Metairie Missive

I am thankful that as we have another week to walk with God that we have discovered once again that this exclamation is true:  “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning;  Great is Your faithfulness.”  (Lam. 3:22-23)

 

     Last Sunday at Metairie Baptist Church was absolutely wonderful.  I trust that you were able to celebrate God’s goodness in each part of the ministry on that day:

 

     *We had a great Fellowship Breakfast.  It was one of the larger crowds that we have had – and though I am always excited to see tables full of breakfast foods, I was even more excited to hear the chatter that took place at the tables as we all enjoyed the fellowship with one another.  A special thanks to Pat Trembley for her leadership in planning/preparing the breakfast along with many great women and men who helped make this time a great success.

     *Our Sunday School teachers are the best at helping us understand the truths of the Scriptures and apply those truths to our lives.  Well done, teachers!

     *The participation in the Lord’s Supper was a meaningful time as we reflected upon the price that was paid for the freedom we have in Christ.  I believe this is one of the highest times of worship we have.  I am also convinced that it does help us keep the perspective of grace that has been demonstrated to us through Jesus Christ.  Thank you to all who helped — you may not know but behind the scenes there are a number of people who participate in this ministry by making all the necessary preparations.  In addition, the Deacons also demonstrate for us their role of servants throughout the time.  The choir, along with Brenda and Leah, gave us a wonderful opportunity for reflection upon God’s gift as well.

     *Immediately after the service, a luncheon was held for students who were visiting and for those who were members of MBC.  The purpose of the meal was to encourage the students to seek after God’s direction for their lives as they seek after fellowship and ministry with a local church.  The meal was donated by some who felt this was a good opportunity for an encouraging ministry – and the meal was prepared by a group of loving people who gave of themselves.  Thanks to all again for making this a greatly effective time.

 

     Our focus is now upon the upcoming Fall Festival. If you haven’t signed up to help, it isn’t too late.  We will be hosting the festival in our Orion Parking lot on October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  You are needed to help by hosting a “Trunk or Treat”, helping with food preparation/service, providing watchcare for the ones participating in the inflatables, and by mingling!  As always, we need a great turn out by MBC members as we seek to minister to those around our church – all are needed.  In addition, we are going to be asking for baked goods and for candy to be donated that will be utilized at the festival.  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so by signing the sheets in the Orion Foyer, or by contacting Randy Reed or Mitch Mares.  Continue to look for more details in the upcoming week.

     *PLEASE NOTE:  We will be having a blitz of the community on Oct. 27 to place invitations to this event on the doors of those in the community.  Make plans to be a part of this ministry as well.

 

     This is the fifth week of the Wednesday night Bible Studies.  Be faithful!  If you haven’t been able to attend yet, the studies are designed for you to be able to come at any time. See you tonight for Bible Study at 6:10 p.m.

 

     Be certain of my prayers.  I am thankful for God’s work in your lives and pray with confidence that “He who began a good work in you will continue it.”

On the journey,
Thomas

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