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St. Paul MBC Holds Annual Christmas Dinner on St. John the Evangelist Day

In the Mason tradition, said St. Paul Missionary Naptist Church Pastor James Willis, his church celebrates two big feast days – one for St. John the Baptist and one, in December, for St. John the Evangelist. On Sunday, December 10, leaders from the Composite Lodge #108, the Amazon Lodge #4, the Jewel Chapter #20 and the Pride of Composite #81 came to St. Paul to jon the congregation in their celebration and holiday feast.

Worshipful Master #108, Desmond Jones; Associate Matron #81, Carla Fitzgerald; Rev. James Willis, pastor of St. Paul MBC and president of American Baptist Churches of Ohio; Worthy Matron Wanda Terrell Galloway and Worshipful Master #4, Keith McWhite.

“We are about charity,” said Willis prior to the Sunday service. Willis, who served as Grand Master of the Amazon Ledge from 2006 to 2009, also spoke of the importance of his brethren staying involved with the movement “so we can take care of widows and orphans.”

The Sunday service opened with a choral introit by the St. Paul MBC Choir, a call to worship, praise hymn, invocation and responsive reading.

After the recognition of the day’s special guests, selections by the choir, a scripture lesson, prayers and chants and offerings, the proclamation was delivered by Pastor Willis – “Is There Any Room for Jesus.”

After service, the congregation gathered in the downstairs banquet room for a feast of turkey, chicken, ham, green beans, potato salad and other delicacies and desserts prepared by members of the congregation.


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