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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Wednesday

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

~1 Thessalonians 1:3~

 

 

 

From Judy Dickinson:

Please add Don , his sister Deborah, and brother Martin to the prayer request. Their Mother passed away this morning. No obituary yet but visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Mississippi from 6-8 pm Wednesday 9/11 and Thursday from 9-10 with services at 10 am at the funeral home chapel.

The obituary is not posted this morning.  I’ll post it when it becomes available.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 11 – Jude 1:20-25

 

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up – If you have not yet contributed to the food drive for the LA Baptist Children’s Home, please do so before it is too late.  The truck will be at our church early Monday morning.

 

 

 

Mission Opportunities – Meet at the church Saturday morning at 9:00 to paint inside a shoe box so children will smile every time they open the box.  Boxes, paint, and other supplies will be provided.  Just give of your time!  Items for the shoe boxes are being counted and organized by groups.  Let’s all look forward to filling the boxes at the end of next month.  You’ll have an opportunity to help paint, fold boxes, fill boxes, etc. until the end of next month.  I hope you will  contribute of your time.  We will also be collecting money for the shipping of the boxes.  That’s only $9.00, which is a bargain!  I know because I have shipped many boxes overseas.  I was never able to mail any package for only $9.00!  You can give your contribution to the church by marking it “OCC Postage”.  Thanks so much.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“That is why we never give up.

Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.

For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long.

Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.

For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 

~2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NLT~

 

 

 

Please pray for Pete Hughes of Roseland.  He will be having open heart surgery tomorrow to repair five blockages in his heart.

 

 

 

Buddy Waller was hospitalized because of heart blockages, but thankfully was found that they were not bad enough to require surgery.  (Thanks, James, for sharing this.).  Keep Buddy in your prayers as he continues his daily routine.

 

 

 

Ben Smith of Greensburg is hospitalized in New Jersey because of gall bladder surgery.  He had a lot of infection and inflammation which cause the surgery to be done “the old way”.

 

 

 

Jewell R. Eaves

June 27, 1937 – September 09, 2019

On September 9, 2019 at 2:30 AM, Jewell Randolph Eaves was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven. His wife and daughters were able to be in this peaceful moment knowing when he breathed his last breath, he was in Jesus’ arms. Known to others as JR, Sonny, dad, and grandpa, he was a great Christian man who was loved by many. JR was born 82 years ago on June 27th, 1937 in Texas. He served our country as a US Army 82 Airborne Paratrooper. He has worn many hats through his years, but his favorite ones were being a husband, father, granddad, and great grandpa. He wore those proudly. JR truly loved life and lived it to the fullest through the simple pleasures of fishing, hunting, farming, chicken raising, and watching over his friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents Jewell Johnny and Nettie Mae Eaves and his brother Jerry and sister in law Pat Eaves. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Nadalee McNab Eaves, his sister Yvonne Woods, and his brothers Robert (Nancy) Eaves and Arthur (Sally) Beasley. He leaves a rich legacy starting with his children, his son Randy Eaves, and daughters Jennifer (Timmy) Thornton, Jolie (Scott) Gulledge, Joni (Garrett) Matherne, and Jamie Dehnel. He also leaves behind to carry on his humor, wisdom, and dreams- his 13 grand children- Nicole, Patrick, Travis, Jeremy, Justin, Allyssa, Jessica, Matthew, Katlyn, Ashton, Jacob, Natalee, and Aubrey and his 5 (and counting) great grandchildren. Family, friends, and others whose lives JR touched are invited to join us as we celebrate his life at Montpelier Baptist Church (2241 St. Helena Avenue. Montpelier, La 70422) on September 12th begining at 10 am. Services to follow at 12 PM and will be led by Bro Rusty Durand. The burial to follow in Montpelier Cemetery where he will be carried to his final resting place by his grandsons- Patrick Dehnel, Travis Thornton, Jeremy Dehnel, Justin Dehnel, Matthew Matherne, and Jacob Matherne. Even though we lay to rest the earthly body, we know JR is celebrating his joyous entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven to see friends and family. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Connie Lee Madden Raborn

July 16, 1952 – September 08, 2019

Connie Lee Madden Raborn of Kentwood, Louisiana passed away September 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. Connie was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska on July 16, 1952, was a 1970 graduate of Fort Zumwalt High School, O’Fallon, Missouri, and a life-long Girl Scout. Connie married the love of her life, Sam Raborn, U.S. Air Force, Retired, on April 26, 1975, in Tucson, Arizona. She spent the next 20 years serving her country as a military wife, raising her three daughters, traveling the world, and participating in Girl Scouts. After retirement, they settled in Louisiana where Connie spent her time taking care of her cows, chickens, horses, and grandkids. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family. Connie was an active member of First Baptist Church of Arcola, where she enjoyed her ladies’ meeting and helping with Vacation Bible School. Connie was loved by everyone who knew her. She never met a stranger, and she spent her life caring for others, especially her beloved husband. She loved researching her family history, often traveling the world to follow in their footsteps. She was a friend and “mom” to everyone she met. Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Rose Lee Oetting Madden; her father, William Lee Madden, Sr.; her mother-in-law, Margaret Jones Raborn; and her father-in-law, Loid Noel Raborn. Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Samuel Merwin Raborn; her daughters Margaret Elizabeth Raborn Andrews (Eric); Angela Darlene Raborn Stone (Rob); and Renee Sandra Raborn Molland (Quincy); her grandchildren, Dusty, Dakota, Ethan, Erica, Luke, Ella Rose, Samantha, Addison, Colleen, and Parker; her sisters, Dawn Carrigg and Susan Cleveland; her brothers, William Madden, Jr., and Shawn Madden; numerous nieces and nephews; her life-long best friend, Sandy Stefanski; and many, many more friends and family. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Arcola on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM and on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10:00AM until the funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Interment will take place in Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Metavivor, Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, Support, and Awareness Organization or the Girl Scouts of the USA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 10 – John 16: 10-24

 

 

 

Saturday, we will be painting “shoeboxes” in the fellowship hall.  It can be done in a simple way or in a more complicated way, if you choose.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. to be a part of this fun day.  Let me know if you are coming so I will be prepared.

 

 

 

Coming soon (Monday):

  • Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home
  • Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.

 

Thanks for your prayers today.  Thank-you for making a difference in many lives.

Anna Lee