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Celebrating 18 Years of Pastor Hamlin

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Join us for worship tomorrow morning as we spend the day celebrating 18 years of leadership under Pastor Hamlin. Services are at 7:45 and 10:45 a.m. Come out and bring a friend!!
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   Pray for our Sick & Shut-In Members At Home Dorothy Burke Deacon Thomas Adams Patricia Patterson Burke Health and Rehabilitation Center Ophelia Adams Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center Ruth Brittain Michelle Pearson Envoy Rehabilitation  J. Faye Henderson (no visitors)    Potomac Center Ruth Garner The Jefferson Ersell Mangum Woodbine Rehabilitation Center Irene Lewis Evelyn Townes Macedonia Members: Please call or have someone to contact the church office if you desire prayer, hospital visit, and /or communion during an extended illness or for a family member. Once the office receives your request, a tribal leader will contact you.   Worship Schedule Baptism Worship Service - 4 th  Sunday 10:45 a.m. Service Only Bible Study Schedule - 7:00 p.m. 1 st  Wednesday  –  Corporate Prayer & Praise 2 nd  Wednesday  –   Pastor’s Bible Study  3 rd  Wednesday  –   Men and Women’s Bible Study  4 th  Wednesday  –  Young Adult Bible Study 5 th  Wednesday  –  Leadership Night Communion Worship Service - 1 st  Sunday 7:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Services 1 st  through 4 th  Sunday - 7:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. 5 th  Sunday 9:30 a.m.  Young Adult Directed Worship Service - 2 nd  Sunday 10:45 a.m. (Sanctuary)  Youth and Teen Church - 2 nd  Sunday 10:45 a.m. (Multipurpose Room)  Youth Directed Worship Service - 3 rd  Sunday 10:45 a.m. Service Only Macedonia Baptist Church Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., Pastor 3412 South 22 nd  Street, Arlington, VA 22204   (  Sanctuary)    2229 South Shirlington Road, Arlington, VA 22206   (Office) ( 703) 521-7663   (office)    ã (703) 521-6316   (fax)    ã  www.mbcva.ws   (website) Vision: Becoming ACTIVE Disciples through our Commitment, Witness, Love, and Relationship”   Mission: “Transforming Lives through the Discipleship of Jesus Christ”    2014 Th  eme: “Generosity” Transforming y  our Witness (The Actions of the Disciple)    Celebrating 18 Years of Leadership Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. Sunday Worship Services November 9, 2014 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Theme: Celebrating 18     Years of Dedicated Service to our Pastor Scripture Reference: Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.  Acts 20:28 (NET Bible)  A LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR We have been blessed by God to enter in the final quarter of this year 2014. God has not only kept us, God has blessed us! God’s generosity toward us is beyond measure and his love for us is outside our comprehension. Yet, we should at this time express our appreciation. God has blessed the Macedonia Baptist Church with 106 years of ministry and I am thankful to have been privileged to share in eighteen of these years. I invite you to join me in this season of Thanksgiving by declaring, “To God be the Glory for the things God has done.” From ver  y humble beginnings God has done marvelous things. I have great delight as we rejoice in the knowledge that God has indeed brought us from a mighty long way. This is a time of reflection, celebration and expectation. Looking back as well as forward allows us the opportunity to see the victories and consider possibilities. It is important that we see what God has done. When we look at God, we can walk in faith and declare as we look forward, that all things are possible. Lives have been transformed and a powerful witness has been given and we are thankful for those who labored in the name of Jesus. The many names written both in the history pages and the greater list of names documented within the Lamb’s book of life have participated in the work of the Kingdom here at the Macedonia Baptist Church and assisted in helping others to know that we serve a mighty God. God is positioning the Church in the midst of a transforming world to lift the witness of an ever present and loving God. There should be a reflection on where we have been, a celebration about where we are today, and we should give witness with expectation for the great things God has in store. I am once again thankful for what God has provided throughout these years and remain in great anticipation for what God is unfolding before us. Let us give God our best in all things. Our mission is to take the Gospel message to the community and to the utter most parts of the earth. I am appreciative of the servants who has embraced this challenge with faith! The future is bright as we walk with God and together, let us look forward to worshipping, witnessing, discipling and transforming lives through the power of God! Forever in God’s Service, Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. Pastor MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK Monday, November 10, 2014 6:30 p.m.  –  Special Events Committee Meeting (Board Room) 7:00 p.m.  –  Heart and Soul Substance Abuse Support Group Meeting Group Topic: “Manipulation” (Macedonian)   7:00 p.m.  –  Trustee Ministry Meeting (Business Office) 7:00 p.m.  –  Living Water Dance Ministry Rehearsal (FLC-Upper Level) 7:00 p.m.  –  Male Chorus Rehearsal  (Sanctuary) Tuesday, November 11, 2014   (Veteran’s Day)    12:00 p.m.  –  Forerunners Fellowship (Multipurpose Room) 7:00 p.m.  –  Generation Now Sunday Morning Meeting w/Youth (Board Room)   7:00 p.m.  –   Minister’s in Training (MIT’s) Meeting (Macedonian) Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00 a.m.  –  Morning   Prayer with Pastor Hamlin Dial  – in Number: (712) 432-1212 // ID Number: 373-561-388 7:00 p.m.  –  Anniversary Revival Service   Guest Revivalist: Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., D.Min., Pastor  ,  Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, Washington, DC Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:30 p.m.  –  Special Events Committee Meetings (Sanctuary & Multipurpose Room) Friday, November 14, 2014 6:30 p.m.  –  Special Events Committee Meetings (Church & FLC) 7:00 p.m.  –  Living Water Dance Ministry Rehearsal (FLC-Upper Level) Saturday, November 15, 2013   9:30 a.m.  –  Usher Ministry Meeting (Sanctuary) 12:00 p.m.  –  Gospel Chorus Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 12:30 p.m.  –  Bells of Joy Choir Rehearsal (Classroom 4)   1:00 p.m.  –  YCC Choir Rehearsal (Classroom 4) 4:00 p.m.  –   Church and Pastor’s Anniversary Celebration (Church & FLC)   ANNOUNCEMENTS The Daily Devotionals for September, October and November are now available at the Information Center. Saturday, November 15, 2014  –   Church and Pastor’s Anniversary Celebration  (4:00 p.m.  –  8:00 p.m.) Spread the word! Activities and games have been planned for everyone for this Celebration. Please sign up at the Information Center. Anniversary Revival Services   Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Guest Revivalist: Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., D.Min., Pastor  ,  Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, Washington, DC   Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Guest Revivalist: Bishop Heber M. Brown, II, Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD * * * * * * Christian Education Ministries  Discipleship classes are on break for the month of November. Classes will resume in December. * * * * * * Membership & Spiritual Development Ministries Flu Shots at Macedonia Rite Aid will be at Macedonia to administer flu shots immediately after the 10:45 am service next Sunday, November 16, 2014. Rite Aid will accept insurance coverage, so don't forget to bring your insurance cards. Anyone (adult or child) who does not have insurance, the cost will be $32. Flu season is upon us and it is important to prevent this illness. ORDER OF SERVICE Today’s Messengers   7:45 a.m. - Reverend Courtney Miller, Pastor Norbeck Community Church, Silver Spring, MD 10:45 a.m. - Dr. Gerald Folson, Associate Minister Community of Hope AME Church, Hillcrest Heights, MD  Worship Music & Arts Ministry Praise Team and Judah Choral Choir Call to Worship Invocation Praise and Worship Prayer Prayer Chant Scripture Welcome Announcement(s) Reflections Offering Offering/Sermonic Selection Sermon Invitation to Discipleship Closing Selection Benediction  DR. GERALD FOLSOM Gerald Folsom, son of Mary Nell and late George Thomas Folsom, is srcinally from Quitman, Georgia and is employed by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Senior Transportation Specialist in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the ministerial staff of Community of Hope AME Church under the direction of Rev. Tony Lee in Hillcrest Heights, MD. He serves as ministry leader of Community of Hope’s Social Justice Ministry and assistant Men’s Ministry leader. On Friday, April 11, 2014, Gerald was ordained as an itinerant elder in the AME Church at the Washington Annual AME Conference. Gerald attended Clark College (now Clark-Atlanta University) in Atlanta, GA. He holds the following academic degrees: Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from Howard University in Washington, D.C., Master of Divinity from Howard University, M.A. in Organizational Communication from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD and B.S. in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in Albany, NY. Gerald was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on November 20, 1982 at Beta Psi Chapter, Clark College (now Clark-Atlanta University). He is a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and currently serves as the Second District Chaplain, overseeing the spiritual needs of Omega men in Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania and is also an active member of Gamma Pi Chapter in Prince George’s County, MD. Gerald served as the Co-Chairman of the Public Engagement Committee on the Transition Team for the Honora ble Rushern L. Baker III, County Executive, Prince George’s County, MD. On November 7, 2012, he was appointed by the Prince George’s County Executive as a Commissioner on the County’s Human Relations Commission (County’s Civil Rights Agency). He is married to Joyce Folsom and they reside in Upper Marlboro, MD. REVEREND CORTENAY L. MILLER Our Senior Pastor and Visionary is the Reverend Courtenay L. Miller, a native of Chicago, Illinois, and the son of late Reverend Clarence Earl Miller and Ann Lee Miller. Rev. Miller is married to the former Brenda Rhodes Miller. Rev. Miller received his Bachelors of Business Administration and Master of Divinity from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He was licensed to preach by Friendship Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois and ordained at Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Rev. Miller participated as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Washington Hospital Center’s Teen Alliance to Prevent Pregnancy (TAAP), member of the County Executive’s and the Dr. Martin Luther King’s Memorial Commission, the National Baptist Congress of the Christian Education, USA, Inc. and the National Capitol Region of Congress of Christian Education. Reverend Miller accepted his calling as Pastor in 1998 at Norbeck Community Church in Silver Spring, MD, a member of the International Council of Community Churches. Under Pastor Miller's Leadership...    Church membership has grown;    NCC has partnered with other Christian ministries from different cultural backgrounds including ICCC , NBC USA, Inc., and Aspen Hill Clergy;    The ministry base has expanded holistically; sharing in partnership with Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous; Fitness & Health Ministry; and    Missions Ministry expanded nationally and internationally including sending missionaries to Haiti, Liberia, Guyana, and Swaziland
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