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Sunday, September 18, 2016
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Inside this issue:
Our ETTA Youth 2
A Moment of Love 3
Children's Church 5
From the Pastor’s Desk 6
The Preached Word /
Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
The Zion Trumpet AUGUST 7, 2016 VOLUME 1, ISSUE 8
Health and Wellness
Stewardship & Finance
Church School 12
Black History 13
Sick and Shut In /
Fun time 15
e 2 THE ZION TRUMPET Contact Information
Jimmy Pritchett Steward Pro-Tem 727-866-0061
Reggie Reed, Trustee Pro-Tem 727-687-5157
Rev. Robert Boyd, Clergy 727-698-1368
Rev. Ira Whitson, Clergy 727-823-1923
Rev. Dr. Sherisse Bryant, Youth Minister 727-608-7695
Valarie Lee, Health / Wellness 727-851-5339
Anna Herring, Social Action 727-258-4769
Elouise Brown, Evangelism Ministry 727-906-7191
Gloria Bryant, Class Leaders 727-864-3343
Patricia Needom, Class Leaders 727-896-1085
Constance Shaw, Mass Choir 727-678-1921
Terry Bradley, Male Chorus 727-793-7048
Chauntea Kirnes, Voices of Praise 727-710-1620
Gary / Karen Stanford, Couples Ministry 727-784-7360
June Brown, Lay President 727-592-2112
Patricia Smith-Johnson, WMS 727-459-8584
Cheryle Harrell, YPD 727-348-6927
Karen Stanford, Women’s Ministry 727-784-7360
Donna Butler, Kitchen Manager 727-599-4215
Dozier Harrell, Facility Maintenance 727-656-0302
Elouise Brown, Janitorial 727-906-7191
Frederick Robinson, Sons of Allen 727-563-6054
Talent & Academics
Louis and Patricia Landers
is a Senior at Edward Waters College Majoring in Education and is a member of Soulful Chi
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was recently inducted in the “Call Me M.I.S.T.E.R.” program. The Call Me M.I.S.T.E.R. (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role
Models) program is an academic initiative con- tributing to increase the pool of available teach- ers from a broader, more diverse background particularly among the State’s lowest perform- ing elementary schools. Student participants
are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educa- tionally at-risk communities. One purpose of
this program is to groom and give its members the es- sential tools and support they need to be both excellent
role models as well as effective teachers.
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Keys to Taming Your Tongue (Taking Responsibility for your Words)
You probably know the pain of regretting words you have spoken: words of pride, dishonesty, envy, gossip, or anger. Although you can seek to restore bruised relationships through repentance and forgiveness, spoken words can never be retrieved. Scripture warns, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29). Consider the following keys for taming the tongue: 1. Rely on God’s strength to aid you—With human efforts alone, no one can tame his tongue. “The tongue can
no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8). Only by the grace of God in your life can you seek to control your speech. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
2. Dedicate your heart and tongue to the Lord each day—You face new circumstances and new conversations every day. Regularly acknowledging your need for discernment and God’s grace helps you remain conscious of your words. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14)
3. Put your heart in tune with God’s Spirit by daily reading His Word—”All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16*17).
4. Meditate on Scriptures that address the power of words—By studying Scriptures about the tongue, you will gain insights into the power of your words. Memorizing and meditating on these verses will strengthen your resolve to speak with grace. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee” (Psalm 119:11).
5. Assume responsibility for every word you speak—God desires that you speak the truth (see Ephesians 4:25 and Psalm 15:2) and that you keep your word (see Matthew 5:37). He will hold you responsible for what you speak. “...Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
6. Ask those around you if you use words that are offensive—Your family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances can observe the effects of your words and attitudes. Ask them about your speech patterns and evaluate the observations they share. (See Proverbs 27:6, 17).
7. Commit yourself to giving a good report and when it is necessary, to following Biblical principles of correction—”Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale bearer among thy people ...Thou shalt not hate thy broth- er in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:16-18).
8. Fulfill past promises, and think carefully before making any new promises—You need to fulfill the promises you have made, even when doing so requires unforeseen sacrifice. God will bless the one who “...sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not” (Psalm 15:4). Jesus said, “Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay…” (Matthew 5:37).
9. Ask for forgiveness for any unloving words or attitudes—”For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man…” (James 3:2). When you speak words that you shouldn’t have spoken, seek forgiveness. “Let all...evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:31- 32).
10. Learn to speak words that will encourage, comfort, inspire, and edify—Ask God to guide you to speak words that will honor Him and accomplish His purposes. “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:6). “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13)
Your words indicate what is in your heart. See Matthew 6:45). In your efforts to control your tongue, follow the Apostle Paul’s admonition: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8). When the thoughts of your heart are focused on what is good and true, your words will reflect it, bringing honor to God and to others.
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08/03 Alisiya Webb
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08/03 Justin Miller
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08/04 Brian Perry
08/04 Annette Smith
08/04 Davenia Bryant
08/05 Troy Walker
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08/07 Lizzie Donald
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08/07 Shannon Cooper
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08/09 Jimmy Pritchett
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