ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, CANCELLATIONS, CONDOLENCES, MARRIAGES, ETC.
Gregory & Marie Gatison - September 19th - 38 years
Jimmy & Tanya Little - September 25th - 37 years
Deacon Dave & Bruni Gatison - October 2nd - 4 years
John & Wilhemina Christon - October 16th
Sherril & J. Meany Redd - October 21st - 41 years
Moses & Roberta Douglas - October 22nd - 64 years
Alexis Blount - September 1st
Deacon Janice Benitez - September 1st
Debra Beall - September 7th
Ivy Sanders - September 8th
Marie Gatison - September 18th
Jimmy Little - September 25th
Keah N. Trimble - September 27th
Bernardine Charles - October 2nd
Gregory A. Gatison, Sr. - October 4th
Ritche Gatison - October 5th
Marvin Slappey - October 11th
John "Billy" W. Gatison, III - October 21st
Minister Bruce Goldson - October 23rd
Kaya Ford - October 25th
Shawn Venson - October 25th
Arthur Charles - October 26th
*IN LOVING MEMORY*
John W. Gatison, Jr. - May 21, 1916 - October 3, 2000
Deacon Martha Smith - June 19, 1911 - October 3, 2008
Charles Greene - October 10th
Deacon Edgar Gregg, Sr. - October 17th
Sharon Caldwell - January 5, 1959 - October 22, 2008
Deacon Magnolia V. Bostic - October 23rd
Janelle Bostic - October 26, 1938 - October 27, 1995
Narcissus Williams - February 18, 1918 - October 4, 2012
May the Grace, Peace, Comfort, and Strength of GOD be with Sister Roberta Douglas, her husband Moses, and all the family of her brother Lenny Gatison who passed on to Glory in Florida. More information will be forthcoming about a memorial service for him to be held here in Connecticut.
The prayers of the MBC Family go up to Our Father, and out to our Sister Ann Douglas and all the family of her sister Creola Thomas Goodson who has passed from time to eternity with the Lord on Wednesday September 4, 2019.
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!