ANNOUCEMENTS

ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, CANCELLATIONS, CONDOLENCES, MARRIAGES, ETC.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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

CANCELLATION

*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

CONDOLENCES

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 frown

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 

ENCOURAGEMENT

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!