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Saturday, December 13, 2014


12/13/2014, #14, 4th Quarter 2014

And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to me, strengthen your brethren." (Luke 22:31-32)
      WORD (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.

      Please burn away all the chaff in our lives and help us bear fruit worthy of repentance.

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
      Lord, we ask for your peace.

The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write. (2 Thessalonians 3:17)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for your witness through Paul.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (2 Thessalonians 3:18 )
      Lord Jesus Christ, we daily stand in need of your grace. Amen.

WORD: Look to me for comfort.
WORD: Come to me. Come into my arms. Let me comfort you with my love for you.
WORD: Come to me -- I AM waiting for YOU.

Daily Lectionary
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Isa. 8:1-15; 2 Thess. 3:6-18; Luke 22:31-38
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Isa. 13:6-13; Heb. 12:18-29; John 3:22-30
Holy Communion
126; Isaiah 65:17-25 or Canticle 3 or 15; 1 Thessalonians 5:(12-15)16-28; John 1:6-8,19-28 or John 3:23-30

      Notes from the Front Lines

DECEMBER -- Daily: For our Bishop and for Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
12 Residents of nursing homes
13 Henry Winter Syle Ministry of the Deaf

***** Bishop Mike Chapman: My wonderful wife Linda is very sick. She is currently in upstate NY and being cared for by our dearest friends Bill and Carol. Linda and I have been married now for 32 years +. Over those years we have become closer every day. For me any separation is unbearable. Here in Huancayo Peru when one of us gets sick the other one seeks the Lord diligently until they are well.
      Linda is very sick right now, I have stayed in Huancayo while she has traveled to the States. Could you please join with me in prayer for her healing and complete recovery. I know that very many of you have many prayer requests on you your lists, but if there are a few seconds that you have free, could you ask the Lord to touch Linda and heal her? Thank you.

***** Prayer Table ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Dec. 8, 20-14, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. John Banfield, James Bryant and Deacon Alan presiding at His table today. It was one of the coldest mornings here for the table we can remember. It was 11 degrees at the start. We gave away nearly all of the used, clean clothing and quite a bit of non-perishable food we offer for free. Please continue to bring in your clean but excess or unwanted WARM clothing for our needy neighbors. There are so many of them. We can use clothing for both sexes and ALL ages. Also, we encourage you to bring in cans of soup, boxes of pasta, mac and cheese, tuna fish, etc.)
      NOTE: About 25-30 persons came to the table; most of them also wanted prayer along with the free food and/or clothing. It was so cold my pen would not write! But these were the most vital prayer concerns that I remember. Please pray for these people all week. And please pray for our less-fortunate neighbors around us who are having a hard time making ends meet and getting through each day staying warm and having something to eat.

CONSUELA -- This woman comes for prayer EVERY week. She is battling a serious illness. She comes with her home aide (MARIA) who accompanies her and ALSO gets a general prayer for protection, good health.

JIM -- Sought prayer for continued healing of his heart. (He had operations in July and October.)

DONNA -- FOr her husband JOE, who has heart problems.

REBECCA -- She is having trouble with her leg and also her thyroid glands. Not resting very much during the night.

BIANCA -- SHe says she is bothered by demons who will not leave her alone, but when she comes for prayer they stay away ... for awhile. We prayed that the demons go to Jesus once and for all for binding and to do with as He will.

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Michelle Diaz and Torre Bissell on State St. and Dcn. Larry Hubert and Mary on Albany 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
SB--indicates received a Bible in Spanish
B--indicates received a Bible in English
w--indicates received warm clothing.

State St.

+ Joel (man drove up to prayer table) -- He asked prayers for his finances.

+ SB Hector (man) -- He asked prayer for his family.
+ SB Santos (man) -- He asked for general blessing and protection in the streets. His child's birthyday is today.

Michelle (woman) -- She asked prayer for her friend Mary.

B Donna (woman) -- She asked prayer for good health and for a good Christmas for the family.

w Katie (woman) -- We prayed that God would keep her safe and warm.

+ Madelyn (older woman) -- She gave her burdens to Jesus and invited him into her heart again.
+ a 199 Rose (woman. Madelyn's daughter) -- She asked prayer for her mom and the family.
+ 199 Joseph (man, Rose's husband) -- He asked prayer for the suffering children in the world. Joseph drove the three of the them to the prayer table.

Florence (woman) -- She asked prayer for her children.

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:05 - 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

Dan (staff) -- We prayed for our children.

Gary (staff) -- We prayed for the message he would give to the community meal.

Ted (volunteer) -- We prayed against any side-effects from the antibiotic he is taking.

+Arturo (man) -- He asked prayer "for me, my family, my kids".

+ Scott (man) -- His life has fallen apart because of drug use. we prayed for him to be restored in Jesus.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


12/10/2014, #13, 4th Quarter 2014

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 8:6)
      My father-in-law used say that Jesus was writing: "Where is the man?" Lord, please help us speak the truth in love.

And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of his glory!" (Isaiah 6:3)
      Help us cry out to one another your holiness, LORD.

So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." (Isaiah 6:5)
      Holy Spirit, clean up the language we use toward one another.

And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged." (Isaiah 6:7)
      Lord, touch our lips with the fire of your Holy Spirit and purge away our sin.

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 )
      Jesus, please help me to respond to your call.

Psalm 38:21-22 WORD: I have heard your cry and I will answer you.
WORD: I AM the Good Shepherd -- keep coming back to me.

Daily Lectionary
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Isa. 6:1-13; 2 Thess. 1:1-12; John 7:53-8:11
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Isa. 7:1-9; 2 Thess. 2:1-12; Luke 22:1-13

      Notes from the Front Lines

DECEMBER -- Daily: For our Bishop and for Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
9 Desire to invite the unchurched this Advent
10 Bishop David Bena
11 For all who minister to the poor

***** Hi Torre: A very, very close friend of mine named Russ Hawkins, who lives in Port Crane, visited Archdeacon Barbara Hanstine today (Tue 12/9/2014) and prayed for her at my request. He said she told him she is probably going to go home and is feeling much better. I thought you would like to know there has been healing. Thanks be to God. And thank you for prayer warriors like my friend Russ. -- Deacon Alan Hart

***** Shaw Mudge Prayer Mail, for Tuesday December 9.
Dear Friends,
      This is our public prayer mail for Tuesday December 9.
Course development and ministry planning for 2015 continue, including our first online course(s) in Spanish. Pray that the Holy Spirit would work in a mighty way through the course preparation as well as the courses themselves.
We've heard back from our dwelling broker this week: the price is solidly appropriate for the market, and the dwelling is in excellent shape. We are waiting upon the Lord's buyer.
Prayer requests:
      1) For ordinations in 2015. We wait upon word from the Commission on Ministry in Belize.
      2) For God's timing of my visits to Belize in 2015.
      3) For my work while in the U.S.
      4) For the preparation for upcoming courses and the completion of the Spanish Prayer Book.
      5) For God's provision for all our needs both here and abroad, including the sale of our dwelling in Wynantskill.
      6) For Lydia as she prepares for Honduras, in less than a month.
God bless you,

***** Healing Service Guest Preacher - The Very Rev. David Beaulac
      The preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, December 16th will be The Very Rev. David Beaulac, Rector of St. Mary's, Lake Luzerne and Dean of the Southern Adirondack Deanery. Fr. Dave is a bi-vocational priest and in his secular job he serves the needs of the hearing-impaired through his business, Audiocare Hearing Services in Glens Falls. Fr. Dave's talk is entitled Jesus: A Gift of Healing to the World. The healing service at Christ the King includes praise and worship, Scripture and teaching as well as opportunities for Holy Communion, anointing, personal prayer ministry and Reconciliation. The Healing service begins in The Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels (the main chapel) at 10 a.m. Lunch is available for purchase ($10.65 including tax) in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** Dear Friends and Family:
      As I write this, it is either raining, sleeting or snowing. And windy. Hope you are all warm and safe as we are. We are looking forward to Christmas this year in a special way. May each of you be blessed and enjoy a richer, deeper relationship with God this Christmas season. Here is the link for our blog:
Blessings and Peace, Michael and Christine Hales

Albany Intercessor

Monday, December 08, 2014


12/8/2014, #12, 4th Quarter 2014

"Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." (Luke 21:27-28 )
      Come soon, Lord Jesus.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5:4-5)
      Holy Spirit, please help me to walk as a child of the light.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20-21)
      Have mercy on us, Father, for this is the character of our times.

Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; on you I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5)
      Holy Trinity, One God, teach me and lead me day by day.

WORD: Don't be afraid in times of trouble -- I AM your refuge.
WORD: You are in my care.
WORD: Look to me. I AM your help and your strength.
WORD: I AM your hiding place -- flee into my arms.
WORD: Come to me; let me hold your hand.
WORD: I have blessed you -- bless me.
WORD: Keep turning to me in troubled times.
WORD: Look to me for help and light when the times are dark.
WORD: Rejoice in me.
WORD: I seek after my sheep. Pray they will respond to my call.
Luke 19:30-34 WORD: Do the word I speak to you.
WORD: Remember me and all the times I have rescued you.
WORD: Thank me in every circumstance. Offer to me the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
WORD: Come, seek me with all your heart.
WORD: Seek my will.
WORD: Turn to me. Look to me for help. I AM waiting for you to come to me.
WORD: Desire what I have for you.

Daily Lectionary
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Isa. 5:8-12, 18-23; 1 Thess. 5:1-11; Luke 21:20-28
Tuesday: 26,; 28 * 36, 39; Isa. 5:13-17, 24-25; 1 Thess. 5:12-28; Luke 21:29-38

      Notes from the Front Lines

NOVEMBER Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests
22 Prison Chaplains – The Rev’d Tyrone Reddie, The Rev’d Charles Smith - and the incarcerated The Rev’d Nathaniel Lee
23 The Rev’d Lynne Crimi, The Rev’d Ana Maria Rivera-Georgescu, The Rev’d Ray Rockwell
24 St. Margaret’s Center for Children
25 Rural Parishes
26 Non-parochial Clergy 27Thanksgiving Day – That our thankfulness results in action; The Rev’d Bradley Jones, The Rev’d Congreve Quinby
28 For the Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, and Trustees
29 The Rev’d Ronald Harrison, The Rev’d Douglas Blakelock, The Rev’d Alan Hart
30 Observance of a devout Advent The Rev’d William Cooper
Daily: For our Bishop and for Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
1 Chaplains and Members of the Armed Forces
2 Bishop William Love
3 For the Great Commission and the Great Commandment as personal foundations
4 The Rev’d Richard Lehmann, The Rev’d Richard Littlejohn
5 Thanksgiving for the Holy Men and Women of the Past
6 Shut-ins and Invalids
7 The Rev’d Robert Lewis
8 The Very Rev’d Marshall Vang, The Rev’d Paul Hartt

***** Please pray for Deacon Barbara Hanstine who is in UHS Wilson Medical Center, 33-57 Harrison Street, Johnson City, NY 13905. She has had a stroke.

***** From: jeanne gizara
Sent: Sat, Nov 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
Philippians 2: 5

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.

Heavenly Father, this is our constant prayer. Bless Father Shaw Mudge and continue to send your Holy Spirit so that his mind is in agreement with Jesus' mind. May it always be the inspiration of Father, Son and Holy Spirit that leads him as he prepares those new courses for the theology students in Belize.

We thank You for every blessing during this Thanksgiving weekend and as we get ready for the new church year to start tomorrow. We pray for the whole Mudge family. Bless them, provide for them, prosper them. We pray for Lydia as she gets ready for her mission in Honduras. We pray for Mother Julie and her hospital ministry. And for the student getting ready to be ordained to the diaconate and for those new deacons who will progress to the priesthood next year.

Thank You for the increase in donations and in parish visits.We know that You will provide, Lord. We pray especially for a timely selling of the Mudge town house in Wynantskill NY.

We all give thanks with grateful hearts, Lord. Amen.

***** City Mission Prayer Table
December 4, 2014 –Chuck Rinaldo
+ - Cross
• Ted and Camille – Pray for God to sustain Ted to be able to live independently. PTL for Camille for the procedure she had in removing the metal fillings from her teeth that may have contributed to her Lyme disease. They will be testing for metal levels in her blood. Pray the results show her levels have been reduced and that she begin to heal.
• + Karyn – Forgiveness and peace in her life.
• + Tyisha – She has stomach problems, with intestinal bleeding. The medicine is no longer working and she needs proper treatment and healing.
• + Brandon – Pray for a proper relationship with his fiancé.
• ++ Tiffany and Graham – They are a couple. Pray for perseverance in their living conditions and for their relationship.
• Devon – He stopped by to give thanks for his jobs. We prayed he have the strength to handle both jobs and not to get over burdened.
• Gary – A Friend bought a car which turned out to have paperwork problems, meaning it cannot be registered. The car is needed for work. We pray for resolution and protection for Gary as he addresses the problem with the seller.
• Wesley, the 1 year old grandson of one of the volunteers was born with congenital heart condition that needs an operation this spring. We pray for Wesley’s health as he waits and that the surgery will be successful with no complications. Pray for the families peace.
• + Margaret, a student volunteer – Her grandfather has just been diagnosed with cancer, she’s not sure what type. We prayed for correct care, proper therapy, no side-effects from treatment; for peace and strength for the family.

***** From: Laurie Garramone, St. John's, Johnstown
Sent: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:26 AM
Subject: Prayer table Dec 3

+ means a cross was given

Mike--leukemia treatments at Mayo clinic
+Les --for the love of mankind
+Alicia--for her future and the future of her 7 yr old son
Peter--for relief of stress and for daughter Cassie Windy--stress and medical tests
+Tricia--prayers for 13 yr old son Andrew to go to school
Amy and baby--health and well-being
Lady in car marked 'Spirit medium' --for conversion to the true Power

Romans 8:38-39

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