ANNOUCEMENTS

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

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Pastor Alfred L. & First Lady Brenda Smith - November 17th - 11 years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr. - November 2nd

Allan Daniels - November 8th

Bobby Goldson - November 13th

Saniyah Reid - November 16th

Cynthia Bostic - November 17th

Marjorie Smith - November 20th

Katrina Reid - November 21st

Dianne Tedder - November 27th

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

CANCELLATION

*IN LOVING MEMORY*

Deacon Dorothy Robertson - November 30, 2017

Mother Frances Barnett - April 19, 1909 - December 13, 2005

CONDOLENCES

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 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!