Lord’s Day

”The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.”

 ~Acts 20:24 NCV~

Who Will Be in Heaven Because of You?



Mr. Jimmy Tolar and family watched the LSU game from his hospital room.  They made the most of the day at OLOL.  Mr. Jimmy is continuing to improve with the rehab therapy he is receiving.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and “Miss” Naomi.



Southern Baptist Disaster Relief people are on location and working to help the people who have so many needs caused by Hurricane Michael.  Pray for each volunteer that they are able to help in many ways, especially spiritually, in the coming months.  The need is great.  The volunteers are numerous and trained for the responsibilities they are assuming.  May God be glorified because of work done in the wake of the hurricane.




Tonight,  the Two Rivers Annual Associational Meeting will be held at Montpelier.  Most area Baptist churches will not have regularly scheduled activities so members can be at Montpelier.  Monday morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at FBC, Kentwood for a quarterly meeting focusing on mission projects.  I hope many of you will be able to be in attendance at both of these meetings.




I did some shopping for OCC school supplies.  Although I found a plentiful supply of many items, I came home with only one $1.00 calculator.  I hope you will be more fortunate than I was with calculator shopping.  After Monday, I’ll be setting a day for us to work on the new school supplies and get them packed in shoeboxes.  Stay tuned for that date.  The November collection dates will be here before long.  Let’s have our work finished so we can box our boxes the first week of November.  The national collection week is November 12-19.  If you have not returned the boxes you packed, please get them to the church in the next couple of weeks.  Thanks for your help with this project.If you have any questions about Operation Christmas Child, I will do my best to answer them.  If I can’t do that, I know several people who I can refer you to.




Our area churches will soon be collecting stamped Christmas cards for the inmates at the Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parish jails.  They will be due to the first Sunday of December.  I know of some people who have received a Christmas card that we have given.  Both the sender and the receiver were blessed by the cards.  The more cards we turn in, the more people who can/will be blessed.



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 17-18
  • Psalm 119: 97-104
  • Revelation 5



“God is So Good” is a simple song with a great message.

I included a children’s version and and adult version.

I hope this song will be repeated over and over in your heart and mind today.

Anna Lee





Saturday Addition

I’ve been thinking about Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes some more.  I now realize I forgot to mention pencil sharpeners, pencil colors, and markers as school supplies needed.  The sooner you can help me with these items, the better.  Thanks to those who have faithfully provided items for mission needs and to those who will join their ranks now.  Let’s keep on spreading the message through OCC!


Anna Lee


”The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.” 

~Acts 20:24 NCV~



Please continue to pray for all the people whose lives are forever changed because of Hurricane Michael this week.  This includes the victims and those who are there now and will be there in the future to help the people recover.  I know we all relate to their problems because of hurricanes we have experienced.  We can’t changes the storms of our lifetime, but we certainly can find ways to help those who have been in the storms.  One advantage of being a part of this recovery is to know that many of the volunteers there are Christians who have a special message of Christ’s love for the people.  Christian volunteers help others meet physical and spiritual needs.
“Let Others See Jesus in You”

Kenneth O’Brian

January 21, 1935 – October 08, 2018A resident of Roseland, La, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Lake Pines Hospital in Kenner, La. He was born January 21, 1935, in Roseland, LA and was 83 years of age. He is survived by his son, John O’Brian and wife, Darolyn; 2 grandchildren, Serenity and Lawrence O’Brian; brother, Alvis O’Brian and wife, Melvalene; sister, Imogene Ridgedell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Melanie Dufrene O’Brian; parents, Johnnie O’Brian Sr. and Mattie Sandifer O’Brian; and 4 brothers, Johnnie O’Brian Jr., J.W. O’Brian, Werlein O’Brian and Ray O’Brian. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 15-16
  • Psalm 119: 89-96
  • Revelations 4




Don’t forget to make plans to attend the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting Monday at FBC, Kentwood.  The leadership team will meet at 9:00 before the 10:00 meeting.  The program will be about mission opportunities.  A covered dish lunch will conclude the gathering.  You’ll be blessed by being there and miss out if you are not in attendance.



Special need – We have some shoeboxes that are short on school supplies, so I am asking you to help us with highlighters, large erasers, glue sticks, and pens.  These items will be needed within the next week or so.  Thanks, in advance, for helping with these needs.



Today, I want to share another quote that is hanging in Mrs. Barbara Watson’s S.S. classroom.

“Faith is not knowing

what the future holds,

but knowing who holds the future!”


With that knowledge comes a peace you could not have otherwise.
Anna Lee




Monday Evening

Update on David

After numerous tests that did not identify the source of David’s problem, we learned at Ochsner in Baton Rouge today that David will have a bone marrow test Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Results take about ten days to come in.  We will see the hematologist again on Monday, October 15th for results.  Until that happens, there will be nothing for us to share in the form of an update.  We appreciate all the many prayers and acts of kindness.  Our request now is just to pray for us and the team of doctors who are working on David’s case.



”God made us what we are.

In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.”

~Ephesians 2:10 NCV~



Don Dickinson‘s surgery went well yesterday.  Now, he is at home and recovering.



Update on David

  • Monday – Covington – CAT scan not done
  • Tuesday – Baton Rouge – Received 2 units of blood
  • Wednesday – Covington – CAT scan completed
  • Thursday – Covington – EGD done; Hammond – Blood work done

It’s been one of the hardest weeks of my life,  We still do not know where blood is being lost, but continue to search.

It’s been one of the sweetest weeks of my life.  Friends have shown up to help (WORK  in this heat) and to bring food.  Calls and visit have shown us love and concern.  God has richly blessed us through the medical personnel and personal friends.  I bragged to David that there were no medical appointments  next week, but by yesterday, we already had three for Monday.

The blood transfusion helped David more than we expected.  He has been able to drive, attend pray meeting, walked to the mailbox, etc.  We thank God for all the encouragement we received.  He is faithful!


Read the Bible 

  • Isaiah 55
  • Song of Solomon 8: 8-14
  • I Peter 1


Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions

  • Read the brochure (Day 6)
  • Watch a video – https://georgiabarnette.org/
  • Pray for missions in Louisiana
  • Do missions in Louisiana
  • Plan to give to missions via the Georgia Barnett Offering


Thanks for the prayers.

Anna Lee


Tuesday (9/11)

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

~Colossians 3:23~



The annual Georgia Barnett Offering is the focus of missions in our churches each September.  I did not know about this page or these clips, but happened upon it this morning.  Three of them were made at FBC, Kentwood.  One was remotely made to include someone who spent their teen years at FBC, Kentwood.  Many of you will know several of these people who recognize the importance of missions in Louisiana.


Let’s “THINK BIG”, Louisiana.  The difference is eternity!

Today, I encourage you to  spend some time learning about “Think Big” and the importance of missions in our church/churches.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 46
  • Psalm 107: 24-43
  • Hebrews 10


Let’s be encouraged and work hard for the Lord!

Anna Lee




Lord’s Day

This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.

~Ecclesiastes 5:18~



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 45
  • Song of Solomon 6:1-5
  • Hebrews 9



Days and Dates to Remember

  • Sundays
    • S.S. at 9:15
    • Church at 10:30
    • Youth on Mission at 5 P.M.
    • Church at 6 P.M.
  • Wednesdays
    • Youth at 5
    • Children in Action and Church at 6 P.M.

Saturday, September 15 – Mission Project Day form 9 – Noon

Monday, September 17 – Associational WMU Meeting at Hilldale at 10 A.M.

  • Kay Bennett of Friendship House will be our guest speaker
  • Potluck Lunch following Meeting
  • Bring items to donate to Friendship House
    • Individual snack items (fruit, pudding, etc,)
    • Vienna Sausage
    • Protein Bars
    • Bug Spray
    • Women’s Medium Athletic Pants
    • Gift cards
      • Walmart
      • Lowe’s
      • Home Depot



Operation Christmas Child – Now packing shoeboxes

  • See me to get boxes and to return boxes
  • I’ll pack them for you, if you choose



Have a fantastic Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee