Sunday

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”  

Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

~Acts 26:28-29~

 

 

Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.

 

 

This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00.  The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need.  The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month.  The breakfast is delicious.  The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.

 

 

Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month.  The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller,  Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson.  The lunch is dutch treat.  The birthday cake is always delicious.

 

 

Mission opportunities for our children and youth

  • Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.

 

 

Mission opportunities for all

  • Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

 

 

Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 57
  • Psalms 113
  • I Peter 3

 

 

Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

“And pray for us, too,

that God may open a door for our message,

so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.”

~Colossians 4:3 NIV~

(This is the prayer of every missionary.)

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Theople Hurst.  He had a fall causing a lingering headache.

 

 

Please continue your prayers for Jimmy Tolar and his family.

 

 

LANE ALLEN GOTTSCHALCK

Lane Allen Gottschalck, age 3 of Hammond, Louisiana, gained his wings on Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2018 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was surrounded by family and friends at his passing in New Orleans at Children’s Hospital. He was born on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lane was deeply loved by his parents, Chester and Whitney Rousseau Gottschalck; sister, Breanna Gottschalck, brother, Trevor Gottschalck; aunts and uncles, Randi Rousseau and Jonathan Serigne, Matthew Rousseau, Clay and Melanie Gottschalck, Craig and Rhonda Gottschalck; maternal grandparents, Cheryl Rousseau James and Darrell Rousseau;and paternal grandparents, Billy and Diane Gottschalck; many great-aunts, great-uncles,cousins, and friends.

Lane is preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Keever James and Edith James McLendon and Andrew and Ruby Rousseau; paternal great grandparents, Theodore and Mearl Cooper and Elmer and Hermine Gottschalck.

Lane was a sweet little boy who brought joy and happiness to every life he touched. Every day he was helping his mom and dad with the farm animals while riding on the ATV.  He loved listening to music, watching and listening to YouTube and playing video games with his brother Trevor.  Some evenings you could find Lane riding a sheep or a calf at the rodeo arena while under the watchful eye of his parents.

Lane enjoyed the beach with his family and watching the ocean waves lap over his feet. He fought many battles in his short life and was a true fighter until the very end. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation for Lane will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and continue Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Harry McKneely& Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service celebrating Lane’s life will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow at Stevens Cemetery in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Lane’s guest book can be viewed atwww.harrymckneely.com.

Guy R. Catalano

July 14, 1962 – September 16, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was born July 14, 1962 in Independence and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Frickey Catalano; sons, Branden Lee Catalano and Michael Scott Catalano; step-children, Lalonnie Marie Hines and husband, Thomas, Christy Gaudet, Keith Anthony “Bubba” Gaudet, Jr. and wife, Gretchen; 11 grandchildren, Isaiah Catalano, Michael Gaven Catalano, Jase Catalano, Sage Mathis Hines, Safia Elise Hines, Austin Doyle, Ethan Doyle, Aodhan Pope, Ethan Gaudet, Emma Gaudet, and Landon Gaudet; great-granddaughter, Violet Doyle; 3 sisters, Congetta Wheeler and husband, Earl, Mary Anne Hadley, and Kathleen Anthony; brother, Brian Keith Catalano. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Bernice Catalano; and a sister, Angela Hawkins. Visitation at Independence First United Pentecostal Church from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Billy Hutson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 52
  • Psalms 110
  • James 3

 

 

Several of the ladies who attended the WMU meeting yesterday told me they had a wonderful time and learned so much from Kay Bennett of Friendship House.  Thanks to all who contributed items for the Friendship House.

 

 

Thanks too, to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.

 

 

Week of Prayer for Louisiana missions. Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer, day three.

https://georgiabarnette.org/

Sunday, FBC, Kentwood will be sharing videos of some of our parents of children who have been impacted by missions.  You will want to see them Sunday and/or watch the clips online.

 

 

I wonder what opportunities each of us will have today to share our faith.  It may not be videoed for public viewing, but I’m sure that together we can impact our area for the Lord.  Some of these encounters will be planned, but some will happen spontaneously.  Either way, thank you for sharing your faith today.

Anna Lee

 

Monday

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:25-26~

 

 

 

Jimmy Tolar was transferred from North Oaks to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Keep praying for him and his family.

 

 

Darryl Ray Carruth will be having an angiogram this morning.  JoEllen asks that you keep him in your prayers.

 

 

BEVERLEY “DOODLE” WILLIAMS WATSON

Beverley W.” Doodle” Watson, 71, of Kentwood, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1946 in Clinton, LA. She was the daughter of Roy S. Williams and Elvira Sharkey Durnin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, Donald Moffat and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Willie Ray Watson of Kentwood; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Scott and Lori Foster of Kentwood, Mike and Molly Foster of Gillisburg, Doug and Crystal Watson and Randy Watson of Kentwood; her sister, Peggy Williams Moffat of Zachary; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 from 10AM until services at 12noon with Bro. Larry Blades officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Ms. Watson’s request was no flowers, please. Make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.

Share condolences at sharkeyfuneralhome.com

“Doodle” fought a long, hard battle!

 

 

Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 2

Day 2 focuses on missions education.  I am a firm believer in teaching others to love and do missions. “Missions Starts Here”.  https://georgiabarnette.org/

 

 

Today, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will be meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church to focus on the Friendship House, which is funded through the North American missions.  Kay Bennett will share about her work.  The meeting begins at 10 and will conclude with a covered dish lunch.  I hope you will be there at 10 A.M.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Focus on God as Eternal.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.

 

 

Thank-you for investing time in prayer each day.  

Anna Lee

Thursday

”A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”

~Proverbs 15:14 NLT~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 48
  • Psalm 108
  • Hebrews 12

 

 

You can get a good overview of missions in Louisiana by looking at this site.

https://georgiabarnette.org/

 

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like a missions project day!  I hope to see you Saturday morning at 9 A.M. in the fellowship hall to work on some project for Operation Christmas Child.  Everyone, men, women, boys, and girls, is invited to participate.    This will be out last project day before the collection week, which is coming up in November.

 

 

I was asked to add a very sick child to our prayer list.  He is Lane Gottschalk.  Please pray for him.

 

 

Please continue to pray for the people in the path of Hurricane Florence.  Pray for the storm trackers as they make predictions that influence many lives.  Pray for electrical personnel and a disaster relief people as they head into that area to help the people who will have problems with the storm.

 

 

Many of the storms of our lives don’t come with names in alphabetical order or so much warning, but they some unannounced and without all the outside help.  That’s okay, because God is there for us.  He can handle any of the problems we face if we give him our worries.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

~1 Thessalonians 1:3~

 

 

What a day with lots of memories yesterday (9/11) was.  May today be a day of preparation for people in the path of Hurricane Florence.  May families make wise decisions regarding the storm.  I clearly remember how life stopped it’s regular routine after Hurricane Katrina. 

 

 

Pray for Baptist Disaster Relief teams as they get in place to begin hurricane relief.  Thank God for the many people who so freely give of themselves to help those in need.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 47
  • Song of Solomon 6:6-13
  • Hebrews 11
Saturday, we will have out last mission project day for Operation Christmas Child. for 2018.  I hope you will join us from 9-Noon as we complete more projects that make items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Anna Lee

Tuesday (9/11)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

~Colossians 3:23~

 

 

The annual Georgia Barnett Offering is the focus of missions in our churches each September.  I did not know about this page or these clips, but happened upon it this morning.  Three of them were made at FBC, Kentwood.  One was remotely made to include someone who spent their teen years at FBC, Kentwood.  Many of you will know several of these people who recognize the importance of missions in Louisiana.

https://georgiabarnette.org/

Let’s “THINK BIG”, Louisiana.  The difference is eternity!

Today, I encourage you to  spend some time learning about “Think Big” and the importance of missions in our church/churches.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 46
  • Psalm 107: 24-43
  • Hebrews 10

 

Let’s be encouraged and work hard for the Lord!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.

~Ecclesiastes 5:18~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 45
  • Song of Solomon 6:1-5
  • Hebrews 9

 

 

Days and Dates to Remember

  • Sundays
    • S.S. at 9:15
    • Church at 10:30
    • Youth on Mission at 5 P.M.
    • Church at 6 P.M.
  • Wednesdays
    • Youth at 5
    • Children in Action and Church at 6 P.M.

Saturday, September 15 – Mission Project Day form 9 – Noon

Monday, September 17 – Associational WMU Meeting at Hilldale at 10 A.M.

  • Kay Bennett of Friendship House will be our guest speaker
  • Potluck Lunch following Meeting
  • Bring items to donate to Friendship House
    • Individual snack items (fruit, pudding, etc,)
    • Vienna Sausage
    • Protein Bars
    • Bug Spray
    • Women’s Medium Athletic Pants
    • Gift cards
      • Walmart
      • Lowe’s
      • Home Depot

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Now packing shoeboxes

  • See me to get boxes and to return boxes
  • I’ll pack them for you, if you choose

 

 

Have a fantastic Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee