Saturday

“Finally, brothers and sisters,

whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is right,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable—

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—

think about such things.” 

~Philippians 4:8 NIV~

 

 

 

The Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” collection hours are from 10 A.M. to noon today at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Ezekiel 39-41
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11

 

 

The Annual Joint Methodist – Baptist Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.  Be sure to stay for some delicious food and fellowship time.

 

 

 

Christmas projects/events you have an opportunity to support

  • Stamped Christmas cards for prisoners at the parish jail.  Bring to FBC by the first Sunday of December.
  • Annual Christmas Tea – 2 P.M. on first Sunday of December at East Fork Baptist Church
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
  • You have until early Monday morning to turn in your “Shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Gift cards for a Louisiana College student – a boy who is a twin and lives in the central part of LA (The other twin is also a student at LC in Pineville.  Someone else is packing his package.)

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Have a blessed day sharing God’s love with others.

Anna Lee

 

Friday

“In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

~Philippians 4:6 NIV~

 

 

Pray for Sherman and Jewel Kay Cutrer.  Both of them are sick.

 

 

Pray for Sylvester and Shirley Humphrey as a treatment plan is developed for Sylvester.

 

 

 

Pray for those who have been homebound for a long time.

  • Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maghee
  • Mr. and Mrs. “Cete” Dillon
  • Others that I may not have remembered this morning.

 

 

Pray for those in nursing homes.

  • Mrs. Hazel Allen
  • Mrs. Othell Williams
  • Mrs. Tullie Dean
  • Ms. Frances Strickland
  • Mrs. Debbie Miller
  • Mrs. Judy Pervis
  • Mrs. Catherine Yarborough
  • Others that I may have left off.

 

 

Pray for those who are receiving physical therapy.

  • Ms. Bessie Hayden

 

 

Estelle “MaMaw” Martino

December 19, 1925 – November 14, 2018

Estelle “MaMaw” Martino, 92, died November 14, 2018 peacefully at her home in Baton Rouge. Estelle was born on December 19, 1925 in Kentwood, LA to Fred and Lillie Easley. She was 1 of 13 children and she loved and enjoyed time with her family. She married Joseph Martino on July 13, 1947 and they raised one daughter, JoAnne Martino Guercio. Estelle was a decorated seamstress, avid sports fan, expert puzzle solver and crossword addict. Estelle is survived by her daughter, JoAnne, and son-in-law Greg along with 3 grandchildren, their significant others and 6 great-grandchildren; Jody and Sonya Guercio (Owen), Jeremy Guercio and Cristina Chavez (Kailyn and Keirstyn) and Ryan and Katy King (Radley, Emersyn and Landry). She also leaves behind her sisters, Joy and Beth, many nieces and nephews including Gerald and Patsy Hall and Gerry and Lisa Evans and life-long friends, Gail and Richard Westman. Estelle is preceded in death by her husband, Joe. We are sure they are dancing to their song, Blueberry Hill, after almost 20 years apart. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice or the Chronic Kidney Disease Foundation. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00 AM until religious services at 11:00AM Saturday, November 17, 2018. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will be a drop-off cite for Operation Christmas Child from 4-6 P.M. today.  If you have more packing to do, please remember that Monday morning is the last time to drop off your boxes this year.

 

 

Yesterday, the people working the drop-off site across from Hammond High had some students go across the street to help move some cartons of shoeboxes.  One of the girls who helped told how she, in her home country, had received a “shoebox” when she was ten year old.  That stirred up some excitement and some future opportunities for the young lady.  What a “God wink”!

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 36-38
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11

 

 

You may want to read on the following sites:

  • Baptist Press
  • Baptist Message
  • Operation Christmas Child

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

~1 Peter 2:9~

 

Amber Prine Ragan “We’re In This Together”

Amber and I spent the full day at MD Anderson on Wednesday. This was her 3 week follow-up visit after radiation treatment. She had a pulmonary function test, blood work, and a MRI done before we met with Dr. DeGroot in the afternoon. He said that everything looked good and the treatment plan is going accordingly. He has agreed to let Dr. Olsen in Baton Rouge manage her chemo treatments. However, he still wants her to return back to MDA for routine MRIs and bloodwork during the time she will be on chemo. That will be every six weeks for 8-9 months. We were in hopes that he would release Amber completely, but we are grateful for the positive results. We completely trust Dr. DeGroot’s decision and it comforts us to know that he will be monitoring her scans and blood levels during treatment.
Amber will meet with Dr. Olsen this afternoon at the Neuro Medical Center in Baton Rouge to get the next step in her treatment journey started. The chemo treatment is called PCV. It is a combination of 2 oral medications along with infusions. The chemo regimen will consist of 6 cycles (42 days for each cycle). After each cycle, she will return back to MD Anderson for routine assessments and to meet with Dr. DeGroot.
We were able to view yesterday’s MRI along with a MRI that was done before surgery. It was very visible to see the amount of the tumor that was extracted during surgery. We’ve been looking forward to seeing the comparison in the scans.
Once again, thank you for all your prayers and support. Amber continues to amaze all of us with her strength and positive attitude. She returned back to work the week after radiation ended. She is back to a normal life and is rocking her “punk” hairstyle!

Maddie’s Miracles
Maddie and Nana had a long quiet day. Maddie slept most of the day. They still have no idea what’s going on. Blood pressure has been a little low said she maybe dehydrated. We are so thankful Nana was able to come stay with her so we can work this week. She is one of our greatest blessings. We will just wait and see what tomorrow brings. They will not let her eat because she gets so sick when she does. She’s not hungry anyway so that is also a blessing. Remember blessings are always around no matter your circumstance! God is so very good ALL the time!
Brian Tate starts round three of his treatments at M.D. Anderson today.   Pray all goes well for him as he has these treatments.
Mrs. Bessie Hayden has been moved from OLOL to North Oaks Rehab.   I’m sure she is happy to be closer to Kentwood.  Check on visiting hours before you make a visit with her.

Obituary for Orin Patterson

Orin Patterson – https://www.thekennedymortuary.com/obituaries/Orin-Patterson/

Orin Patterson, age 19, of 343 Chestnut Ridge Road, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Mike and Beth Council Patterson. Orin was a 2018 graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and was a freshman at Clemson University. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Orin was adventurous and an avid outdoorsman, who had many interests including blacksmithing, playing piano, and free-diving.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his three siblings, Hope Patterson, Cade Patterson, and Quin Patterson; paternal grandmother, Jean Patterson; maternal grandparents, Earl and Nadine Council; and a host of loving and supportive extended family members and friends.

Orin was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, John R. Patterson.

A Celebration of Orin’s Life will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson. The family will host a gathering in the church fellowship hall immediately following the celebration service.

The family respectfully requests privacy in the days leading up to the Celebration and Gathering on Thursday. They would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Pray for our country.  Pray we return to the value system that our forefathers had when our country was established.  I love to hear about “God and Country”.  Too often, we leave God out of everything that is important in our lives as a Christian country.
Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 37-38
  • Proverbs 4
  • Revelations 15

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – I plan to be at FBC, Kentwood at 1:30 this afternoon if anyone wants to help me work with the “shoeboxes” today.  I plan to be there again in the morning at 9:00 to work some more.  I plan to have a good count of shoeboxes for Sunday.  Collection week is November 12 – 19 this year.  I’ll have a sign-up schedule for those who want to help then at church Sunday.

 

 

The Youth on Mission class has learned how to tell their first Bible story.  They will not meet this Sunday due to Trunk or Treat, but the following week they will begin work on learning their second Bible story.  It’s never too late to learn to share God’s Word.

 

 

 

Baptist Press – A great daily read!

http://www.bpnews.net/

May your life be blessed today as you serve Him.
Anna Lee

Tuesday

”[God] will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve . . .

The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” 

~Psalm 103:9-10, 13 NLT~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 19-20
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Revelations 5

 

 

Pray for a good report for Frances Gay today.

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Baptist Message http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Thom S. Rainer – https://thomrainer.com/

 

 

I missed the WMU meeting at my own church yesterday.  I don’t have any details yet, but I have heard the meeting was a success.  I’m anxious to learn what I missed.  The next WMU meeting will be early in November at Kedron with Amite leading our attention to the World Day of Prayer.  I hope you can attend and pray with women from around the world that day.

 

 

My daughter-in-law brought me a hymnal being discarded from her church.  I am anxious to spend some time at the piano with it.  I see songs I haven’t sung in a long time and new songs I want to learn about.  When I opened it just now, it opened to “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, an oldie I have loved for years.

Lyrics – https://hymnary.org/text/id_rather_have_jesus_than_silver_or_gold

Story – https://www.allaboutgod.com/id-rather-have-jesus.htm

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg-o2eGzM4

 

 

Isn’t that the way God works?  He took one man”s plan for this song and used it to change him, even more than the man’s son.  I know God used the song and the man to change many a person for the Lord!  I hope you find time to hear George Beverly Shea sing the song, as only he could.  Focus on how God wants to change you and how God has used the man and the song to change many people throughout the world.

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

”Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” 

~Ephesians 4:32 NIV~

This is one of the first verses I ever learned.  Thank-you to those who worked in VBS back in the 50’s in Roseland.

 

 

Pray for Shaun Alford as he has back surgery in Baton Rouge today.

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Mimi Sneed as she has out-patient surgery tomorrow at North Oaks.

 

 

Pray for Bryan Tate as he receives blood at St, Tammany hospital.

 

 

Sunday, I announced I would appreciate help to pack 42 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Yesterday, with lots of good help, we packed 79 shoeboxes.  You have all of this month, October, to pay postage of $9.00 per box and for the packing and expense to be taken care of for you.  That gives you 21 more days to allow us to help you pack shoeboxes.  Hand me your cash or check made out to Samaritan’s Purse.  I’ll try to get a good count of completed boxes by Sunday.

 

 

 

Read the Bible 

  1. Jeremiah 7-8
  2. Psalm 119: 57-64
  3. Jude

 

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

“It is Well with My Soul”

You are not likely to forget the story behind this song!

 

 

 

Don’t wait for someone to bless your life today.  God out with the purpose to bless someone else today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.

Are you not much more valuable than they?  

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

~Matthew 6:26-27~

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 42
  • Psalm 106:25-48
  • Hebrews 6

 

 

Baptist Press http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Thom Rainer https://thomrainer.com/

 

 

Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/

 

 

Georgia Barnett – http://waylonbailey.com/2016/09/17/who-is-georgia-barnett-and-what-difference-does-it-make/

 

 

Spend time reading and absorbing information from these and other sites that at there for us.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.

”So shall it be! Amen.

 

You may, or may not, remember when I asked for prayer for the Moore family, Mike and Robin.  Robin would come to Roseland to visit relatives when we were children.  I still love to see her when she comes south from West Monroe to visit.  Robin’s husband, Mike, had a tumor behind one eye.  His doctors have kept watch on him and always gave a good report, until now!  His cancer is now in the liver.  Please pray for Mike Moore and his family as they begin a difficult journey.

 

 

Today is See You at the Pole day!  Students across the nation will gather at their flag poles to pray and to be a witness for the Lord.  Locally, the students will also meet at The Lighthouse of FBC, Kentwood tonight to continue their celebrations.  Students of various schools and churches are expected to be in attendance.  Pray for our students this morning, tonight, and each day, that they will be bold witnesses.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 35
  • Song of Solomon 3: 6-11
  • Titus 3

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

Mission Opportunities in September

  • Children’s Missions – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth Missions – Sundays at 5 P.M.
  • WMU – Quarterly meeting at Hillsdale featuring Kay Bennett as speaker – 10 A.M. on September 17th
  • Mission Project Day – Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 to Noon
  • Georgia Barnett  Offering for North America

 

 

Love God and Love others!

Anna Lee