Tuesday

“For to me, to live is Christ

and to die is gain.” 

~Philippians 1:21 NIV~

 

 

 

David had lab work, saw a NP, and got his weekly injection of Procrit yesterday.  The good news is that his blood level held at 8.6, which is good for him.  As always, we are so thankful for your prayers.  Please feel free to continue to pray for us.

 

 

Jonathan Edward Serigne

Jonathan Edward Serigne, AKA Batman, took final flight October 4, 2019. As a Holy Cross alumnus of 2001, he made it just in time to get the best seats for the hundredth game against Jesuit. Jonathan always lived life to the fullest and encouraged others to do the same. His infectious smile, confident personality, and caring demeanor attracted friendships everywhere he went. Even in his final days, he kept a smile on his face. Along with Holy Cross, he loved his LSU tigers, Nicholls Colonels, fraternity TKE and Saints. He leaves behind a wife, Randi Rousseau Serigne, two children, Jacques and Stella Serigne, his father and mother, Jack and Bonnie Serigne, brother and sister, Jack Serigne III and Stephanie Kostopoulos, and dozens upon dozens of grieving and loving family and friends. Losing him has left a void in all of us and is apparent by the number of people who’ve prayed and reached out to him. Just like Batman, he has one super power, he never gave up! He fought to stay with those who loved him till the very end. We all hope to see him again, as Jonathan would say, “same bat time, same bat channel.” Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 2:00 PM. Interment will be private. To celebrate and honor the life of Jonathan, the family requests guests wear their favorite Batman inspired attire.

(Jonathan is the son-in-law of our friend, Darryl Rousseau of Ponchatoula.)

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 8 – Jeremiah 33: 2-3

 

 

 

Today, I would like to share this inspirational thought shared by Pastor Rick Warren.  I hope you will take time to read this.

“Happiness Habit: Give Your Life Away”

https://pastorrick.com/happiness-habit-give-your-life-away/?roi=echo7-36164328694-54695940-5f611e740859c52b84bbf39fabc76d44

 

 

 

Cooperative Program article from Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/53709/cooperative-program-sealed-for-missions

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Reading articles and sites like these give information and enlighten our minds.  Spend some time each day reading good articles.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace”

~Philippians 4:6-7 NLT~

 

 

 

Mattie’s Miracles – Great news this morning…no malignant cells found in the lymph node biopsy! God is so very good ALL the time! Thank you to Our faithful prayer warriors. We appreciate you so very much!!

 

 

 

Johathan Serigne‘s family appreciate your prayers Monday night.  They also asked everyone to pray for him at 8:30 last night.  I wasn’t home and didn’t get that request posted in time.  I’ll try to post again when I hear an update.

 

 

 

Today is the day Rev. Franklin Graham as asked people all across our country to pray for President Trump.  No matter your political opinion, praying for our country’s leadership is always appropriated.  Please take time to pray for President Trump and other leaders today.

 

 

 

Tomorrow is Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Please pass the word to students so than can make a decision about doing so tomorrow.  You may want to read the article in the Baptist Message, https://baptistmessage.com/.

 

 

 

We are making progress on painting the shoeboxes.  We will paint tomorrow at 1 P.M.  Join us if you can.  I think by the time we paint tomorrow and Saturday morning we will have enough boxes ready for all the boys and girls we plan to pack a box for at the end of the month.  Packing and shipping the boxes is a great reward as we think about the boys and girls who will receive the boxes in 2020.  We have a few steps between painting and packing that we will be taking care of in the coming weeks.  You can pray for the packing and shipping as well as praying for the recipients.

 

 

 

Two Rivers WMU will be meeting at FBC, Kentwood on October 16th at 10 A.M.  You are invited to attend.

 

 

 

The Two Rivers WMU Lottie Moon Tea will be the second Sunday of December at Spring Creek.  Mark your calendar.

 

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – October 2 – Deuteronomy 7:11-14

 

 

 

Thank-you to the reader of TPL who sent a check for shoebox postage.  I love to meet people over the phone and in person who read this.  You and your prayers are the reason I write this.  You are appreciated.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Day

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

~Psalm 16:11~

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you to those who came to help with painting shoeboxes yesterday.  We painted many sweet pictures for the children to enjoy each time they open their shoeboxes.  Everyone was surprised at how easy it was!  Even though we painted many boxes, we still have more to paint.  We will also begin to fold the flat boxes into the proper shoebox shape.

If you missed out, I hope to paint twice during the week and again on Saturday.  Your help would be wonderful.  You will be blessed.  Here’s my plan:

  • Tuesday at 8:30
  • Wednesday at 8:30
  • Saturday at 8:30

Let me know when you can come help, if you can plan ahead.  If you can’t figure our your schedule ahead of time, just come.   Mark your calendar now for the Christmas party the last Saturday in October.  That’s when we have our big packing party and fill those shoeboxes in preparation for shipping them.  Come be a part a of special night.

It will take $9.00 for postage for each box we pack.  We are collecting those funds now.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 22 – Psalm 51:7-12

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering – Day 8 – Grace Point Church in Destrehanhttps://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day8

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Ruby Dillon who remains at North Oaks.  It now appears she will be there through the weekend.  Pray for Mr. Cete too.  Thanks!

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

I know I shared some about Rev. Bill Ichter in the past.  Now, he is featured on the front page of the Baptist Message.  Please take time to read this article and to thank God for this wonderfully talented man of God.

 

 

 

Have a richly blessed day today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“If God says his chosen ones are acceptable to him, can anyone bring charges against them? Or can anyone condemn them? No indeed!” 

~Romans 8:33-34 CEV~

 

I’m go thankful to be a “child of the King”!

 

 

 

During the month of September the Scripture Writings will focus on joy.

September 1 – Galatians 5:22=26

 

 

 

I hope you find some time to do some reading today.

 

 

 

Today’s big concern – praying for people in the path of Hurricane Dorian!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

In the same way,

faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action,

is dead.

~James 2:17~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing 

  • August 21 – John 8:12
  • August 22 – James 2:17

 

 

Thanks to those who have brought items to the church for “shoeboxes”. Thanks, also, for those who pack shoeboxes on their own.  If you or your family would like to pack some shoeboxes, please let me know.  I will supply the shoeboxes.

 

 

 

Continue to pray for those who have has surgery or procedures lately and those who will be facing these in the near future.

 

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Have a great day!

Anna Lee

 

Friday

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way for the wicked leads to destruction.

~Psalm 1:6~

 

 

 

Pray for Bill Frazier today.  He is having neck surgery at 1 P.M today at OLOL in Baton Rouge.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

I’ve had updates on Carol B. Sealey and Carl “Chicken” Gaines.  They are both improving.

 

 

 

Disaster relief response update

Disaster relief response update

 

 

 

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to do some more shopping for Operation Christmas Child.  I’m so excited to get all these items from the trunk and start to prepare and organize them for the “shoeboxes”.

Yesterday, someone gave me money to spend on fishing items.  That was done too.

Some of the items I was able to purchase were school crayons, highlighters, small toys, flashlights, craft supplies, soap, dishcloths, pencil sharpeners, large erasers, pens, pencils, marbles, eating utensils, craft felt. scissors. plastic tablecloths, and pencil holders.

I had a great time buying these items and will have a good time working with them in the coming days.  I have to get busy now, so the shoeboxes can be ready for November collection.  Don’t miss out on the joy of “shoeboxes”!

If you want to pack your own shoeboxes, let me know.  I will have them ready for you Sunday morning.  If you want to shop and turn in items for us to pack together, you can drop your items off at the church office or the classroom next to the choir room.  If you want to donate you can give through the offering at church and labeling your donation to “OCC” or “shoeboxes”.  If you want me to shop for you, I’ll do that and give you a copy of the receipt.

There are many ways to get involved.  The main thing is that you “get involved” and pray for the boys and girls who will receive the shoebox gifts and an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  That is the main reason for “shoeboxes”!

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Colossians 1: 9-11

 

 

 

What will be the most important think you do today?  

  • Check on someone in the hospital
  • Deliver food to someone
  • Call and encourage someone
  • Take someone to lunch
  • Study your Bible
  • Share a plant or flowers
  • Give someone a ride
  • Babysit for a young mother
  • Purchase items for Operation Christmas Child
  • Invest some time in a chid or teenager
  • Be a role model for newlyweds
  • ________________________________________

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~

 

 

Frances Pehota McElveen

July 31, 1921 – July 17, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her home. She was born July 31, 1921 in Middlefield, CT and was 97 years of age. She was a U. S. Navy Veteran. She is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Jenkins and Pamela Alston; son, G.G. McElveen and wife, Cathy; sister, Stasia D’Aquilla; 2 brothers, Donald Pehota and wife, Ann, and Eugene Pehota and wife, Judy; 10 grandchildren, Brandon McElveen and wife, Ashley, Kacey Leyrer and husband, Greg, Lori Trahan and husband, Cory, Ryan Jenkins and wife, Misty, Daniel Alston, Matthew Alston and wife, Claire, Kelli Schwebel and husband, Jacob, Katie Derbins and husband, Peter, Patrick Alston, and Dustin Alston; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Glynis G. McElveen; parents, John and Caroline Pehota; brother, Tom Pehota, 4 sisters, Florence Sokolaski, Nell Beckley, Cecilia Stannard, and Helen Iverson; 2 sons-in-law, Gerald Jenkins and John Alston. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 19, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Two weeks short of being 98!  She’s certainly one of the ladies  I have know who  have lived a lone time!

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Thessalonians 5: 15-18

 

 

 

We received a call last night about the need for trained disaster relief workers to help with flooded houses as a result of that storm named Barry.  If you care trained and able to give some time to help others, call the to volunteer,

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

If you haven’t picked up some items for Operation Christmas Child yet, today would be a good day to do so.

Anna Lee