“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17)
Jesus, we ask you to fulfill the law and the Prophets by giving us one heart — an undivided heart — and by putting your Holy Spirit within us and giving us hearts of flesh in place of our hearts of stone (see Ezekiel 11:19). Thank you.
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18 )
Father, please keep us steady in you while we await the fulfillment of all that you desire in us and for us.
“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)
Holy Spirit, move in the preaching and teaching throughout this diocese so that all of our preachers and teachers will be great in the kingdom of heaven.
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20)
LORD, unless you build us up, all our labor and our righteousness is in vain. Guard our hearts and our minds so that we come into the righteousness you desire for us. Thank you.
A word received: Keep looking to me.
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; 2 Kings 2:1-18 1 Cor. 4:1-7 Matthew 5:17-20
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; 2 Kings 4:8-37 Acts 9:10-31 Luke 3:7-18
HC: 145 or 145:1-8; Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-27; Matthew 20:1-16
Notes from the Front Line
***** Prayer Table Report – Cathedral of All Saints, Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, Noon – 12:45pm, Prayer Ministers- Dcn. Susan Plaske, Linda Davis, Hilda Handy, Beth Collum (Thor the dog)
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
Brother Ken-thankful that his son in college is doing well
+B Alba-(from Calabrai, Italy) lost her house in Slingerlands, prayer for comfort, provision, protection and from husband and family
Dave-prayer for blessing and a beautiful day
Rachuel-prayer for continued blessing and peace and her family
Tata-prayer for God’s wisdom and the Holy Spirit to fill her, guide her speech
Sharon-asked for blessing on relationships and being able to forgive
++ Lee-Ann-prayer for family, Stephan with alcohol problems
Paul-prayer for friend Vonda with cancer, she is on Hospice
+ given a cross B given a Bible
***** Diocesan Update September 16, 2011
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Bishop Love is attending the House of Bishops Fall Meeting in Quito, Ecuador, through Tuesday, September 20. Wednesday, September is his travel day home. The Iglesia Episopal del Ecuator is part of the Episcopal Church and has two dioceses: Central Diocese of Ecuator and Litoral Diocese of Ecuador. Please hold up in prayer Bishop Love and all the Bishops attending this meeting of the House of Bishops.
Please keep Mother Miriam and the Sisters of St. Mary in Luwinga, Malawi, Africa, in your prayers as they prepare for the Life Profession of Sister Jane Phiri to take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at St. Mark’s Parish in Mzuzu. Sister Jane’s final vows to the consecrated life of a Sister of St. Mary will be received by the Rt. Rev’d Fanuel Magangani, Third Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Malawi and the African sisters’ Bishop Visitor. Anglican religious will be attending from Zambia and Tanzania.
Sister Jane was one of the last Malawian sisters to receive novitiate training in America, joining us in Greenwich in 2005. Pictures of her are posted in the Albany Intercessors Blogspot archives ( http://albanyintercessor.blogspot.com/2011/09/942011-67-3rd-quarter-2011.html )
***** Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Hope is alive in the post office
Dateline: The Greenwich NY Post office 8.45am 9/15/11
I (Fr. Nigel) enter the post office and start my transactions.
My friend from work, Maggie, enters the post office.
I say “Hi.”
As I finish the transactions I point to the ceiling and say to Maggie, “Say hello to the Boss when you see him…”
Maggie replied, “I won’t see him but I will be talking to him during the day…”
I said, “Brilliant…”
Kathy the postmistress said, “I do hope you don’t see him too soon but if you do, tell him I love him and I”ll see him in due time…”