For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Dollie Frazier now reports that her retina specialist says her right eye is again getting worse. Pray for Dollie and her ability to see.
The storm Friday night was worse than the weather people expected, so most areas that were hit were not prepared. Many people have been without electricity for a long time. Linemen from other areas have been brought in to help in restoring the power. Pray for these men who do a dangerous job and do it well. Pray for those who are still without power to be understanding of how hard others are working to help them.
Southern Baptist and Samaritan’s Purse also send in people to help in times of need. Pray for them as they work wherever there is a need.
The Scripture Reading list for November is available in the sanctuary for FBC, Kentwood.
Scripture Reading – October 28 – John 15: 9-14
Thanks for your prayers today.
“Give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~Thessalonians 5:18 NIV~
Pray for little Jules Tankesley who had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She is doing much better now. Pray for Jules and her parents, KerriBeth and Jamie.
Thanks to those who helped with the shoeboxes this week. The shoebox schedule for this week is Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 P.M.and Saturday at 8 A.M. We are progressing in getting enough shoeboxes ready for all the children we will be packing for this year. Help us bring a smile to their faces. We meet in the fellowship hall to paint. Thanks to the ladies who helped this week.
We are collecting money to help with the postage. It costs $9.00 per shoebox to get each one to their destination. You can mark your check “OCC Postage”. Thanks for your help.
Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions: We are collecting funds to help people in Louisiana have an opportunity to learn about Jesus. I know we want those around us to have opportunities to have Jesus in their hearts and lives.
Fifth Sunday Singing at FBC, Kentwood
- Tonight at 6 P.M.
- Boiled peanuts and hot dogs after the singing
- Everyone is invited.
Scripture Writing – September 29 – Romans 15: 7-13
October Scriptures are available in the sanctuary or office of FBC, Kentwood.
If you have items to send because of the flooding in Texas they must be turned in first thing in the morning so the can get to Bro. Stan in time for the next trip. Remember, they will only be taking the four items they requested – diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and Gatorade and other sports drinks. We have disaster relief workers on the ground and working in Texas.
Monday, the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet at The Cafe at 11:00. All ladies are invited to join in with them.
Sunday School begins at 9:15 and worship begins at 10:30 at FBC, Kentwood. We invite you to join us if you are not attending another church. We have classes for every age group. We also provide a nursery, have children’s church, and other things that may interest you.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
~2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV~
Linda B. Williams requests prayers for husband, Jimmy.
Friends & Relatives, we are in need of your prayers, again. Following Jimmy’s hospitalization a few months ago after he had the heart cath, his prognosis wasn’t good. He never had recovered from the quadruple bypass surgery he had in 12/2018, and the coronary artery disease is severe. His doctor decided to have a Physical Therapist with his Home Health agency start seeing him and see if he could get his strength back. He did not progress and was discharged by his therapist. When he went to his doctor, she put the order in for Hospice so they can help Jimmy have the best quality of life possible. She explained the things Hospice can do for him that Home Health can’t. She also told us it did not mean he would only live for a certain length of time. It meant Hospice will provide services that will help make his life easier. There are no options left for treating his failing heart. He was admitted to Hospice today. Thanks in advance for your prayers for Jimmy and our family.
As you pray for the recent flooding in Texas, please know we have Baptist Disaster Relief workers there. Below is Bro. Stan’s list of items needed. Please note when and where they are needed. I think if we can get items Sunday, we will be able to get them to Franklinton first thing Monday morning.
BASELA Family- We will be collecting the following items for the churches impacted by the flooding in Texas. We have disaster relief volunteers working in the Hamshire, TX and surrounding areas. Supplies can be taken to the Missions Office in Franklinton (2116 Washington St) or to FBC St. Francesville (12404 Hwy 10). Supplies will be collected through Monday Morning.
Feminine hygiene products
Gatorade and other sports drinks
THESE ARE THE ONLY ITEMS BEING COLLECTED! Please do not bring clothes, water or any other items!!! This is at the request of the receiving church.
Scripture Writing – September 28 – Romans 5: 1-5
Scriptures for October will be available at FBC, Kentwood Sunday morning. You can get your copy in the sanctuary Sunday. On other days, check with the church office for a copy.
Operation Christmas Child
- We will continue with painting the inside lids of shoe boxes today at 1 P.M. in the fellowship hall. We had a good group last Saturday and look for a good group today. When the boxes dry, we will fold and stack them for our packing party in five weeks.
- Set aside the last Saturday of October for our Christmas packing party. It’s amazing how quickly we can pack all those shoeboxes!
- FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site. The hours of drop-off will vary from day to day, so check the OCC website or call the church office before you come to leave your boxes with us.
High Attendance Sunday
- FBC, Kentwood
- 9:15 A.M.
- Classes for everyone!
Fifth Sunday Singing
Pray for all these activities and events.
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Scripture Writing – September 5 – “JOY” – Isaiah 35: 1-10
Today’s prayer focus is on those who have recently had surgery or who will have surgery in the near future. Pray for peace and assurance for those facing surgery. Pray for good results and the ability to put that uncertainly behind. Surgery is a “biggie” if it is done to you! Help others to face, endure, and move on.
As we learn more and more about Hurricane Dorian, let’s pray for those who had Dorian visit them personally. May these people be able to put their lives back together and move on with life. Thank those who are volunteering in various ways. Contribute to recovery by supporting Louisiana Baptist Relief in these areas, Samaritan’s Purse, and other reliable organizations who are not looking for a way to make money, but to help others. Prayers are always important!
Today we have heat warnings for our area. Be careful to stay inside as much as possible and to stay hydrated. Use your best judgment when making decisions about being out in the heat.
Pray for someone you have never prayed for before, but whose name God puts on your heart.
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
~2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)~
Today, I want to focus on unspoken prayers. Many people keep their troubles to themselves for one reason or another. Remember these people as they carry a big load on their shoulders and in their hearts.
Scripture Writing – September 4 – Isaiah 9: 1-7, 12:6
Reminder: The form for the month of September is available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood if you would like one for your Bible or just to keep.
Fall Food Round-Up – September 16
Get your items turned in by the 15th. A list is available at FBC. Remember, this is to stock the LA Baptist Children’s Home for the next year. What an honor it is to help the children by providing food for their meals!
Katie McElveen will be sharing about the Georgia Barnette Offering at the Two Rivers WMU meeting on September 16th at Hillsdale. You will want to hear how our funds are used for missions in out state.
Remember our families with children and youth as they try to adjust to new schedules that include church, school, and extra activities. Pray that God guides them as they make both long-term and short-term decisions.
Continue to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian and those who have traveled or will be be rushing to help in various ways.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
~John 14:27 NLT~
Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6
Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian. Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.
Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16. Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home. This is our once-a-year food drive for them.
Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church. Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana. A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.
September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe. Come for 11 A.M. The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.
Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently. May God continue to work in each church.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
Scripture Writing – September 2 – Habakkuk 3: 17-18
Coming Soon – WMU on September 16
Continue to pray for those in the uncertain path of Hurricane Dorian. May everyone make wise decisions about preparations for the storm. As some people are moving out, others are moving in to help. Pray for the Louisiana Baptists and others as they plan to be a part of the recovery.
Often, people make various unwise decisions on holidays. Today, let’s pray for good choices and safe travels.
Today, let’s pray for the many who have been on our prayer list lately. Let’s add one more name. Glenda Harrell had a fall that left her with a broken food. Let’s pray for complete healing so Glenda can continue her busy and productive life.
Our prayers make a difference!