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Sunday, August 06, 2017


2017 08 06

Herbert Sanderson was a mentor, friend and father to many of us.

     RIP Rev. Herbert W. Sanderson
     "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live." (John 11:25)
     It is with sadness yet with the hope of eternal life that we report the death of the Rev. Herbert W. Sanderson, retired priest of the Diocese, on August 3rd, 2017. He was 86. Fr. Sanderson served many parishes in his nearly 60-year ministry, first in Vermont and then in New York. In the Diocese of Albany, he served at Trinity, Watervliet; Grace, Waterford, and The Church of the Holy Cross, Troy. More recently, he served as priest associate at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich. He also served as a Chaplain of The Hoosac School and a Lecturer at Russell Sage College. In addition to his ministry in the church, he also ministered to many people as a psychologist both at the Center for Disability Services and in private practice. An accomplished musician, he played harpsichord and organ in many places including at Grace Church, Waterford. He was a long-time participant and supporter of the Cursillo movement in Anglicanism, in addition to being a member of a number of musical and psychology-related organizations. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of The Rev. Herbert Warren Sanderson to the Healing Center at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.

     Funeral services will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 58 3rd St, Troy, NY 12180. The Rev. Michael Gorchov, Rector of St. Paul's, will officiate. Clergy are invited to vest and process, wearing a white stole.

     Please keep Fr. Sanderson's wife Anne, his daughters Margaret, Rebecca, and Catherine, his step-children Caroline, Vivian and William, and all of Fr. Sanderson's family and friends in your prayers.

     Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon him.

     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

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." John 1:45-46 (NKJV)
     Jesus, we often wonder if anything good can come out of our communities; but you came out of Nazareth and so we trust you to come into our communities.

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!" John 1:47 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, set us free from deceit and guile.

For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:7-8 (NKJV)
     Thank you, Lord, that I can live and die in you.

For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Romans 14:9 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, thank you for the assurance that Jean is with Jesus.

For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God." So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:11-12 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me give a true account of my life.

Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness. And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep. 2 Samuel 6:12-13 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us so desire your blessing and presence that we will bring you into our cities and homes.

So David said to Michal, "It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD. And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor." 2 Samuel 6:21-22 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us set aside all false pride as David did in order to honor you.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2 (NKJV)
     LORD, lead me beside still waters.

A Word Received: Sing hallelujah.

Albany Intercessor

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 3, 2017, 4:30 - 6:05 p.m. Chuck Rinaldo of Christ Church Schenectady and Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam and Bellevue Reformed 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
199--indicates received a booklet of helpful Bible verses including 1 John 1: 9 which says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Tony (volunteer) -- His back is better this week.

Dan (staff) -- He asked prayer for his daughter Shannon who is still not well and needs a kidney biopsy.

Hediberto (resident) -- His wife of 21 years, Luz, died suddenly this week. They have been coming to the prayer table on State St. and at the City Mission for many years.

199 + Robert (resident) -- He came confessing his sins and accepted Jesus' forgiveness and cleansing.

Fred (resident) -- He came confessing his sins and accepted Jesus' forgiveness and cleansing.

Chuck (volunteer) -- He led us in prayer for Ray who has had a colonoscopy.

+Dave (young man) -- He needs a job and is interviewing.

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