ANNOUCEMENTS

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

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Deacon Zeke & Deacon Mariah Collins - April 22nd - 26 years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

John Belton - March 18th

Nigel Ingram - March 19th

Katrina Crump - March 19th

Deacon Janie Stafford - March 28th

Jean Douglas - March 30th

Deacon Zeke Collins - April 1st

Janice Bonaparte-Morris - April 7th

Selina Scott - April 10th

Ashanti Sanders - April 12th

Tracy Sanders- April 16th

Carolyn Gardner - April 19th

Justin Carotenuto - April 26th

Chaz Sanders - April 29th

Dickie Lowe - April 29th

CANCELLATION

*IN LOVING MEMORY*

Elaine Keels - March 3rd

George Keels - March 11th

Julia Hayes - August 8, 1920 - March 17, 2014

Sam E. Coleman - May 16, 1952 - March 23, 2016

Vonda K. Bennings - December 23, 1964 - April 26, 2004

CONDOLENCES

To Deacon Janie Stafford and the family of the late Catherine A. Roberts who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 6th, we the Deacon's Ministry, Church School, Officers & Disciples of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia, CT wish to express our heartfelt sympathy as you mourn the passing of your sister & loved one.  May Our GOD of All Comfort & Strength grant you and the family His Peace & Understanding during your time of bereavement.    

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!