MBC Missive – May 21, 2014

 

Good morning! I pray that you have had time with God this morning and that you have been reminded of His faithfulness. God always uses this passage to encourage me: “This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I have hope in Him.’” (Lam 3:21-24)

Thank you for the birthday gift on Sunday! Jana and I have both celebrated birthdays this week and we will enjoy a dinner on the town.

I hope you are making plans to join us tonight as we continue our small group studies. We only have two weeks left of the small group studies and then we will be coming together for the summer as a larger group. Studying together and the fellowship on Wednesday night are key encouragers that God uses to help us on our walk with Him so don’t miss these opportunities.

Church Council/Business Meeting will be this Sunday night in the Fellowship Hall at 5:00 p.m. We will be discussing some important matters as we plan for the future. In addition, we will be hearing a report from the Building and Grounds Committee.

Immediately after the Business Meeting, the youth will be hosting a “Servant Auction.” You can hire a youth or multiple youths to help you with tasks around your house. This will be a fun way to help our youth as they continue to earn money towards their camp this summer. They will attending Centrifuge in Pensacola; it will be an exciting mixture of fun, fellowship, and growth – and you can help support them!

The Helping Hands Day that was scheduled for this week has been postponed until the first Saturday in June (June 7). You can contact Linda Bordelon or the church office for more information.

We have many people in our church family who are walking through some very challenging times. I would encourage you to continue to lift them up in prayer. Many times we struggle with how to help others. There are many things we can do, but nothing is more valuable than praying for them.

As you pray, continue to remember the Beaman family. The memorial service for Beth will be this Saturday. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Metairie Baptist. The service will be held immediately after the visitation at 1:00 p.m. We will be remembering and celebrating the life that Beth lived and seeking God’s encouragement, especially for the family. Your continued prayers are encouraged.

Be certain of my continued prayers for you.

 

On the journey,
Thomas

 

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