March Newsletter 2018

Let us Pray

A Family Newsletter

Father, We seek your presence that we may be made aware of power beyond ourselves. Forgive us when we forget that your ability is always available to us as we struggle in our daily walk with thee. We seek your presence, Father, because we need a strong shield against temptation, we are tempted daily by the devices of the world. Keep us we pray from compromising your truths or engaging in activity’s that are displeasing to you. We need your presence that we may find the ability and desire to be taught what is Godlike and right. We need your presence so that we might understand what is holy and sacred and eternal.
Father, we need your presence so that we might have a love for your word with all its power and insight and guidance. We need your presence so that we may be examples of Godlikeness as we walk in the community, and as we show loyalty to your kingdom, and serve you in all humility among our fellow human beings, and as we show care for your creation. We pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.  

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

May the Lord bless your special Day.

Pastor Dennis & Carolee Johnson 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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GIRL SCOUT DAY

May the Holy Spirit guide, direct, And encourage these young woman As they journey through this world.

Hey! Have you heard?

On March 11, 2018

Brianna, Cameron, Adrianna, Leah,
Aymora, Journey, Julani, and Kamail 

spent the morning at the
Voice of the Gospel Mission Church
While at the Church they recited
The Girl Scout pledge,
“My promise my faith.”
Each Scout received the
“My promise, or my faith” Badge.

It has been an honor to participate
In the ceremonies with the scouts
 of Troop 285, and 485

We also wish to thank the Girl Scout leaders,
Pastor Ranaye, Brandie, and Dee

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MARCH BIRTHDAYS

May God grant you many more Birthdays.

         HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lashaniva, Little Frankie, Betty G,
Nicole, SonnyMarie, Beulah,
 Sheila Scott, and Jayden.                    

 

 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS 

Perfect attendance for

Febuary was Zoey 

Great Job Zoey

 

 

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CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

For information phone (845) 344-1982

Church trip:

This year the Church will be going to

“The Maritime Aquarium”

on July 21, 2018.

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Church Picnic: will be held on Aug 18, 2018. 

Mark your Calendar Now!

Additional information will be posted

in the April Newsletter. 

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THANK YOU!

May the Lord open the windows of heaven & pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.

 Ericka & Holly,

For contributing to the Church

through your fund Raising programs.

You’re a blessing to the Church,

thank you both so much. 

 

 

 

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World News: Gun Control

Should school teachers carry guns while in School?

President Trump’s solution to gun control is arming teachers. Let’s talk about teachers, first, to teach in the Public School system; you would need a bachelor’s degree in an education program and State teachers certification. To receive the proper documents necessary to teach takes approximately four years to obtain as a full-time student. So, we have young men and woman who have dedicated four years of their life studying, so they can teach the next generation the skills needed in today’s world. And now! The President of the United States of America, want’s to arm teachers as a solution to combating schoolhouse massacres.

Are teachers mentally fit to carry a gun in School?

Let’s take a look at the implications if teachers are carrying handguns in the classroom. Any armed teacher armed with a handgun is expected to confront and stop an active shooter even if it means taking someone’s life. The first thing we should consider before arming teachings is will it affect them mentally after they have taken someone’s life. Killing someone for any reason is not easy if it was why then dose so many of our veterans return home with so many mental problems after serving in the armed forces. Sorry, God did not create us to be killers (Ex.20:13). 

Are teachers safe if they carry guns in School?

Once teachers are carrying guns the next question to ask is, “will the teacher be safe.” 

Schools are like the workplace, there are no secrets, every school teacher who agrees to carry a Handgun in School run the risk of having their identity known by Co-Workers and students. And this puts them in danger if a would-be shooter decides to ambush the teacher and use their gun to carry out their evil intentions. 

What about accidental killings?

Another danger facing armed teachers is will they be accidentally killed by the police who are responding to an active shooter call at school because they have their drawn revolver in their hand.

And what about the few gun laws we do have in place?  What happens if the teacher fires their weapon while in school, will they be charged because they fired a gun inside of City limits? And what happens if the teacher confronts an active shooter and kills or mains the student, Will they be charged with a crime because they are not a Police Officer? And can they be sued by the family of the student they just shoot while protecting other students? Another question to consider is how will the teacher’s family reacted if their armed parent kills a student in a School shoot-out?
Will the teacher children be traumatized or affected mentally, after their parent kills a classmate while in school. 

The question teachers should ask before even considering the Presidents idea is will he protect them from criminal charges and lawsuits that will surly follow if a teacher fires their weapon in school.

Hey! Just saying…

 

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Why Christians should read the Bible

Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Luke 4:4)

God has taken the time to inspire, guide, and encourage His prophets to write the Holy Bible. Why would God influence someone to write the Bible, a book that He certainly does not need? God inspired His prophets to write the Bible for sinners, for the lost, and for people who choose to follow the Lord’s teachings. In the book of Genesis, God calms the minds of people who may have wondered, or asked, where did I come from, and why am I here? Do you think God was surprised, or shocked, that people would ask questions about their existence, of course not, God was not caught off guard by man’s curiosity. God planned for such questions from His creation; This is why God instructed the prophets to write about the existence of the universe, as well as man’s creation. This information God placed on the very first page of the book of Genesis. The Lord  answered man’s fundamental question, where am I from, and why am I here, before He created man in His image.

1) If anyone calls themselves a Christian then they 
    should read the Bible because, in it, God made 
    Promises to you and your children, and to 
    Your Grandchildren, and to all who are afar off,
    As many as the Lord our God will call
   (Acts 2:38:40).
A) God promised to reward those who love  
    Him (James 1:12-14).
B) God made promises to those who love Him
    concerning His Kingdom (James 2:5).

 

C) God made promises to those who believe in Him   
    Concerning eternal life (1-Peter 2:25). Christians
    Must read the Bible if they wish to know the
    Promises God made to them in the scriptures. 

 

2) In the Bible, God inspired His prophets to write
   three reasons why believers must read the Bible 
   if they want to fulfill the commandments of 
   Jesus.
A) Jesus said a Christian should live by every word
    (Matt.4:4).
B) The apostle Paul wrote, let the word of God 
    Dwell in you (Col.3:16).
C) Be doers of the word (James 1:22). 
If a believer wishes to live by God’s word,
Let God’s word dwell in them, and be doers of the word then they must read the Bible if they hope to fulfill these three Bible verses.

 

3) The apostle Paul wrote a letter to a young preacher named Timothy. Paul tells Timothy to tell  Christians to be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
A) In the Bible, the apostle Paul teaches Christians
     How to rule their thoughts, thus controlling 
     their tongue (2-Cor.10:5).
B) In the book of Colossians, Paul teaches believers 
    how to rule over their Conduct (Col.3:8-17).
C) In the book of John, Christians are taught how 
    We can love one another with a pure heart.
    (1-Jn.3:11-23), (1-Jn.4:7-21), (1-Jn.5:2-3).     
People who refuse to read the Bible, will eventually end-up like Eve, misinformed, disappointed, and deceived (Gen.3:1-7). God writes in the Bible, encouraging and rewarding the righteous while discouraging and warning the wicked. Are you reading your Bible?

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FATHER: OPEN OUR EYES

Father, Grant to us discernment.

As a pastor, I find that God reveals marvelous things to those who spend time reading the Bible.                  

One example of this is the story told by the prophet Elisha. Elisha had a servant, whom the Bible does not name other than to say he was Elisha’s servant. But one thing is sure this servant was not religious, nor did he know anything about the Lord, whom Elisha worships. The King of Syria sent his armies with horses and chariots to surround the place where the prophet Elisha was staying, and when Elisha servant saw the mass armies all about them, he feared for his life
(2-King 6:14-16).

Elisha wanted his servant to see what he has already known about the Lord, that the battle is not theirs but God’s (2-Chr.20:15). So Elisha prayed to God saying, “Lord, I pray, open the eyes of my servant that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young servant, and he saw. And the mountains was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (2-King 6:17). And the Lord’s angels had surrounded the armies of the Syrians, who had surrounded Elisha. And Elisha said, do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them (2-King 6:16).

The Lord tells another story about Hagar, Sarah’s maid who’s son was about to die from thirst, but God opened her eyes, and she saw in the wilderness a well of water, and she gave her son a drink, and he lived (Gen.21:1-34).
God inspired these stories to encourage us too also pray and ask God to open our eyes when we fail to see His protection, provisions, and love, which He provides freely to all His children.   

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In everything pray (Lk.18:1).

Father, grant me this child. Amen.

Hannah wanted to experience the joy of motherhood like the other mothers in her neighborhood. But, no matter how hard Hannah tried she could not get pregnet because the Lord had closed up her womb (1-Sam.1:5). In Hannah’s day, it was customary for a married woman to bear  children. But, because Hannah could not bear children the other woman provoked Hannah and stirred up her emotions until she would cry (1-Sam.1:6-8). 

But one day, Hannah cried out to the Lord in bitterness of soul, Hannah prayed, and God heard
Hannah. And Hannah prayed again and made a promise to the Lord saying,  Lord, if you will look on my aflection And remember me, and not forget your maid servant, but will give your maid servant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life (1-Sam.1:9-11).  

And the Lord answered Hannah’s prayer, and she conceived and gave birth to a baby boy and she named her baby Samuel (1-Sam.1:17-20).

The story of Hannah’s struggles to conceive and have a son could be any woman’s story who like Hannah could not bear children. If you happen to be, one of those struggling women God wants you to know that not only does He hear prayers He also answers them (1-Sam.2:1-11).

Remember, if you need the pastors to agree with you in prayer that God will grant you a child, please call (845) 344-1982 and leave a message, someone will return your call.

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