ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, CANCELLATIONS, CONDOLENCES, MARRIAGES, ETC.
Pastor Alfred L. & First Lady Brenda Smith - November 17th - 11 years
Deborah Eason - December 8th
Jy'Mere Jones - December 8th
Cal Williams - December 9th
Dream Ford - December 9th
Tyrell Wright - December 11th
Moses Douglas - December 12th
Gregory Gatison, Jr. - December 12th
Jacqueline Blount - December 16th
Evelyn Byrd - December 17th
Geraldine Maynard - December 17th
Anna Belle Roseboro - December 17th
Tanya Little - December 18th
Wilhemenia Christon - December 18th
Surether Belton - December 19th
Nancy Hayes - December 22nd
Dorothy Goldson - December 23rd
Alphonso Tedder - January 1st
Deacon Dave Gatison - January 2nd
Will Sanders - January 5th
Amber Bennings - January 6th
Alayjah Ford - January 6th
Jill Brown - January 14th
Schamone Beall - January 23rd
Sapharie Sanders - January 24th
Godfrey Dewar - January 28th
Roberta Douglas - January 28th
ALL MBC SERVICES SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 20TH ARE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER & ROAD CONDITIONS.
*IN LOVING MEMORY*
Mother Frances Barnett - April 19, 1909 - December 13, 2005
To Carol Donofrio, her children and the entire extended family of the late Philip Salvatore Donofrio, Jr. who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 1st, we the Officers & Disciples of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia, CT wish to express our heartfelt sympathy as you mourn the passing of your loved one. May Our GOD of All Comfort & Strength grant you His Peace that surpasses all human understanding to guard your hearts and minds during your time of bereavement and in the days to come. We pray that GOD's promise of eternal life, your loving thoughts & fond memories, along with our prayers of hope and words of encouragement uplift you in your time of need. We also will truly miss our brother, our great musician, our fine chef, and our friend.
SUGGESTIONS FOR LENT & ALL YEAR ROUND
We can do more than just deny ourselves of things that we enjoy. We can deny ourselves of things that GOD does not enjoy in us
Give up anger.................Be more patient
Give up apathy...............Reach out and help someone in need
Give up bad company......Bad company corrupts good character
Give up bitterness...........Turn to forgiveness
Give up complaining........Focus on gratitude
Give up discouragement...Be full of hope
Give up giving up............Hang in there
Give up gloom................Enjoy the beauty that is all around you
Give up gossiping...........Control your tongue
Give up hatred................Return good for evil
Give up jealousy.............Be content with your Blessings
Give up judging others.....Accept others with flaws as GOD has accepted you
Give up negativity...........Think, speak, and act positive
Give up pettiness...........Be more mature
Give up sin....................Turn to virtue
Give up worry................Trust Divine Providence
Give up immaturity (lack of wisdom) in thinking that while you continue to do the same things the same way, you have expectations that things will change for the better.
Let us live everyday not by the world's philosophy, but by seeking and obeying GOD's Word, wisdom and guidance aided by the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of every believer.
Let us always remember, trust, and proclaim:
No weapon formed against me shall prosper. ISAIAH 54: 17
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. 1 JOHN 4: 4
Thanks be to GOD, who gives me the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 57
The Warrior's Prayer by Georgy
PRAY ON THE ARMOR OF GOD
Heavenly Father, Your warrior prepares for battle. Today I claim victory over Satan by putting on the whole Armor of GOD!
I put on the Girdle of Truth! May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word so I will not be a victim of Satan's lies.
I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness! May it guard my heart from evil so I will remain pure and holy, protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.
I put on the Shoes of Peace! May I stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel so Your peace will shine through me and be a light to all I encounter.
I take the Shield of Faith! May I be ready for Satan's fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.
I put on the Helmet of Salvation! May I keep my mind focused on You so Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.
I take the Sword of the Spirit! May the two-edged sword of Your Word be ready in my hands so I can expose the tempting words of Satan.
By faith Your warrior has put on the Whole Armor of GOD!
I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory!
In Jesus's name I pray, Amen!