ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, CANCELLATIONS, CONDOLENCES, MARRIAGES, ETC.
Pastor Alfred & First Lady Brenda Smith - November 17th - 12 years
Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr. - November 2nd
Ephraim Collins - November 7th
Allan Daniels - November 8th
Samuel J. Padilla - November 9th
Bobby Goldson - November 13th
Saniyah Reid - November 16th
Cynthia Bostic - November 17th
Marjorie Smith - November 20th
Katrina Reid - November 21st
CaroleAnn Sanders - November 27th
Diane Tedder - November 27th
Deborah Eason - December 8th
Cal Williams - December 9th
Dream Ford - December 9th
Moses Douglas - December 12th
Greg "Junior" Gatison - December 12th
Jacqueline Blount - December 16th
Evelyn Byrd - December 17th
Geraldine Maynard - December 17th
AnnaBelle Roseboro - Decermber 17th
Tanya Little - December 18th
Wilhemina Christon - December-18th
Surether Belton - December 19th
Nancy Hayes - December 22nd
Dorothy Goldson - December 23rd
*IN LOVING MEMORY*
Deacon Sydney Williams - November 11th
Julius Douglas - November 20th
Deacon Dorothy Robertson - February 2, 1933 - November 30, 2017
Philip Donofrio, Jr. - January 10, 1958 - December 1, 2018
Mother Frances Barnett - April 19, 1909 - December 13, 2005
Our tender sympathies and prayers go out for Sister Tameka Mack, her son Avery, and her family on the sudden passing of her husband Brian on Monday, November 4th. We pray the Peace & Comfort of GOD be in them to guard and console their hearts and minds. A memorial service will be held at the Church on Saturday, November 9th at 3 PM.
Our condolences go out and our prayers go up for Shirley & Floyd Miller, Jr. in the passing of Gertrude Gatison Hodges. Affectionately known as Lil' Gertie, she went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 27th. We pray the Peace of GOD that surpasses all human understanding be with the family to guard their hearts and minds for today and the days to come. We pray their joyful moments and precious memories will lift their spirits and be with them always.
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!