Archive for December, 2008

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Sorry to anyone who attempted to make a donation to our church in the past few months; Unbeknownst to us, PayPal had suspended our account until they could recieve some more information from us. They have it, they’ve restored our account, and once again you can make Donations or give your Tithe to us, Online.

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Pastor’s Corner – December 2008

Pastor’s Corner

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  – Isaiah 9:6

 

07 December, 2008

 

My dearly beloved “PARTNERS” in the Lord’s Work:

           

Here we are once more at the beginning of a new month.  Not only is it a “New Month”, it is the last month of the year 2008 that is swiftly coming to an end.  We BLESS GOD, no we PRAISE GOD for the journey of the past days, weeks, and months that have brought us “NOW”.  If the Lord does nothing else for us, He’s done enough.  We closed the past month on our 5th Sunday Mission Service with great music from our revitalized Mission Chorus, now under the direction of our dear member, Sister Florence Bean.  They were simply uplifting and added so much to the Service.  And too, we salute our new circle, “Women On A Mission” that presented the Mission Emphasis with a powerful and inspirational skit, “The Birthday Party”.  Joyce Copeland serves as Chairperson for this Circle. 

 

I have nothing but enormous gratitude for the Ministers, Officers, Auxiliary/Ministry Heads, and of course to every loyal member for what each has done this year to advance the CAUSE OF CHRIST in our church. The record is that 2008 was a banner year for the TABERNACLE IN EVERYWAY.  Yet while much was accomplished, we can not rest or be in a COMFORT ZONE, for much more must be done to heed and comply with the LORD’S GREAT COMMISSION.  As for me, I remain an OPTIMIST, HAVE NO TIME FOR NEGATIVES, AND REMAIN DETERMINED TO PRESS TOWARD THE HIGH MARK OF THE CALLING FOUND IN CHRIST JESUS.

 

We do solicit and encourage your usual support for all our Services and special activities during this the month of December.

 

We are in the YULETIDE SEASON and as a Church and as the people of God, let’s not get caught up in a WORDLY OUTLOOK.  This is a time of celebrating and rejoicing, a time for remembering – THAT CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, SO IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM.  He is God’s special gift for you and for me, born in a manger.

 

Mrs. Leffall, joins in with me in praying for both you and yours to have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS, and that it will be a time of God’s highest favor as the year comes to a halt, and if it be  GOD’S WILL that we shall be spared to cross over into the NEW YEAR  to see each others’ faces.  FOR CERTAIN, IT IS ALL IN GOD’S HANDS. 

 

Finally, let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many sick and shut-in, hospitalized, bereaved, and for suffering humanity everywhere.  Let’s reach out to them during this “Christmas Season”, with love, compassion coupled with a caring and sharing “SPIRIT”

 

Yours in the “JOY” of Christ,

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III

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Pastor’s Corner – November 2008

Pastor’s Corner

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.  – Psalm 107: 1

 

02 November, 2008


My dearly beloved “PARTNERS”, In the Lord’s WORK.

           

We greet you one more time in the year of our Lord 2008, a year which is quickly coming to an end. As we approach this month,  Tuesday Nov. 4th is an historic day in many ways; for if it is the “WILL” of God, we might see the first African American elected to the highest office in our Country, as President of the United States of America.  We do encourage you to exercise your privilege to VOTE in the Presidential Election, candidates for City and County elections, and for or against the Propositions and Measures affecting voters in our County and our State.  EVERY VOTE COUNTS… YOUR VOTE COUNTS. I would be pleased to share with you my personal position on candidates for elected offices, as well as my position on the INITIATIVES, MEASURES and PROPOSITIONS on Tuesday November 4th’s National Election, but not from the Pulpit.  I’m sure you’ll understand that as a Church (I)we must be non-partisan in “Political Matters” because of our Tax Exempt Status, particularly in the Endorsement of candidates for political office.

 

The past month was rich and rewarding in every way, during the month-long Observance of our 64th Church Anniversary; we had great Services, and more importantly souls were added to our “Sheepfold” as Candidates for Baptism and by Christian Experience.  We closed the month on a high spiritual note with Rev. Kenneth Battle as our guest Minister of the 3rd Sunday as well as conduct our Mini-Revival. Dr. Sylvester Washington preached a mighty Word from the Lord “The Pillars of the Church” last Sunday Morning, and Dr. Lonnie Dawson brought the sermon at the 3:30 Service.

 

We salute our leadership for the past month, Deacon Ivan & Mrs. Annell McCargo, the Music Ministry, the members of the various Committees, and of course the Officers and Members of the “TAB” for your wonderful support of our 64th Church Anniversary. It was both spiritually and financially successful.  To God Be the Glory!!!!

 

The month of November is now before us and we do solicit your unstinted support for our regular Services, Special Services, our Outreach Ministry for Thanksgiving, and special activities that we shall be a part of this month.  Whatever we do in Word, Action and Deed, IT IS ALL ABOUT CHRIST. And only what we do for Him will be counted in the end.

 

Finally let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many sick and shut-in, infirmed, hospitalized and bereaved.  Remember Beloved, that if you have the “FAITH”, God has the “POWER”.

 

Faithfully Yours

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III

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