Sunday

 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,

and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

~Hosea 6:6~

 

David’s brother, Jimmy Alford, will begin his treatment tomorrow.  Join us in praying, please.

 

Pray for the people in the path of “Nate”.  Other than the storm surge in MS and AL, the damage seems to be minimal.

If you can and have had the necessary training, plan to be involved with the Disaster Relief work in MS and AL.

 

Read the Bible – Acts 7-8 & Psalm 122

 

“God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand”

 

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

~Psalm 118:24~

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him;  

it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

~Lamentations 3:25-26~

 

 

Hurricane Victims, especially the elderly and the very young

Relief Workers

Service Workers

Medical Workers

Chaplains/Pastors

Volunteers

 

 

Read the Bible – Luke 2-3 & Psalm 113

Sites you might want to check

 

“Bring Then In”

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will have a breakfast benefit for the Darin Fontz family at 8 A.M. this morning.
Happy Sunday!
Anna Lee

Saturday

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~

Please continue to pray for little Lampton Titus, child of Tedd and Kayla Titus.

Miss Fay Shoemaker‘s surgery Thursday went well.  Additional tests are being done.

 

Please pray for the family of Mrs. Esther Watkins who passed away yesterday in Mississippi.  Many of you will know her as Matt Williams’ grandmother.

 

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast tomorrow morning at 8:00 A.M.  Donations received will be for the family of Darin Fontz.  Guests are welcome.

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe Tuesday will honor the following ladies who have September birthdays:

Yvonne Birch

Ann Smith

Laura Joiner

Jan Yarborough

Mary Miller

Glenda Schilling

Betty Simpson

The Third Thursday Gathering was another wonderful night.  Our guests represented five different churches and were real blessing to our night.  Thanks to all of you who help us in various ways each month.  We certainly appreciate you!

 

Read the Bible – Luke 1, Psalm 112, and video on Luke (http://bibleproject.com)

 

The Bible Drill Class for children will meet tomorrow at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.

The Children in Action Class will meet Wednesday night at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Children are reminded and encouraged to wear their green vests.

 

Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

  • Tomorrow, we will be collection wash cloths and bars of soap.
  • Next week, we will focus on barrettes and other hair fixings for little girls.
  • Again, I must say thank-you to the many people who have contributed in various ways.  Together, we can make this another very productive year.
  • We are getting to the point when we will put our boxes together the first Saturday of November.  I hope to see many of you at the Packing Party.  I promise you will be blessed when you see the many shoeboxes you have helped to pack.

 

 

I want to conclude today with a Facebook post Bro. Danny Smith of Spring Creek Baptist Church shared this morning.  I’m sure it will touch your heart like it did mine.  Before you read it, I want to say how thankful I am for all who have served in Texas, Louisiana, or Florida in the last month.  I know of members from East Fork, New Zion, and Spring Creek who have already worked with Disaster Relief in these areas.  Thank-you to each one and each church represented!

The last three or four days have been a blur and in many ways I have felt a little disconnected not being able to do what I love to do but these last few days in Fort Meyers have really blessed me beyond measure.

First I have met some “volunteers” who work harder and longer than I have ever worked before in my life. If there is a space on my body that is not sore I can’t identify it! But my heart is full!

Second today we had someone from the community who came and volunteered with us they just wanted to give something back. She worked hard right alone with us and then thanked us for coming to help. She said she and her husband will be back tomorrow.

Tonight we all went out to eat-you will probably see the pictures of us eating what you can’t or won’t see and what you don’t know is the kindness we were shown and appreciation we were given.

I could not handle it and teared up more than once. To have these strangers come thank us just for being here, to have people want to take our picture, to have people bring us some candy or just stop by to say thanks and talk for a moment was more than I could take. But after washing my face I was able to just look at the faces of people who saw who we are and where we are from as they simply thanked us. It reminded me why ministries like this are so important.

I hope that there will never be a need for this kind of ministry again but if there is I hope it works out where you can take part in it. Yes it’s work- next time I will try to go with a lazier crew-but it is doing what Jesus talked about when He talked about giving a cup of cold water in His name.

I look forward to being back home but I will always remember these days as God has blessed and meeting these people has touched my life!

I think I will always remember the one guy who look like he wanted to say something but just could not bring himself to do it. He finally looked me straight in the eye made sure I was looking and nodded as if to say thanks but I can’t talk about it but I feel it. I know what he meant! God bless!

 

May this day bless your life in a special way!  May you be a blessing to some else today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

Mr. Charles Miller, Bro. Darry’s dad, had some complications yesterday and was still in ICU.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Charles, his family, and the medical staff.

Last night at 9:30, Bobbie Magee called to say her sister, Mrs. Theople Hurst, was at Hood Memorial where it was determined she needed gall bladder surgery.  There was a question about where she was going for the surgery.  I’ll post later with that information.

Please continue to pray for and support the hurricane victims and those who are working to help them.

 

 

Don’t forget to bring your food and cleaning supplies in for the LA Baptist Children’s Home to church today.  They will be picked up early in the morning.  Tonight, will not be too late.

Revival begins this morning at FBC, Kentwood.  Worship service is at 10:30 this morning.  A nursery will be provided for all services.  There will be no classes for children tonight or Wednesday night so that the children can participate in revival services.

The Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana missions is being collected in all area churches.  Please support this offering.  Disaster Relief is one of the benefactors of the gifts we give through Georgia Barnett.

Operation Christmas Child –  Today, we are collecting small toy trucks, cars, tractors, and planes.  Next week, we will be collecting wash cloths and soap.

This week is Third Thursday at the Cabin.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the cabin Thursday.  If you have been considering us, come on.  We begin at 6:30.

 

Read the Bible – Mark 7-8 & Psalm 106

 
Today is the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Friday – Posting Early

Keep yourselves in God’s love

as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ

to bring you to eternal life.

Jude 1:21

 

Donna Fay Miller made another trip to see her doctor and is scheduled to go back Tuesday.  She seems to be facing a heart procedure, an ablation, soon.  Keep her in your prayers, please.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has had a number of good days, but today was not one of them.  Please pray tomorrow is a good day.

Betty Simpson‘s tests today worked out well.  She has one more test to get results from.  Betty thanks you for praying.

 

 

Reminders:

  1. There will be NO Bible study today.
  2. The truck from the LA Baptist Children’s Home will be here early Monday morning to pick up our donations.  If you have something to send, please be sure to get it to the church Sunday.
  3. The Two Rivers Baptist Association has disaster relief teams volunteering to help with the recent hurricanes.  If you would like help, please send bleach, hammers, square shovels, work gloves, etc.  Thanks-you!
  4. Next week, David and I will host the monthly Third Thursday gathering at the cabin at 6:30.  We look forward to seeing many of you there.
  5. Sunday, the children will have Bible drill class at 6:30.  The children are learning so much that will be valuable for the remainder of their lives.
  6. Wednesday, when we have missions class, please remind you children and grandchildren to wear their new vests.
  7. OCC items we are collecting this week – miniature cars, trucks, and tractors.
  8. OCC items we will be collecting the following week – washcloths and soap.
  9. “Young” ladies’ birthday party will meet at The Cafe on Tuesday, September 26th at 11 A.M.
  10. Association revival at Hillsdale Baptist Church Saturday at 6:30 P.M.
  11. Revival at FBC, Kentwood – Sunday – Wednesday.

 

Bible Reading Plan – Mark 3-4, Psalm 104, and video “Heaven and Earth” on http://bibleproject.com

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.com

 

As we pray today, let’s remember all those whose lives have been forever changed due to the hurricanes.  We all know the recovery process will continue for years.  Pray for the people to “stay the course” with God’s love felt in the difficult days ahead,

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

Pray also for me,

that the message may be given to me

when I open my mouth

to make known with boldness 

the mystery of the gospel.

~Ephesians 6:19 (HCSB)~

 

 

George Cutrer of Osyka is now home after nine days of hospitalization and more procedures than he expected.  Pray for rest and recouperation!  Pray for Ruth as she continues her role as chief caregiver.

Betty Simpson has been having some outpatient tests done this morning. Pray for her as she has another heart test done this morning.

Phillip Strickland had an outpatient biopsy done yesterday.  Pray for him and his family as they await results.

Please continue to pray for Donna Fay Miller and her A-fib problem.

 

 

Read the Bible – John 1-3, Psalm 102, and video “John 1-12”

Baptist Press http://bpnews.net

 

 

Coming October 1st, a new program, a new program for children, Worship KidStyle. It will take place at FBC on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00. It will be like a mini VBS, according to Bro. Wendell.  Component will be Bible Story, Kid Worship, Missions, Crafts, and Recreation.

 

Operation Christmas Child will be collecting mini trucks, cars, and tractors Sunday.  Thank-you to all who are participating and looking forward to the packing party on November 4th.

 

The fall-food round-up truck for the LA Baptist Children’s Home will be at the church first thing Monday morning to collect the food items we are sending to them . Some suggestions:

  • Body wash
  • Bottled juice
  • Children’s cereal
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cooking oil
  • Freezer bags
  • Hand soap/Sanitizer
  • Naapkins
  • Onion soup mix
  • Pop Tarts
  • Rice
  • Velveeda cheese

Bring your items to the stairwell area at the office entrance to the church.

 

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet this week.

 

We will have an ongoing collection of items for Disaster Relief in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.  Some ladies have been contacted to serve on the food preparation team.  Men have been called in to help with tree removal and mud-out.  We have teams “on the ground and working”!

 

 

Thank-you, not only for praying, but for participating in the mission projects we love to do for others.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

“God . . . is able to do far more

than we would ever dare to ask

or even dream of —

infinitely beyond our highest prayers,

desires,

thoughts,

or hopes.”

 ~Ephesians 3:20b TLB~

 

 

Sunday night I woke up with severe chest pains. Tammy brought me to Southwest Hospital in McComb Ms. to get checked out. The EKG determined I was not having a heart attack but they kept me for observation. This morning I had a stress test and an echocardiogram. The stress test showed some abnormalities so the Cardiologist has scheduled me for a Heart Cath In the morning. I would appreciate the prayers

  Don Meadows

 

Darin J. Fontz

September 15, 1966 – September 9, 2017

Darin J. Fontz, 50, a native of Kentwood, LA and resident of Thibodaux, LA passed away on September 9, 2017.

A visitation will be held in his honor on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Co-Cathedral, Thibodaux, LA from 8:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. The burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Celeste R. Fontz; daughter, Lauren Fontz; parents, Diane and Dallas Strickland; sisters, Jill Brister and husband, Robert and Jodee Corkern and husband, Brian; father and mother-in-law, Judge David and Connie Richard; sisters-in-law, Lisa R.Richard and husband, Michael and Michelle R. Chiasson and husband, Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joel Dowell Fontz; grandparents, Russell and Nell Lewis, and Albert and Mary Frances Fontz.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to St. Genevieve Catholic School and EDW High School in Darin Fontz’s memory.

Online condolences can be given at www.landrysfuneralhome.com
Landry’s Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

http://www.landrysfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Darin-Fontz/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=autopost#!/Obituary

 

 

“The Rains Have Stopped, but the Flooding has Not”

A Legacy of Faith

http://www.faughnfamily.com/the-rains-have-stopped-but-the-flooding-has-not/

 

 

Read the Bible – Mark 13-14 and Psalm 109

 

 

Pray for all those who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey and those who are still wondering or have just found out about the damage or loss of their homes due to Hurricane Irma.

Anna Lee