ANNOUCEMENTS

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

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Guy & Judy Morgan - February 14th - 10 years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Neusenda Osorio-Ortiz - February 2nd

Sam Smith - February 7th

Kiah Goldson - February 11th

Tashyira London - February 11th

Bruni Gatison - February 15th

First Lady Brenda Smith - February 16th

Saniya Shorter - February 17th

Germaine Gregg - February 23rd

Carmen Douglas - February 28th

Deacon Karen Thomas-McGibony - March 4th

John Belton - March 18th

Nigel Ingram - March 19th

Debra Thomas - March 22nd

Deacon Janie Stafford - March 28th

Jean Douglas - March 30th

CANCELLATION

THE SPIRITUAL HEALTH & SALVATION OF OUR MACEDONIA FAMILY & COMMUNITY IS OUR PRIORITY.  AND SO IS THEIR PHYSICAL HEALTH & SAFETY.  SO BEYOND DISINFECTING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE WILL BE CANCELING ALL WORSHIP CENTER SERVICES INCLUDING CHURCH SCHOOL & BIBLE ACADEMY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PASTOR ALFRED L. SMITH, JR. WE BE PREACHING SUNDAY SERMONS VIA FACEBOOK LIVE AT 10:30 AM.  MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

We are currently asking our leadership, members, and friends to send in your weekly Tithes & donations by check & U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 363 Ansonia, CT  06401.  Thanks and may GOD bless you & keep you.  May HE cause HIS face to shine upon you and give you peace.

IN LOVING MEMORY*

Francine Washington - July 11, 1931 - February 6, 2014

Florrie Lee Lowe - April 28, 1917 - February 8, 2015

Anthony W. Bacote, Sr. - March 29, 1961 - February 10, 2016

Lenora Anderson - May 9, 1932 - February 21, 2016

Elaine Keels - August 22, 1934 - March 3, 2006

George Keels - December 16, 1923 - March 11, 1995

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

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

CONDOLENCES

Our community is sharing a collective feeling of loss, and we sympathize with the grieving families over their departed beloved.  We pray for GOD's Spirit of comfort and peace for Allen Daniels and his family as they mourn the passing of his brother Kenneth Daniels following a long illness.  Kenny entered into eternal rest on Wednesday March 4th.  A graveside service at Pine Grove Cemetery will be held Monday March 16th at 10 AM.

We also extend our condolences and prayers for the families of Harold Beall, Patricia Bridges, Geneva Rose, and Manuel Doctor.

Our brother Kenneth Daniels accepted Christ as Lord of his life as a child when he attended Macedonia Baptist Church under the teaching of the late Julian A. Taylor.  What a lifted burden to his family that his childhood church showed us pure love!!!  Words cannot express how we felt to see you open the doors of the Church Hall and welcome his bereaved family to a prepared feast.  Please accept this monetary donation of our thanks to you for your godliness.  We Thank You Macedonia Baptist Church and the Church Family who welcomed us and let us know what our family church of youth did to ease our burden.  Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you for the Love!!!  You are so very nice!  Siblings of the late Kenneth Daniels

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!