Ray of Hope Newsletter

Rise and Shine | Volume 2 , Issue 2 | January 10, 2021

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While we go through difficult times as believers in America and around the world, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a beautiful thought, “Our Times Are In His Hands”.

The entire chapter of Psalm 31 tells the story of David, who was a man after God's heart, speaking of the difficulties he was facing and his determination to continue to trust God. Especially referring to “times” that were beyond his understanding.

In my opinion the most encouraging and powerful verse of the scripture is verse 15, “My times are in your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me”.

The “times” being spoken of refers to the various events that come into our lives, whether we see them as good or bad.

Without a doubt, we are going through challenging times right now, whether it is in our own individual lives, families, or even our churches.

I write this letter with encouragement to each one of us to continue to trust God in all facets of our lives.

We know God sees and knows all things, yet we need to allow Him to rule and reign over the “kingdoms of our lives.”

Continue to keep each other lifted in Prayer and Stay Encouraged!!

Lessilie Shields

Chair, Public Relations


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Enjoy a new lesson each week to help you teach God's word to your children.

Here is the lesson for the 2nd week in the month of January. Below you will find a recap of the lesson, and this week's memory verse. You will find the full lesson within the attached documents.

Follow Me

Memory Verse: "Don't be afraid; from now on you will fish for people" (Luke 5:10, NIV)

Lesson: Peter, James, and John had fished all night but caught no fish. They were cleaning their nets when Jesus came along. He told Peter to take his boat out to catch some fish. He called James and John to help him. They caught so many fish that their boats could not hold them all. They were surprised! Peter now knew Jesus was God. He thought about all his sins and he was afraid. "Do not be afraid," said Jesus. "Follow Me." Then all three fishermen left their boats and their nets and followed Jesus.

THINK ABOUT IT: If Jesus comes back today, will you be ready?

How you can share the good news! Have you told someone about Jesus today? What did you share with friends and family? Continue to share the good news about Jesus. Most people are home during this pandemic and this is a good time to reach out to as many family and friends.

Have a blessed week.

ROH Children’s Ministry


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Archived Sermons and Messages

Visit our “Watch Live” page on the website and in the ROH App to access archived video and audio content. https://rayofhopebaptist.thechurchonline.com

Service Recordings from FREE CONFERENCE

January 10, 2021

Sermon delivered by Min. Ayanna Franklin, Ray of Hope Baptist Church

Preliminary Results


And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalms 46:1 KJV


Wednesday Noon-Day Virtual Bible Study

Time: 12:00pm

Dial 425-436-6383

Access Code: 613196#

Wednesday Night Virtual Bible Study

Time: 7:00pm

Dial: 425-436-6383

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Need Prayer?

We all can benefit from prayer, and Ray of Hope ministry leaders are here for you. The prayer line will be on hold until January 4, 2021, but you may continue to submit prayer request using the website.
Submit A Prayer Request

If you can't join the prayer call line, submit your prayer request here https://rayofhopebaptist.org/contact-us/prayer-request


Community Resources: Food Distribution, Volunteerism, and more!

Here you will find links to documents and websites that provide information on a number of community resources in and around the Baltimore area.

How to Stay Healthy, Fit and Safe During Winter Season

Stay Healthy & Fit During the Winter Season

How to Get Tested for Both COVID-19 and the Flu

Testing for COVID-19 and the Flu

Mild Symptoms of Coronavirus, When To See a Doctor?

Mild Symptoms of Coronavirus, When To See A Doctor

Ways to Give

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Thank you for sowing a seed of faith in the Ray of Hope Baptist Church ministries.

When giving online, if you are a member, please include your church number in the notes section.

If you are unable to give online, here are alternative ways you may give.


You may drop off tithes and offerings to the church office Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm.


You may mail checks made payable to the Ray of Hope Baptist Church to:

3000 Parkside Drive, Baltimore, MD 21214.

If you are a ROH member, please include your church number in the notes.

Ray of Hope Baptist Church

While our church building is closed for in person worship and fellowship, we are doing our best to keep you connected and spiritually fed. In this time, the best way to reach us is via the following: