Shoebox Lid Painting Day

Submit yourselves, then, to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

~James 4:7~

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still at North Oaks.  Mr. Cete is staying home today to rest unless they call him to say she is ready to come home.  Pray for this sweet couple.

 

 

 

Carol Bennett Sealey is determined to work hard and to continue to improve.  Pray for her to be able to do so.

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering – Day 7 “Here for You”https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day7

 

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, will be the day for the Pine Ridge breakfast to benefit a need in the community.  Breakfast is served at 8:00 and is always abundant and delicious.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading and Writing – September 21 – Psalm 32: 7-11

 

 

 

One last reminder, we will painting shoeboxes this morning beginning at 9:00.  I had another person to say they are coming.  Everything is ready.  Join in the fun!  Put a smile in each shoebox!  God calls His church to get out of the building to go and tell.  Shoeboxes can be a method for us to reach out into the world!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

~Ephesians 2:8~

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon will possibly be able to return home today.

 

 

 

Gerogia Barnette Offering for LA – Day 5 – “Greater New Antioch Baptist Church, Monroe”https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day5

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 19 –  Psalm 27: 1-6

 

 

 

Reminder:  I have the paint, boxes, etc. ready for Saturday’s “Shoebox Painting” at 9:00 at the church.  Come relax and visit with some friends.  This is a “No Pressure” event.

 

 

 

I think we will all be in agreement that our area could greatly benefit from some rain.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 

~2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV~

(We often take these blessings God sends our way without realizing they are from God.  We even neglect to thank Him when we do realize He sent the blessings to us.)

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon was a little better last night.  Let’s pray for peace and comfort as the doctor solves the cause of her problem.  She’s in room 4012B at North Oaks.

 

 

 

From Jan Hammond:

Darrell’s son-in-law is not doing well.  The family is requesting prayers. His name is Jonathan Serigne 

 He is still at MDA. Thanks. 
Revival at New Zion/150 Year Celebration                                                                                  
I heard
  • The services were packed Sunday.
  • The preaching has been very good.
  • FBC, Kentwood choir was singing Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Services begin at 6:30 for anyone who wishes to attend.
  • Tonight is the last night.
Georgia Barnette Offering for LA Missions – “Mission Builders”
What does the “Painting of Shoeboxes” involve?
  • Painting an area the size of the top of a shoebox.
  • Gluing on a picture.

Who can do that?

  • Almost everyone
  • Someone who is willing (young, old, or somewhere in the middle; male or female)

See you in the fellowship hall at 9:00 Saturday morning.  Everything needed will be provided.  We just need to add people.

Once the boxes are painted, we will put them together.  Plan to be a part of that too.  You’ll be blessed!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 18 – Psalm 16: 5-11

 

 

 

I know your prayers are appreciated.  David and I have been on many of your prayer lists.  Without your prayers, . . .  I don’t want to even consider that!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

Follow God’s example,

therefore, as dearly loved children.

~Ephesians 5:1 (NIV)~

 

 

Carol Bennett Sealey is working hard to regain full use of her body.  I think all the years of competitive sports gives her the drive she needs to do more than the OT and PT suggest she does.  She certainly wants to get better and is improving.  Pray for her continued improvement.

 

 

 

My cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has Huntington’s Disease, had a mini stroke Sunday.  Scott is in his early 60’s.  He has improved since Sunday.  Pray for Scott and Brenda, his wife and caregiver.  They live in the Shreveport area.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has not been feeling well because of nausea and dizziness.  Mr. Cete took her to North Oaks yesterday morning.  She is now in room 4012B.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 17 – Psalm 4: 1-8

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer – Day 3

https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day3

 

 

 

Don’t forget about the birthday cards for Lori Rhodes.  They can be mailed to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Haughton LA, 71037.  Be sure to mail your card in the next week or so.

 

 

 

I hope you have your calendar marked to help paint the inside lid of the shoeboxes we will be sending this year.  It’s easy painting that any of you can do.  Meet at the church Saturday at 9:00  A.M.  You don’t have to bring anything but a warm heart and a smile.  Your work will bring a smile to the face of the children every time they open their boxes.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

 

 

Bernadette Mae Cazes

Bernadette Mae Cazes, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 74. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Cazes, Sr.; children, William Douglas Cazes, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Emmit Lloyd Cazes and wife Julie, Ralph Anthony Cazes and wife Heather, and Jeantile Deville and husband Buddy; grandchildren, Jessica, Blake, Tiffani, Brittani, Austin, Emmit, Jr., Macy, Mary, Ally, Brayden, Seth, Heidi, and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Blane, Jayda, Cali, Hadleigh, Henley, Jaxon, Zachary, Isabella, and Roman; siblings, Oscar Lee and wife Regina, and David Lee, Jr. and wife Toni; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Mae Lee; and brother, Danny Venable. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Seale Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Brayden Vines, Kevin Lee, Caleb Lee, Ross Lee, Rick Lee, Charles Danny Venable, Jr., Richard “Ricky” Venable, and Emmit Cazes, Jr. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana

Day 1 (Yesterday) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/

Day 2 (Today) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day2

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for September 16 –  Proverbs 10:28 and 15:23

 

 

 

Thank-you to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items will be picked up this morning and be at the the children’s home tonight where they will be sorted, organized, and stored (probably) tomorrow.

 

 

 

The Two River’s WMU will meet this morning at 10:00in Hillsdale for a study of how the Georgia Barnette Offering is needed and used throughout the state.

 

 

 

I need some help Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at the fellowship hall.  We will be painting inside the tops of the shoeboxes that will soon be packed with items for boys and girls.  It is easier to do than to explain.  Join me at 9 A.M. and help bring some extra joy to children who receive our shoeboxes this year.  It will bring a smile every time they open their box.  Please consider coming to help.  Everyone who can hold a paint brush is welcome to join in Saturday.

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading, praying, and doing.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Here’s the lesson:

Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.

Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home . . .

If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? . . .

You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” 

~Luke 16:9, 11, 13 NLT~

 

 

 

Lori Rhodes and her husband, Keith, served with out youth at FBC a few years ago.  Now, Lori, who is sick, will be celebrating her 50th birthday on the 29th.  If you would like to wish her a happy birthday, you can send a card to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Huaghton, LA 71037.  Let’s make sure the Kentwood area is represented with cards.  Please feel free to add her to your personal prayer list too.

 

 

 

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford

Amite, Louisiana

Oct 9, 1938 – Sep 13, 2019 (Age 80)

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. She was born October 9, 1938 in Kentwood and was 80 years of age. She was the owner of Stafford Accounting and Tax Service in Kentwood for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Stafford; 2 sons, Dwayne Stafford and wife, Kathy, and David Stafford and wife, Jean; 5 grandchildren, Ashlee Rae Stafford, Austin Stafford, Dawson Stafford, Caleb Stafford, and Avery Stafford; special niece, Jodi Meisner and husband, Beau, and their children, Cole, Quinn, Elizabeth, and Kade; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stafford; parents, George and Emily Phillips Garner; four sisters, Susanna Sibley, Lola Whitehead, Dorothy Travis, and Mary Jo Mergen White; three brothers, R. Edward Garner, Phillips Garner, and Jeffie Garner.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Scripture Writing – September 15 – Philippians 4: 4-9

Reminders:

  1. Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home The truck will be in Kentwood early tomorrow morning, so bring your donations in today.
  2. The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be tomorrow at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.  It’ll be a great, informative meeting with Katie Huto McElveen speaking.
  3. Today begins our Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions.  I hope you will take your brochure home and use it to pray each day this week.  I think it will guide you heart as you give this year.
  4. Shoebox time is right around the corner.  We will plan to work painting pictures inside each box next week.  I assure you that your painting skill or lack of painting skill will not be a problem.  I have an easy method for those who think they can’t paint.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. Saturday.  Bring a smile and a willing spirit.  I’ll have everything else you need.

 

 

 

Let’s this Lord’s Day set the tone for the coming week.

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

~Colossians 3:23~

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 12 – Nehemiah 8:10

 

 

Ben Smith is still hospitalized in New Jersey, but should be able to leave the hospital soon.  His parents are still by his side.  The doctor said his gall bladder was really bad.  Thankfully, he got medical care when he did.  Pray for other family members too.

 

 

 

We will NOT be painting shoeboxes Saturday because of the services for Mr. Gaylon.  That project will be rescheduled.

 

 

 

Monday

  • Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home at Hillsdale
  • WMU Associational Meeting with emphasis on Georgia Barnette

 

 

 

Reach out and “touch” someone today.

Anna Lee