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Theme: Generosity; Transforming Your Heart (The Faith of the Disciple)

Corporate Prayer and Fast! Join Pastor Hamlin on the prayer line for approximately 7 minutes each Wednesday morning at 7:00am during the Corporate Prayer and Fast. Dial–in Number: (712) 432-1212 ID: 373-561-388

There are numerous upcoming events and activities at MBC. Please take a moment to carefully review the attached announcements, flyers, and community information and make note of the appropriate deadlines.
Macedonia Baptist Church Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., Pastor 3412 South 22nd Street, Arlington, VA 22204 (Sanctuary) 2229 South Shirlington Road, Arlington, VA 22206 (Office) (703) 521-7663 (Office) • (703) 521-6316 (Fax) www.mbcva.ws (Website)

Sunday, April 13th—Palm Sunday Worship Services at 7:45am and 10:45am. ************ Place your S.H.A.R.E. order on or before Monday, April 14 at the Information Center or by calling the church office. S.H.A.R.E. distribution day is Saturday, April 26 from 6:00—8:45am in the Multipurpose Room. See the attached flyer for the April menu. ************ If you would like to donate an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one or in honor of your ministry, please contact the office or the Information Center no later than Wednesday, April 16th. The Easter Lilies will be displayed during Holy Week and on the stage at Kenmore Middle School on Resurrection Sunday. You will be able to take the Easter Lily with you after the Resurrection Worship Service. ************ Good Friday Noon Service —The Noon Good Friday Service sponsored by the Northern Virginia Black Pastors’ Council will be held at Mount Olive on Friday, April 18th. Rev. Dr. Leonard Hamlin, Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church will be delivering the message. ************ Easter Recitations/Expressions Easter Recital rehearsals will be every Thursday until April 18th in the Multipurpose Room at 6:30 p.m. ************ Sunday, April 20th - Easter Sunday 6:00 a.m. Sunrise Worship Service at Macedonia. Breakfast will be served following the service. 10:00 a.m. Worship at Kenmore Middle School, 200 Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

Membership & Spiritual Development Workshop Attention Leaders--Ministers, Diaconate, Trustees and Directors Please sign up to attend a special Visitation Workshop on Saturday, April, 26, 2014 (9am - 12 noon). Rev. Lydia Harper, staff chaplain of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital will be the guest facilitator. Continental breakfast will be served. The purpose of this event is to strengthen and unify our congregational care visitations to the sick, shut-ins and the needy of Macedonia. You may signup at the Information Center or church office. See the attached flyer for additional information. ************ Dr. Hamlin has accepted an invitation to bring the preached word on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Highland Park, 6801 Sheriff Road Landover, MD 20785 for their Pre-Men’s Day Worship. The Macedonia congregation is invited to join in this worship service. ************ The Heart and Soul Ministry is seeking actors, singers, dancers and stagehands to be a part of an upcoming life-changing ministry moment —“The Shot that Saved Me”. Please contact Bro. Jeff Haskins or sign up at the Information Center. ************ Dr. Hamlin has accepted an invitation to bring the preached word on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Keswick, VA for their Revival Service. The Macedonia congregation is invited to join in this worship service. A commercial bus will be available to travel to Keswick, VA on Sunday, July 13, 2014. The bus will depart MBC immediately after the second service. Individuals that plan to ride the bus must pay in full -- there will be no refunds. The cost per person is $20. The last day to reserve your seat is June 15, 2014. ************ The Daily Devotionals for March, April and May are available for purchase at the Information Center.

We are grateful for the growth in members, ministries and business opportunities for Macedonia Baptist Church. As we experience growth, we realize members need prayer and the opportunity to share new ideas and suggestions for continued development. You are encouraged to pray and share ideas with the Diaconate. If this procedure is followed, it will allow Pastor the time he needs for prayer, research and sermon preparation. Requests for early afternoon and late evening appointments with the Pastor have been overwhelming which limits his time to visit ministry meetings, rehearsals and outside meetings to help move Macedonia forward. Appointments will be available during the mornings and early afternoons Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We ask your indulgence and not seek to meet with Pastor between Sunday morning services and also after the 10:45 service, as he needs to replenish himself spiritually and physically. Your cooperation is sincerely appreciated. ************ Members are needed to serve on the Prayer Ministry. Please contact the church office at 703-521-7663 or Deaconess Rosa Dunkley if you have any questions. ************ Please call or have someone to contact the church office if you desire prayer, hospital visit, and/or communion during an extended illness or for a family member. Once the office receives your request, a tribal leader will contact you. Thank you. *********** Members, if you have moved, or if your home, cell or work phone numbers have changed, please fill out a Change of Address form at the Information Center. ************ All bulletin announcements and meeting room requests must be sent directly to the church clerk, L. Sandra Garner at sgarner@mbcva.ws. The Sunday bulletins are distributed by e-mail and limited copies are available on Sundays for our Forerunners and visitors and those who do not have access to e-mail. ************ CDs and DVDs of Sunday morning sermons are available for purchase after the 7:45am and 10:45am services at the Information Center. ************

COMMUNITY NEWS:
The Wilson Boulevard Christian Church is Arlington is actively seeking singers for an Easter Production play entitled, "The Third Day." Please refer to the attached flyer for specifics. If interested, please contact the Director and playwright, Ms. Janet Thomas at (703) 566-7029. Thank you! Have a great day! ************ Is Fairlington the right spot for a farmer’s market? Arlington County has received a request to have a farmers’ market established at Fairlington Community Center. We are seeking community input to be sure a market is the right fit for the location. Come to our community meetings to share your comments, concerns, and learn more about the request and the process for establishing markets on Park property. Meetings will be April 21 (to gather input) and May 13 (to discuss major themes) and will run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S Stafford St. Please let us know prior to the meetings if you will need accommodation or language translations. For more information call 703-228-7872. ************ GUN SHOP PETITION Please assist the Nauck Community and sign the on-line petition. (Paste in your browser) http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/community-affairs-guns-in-nauck Dr. Taylor, President Nauck Civic Association ************ Teens – Summer Camp Volunteer Program Now Taking Applications This opportunity is perfect for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills and gain experience assisting with planning and leading activities for young children. Volunteers assist the camp staff in fun and exciting activities with campers, including field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, sing-along's, games and more. You may obtain the application at www.arlington.us. For questions or more information contact Milada Weaver at 703-228-4730.

Get in Touch with Nature this Spring – Registration has Begun! Suffering from cabin fever? Embrace nature this spring with wonderful opportunities at Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers, the perfect places for families to learn to understand and appreciate our historic and natural resources. Check out a range of fun and educational programs for all ages including Civil War Spies and Their Trade, Untamed Wonders Photography Exhibition, Earth Day Invasive Pull and Family Camping Trips. Your nature-loving tots will love Rainbows-Color Magic and Critter Communications and more. Our nature centers in captivating, hands-on learning that leaves a lasting impression. For more info or to register, check out the The Snag Winter 2014 Catalog or visit our Nature Centers page at https://arlingtonparks.us/snag/spring2014/. Volunteers Needed for 26th Annual Stream Clean-Up! Come clean with us–April 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at five locations, along Four Mile Run. Arlington County Park Rangers are calling on volunteers to help clean Madison Manner, Glen Carlyn, Arlington Mill Community Center, Barcroft Park and Shirlington Park. We are working in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Get outdoors and give back to your community, perfect for individuals, families, service clubs and school groups. Volunteers should wear waterproof boots and bring work gloves. Bags will be provided. An adult must accompany children under 16 years of age. For more information please contact Arlington County Park Rangers at 703-5250168 or ParkRangers@arlingtonva.us. For additional information and to access the forms to be completed, please visit http://arlingtonparks.us./department/parksrecreation

Bible Study Schedule at 7pm Each 1st Wednesday will be Corporate Prayer and Praise. Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month will be Pastor’s Bible Study which is open to everyone. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month will be Men’s and Women’s Bible Study. Each 4th Wednesday will be Young Adult Bible Study. The 5th Wednesday of each month will be Leadership Night. All leaders of MBC will meet with Pastor Hamlin. ************

Parents, while you are in service or performing ministry, please be mindful that you are responsible to know where your children are at all times. If you permit them to leave you for restroom breaks, etc., they must return to you at an appropriate time and not be left unsupervised. We appreciate your cooperation.
************ PLEASE TAKE NOTE: There should be no walking in the sanctuary during prayer, the message or altar call, unless you are coming to the altar. If there is an emergency, please request the usher’s assistance. Thank you. ************

Are you praying for, visiting, and/or calling the sick and shut-in?
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Keep up on all events at Macedonia by visiting the monthly calendar of events at the MBC website at www.mbcva.ws
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