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Tuesday, May 13, 2014


5/13/2014, #23, 2nd Quarter 2014

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:1)
      Let your grace, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, come upon this diocese.

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
      Jesus, thank you for bringing Jean and me to this diocese.

remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
      Father, thank you for the many works of faith, labors of love, and patience of hope that we see in our Lord Jesus Christ.

knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. (1 Thessalonians 1:4)
      Jesus, thank you for your election and hand upon our lives.

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
      Holy Spirit, we pray that the gospel will come with power upon all who attend the Diocesan Convention.

And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, (1 Thessalonians 1:6)
      Father, thank you for those who through much affliction remain faithful with joy in the Holy Spirit.

so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. (1 Thessalonians 1:7)
      Jesus we pray that what you are doing here will be a light for the other dioceses in New York and beyond. Thank you.

For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. (1 Thessalonians 1:8 )
      Thank you, Lord, that the word of faith has gone out from Albany to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru, the South Sudan, and other places in the world.

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding. (Psalm 47:7)
      Give me understanding so that I may sing your praises.

A word received: I will guide you. My eye is upon you.

Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Exod. 32:21-34: 1 Thess. 1:1-10: Matt. 5:11-16
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Exod. 33:1-23: 1 Thess. 2:1-12: Matt. 5:17-20

      Notes from the Front Lines

MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
13      St. Eustace, Lake Placid – The Very Rev’d David Ousley

The Rev’d Maureen Demler

***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.

***** Pray for vocations for the Sisters of St. Mary.

***** Pray for relief from black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Please join us at St. Michael's in Colonie this Friday, May 16th at 7pm for our monthly Worship service. We will view a special movie feature--“Compelled By Love” with Heidi Baker--followed by Communion and ministry time!

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, May 17 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. Childcare is available during the service.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, May 12, 2014; 9:30-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Gorgeous, sunny day with no wind. Lots of people out and about, and many came to His table. Praise God! James Bryant, Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. We advertise the table as beginning at 10:15, but we usually start at 10 because people are already WAITING for us then. This time we set up the table at 9:30 to find three people already waiting.)

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 free clean, used clothing we offer.

f,c -- EDWIN and MARIA (husband and wife) -- They have been coming eagerly each week for the free items we offer. "God bless you!" they both said to us.

a,f,c -- REBECCA -- Asked for healing for her left knee, which will be operated on later this month. She uses a walking cane for now.

f,c -- NANCY -- Very needy woman who lives with her sister comes each Monday for food and clothing. We prayed for her well-being and protection.

t,f,c -- ANGELA -- This older woman stopped for the first time. Asked for prayers for healing. She has cancer.

t,a,f,c -- DARCY -- We gave her a prayer for safety and good health.

t,f,c -- BIANCA -- Came to us for the second time for prayer to be rid of the demons and evil spirits she says keep surrounding her. We prayed for God to bind the demons and send them to Jesus to deal with as He will.

t,t -- ADA and ALBERT -- This sister and brother were first-time visitors to the table. They saw us from across the street and came over for prayer ONLY! They asked for prayers for their family, in which there is much sickness and unrest. They declined our offers for food and clothing saying, "no ... we're OK! But thank you." They each took a cross.

JOTTY -- Asked for prayers for safety and good health. She has come to the table before. We noted that she walked a long way from the west end of the street to viswit us and then walked all the way back. She didn't come by the table "on the way" to something else. She purposely came solely for prayer!

LINDA -- Asked for prayers for healing. She has Lupus.

MARSHALL -- This man who obviously has some behavioral problems he can't seem to help used to curse and gesture at us. Last week he came for food and thanked us. This time he did not stop but he smiled at us and gave us a friendly wave of hello.

t,f,c -- MARILYN -- Another first-time visitor. She requested prayer for her son PHILLIP, who is quite ill. God knows the details.

t-- JESUS -- Young man who passed by the table at first, but then stopped for prayer.

t -- DRUSILLA -- Asked for prayers for her family. It seems a lot of fighting and bickering is going on and she wants it to stop.

t,f,c -- JAYCEE -- Asked for prayers for her protection and safety. (That seemed to be the main theme today.)

WOMAN (no name given) -- Asked for a general prayer to be well.

NOTE: Supplies for food and clothing are low again. We gave out almost all of three large baskets of food. We welcome all offerings of things like soup, mac and cheese, pasta, etc. Thank you! I will also buy some more food from money donated for this purpose to the clergy discretionary fund. We welcome all clean, used clothing you can spare as well.

Albany Intercessor

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