GOD’S WHISPER

October 2021

WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT

Have you ever prayed and sought God with all your heart, and felt as if He did not answer?
Have you ever gone through a trial or a difficulty and seemingly did not experience the comfort of God?
Though you know God loves you, it may seem as if God is silent
I believe all of us who name the name of Christ have gone through these seasons.
However, the great news is, “Seasons Change”
Hallelujah and YES, the darkest hour is just before the break of day.
I recall our Lord and Savior being on the cross alone, in agony, and darkness covered the land.
It was a “Dark Season” (Matthew 27:45-46)
God was silent – Even our Lord asked, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me?”
However, though it seemed as if God was silent, God was about to do the greatest work He has ever done for mankind.
He was going to raise His Son from the grave with all power in his hand.
God was going to get the glory.
I want to encourage you that if you are going through a dark season, a painful season, a trying season, and it seems God is silent, God has not forsaken you (Hebrews 13:5)
He could be setting you up for the greatest blessing you have ever seen, and there will be Glory after this.
When God is silent, He hasn’t forsaken us, He is only working to bring a greater glory in our lives.
When God is silent, there will be Glory after this.
Be encouraged… God is working, and your season will change.

FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR TONY BASSETT


October Scripture

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life.

October Birthdays

1st  Linda Spellman
2nd Ivon’te Pernell
3rd Patrice Martin
6th Jayceon Harris
18th Samir Marshall
25th Barbara Howell
25th Trina Moore
26th Jantel Winston
27th Louise Scott-Dunlea

October Anniversaries

11th  Ivon’te & Jantasia Pernell
13th  Antoine & Patrice Martin
20th  Pastor Michael & Renee Munford

Support Small Businesses

Jewelry by Vanessa Eubanks
A Head of Hair by Shanniece Jones
Heavenly Floral Creation by Linda Martin
Mary Kay Consultant-Bernice Shepperson


REACH OUT TO OUR SICK AND SHUT IN, THEY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.  LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU CARE AND ARE THINKING OF THEM.

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
10TH WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY & CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY
13TH NATIONAL METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY & NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY & NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY
15TH NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY
28TH NATIONAL FIRST RESPONSERS DAY

DID YOU KNOW?

The longest wedding veil was longer then 63 footfall fields.
The 12 Disciples were not allowed to carry food, clothing or money.
M & M stands for Mars and Murrie.
Neil Armstrong didn’t say “That’s one small step for man”
The word “grandmother” appears in the Bible only once 2 Timothy 1:5

RECIPE FOR THE MONTH
Roasted Salmon with Honey Citrus Dressing

4 (6oz} skinless salmon fillets
8 oz of extra virgin olive oil
2 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz fresh orange juice
2 oz honey
1 tsp ground mustard
1 large pinch crushed red pepper
Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
kosher salt to taste

Preheat oven to 475 F
Line large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.
Place roasting rack over parchment
In a small saucepan over low heat, warm oil to about 140 F
Sprinkle salmon with the black pepper and salt
Place salmon skin side down on the rack, set aside
In a medium bowl whisk honey, juices, ground mustard, and crushed red pepper flakes until combined.
Stir in black pepper and salt
Pour about 1 cup of dressing over salmon
Roast 8-12 minutes until dressing caramelizes into a glaze and center of fillets reaches an internal temp of 125F
Drizzle salmon with glaze in pan to serve

IN THE KNOW!

TMT-every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
Bible study-every Thurs at 7 p.m.

The Church is open Tuesday-Friday 10-12, if you are in need of counseling, Pastor Linda Martin will be at the church Tuesday-Thursday and Sister Louise will be at the church Friday; see Maria to set up an appointment.

Food Pantry -see Sister Sharon, Sister Vanessa or Sister Lottie Dottie

Coming soon: Spiritual reading materials for your spiritual growth and enlightenment will be available for checkout. Those interested contact Maria.

GMC Wellness meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday after morning worship. Come out and be a part of this group.  For more information check with Kellie, Gwen, Louise, Angelica, Ms Lottie or Sheila.

Every 1st Monday from 9-10 the church is open for Prayer.

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