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2931 Murphy Street

October: 2013                                                                                        Vol # 1  Issue # 1

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Welcome!

General Church: This Church offers Christian Growth for Spiritual Maturity

Words of Welcome

On this Lord’s Day, we extend a friendly greeting to all worshippers. Welcome! And may God’s guidance and strength be with us all.

Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome saying, “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with each other …” (Romans 15:5)    May that be our goal as we welcome and support one another in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

“Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice” (Psalm 105:3)

Let us rejoice as we present ourselves before our loving Creator. Welcome to worship. Welcome to this house of God.

It is the Lord’s desire that we love one another. In the spirit of love and friendship, we welcome all who have come to worship. May we all be blessed as we praise God.

To the membership, this is your Newsletter, therefore, you are welcome to make suggestions, and are requested to submit articles for your Auxiliary or helpful information that can be of interest to the church membership.  (Articles should be 50 words or less)

This newsletter is to be informative as well as educational in its contents.

Deacons — Deaconess

Deacons: The Deacons ministry is doing a great work in the ministry of reconciliation.

Even when life feels out of control, everything is in fact under control — our Lord’s control. And that’s comforting because of everything he has already done for us in the cross of Christ:  “God, who did not spare His own Son, but gave him up for us all   — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)

Deaconess: The Deaconess ministry assists the deacons in various “In-reach” ministries.

Here’s the starting point for peace in each new day: before your feet hit the ground each morning, ground yourself in God’s Word. Remind yourself that God is on your side. He holds you tightly in his arms of love forever. In confident hope, you can say: “If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

Sunday School - Prayer and Bible Study

 Sunday School: The Sunday School is the foundation of Biblical study and Inspiration for worship and praise services.

Before you step into each new day, unsure of what may lie around the next bend, take time to stand on the promise of your never-changing, all-powerful Savior, the One who says to you:

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”    (John 14:27)

SPECIAL EVENT:

Night Sunday School on 9/22/2011 at 7:00 p.m. — Lesson on life form Proverbs 25:1-10 taught by Dr. Victor Brown.

 Prayer and Bible Study: List of weekly study topics

The continuing Conversation … When you are alone who do you talk to?  It is a good thing to learn how to talk with God in prayer while alone or at work or in the midst of a group of people. “The time of business should not differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clutter of your busy schedule, while several persons are calling for different things; you need to learn how to possess God in the same great tranquility as if you were upon your knees.” With God’s help, our prayer life can bring a similar tranquility to our busy days.

Youth -- Choir

Youth: The youth is actively involved in church and community activities.

When bad news comes, threatening to send you crashing into despair, recall the view you’ve seen from the ground  —  the holy ground of God’s Good News: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,” (Romans 8:28)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Riding the waves of this certainty, resting on this foundation, ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart to receive his peace. Let that peace, the peace that flows from Christ’s cross; quiet your mind, body, and soul. Let it assure you anew of his love.

Choir: The Choir provides inspirational singing for all worship and praises services.

Then let it point you beyond your struggles to the eternal joy your Savior will give you on the day he dismantles all the sin, suffering, and death that now unsettle you. Think forward to the day when the chills and spills are gone forever and all that remains is the thrill of living eternally with Jesus in the Father’s house. Until that day, Jesus promises to ride it out with you — whatever the “it” is. So ride on in faith, looking forward to the day you will see everything — especially your Savior’s love for you — with perfect peace.

                                                                    Senior Mission -- Matron In Action

Senior Mission: The Senior mission has a strong “In-reach and “Out-Reach” ministry.

WORDS OF HOPE

When Things Seem Out of Control

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and form and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3

SPECIAL EVENTMission’s State and Bench Rally 9/20/2011. Several sister Churches mission was in fellowship.

Matrons In Action: The “Junior” Mission — Matrons also provide “In-reach” and “Out-Reach” ministry to young women within the Church and the Community.

Life here on earth is a lot like that. We live by faith, not by sight. We live by faith in God’s promise to hold us in his strong, unbreakable grip. We live by faith that He is in control. We live by faith that He holds us secure:  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  (Psalm 91:1-2)

                                                                         Ushers -- Brotherhood

 Ushers: The Ushers serve the Church at all worship and praises services.

 PERSONS RESPOND TO God's call to  honor and serve God in every aspect of    human life: in their work and in their play, in their thoughts and in their action, in their private and in their public relationships.  God hallows daily life, and daily life provides opportunities for holy living.  As Christians honor and serve God in daily life, they worship God. For Christians, work and worship cannot be separated.”

 Brotherhood: Brotherhood is about strengthening men in Biblical study and being actively involved in Church ministry.

 Around 450 years before Jesus, the prophet Nehemiah heard some bad news about conditions in Jerusalem. The city still in ruins following an invasion by the Babylonian army many years before. The news caused Nehemiah to sit down and cry. After mourning for days, he felt that he should lead men to rebuild the wall and gates around Jerusalem. He organized a work force and, despite some opposition, they rebuilt the wall.  A well-known verse describes the accomplishment: “So we rebuilt the wall, and all the wall was joined together to half its height; for the people had a mind to work.” (Nehemiah 4:6)

Church Council -- Church Fun Sunday

Church Council:

When work — or life — gets difficult, we may think back to childhood. Things were a lot easier and our problems were much smaller when we were young. Or were they?

The challenges we faced back then may seem small and insignificant now, but they surely didn’t feel that way at the time.  Somehow we endured each challenge — and grew as a result.

The next time you face a difficulty, remember this: The task before us is no greater than the power behind us.

And there is power behind you. “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30)

Church Fun Sunday:

Around 450 years before Jesus, the prophet Nehemiah heard some bad news about conditions in Jerusalem. The city still lay in ruins following an invasion by the Babylonian army many years before. The news caused Nehemiah to sit down and cry. After mourning for days, he felt that he should lead men to rebuild the wall and gates around Jerusalem. He organized a work force and, despite some opposition, they rebuilt the wall.

A well-known verse describes the accomplishment: “So we rebuilt the wall, and all the wall was joined together to half its height; for the people had a mind to work.” (Nehemiah 4:6)

                                                                                      WORSHIP AND PRAISES

Preparation For Worship

God’s Call To His People

The Purpose of The Church

Preparation For Worship

Lord, help us give you our full attention so that we may be aware of your many blessings.

Awaken us to your presence in our midst, Lord, that we may enjoy rich fellowship with you. Loving Creator of us all, please open our spiritual eyes so that we may see your intentions for us and that we may serve you better.

God’s Call To His People

“God calls a people to use the gifts and abilities God have given, honoring and serving God in personal life, in households and families, in daily occupations, in community, nation and the world.

The Purpose of the Church

He works on us in all sorts of ways. But above all, He works on us through each other. People are mirrors, or “carriers” of Christ to other people. Usually it is those who know Him that bring Him to others. That is why the Church, the whole body of Christians showing Him to one another, is so important. It is so easy to think that the Church has a lot of different objects —  education, building, missions, holding services. … The Church exists for no other purpose but to draw people into Christ, to make them like Christ. If they are not doing that, all the clergy, missions, sermons even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose. _C. S. Lewis

                                                                               

     Christian Orientation

 A Place For You

How much do you know about the Bible? Or Christian history? Or different ways to praying” Or Christian Stewardship? Or Christian Theology? Or Christian Orientation?

Do you even know why most — but not all —Christians worship on Sundays?

The point is, no matter what your age, there is much to learn from classes offered at the Church. If you are interested in learning about a certain religious topic, speak to the pastor. An educated congregation thrills pastors. Learning is part of loving God with one’s mind. Christian education helps us understand what living as Christians is all about.  “It is not enough to have a good mind,” said the French philosopher, Rene’ Descartes. “The main thing is to use it well.” Learning about Christian beliefs and practices is using one’s mind quite well.  Your Church is a place for you to learn. It has classes for you.

SAMBC Christian Counseling

 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY VALUES

 Biblical teaching on marriage is epitomized in the statement, "Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)  

"Leave and cleave"

Christ recognizes marriage as of God, and teaches concerning divorce.

This sentence is quoted by our Lord (Matthew 19:4 - 6) and the apostle Paul (Ephesians 5:31) as authority for their teaching on marriage.

(V4). And Jesus answered and said unto them, have you not heard that he who made them at the beginning, made them male and female;

(V5). And said, for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they (two) shall be one flesh?

(V6). Wherefore, they are no more (two), but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:4 - 6)

(V31). For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh. (Ephesians 5:31)

The key phrase is the expression "one flesh". "Flesh" here implies kinship or fellowship, with the body as a medium, thus setting forth "marriage as the deepest corporeal and spiritual unity of man and woman. …" (Genesis 2:24)

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The Upcoming Church Events2018:

January 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday -- January 14, 2018

(Actual Date: January 15, 2018)

Church Council Meeting -- January 27,  2018  at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- January 28, 20178  at 11:00 a.m.

Re-Dedication of Workers -- January 14, 2018  at 12:30 p.m.

February 2018

Black History Celebration -- Month of February 2018

Church Council Meeting -- February 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- February 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

March 2018

Loyalty Day -- March 11, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

Palm Sunday -- March 20,  2018

Youth/Children Revival -- March 21 - 23, 2018  at 7:00 p.m. each evening

Good Friday -- March 30, 2018

Church Council Meeting -- March 31, 2018 

(The Lord's Supper will be served) During the Ressurection Worship

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- March 27, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. ??

April 2018

Easter/Resurrection Sunday (Sunrise Services)  -- April 1, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

Senior Citizen Recognition Day -- April 8, 2018  at 12:30 a.m.

Senior Mission's Anniversary -- April 10, 2018  (Tuesday)  at 7:00 p.m.

Church Council Meeting -- April 28, 2018  (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- April 29, 2018  at 11:00 a.m.

Pastor's Aide Fellowship  -- April 29, 2018 at  2:30 p.m.

May 2018

Mother's Day Recognition -- May 13, 2018

Women's Day Fellowship -- May  20, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- May 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Church Council Meeting -- May 26, 2018   (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

June 2018

Annual Church Luncheon -- June 10,  2018  at 2:00 p.m. (Optional)

VBS --  Monday thru Friday -- June 11 - 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

VBS Fellowship -- June 16, 2018  10:00 a.m.  (Optional)

Father's Day Recognition -- June 17, 2018

Church Council Meeting -- June 30, 2018   (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- June 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Men's Day Program Fellowship  -- June 24, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

July 2018

Annual Choir Musical Fellowship -- July 15, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

Church Council Meeting -- July 28, 2018  (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadeship in Action -- July 22, 2018  at 11:00 a.m.

Pastor's Aide Program Fellowship -- July 29, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

August 2018

Church Council Meeting -- August 25, 2018  (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

Church Anniversary, Family and Friends Day Fellowship -- August 20, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- August 26, 2018  at 11:00 a.m.

September 2018

Grandparents Recognition Day -- September 9, 2018

Senior Mission's State and Bench Rally Fellowship -- (Tuesday)  September 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Annual Useher's Day Fellowship -- September 16, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

Night Sunday School -- Thursday_September 20, 2018  at 7:00 p.m.

Youth and Children Leadership In Action -- September 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Round-Up Fellowship -- September 23, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Church Council Meeting -- September 29, 2018  (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

October 2018

Annual Fall Revival -- October 24 - 26, 2018  at 7:00 p.m. each evening

Church Council Meeting -- October 27, 2018  (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadership In Action -- October 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Annual Musician's Appreciation Day Fellowship -- October 28, 2018  at 2:30 p.m.

November 2018

Annual Church Anniversary/Homecoming/Family and Friends Fellowship Day -- November 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Feeding of the Needy -- November 17, 2018  at 9:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day -- November 22, 2018

Church Council Meeting -- November 22, 2018  (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- November 25, 2018  at 11:00 a.m.

December 2018

Deacon's Anniversary Fellowship -- December 9, 2018  at 2:30 p.m

Youth and Children Leadership in Action -- December 23, 2018  at 11:00 a.m.

Christmas Day Fellowship -- December 23, 2018

Acutal Christmas Day -- December 25, 2018 -- (Tuesday)