Sunday

“Enter through the narrow gate.

For the gate is wide

and the road is broad that leads to destruction,

and there are many who go through it.”

~Matthew 7:13, HCSB~

 

Alan Ray Blackwell is home.  Pray for Mr. John Alan, Ray, and Beverly as they have all had medical issues lately.

Mrs. Inez Randall had a nasty fall that caused her to spend time at the ER at Hood’s.  After some attention there, she was pronounced to be in better condition than first thought.  “Miss” Inez was married to the former Rev. Lawrence Randall.  Please pray for no serious problems to show up later for “Miss” Inez.

The Lord’s Church will begin revival today.  It will continue through the 24th.  Everyone is invited to attend.

New Zion Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th anniversary today with a special service.  Leading today’s events will be Rev. Buddy Hampton and Sammy Crawford, music.  Everyone is invited to join them today.  The church was organized in 1869.

Newspaper clipping I have and the church history document that my my great grandmother, Janie Taylor (Smith) and her parents, Grant and Caroline Strickland Taylor were early members of the church.  If you have been in the cabin, you have may have seen the large picture of Grant and Caroline hanging on the wall.

Hope Center is having a half price sale of all summer clothing beginning Tuesday at 9 A.M. They are making room for the winter clothing.  Volunteers are being scheduled for the next few weeks.  Call 247-2235 to volunteer.  Donations can be made out to Hope Center and either dropped off/mailed directly to them, sent to the associational office in Franklinton, or given through any of the 29 churches of the association.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Medieval Meal” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/21/medieval-meal/
  • How sweet are Your words to my taste,                                               sweeter than honey to my mouth!                                                                                                                 ~Psalm 119:103~                                                        
          “He put a new song in my mouth,                                                                             a hymn of praise to our God.”                                                                                                                                      ~Psalm 40:3 ~

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

“Ask of Me,

and I will make the nations Your inheritance

and the ends of the earth Your possession.”

~Psalm 2:8, HCSB~

 

Mrs. Hellen Morris is now in Kentwood, at Lauree’s.  Pray for a good adjustment for the whole family.

Mrs. Virgie Morgan will have an angiogram October 2.  Please begin praying for her now.

Michael Laciura was burned at work this week.  He’s home now, but has lots of healing ahead.  Please pray for him and his caregivers.

Georgia Barnette – Day 7

Baptist Press –  http://www.bpnews.net/BPCollectionNews.asp?id=178

John Sullivan is a long-time family friend.  He and my uncle served together at two churches in Texas.  My aunt and cousins evacuated to their house after a hurricane. Momma and I went to get them.  He has a real passion for the Lord!

Planning Meeting

Ladies, if you are interested in being involved in planning the next Ladies’ Night, please attend the planning meeting Sunday afternoon in my classroom.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Rooted” http://odb.org/2014/09/20/rooted/
  • Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord                                          all the days of Jehoiada the priest.                                                                                                                                    ~2 Chronicles 24:2~
  • “The Solid Rock” –    http://nethymnal.org/htm/m/y/myhopeis.htm

Hope Center will be open from 9:00 to 1:00 this morning.  Drop by to take a look and pick up some flyers to put up in your area.

Operation Christmas Child

  • Still collecting items for the shoeboxes
  • Craft party a week from today (1:00 – 3:00)
  • Accepting donations to pay the shipping charger of $1,400.00
  • Packing Party – November 1st at 6 P.M.

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party

  • Tuesday
  • Kentwood Cafe
  • 11:00 A.M.
  • Ladies being honored
    • Yvonne Birch
    • Susie Wales
    • Ann Smith
    • Laura Joiner
    • Jan Yarborough
    • Mary Y. Miller
    • Glenda Schillings
    • Betty Simpson

Have a fantastic Saturday.  Be sure it includes some prayer time time and Bible study time.

Anna Lee

Friday

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit,

but test the spirits whether they are of God;

because many false prophets

have gone out into the world.”

~I John 4:1~

 

We had another good night at the cabin for the Third Thursday Meeting.  We’re already looking forward to next month.  God continues to richly bless us.

Bible Study this morning at 10:00.  We’re studying Martha and Mary.

The monthly Ladies Birthday Party will be Tuesday at the Cafe at 11:00.

Hope Center is progressing a little each day.  The phone number is 985-247-2235.

Today, I would like to suggest you look in the kitchen for things you no longer use                        (dishes, pots and pans, dish towels, mixing bowls, serving pieces, glassware, etc.).                      Thanks to those who have already dropped off items at Hope Center.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Those who would like to volunteer can call the number above and give contact                             information so you can be called when needed.

Baptist Press – I hope you signed up for the new Baptist Press.  Today, we got our first devotional based on the Explore curriculumhttp://bpnews.net/43388/bible-study-september-21-2014).  At the end of the article you will find a link to information for various age groups.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “On Being Known” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/19/on-being-known/
  • I acknowledged my sin to You . . . .                                                                 I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”                       and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.                                                                                                                                              ~Psalm 32:5~                     “Look, the Lamb of God,                                                                               who takes away the sin of the world!”                                                                                                                   ~John 1:29~
  • “Just as I Am” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/u/justasam.htm

Georgia Barnette – Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 6

     The Grove, Prairieville –  http://georgiabarnette.org/day-6/

Thanks for “tuning in” today.  I trust you will find something useful to your prayer life today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Leave the children alone,

and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me,

because the kingdom of heaven

is made up of people like this.”

~Matthew 19:14, HCSB~

I’m reminded of the chorus, “Jesus Loves the Little Children”, I learned as a child.

Nancy Carruth is home.  Thanks for your continues prayers for him.

I’m praying today to two people I’ll not name.  One is a former student.  The other I do not personally know.  I know you have your own list too.  I’m so glad God loves to hear us pray for other people.

Baptist Press has a facelift.  It has been transformed from a form based on a newspaper to one more friendly to various forms of technology.  You can find the links by going to the end of the first article at the same link we have been using each day.

Georgia Barnett – Day 5

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Love to Tell His Story” http://odb.org/2014/09/18/love-to-tell-his-story/
  • Oh, give thanks to the Lord!                                                                                                                           Call upon His name;                                                                                                                                              make known His deeds among the peoples!                                                                                                                                              ~1 Chronicles 16:8~
  • “I Love to Tell the Story” –   http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/l/ilttts.htm                                                Be sure to read the second paragraph above the lyrics.

Hope Center in Roseland  will be open from 9:00 to 5:00 today.

  • Drop in and look around.    
  • Volunteer to help with work improvements being made there.
  • Volunteer to help with working in sorting and selling.
  • Volunteer to help hang flyers in your area or throughout the association.
  • Pray for the ministry to impact lives in a positive way for the Lord.
  • “Do Something!”

Thanks to all of you who are so faithful in reading and praying.  You are the reason for so many blessings in lives!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

~Matthew 11:29-30, HCSB~

 

Caysen Tyne Miller has arrived and weighed in at six pounds, ten ounces.  Both parents and baby are doing well.  I know all the grandparents and great-grandparents are vey excited.

Nancy Carruth‘s procedure went well yesterday.  Lab results will be in in about two weeks. Later, Nancy had to be admitted to the hospital because of pain and nausea.  Please pray for Nancy and her family.

Macy Gueldner

 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal/view/id/5418aa5eaf3d79fe037b5eed

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer, Day 4 -http://georgiabarnette.org/day-4/

  • I met Pat at a WMU meeing in Ponchatoula recently.
  • She was a good speaker and certainly is devoted to this new ministry.

Baptist Press –  BPNews.net

Hope Center Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday – 9:00 – 5:00
  • Saturday – 9:00 – 1:00

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Giving it to God” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/17/giving-it-to-god/
  • [He] went away sorrowful,                                                                             for he had great possessions.                                                                                                                ~Mark 10:22~
  • “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/y/myfluptt.htm

Reminders

  • Third Thursday meeting – this week at the cabin at 6:30
  • Ladies’ Night Planning Meeting – Sunday afternoon
    • I have met a new family.  That is not unusual, but the lady will be doing the demonstration for our next meeting.  I know you will be happy to see what she does.  There’ll be no more hints for now.
    • Share the date and time.
  • Young Ladies’ Birthday Party – one week from today
  • Craft Party for Operation Christmas Child
    • Sept. 27th at 1 P.M.  
    • Bring broken crayons, the more the better.
  • Food for Hope Center can be taken to the church today or by Sunday.  I will do pickups Wednesday night and the first of next week.
  • Friday’s Bible Study will focus on Mary and Martha.  Please readLuke 10: 38-42 and John 11:1-44; 12:1-8 before that time.

Look for God’s blessings in your life today.  Thank God for each one.  Let God use you to be a blessing to others.

Anna Lee

Tuesday Evening Addition

Food for Hope Center

I feel some of you would like to be a part of the food ministry at Hope Center in addition to the food that will be received from Second Harvest.  Any food that is left at FBC, K tomorrow will be delivered Thursday morning.  Any additional food delivered by Sunday will be delivered Monday.  Catch the excitement!  Be a part of God’s Work at Hope Center.

Volunteers at Hope Center

We have signed up volunteers from at least eight churches.  God is working in so many hearts!

 

Tuesday Evening

Caysen Miller

Nikki and Josh Miller went to Baton Rouge for the birth of their son, Casen Tyne Miller.  I’ll give more information in the morning.

 

Hope Center gave hope on the very first day!

We had a great opening this morning with lots of volunteers as well as some community and church people.  This afternoon we made some sales.  All went well.  Now on for the report that is greater than I ever dreamed it would be.
We were able to give one family food today to meet their need even before Second Harvest has delivered the first food to us.  Thanks to the church in Roseland for making this possible.  We also helped a number of people learn about the food pantry including a man who was on the way home after a week at the hospital.
We also had some nice clothes donated by several people including a man who was there this morning.  An employee of a business came for other reasons, but said she would help get some donations from the store.  Several community people also said they would pass the word about Hope Center.  We receive some cash donations.  What a blessing this day has been to my heart!
I almost forgot.  There is a large magazine display filled with new Bibles and old church literature from classes as well as magazines like “Home Life” and “Journey”.  I know at least five Bibles and a number of magazines were taken.
Two ladies visited this afternoon.  In talking with them, I learned they were looking for a church home.  Bro. Byrum Humphrey was there, so I took them to him.  He located two Two Rivers’ churches near them on his phone. They left with names and addresses to get them involved in the church of their choice.
I feel so blessed tonight!!!   I got to see God working over and over on the very first day of operation for Hope Center.  God is so good!  The workers are very dedicated!  People who had needs got help!  The story does not end here.
When I checked my email, I found a question from a school leader who wanted to know if we would accept donations of food from a school organization?  Yes, indeed we will!.    We will be able to help people before we are ready to distribute food from Second Harvest and between the times they bring us food.
The opportunities are overwhelming!  This is all without a single flyer posted or an article in any newspaper.  God showed us all day long that Hope Center is needed and will be able to meet physical needs and spiritual needs.  I could go on and on, but I’ll stop by saying I feel so blessed to have witnessed these things and other things on the first day!
GOD IS SO GOOD!  THE NEEDS ARE GREAT!  HOPE CENTER HAS ALREADY BEEN USED BY GOD!