Sunday, May 25, 2014
5/25/2014, #31, 2nd Quarter 2014
Jesus, please help us pray according to the mind of your Spirit.
Holy Spirit, come into us and dwell in us and speak your word to us and through us.
Father, our hearts' desire is to ask for those things that are in accord with your will. Father, prune me so that I may bear fruit for you.
A word received: I want to prune you to make you fruitful.
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Lev. 25:1-17: James 1:2-8,16-18: Luke 12:13-21
Sixth Sunday of Easter: 148 or 148:7-14; Acts 17:22-31 or Isaiah 41:17-20; 1 Peter 3:8-18 or Acts 17:22-31; John 15:1-8
Monday: 80 * 77, ; Lev. 25:35-55: Col. 1:9-14: Matt. 13:1-16
Notes from the Front Lines
MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
25 Church of Our Saviour, Lebanon Springs –The Rev’d Cn Clinton Dugger, The Rev’d Randolph Lukas
***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.
***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Pray for fair weather at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Watervliet Prayer Table, May 24, 2014, Prayer Team: Candy Palumbo and Donna Hollar
Prayer for all people and families living in Watervliet for provision, protection, daily blessings and spiritual growth.
James and Jeffrey: two 13 year olds asking for a good end to their school year.
2 employees going to work at Price Chopper: for success and good health
Nicholas: asked for blessings.
Barbara: for provision and family blessings; for her 2 month old grandchild.
Justin: just out of prison; that he adjusts to life on the outside
Family (2 men, a mother and little girl): blessings and provision
Kareme: blessings for his family
Georgiana: protection and blessings as she works on a cold case with the police.
Barbara: depression, woriies about Georgiana; health concerns.
***** Mudge Making a Difference Prayer Mail for May 26
Dear partners in prayer, This is our public prayer mail for May 26. Happy Easter season, as we head to Ascension Day!
This week's selective overview:
This week I have been meeting with people in the ordination program, amid many other opportunities and projects.
I have enhanced the Diocesan Web page, providing the Diocesan office with an opportunity to send out periodic calendar updates to the clergy and key individuals in the Diocese by email.
At their request, I also set up separate email addresses for each of the diocesan staff. Not everyone is equally well versed in this, but I think it can be a useful contact for the ones who need it, addresses available on the Web page.
I enabled the diocesan staff to be able to send out a clergy and parish directory from time to time, as needed to clergy and lay leaders.
I also involved in a variety of diocesan planning meetings, from a proposed diocesan-wide pastoral care program to providing the diocesan office with a candidate who could review the CPWI Spanish prayer book version in the works, not just for Belize, but for the entire Province, and perhaps beyond. Julie and I both came up with the same name. I hope it works out. Pray for this project. It has been in the works for over 6 years.
I celebrated at a mid-week Cathedral service, and preached, and gave a homily for the faculty of the Anglican Cathedral College, here. It is the end of the school year.
I led a day long workshop for people discerning the ordination process. Interest continues to grow in the call of God on people's lives as well as for interest in our courses.
All this in addition to reports on the candidates, and preparing for the events of the week. From Tanzania, I have heard that we may have a new student in Kasulu for our program. I hope so.
1) Pray for the trip, for accomplishing what the Holy Spirit would guide those of us involved to do. Safe and timely travel continues to be a good prayer.
2) Pray for the course development work, teaching workload, ministry opportunities, people considering lay vocations, students and faculty. Pray for program discussions that may be taking place in Kasulu, Tanzania, this week.
3) Pray for our online learning management software upgrade next month. Apparently, it could be very exciting, an adventure.
4) Pray for Julie and my our upcoming plans and for our parish visitation schedule. We will have a booth at the Diocese of Albany Convention. Drop by the booth.
Thank you for your prayers. I sense God's presence because of them, and God bless you.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+