Celebrating Pastor and People


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Six Years later . . . Look What the Lord Has Done!

4209 total people have fellowshipped since May 2008 933 Baptized - 356 are Males MINISTRIES BIRTHED: AGAPE Counseling Ministry AWANA Ministry Boy Scouts Ministry Career Change Ministry CAYA Worship Service Cancer Care and Awareness Ministry Cub Scouts Ministry Divorce Care Ministry Entrepreneurship Ministry Family Services Ministry Feed the 5,000 Financial Peace University Grief Share Ministry Intercessory Prayer Ministry Married Couples Ministry Men’s Bible Study Men’s Liturgical Dance Praying with the Pastor Psalms of Praise Choir Recovery Ministry Royal Priesthood Choir Saturday Night Worship Service Senior Noon Day Bible Study Singles Ministry (Revived) Social Justice Ministry Social Media Ministry Teen Usher Ministry T.C. Williams Youth Mentoring Program INCREASED EMPHASIS ON DOMESTIC MISSIONS: Domestic Violence Community Awareness Post Incarceration Assistance Purchase of Old Town West INCREASED ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN FOREIGN MISSIONS: 2 Missions Trips to Sierra Leone 2 Missions Trips to Liberia 1 Missions Trip to Haiti to rebuild after earthquake SERVICE TO THE CHURCH AND THE KINGDOM: March Gladness Services Sisters at the Cross Good Friday Service Hour of Power Summer Worship Service Weekly Services Streamed Pastoral Excellence Program Participant Ministers Preaching Colloquium, Instructor SPIRITUAL GROWTH SERIES, INCLUDING: “What Baptists Believe” "Real Housewives of the Bible" "The Lord's Prayer" AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: 2014 James Floyd Jenkins Pillar of Faith Award 2013 Root 100 List When the Verdict Hurts, referencing the Trayvon Martin verdict, Rev. Wesley's sermon was featured in the July 2013 issue of Time. Honorary Chairperson for the African American Adoptions, Inc. Board Member for the John Leland Center for Theological Studies MEDIA OUTREACH: Meditational Moment Destiny Radio Interview Daily Drum Interview with Harold Fisher NBC 4-Pray for our Girls feature The Afro Newspaper - Pray for our Girls

Our Guest Preacher

Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Houston, Texas

6th Pastoral Anniversary

Celebrating Pastor and People

The Reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby serves as the Senior Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and English from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, the Master of Divinity degree in Homiletics and Christian Education from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia and the Doctor of Ministry degree in Homiletics from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Cosby was licensed to preach and ordained to the Christian Ministry at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois where the Reverend Dr. L.K. Curry served as pastor. It was at Emmanuel that he met and married his high school sweetheart, Mrs. Audrey Marie Cosby, and they have been blessed with three beautiful daughters, Adrienne Marie, Ashley Marie and Aliyah Marie and two sons, Marcus D., II and Matthew D. Cosby. Among the gifts and talents with which God has blessed Pastor Cosby, none are more meaningful and fulfilling to him than preaching and teaching. He has been blessed to carry his ministry across the country and on the mother continent of Africa. He has lectured, preached and taught in numerous conferences, conventions, retreats, revivals and on university and seminary campuses. He has become very sensitive to the spiritual needs of individuals, and therefore focuses his ministry primarily, but not exclusively toward persons who are hurting — especially in the church. Finally, Dr. Cosby seeks to empower and uplift all humanity through the life-changing, uncompromising Word of God. Remember to Pray for the Sick and Shut-In Deacon Betty Jones - DG14 Kathaleen Baker - DG12 Myrtle Moore - DG5 Harry Burke - DG19 Edith Pearson - DG5 Ollive W. Champ - DG29 George Pledger - DG16 Garnette Draper - DG4 Phyllis L. Scott - DG24 Joyce Ellison - DG9 Isabelle B. Smith - DG20 Aurelia Fell - DG21 Patricia J. Smith - DG12 Deacon James Gladden - DG2 Leona Stitt - DG25 Lillie Hines - DG15 Beatrice Thomas - DG30 William O. James - DG6 Charles Henry Quander - DG19 Wilma Jenkins - DG25 Christian Sympathy and Words of Comfort

Maudy Mays (DG#25) 3924 Colonel Ellis Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304-1704 and Blanche Maness (DG#25) 5120 Donovan Dr Apt 403, Alexandria, VA 22304-8662, whose cousin, Deacon Ervin A. Barksdale was laid to rest September 26, 2014 in Petersburg, VA. Felicia Sherrod (DG#7 ) 150 Century Drive, Apt 4316, Alexandria, VA 22304 whose father, Rev. Dr. Freddie L. Wiggins was laid to rest September 25, 2014 in Norfolk, VA. Camisha, Cashawna & Camdyn Parker (DG#25) 5615 Harrington Falls Lane, Unit J, Alexandria, VA 22312 whose mother and grandmother respectively, Sandra Covington was laid to rest September 27, 2014 in Durham, NC.

Click Here to Read Online Announcments http://www.alfredstreet.org/news-and-events/announcement-news/

Alfred Street Baptist Church is a 501(c)(3) organization

Alfred Street Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley

SEPTEMBER 27 and 28, 2014

“Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you”

Order of Worship Services

1 Timothy 4: 2,5

Hebrews 13:7

Praise and Worship ✶✶ Call to Worship/Invocation Hymn of Rejoicing ✶ ✶✶ Passing of the Peace Welcome of the Guests Receiving the Tithes and Offering Offertory Selection Doxology ✶ Musical Selection

Dear Pastor Wesley When I arrived here from California . . . The Sunday we attended the service, was your 1st year Anniversary. It has indeed been a wonderful journey to have grown with you. When I am not here, I still listen to you online wherever I may be. I had taken a step back from attending church because I didn’t think that my mind & soul were being fed. Then, I heard your message one Sunday and knew that I had found a new church home. My family and I have received powerful messages, love, and a overwhelming amount of support from the ASBC family.

Preaching

Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby Wheeler Avenue Baptist CHurch Houston, Texas

Happy 6th year Pastoral Anniversary! May God continue to bless you and keep you as you preach, teach and lead the ASBC family in the word of God. Listening while at work hasn't been good because I get wrapped up in hearing the Word of God through Pastor Wesley. I pray God will continue to allow Pastor Wesley to spread the word through preaching and teaching. While you pray for so many, know others are praying with and for you and your family! Thank you for answering the call of God on your life. You truly are a blessing to the body of Christ. I appreciate your style of ministry and passion to teach/preach the word of God. My hunger for the Word increased since I became a member a year ago. If I never remember anything else I remember, "Read your bible you'll be a better Christian." We have loved, admired and respected you from the moment you preached your first sermon at our church. Thank you for six, productive, exciting, teaching-preaching-God's-Word years. We have learned and gained so much from you! May God continue to bless you in all you do... Congratulation!! Pastor Wesley on your 6th year Anniversary. I have truly enjoyed your messages when you are here at Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church. I know that God will continue to bless and keep you for many more years. I was at your Installation service (my first one) and will never forget it. I was asked to go since I had friends attending from Houston, and they needed transportation to your service. Later, they asked me why don't you join? I did! I've never regretted attending one Sunday at Alfred St. nor the friends I've made. What an anointed man of God you are. I have really been blessed by your messages. My son joined the church a couple of months ago, and now sings with Royal Priesthood. I came to hear him sing with the choir and have been attending each Sunday since. I am so grateful at how the church has welcomed my son. I am sure soon I too will be able to call Alfred Street my home as well. Peace & Blessings. Thank you for giving me that powerful message from God to help me get through the week. God Bless you and your family. I thank God for your wisdom of the Word of God and your unique way in how you teach it. I can't count how many times you've preached from a scripture that I read numerous of times not fully understanding and you come along and make it so plain. I am excited about the great things that God is doing in your life.

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season . . .do the work . . . fulfill your ministry

Invitation to Christian Discipleship Invitational Hymn Welcome and Prayer for Joining Disciples Choral Closing Benediction



Please stand

✶ ✶ Worshipers may enter

Music Ministry Brandon Felder, director; Marcus Johnson, keyboards, Organ; Andre Sylvester, bass; James Cunningham, drums Hymn of Rejoicing “Come Thou Fount” �������������������������������������������������������� R. Robinson Saturday 6:00 p.m. Music Ministry Mass Choir “We're Blessed ” ������������������������������������������������������������ F. Hammond “Order My Steps” ������������������������������������������������������������� G. Burleigh “We Offer Christ to You” ����������������������������������������������������� J. Britton “Hallelujah Amen” ������������������������������������������������������������N. Williams “Threefold Amen” ..............................................................Traditional Sunday 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. Psalms of Praise “Jesus Will” ����������������������������������������������������������������������J. Cleveland “Oh to Be Kept” ������������������������������������������� T. Frazier; arr M. Bryant “The Invitation”.................................................................. S. Roberts “Let the Church Say Amen”................................................. A. Crouch

NOMINATIONS OPEN Church Officers and Standing Committees The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for church officers and standing committee candidates. Please log on to www.alfredstreet.org to review the criteria and access the nomination form for all vacant positions or get forms in the Nominating Committee mailbox. The nomination period will close October 4, 2014. Officers for all ministries and discipleship groups should be reported on the Elected Officers form which is also on the ASBC website or in the Nominating Committee mailbox. Completed forms are due October 25, 2014.

301 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Office: (703) 683-2222 • FAX: (703) 683-1718

You are Appreciated Thank God for your service, sermons, and ministry. I am from the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and for the past two years I have being a true follower of your ministry. I preach most of your sermons myself at my church for I love your messages especially "What Baptist Believe, Live With It, Not Without a Limp, Did God do That" and for Pastor M. Cosby I follow you both where ever you go even at the Baptist Convention. I believe God have ordain you not only for your congregation only but for mine too. You are doing a great impact on me and in my church. Thank you Pastor, God richly bless you. Happy Anniversary Pastor Wesley! I Appreciate your down-to-earth, real and relevant approach to ministry. Congrats! Pastor, Although our paths have yet to cross; however I do want to thank you for what you are doing for the Kingdom. I have watched you via the web, and I love your preaching and your teaching. You will always be my Pastor. It was and still is an honor to have been blessed by our paths crossing in life. I gave my life to Christ back in 1982' but my wife was not with it until she learned the way from you. Trish and I love you like crazy and always will. THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping us understand GOD and for affecting our lives for the better with your exceptional gifts. All the way from Palo Alto, California – Pastor Howard John Wesley gifts us with spiritual blessings of God’s Word. We don’t miss a beat of hearing Him. Thank you so much Pastor Wesley and may God continuously bless you and your family real good! Happy 6th Anniversary! Pastor, I had taken a step back from attending church because I didn’t think that my mind & soul were being fed. Then, I heard your message one Sunday and knew that I had found a new church home. My family and I have received powerful messages, love, and a overwhelming amount of support from the ASBC family. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary. We look forward to many more years. God is always on time and I thank God that he brought you to ASBC when he did! Your ministry has been a blessing to me. When you first arrived I was enrolled in law school. Many times, your messages gave me the extra push to continue that journey. And then your ministry helped me through unemployment and underemployment. May God continue to shine through you. Pastor I've been wandering around lost for a long time. Well I’m not lost any more and I thank you for that. You make it all make sense. May God continue to bless you so you can keep blessing us. Happy Anniversary. Last winter, I was not able to make it to Church due to the weather and no transportation. My husband and I decided to turn on the computer and catch your 8 o'clock service. Lord was l happy. I forgot I was in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks for being a great man of God. I believe God put you at Alfred Street for a time such as this. GOD bless you real good. Congratulations! My wife and I listen to you every Sunday morning. Your leadership and the love from the church has fed my soul. The church has allowed me to grow in God's grace and mercy.