Prayer table reports from the Cathedral of All Saints and Christ Church Schenectady

April 7, 2012

Prayer table report Cathedral of All Saints, April 4th, 2012 Windy and Cool Beth Collum and Deacon Sue Plaske

Tony – prayer for Tony going through the journey of release from drug addiction.

Dave – thanksgiving for a beautiful day

David – For healing and comfort from back injury causing much pain.

Shirlene – Came from across the street to pray – Family trouble, Finances, for children – Isiah and Olanjadae.

Mary – for Ginger her mother, her health.

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 7, 2012, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Mary Pasko and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

State St.

+Glenn — “Unity.” He was burned out of his apartment in Scotia a year and a half ago. Getting started again.

The Bus Driver — waved to us.

+Roger (He crossed the street to get prayer.) — “I want to be clearn.” Once again he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God’s forgiveness. “I have faith that something good is going to happen now.”

Horace (young man from last week) — We prayed for Easter joy for him.

++++Tom — He is presently providing shelter for 3 homeless men. We prayed that his landlady would not find out and evict him. He took crosses for the three men and one for his brother who requested another cross because he had lost his first one.

+Sharon — “I have 4 rebellious children (ages 14-23). We prayed for them and for Sharon to be the mom and the woman God is calling her to be.

Raddy (man) — “My mom and my dad.” He also asked prayer for relief of his back pain.

+Carlene (woman) — She broke down in tears as she gave her burdens to the Lord. She is working double shifts to make ends meet and is stressed out. We gave her a Bible and pointed her to Psalm 27:1

+Bruce — “A job.”

Roger (see above) called from across the stret and blessed us.

+Ed — “It’s an Easter kind of morning.”

+Elijah G. — He stopped on his bike. We prayed for Easter joy for him.

Steve — We prayed for his hand to quickly heal.

Dan — We prayed that he would hear from his son Joe in the Marine Corps soon.

Kathy — We prayed for Easter joy for her.

+Woman at bus stop — When Mary gave her a cross she started to cry.

+Julius — We prayed for provision and protection for him.

Bill (regular) — We prayed against seizures and for companionship

+Earl — Easter blessing.

+Andrew and +Alex (son) — They were on their way to catch a bus to visit his mom who is sick.

+Palm (mom) and +Jessica — They were loving the sunshine and the day and anticipating Christ’s resurrection tomorrow.

William (from next door) — Iri and Jallah are traveling to Georgia on Wednesday. We also prayed for his back pain.

Albany St.

Lester – Neighborhood watched stopped and asked us to keep our eyes out for Lester. He is a 7. He slipped out a window in the middle of the night. His parents are seperated with his father staying in the local Days Inn.

+ Carlita – needs an apartment. She is currently living with her niece.

++ Kenneth – asked that God help relieve the problems of the world. He came back later and told us “God has given you a blessed job praying here.” We invitied him to join us today or another day. He may.

+ Chavron – general blessing

+ Chaviesse – her family

+++ Chris – family

+ Caroline – needs help getting out of an abusive relationship

+ Jim – health and happiness

+ Evonne – seeking a full time job, marriage to her boyfriend

+ Tiffany – prayers for her fiance Arthur who is in prison and in bad health

Lent and Holy Week 2012

April 7, 2012

You can find all our Lent-themed entries using these links:


Holy Week Entries

Lent Devotionals

Lent – Family & Children’s activities

Lent Prayers , Lent Quotes , Lent Resources

We hope to post several new Lenten devotional entries per week.

Here are indexes for ALL posts from each Lenten season:

UPDATE:  an updated compilation of specifically ANGLICAN Lenten resources for 2012 is available here.  (You can also browse our “Anglican Heritage” category)

As always, we’d love to hear what our readers find helpful, or any recommendations you have about Lenten resources, devotionals, or to share how the Lord has worked in your lives through your Lenten disciplines.

Wishing all of our readers a Blessed & Holy Lent.
-Karen and all of us at Lent & Beyond

Holy Saturday: Death has seized our Lord Jesus Christ; but shall not keep its hold on Life

April 7, 2012

“Death swallowed Him, not knowing Him”

Art Credit: Web Gallery of Art.  Albrecht Durer –  Harrowing of Hell; or, Christ in Limbo (No. 14), 1512.  Engraving

Let us commemorate today the solemnity of the burial of Our Saviour. He has undone the bonds of death of those who were in hell, filled hell with His splendour, and roused from sleep those lying there; and we on earth rejoice exultant, recalling to mind His Resurrection, and now we fear death no more, for it shall not prevail against immortality.

Death has seized our Lord Jesus Christ; but shall not keep its hold on Life. It swallowed Him; it swallowed Him, not knowing Him: but with Him, it will give up many. Of His own will He is now held; tomorrow, He shall rise again, and hell shall be emptied. Yesterday, on the Cross, He darkened the sun’s light, and behold in full day it was as night; today death has lost its dominion, suffering itself a kind of death. Yesterday the earth mourned, contemplating the evil hate of the Jews, and in sadness clothed itself in a garment of darkness. Today, the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.

Yesterday the earth trembled, as though it would dissolve, threatening to swallow those who dwelt in it; and the mountains were cleft asunder, the rocks were split, the Temple appeared as though naked, and as though it were a living being threw off its veil; seeking as it were to show by what had happened to itself that its holy places were no longer sacred to the Lord. They that suffered these things were lifeless, without mind. The elements mourned, as though it wanted little for them to dissolve in chaos, and bring disaster on the world, were it not that they could see the purpose of their Maker: namely, that of His own will He suffered.

O new and unheard of happening! He is stretched out upon a Cross Who by His word stretched out the heavens. He is held fast in bonds Who has set the sand a bound for the sea. He is given gall to drink Who has given us wells of honey. He is crowned with thorns Who has crowned the earth with flowers. With a reed they struck His Head Who of old struck Egypt with ten plagues, and submerged the head of Pharaoh in the waves. That countenance was spat upon at which the Cherubim dare not gaze. Yet, while suffering these things He prayed for His tormentors, saying: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. He overcame evil by goodness. Christ undertook the defence of those who put Him to death: eager to gather them into His net; annulling the charge, and pleading their ignorance. Made the sport of their drunken frenzy, He submitted without bitterness. He suffered their drunkenness, and in His love for mankind called them to repentance. What more could He do?

St Amphilochius of Iconium


This was originally posted by Fr. Al Kimel at his blog, Pontifications in March 2005.  I am reposting it from the WebArchive of his original entry

Three other devotionals for Holy Saturday posted by Fr Kimel may be found here.

“Henceforth Hell belongs to Christ”

“Hell has been filled with splendor”

“There is a great silence on earth today”

From Romans 8

April 7, 2012

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help me each day to walk by your guidance and avoid the traps and condemnation that come from the flesh.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)
      Holy Spirit, please set me free day by day from the law of sin and death as I find new life in Christ Jesus my Lord.

For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: he condemned sin in the flesh, (Romans 8:3)
      Jesus, thank you for doing in me and for me what I had no power to do in and for myself.

that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:4)
      Holy Father, the law has been my tutor, but I cannot on my own live up to its righteous requirements; help me daily to walk in Christ Jesus so that I may live for you as you desire.

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (Romans 85:)
      Holy Spirit, help me daily set my mind on you and your ways. Thank you.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:14-17)
      Holy Father, thank you for adopting me and giving me your Spirit of adoption.

Holy Saturday: 95 & 88 * 27; Lam. 3:37-58: Heb. 4:1-16: Rom. 8:1-11
Holy Saturday Holy Communion: 130 or 31:1-5; Job 14:1-14; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Easter Day: 148, 149, 150 * 113, 114, or 118; Exod. 12:1-14**: –:: John 1:1-18**; Isa. 51:9-11***: Luke 24:13-35, or John 20:19-23***
** Intended for use in the morning: *** Intended for use in the evening
Easter Day Holy Communion: The Great Vigil: See BCP pages 288-291.
Early Service Use one of the Old Testament Lessons from the Vigil with 114; Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 28:1-10
Principal Service: 118:14-29 or 118:14-17,22-24; Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8
Evening Service: 114 or 136 or 118:14-17,22-24; Acts 5:29a,30-32 or Daniel 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; or Acts 5:29a,30-32; Luke 24:13-35

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Easter Day: 118:14-29 or 118:14-17,22-24; Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8 ).

***** Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote
      There are two places in the bible where it is written that because of what Jesus went through on Good Friday we “are healed” and then we “have been healed.” Written in the present tense in Isaiah and in the past tense in Peter. Our “issues” were nailed to the cross so we can live for righteousness.
      But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
      He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: WHI Mentioned in The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
      Dear soul, The following report was created by a former Royal Marine helping veterans in the UK. He came to the USA to see what we are doing for combat veterans. He was sent here on a fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Please see pages 14 – 19 in regard to the Welcome Home Initiative and Christ the King Spiritual Life Center.
Subject: The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Please see this report (the Welcome Home Initiative is recorded on pages 14-19) on combat veterans in the USA and the UK. See:

Albany Intercessor

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