Metairie Baptist Missive — July 16, 2014

               Sunday was a great day! I rejoiced throughout the day of all that God is doing. The baptisms of Samantha and Lilly were reminders of God’s working in the lives of individuals to bring them to Himself. The recognition during the service of Mark Desoto’s call to the ministry was also a reminder of God’s working in the lives of members at MBC to follow after Him into ministry. As we concluded the service, God brought Darrin to be a part of our church family as he moved his letter. These were just some of the ways that I saw God working on Sunday – and these were the reasons I found myself thankfully rejoicing in God’s work at Metairie Baptist.

 

              Please join me in praying for our youth and chaperones. They made it to Centrifuge/Xfuge camp on Monday. God has been doing a great work among them as they have enjoyed time together and learned more about Him. Pray for all the youth – that God would use this time to encourage them and that they would become more aware of God’s perfect plan for their lives. Also, pray for our chaperones/leaders – and thank God for their willingness to invest in the lives of our youth: Daniel and Sarah Guagliardo, Josh and Noelle Grimsley, and Michael Dalton.

 

               We continue our study through Mark tonight – join us at 6:10 in the Fellowship Hall. Each time I read through the Gospel of Mark, I learn more about what it means to follow after Christ, and I find myself both challenged and encouraged. The purpose of our study is to do that very thing: challenge and encourage each person on that walk. Bring your Bibles and make plans to attend.

 

               A special thank you to our Women’s Ministry leaders for a great Saturday event: Burlap Beauties. The women not only enjoyed a great time of crafts, but they also enjoyed an encouraging time of fellowship with one another.

 

               During the upcoming Sunday morning worship service, our Deacons will be leading in worship. They will be singing during the worship time. We have a great group of men with great hearts – and I am looking forward to hearing them on Sunday.  I will also continue the sermon series:  Majoring on the Minors as we think about the message of the prophet Amos.

 

               Don’t forget that the Business Meeting/Church Council will be held this Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. As always, you are invited and encouraged to attend. We will be considering some important matters related to the life of the church and our church building.

 

               I am thankful for you and look forward to seeing you tonight.

On the journey,
Thomas

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