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Friday, February 28, 2014

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 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
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

Dan (staff) -- He asked prayer for Taisha (woman) who is a member of the community meal who is having surgery. He also asked prayer for his wife's cousin Debbie who has Stage 4 cancer.

Gary (staff) -- We prayed for his wife Debbie who is in pain; for Joanne who needs a kidney, and for the message he would be giving to those who had come to the meal.

Ted (volunteer) -- His granddaughter Camille had a reaction to the antibiotics she was receiving for Lyme's disease. We also prayed for his peripheral neuropathy.

Ken (man) -- His girlfriend of 12 years died; he has lost his job; and he is angry with God. After praying with him, he invited Jesus into his heart.

++John (young man who gave his life to Jesus January 23rd) -- He had to press charges against his father to the police (his father had held a knife to John's throat) and his father was in jail. He asked prayer for his father's safety. He also asked prayer for his mother who is sick. He took crosses for his father and mother.

+ a 199 Chris (man) -- Gary (staff) had been his probation officer 18 years before. Gary invited him to sit down. Chris' daughter Merjian (age 12) was adopted in Oklahoma without his permission because he couldn't go there for the hearing. He has not seen his daughter for 10 years. He gave his life to Jesus and invited Jesus into his heart. He was crying.

+Rich (man) -- He came up to me and introduced himself. I remembered his face but not his name. He said he had last seen me in 1999 at Christ Church.


 

2/28/2014, #51, 1st Quarter 2014

Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus. But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. (John 12:20-26)
      Holy Spirit, move among us in this diocese to raise up men and women and youths who will give their all for Jesus and so bear much fruit.

      Father, you are Lord of the Harvest: send us into the harvest fields to bring in the full crop you have prepared for us.

      Jesus, I am willing to be a grain of wheat for you. Help me join with you day by day in producing much grain.

A word received (11/18/06): Pray for the day of my threshing. Pray that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff. Pray for my little ones who are being led astray by lies. Pray for my will to be done.

Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow laborers. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Philemon 1:23-25)
      Jesus, help us to be fellow laborers for the gospel. Help us join with all those saints down through the ages whose passion for you was greater than any suffering they had to endure. Thank you.

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my family, that You have brought me this far? (2 Samuel 7:18 )
      Father, help me come to that place of stillness where I am at rest in your presence as David was with you. Thank you.

Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning, for in you do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you. (Psalm 143:8 )
      Jesus, I lift up my soul to you.

A word received (11/28/13): I can set your spirit free from every snare of the evil one.

A word received: I AM living water; come to me and drink.

Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Prov. 8:1-21: Philemon 1-25: John 12:9-19
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Prov. 8:22-36: 2 Tim. 1:1-14: John 12:20-26

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 27 Christ the King Spiritual Life Center -- The Rev’d Mathew Baker, Director
FEBRUARY 28 Diocesan Council

***** St. Ann's, Amsterdam (37 Division Street) - invites you to join us for a Hymn Sing-Along, Saturday, March 8, as we sing some of our favorite hymns. Come and join us in praising God in Song. Our evening will be led by Lisa Longe and Dcn. Alan Hart.

***** It is with sadness that we report the death of Deacon Susan Stewart, Deacon at St. Matthew's, Latham, after a long battle with cancer. Visitng hours will be on Friday, March 7th from 5 pm to 7 pm at The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan Street, Albany, NY 12210. Funeral services, with Bishop Love officiating and preaching, will be Saturday, March 8th at 11 am, also at the Cathedral. Please keep Deacon Susan's family, parish, and friends in your prayers.
      Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon her. Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

***** Upcoming Healing Conference at St. Luke's, Cambridge
      St. Luke's Cambridge is pleased to announce an upcoming healing conference presented by Michael and Christine Hales of Kingdom Arts Ministries, Philmont, NY. Michael and Christine have been trained under Randy Clark at the Global School of Supernatural Ministry and they now teach others to walk in the supernatural ways of the Holy Spirit. They are currently teaching at the GSSM satellite school at St. Michael's, Colonie. Join us on March 15 from 9:30 – 4:00 to learn how God desires to move in our midst and how to co-labor with him in what he is doing!
      There is no cost for the conference, however a free will offering will be taken. Please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. The conference will include time for worship, teaching and ministry.
      Many blessings!
      Jim French +, St. Luke's Church, 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, NY 12816

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, February 27, 2014

 

2/27/2014, #50, 1st Quarter 2014

Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom he had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray him, said, "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of my burial. For the poor you have with you always, but me you do not have always." (John 12:1-8 )
      Holy Spirit, please give us eyes to see the poor that are all around us.

      Jesus, help us give alms to to the poor in addition to our tithes and offerings. Help us to have compassion towards the poor. Help us recognize our own poverty of spirit before you.

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in his holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5)
      Father, please help us have your heart towards the lost and the least. Help us defend them and provide for them. Thank you for having mercy on us; for we too are poor sinners in need of your grace and mercy.

Now this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15)
      Jesus, please help us pray according to the mind of your Spirit and ask for those things that are the Father's will.

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5:21)
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear; nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them. (Psalm 135:15-18 )
      Holy Father, set this nation free from the idolatry of money and personal fulfillment.

A word received: My word is food indeed.
A prayer received: Feed us on your word.

Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Prov. 6:1-19: 1 John 5:1-12: John 11:45-54
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Prov. 8:1-21: Philemon 1-25: John 12:9-19

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 26 Church of the Holy Name, Boytonville – The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg

***** St. Ann's, Amsterdam (37 Division Street) - invites you to join us for a Hymn Sing-Along, Saturday, March 8, as we sing some of our favorite hymns. Come and join us in praising God in Song. Our evening will be led by Lisa Longe and Dcn. Alan Hart.

***** Cathedral Prayer Table 2-26-14, Cold, and It appears that I did not get the word that we would not have a table today, but I set up inside.

Paul - Bishop Ball, Fr. Mc Quade, Tripp, Ryan and his Father Ken, Tyler and Oliva

Otis - in a recovery program, which he has been successfully completing, but his ADHD is giving him problems, and his daughter Daishetta, that she may complete the nursing program is she is enroller in.

FHS, Jana Lingo

***** Lenten Reflections 2014, Day by Day
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
      During Lent we are encouraged to deepen our relationship with the Lord by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. We hear this on Ash Wednesday and are urged to continue thereafter.
      As an aid, a Daily passage and Reflection will be available for reading to everyone who is on our general distribution roster, along with anyone you wish to add. You may also choose to opt out by clicking the "SafeUnsubscribe" link at the bottom of this note.
      The texts are those appointed in the daily Eucharistic lectionary of the Episcopal Church for the weekdays of Lent. (They are different from the Readings assigned to the Daily Office.) The contributors are laity and clergy of the Diocese of Albany who offer their thoughts and prayers for all of us.
      During Lent we have the opportunity to engage in a sort of 'spiritual spring training' to strengthen our lives as disciples of our Lord, and to be equipped to carry out the mission and ministry entrusted to each of us. Each day let us pray for all the others who are seeking a deeper conversion in this holy season, with prayers for all our Sisters and Brothers, for our Bishop Bill, and for each parish and ministry within Christ's holy church.
      With best wishes for a devout and holy Lent, I remain, Your brother in Christ, Bishop Dan Herzog, Ministry of Healing and Spiritual Formation
      To recevie these, click http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001uxu9h741ik3R_mTvEuYfcA%3D%3D

***** Upcoming Healing Conference at St. Luke's, Cambridge
      St. Luke's Cambridge is pleased to announce an upcoming healing conference presented by Michael and Christine Hales of Kingdom Arts Ministries, Philmont, NY. Michael and Christine have been trained under Randy Clark at the Global School of Supernatural Ministry and they now teach others to walk in the supernatural ways of the Holy Spirit. They are currently teaching at the GSSM satellite school at St. Michael's, Colonie. Join us on March 15 from 9:30 – 4:00 to learn how God desires to move in our midst and how to co-labor with him in what he is doing!
      There is no cost for the conference, however a free will offering will be taken. Please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. The conference will include time for worship, teaching and ministry.
      Many blessings!
      Jim French +, St. Luke's Church, 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, NY 12816

***** Mudge Missionary Prayer Mail for February 26
Dear partners in prayer,
This is a public prayer mail. "God now more than ever."
      There has been a lot of spiritual static lately, or things just not going well. I am thinking on a macro level (world-wide), as well as micro level (every day glitches). As I prayed about this, I think the following slogan is timely for society as a whole. We need God now, more than ever.
This week's selective overview:
      1) Vocational counseling.
      2) Registering new students. Planning ahead through the summer.
      3) Technical support for students and faculty, and course work.
      4) How are we doing, numbers-wise? Since the beginning of Advent, 109 individual people explored our Google Web links site (open to the public world-wide),13 new people since I last mentioned it: http://goo.gl/XXF0Ti .
Prayer requests:
      1) Julie and I are making presentations on different topics at the Diocese of Connecticut Mission Conference this weekend, as well as being the SAMS representatives there, with a display. And we are also visiting a parish in the Diocese of Albany. Pray that all would be done to the glory of God.
      2) Pray for plans under consideration. Julie and I sense the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit through it all. Your prayers are very helpful.
      3) Pray that our parish visitation schedule be His schedule.
      4) Pray for my upcoming visit to Belize in mid-March.
      5) Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide and supply the needs of: faculty, family, finances, plans, programs, diocesan plans, and parish visits.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon in our Parish Hall during our free monthly Community Meal. Muriel Papura, Ann DeGroff and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)

JOHN -- We prayed for his battle for better health and that he will know God is with him through this ordeal.

MYRA -- She sought prayer for her daughter ELISE, who has fought various illnesses her whole life and is getting discouraged. We prayed that God would give her a booster shot of faith.

PAIGE -- This woman asked for prayer for her boyfriend PAUL, who she says is "not accepted" by her family and close friends.

(Monday, Feb. 24, 20-14, 10-10:30 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. For the third straight week it was very, very cold with a snow squall and high wind blowing. It made for very little foot traffic and it made it difficult for us to remain out there as long as we would have liked. Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table. Did not give out any crosses or anoint anyone with Holy Oil today, partly because my oil stock was frozen!)

NANCY -- This very needy woman who lives with her sister came for the free non-perishable food we offer (along with warm winter clothing items) and we prayed for her protection, safety and good health.

TWO WOMEN IN SEPARATE CARS -- They were cussing and swearing at each other from their cars idling at the traffic light near our table. The one nearest us rolled down the window and asked us to pray for the OTHER lady top stop swearing and behave! We prayed for both of them to calm down and stop fighting.

JOHNNY -- This man came to the table and asked for prayers for his sister (No name) who he says heard the "Seven Trumpets of Heaven" sounding in the sky above her in New York City on Sunday morning. (Supposedly there are people from all over the Earth who have heard strange sounds coming out of the sky lately. YOU TUBE is rife with reports on this.) JOHNNY also sought prayer for his own health and safety, and he took food and clothing with the prayer.

CONCHERA -- This young woman came just as we were closing the table and took food. We prayed for her and her young family.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 

2/25/2014, #48, 1st Quarter 2014

Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:39-40)
      Holy Spirit, please bring us to that level of belief/faith/trust in what Jesus has said that we will see the glory of God.

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. And I know that you always hear me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that you sent me." (John 11:41-42)
      Father, thank you for hearing Jesus. Thank you that you hear him now as he ever lives to make intercession for us.

Now when he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" (John 11:43)
      Jesus, call us forth to new life in you as you did Lazarus.

And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go." (John 11:44)
      Jesus, please give your word of command whereby we will be set free from every bondage. Bless the ministry of deliverance throughout the diocese. Thank you.

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; (Psalm 127:1a)
      LORD, so many attempt to build on other foundations than Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 3:11 ff). Set the Church free of this folly.

Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1b)
      LORD, guard your people, for the enemy is at the city gates and has broken in. Revive our civic institutions and restore good governance and sound morals. Let the river of your Spirit flow through our community and wash away the filth. Thank you.

A word received: Look to my grace and mercy and not to your desires. My grace and mercy are so that you may do my will.

Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; Prov. 4:1-27: 1 John 4:7-21: John 11:30-44
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Prov. 6:1-19: 1 John 5:1-12: John 11:45-54

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 25 Christ & St. John’s, Champlain – The Rev’d Patricia Beauharnois, The Rev’d Charles Smith

***** St. Ann's, Amsterdam (37 Division Street) - invites you to join us for a Hymn Sing-Along, Saturday, March 8, as we sing some of our favorite hymns. Come and join us in praising God in Song. Our evening will be led by Lisa Longe and Dcn. Alan Hart.

***** From Tyler Slade, Monday, February 24, 2014 12:57 PM
Hello all,
      I just wanted to update you all on the INCREDIBLE weekend we just had. It was truly a weekend of remarkable breakthrough. Our times of worship and prayer and teaching were just fantastic. But I think what was most remarkable was to see us move forward this weekend from seeing individuals getting blessed and healed by Jesus, to a whole community of youth embracing Jesus together. Jesus is being embraced corporately and I can see now a community of young believers taking shape that are going to follow the Lord together...like an army, that is being groomed and prepared to battle for the advancing of His kingdom in their towns and the wider area. Our final night of worship the joy of the Lord broke through so pervasively that the whole group was up in the center of our meeting room embracing each other, expressing their love for each other and Jesus and chanting the Lord's name. I had so many kids coming to me expressing that they wanted to entrust their whole lives to Jesus now, and emerge from the pressures of culture and their peers to live a life of devotion to the Lord.
      I also had a number of kids come to me that wanted to bring things into the light that had been hidden til now. I have found that it is only when the love of Jesus is manifested in these young people's lives through worship and prayer that they feel confident enough to expose the secret burdens, pains and hurts that they have been carrying. A great deal of abuse; physical, sexual and verbal/emotional were confessed. It is SO painful to hear that these wonderful young people (whom I have grown to love dearly) are being so mistreated, often by their own parents or other close family and friends. But I truly PRAISE JESUS! Because it is only because of the reality of His love, and His power to save us from any darkness that they feel confident enough to bring it out into the open. Thank you Jesus for being so good.
      Please pray with me that the seeds of hope that has been planted in so many young hearts for a life lived in the fullness of the Lord's love would now take root, and grow up to full maturity in Christ.
      Jesus is moving, and something is starting to come together in this group of young people. It is a joy and a marvel to be a part of. Please keep praying. I believe it is a significant kingdom work taking place.
      With lots of love and thanks, ty

***** Ecumenical Healing Services lead by The Rt. Rev. Daniel W. Herzog, Every Tuesday at 10:00 in the Main Chapel at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
      Come, experience the healing power of Christ's love. All are welcome. Receive prayer at the end of the service with one of our prayer teams for emotional, spiritual and physical healing.
      "...and David said, "Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all." 1 Chronicles 29: 10-11
Speakers in February: 2/24 The Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog, VIII Bishop or Albany
      Bishop Dan will teach on the value, virtue, and vitality of Lent in the Christian life. His topic will be "Giving God Space." We'll look at how we can apply the invitation to the observance of a 'devout and holy Lent.' Practical, realistic, and spiritual. A common pilgramage with hundreds of millions of fellow disciples of Jesus toward the victory of our King. Come join in praise, worship, teaching, Eucharist and ministry.
      Lunch follows the service at 11:30 in the Trinity Dining Room at the Welcome Center.

***** Soaking Prayer - Every Wed. 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
      Come and experience a place and time of rest in Christ's loving presence. Held upstairs in the Healing Center Chapel. (Handicapped accessible) Contact: healing@ctkcenter.org or call 518-692-9550 for more information.
      Please note: NEW TIME 9:30 -11:30 Starting Wed. March 5, 2014 and at 11:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be available to all attending Soaking Prayer if desired.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, February 24, 2014

 

2/24/2014, #47, 1st Quarter 2014, St. Matthais Day

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. (John 15:1)
      Father, please prune me so that I may bear fruit for you.

      Jesus, please keep me grafted into you by your Holy Spirit.

If anyone does not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (John 15:6)
      Jesus, there are so many withered branches in your church.

      Father, graft them back into the vine so that can receive new life in Jesus.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7)
      Holy Spirit, please bring us to that steady abiding in Jesus whereby we pray according to his will.

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be my disciples. (John 15:8 )
      Jesus, help us to be disciples who bear much fruit and bring glory to our Father in heaven.

"As the Father loved me, I also have loved you; abide in my love. (John 15:9)
      Jesus, help us abide in your love and learn to experience our Father's love more.

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as i have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. (John 15:10)
      Jesus, help us keep your commandment to love one another and show forth your love and the love of your Father to one another.

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. (John 15:11)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to that fulfillment of joy that you have for us.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
      Jesus, please help us live out your commandment day by day.

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. (John 15:13)
      Father, help us follow Jesus' example of laying down his life for his friends, for laying down his life for us.

You are my friends if you do whatever I command you. (John 15:14)
      Jesus, please help us come into that friendship that flows out of obedience to you.

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15)
      Thank you for calling us your friends, Jesus.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. (John 15:16)
      Jesus, thank you for choosing me, along with Matthais and your other saints. Help me, like them, hold to the faith once for all delivered to the saints (see Jude 3). Thank you.

These things I command you, that you love one another. (John 15:17)
      Jesus, I am yours to command.

Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Prov. 3:11-20: 1 John 3:18-4:6: John 11:17-29
Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; Prov. 4:1-27: 1 John 4:7-21: John 11:30-44
St. Matthias February 24: 15; Acts 1:15-26; Philippians 3:13b-21; John 15:1,6-16

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 24 Preparation for the Diocesan Convention (June 6-8 )

***** Jeanne Gizara, Friday, February 21, 2014, Mudge Scripture Prayer
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13: 20-21)
      God of peace, You who sent your only Son to earth to die for our sins, but then brought him to life again, we ask that You equip Father Shaw Mudge with everything good that He may do your will as He provides theological education to the people of Belize. Work in him, Lord, that which is pleasing in your sight. Lord Jesus, shepherd of the sheep and the blood of the new covenant, through You and Your Holy Spirit, may Father Shaw have every blessing possible as He works for Your Kingdom. Jesus, to You be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
      We thank You Lord that the new computer server has been installed and is working well. We thank You that the numbers visiting Father Shaw’s websites are increasing. As a new semester begins, we pray for all of the students. And Lord, please be with Father Shaw and Mother Julie as they participate in the diocese of Connecticut’s mission conference this weekend. We ask all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, February 23, 2014

 

2/23/2014, #46, 1st Quarter 2014

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. (Matthew 5:38-397)
      Jesus, please help me to be willing to suffer for righteousness sake -- not my righteousness, but yours.

If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. (Matthew 5:40-41)
      Holy Spirit, please help me let go of the worldly stuff so that your purposes are served.

Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. (Matthew 5:42)
      Father, soften my heart. Give me a heart of flesh instead of this heart of stone. Help me to respond to those in need.

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, (Matthew 5:43-44)
      Jesus, please help me to forgive, even as you did. Help me let go of old wounds and hurts and the anger and resentment I feel towards those who have hurt me.

that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5:45)
      Father, help me to recognize the plank in my own eye so that I may love and have compassion on the evil as well as the good.

For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:46-48 )
      Holy Spirit, please help me to love with Jesus' love from the cross so that I may enter my Father's will and kingdom. Thank you.

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. (Leviticus 19:1-2)
      Father, I pray that every servant of yours throughout this diocese will preach your call to holiness of life this day. You are holy, please help me desire to be like you.

      Father, it has been said that man was created in your image and ever since man has been trying to return the favor. Help us repent of making gods in our own image and seek you the true and only God. Thank you.

'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 19:9-10)
      
      Jesus, help us make provision for the poor among us.

      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) Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8 ) Lord, I pray that you will send more laborers out into the harvest fields. Here am I, send me.

      Father, help me go into your harvest fields with Jesus' humility and meet and serve and provide for your little ones. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me, come into my presence and worship me.

Sunday: 118 * 145; Prov. 1:20-33: 2 Cor. 5:11-21 Mark 10:35-45
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany: 71 or 71:16-24; Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23; Matthew 5:38-48
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Prov. 3:11-20: 1 John 3:18-4:6: John 11:17-29

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 23 Canon Ray Donahue, The Rev’d Ted McConnell

***** Amazing & touching. http://www.fministry.com/
From Streams of the River, making glad the city of God
      Pope Francis speaks to Evangelicals, Pentecostals and Charismatics about Unity
      I was alerted to the following video by Bishop Greg Venables (Anglican Bishop of Argentina) on his Facebook page a few days ago. It was made during a 14th January meeting with the Rt Rev’d Anthony Palmer, a bishop and international ecumenical officer with the Independent Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, a Charismatic denomination in the Anglican tradition.
      Pope Francis and Bishop Palmer Palmer knew each other well and worked together closely when the Pope was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The video is unusual in part because it was made and released in such an informal manner. Pope Francis had invited Palmer to spend some time with him in the Vatican. When Palmer told him that he was about to go to the USA to speak at a Kenneth Copeland pentecostal and charismatic pastors and leaders conference it was Francis who suggested a video message be made and played at the conference. The Pope's message was recorded on Palmer's iPhone!
      This is so moving in its spontaneity. It really does make you wonder how in all conscience other churches (especially member churches of the Anglican Communion) can persist in creating significant new obstacles to Christian unity. Really, how CAN that be of God?

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, February 22, 2014

 

2/22/2014, #45, 1st Quarter 2014

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. (Psalm 33:1)
      LORD, you are my joy and I delight in what you do. I praise you for your faithfulness and kindness to me.

Praise the LORD with the harp; make melody to him with an instrument of ten strings. (Psalm 33:2)
      Father, you have not given me the ability to carry a tune or play an instrument, but I will still praise you.

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. (Psalm 33:3)
      Jesus, please help me to sing to you with joy, whether I am in tune or not.

For the word of the LORD is right, and all his work is done in truth. (Psalm 33:4)
      Holy Spirit, wirte your word onmy heart and fill me to overflowing with your truth and righteousness. Thank you for your mighty works that you have let me see.

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. (Psalm 33:5)
      Father, help us love what you love. Help me to be a faithful witness to your goodness and love. Thank you.

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 33:18-19)
      Holy Trinity, One God, we hold you in awe and reverence. We trust you to carry us through every famine. You have done so in the past and we trust you for the future.

Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)
      Jesus, we wait on you and your timing. Our times are in your hand (see Psalm 31:15) and we are content to leave them there.

A word received: Let me change you as I changed Jacob.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Gen. 35:1-20: 1 John 3:11-18: John 11:1-16
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: 119:1-16 or 119:9-16; Ecclesiasticus 15:11-20 or 2 Kings 5:1-15b; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-24,27-30,33-37

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 22 Good Shepherd, Canajoharie – The Rev’d Virginia L. Ogden, The Rev’d Neal Longe

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Steve Evans, 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
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
NT-- indicates received a New Testament

Steven (young man) -- He picked me [Torre] up after a slipped and fell on the ice in the church parking lot.

+ a NT William (Older man) -- "I'm getting confused." He gave his life to Jesus and received forgiveness of his sins.

Steve -- He needs God's intervention to get his business started.

+Robin (mom) and +Scott (son , 10) -- She asked prayer for her son Vinnie who is going through a bad time.

+ a 199 NT Rumar (man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus' cleansing forgiveness.

+ 199 NT Shantae (young woman) -- She confessed his sins and accepted Jesus' cleansing forgiveness.

+ 199 NT Pat and + 199 NT Ellen (two older sisters) -- They need a safe apartment to live in.

+ 199 NT Henry (man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus' cleansing forgiveness. His wife Donna is on dialysis and he struggles being patient with her.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, February 21, 2014

 

2/21/2014, #44, 1st Quarter 2014

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know him. (1 John 3:1)
      Father, thank you for making yourself known to me and adopting me as your child. Thank you for giving me your Spirit of adoption whereby I can cry out to you, "Dad, come and help me."

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when he is revealed, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)
      Jesus, I long for that day of revelation when we shall all see our Father in heaven and know the embrace of his loving arms.

And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. (1 John 3:3)
      Holy Spirit, I long for that final baptism whereby I shall be totally clean, made new in the new creation, and become the son the Father intends for me to be. Thank you.

A word received: I hear the cry of your heart.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Gen. 32:22-33:17: 1 John 3:1-10: John 10:31-42
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Gen. 35:1-20: 1 John 3:11-18: John 11:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 21 Diocesan Youth Trip to Breakout (March 7-9) The Rev’d Frederic Guile

***** From: Audrey Slade, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Hello Everyone,
      Happy to report the Middle School Sonshine retreat was awesome. The group had a fabulous time and was powerfully touched by the times of worship and prayer. Two young ones gave their lives to Jesus for the first time, and many others were touched afresh.
      Today, Tyler and his amazing team started the second Sonshine Retreat. This session is for high schoolers. The group is about 30 kids, and Tyler says good things are already happening.
      Please keep Tyler, the interns, and volunteers in your prayers. Specifically pray:
      -for the snow to remain through the retreat (this may be a sacrifice on your part!) so they can still snow tube and do the other snowy activities planned.
            -for health and energy
            -for soft hearts during times of prayer and worship
      Thank you for all your prayers and support! Audrey Slade

***** Please join us at St. Michael's, Colonie, this Friday, February 21 @7pm for our monthly Prayer & Praise service. We begin with Worship, share in the Word, give and receive Prayer, and experience Holy Communion. Please come and join us, and bring a friend to this relaxed service. We desire to go deeper and learn to receive and value His Presence.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 20, 2014, 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
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
NT-- indicates received a New Testament

We had 3 men give their lives to Jesus: Ronnie, Lincoln, and Kevin. We led them to two key passages of Scripture: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. and James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. We explained the role of confessing our sins to receive forgiveness and being accountable to a brother with honesty about our sins to receive healing. We urged them to seek out Pastor Tyrone or one of the other staff at the Schenectady City Mission and become accountable to them on a regular basis. We also said that we were available as well.

+Bill (Older man) -- He has severe pain in his upper and lower jaws.

Gary (staff) -- We prayed for his marriage and for his ministry. He also told us that Smiley (regular) had probably had a stroke.

++Duane (prayer by Gary's cell phone) -- We prayed that he would know Christ within him and that he would call upon Christ in his times of need. We also prayed for his girlfriend.

Ten (volunteer) -- Camille, his granddaughter, is unchanged. She is still undergoing the intravenous injections of antibiotics for Lyme's disease. We also prayed about Ted's peripheral neuropathy.

+ 199 NT Ronnie (man) -- He has a hearing on Monday to try and get full custody of his daughter Isabel. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and accepted God's cleansing of his sins.

+ a 199 NT Lincoln (man) -- He had never given his life to Jesus before but felt that his life had been changed by a Christian book he had just read. He confessed his sins and accepted God's cleansing forgiveness. We urged him to connect with members of the staff of Schenectady City Mission to receive more ministry and become accountable for his behavior.

+ NT Kevin (man) -- He walked up to the table and said, "I want to get right with God." He confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness and cleansing. We urged him to connect with the pastors of the Schenectady City Mission and become accountable to them before God.

Sue (regular) -- She asked prayer for her boyfriend Allen of 12 years who is in with a bunch of guys that are leading him into trouble. We urged her to talk with Allen and the pastors of Schenectady City Mission about marriage and getting pre-marital counseling.

***** Diocesan Update February 18, 2014, A compendium of miscellany regarding things going on in the Diocese of Albany that you can pray about and attend:
Support Opportunity, Benefit Concert
      Rev. Marty Wendell, Rector of Trinity Church, Watervliet and singer/songwriter, will be joined by some musical friends to headline the Episcopal Diocese of Albany's benefit concert for South Sudan to be held Sunday, February 23, at 4 p.m. at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. The deacon husband/wife folk/pop music duo Alan Hart, Deacon at St. Ann's of Amsterdam, and MaryCarol Hart, Deacon at St. Andrew's, Scotia will open the program, followed Rev. Tyler Slade, Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese, who will sing praise music, new and old. A freewill offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the Diocese of Maridi to aid the thousands of displaced people in South Sudan who have been impacted by the war there.

Grief Support Group
      Comfort for Those Who Mourn is a six week Christian non-denominational grief support group for all those who are mourning the death of a loved one. The next group will meet at St. Luke's On the Hill, 40 McBride Rd, Mechanicville, NY 12118 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, beginning Monday, February 24. The group will be facilitated by Fr. John Hopkins and Deacon Lynne Curtis, LCSW both of whom have had many years of experience in ministering to the bereaved, both within the church and through Hospice. There is no cost for this program, but registration is required. Please call St. Luke's office at (518 ) 664-4834 for further information and/or registration.

Healing Center at Christ the King, Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog
      The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 25th will be the Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog, Chaplain and Director of Healing Ministries and Spiritual Formation at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center and retired Bishop of Albany. Bishop Dan has been involved in the ministry of healing and teaching for over forty years. In retirement, he also continues in ministry as a retreat and conference leader and spiritual director. Bp Dan suggests bringing a friend to share in this experience of grace. The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

Retreat Opportunities, Men's Cursillo Weekend
      The next Men's Cursillo Weekend will be held from March 20th - 23rd at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. If you are interested in deepening your walk with the Lord, speak with your Rector about attending this weekend.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, February 20, 2014

 

2/20/2014, #43, 1st Quarter 2014

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch. Then the Jews surrounded him and said to him, "How long do you keep us in doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. (John 10:22-25)
      Jesus, your words are plain enough; give your people, your church, ears to hear.

But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:26-27)
      Jesus, please help us follow you wherever you lead us.

And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:28 )
      Thank you, Jesus, for the new life you have given us. Thank you for protecting us from the tempter's power.

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one." (John 10:29-30)
      Father, please help us by your Holy Spirit to daily enter into that unity you have with your Son Jesus. Help us go out into the harvest fields and invite others into that new life. Thank you.

A word received: Bear each other's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.

A word received: Come to me. Come to me for what only I can do.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Gen. 32:3-21: 1 John 2:18-29: John 10:19-30
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Gen. 32:22-33:17: 1 John 3:1-10: John 10:31-42

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 19 Grace Church, Canton - The Rev’d Evette Austin
FEBRUARY 20 Bishop David Ball on the 30th Anniversary of his Consecration

***** Please join us at St. Michael's, Colonie, this Friday, February 21 @7pm for our monthly Prayer & Praise service. We begin with Worship, share in the Word, give and receive Prayer, and experience Holy Communion. Please come and join us, and bring a friend to this relaxed service. We desire to go deeper and learn to receive and value His Presence.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 

2/18/2014, #42, 1st Quarter 2014

Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?" He answered and said, "Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?" And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen him and it is he who is talking with you." Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped him. (John 9:35-38 )
      Lord Jesus, I believe; help my unbelief.

And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind." Then some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, and said to him, "Are we blind also?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains. (John 9:39-41)
      Jesus, give us eyes to see what you are doing and hearts to respond.

      Holy Spirit, I long to see and respond to what Jesus is doing in my life. Please help me.

      Father, you sent Jesus into the world so that we can know your love for us. Please help us respond to your love.

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:1-2)
      Jesus, thank you for being my advocate and for paying the price for my sins. Help me share your love with all I meet.

Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O LORD, and teach out of your law, (Psalm 94:12)
      LORD, teach me so that I may enter into your blessing. Thank you.

That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. (Psalm 94:13)
      LORD, please give me your rest from adversity.

For the LORD will not cast off his people, nor will he forsake his inheritance. (Psalm 94:14)
      Father, I am your child by adoption and grace: hold me in your arms. Thank you.

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Gen. 31:1-24: 1 John 2:1-11: John 9:18-41
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Gen. 31:25-50: 1 John 2:12-17: John 10:1-18

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 18 Grace Church, Cherry Valley – The Rev’d Kyle Grennen,

***** Please join us at St. Michael's, Colonie, this Friday, February 21 @7pm for our monthly Prayer & Praise service. We begin with Worship, share in the Word, give and receive Prayer, and experience Holy Communion. Please come and join us, and bring a friend to this relaxed service. We desire to go deeper and learn to receive and value His Presence.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, Feb. 17, 2014; 10-10:30 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Very, very cold morning -- 8 degrees -- so we cut it short because of the extreme cold. One of the coldest prayer table days we have had in the two years we've been out on Monday mornings, and there was very little foot or auto traffic today on this national holiday -- President's Day. Only three people came by. Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

KEVIN -- First-time visitor was hesitant to get prayer, but he accepted free non-perishable food and winter clothing we always offer, and we prayed for his general well-being after he took the items he wanted.

"JOTTY" (nickname) -- This woman came to the table for the third straight week. She took some food and clothing for others, and confided to us that she has had a gambling problem and she nearly gambled away her house and health insurance two years ago but is recovered and "... doing great now." We prayed for her to follow God's plan for her, to be safe and to stay away from the urge to return to gambling.

JOHN -- A newcomer to Amsterdam, he obviously has just moved here from a warmer climate. He had no gloves or hat, so he took some winter clothing as well as a big bag he filled with food. He had come to the Masonic Temple across the street which ordinarily serves a hot meal every Monday, but they were closed to day for the holiday. Therefore he was glad to be able to get some food for the next few days. He also took one of our wooden crosses made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina. We prayed for him to be warm, safe and protected.

***** Ecumenical Healing Services lead by The Rt. Rev. Daniel W. Herzog
      Come, experience the healing power of Christ's love every Tuesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Receive prayer at the end of the service with one of our prayer teams for emotional, spiritual and physical healing.
      "For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, "you shall love your neighbor as yourself. If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another." Galatians 5:13-15
Speakers Coming in February: 2/18 The Rev. Sandy Tatem
      Congratulations to Deacon Sandy & Deacon Bill Tatem who have been married for 58 years as of this month! They enjoy three grown children and two grandchildren.
      She is Chaplain to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit & Daughters of the King Chapter at St. John's Church, whose membership just surpassed 22.! She Co-chairs The Evangelism Committee at St. John' and President of the Altar Guild and "The Shop on First Street", a used household goods and clothing shop located in the Parish Hall of St. John's. Originator of the Healing Ministry at St. John's, offered each Sunday after services, and at the weekly Wednesday Morning Prayer service and Healing, over which she presides. She also serves as Trustee of the Diocese.
      In her secular she is Vice President of Finance at Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. where she has worked for the past 30 years! Currently she and Deacon Bill are transitioning into "condo" living, which has required them "downsize" - a very cleansing experience!
      The topic today will be: "Hurt People, Hurt People!"

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
      Last night I was asked by a young man in Willowfield if we would remember his brother, who will be home for a short while before being Posted out to Afghanistan. Please pray for his safety while at home and also when posted out in Afghanistan. Also pray for the family circle and that there would be peace in all their hearts

Albany Intercessor


Monday, February 17, 2014

 

2/17/2014, #41, 1st Quarter 2014

And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. (1 John 1:4)
      Father, please help us to receive your Scriptures so that we may enter into the joy you have prepared for us.

This is the message which we have heard from him and declare to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)
      Jesus, help us daily share the good news with those who walk in darkness, that they can come into your light.

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (1 John 1:6)
      Holy Spirit, help us speak words of truth and walk in the light of Jesus.

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
      Father, thank you for all those men and women who have come to the cleansing blood of Jesus and the light that comes from confessing their sins.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8 )
      Holy Spirit, save us from self-deception.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
      Jeus, thank you for making us clean. Thank you for all those young men who have to you at the prayer table and have been made clean by confessing their sins.

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:10)
      Jesus, let your word of truth abide in us. Thank you for the young man on Saturday who walked up to the prayer table and said, "I have sins I need to confess." Help us daily by your Holy Spirit minister your love and the forgiveness of sins. Thank you.

A word received: Come into my arms with your griefs.

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Gen. 30:1-24: 1 John 1:1-10: John 9:1-17
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Gen. 31:1-24: 1 John 2:1-11: John 9:18-41

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 17 St. Mark’s Church, Hoosick Falls – Lay Vicar John Hyde

***** Please pray for these people who have confessed their sins and given their lives to Jesus for the first time or have recommitted their lives to Jesus since January 1st, 2014:
Jamal      01/11/14
Elijah      01/18/14
John      01/23/14
Seneca      01/23/14
Michael      01/25/14
Ricos      01/30/14
Ilex      01/30/14
Chris      01/30/14
Thomas      01/30/14
Scott      01/30/14
Derek      02/01/14
Peter      02/02/14
Andrew      02/04/14
Jacob      02/08/14
Joshawn      02/08/14
Mike      02/15/14
Marty      02/15/14
Ronnie      02/15/14
Corey      02/15/14
Anil      02/15/14

***** Missionary Prayer Mail for February 18, 2014
Dear partners in prayer, This is a public prayermail. This week's selective overview:
      1) Our Moodle course Web site has successfully upgraded to a new server, and the speed is really great. Thank you to Cn. Bill Schrull.
      2) This week included providing insights for a theological seminary in the Caribbean, helping to start up its online program 3,000 miles from Belize.
      3) Heard on Saturday that an educational online program that is going up in West Africa was inspired by my comments in a conversation a few months ago.
      4) Did some vocational counseling.
      5) Technical support for students and faculty, and course work. A new semester begins. A new version of our software was in place.
      6) How are we doing, numbers-wise? a) Since the beginning of Advent, 96 individual people explored our Google Web links site (open to the public world-wide),12 new people in the past week: http://goo.gl/XXF0Ti. b) The Moodle password course site is up to 24 users, 5 new people in the past week.
      7) Happy birthday to our daughter Ruth!
Prayer requests:
      1) Julie and I are making presentations on different topics at the Diocese of Connecticut Mission Conference next week, as well as being the SAMS representatives there, with a display. Pray that all would be done to the glory of God.
      2) Pray for plans under consideration. Julie and I sense the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit through it all. Your prayers are very helpful.
      3) Pray that our parish visitation schedule be His schedule.
      4) Pray for my upcoming visit to Belize in March.
      5) Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide and supply the needs of: faculty, family, finances, plans, programs, diocesan plans, and parish visits.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** From: Tyler Slade, Sunday, February 16, 2014
Hello all,
      Just writing to request your prayers for the sonshine retreats. We are right in the middle of the middle school retreat (the kids are having a rest so I can write). I am praying for a greater desire for Jesus and His love to be awakened for these youth and for the courage and fortitude to trust in and pour out the love of Jesus as well for myself and the leaders. We finish this middle school retreat tomorrow in the late afternoon and then start up again on thurs thru sat with the high schoolers. We really need your prayers and I am very thankful for them. Jesus is calling His little ones to be awakened by love but there is a whole lot in their lives calling them away from that love. Please pray particularly for our worship tonight that The Lord would break thru and reveal the one who is worthy of all our devotion and praise!
      Thank you so much! Love, Ty

***** From: Carol MacNaughton, Saturday, February 15, 2014
      Subject: Justice For Orphans launches Love In Action campaign. Checkout the web link. There will be a special day on "Love in Action" - including a pastor's breakfast with a speaker from Possum Trot, Texas and an evening program for the pubic. http://justicefororphansny.org/love-in-action/ Sandra Flach, Justice For Orphans

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, February 16, 2014

 

2/16/2014, #40, 1st Quarter 2014

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal? (1 Corinthians 3:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, help us set aside all base divisions and do and say those thngs which will bring unity to the Body of Christ.

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:5-7)
      Jesus, thank you for preparing the hearts of those who come to the prayer tables and to our parishes. Thank you for those who confess their sins and accept your forgiveness.

Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha's house. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean." But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, "Indeed, I said to myself, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.' Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage. And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?" So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (2 Kings 5:9-14)
      LORD God of heaven and earth, help us do the little things you ask of us so that we may see the great things you will do. Thank you.

A day for little things, no doubt, but who would date despise it? (Zechariah 4:10 JB)

A word received: Do not despise the little things I ask you to do.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: 119:1-16 or 119:9-16; Ecclesiasticus 15:11-20 or 2 Kings 5:1-15b; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-24,27-30,33-37
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Gen. 30:1-24: 1 John 1:1-10: John 9:1-17

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 16 St. George’s, Clifton Park -The Rev’d John Henry II, The Rev’d Karen Henry, The Rev’d Robert Roach, The Rev’d Scott Underhill

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, February 15, 2014

 

2/15/2014, #39, 1st Quarter 2014

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)
      LORD, thank you for your merciful love.

Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:2)
      LORD, thank you for your enduring love and mercy.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For his mercy endures forever: (Psalm 136:3)
      Father, I thank you that you are Lord over everything.

To him who alone does great wonders, for his mercy endures forever; (Psalm 136:4)
      Thank you, Jesus, for the marvels you have done in my sight.

To him who by wisdom made the heavens, for his mercy endures forever; (Psalm 136:5)
      Holy Spirit, fill us with your wisdom. Thank you.

      Holy Spirit, please help us carry the gospel to the whole world.

A word received: Don't be afraid in times of trouble. I AM with you.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Gen. 29:1-20: Rom. 14:1-23: John 8:47-59
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: 119:1-16 or 119:9-16; Ecclesiasticus 15:11-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-24,27-30,33-37

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 15 Sr SONshine Weekend (February 20-22)

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Mark Pasko and Torre Bissell on State St. God is doing something: 5 men confessed their sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
h--indicates received a hat
s--indicates received a scarf
g--indicates received gloves (we received lots of hats and gloves from Schenectady City Mission to pass on)
NT-- indicates received a New Testament

+ s g André (man) -- "I don't believe." We prayed for faith for him. We also prayed for his daughter DeAndrea.

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

+ Donna (woman) -- She asked prayer for her family and pulled out her copy of "199 Promises of God" which she said she reads from daily at lunch.

+ 199 NT Mike (young man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We urged him to read the Gospel of John and see what Jesus was saying to him.

NT Agnes (older woman, regular) -- She was thrilled that we remembered her name. We urged her to dig into John and get to know Jesus.

+ Lisa (from last week) -- She was wearing a jacket this week and wasn't shivering in the cold. She was wearing the hats she had received last week. She asked prayer for "Everything."

+ 199 NT Marty (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus, confessing his sins. He said, "I feel different." We urged him to dig into the Bible and get to know Jesus.

+ 199 Ronnie (man) -- He is a contractor and his van is broken down. He is living at the Schenectady City Mission. After further conversation he confessed his sins and recommitted his life to Jesus.

g Ross, Ethan, Matty, and Ude (4 men) -- They asked for healing and blessing.

+ 199 Corey (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus after announcing, "I have sins I need to confess." He never knew his birth father. We showed him Romans 8:15 and told him that he had now been adopted by God the Father who he could now cry out to.

+ 199 NT Anil (man) -- He just came to this country from Guyana and needs a job. He gave his life to Jesus and confessed his sins and received his forgiveness.

Jen and Mary

José (man) -- He asked prayer that he would have work every day.

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, February 15. 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. Childcare is available during the service.

***** Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rev. Sandy Tatem
      The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 18th will be the Rev. Sandy Tatem, Deacon at St. John's Church in Troy. Deacon Sandy serves as the chaplain to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and Daughters of the King chapter there, along with being President of the Altar Guild and The Shop on First Street, a used household goods and clothing shop located in the Parish Hall of St. John's. Deacon Sandy was instrumental in bringing a healing ministry to St. John's and serves at the two weekly healing services there. Deacon Sandy's remarks are entitled, Hurt People! Hurt People! The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Jeanne Gizara, Saturday, February 15, 2014, Mudge Scripture Prayer
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
      establish the work of our hands for us--
      yes, establish the work of our hands.
(Psalm 90:17)
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on Father Shaw;
      establish the work of his hands for us--
      yes, establish the work of his hands.
      Father God, we thank You for the mission work of Father Shaw Mudge: for all that He does in the diocese of Peru; for all the organizing work in developing an on-line curriculum of theological education for potential priests and lay leaders; for the teaching that he does and for all the interactions with the people of Belize each and every time he visits. May your favor rest upon him and may your Holy Spirit continue to guide him.
      We pray that the upgrading of the Moodle course site is going smoothly. We pray that opportunities may develop in Tanzania and in other parts of the world so that more students may take advantage of all the work that Father Shaw is doing for You.
      We pray for the outcomes of meetings in the recent past and in the near future. We pray for more chances for Father Shaw to share his work with parishes in Connecticut and New York. And may Your Holy Spirit guide and supply the needs of his faculty, family and students. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, February 14, 2014

 

2/14/2014, #38, 1st Quarter 2014

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High (Psalm 91:1a)
      LORD God, help me to have that daily time alone with you.

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1b)
      Why should I fear, Lord; what can man do to me -- I am in the shelter of your wings.

I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in him I will trust." (Psalm 91:2)
      Jesus, I put my trust in you.

Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. (Psalm 91:3)
      Father, I am in your hand; that is all I need to know.

He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you shall take refuge; (Psalm 91:4a)
      Come Holy Spirit, heavenly dove. Let me abide in the shadow of your wings and be guided by you day by day. Thank you.

His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. (Psalm 91:4b-6)
      Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (Psalm 92:12)
      Jesus, clothe me in your righteousness.

Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. (Psalm 92:13)
      Holy Spirit, plant me firmly in the Body of Christ.

They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, (Psalm 92:14)
      Father, prune us so that we may bear fruit in old age and are fresh and flourishing.

To declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (Psalm 92:15)
      LORD, please help me daily declare your righteousness and that you are our rock and refuge. Thank you for your faithfulness and righteousness.

A word received: Pray that I will work in your heart. Give me your heart so that I may work in it.

Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Gen. 27:46-28:4,10-22: Rom. 13:1-14: John 8:33-47
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Gen. 29:1-20: Rom. 14:1-23: John 8:47-59

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 14 For the Community of St. Mary at the Spiritual Life Center and for new vocations

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, February 15. 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. Childcare is available during the service.

***** Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rev. Sandy Tatem
      The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 18th will be the Rev. Sandy Tatem, Deacon at St. John's Church in Troy. Deacon Sandy serves as the chaplain to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and Daughters of the King chapter there, along with being President of the Altar Guild and The Shop on First Street, a used household goods and clothing shop located in the Parish Hall of St. John's. Deacon Sandy was instrumental in bringing a healing ministry to St. John's and serves at the two weekly healing services there. Deacon Sandy's remarks are entitled, Hurt People! Hurt People! The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Christine Hales Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Kingdom Arts Ministry Blog
Hello Friends and Family: Yes, another snow storm tomorrow. I pray that we all stay safe and that the water mains and electric cables all keep working. May God keep you and bless you! Here is the link to our latest blog - hope you enjoy it! http://kingdomartsministry.com/2014/02/ Love and prayers, Christine and Michael

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, February 13, 2014

 

2/13/2014, #37, 1st Quarter 2014

Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father taught me, I speak these things. (John 8:28 )
      Father, please teach us as well so that we can speak your word. Thank you.

And he who sent me is with me. The Father has not left me alone, for I always do those things that please him." (John 8:29)
      Father, please flood us with your Holy Spirit so we can do those things which please you as Jesus did.

As he spoke these words, many believed in him. (John 8:30)
      Jesus, please help us speak your words so that many will believe in you.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)
      Holy Spirit, help us abide in Jesus' words so that we may enter into the freedom he has for us.

They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, 'You will be made free'?" (John 8:33)
      Jesus, I acknowledge before you that I have been in bondage to sin. Thank you for the work you are doing me to set me free.

Let love be without hypocrisy. (Romans 12:9a)
      Holy Spirit, set me free from hypocrisy.

Abhor what is evil. (Romans 12:9b)
      Jesus, help me truly hate every evil temptation.

Cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9c)
      Father, help me cling to Jesus. Thank you.

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; (Romans 12:10)
      Jesus, please help me show forth your love and affection.

not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; (Romans 12:11)
      Holy Spirit, help me to be diligent in serving Jesus and those he puts in my parth. Help me show forth brotherly love and honor to all he sends me.

rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; (Romans 12:12)
      Jesus, daily help me rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation and steadfast in prayer.

distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. (Romans 12:13)
      Father, help me with love distribute to the needs of the saints and welcome them into my home.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. (Romans 12:14)
      Thank you for those who have done ill to me -- I bless them. For through them I learned your faithfulness, Jesus.

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)
      Jesus, help me join in the joys and sorrows of others as you did.

Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. (Romans 12:16)
      Father, please help me set aside worldly works and have Jesus' mind toward others. Thank you.

A word received: I want to renew your minds.

Thursday: [83] or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Gen. 27:30-45: Rom. 12:9-21: John 8:21-32
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Gen. 27:46-28:4,10-22: Rom. 13:1-14: John 8:33-47

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 13 Diocesan Commissions and Committees

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, February 15. 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. Childcare is available during the service.

***** Christ Church Coxsackie is hosting an evening of revival at the church, 70 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY, 12051, 7pm, Friday, February 14. Usually there is worship, 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 your lover AND an unsaved friend. God is EXCELLENT, for all eternity!

***** Cathedral prayer table, 2/12/14 - bitter Cold so we are inside, Dcn Sue Plaske, Hida Hardy, Jana Lingo

Sue - for daughter Laura- ear infection and success in school.

Paul - Bishop Ball, deacon Alan Carpenter, Fr. Mc Quade, Tripp, Ryan, Tyler, and Jesse

Fr. Paul Hunter - maybe I'll stop by.

***** Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rev. Sandy Tatem
      The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 18th will be the Rev. Sandy Tatem, Deacon at St. John's Church in Troy. Deacon Sandy serves as the chaplain to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and Daughters of the King chapter there, along with being President of the Altar Guild and The Shop on First Street, a used household goods and clothing shop located in the Parish Hall of St. John's. Deacon Sandy was instrumental in bringing a healing ministry to St. John's and serves at the two weekly healing services there. Deacon Sandy's remarks are entitled, Hurt People! Hurt People! The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** More from Peru from Fr. Tyler Slade
      Hello dear family in Jesus,
      I'm back! What a trip! An adventure on every front, physically, mentally and emotionally, spiritually. I am so blessed, and I pray there were folks in Peru who were blessed as well. This trip was such a timely blessing from Jesus for me, and although we ministered in half a dozen cities all over Central Peru and were in the car for 6 or more hours every other day, in a strange way it was like a retreat in that I got to step out of my life as a father, husband and pastor, and seek Jesus' face and will for the next steps of life and ministry in upstate NY.
      There is so much that I could share, but let me just share this story as I believe it represents the main thrust of what our Lord was trying to teach me in Peru. This past Sunday we worshiped in a little town called San Juan Baptista (St. John the Baptist). We were at a sweet little church right on the town square made of cement, a bamboo roof, and a few wholehearted followers of Jesus. This church has been having trouble with their neighbors who have made a point of having a wild, raging party every Sunday evening while church is going on. Somehow, these impoverished people managed to scrape up enough money to buy a sound system that would revival any nightclub in downtown Manhattan (no exaggeration... their speakers were as tall as me, and the music they were playing was so loud it was like holding Eucharist in a major nightclub). The people were so loud that between songs the screaming and hollering sounded almost frantic. There was clearly a spiritual element to this 'party' as they were actively trying to distract and detract from the worship taking place next door. So, things were distracting, to say the least. To make matters worse, I was asked to celebrate communion...in Spanish. That is like asking a 3 year old to read the encyclopedia to college professors. It wasn't pretty. In fact, humanly speaking I felt embarrassed the whole time I was reading the consecration prayer because I knew I was massacring the text and I could feel the people cringing even though they were mercifully smiling at me because they knew I was doing my best. Anyway, I mention all that to make it evident that what followed had NOTHING to do with my power and everything to do with Jesus' power. Once the elements were consecrated I received the body and blood, and with Jesus as my witness, the moment that the priest who was assisting me and I received Jesus the music cut out instantly and the people who had been hooping and hollering suddenly went silent. And we didn't hear a peep out of them for the rest of the service. It was a miracle and a demonstration of God's power to bring peace to the chaos that the world and the enemy were throwing our way in that moment. It reminded me of the account in Revelation about how once the end comes the enemy is put away instantly and eternally by a Word from Jesus' mouth. Mtr. Christina (who came on the mission with me) pointed out the next morning that it was when we received Jesus by faith that He silenced the attack and brought the peace and power of heaven. This was such a powerful lesson to me that it is not by my might, nor by my power, but by the Spirit of the Jesus that we win against our foes in this world, and that when I am weak, He is strong. Our salvation is in the name of the Lord, and He will do the things that He has promised that we are unable to do, as we humble ourselves and receive Him into our hearts and lives by faith.
      Thanks you Jesus! And thank you to you all for praying for me and the folks I was with, and Bishop Mike and the folks in Peru. I hope I'll get to catch up with many of you soon and fill you in more on our trip!
      The coming two weekends I have retreats for youth here at CtK, so I'll try and write again with prayer requests for that. Thank you forever for your willingness to intercede for me and my family and this ministry!
      ty

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 

2/11/2014, #35, 1st Quarter 2014

Then they said to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me nor my Father. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also." (John 8:19)

having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he has made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:5-6)
      Jesus, please help us grow daily in our knowing you and your Father. Guide us by your Holy Spirit so that we enter into that adoption you have prepared for us. Thank you that we can enter into your peace and glory and be accepted as true sons and daughters of our beloved Father in heaven.

Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Gen. 27:1-29: Rom. 12:1-8: John 8:12-20
Thursday: [83] or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Gen. 27:30-45: Rom. 12:9-21: John 8:21-32

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 12 St. Luke’s, Cambridge – The Rev’d James French The Rev’d John Bassett

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, February 15. 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. Childcare is available during the service.

***** Christ Church Coxsackie is hosting an evening of revival at the church, 70 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY, 12051, 7pm, Friday, February 14. Usually there is worship, 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 your lover AND an unsaved friend. God is EXCELLENT, for all eternity!

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, Feb. 10, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Cold (20 degrees) but not too bad. Lionel Gibbs, Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. We had in addition to our normal winter clothing of hats, gloves and socks about 8 or 10 used winter coats which did not get claimed at our weekend ECW Rummage Sale. We were able to give away all the coats at the table.)

t--received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a--anointed with Holy Oil.
f--received free non-perishable food we offer, c--received winter clothing we offer.

JOTTY -- Urged us to continue to help caring for the poor in the neighborhood. (She came last week too.) We prayed for her safety and well-being.

a,f,c -- ETHEL -- This older woman walks all over Amsterdam taking food to friends and relatives. She took coats and food from us. We prayed for her protection and health. We were worried about her because she has not stopped by the last few weeks.

a,t,f,c -- REBECCA -- We prayed for thanksgiving that she does NOT need surgery on her ailing left knee. The doctor visit resulted in her getting a cane and a brace.

t,f,c -- ED -- Said he is "OK" himself but took items for others who are in need.

t,f,c -- MARIA -- She is Spanish-speaking only but understood enough that we were trying to help her. We prayed for protection and good health for her and she took many items for her family.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

 

2/11/2014, #35, 1st Quarter 2014

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do you say?" This they said, testing him, that they might have something of which to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with his finger, as though he did not hear. (John 8:1-6)
      My father-in-law used to say that he was probably writing, "Where is the man?" since they claimed to have caught her in the very act of adultery.

So when they continued asking him, he raised himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." (John 8:7)
      Holy Spirit, help us have Jesus' compassion on those who sin since we are sinners in need of forgiveness as well.

And again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. (John 8:8 )
      Jesus, set us free from rushing to judgment.

Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. (John 8:9)
      Father, as we minister to those who come to the prayer tables or to our parishes, help us remember that we too are sinners and that it is only the blood of Jesus that covers over our sin.

When Jesus had raised himself up and saw no one but the woman, he said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more." (John 8:10-11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us as you did Jesus lead people out of lives of sin and death with your love, understanding, and compassion. Thank you.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12)
      Jesus, please help us walk in your footsteps and minister your light in a world steeped in darkness. Thank you.

A word received: I am with you. Walk with me. Keep looking to me for guidance. There is no one pattern that fits each person. Pray for guidance from my Holy Spirit for each person you minister to.

A word received: Keep following me.

Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Gen. 26:1-6,12-33: Heb. 13:17-25: John 7:53-8:11
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Gen. 27:1-29: Rom. 12:1-8: John 8:12-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 11 For tithing to be an apostolic goal for every disciple

***** Once in Royal David's City sung by Jonathan and Charlotte at the Royal Albert Hall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb5rhAKtkNs

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6pm, February 15. 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.

***** Healing Service Guest Speaker: Rev. Michael Neufeld
      The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, February 11th will be the Rev. Michael Neufeld, Rector of St. Andrew's Church in Scotia. Before becoming a priest, Fr. Neufeld had been the Director of a church-run group home and a minister to the homeless at one of the largest soup kitchens in the United States. Fr. Neufeld knows the the depths of our Savior Jesus Christ's saving love and has found true life in His cross and resurrection. The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Christ Church Coxsackie is hosting an evening of revival at the church, 70 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY, 12051, 7pm, Friday, February 14. Usually there is worship, 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 your lover AND an unsaved friend. God is EXCELLENT, for all eternity!

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