veterans in need of prayer and knowing Jesus better (or at all!), so we prayed for David to get a "booster shot" of strength and confidence from God to keep up the good ministry to others and to continue to be a witness for Christ.
ETHEL -- This older woman has a bad left wrist she keeps re-injuring, so we prayed for continued healing for Ethel. (She delivers food to friends and relatives all over Amsterdam. She originally hurt herself by falling last winter walking down Route 30.)
***** (Fr Brad Jones and Patti Gibbons) It is with great sadness that we share the news that our co-worker and sister in Christ, Chris Richmond, has gone home to be with the Lord. Chris served her God and the community of young people most of her life. We are sure that she is resting in the Glory of the presence of the Eternal One. We as a Youth For Christ family would greatly appreciate your prayers for us and for John, Becky, Johnny and their family during this difficult time. While we know that we do not grieve as the world grieves, please ask that the God of all comfort will be this family's portion. Thank you.
Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord; And let light perpetual shine upon her
***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center: You are invited every Tuesday morning for Christian Healing Services 10- 12 in the CtK Main Chapel, Upcoming Speakers:
November 5: Mother Gerry Clemmons
Since graduating with an M.Div from Trinity School for Ministry, Mother Gerry Clemmons has been rector of St. John's in Cohoes. For over four years God has been blessing them with a growing congregation and youth who love the Lord. She and her husband, Byard, reside in Troy. Mother Gerry plans to speak about the topic of Walls and Gates from the book of Nehemiah.
November 12: Fr. Mark Michael
The Reverend Mark Michael has served as rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown since 2009. A native of Maryland, he was previously assistant chaplain and history master at Saint James School in Maryland and rector of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, Maryland. He and his wife Allison have two sons. Fr. Mark will speak on Waiting on God's Work in Healing.
November 19: Fr. Marty Wendell
November 26: The Right Rev. Daniel Herzog, VIII Bishop of Albany