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JULY

2019

KINGDOM News

“Receive Real Power for Real Living” Rev. Dr. Harold B. Hayes, Jr., Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Kellie V. Hayes, Executive Pastor www.realpoweramec.org realpowerame

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PASTOR’S Words:

“Who Is The Holy Spirit?”

“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!” (John 14: 15-17, MSG) “The earth was without form, and void: and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1: 2, NKJV)

In the beginning we find the Spirit of God operating as Creator, the executive arm of the Godhead. In the gospel of John we find the Holy Spirit of God presented as Friend and the Spirit of Truth. So the answer to the question, “ Who is the Holy Spirit?”, according to Genesis 1:2, and John 14:16, the Holy Spirit, is Re-Creator, Friend and Spirit of Truth. As Re-Creator the Spirit of God is the WORD in action. In between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 a cataclysmic event took place that resulted in the earth being without form and void and darkness. The earth and the atmosphere around it was in a state of chaos! After God’s will was revealed by God’s word the Spirit of God executed the work of all creation! As Friend, the Holy Spirit is with you twenty four seven three sixty five! As Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit, leads you to all truth. Truth is that which transforms you from the inside out and aligns you permanently with God. Now the indwelling Holy Spirit of God in each of us has the the power to recreate a new beginning, be the Friend that never leaves us alone and is able to complete the inside job of transformation with truth!!!! Real Power for Real Living!

Pastor Harold B. Hayes, Jr.

Let’s Pray a Hedge of Protection Around Our Pastor Father in the name of Jesus, I thank You that Pastor Hayes operates in an excellent spirit. I pray that excellence manifests in his character, family, relationships, ministry, assignments, and every decision. I decree that whatever he does is done heartedly as unto You and not unto men for their approval or applause. I pray it is pastor’s desire to always maintain a good name, which You said, is better to be chosen than riches. I decree that the excellence Pastor walks in causes him to be preferred and honored just as Your servant Daniel was. I decree that many doors of opportunity are opened for the Word to go forth because of the diligent efforts that he always displays as he presents the gospel to the world. As Pastor has set his heart to represent You in a first class manner, may our local church arise like a city set on a hill that cannot be hid because of the spirit of excellence that is here to meet the needs of Your people. In Jesus name, AMEN! (Prayer from Deborah L. Grant’s “Have You Prayed For Your Pastor Lately?”)


ORDER OF WORSHIP

July 2019 - 7:45 am and 9:45 am *The Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*The Call to Worship The Hymn of Praise *The Invocation/Altar of Thanksgiving Selections The Ministry of the Word *The Invitation to Christian Discipleship/Altar Prayer Abundant Life Faith Confession/Offering *The Offertory All things come of Thee O Lord, and of Thine own have we given Thee. Amen.

*The Benediction ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Order of Worship is subject to change due to the move of the Holy Spirit! *Out of respect for God’s house, please do not enter or exit the sanctuary at these times ***NOTICE: ALL CHILDREN (Ages 13 & Below) LEAVING THE SANCTUARY DURING WORSHIP SERVICE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.*** Kingdom News - Page 1 - July 2019


Birthdays & Anniversaries for the Month of July 2nd Sis. Cassandra Shaw

17th Sis. Patricia Moore 4th Bro. Duke Ashe 18th Sis. Cynthia Floyd-Coleman 6th Rev. Thomas Shields 22nd Bro. Kenneth Palmer 8th Sis. Kitwana Pounsel Lott 22nd Bro. Elwood Scott 10th Sis. Selma Colbert 22nd Sis. Deborah Williams 11th Bro. Daniel Baskin 26th Sis. Dorothy Barton 13th Sis. Ethel Shepard-Powell 28th Sis. Jean Brown 17th Bro. Michelangelo Jenkins 31st Sis. Keesha Draper 12th Bro. James & Rev. Demetrice Highsmith 50th Wedding Anniversary 28th Pastor Harold & Rev. Kellie Hayes 35th Wedding Anniversary 28th Bro. Allen & Sis. Marilyn Pounsel 46th Wedding Anniversary

If you would like your birthday and/or anniversary listed in the bulletin, please submit your name(s) and date to the office by the 2nd Sunday in the month prior to the month of your birthday or anniversary. Thank you.

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INTERCESSORY PRAYER For You We Are Praying:

Bro. Robert Barbour, Jr. Bro. Allen Pounsel Mrs. Ludie Peel Sis. Barbara Harkless Sis. Shirley Bowman Sis. Cynthia Staples Bro. Douglas Armstrong

Healing & Set Free

Pastor Dianne Griggs Sis. Cheryl Patricia Barber Sis. Sandra Brennan Bro. Melvin Jefferson Sis. Helen Gibson Sis. Denise Williams Sis. Romaine Mulkey Bro. James West Sis. Yasmin Gray Sis. Sonya Snipes Sis. Carolyn Hamilton Sis. Wanda Tolson Elder Harold B. Hayes, Sr.

Special Prayer

Pastor Hayes and Family Rev. George A. Manning and Dr. Virginia Mae Manning The Armstrong Family “For the fervent, effectual prayer of the righteous avails much� James 5:16 If you know of a church member who is ill or hospitalized, and would like to be included on the prayer list or receive communion, please notify the church administration office to complete the appropriate forms. Thank You.

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Church Calendar July 8-11

Second District Summer Summit - Norfolk Virginia

July 20

The Sisterhood @ The Health and Wellness Expo 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PGCC (volunteers needed)

July 21

Emerge Young Adult Celebration Sunday

July 28

35th Wedding Anniversary of Pastors Hayes!

The Brotherhood and Sisterhood are on summer hiatus Aug. 3 See you Sept. 7! Sept. 1

All White Birthday Celebration for Pastor Hayes All Services

Other Announcements: - Intercessory Prayer takes place Every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Sunday School (for all ages) takes place Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. - Tuesday 11:00 a.m. Bible Study is on hiatus until September.

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NEW PARTNER CARE & DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY MOMENT: “The Thirst Quencher” John 7:37 By Rev. Kimberly Anne Giles

According to the Mayo Clinic dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. If our physical bodies require fluid to function normally, I believe our spirit that lives inside our body requires a spiritual fluid to function normally as well. As we enter into our hottest months of the season let us stay hydrated. Yes, obey your thirst! I’m not telling you to reach for a cold Sprite! I’m saying be intentional about living in God and God living in you. Yes, have your summer fun but don’t forget about God. If we can forget or somehow neglect to drink fluids, it’s possible to neglect and forget about God. God is waiting for us to come to Him thirsty so he can fill us up! I know everyone has the best summer punch recipe but God said in John 7:37 (NIV) “… If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” God is the original thirst quencher! So this summer, don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids and obey your “spiritual” thirst! For our new partners, we have three foundational classes to help you start your journey in your new church home as well as with Christ Jesus. It is very important that you first complete the New Members Orientation given on Sunday, July 14th from 9:00 am - 9:40 am. Upon completing New Member Orientation, please attend the Kingdom People Beginning the Journey Classes on Sunday, July 21st and 28th from 9:00 am - 9:40 am. Please confirm your attendance to those sessions by calling Rev. Highsmith at the church office at (301) 782-7772 so that she can prepare for you.

MONTHLY MEDITATION: “Faith for Grown-ish” By Rev. Dr. Tikeisha Harris 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside my childish ways. For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face-to-face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand everything, just as everything about me has been fully understood. Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run. Grown-ish is the best way to word young adulthood. You’re not quite stable and settled into your adultness, but you’re definitely not a child. It’s when you begin the journey of adulting. The bills hit, heartbreaks happen, timelines aren’t met--and you still have to keep going. Growing up is wonderful but it requires making some changes from a childlike mentality to a more mature outlook on life and responsibilities. This passage is a reminder that although you’re adulting and at times the picture of your life will seem unclear, you can look to God. It’s your faith in The Source that will see you through your life’s journey. Your faith will keep you going when you want to give up. Stay hopeful and anticipate the blessings God will bring into your life: your first home, first car, graduations, job promotions, financial stability and even writing your last check to Sallie Mae. Most of all hold on to your love for God and the promise of God’s love for you when it’s the darkest. Remembering you are loved is the power that will strengthen your love and your faith.


REAL POWER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Bishop James L. Davis, Chief Pastor 2nd Episcopal District Supervisor Arelis B. Davis, Episcopal Supervisor Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Presiding Elder, Potomac District Rev. Dr. Harold B. Hayes, Jr., Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Kellie V. Hayes, Executive Pastor 10201 Old Indian Head Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Phone: 301-782-7772 | Fax: 301-782-7788 www.RealPowerAMEC.org

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TIMES OF WORSHIP & DISCIPLESHIP:

Sunday Worship: 6:00 am, 7:45 am, 9:45 am, and 6:00 pm Early Morning P.U.S.H. Call: Monday - Friday at 6:00 a.m. Phone #: 641-715-3640; ID: 171197# Church School/Life Classes (all ages): Every Sunday at 9:00 am Intercessory Prayer: Every Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Bible Studies: Tues. @ 11:00 a.m. w/ Rev. Highsmith (on hiatus until September) Power Up Café: Wed. @ 11:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Every 1st Sat. @ 10:00 am Men’s Bible Study: Every Saturday @ 10:00 am Real Talk Bible Study: Every Wed. @ 7:00 p.m. Impact Youth Bible Study (Ages 18 & under): Woke - Every 1st Sat. @ 10:00 am

HEALTHY, WEALTHY, & WISE: July is Hepatitis Awareness Month What is hepatitis? Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue. Your liver is located in the right upper area of your abdomen. It performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout your body, including: bile production, which is essential to digestion; filtering of toxins from your body; excretion of bilirubin (a product of broken-down red blood cells), cholesterol, hormones, and drugs; breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; activation of enzymes, which are specialized proteins essential to body functions; storage of glycogen (a form of sugar), minerals, and vitamins (A, D, E, and K); synthesis of blood proteins, such as albumin; and synthesis of clotting factors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Trusted Source, approximately 4.4 million Americans are currently living with chronic hepatitis B and C. Many more people don’t even know that they have hepatitis. How hepatitis is diagnosed - History and physical exam To diagnose hepatitis, first your doctor will take your history to determine any risk factors you may have for infectious or noninfectious hepatitis. During a physical examination, your doctor may press down gently on your abdomen to see if there’s pain or tenderness. Your doctor may also feel to see if your liver is enlarged. If your skin or eyes are yellow, your doctor will note this during the exam. How hepatitis is treated. Treatment options are determined by which type of hepatitis you have and whether the infection is acute or chronic. Treatments such as bed rest for acute, to medications/vaccinations for chronic hepatitis. Source: www.healthline.com/hepatitis Submitted by: Sister Denise Brown-Fryar

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