First Baptist Church of North Stonington
793 Pendleton Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359
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OUR INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE OF THE MONTH
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The church planning meeting was good and the strongest message we heard was that we are about prayer. Our church is faced with a membership problem that we are not collectively and individually praying for with belief and fervor. We spoke about using our best resources and we thought a daily prayer together via email would focus all of us on the same message sent to our heavenly father. People are busy with the tasks of living and keeping up with the daily demands of life. Life has changed along with the generations and we can and should utilize this current and contemporary means of harnessing our prayer power we hope that we can create a domino effect and tomorrow someone else will email their prayer to the group.
If you are interested in joining the email prayer team please your prayer request or daily prayer.
Prayer Team Members Wanted
Lord Help me to follow you and always give thanks for what I have been blessed with. You have always provided for us at the little church on the hill let us not forget that as we strive to follow you.
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12,13
I can tell you one thing that keeps us tense and nervous and stressed out about the things in our lives: our demand for an explanation. When something goes wrong in life, we say, “Why is this happening, God? Why did you allow this?”
Here are three things you need to understand: First, God doesn’t owe you an explanation for anything. God is a good, just, and fair God, and he understands things that you don’t. You need to just say “OK.”
Second, even if he did explain why things happen the way they do, you probably wouldn’t understand it. You cannot comprehend the ways of God.
Third, explanations never bring peace, anyway. Explanations never satisfy.
What comforts us is the presence of God in our life — not God’s explanations but his care and concern and comfort. Stop looking for something that you really don’t need, and stop trying to change things that are out of your control. Then, you will have peace.
From Daily Hope -Rick Warren
Concerns and prayers for: Barby LeClair, Carl Lyon, Lindsey Banker, Linda Seitz' mom, Karen Harland and Foye and Rita Belyea, Holly, Doreen's Aunt Laurie, Johanna Banker, Nancy Ann Norman, Sato Palmer
'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us..bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.. In Jesus Name, Amen.'
Bring the rest home safe and sound. We need to be there for them now more than ever. ROGER
Dear father, you shower us with so many blessings, when we feel blessed we should pay it forward. Blessings should not be kept or they will disappear.
Thank you for your loving support for us and your church.
Memorial Day 5-27-2013
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
We thank you Heavenly Father for this time to remember those that have gone before us. It is also a good time to reflect on our own mortality and number our days so we remember to serve God to our fullest each and every day.
In Memory of All Those that gave Their All for us.