Funeral Arrangements for Pastor Stacey L. Frazier

Reverend Stacey L. Frazier

Friday, May 31, 2013

Public Viewing Opportunity 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM 

Russell Funeral Home, Inc.
822 Carl Russell Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-722-3459 

Fax:       336-631-8268

 

Friday, May 31, 2013

FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS   4 PM – 6PM 

REFLECTIONS/WAKE  6PM – 7PM  

     

New Light Missionary Baptist Church

1105 Willow Road

Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone: 336-273-5579

Fax:   336-273-0525

Saturday, June 1, 2013

HOMEGOING CELEBRATION

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
1317 Cherry Street
Winston Salem, NC 27105

·      Visitation:    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

·      Funeral:       11:00 AM

Phone number: 336 723 6105             

 

In lieu of flowers, please give/send donations to:

Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency

P. O Box 20964

Greensboro, NC 27420

In memory of Reverend Stacey L. Frazier

336-274-1507

 

Prayers for the family of Rev. Stacey Frazier

Rev. Stacey Frazier (36 year old) died earlier today. He was the pastor of Friendship Baptist Church and a fine young man.

Condolences to his family and church on their loss.

He was featured in an article in Black Business Ink last month: From Young Preacher to Seasoned Sermonizer

Please keep them in prayer.

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

God can do anything, you know— 
far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! 
He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, 

his Spirit deeply and gently within us. 

Ephesians 3:20

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:
  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
  • Living life as a work of art . . .
  • Winston-Salem Center for Education & the Arts steering committee
  • Lunch with Rev. Oscar Pilson – 
  • Lunch with Maurice Ware – new President/CEO at the Children’s Home in WS
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Magic Luncheon – great event
  • DivorceCare Program at UMMBC in the news
  • Memorial Day – thanks to all who serve and have served
  • St Paul UMC celebrates 142 years – congratulations
  • Congratulations to Camille and Michael Davenport on their recent union and new baby on the way
  • Sermon Series at UMMBC by Rev. Prince Rivers: Chosen

Please Pray For:

  • Eric Wood (for his stepfather) – hospice has been called, and for his mother who has been his faithful caregiver
  • Bonnie Henderson (and her family) – her uncle died after a recent stoke
  • Ray Verdell – for healing. He had a stroke last Monday morning.
  • Debbie Shannon – for continued prayers for her health.
  • Tonya C. – for healing for surgery.
  • John Carter – for his mother who has dementia, and his brother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Update: John’s brother died this morning.
  • Claudette Weston – Please pray for Jack Ronan and his family…He is a 17-year old in UNC Hospital.
  • Families in Oklahoma impacted by the tornado and those in Texas impacted by recent floods
  • Participating in a clearness committee this week – looking forward to the insights gained
The Benediction in pictures:
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots
Let the eLectronic cHurch say Amen!

What you should do . . .

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

— Arundhati Roy

The eLectronic cHurch: Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

The essence of prayer is not our searching for God,

because that can easily become too active,

but rather our waiting, our letting go,

our bearing with our own inadequacy.

Waiting for someone is a very authentic way of honoring that person,

more authentic perhaps than any words we might speak or gifts we might offer.

In waiting we experience our own powerlessness.

Waiting does not come easily.

However, we cannot force God.

God will come, there is no doubt about that, but in God’s own time.

Therefore, wait for me there!

The waiting is not empty, dead time.

We wait because there is already a relationship.

We wait for Someone. 

Peter van Breeman: The God Who Won’t Let Go

 

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:
 
  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
  • Eric and Celia Wood – on 6 years of marriage & two healthy children
  • Running into a friend – Penelope Kilpatrick  at Panera’s on Sunday
  • Movie Night (Fireproof) at Goler Memorial AMEZ church Saturday evening – thanks Barry & Cynthia for the invitation
  • Presentation to the WS Chapter of the IAAP – The Power of Saying Yes!
  • New Dale Carnegie Class starting this week – another journey with a new group of people
  • Pentecost Sunday at UMMBC – Rev Tasha Gibson preached on the topic: What Shall We Say?
  • An inspiring story worth reading: Man on a Mission: Graduate juggles more than most on way to math degree

Please Pray For:

  • Eric Wood (for his stepfather) – hospice has been called, and for his mother who has been his faithful caregiver
  • Lynn Brooks – for her mother and father, both of whom have significant health issues
  • Robin Sparrow – as she transitions back to work after knee replacement and moves forward
  • Ray Verdell – for healing. He had a stroke last Monday morning.
  • Karen McNeil-Miller – on the death of her father, Solomon McNeil
  • Debbie Shannon – for continued prayers for her health.
  • Lori Hunter, Anna Henderson, Eddie Henderson for healing
  • Tonya C. – for healing for surgery.
  • John Carter – for his mother who has dementia, and his brother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Tim Gilbreath – he and his wife are expecting their first child and he lost his father last week.
The Benediction in pictures:
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots
Let the eLectronic cHurch say Amen!

One thing we can all agree . . .

The one thing we can all agree, all faiths and ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor. God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house… God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives… God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war… God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.

Bono

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

In the spiritual life there are no tricks and no short cuts… One cannot begin to face the real difficulties of the life of prayer and meditation
unless one is first perfectly content to be a beginner and really experience oneself  as one who knows little or nothing, and has a desperate need to learn the bare rudiments.  
Thomas Merton
As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:
  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others (it is appreciated and it does make a difference!).
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
  • What every manager needs to know (4th session) at the Children’s Home
  • Networking for Mutual benefit with two people this week (Emma Allen and William McKee)
  • Marshall Bass Children’s Foundation Voices of the Children Luncheon 
  • WFU Mentor event with my mentee, Sydney Thomas
  • Attended The Color Purple at the Barn Dinner Theatre with friends
  • Dale Carnegie Trainer Refresher in Charlotte on Saturday
  • All mothers – I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day yesterday
  • My relationship with 8-year old Michai
  • My late nephew, Aaron Anderson, died in December after an auto accident. This story continues his legacy of making a difference.
  • Eric and Celia Wood – on 6 years of marriage & two healthy children
Please Pray For:
  • Cornelious Flood who will soon be commissioned as a Stephen Leader and Chris Cropps as Stephen Minister
  • Eric Wood (for his stepfather) – hospice has been called, and for his mother who has been his faithful caregiver
  • Karen McNeil-Miller – on the death of her father, Solomon McNeil
  • Debbie Shannon – for continued prayers for her health.
  • Lori Hunter, Anna Henderson, Eddie Henderson for healing
  • Tonya C. – for healing for surgery.
  • Barry and Cynthia – prayer for discernment of an important issue.
  • John Carter – for his mother who has dementia, and his brother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Tim Gilbreath – he and his wife are expecting their first child and he lost his father last week. 

 

The Benediction in pictures

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots
Let the eLectronic cHurch say Amen!

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

To pray is nothing more involved than to lie in the sunshine of His grace,
to expose our distress of body and soul to those healing rays
which can in a wonderful way counteract and render ineffective the bacteria of sin. 
To be a man or woman of prayer is to take this sun-cure, to give Jesus, with His wonder-working power,
access to our distress day and night. 
To be a Christian is in truth to have gained a place in the sun! 
 
from Prayer by O. Hallesby
 
As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:
 
  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others (it is appreciated and it does make a difference!).
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
 
  • Memorial Garden for my late nephew, Aaron Anderson, dedicated yesterday in Fairforest, S.C.
  • What every manager needs to know (3rd session) at the Children’s Home
  • Guest on the Alicia Clinton Live! Talk Show
  • Participated in Imagination Installations community gathering – Imagine when . . .
Please Pray For:
  • Cornelious Flood who will soon be commissioned as a Stephen Leader and Chris Cropps as Stephen Minister
  • Debbie Shannon – for continued prayers for her health.
  • Lori Hunter, Anna Henderson, Eddie Henderson for healing
  • Angela Dearman – for healing her of cancer and help her with the pain as she endures chemotherapy.
  • Chad Kirkendall – for healing from a cancerous tumor on his hip.
  • Verschello Nelson and her boys who joined the church (UMMBC) recently. Her husband died suddenly at their home on March 15th.
  • Tonya C. – for healing for surgery
  • The family of Tommy Wight (a co-worker from my Integon days) – his funeral services are today. He was a good man.
  • Jessica Smith (her mother) – pray for her strength in caring for her mother, for her mother’s well-being and care in assisted living, and peace of mind.
The Benediction in pictures
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots
Let the eLectronic cHurch say Amen!

Something to think about: What is Prayer?

Prayer is the cry of our hearts to God.

So it must be something perfectly natural, perfectly genuine, the expression of the deepest things in your heart.

It is not your lips that should speak, nor your mind, but your will.

Your will manifested, spread out before your Father, true, naked, sincere, simple and presented before Him by you.

This is what prayer should be.

This needs neither a long space of time nor many words, nor many thoughts.

It varies: sometimes it will be longer, sometimes quite short, according as your heart’s desire prompts you.

Prayer in the widest sense of the word, may be either a silent contemplation or one accompanied by words.

The best prayer is the most loving prayer.

The more it is laden with love, the more the soul holds itself tenderly and lovingly before its God, the more acceptable is that prayer.

Charles de Foucauld  from Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community