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

 

Saturday

Peace I leave with you;

my peace I give you.

I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

~John 14:27~

 

Both Gloria Gill and Donna Fay Miller are dealing with problems following their heart ablations that seem to be leading to studies about the need for a pacemaker.  Please be in prayer for both of these ladies and their families/

Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell are living with Don and Phyllis now.  Pray for all of them as they make this adjustment.

Phil Connelly is home recovering from gall bladder surgery.  Pray for him as he heals.

Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher is progressing at Hood Memorial where she is receiving physical therapy.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is progressing in her recovery at home.  Please continue to pray for Mr. “Cete” as you pray for her.

Keep Fuzzy and Bettye Fussell on your prayer list.

James Allen is recovering from surgery at McComb.  Keep him in your prayers.

Continue to pray for Andy Taylor as he recovers from foot surgery.  He should be able to return to a more normal schedule soon.  Also, pray for Betty as she continues to care for Andy.

 

Pray for the BASELA mission team as they travel home.  May their work this week bear much fruit.

 

 

Shirley G. Gabriel

November 15, 1930 – November 03, 2017

 

A resident of Amite passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home. She was born November 15, 1930 in Springville, LA  and was 86 years of age. She worked in medical records at Hood Memorial Hospital and Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center and retired from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in 1996. She was an avid gardener, member of the Stem and Stamen Garden Club and chaired the Cleanest City Contest. She loved to cook and entertain her friends and family. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church and chaired one of their bereavement committees. She was on the Amite Oyster Gala Board and served as the Amite Oyster Pearl in 2002. She is survived by her son, Parker C. “Chuck” Gabriel, Jr. and wife, Becki; her daughter, Suzie Gabriel Saint and husband, Steve; 5 grandchildren, Tina G. Doughty and husband, Jason, Shelley S. Wright, Ann S. Mooney and husband, Tim, Parker C. “Charlie” Gabriel, III, Russell G. “Russ” Sanders; 5 great grandchildren, Jordan LeMoine, Jason Todd Doughty, Katelyn M. Wright, Parker C. Doughty, and Gabriel P. Sanders; step-great-grandson, T.J. Mooney; great-great-grandson, Slayden Bravender; 3 siblings, Sylvia Sanchez, Carol Whittington and husband, Robert, and Al Guitrau and wife, Mary Ann; special friends, Louise Forrest, Annagene and Larry Mobley, Allie Hyde, Becki Fortenberry, Linda Nichols and many friends, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Parker C. Gabriel, Sr.; daughter, Sharon A. Gabriel; parents, Edgar and Catherine Brown Guitrau; 2 grandchildren, Clay and Christian Gabriel; siblings, Edgar Guitrau, Jr., Katherine Allen,  Jimmie Harrold, Bunny Williams, and  Terry Palmer. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life Funeral Mass will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Services conducted by Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Ann Gabriel Scholarship in Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

  • FBC, Kentwood

  • 4 P.M. TODAY

  • Bring a Christmas treat to share.

  • Let’s pack boxes with gifts, love, and an opportunity to learn about Jesus.

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed and worked to prepare for today.

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Schedule at FBC, Kentwood

The drop-off week for shoeboxes is November 13-20.  Churches, schools, clubs, businesses, and individuals are invited to leave their boxes at FBC, Kentwood.  We will deliver them to the next location on their journey.

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

                      985-229-8111

 

Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 14: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

There will be a sign-up list under the stairwell for those who want to assist in the collection.  Choose the day(s) you want to help for 2-3 hours.

 

Two Rivers Associational WMU World Day of Prayer

  • Monday, November 6th
  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • 10:00 meeting followed by a pot-luck lunch
  • All ladies are invited to join us.

Children in Action (Mission Class at FBC, Kentwood)

  • Boys and girls are working on earning a new badge – “Praying for MKs”
  • 6 P.M. Wednesday nights

 

November Mission Project – We are collecting boxes of STAMPED religious Christmas cards that will be delivered to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite the first week of December.  You can leave your boxes under the balcony stairwell at FBC, Kentwood.

 

I’m working to collect PAPERBACK Bibles for inmates at the parish jail.  I have some now, but will wait for a few more before making my delivery.

 

Read the Bible – II Corinthians 1-2, Psalm 149. & video on II Corinthians (BibleProject.com)

 

Tonight is the time to set your clocks back one hour.  If not you’ll be running an hour too early tomorrow.

Anna Lee

 

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