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Thursday, February 05, 2015

 

2/5/2015, #8, 1st Quarter 2015

But when he had turned around and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." (Mark 8:33)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to be mindful of what is important to you and not be swayed by the opinions of others.

"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." (Isaiah 55:1)
                  A Watered Garden, by W. B. Anderson, 1919
      I have a precious memory. It is the memory of a garden that I happened upon one tired midsummer's morning, in the midst of a torrid plain in India. I was weary, and travel-stained, and thirsty, when over the drooping head of the horse, I saw a clump of trees on the far horizon. I hoped it might be a garden. It seemed ages until we should reach it. When we did arrive under the spreading branches of great mango trees, a cool zephyr, as grateful as the fanning of angels' wings, rippled over my parched cheeks. It was still early in the day, when, swinging myself wearily from the hard seat of the springless yekka, I walked straight into the heart of the garden, down the shady aisle of mango and loquat trees. Before dawn there had been a shower of rain, and now the gardener was running the clear, cool water from the irrigating well all about among trees and shrubs. Everywhere leaves were green and flowers were bright. Parrots circled through the cloudless blue, swung upon the swaying branches, calling merrily to one another. The air was ladened with the intoxicating odors of roses and jasmine. The fountain sparkled laughingly in the shaded center of the garden. I stooped to bathe my hands and face in the cool waters of the fountain's basin. Then, from its joyous spring I drank until satisfied. I sat for a few precious moments upon the marble edge of the fountain and reveled in the refreshment of a watered garden. The driver called, and I hurried out again across the stifling, heated plain. I had tarried for so short a time, but I was a new man. I carried away the song of the garden in my heart, and its echoes shall never die from my life.
      I was making the same journey in another year. The road was more uninviting than before, the weather was hotter, and I was not only weary, but ill. But I had a memory! For hours I looked and longed for the place of the garden of refreshing. At last we came to the shade of its trees. Wearily and weakly, but eagerly, I climbed from the seat of the torturing, springless cart. With unsteady steps I entered the door of the garden. The trees were gray with dust. The flowers drooped in the heat. The little water courses were parched and dry. The fountain was stopped. My soul sank with weariness, and I turned away sick at heart to finish the torturing journey unrefreshed. At the door I met the gardener. I asked him why his garden languished so. He explained with guilty look that he had been absent attending to affairs of his own for a week. I asked him if the raja would not be vexed at the neglect of his garden. He explained that the raja had gone to the mountains for a month. Then I knew that the garden had been neglected because the master's orders had been disobeyed. He intended that every traveler might be refreshed; but his gardener had not been faithful.
      I have a precious memory. It is a memory of a friend. Sin-stricken and weary, and far from God, I was traveling one day when I came into his life. His whole life was wet with the dews of Heaven; his garments were redolent with the odors of Paradise; he just breathed the very life of God. I sat and communed with him, and from within his life there flowed into mine rivers of living water. I walked with him through lovely avenues of restful shade in his friendship, and saw heavenly vistas, and drank from life-giving springs. I went out to my life renewed and refreshed. I was a new man, and there rang through all my being a song of the memory of that blessed life. All through eternity shall the echoes of that friendship call from peak to peak for me.
      In time of need and anguish I came again to that friend. I ran to meet him as a shelter from my sore distress. I found him and entered into communion with him. But the fountains of his life seemed dried up. The refreshment seemed to have vanished. His own life seemed parched and drooping. His speech was as the speech of other men. I struggled back to my own life as I came. Later he told me that the King of his life was not being obeyed, and the garden of his heart was not being watered.. The trees and the walks of his friendship were still there, but they no longer soothed and strengthened. The fountain of his friendship was still there, but its waters had been hushed. The King had intended that this garden, this life, should be kept perpetually refreshing for the souls of all who might come to it, but the King had not been obeyed, and the living water had not been kept flowing, and I went away unrefreshed.
      Then I prayed, "Oh God, keep flowing into me, and within me, and from within me Thy rivers of living water for the health and joy of other men! Oh, King of life, make my life a watered garden!"

So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
      Father, accomplish your word in me.

Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare your strength to this generation, your power to everyone who is to come. (Psalm 71:18 )
      Jesus, please help me declare your saving work to this generation.

Daily Lectionary
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; Isa. 55:1-13; Gal. 5:1-15; Mark 8:27-9:1
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Isa. 56:1-8; Gal. 5:16-24; Mark 9:2-13

      From the Front Lines

From: Diocese of Albany
Sent: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:13 PM
Subject: Call to Convention 2015


      Call to Convention 2015
      Three Persons, One God
      Three Streams, One Church

The Ven. Dr. Harvey Huth
Secretary of the Diocese
January 25, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Peace be with you.
In accordance with Article I of the Constitution of the Diocese of Albany, the Bishop of Albany has issued a Call to the 147th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Albany to be held on June 5-7, 2015 at the Camp of the Woods in Speculator, New York, the Right Reverend William H. Love, presiding.
A proposed schedule for the convention business meetings is:
Friday, June 5:
2:00 - 7:00 PM
Deputy registration
(Purdy Center Basement)
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Opening business meeting
& Bishop's address
(Auditorium)
Saturday, June 6:

7:00 - 8:45 AM
Deputy registration
(Purdy Center Basement)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Second business meeting
(Auditorium)
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Third business meeting (if needed)
(Auditorium)

The materials available for download here contain business session information and respective forms. If you have questions you may e-mail me by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?diocsec , or you may contact me by phone at (518 ) 765-4625, or by mail at 12 Bloomer Road, Voorheesville, N.Y. 12186.

The business meeting registration tables will be in the lower level at the far end of the Purdy Center. Information about accommodations and/or other convention matters will be sent from the Diocesan Office.

To register online for the 147th Convention of the Diocese of Albany, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/Convention/2015/2015ConventionRegistrationForm.php.

May God bless you.
In Christ,
Harvey C. Huth
The Ven. Dr. Harvey Huth

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

 

2/4/2015, #7, 1st Quarter 2015

"I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days and have nothing to eat. (Mark 8:2)
      Jesus, please help us have your compassion on the hungry who follow you.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" (Isaiah 52:7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us enter into this beauty that comes from proclaiming salvation.

For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52:12)
      Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)

From the end of the earth I will cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalm 61:2)
      Holy Spirit, lead me daily to Jesus.

So he said to them, "How is it you do not understand?" (Mark 8:21)
      Jesus, my heart is still hard and I lack understanding -- visit me anew with your Holy Spirit and give me understanding and a softened heart.

Then he put his hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. (Mark 8:25)
      Jesus, I need a second touch from you.

No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from me," says the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)
      Father, I pray for your protecting hand on the leaders and clergy of this diocese -- that no weapon formed against them shall prosper. Thank you for protecting this diocese and the Diocese of South Carolina.

He will bring justice to the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (Psalm 72:4)
      Jesus please come and help your little ones. Break in pieces those who oppress the poor and the weak.

WORD: Look to me when times are hard.
WORD: I AM a sure and steady refuge for those who trust in me.
      Lord, you are my rock and my refuge.

Daily Lectionary
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Isa. 54:1-10(11-17); Gal. 4:21-31; Mark 8:11-26
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; Isa. 55:1-13; Gal. 5:1-15; Mark 8:27-9:1

      From the Front Lines

***** CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD MEAL, January 25, 2015 – Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo
+ - Cross
R – Jesus rock from Sharon
Mary – Prayer for pain from sciatica. Being lead to spend time with people at meal (Jesus’ light); asking God’ to enable her to do this.
++ RR – Emily’s Nana died around Christmastime and she is missing her. Asked for Jesus to fill her with good memories of her Nana and to remember how much her Nana and Jesus both love her, and to fill her heart with this love. Her Mom, Holly (Nana’s daughter) asks that she be able to know how to help her get past this. She has started taking her to church and Sunday School, which has helped.
+R – Greg asked for prayer for his Mom, Theresa, who has HepC liver disease.
+R – Aniyh’s dad (Harry) is in prison and he has had a couple of strokes. They have told him that if he has any more, he will probably die. Prayed for her and her brothers to trust in the Lord and not to be anxious, but to pray for their Dad.

***** Dear Friends,
This is our public prayer mail for Tuesday, 3 February 2015. Church in the Province of the West Indies Lectionary calendar: Anksar, Missionary Bishop in Sweden, 865.
      Lydia returned on Saturday evening from Honduras. A great trip. Saw her photos and videos, with commentary. Had an excellent time catching up.
      Julie and I came down with colds over the weekend. We are on the mend.
      I have been preparing for my trip to Belize as well as working on courses this week. A new course began on Saturday.
      I have been working on the 100 or so pages of the lectionary for the Spanish version of the Church in the Province West Indies Prayer Book.
Prayer requests:
      1) For preparations for the on-the-ground mission trip to Belize, the agenda, the logistics, safe and timely travel, fruitfulness of the venture, what the Holy Spirit would have me say and do.
      2) For the continuing everyday fruitful mission work with Belize.
      3) For the completion of the Spanish Prayer Book in a timely manner. We hope to have completed as much as we can for presentation at the time of the Provincial Synod in early April.
      4) For God's provision for all our needs both here and abroad.
      5) For the sale of our dwelling in Wynantskill; closing tentatively scheduled for mid-March. Keep praying through the building inspection and until the check clears.
      6) For Lydia, as she readjusts back to the US.
      In Jesus' Name, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ and Lydia

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

 

2/3/2015, #6, 1st Quarter 2015

And she answered and said to him, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs." (Mark 7:28 )
      Lord Jesus, I will gladly take whatever crumbs fall from your table.

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak." (Mark 7:37)
      Jesus, please give us ears to hear you and mouths to proclaim your word.

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" (Galatians 4:6)
      Father, thank you for giving me your Spirit and making me your child.

O you who hear prayer, to you all flesh will come. (Psalm 65:2)
      Jesus, I come to you. Thank you for hearing my prayers.

The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing. (Psalm 65:13)
      Jesus, thank you for providing the bounty you have given me.

WORD: Pray for ears that are open to my word.
WORD: Look to me and listen to me.
WORD: I invite everyone into the sonship that comes by faith in Jesus.

Daily Lectionary
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Isa. 52:1-12; Gal. 4:12-20; Mark 8:1-10
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Isa. 54:1-10(11-17); Gal. 4:21-31; Mark 8:11-26

      From the Front Lines

***** The Community of St. Mary, Sesquicentennial Events
      The sisters in Greenwich will begin their sesquicentennial year with a quiet celebration and observance of the Feast of the Purification of St. Mary on February 2nd, following a week's silent retreat at the Community of St. Mary Convent. During the sisters' annual retreat, January 26 through February 1, the convent will be closed for ordinary business. Guests are welcome to join in the Divine Office or daily Eucharists but there will be no public afternoon Tea or visiting that week. Associates and friends are welcome to join the community in its solemn offering of worship and praise on its Founding Anniversary at the Mass of the Purification of St. Mary on Monday, February 2, at 7:00 a.m. (Matins at 6:30 a.m.) This quiet celebration will feature the community's traditional plainsong responsories and the renewal of the sisters' vows.

Special Healing Service Event
      On Tuesday February 3 at 10:00 a.m., the regularly scheduled Healing Service will relocate to St. Mary's Convent as a kick-off to their year-long 150th anniversary celebration with the celebration of Holy Eucharist of the Purification of St. Mary (transferred) and healing prayer. The featured speaker will be The Rt. Rev. Harold Miller from the Diocese of Down and Dromore, Northern Ireland. As always, the service includes praise and worship, Scripture and teaching as well as opportunities for Holy Communion, anointing, personal prayer ministry and Reconciliation. Praise music will be led by the CtK Youth Ministry Intern staff. The Blessing of Throats for St. Blaise Day will be offered at the end of the service. A pot-luck luncheon will follow for one and all. Bring a dessert or dish to share. Carpooling is encouraged.
      PARKING FOR TODAY
Dear Prayer Team and Intercessors...
Parking is very limited at the convent soooooo here's the plan: PLEASE PARK AT THE WELCOME CENTER. We will then bus you over to the convent. The bus runs will begin at 9:00 a.m. This will leave room at the convent for our guests. Thanks so much and ... see you tomorrow!
Blessings, Dcn. Marian

***** Prayer table reports, St. John's Johnstown, Laurie Garramone
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 8:27 AM

For Jan 28:
+Kevin--for wife Lisa in Albany Med
Claudine--for healing balm
Joy--for her mom Anna who lost a best friend

For Jan 21:
For Travelers to Toronto church
+Ken--vascular surgery
+Beverly--healing
Judy L--cancer
Dee--who is dying
Lester--pulled calf muscle
Melbourne family--comfort and healing

Romans 8:38-39

***** St. Ann's Amsterdam Prayer Table Report Friday, January 30, 2015
(Monday, Jan. 26, 2015; 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Bitterly cold (11 degrees at start!) but quite a few people out, and many came to His table grateful for the warm blankets and bedcovers, towels, paper goods, clothing and non-perishable food we offer our visitors. We buy some of the clothing (socks, gloves) and some of the food, but most of it is generously donated by members of the parish. About half the people also consent to prayer when we ask them. The others (usually) politely decline. James Bryant, John Banfield and Deacon Alan at His table today.)

t -- received free wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a -- anointed with Holy Oil.
f -- received food.
c -- received clothing or blankets.

a,f,c -- GEORGIANA -- This lady has become a regular. She sought prayer for the sciatic pain she is enduring. She also came early, not only for food and clothing and prayer but to take part in our Morning Prayer service before doing the table. It was the third week in a row she has come!

CHERI -- Asked for prayer for the family of Charles Brown, who passed away last week.

JOHN -- Received prayer for health and well-being of people in his family.

ALAN -- Sought prayer for another table regular REBECCA, who did not come this week because of having surgery.

a,f -- SUSAN -- This woman brought me (Alan) a handsome cross a few weeks ago as a gift for " .. caring about us." I felt strange accepting such a nice gift, but I think it would have insulted her if I said No. (Note: I do not wear it but I keep it on a knick-knack shelf in our living room with other treasured items. It reminds me every day of the many needy neighbors in our area.)

f,c -- SHERRY and MIKE -- Sherry asked for prayer for an upcoming surgical procedure she is anxious about.

a,t,f,c -- LUCY -- Bubbly young Spanish-speaking lady who comes often but not every week. Asked for prayer for MARIA, a relative who is very ill.

t -- STEVE -- Sought prayer for his wife (no name) to be well.

a, f, c -- MARIA -- Another frequent visitor. She wanted prayer for "better health."

f,c -- BOB -- politely declined prayer.

a, f,c -- YVONNE -- She was extremely happy to get a woman's winter coat and a pair of gloves, plus some food. Also declined prayer. (She came in a sweatshirt and jeans, no coat and bare hands!)

f,c -- MARSHALL -- This man has come to gradually trust the people at the table and our church. He spoke to us at some length about about some things that were bothering him, then went away graciously giving us the two-fingered "peace sign" of the 1960s.

DAVID -- Very religious, quiet man who was a Navy serviceman during the Vietnam War. He is a big supporter of the table and has sent many people to us. He never takes anything and sometimes seeks prayer, but not today. He just wanted to talk. That's OK!

f,c -- JOSE -- Man who lives across the street from the church, came for the second week in a row with a friend (no name.) Declined prayer.

Note: Some others came early in the prayer table time and took food and clothing while I was praying for other people, and we did not get their names. In all, about 30 people came to the table and we gave away a LOT of food and clothing and blankets, towels on a very cold winter morning. Please continue to bring in your offerings of soups, mac and cheese, tuna, etc. Believe me, it doesn't go to waste and it is very much appreciated. When we give to the poor and needy among us, we live out the Gospel!)

***** Friday night I looked at the forecast for Saturday morning (below zero with wind) and I cancelled the Saturday morning prayer table. I guess what I am really saying is: there is no hard and fast rules for this. I can handle zero, but not zero plus wind. We do what we can with the strength God gives us and then leave it in his hands. Torre

***** PRAYER TABLE ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM Monday, Jan. 26, 2015; 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Bitterly cold (11 degrees at start!) but quite a few people out, and many came to His table grateful for the warm blankets and bedcovers, towels, paper goods, clothing and non-perishable food we offer our visitors. We buy some of the clothing (socks, gloves) and some of the food, but most of it is generously donated by members of the parish. About half the people also consent to prayer when we ask them. The others (usually) politely decline. James Bryant, John Banfield and Deacon Alan at His table today.)

t -- received free wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a -- anointed with Holy Oil.
f -- received food.
c -- received clothing or blankets.

a,f,c -- GEORGIANA -- This lady has become a regular. She sought prayer for the sciatic pain she is enduring. She also came early, not only for food and clothing and prayer but to take part in our Morning Prayer service before doing the table. It was the third week in a row she has come!

CHERI -- Asked for prayer for the family of Charles Brown, who passed away last week.

JOHN -- Received prayer for health and well-being of people in his family.

ALAN -- Sought prayer for another table regular REBECCA, who did not come this week because of having surgery.

a,f -- SUSAN -- This woman brought me (Alan) a handsome cross a few weeks ago as a gift for " .. caring about us." I felt strange accepting such a nice gift, but I think it would have insulted her if I said No. (Note: I do not wear it but I keep it on a knick-knack shelf in our living room with other treasured items. It reminds me every day of the many needy neighbors in our area.)

f,c -- SHERRY and MIKE -- Sherry asked for prayer for an upcoming surgical procedure she is anxious about.

a,t,f,c -- LUCY -- Bubbly young Spanish-speaking lady who comes often but not every week. Asked for prayer for MARIA, a relative who is very ill.

t -- STEVE -- Sought prayer for his wife (no name) to be well.

a, f, c -- MARIA -- Another frequent visitor. She wanted prayer for "better health."

f,c -- BOB -- politely declined prayer.

a, f,c -- YVONNE -- She was extremely happy to get a woman's winter coat and a pair of gloves, plus some food. Also declined prayer. (She came in a sweatshirt and jeans, no coat and bare hands!)

f,c -- MARSHALL -- This man has come to gradually trust the people at the table and our church. He spoke to us at some length about about some things that were bothering him, then went away graciously giving us the two-fingered "peace sign" of the 1960s.

DAVID -- Very religious, quiet man who was a Navy serviceman during the Vietnam War. He is a big supporter of the table and has sent many people to us. He never takes anything and sometimes seeks prayer, but not today. He just wanted to talk. That's OK!

f,c -- JOSE -- Man who lives across the street from the church, came for the second week in a row with a friend (no name.) Declined prayer.

Note: Some others came early in the prayer table time and took food and clothing while I was praying for other people, and we did not get their names. In all, about 30 people came to the table and we gave away a LOT of food and clothing and blankets, towels on a very cold winter morning. Please continue to bring in your offerings of soups, mac and cheese, tuna, etc. Believe me, it doesn't go to waste and it is very much appreciated. When we give to the poor and needy among us, we live out the Gospel!)

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:55 - 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

Trevor (young man) -- Prayers for restless leg syndrome.

+ Mike (man) -- He asked prayers

Dan (staff) -- We prayed for his daughter Summer, for God's order in her life and for Dan's son-in-law Bob. We prayed for peace for Dan & his wife.

Ted and Camille (Ted's granddaughter) -- We prayed about the side-effects of the medicine she is taking for Lyme's disease. We prayed for her friend Louise whose youngest daughter's husband has become paraplegic following back surgery.

Rich (young man) -- He looks much better. He went to Open Arms Church on Sunday. He has been studying the book of Jonah.

Tony (man) -- He asked prayer for the IS captives to be set free.

+ 199 Karyn (young woman) -- "for college" and for her mom, + Brendan (her finance) "for finances"

+Sam (man) -- His business parftners have taken advantage of him.

Gary (staff) -- We prayed for the message he would give to the community meal and about the corporate greed in America.

++ Chester (man) -- He asked prayer for Daniel who is an alcoholic.

+ 199 a Taisha (young woman) -- She has a mass growing in her stomach which needs healing. She is in pain all the time. She seems to have a stead faith in Jesus.

+++++ Christine (woman) -- She is separating from her husband. There is constant fighting in the family over custody of the children.

+ Matt -- His friend just lost faith. He needs a breakthrough in hearing for employment.

***** prayer table neighborhood meal Christ Church Schenectady 12/28/14, Larry Hubert

Ada: For her children, and for Alberto who has a drug problem

Aniyah ( young girl) For pain in her foot

Jacaigh: ( young boy) For pain in his head

Sharcls: ( young girl) For pain in her body

Micaiah: ( young boy) For Harry foe his heart and to keep him out of jail.

Anne Marie: For family & children, help with imigration problem

Rupina: For heart problem, recovery from stroke

***** prayer table 12/24 St. John's

Laurie—for frustrations
Madalyn—for help with illness
Jack—prayer of thanks and blessing

***** prayer table,albany st. 1/10/15
John,help with life.Friend died(Summer)left 3 children.Prayed for children.Levi,for provision.Keri,prayed for youth,passing lady,prayed for cold.Passing man ,for a relationship with God.

***** I had the privilege today to help with St.John's (Johnstown) prayer table.
      Prayers
Bridget in need of comfort ,guidance & direction.

Harold and his wife Kathy. Comfort and strength needed in marriage. Kathy has been in a nursing home since her stroke 2 yrs ago. 2 crosses were given to Harold one for his wife.

We ask all this in His name.
Amen
Many blessings to you and your family
Pam Miller

***** 2015 Parish Leadership Conferences, Learning to Share our Faith
      As the Bishop mentioned in his recent message, this year's Parish Leadership Conferences will be a little different than in past years. We'll still be sharing the Eucharist, but instead of an outside speaker or leaders from the Diocese teaching us, we'll learn from each other by sharing our faith stories in a small group setting in an encouraging, friendly environment. Everyone's faith story is unique, and everyone's faith story has the potential to touch a person that doesn't know Jesus, perhaps inviting that person into a relationship with Him. So join us at the Parish Leadership Conference that is closest to you or best fits into your schedule, where we'll learn from each other what the Lord is doing in our individual lives and our parishes. Registration, coffee and goodies will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and everyone will be on the road by 3:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided. In order to make sure the right amount of food is prepared for lunch, please register for the Parish Leadership Conference you will be attending by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/ParishLeadershipConference/2015/2015PLCRegistrationForm.php . Options to request vegetarian meals and child care have been added to the registration form. The dates and locations of the Parish Leadership Conferences are as follows:
Date      Place
January 31, 2015      Holy Family School, Malone

February 7, 2015      Christ Church, Cooperstown

February 28, 2015      Christ the King
Spiritual Life Center

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer, Jeanne Gizara, Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:13 PM
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works. Which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
(Ephesians 2:10)
      We thank You Lord, for all of your creation. We thank You for every person that You have created. We thank You that we are your workmanship and that you have made us in Christ Jesus for good works. We thank You for all who have walked in the good works that you have prepared even before we were born. And we especially thank You for the Mudges and all that they do for You.
      We pray for Lydia as she returns from Honduras. We hope that her trip was fruitful and satisfying both to her and to You. Guide her into the future works that You have for her.
      We rejoice at the good news that the sale of the Mudge home near Albany NY is in the works. We pray that all goes well with the building inspection and the clearing of all checks. Thank You for your provision, Lord.
      And we continue to pray for Father Shaw as he gets ready for another trip to Belize. May your Holy Spirit guide his every step on this journey: the agenda, the logistics, safe and timely travel, fruitfulness of the venture; and that every word spoken and every action taken be according to your will.
      Amen.

***** 1-19-2015 SAMS
      "Dear Friends of Bishop Mike and Linda Chapman,
      Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of the Bishop Mike and Linda. I am writing to tell you about an urgent concern.
      As you know, Bishop Mike and Linda have ministered tirelessly in the Diocese of Peru for almost five years. In recent weeks their missionary support account has dropped to levels the threaten (their) ability to remain in Peru. (They) need an additional $8,000.00 dollars to continue their ministry.....if the account continues to remain low, SAMS will have to ask them to remain in the states to raise further support."

Please pray for a financial miracle/outpouring for them. It would be so sad for them to have to wait to return to the land and people that have captured their hearts. If you can, please make a one time gift. Perhaps you can increase monthly giving, or know someone who would like to join as a prayer or support partner for them. Maybe your church doesn't support any missionaries at this time, but would like to do so.
      Thank you everyone for your continuing prayers and support. You are dearly loved and appreciated by Bishop Mike and Linda.
      Blessings and peace, Ginnie
there are three main ways to make your gift:
By cash or check: Make checks out to "SAMS" and write "Mike & Linda Chapman" in the memo space. Then send the checks to the following address:
      SAMS
      P.O. Box 399
      Ambridge, PA 15003
By credit card online or by phone: www.samsusa.org or call 1 724 266-0669 from 9am to 5pm est.
By electronic transfer: Thie service enables you to make automatic monthly donations from either your bank account or credit card. Visit the SAMS website at www.samsusa.org or call 1 724 266-0669 to learn more.

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