Sunday

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~

 

 

Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.

 

 

This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00.  The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need.  The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month.  The breakfast is delicious.  The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.

 

 

Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month.  The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller,  Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson.  The lunch is dutch treat.  The birthday cake is always delicious.

 

 

Mission opportunities for our children and youth

  • Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.

 

 

Mission opportunities for all

  • Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

 

 

Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 57
  • Psalms 113
  • I Peter 3

 

 

Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

”Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”

~Romans 12:5 GW~

 

 

Pray for Jimmy Tolar and his family as he will have a tranche put in this morning.

 

 

Phillip Strickland is better and has been released from Ochsner in New Orleans.  Please pray for him and his sweet family.

 

 

Mrs. Jerrye Ichter passed away this week.  She and Bro. Bill served as music minister missionaries in Brazil for many years.  They also served at FBC, Amite before going on the mission field.  Her memorial service will be shared live via the FBC, Minden’s website Monday afternoon.  https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistminden/?__xts__[0]=68.ARBfUBssOfQ9W9ntHoPTF1bSliCPAXzP2Shnuh4Z0x7ZCKq4tmyt-NMAWL2qIvwyYmIkrBhZ1hL-bGxEkoaS06xbjko8rdVLUvc3QiissfR_wACIevJUJ5syS1P1Xp7bxKJqxtsxZkemMWBEOZijTbS1Sveo5GGl3No1WzW86pH5ymjMbMDa3h8&__tn__=HH-R .

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 56
  • Psalm 112
  • I Peter 2

 

 

 

Thanks to all who gave to pay shipping for “shoeboxes”.  I gladly will fill your boxes for you.  I believe we should send as many as possible because that means we will reach more families for the Lord.  You can write your check to Samaritan’s purse and give it to me until the end of October.  Thanks for your participation.

 

 

The Youth on Mission class is growing.  We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the missions classroom.  This week we will begin packing some backpacks for children who live in Appalachia and begin to learn storying so we can share God’s Word with others.

 

 

Today is Day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions, Georgia Barnett Offering.

 

 

 

 

I really like the song “God on the Mountain”.  This clip shows Lynda Randal as she sings at a Gaither concert.  I hope you love it and feel it like I do.

 

 

 

May this day be a blessing in your like as you bless others.  Share some of God’s love today!  Actions always speak louder than words!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us.

And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face-to-face.”

~Psalm 17:15 TLB~

 

“Face to Face with Christ, My Savior” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH5mHXvEawQ

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Esther 7-8
  • Job 30
  • Gal. 5

 

 

Pray for Yvonne Birch as she has by-pass surgery at 7:00 in Covington.

 

 

Please pray for a long-time friend, Rhonda Howell Ward, who has West Nile virus.

 

 

I also heard that Mrs. Ann Ballard passed away.  She was a sweet lady who always knew everyone by name and asked about their family.  Pray for her children, Jimmy and Renee, and their families.

 

 

 

The Children in Action will meet at 6:00 tonight and will be painting witness rocks and working on a Operation Christmas Child project.

 

 

Saturday will be a Project Day at FBC.  Anyone who loves missions and loves crafts is invited.  We will meet in the fellowship hall of FBC, K from 9:00 – Noon.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.

 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

~Proverbs 11:30-31~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Deut. 17-18
  • Eccl. 1:12-18
  • Luke 19

 

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“Serve the Lord with Gladness” today!
Anna Lee

Tuesday

 

But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you.

What I have vowed I will make good.

I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”

~Jonah 2:9~

 

First of all, I want to give you the Operation Christmas Child totals for the FBC, Kentwood Drop-off Location.

  • 1705 shoeboxes
  • 87 cartons of shoeboxes
  • 12 volunteers
  • 92 hours worked during the week

The Hammond site were our shoeboxes went to yesterday collected 14,120 shoeboxes from 8 drop-off locations.

All these boxes are being shipped to Atlanta this year.

Thanks to the many people in each church who participated by making donations, buying the items, packing the shoeboxes, and delivering them to the drop-off locations around the world this past week.  Focus on the many, many children who will receive a shoebox, the families who will be touched, and all those who will learn about Jesus and ask Him into their hearts because of a simple shoebox.

I have some new ideas for OCC next year and can hardly wait to begin packing the next boxes this time next year!

 

 

Steve Miller of Line Creek had a successful hip surgery yesterday.  Pray for him as he heals.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Thessalonians 3-4 & Psalm 16

 

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Hymn of the Day – “What a Day that will Be”

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches shall come,
No more clouds in the sky,
No more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forever more,
On that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

There’ll be no sorrow there,
No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain,
No more parting over there;
And forever I will be,
With the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be

Hymns with a Message – http://barryshymns.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-day-that-will-be.html

U-Tube of Hymn – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40lCmHvmcCY

 

 

I’m thankful you read and pray each day.

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