Lord’s Day

”The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.”

 ~Acts 20:24 NCV~

Who Will Be in Heaven Because of You?

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar and family watched the LSU game from his hospital room.  They made the most of the day at OLOL.  Mr. Jimmy is continuing to improve with the rehab therapy he is receiving.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and “Miss” Naomi.

 

 

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief people are on location and working to help the people who have so many needs caused by Hurricane Michael.  Pray for each volunteer that they are able to help in many ways, especially spiritually, in the coming months.  The need is great.  The volunteers are numerous and trained for the responsibilities they are assuming.  May God be glorified because of work done in the wake of the hurricane.

 

 

 

Tonight,  the Two Rivers Annual Associational Meeting will be held at Montpelier.  Most area Baptist churches will not have regularly scheduled activities so members can be at Montpelier.  Monday morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at FBC, Kentwood for a quarterly meeting focusing on mission projects.  I hope many of you will be able to be in attendance at both of these meetings.

 

 

 

I did some shopping for OCC school supplies.  Although I found a plentiful supply of many items, I came home with only one $1.00 calculator.  I hope you will be more fortunate than I was with calculator shopping.  After Monday, I’ll be setting a day for us to work on the new school supplies and get them packed in shoeboxes.  Stay tuned for that date.  The November collection dates will be here before long.  Let’s have our work finished so we can box our boxes the first week of November.  The national collection week is November 12-19.  If you have not returned the boxes you packed, please get them to the church in the next couple of weeks.  Thanks for your help with this project.If you have any questions about Operation Christmas Child, I will do my best to answer them.  If I can’t do that, I know several people who I can refer you to.

 

 

 

Our area churches will soon be collecting stamped Christmas cards for the inmates at the Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parish jails.  They will be due to the first Sunday of December.  I know of some people who have received a Christmas card that we have given.  Both the sender and the receiver were blessed by the cards.  The more cards we turn in, the more people who can/will be blessed.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 17-18
  • Psalm 119: 97-104
  • Revelation 5

 

 

“God is So Good” is a simple song with a great message.

I included a children’s version and and adult version.

I hope this song will be repeated over and over in your heart and mind today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

”The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.” 

~Acts 20:24 NCV~

 

 

Please continue to pray for all the people whose lives are forever changed because of Hurricane Michael this week.  This includes the victims and those who are there now and will be there in the future to help the people recover.  I know we all relate to their problems because of hurricanes we have experienced.  We can’t changes the storms of our lifetime, but we certainly can find ways to help those who have been in the storms.  One advantage of being a part of this recovery is to know that many of the volunteers there are Christians who have a special message of Christ’s love for the people.  Christian volunteers help others meet physical and spiritual needs.
“Let Others See Jesus in You”

Kenneth O’Brian

January 21, 1935 – October 08, 2018A resident of Roseland, La, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Lake Pines Hospital in Kenner, La. He was born January 21, 1935, in Roseland, LA and was 83 years of age. He is survived by his son, John O’Brian and wife, Darolyn; 2 grandchildren, Serenity and Lawrence O’Brian; brother, Alvis O’Brian and wife, Melvalene; sister, Imogene Ridgedell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Melanie Dufrene O’Brian; parents, Johnnie O’Brian Sr. and Mattie Sandifer O’Brian; and 4 brothers, Johnnie O’Brian Jr., J.W. O’Brian, Werlein O’Brian and Ray O’Brian. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 15-16
  • Psalm 119: 89-96
  • Revelations 4

 

 

 

Don’t forget to make plans to attend the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting Monday at FBC, Kentwood.  The leadership team will meet at 9:00 before the 10:00 meeting.  The program will be about mission opportunities.  A covered dish lunch will conclude the gathering.  You’ll be blessed by being there and miss out if you are not in attendance.

 

 

Special need – We have some shoeboxes that are short on school supplies, so I am asking you to help us with highlighters, large erasers, glue sticks, and pens.  These items will be needed within the next week or so.  Thanks, in advance, for helping with these needs.

 

 

Today, I want to share another quote that is hanging in Mrs. Barbara Watson’s S.S. classroom.

“Faith is not knowing

what the future holds,

but knowing who holds the future!”

 

With that knowledge comes a peace you could not have otherwise.
Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

”[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~

 

 

 

I forgot to mention Jimmy Tolar yesterday, but Tom reminded me that his dad is doing well.  Mr. Jimmy will probably come home to Kentwood this week.

 

 

 

Let’s not forget all the victims of Hurricane Michael.  The will be months and months getting their lives back together.  Thank God for all the service crews and disaster relief people who move in quickly as the storm goes through an area.

 

 

Nancy Adell Chapman Bartholomew

November 15, 1940 – October 09, 2018

A resident of St. Helena Parish passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 15, 1940 and was 77 years of age. She is survived by her two children, Lawrence A. Herring and wife, Brenda, and Nicole Lyn Bartholomew Carpenter; 4 grandchildren, Tiffany Brooks Barry, Lynen Carpenter, Charlie Carpenter, and Roman Herring; great-granddaughter, Bella Brooks Barry. Preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Kent Bartholomew; parents, Amos Kent Chapman and Emma Brumfield Chapman; siblings, Sybil Courtney, Shelton K. Chapman, Quincy M. Chapman, and her twin sister, Ann C. Parsons. Nan has chosen to donate her body for medical research at the Bureau of Anatomical Services of New Orleans, LA. A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 11-12
  • Psalm 119:73-80
  • Revelations 2

 

 

 

“Is Your All on the Altar”

 

 

I love to hear about people praying for other people.

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

“You will know the truth,

and the truth will set you free.”

 ~John 8:32 NIV~

 

 

Out friend, Bobby Forbes, was able to be in his church Sunday.  We’re thankful for that.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 7-8
  • Ps 59
  • Acts 17

 

 

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available again Sunday.

 

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Romans 8

 

 

Children in Action meet on Wednesdays at 6 P.M.

 

 

Young at Heart meets at 11 A.M. this morning at New Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Gibby McMillian will speak about Disaster Relief.  A pot luck meal will follow.  Mr. James W. Frazier was a key factor in this program.  I’m thankful his church friends will continue the monthly gatherings.

 

 

Today is a new day.  What can/will you do to tell others about Jesus, perform a service to help someone, invite someone to your church, visit someone who is ill or homebound, etc.?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“I have told you these things,

so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world.”

~John 16:33~

This Scripture is dedicated to FBC, Sutherland, TX.

 

Linda Graves, who lived in East Fork, completed her maximum stay in Slidell Friday and will now be with a daughter in Mandeville.  Her telephone number is still 225-485-4648.  Linda enjoys text messages and calls.  Please pray for Linda as she makes this new adjustment.

 

Read the Bible – II Corinthians 5-6 & Psalm 1

 

WMU World Day of Prayer

  • 10 A.M. TODAY at Kedron
  • Covered dish lunch

 

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

Annual WMU Project 

  • Religious Christmas cards for inmates
  • Stamped affixed to envelopes
  • Deadline – December 3

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Week

  • November 13-20
  • FBC. Kentwood
  • A sign-up sheet is available under the balcony stairs so you can volunteer 2-3 hours to assist as other churches, businesses, clubs, and individuals bring in their “shoeboxes”.  The list will be there throughout this week.

 

The BASELA mission team returned home safely.  Thank God for his watch care over these volunteers.  May their efforts have eternal results.

 

Looking Ahead

  • Purchase religious Christmas cards and stamps
  • Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 P.M.
    • Set a table for the tea on Dec. 2
    • Prepare a dish for the tea
    • Rachel Robbins who grew up in Hammond will be our speaker for the tea.
    • Wendy will be working with our children so they can sing for us.

 

Even though “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”, He expects us to “Shine, Shine, Shine” for him!

Anna Lee