Wednesday

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

being justified freely by His grace

through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

~Romans 3:23-24, NKJV~

Betty Cox Trahan

Born: January 15, 1934
Died: September 29, 2014

      http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/2729160

Robert ” Tuffy” L. Jackson

Born: October 17, 1942
Died: September 29, 2014

      http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/2731950

Sunday, the first one of the month, is the day to bring frozen food to my Sunday School classroom.  It will be distributed to families Sunday.  Thanks so much for your support.  You touch lives by doing this.  If you have some vegetables you put in the freezer this year and are willing to share them, please know they will be going to someone who has a special need/request.  The other cooked and frozen foods will be shared as usual.God bless your generosity!

Hope Center signed up twenty-two families the very first day!  They will receive food on the 10th.  Tomorrow, Thursday, applications will be taken from 1-5 P.M.  Come shop and/or volunteer with us!  Contact me or the Hope Center (247-2235) to be put on the schedule.  Food will be arriving Wednesday for distribution on Friday.  We will need special help boxing the food next week.  I post more about that next week.

Friday’s Bible Study is on Sarah.  These are the Scriptures you might want to read in preparation for our discussion.

  • Genesis 11: 29 – 12: 20.
  • Genesis 16
  • Genesis 23: 1-2

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

A special verse and song for some friends and family members today.

  • “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; “

                                                                                                 ~Psalm 55:22a~

Anna Lee

Tuesday – Correction

Mrs. Jeannette McMillan is alive and well.  I have started confusion with the post this morning. I sincerely apologize to the family, friends, and especially to “Miss” Jeannette.

I got the message that was sent to me wrong and have already deleted it so I cannot read it again. I was not home this morning and just learned of the problem.

I’m thankful she is doing well.  This was a case of good intensions gone terribly wrong!  

Addition:  I’m so thankful for this forgiving and understanding family.  I hope I never make that kind of mistake again.

Tuesday

“Let us run with endurance

the race that is set before us,

looking unto Jesus,

the author and finisher of our faith.”

~Hebrews 12:1b-2a, NKJV~

 

Aubrey McMillan will be having surgery on his hand this week.  Pray that all goes well during surgery and in the recovery process.

Mrs. Jeannette McMillan passed away.  Pray for her family at this difficult time.

Also, Tuffie King passed away.  Pray for this family too.

Hope Center

  1. Hope Center will begin taking applications for food this morning from 9:00 to 1:00 in Roseland.
  2. Applications will be taken Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00.
  3. The Tuesday/Thursday schedule will continue.
  4. Friday, October 10th is the day for the first food delivery.  Pickup can be made at the Hope Center during the time given to each person.
  5. Volunteers can call me for a scheduled time to work or call 247-2235.
  6. God keeps blessing and blessing.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

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Ladies’ Bible Study

  • Friday we will be studying Sarah.
  • Scriptures
    • Genesis 11:29 – 12:20
    • Genesis 16
    • Genesis 23:1-2

I’m looking forward to this day at Hope Center.  What I blessing I foresee!

Anna Lee

Monday

“Give ear to my words, O LORD,

consider my meditation.

Give heed to the voice of my cry,

my King and my God,

for to You I will pray.”

~Psalm 5:1-2, NKJV~

 

Macy Gueldner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal/view/id/5428a5f64db921b8537fa240

James Frazier

Mr. James Frazier fell a week ago.  Please continue to pray for him as he recovers.

Joe Easley

Joe is a little better.  Keep praying for him, please.

Unspoken Request

I have an unspoken request.  Please pray for an entire family.

Hope Center

Please pray for those who will be going to the missions office in Franklinton this morning for training in helping to complete applications to the food bank.  We will begin the application process Tuesday morning in Roseland.

Thanks to all who have been volunteering.  What a blessing Hope Center has been to the volunteers and those who are visiting there!  God is at work!

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Amazing Grace” –  http://odb.org/
  • My grace is sufficient for you,                                                                                 for My strength is made perfect in weakness.                                                                                                    ~2 Corinthians 12:9~
  • “Amazing Grace” –   https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/313

 

I’m expecting to be blessed again today….

Anna Lee 

 

Sunday

“There is no fear in love,

but perfect love casts out fear.

For fear has to do with punishment,

and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”

~1 John 4:18, ESV~

 

Please continue your prayers for Sherman Cutrer who is still having problems with his arm.

This is our “four churches Sunday” of the month.  We are so blessed!

The craft day for Operation Christmas Child finished the projects we started two weeks ago.  Now, I’m really looking forward to November 1st.  That’s when we have a Christmas party and pack the shoeboxes.

Hope Center

  • Hope Center had a great week two.  Local people are discovering we are there.  Out-of-town people are discovering us as they travel on the “backroads”.
  • We are selling summer clothes for half of an already low price in order to make room for putting out winter clothing soon.
  • We HAD some furniture this week.  If you have some to share, please let us know.
  • New lighting has been donated and is in preparation for installation.  We are so blessed to have men who have skills to do some of the things we need done without having to pay someone else.
  • Volunteers are working once and signing up to come back and bring someone with them.  I think that speaks highly of what God is doing.
  • Donations are rolling in.  We are so thankful for your support.
  • We have received coat hangers from a number of people, but can use more for children’s clothing and for hanging pants.
  • Our biggest news for the coming week is that we will begin taking applications for the food program Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M.  The plans are to take applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • If you have not stopped by, please do so.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Every Hardship” http://odb.org/2014/09/28/every-hardship/
  •  My grace is sufficient for you,                                                                                                                     for My strength is made perfect in weakness.                                                                                                                                                                                      ~2 Corinthians 12:9~
  • “Great is Thy Faithfulness” –  https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/19

I’m looking forward to a great day!  I trust you have plans to be in God’s House with God’s People studying God’s Word.  (Note: All people are God’s people “in my book”, because He created us all.)

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
~Proverbs 3:5-6~

 

Mr. Bobbie Lawson is home from North Oaks.   I’m sure he is thankful to be back in Kentwood.

Nancy Carruth‘s nodule on her lungs is NOT cancerous.  An appointment is scheduled for Wednesday so her doctor can keep up with her kidney stone problem.  She’s looking good.  hank you for praying for her during time.

Operation Christmas Child

  • In a country searching for salvation, OCC shares the hope and love of Jesus Christ through shoebox gifts!
  • In 2006, OCC delivered over 568,000 shoebox gifts to children in the Ukraine! — with Maria Sullivan Galyta.
  • “Two of my great grandchildren ages 4 and 7 and I do this each year. They love shopping for the boxes to send to other children. It does my heart good to hear them say it’s for kids who need a Christmas present. It’s something I love doing with them.” – Pat J.
  • My mother is 86 and she has been sewing bags for our shoeboxes for the last few years. She also has been sewing the little tic tac toe games. She does quilting and uses the scraps. It gives her something to do and it is a blessing for our church.” – Karen C.

    You can make tic tac toe boards for your shoebox gifts too! Check out the instructions here: http://bit.ly/OCCtictactoe

  • “What an honor to work with these students from McDowell Early College as they partnered with Operation Christmas Child to make over 100 bracelets, 50 cards of encouragement and 100 notepads for shoebox gifts this year. One student shared ‘It is such a blessing to send encouragement to others!’” – Nicole S.
  • It’s time to answer another frequently asked question! Today’s question – where do the boxes go?

    OCC delivers shoebox gifts to over 100 countries, which vary from year to year. You can Follow Your Box and learn the country it is delivered to by making your $7 shipping donation online: http://bit.ly/FollowYourBox1

  • The boxes are collected during National Collection Week, which is Nov.17-24 this year. A zip code locator will be available on our website after Oct. 1, so you can find your nearest drop-off location. During National Collection Week, more than 4,000 local drop-off sites will open, so there should be one near you. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operat…/drop-off-locations/
  • In Chad, the children and their families are thankful for the ministry of OCC there. “We have gotten many things we need for our school year (pen, notebooks, pencils, clothes and so on). We pray that God, the Almighty, blesses all those who remembered us this year” they declared.

Craft Day for Operation Christmas Child

  • 1:00 P.M. today
  • FBC,K’s fellowship hall
  • All materials provided
  • Join us and be blessed

Hope Center Volunteers

Contact me at home or at Hope Center to schedule  your day/hours.  The number at Hope is 247-2235.

Bible Study – We studied Dorcus yesterday.  The challenge is for each of us to be more and more like her. (Acts 9: 36-42)

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Thank-you for checking this site and for praying.  Join us for craft day if you can.  Be in the church of your choice Sunday.  Us the other days to “Do Something!”.

Anna Lee

Friday

“There is no fear in love,

but perfect love casts out fear.

For fear has to do with punishment,

and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”

~1 John 4:18, ESV~

 

Hope Center – Yesterday was our busiest day yet!  We had many volunteers (Amite, Roseland, East Fork, New Zion, and Kentwood, but it varies daily) and more visitors than we had had all week until then put together.  Our sales were greater.  We could have sold some furniture that was donated a dozen times.  People are looking for furniture and appliances.  Two examples of needs met were:

  • People who had been burned out and were new to our community received information and a map about how to get to a church local to them along with times of the services Sundays in addition to what they selected from the store.  They still need a bed for an older lady to sleep in rather than a blow-up mattress from which it is hard to get up.
  • One lady who did not have gas to her house was able to find an electric skillet.  She is is need of an electric burner now.

I cannot encourage you enough to get “plugged in” for the blessings that abound there!  I’m so thankful for each day I have been able to be there to connect with people and their needs.

 

One of our neighbors passed away yesterday morning.

Dyann Martin Grice

Born: January 11, 1942
Died: September 25, 2014

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2719397&fh_id=10545

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See You at the Pole

I know this was done at many of our schools.  I hope it will include all schools one day.  The rally held Wednesday night at the Lighthouse seems to have been well attended.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “A Matter of Trust” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/26/a-matter-of-trust/
  •  “Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;              let them ever shout for joy,                                                     because You defend them;                                                       let those also who love Your name be joyful in You”                                                                                    ~Psalm 5:11~
  • “The Family of God” –  http://hymnoftheweek.net/?p=950

“I’m so glad” I found this site this morning.  I think I will be using it periodically.  I                         hope you enjoy reading this page.

 

I hope you have plans for a great day.  Be sure the plans include doing something that touches and blesses others.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Whoever can be trusted with very little

can also be trusted with much…”

~ Luke 16:10~

 

From Rev. Franklin Graham

Join Rev. Franklin Graham, Naghmeh Abedini, and many others as they pray for Pastor Saeed Avedini tonight at 5:00 tonight.  Pastor Saeed has been imprisoned for two years because of his Christian faith.  Now, the danger has increased as fellow prisoners, ISIS militants, are threatening his life.

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,                                                           that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”                                                                                                                                  ~Hebrews 4:16, NKJV~

Bobbie Lawson continues to be at North Oaks where he has been undergoing tests.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Jean Easley is home, but Joe is in ICU at North Oaks again.  Keep praying for this couple.

Maxine Turner and Frances Strickland are in room 602 at Landmark Nursing Home.  I’m sure they would appreciate you writing or visiting them.

James Allen has been unable to attend church lately.  I’m sure he would appreciate a card, a visit, or a call.

Continue to pray for Jimmy Schwartz.  Some of his days are better than others.

As you continue to pray for Robbie Lynn, please be sure to pray for her parents, Robert and Linda Callihan.

Continue to pray for the families who have lost some of their loved ones lately.

Also, pray for families of those who have not yet decided to follow Jesus.

Pray that Christians will be focused on telling about Jesus and doing something to help others both physically and spiritually.

Bible Study 

  • Tomorrow at 10:00 in the fellowship hall
  • Dorcus – Acts 9:31-42
  • Theme – Generosity
  • After the Bible study, we will eat together at Osyka Seafood
  • There’s always room for one more!

Craft Day for Operation Christmas Child

  • Saturday at 1:00 in the fellowship hall
  • Craft supplies provided
  • Ladies of all ages are invited

Hope Center (Sponsored by the 29 Churches of Two Rivers Baptist Association)

  • Call 985-247-2235 to volunteer (men and women).
  • Drop by to see for yourself.
  • See those who are being blessed, both customers and volunteers.
  • Donations of furniture, appliances, tools, kitchen items, wall decorations, clothing, etc. appreciated
  • Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 & Saturday, 9:00 – 1:00

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Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “The Wise Old Owl” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/25/the-wise-old-owl/
  • He who restrains his lips is wise.                                                                                                                                                      ~Proverbs 10:19~                                                                                                              Be swift to hear,                                                                                                                                             slow to speak,                                                                                                                                                   slow to wrath.                                                                                                                                                                                                  ~James 1:19~                                                                                                                     

           God is in heaven,                                                                                                                                                                   and you on earth;                                                                                                                                                                 therefore let your words be few.                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Eccl. 5:2~ 

Don’t forget the prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed Abedini  tonight at 5 P.M. our time.
Anna Lee

Wednesday

“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!

You have relieved me in my distress;

have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.”

~Psalm 4:1, NKJV~

 

Unspoken Requests

There’s several requests, both spiritual and physical, I cannot mention at this time.  Please know that most people have a burden they cannot talk about.  Sometimes it for themselves and sometimes for others.  Please pray for unspoken requests.

Homebound Needs

Make contact with those you know of that are homebound.  Ask about their needs and allow God to use you to work in each situation.

See You at the Pole

This is the day students will be gathering at the flagpoles before school to pray.  Thank God our country allows this.  Pray for each teacher and students who gathers.  Encourage any students you know who participates.  Give thanks for adults who lead the way.

Hope Center

Hope is having more and more customers.  There were a number of volunteers yesterday including some for the first time.  They said it was a wonderful experience and smiled as they talked about the excitement of working together for a common purpose.  Several churches were represented by the volunteers.

We had new customers who left happy and satisfied they had made good purchases yesterday.  Each of them said they would be back.

I talked with a local representative of Red Cross yesterday and learned of ways they can make referrals to us and how we will be able to add some of our services to those they provide.  Friends in the right places are joining in even if they are not members of our 29 churches in our association or even Baptist.

God is working through this ministry daily.  We began week two of operation yesterday.

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Devotional, Scriptures, and Songs

  • “The Language of Whistling” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/24/the-language-of-whistling/
  • I will whistle for them and gather them,                                                 for I will redeem them.                                                                                                                                            ~Zechariah 10:8~                                                 Hope we have as an anchor of the soul,                                                   both sure and steadfast.                                                                                                                                           ~Hebrews 6:19~
  • “Whispering Hope” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/h/i/whisperh.htm                     “Whisper a Prayer in the Morning” –  http://www.hymnlyrics.org/hymns_children/whisper_a_prayer_in_the_morning.php

The theme of our Georgia Barnette Offering this year is “Do Something”.  I think that is good advice.  You only reap the benefits when you put action to the works of the theme.  Don’t miss the blessings God has planned for you!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“I cry aloud to the LORD,

and He answers me from His holy mountain.”

~Psalm 3:4, HCSB~

 

 

Let’s pray for the battles going on in Syria and the trouble in the Middle East in general.

Bible Study on Dorcus – Read Acts 9:36-42.

Hope Center – Go to the Facebook page,Two Rivers Baptist Association HOPE Center, and “like” so you will be able to keep up with Hope Center.

Hope Center – The driveway around the building was being installed yesterday.  It will be used when food is distributed.  The progress continues….

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Devotional, Scripture, a Quote, and a Song

  • “An Emergency of the Spirit” –   http://odb.org/2014/09/23/an-emergency-of-the-spirit/
  • “David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.”                                                                                                                                                        ~2 Samuel 1:17~
  • “God does more than hear words; He reads hearts.”                     ~ Our Daily Bread~
  • “Fill My Cup, Lord” –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4l2yY2r95g

“Young” ladies, don’t forget the birthday party at 11:00 at The Cafe.

Anna Lee