Welcome to Miracle Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor Arthur L. Thompson Jr

Hello & Welcome

A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR     

 

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8. 

     The apostle Peter commands the believers under all circumstances to be self-controlled and on high alert because our adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goes about lurking to discourage, deter and destroy. Beloved, today we are living in a time where evil is running rampant and the upheaval of lawlessness is at an all-time high and getting worse. But Peter admonished the believers not to let their guard down, but to be vigilant against the enemy’s deception. Maintaining a spiritual healthy diet on God’s word helps keep us enlighten and empowered against our adversary’s attacks.

     Church, let us be vigilant so we don’t become victims of the devil’s attack. Know the signs and schemes he uses to trick us with. Stay in the word of God and God will keep us from the evil one. This practice should be every believer’s premise that governs our lives.

Remember, the devil’s job is still to steal, kill and destroy.

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     Pray for Sis. Nadine Starr and family.  Sis. Starr’s mother, Loretta Starr Bolden, was called home to glory. The Homegoing Service was this past Friday afternoon in Victorville California.

     Pray for Sis. Latonya Henderson and family.  Sis. Henderson’s brother, James Henderson, was called home to glory.  The Homegoing Service was yesterday afternoon.     

     Keep in prayer Sis. Marisela Rogers and family. Sis. Rogers’ nephew, Henry Guerrero, was called home to glory.  The Homegoing Service is pending.  Please contact the church office for additional information.     

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REMINDERS:

    1. The weekly Bible Study will broadcast every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.  Please adjust your schedule and tune into the weekly lesson.  The conference call dial up number is (717) 908-1928 and the participant’s code is 626130.
    2. There will be regular updates on the changes/guidelines pertaining to the Covid-19. Information will be on the church website, and email.

www.miraclembc.org

CDC and Los Angeles County published an updated Health Alert acknowledging the increasing case reports of COVID Rebound.  COVID rebound or a return of COVID symptoms or positive COVID test after previously testing negative usually occurs 2 – 8 days after a course of Paxolovid.  While, this topic was addressed a couple weeks ago in our weekly update, it is worth mentioning again.  What has not changed:

  1. Paxlovid is still effective against severe disease requiring hospitalization due to the COVID 19 virus.
  2. There are no scientific recommendations to change the dose or length of time of the Paxlovid treatment regimen.

 

Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.  This virus is endemic in tropical rain forest and Central and West Africa.  Transmission is usually through contact with skin lesions or bodily fluids of infected persons/animals including exposure to respiratory droplets.  Symptoms include Fever, Fatigue. Headache, Swollen Lymph Glands followed by a characteristic rash.  The rash may occur on any part of the body.  Symptoms usually last for 2-4 weeks and fatality is approximately 1 – 11%.  

This is not a new virus, there have been outbreaks before including the US. This is NOT a LGBTQI+ virus.  That said, there is increased incidence of cases in the LGBTQI+ community.  Epidemiologic efforts trace this most recent outbreak to a “RAVE” in Europe frequented by a large population of gay men.  He final analysis is yet to be determined.  MONKEYPOX can infect any life, human and animal.       

As with everything, prevention and treatment are key.

Prevention: 

  • Symptomatic persons should contact their primary care provider immediately for further instructions.  Patients who present to this practice will be seen using standard precautions for infection control.  This includes personal protective gear, facial covering, placing in isolation room, separate entry and exit where possible. 
  • Avoid contact with infected individuals/animals

Treatment:

There are available vaccines.  MHF, however, does not stock the Monkeypox or Smallpox vaccine.  MHF is closely monitoring federal and local channels for recommendations to vaccinate our patient population.

Worship Times

Worship DaysWorship Times
Sunday Morning Worship 8:00am and 11:00am
Sunday School9:30am
Bible Study (Every Wednesday)2:00pm and 7pm
Prayer Meeting ( Every Wednesday)6:00pm
Holy Communion (1st Sunday of every month)6:00pm

Purpose Statements

To Glorify God
Matthew 5:16

Mission Statement

Evangelize the lost and disciple the saved
Matthew 28:18-20

Vision Statement

Connect Christians in relationships that fosters love, unity, preparation, and service
Ephesians 4:11-16

‘’If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them’’ Luke 6:32

Next Events

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and taking into consideration the health and safety of the saints, all scheduled events are postponed until further notice.

‘’Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back” Luke 6:38

Word for the Week:

Falsely is the Greek word pseudomai; means to mislead.

 

In other words, means to lie.

 

Scripture references-Matthew 5:11, I Timothy 6:20, I Peter 3:16.