Message from Our Senior Minister
Grace and Peace,
Our church theme for 2018 is “As We Pray!” The sermonic and teaching lessons will focus on communicating with God on a daily basis. The foundation of prayer is a relationship to God through Jesus Christ as Personal Lord and Savior. Our Deacons, Trustees’ council, and Pastor have covenanted to pray and read the book, The Power of Prayer by E.M. Bounds, which is available in The Gallery. Join us in prayer daily, as the old plowman holding the reins of his mule, when he asked God to: “Try the reins of my mind and lead me in a straight path. Lord, help me to keep my eyes on Jesus and never turn back.” ~ Carter. The Prayer Tradition of Black People, p. 30.
Thank you, for your supportive efforts and presence. Your membership of Friendship is not taken for granted. We need you to become what God is calling us to become as a Christian church. We prayerfully approach all the events of 2018 with utmost confidence in the God of our salvation as experienced in Jesus Christ our Lord. Be faithful daily and you will learn how to stay faithful throughout life.
With All Faith,
Beautiful Are The Feet Award
Pastor Jones honored at Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference in Memphis, TN. Pastor received the “Beautiful Are The Feet” lifetime achievement award.
Theme: As We Pray!
Health Emphasis: Let’s Start with Your Blood Pressure!
Monthly Emphasis: Black History Month, Cub/Boy Scout Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Lent Begins, C. W. Kerry Scholarship Sunday, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference & “Beautiful Are The Feet” Honoree Dinner & GBSC Congress of Christian Education One Day Session
Books: Alice B. Greene, The Revolutionary Power of the Lord’s Prayer
Readings from Andrew Murray, The Ministry of Intercession
Daily Readings for the week of February 11th
For whom are we to pray? We are to pray for the whole Church of Christ upon earth, (z) for magistrates, (a) and ministers, (b) for ourselves, (c) our brethren, (d) yea, our enemies, (e) and for all sorts of men living, (f) or that shall live hereafter; (g) but not for the dead, (h) nor for those that are known to have sinned the sin unto death.(i)
Scriptural References: (z) Ephesians 6:18; Psalm 28:9.
(a) 1 Timothy 2:1, 2. (b) 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Colossians 4:3. (c) Genesis 32:11. (d) James 5:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:11. (e) Matthew 5:44. (f) 1 Timothy 2:1, 3. (g) John 17:20; 2 Samuel 7:29. (h) 2 Samuel 12:23. (i) 1 John 5:16.
My prayer for the day week:
Results and Reflections of my Prayer: