Sunday

“He comforts us when we are in trouble,

so that we can share that same comfort

with others in trouble.

We share in the terrible sufferings of Christ,

but also in the wonderful comfort he gives.” 

~2 Corinthians 1:4-5 CEV~

 

Mrs. Maxine Turner and her sister, Frances Strickland, are now living at Landmark Nursing Home in Hammond.  Please pray for them and for the family as they make the adjustment.

Hope  Center Thrift Store

  • Tuesday – Friday 9 A.M.  – 5 P.M.
  • Grand Opening Ceremony – Tuesday at 9 A.M.
  • Second Harvest Food Program Coming Soon

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “Gentle Jesus” –  http://odb.org/
  • “Unless you are converted and become as little children,                                                               you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”                                                                                                                                                                   ~Matthew 18:3~                                                         “Let the little children come to Me,                                                                                                            and do not hinder them,                                                                                                                                    for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”                                                                                                                                                            ~ Matthew 19:14~
  • “Jesus Loves the Little Children” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/e/jesloves.htm

Looking Ahead – Opportunities

  • Tonight – Team Kid @ FBC, K at 5:30.
  • Monday – Fall Food Round-Up for La. Baptist Children’s Home                                                                    Associational WMU at FBC, K @ 10:00; Covered Dish
  • Tuesday –  Opening Ceremony for Hope Center @ 9:00                                                                                       Young at Heart @ New Zion Baptist Church @ 10:30
  • Thursday – Third Thursday @ The Cabin at 6:30 P.M.  
  • Friday – Bible Study @ 10:00  – Mary and Martha –                                                                                              Read Luke 10: 38-42 and John 11:1-44; 12:1-8
  • Sunday – Breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church to benefit a needy family – 8 A.M.

Team Kid – Tonight at FBC, K at 5:30

Operation Christmas Child

  • Craft Days
    • Sept. 13 – Great day of ladies working together for a common purpose
    • Sept. 27 @ 1 P.M. – Next craft day
  • Packing Day – November 1 

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

Commit your work to the Lord,

and your plans will be established.

~Proverbs 16:3~

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

and do not lean on your own understanding.  

~Proverbs 3:5~

And this gospel of the kingdom

will be proclaimed throughout the whole world

as a testimony to all nations,

and then the end will come.  

~Matthew 24:14~

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • “My neighborhood church collected items during vacation bible school. I pick stuff up all year round and have a bin full to fill shoebox. This year I took my 5 year old nephew to the store to pick up some toys he thought other children might like. He was so excited to take his bag of toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and donate them!” – Melanie S.“I was shocked that someone I didn’t even know would take the time to pray for me.” – Divine, shoebox recipient
  • On the shoebox gift distribution day, there was a girl who was very poor and her shoes were broken. When she opened the shoebox there was a pair of shoes her size. She put them on and couldn’t stop crying for joy. – Pastor Pedro, Colombia
  • “Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be blessed on the earth. You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.” Psalm 41:1-3
  • Today at 1 P.M., FBC, K will have a craft day to make items to go in the shoeboxes.  Join us in the fellowship hall to help (no special skills required).

Hope Center 

  • The grass is cut.
  • The sidewalk has been uncovered.
  • The gravel has been donated and spread.
  • The mailbox is up.
  • Two signs will be delivered today.
  • The clothes are hung.
  • The air condition is working!!!
  • Etc.
  • The dedication is set for Tuesday at 9 A.M.
  • “To God be the Glory”

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Devotional, Scriptures, a Quote, and a Song

  • “Think of Them No More” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/13/think-of-them-no-more/
  • “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”                                   ~Isaiah 43:25~                                                                                                                                                 “Where sin increased,                                                                                           grace increased all the more,                                                                                   so that, just as sin reigned in death,                                                                  so also grace might reign through righteousness                                       to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”     ~Romans 5:20~                                                                                                                                               “Greater love has no one than this,                                                                      that he lay down his life for his friends.”                            ~ John 15:13~
  “When God saves us,                                                                                                 our sins are forgiven forever.”                              ~Our Daily Bread~
  • “Grace Greater Than Our Sins”                           

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/g/ggreater.htm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What a Friend We Have in Jesus”                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/a/f/wafwhij.htm

Women’s Ministry

  • Associational meeting at FBC, K Monday at 10:00 A.M.
  • Bring a “dish” for lunch.
  • Speaker – Sylvester Humphrey, Coordinator of Hope Center
  • Focus – Week of Prayer for State Missions
  • All ladies are invited and encouraged to attend.

Fall Food Round-Up

Sunday is your last opportunity to take staples or checks to your local church for pick-up early Monday morning.  The children of the LA Baptist Children’s Home will be blessed by the food you contribute.

There are many names listed on the prayer lists of individual churches.  Please pray for each family and for the family of those who are not listed, but have a need.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Be a blessing to others today as He blesses you!

Anna Lee

Friday

“But from there, you will search for the LORD your God,

and you will find Him when you seek Him

with all your heart and all your soul.”

~Deuteronomy 4:29, HCSB~

 

Joe Easley

I heard some good news yesterday.  Joe Easley, who has been terribly sick, is better.  I thank God for a good day for Joe and for his  friends and fellow church people who have been so faithful to a man who has been so faithful to God.  Have a good day today, Joe.

Joe’s Grandson

Joe’s grandson was involved in an accident over the weekend.  The early news was that the young man broke this back.  That is true, but it seems the break was on the front and fixable.  Thank-you, Jesus.

Nancy Carruth

Nancy, of Greensburg,  got some medical results yesterday from tests she had been undergoing.  She will need additional testing and some procedures, but thankfully, her health can be improved through modern medicine.  We’re praying for you, Nancy.

Austin Rose

Austin Rose of the Atlanta area has parents who grew up in Amite.  A year ago, he was found to have a serious health issue.  Last weekend, his friends honored his with a sign and recognition at the football game that said, “HE WON”!  Austins family in LA and GA thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult year.

Steve Hatchel of Texas

Please continue to pray for Boyd’s dad and the rest of the family.

Craft Day for Operation Christmas Child

Ladies of all ages are invited to the fellowship hall of FBC, K tomorrow.  Crafts for the “shoeboxes” will be made so they can be delivered to children at Christmas.  Ladies OF ALL AGES are welcome to help.

Baptist Press –   The article, “Let’s Roll” (http://www.bpnews.net/43340/bible-study-lets-roll-sept-14), reminds us to “Do Something”.

Baptist PressBPNews.net

Devotional, Scriptures,  Quotes, and a Song

  • “The Small Giant”  –   http://odb.org/2014/09/12/the-small-giant/
  • The Lord . . . will deliver me.                                                                                                            ~1 Samuel 17:37~                                                                                   This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.                                                                                                                    ~ 1 John 5:4~    
  • His confidence is not in what he has but in who is with him.                                                                                                                         ~Samuel~             Don’t tell God how big your giants are.                                                               Tell your giants how big your God is.                                                                                                             ~Poh Fang Chia~                                                                        
  • “Faith is the Victory” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/f/a/faithist.htm

Thanks for praying for these needs and for the needs of others who are on our hearts, but not listed here.  God appreciates when we pray specifically, not that He needs the information/reminder, but that we are going beyond saying “all the needs around us”

Remember, our theme for the Week of Prayer for state missions is “Do Something”.  What are you doing today?

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

“The harvest is abundant,

but the workers are few.

Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest

to send out workers into His harvest.”

~Matthew 9:37-38, HCSB~

(As soon as I read that verse,

I thought of the volunteers at Hope Center.

I thank God for each person who has freely given their time now

knowing there is a harvest ahead.)

9/11 – Let’s pray for our country.  May it return to its strength and great image in the eyes of its people and those around the world.  I think the first step in the right direction will be to put God back in His rightful place.

Jadon’s Journey

 https://www.facebook.com/monica.pailet?hc_location=timeline

Johnnie Santangello 

“Lil’man” is doing well.  Keep praying for him as he battles a brain tumor.

“Seven Life Lessons from Truett Cathy”

http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/7-life-lessons-from-truett-cathy

 

Ray and Beverly Blackwell

Alan Ray continues to be at rehab in Hammond.  Beverly is now on day nine at North Oaks. They both need and would appreciate our prayers.  Pray for their sons as they meet with medical professionals.

 

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

 

Devotional, Scriptures, and Songs

  • “Born to Rescue” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/11/born-to-rescue/
  • For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,                           but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.                                                                                                           ~Mark 10:45~                           “‘Come follow Me,’ Jesus said,                                                                         ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’”                                                                                                                                         ~Matthew 4:19~                        
  •  “Jesus Calls Us” –   http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/e/jesuscus.htm
            “Jesus Saves”                                                                                                                             http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/e/jesussav.htm

Reminders

  • Fall Food Round-Up for La. Baptist Children’s’ Home                                                                  Take food to one of the area churches by Sunday for early pick-up on Monday
  • Ladies’ Bible Study                                                                                                                                                Read Hosea 1-3 before the 10 A.M. meeting Friday.
  • Craft Day for Operation Christmas Child                                                                                                Saturday @ 1 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC,K for all ladies and girls                      You do not have to be crafty to do some of these projects.   All items will be put in the shoeboxes for needy children.
  • Hope Center                                                                                                                                                               Volunteers are invited to show-up beginning at 8:00 this morning.  There is a job for everyone!
  • Week of Prayer for Georgia Barnett Offering – next week!                                                         Sylvester Humphrey, volunteer director of Hope Center, will be our speaker Monday at 10:A.M.at FBC,K.   Bring a covered dish for lunch.

May each of us see God’s blessings and protection for us individually and collectively today!

Anna Lee

                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“We give thanks to You, God;

we give thanks to You,

for Your name is near.

People tell about Your wonderful works.”

~Psalm 75:1, HCSB~

Senior Adult Revival – Tuesday was good too!  I’m looking forward to this morning in Greensburg.  It all begins at 9:15 with plenty of coffee, treats, friends, hugs, good music, and wonderful preaching.  There will also be enough food to feed half of Greensburg!  God blessed the gathering Monday and Tuesday.  I’m sure He will be back today.

Hope Center – The news on the air condition is not good.  Now, the expected date for installation is Friday.  Work in going on there anyway.  I will be there after the revival today and again at 8:00 in the morning.  Come join us.  The work is easier and more fun when others are there.  I know God will bless our efforts!  I have a new request, coat hangers (new or used)!  You can give them to me or drop them off yourself.  This is a project of sixteen churches.

Fall Food Roundup – Food is being collected in area Baptist Churches for the children of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The truck from the home will pick up at FBC, Kentwood early Monday morning.  You may take your food until Sunday night.  Leave it in the the stairwell to the church office.  This is a project of churches all across out state.

Operation Christmas Child – Our craft day is Saturday.  We will meet at 1:00 at FBC, K to make items to go into the boxes we are sending.  You do not need to be “crafty” or to bring a craft to share, but it will be okay if you do.  This is a project of churches of various denominations around the world, not just mine.  Join the spirit of unity and purpose!

Easley Family – Joe and Jean Easley were still in Greensburg the last I heard.  I also leaned there have been others in the family with serious problems.  Their God, who is also mine, is more than sufficient to pray for them.  Join the family and friends in praying for them.

Luberta Allen

Born: October 11, 1923
Died: September 08, 2014

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2668701&fh_id=10545

Baptist Press  BPNews.net

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “One Amazing Letter” –    http://odb.org/2014/09/10/one-amazing-letter/
  • I will not forget Your word.                                                                                                                                                                            ~Psalm 119:16 ~            How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to Thy Word.                                                                                                                                                                    ~Psalm 119:9 ~       The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword.                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~ Hebrews 4:12~

I know I have included lots of “announcements” lately, but I consider them “opportunities”.  Some of them surely are within you time, money, and physical capabilities.  You can participate whether you are a member of FBC, K or not.  Consider the task and choose the one(s) that work for you!  Contact me if you need more information.

Anna Lee

Monday

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro

throughout the whole earth,

to show Himself strong

on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

~2 Chronicles 16:9a, NKJV~

 

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “Sow What?” –   http://odb.org/2014/09/08/sow-what/
  • He who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.                                                                                                        ~Proverbs 11:18~
“He who goes out weeping,                                                                              carrying seed to sow,                                                                                              will return with songs of joy,                                                                            carrying sheaves with him.”                                                                                                                     ~Psalm 126:6~

I was given information about some area churches yesterday.  I trust you will be thankful for these reports.

  • We fed over 200 folks today at homecoming. They got a spiritual meal, courtesy of Gregg Potts and a down home southern meal too. It was nice to see so many and enjoy our newly remodeled fellowship hall and our new kitchen. Thanks to all who attended EFBC homecoming today. And for everyone who worked so hard on it. And a big thanks to Bro mike for all the hours he has put in at the church on the remodel.”
  • New Zion Baptist Church had five (5) decisions yesterday morning!
  • Roseland had a live band from their membership yesterday and looks forward to hearing more from them.
  • Spring Creek Baptist Church began a new Sunday School class yesterday “that will meet in the Grand Foyer of the new building.  The goal of this class is to dig a little deeper than what is usually possible in a normal class and to begin their journey they are beginning with the study Experiencing God Knowing And Doing The Will Of God.”
  • Bro. Jonathan and Ashley Statham were honored at a pounding yesterday at Kentwood.

Operation Christmas Child Quotes

  • “My neighborhood church collected items during vacation bible school. I pick stuff up all year round and have a bin full to fill shoebox. This year I took my 5 year old nephew to the store to pick up some toys he thought other children might like. He was so excited to take his bag of toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and donate them!” – Melanie S.
  • “My daughter Arianna was crowned National American Miss Georgia Princess Queen and has chosen to use her title to collect donations and pack boxes for Operation Christmas. Arianna is only six years old, but has a huge heart for other kids. When she heard there were kids who don’t get gifts she wanted to send all her gifts to them.” – Gina B.
  • “I thank God for the shoe box I received full of things I needed, but the most important gift was that I got to know Jesus and accepted Him as my Lord in my life. It was the first time I attended Church. Then, I was invited to study the class The Greatest Journey and I was very excited to have my own book to work on. It helped me grow and know Jesus’ life. I realized I had to change my behavior because of Jesus’ love. At home we have a lot of problems, but after I started to talk the Word of God to my parents, something started to happen because they started to come with me to church.” Maria Jose
  • “My daughter’s church is very involved in this ministry. She and her daughters, 10 and 11, look for things all year. I think they get as much, or more, from this ministry as those receiving the boxes!” – Jo Anne G.

The Senior Adult Revival for Two Rivers Association will be Monday – Wednesday.

  • 9:15 – Fellowship
  • 9:30 – Choir Practice
  • 10:00 – Service followed by lunch.
  • Different churches are providing the meal each day, so you do not have to cook for a pot luck lunch each day.

Hope Center Volunteers

I know of volunteers working at the center Monday and Tuesday afternoons and Thursday.  Feel free to join them.  “Do Something” is the theme of the Georgia Barnett Offering this year.  We can all contribute to missions in our area by volunteering.

Frozen Food to a Family

The delivery was made and the food was so greatly appreciated.  You sent food and love in those quart size bags yesterday.  Start filling bags for the first Sunday of next month.

 May God bless each one who makes the effort to help in any of these efforts.  

Anna Lee

Sunday

“You rejoice in this, though now for a short time

you have had to struggle in various trials

so that the genuineness of your faith—

more valuable than gold,

which perishes though refined by fire—

may result in praise, glory, and honor

at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

~1 Peter 1:6-7, HCSB~

 

Ron and Alana Ichter Greenwich, missionaries to Santa Catarina, Brazil have retired after 30 years and are returning home to Louisiana this weekend.  Her dad was my music minister/children’s choir director when I was a child.  Later, when Jennie served as a journeyman in Brazil, she taught the children of the Greenwich and Blackwell families, both from LA.  Sweet memories!  Her parents are also retired Brazilian ministers to Brazil.  They live in Minden, LA and are so excited to have Alana home.  Bro. Bill still serves on the church staff working with senior adults.  I might add that some of the third generation of the Ichter family are currently serving as missionaries.  What an legacy!  How they have blessed and been blessed!  I wonder how many souls will be in heaven because of the Ichter Clan.  Please pray for Ron and Alana as they make this big change in their lives.

You may remember praying for a little boy named Eli.  This is an update.

Today one year ago we came home from the hospital after the chemotherapy was over for good ! We claimed it and u claimed it with me…I remember how all of you came in agreement with me and for me that it was not over for him. I clearly remember the walk down the hallway to go home..it was awesome. I’m lucky to have a healthy boy and it teaches you to not take a day for granted and that you tell each other you love each other as much as possible. He’s a blessing… He’s smart ..he could teach lots of people to not sweat the small stuff in life and everyday battles. Money isn’t everything…materials aren’t everything.. Its who is in your life and the laughter as and the memory making a and the love as and hugs….don’t waste your day being upset over things we have no control of… My dad was that way to and I saw so much of him in Eli…. Each day is a gift..invest I n people.. This world is too full of people in it for themselves… Invest..smile.. Laugh ..love …its what got us thru each day in the battle and still today.

Boyce Otis Simmons

Born: January 31, 1932
Died: September 06, 2014

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Dorothy Rodriguez Burnthorn
Born: December 10, 1928
Died: September 05, 2014

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Norton “Bo” Varnado 
Born: March 17, 1960
Died: September 04, 2014

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Edward Ridgedell
Born: November 20, 1943
Died: September 05, 2014

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Today is the day for frozen food for a family.  Bring your bags to my classroom this morning.  Food will be delivered today.

Saturday is the first craft day for Operation Christmas Child.  Plan to spend your afternoon with us doing something that will be shared with children during the Christmas season.  You can bring some crafts to lead others to making or just show up and help out.  Either way will be appreciated.

The Senior Adult Revival is Monday through Wednesday at 10:00 with lunch following that.

  • Monday – New Zion Baptist Church
  • Tuesday – Kedron Baptist Church
  • Wednesday – Greensburg

The Kentwood church van will be leaving at 9:15 Tuesday and Wednesday for members who choose to ride with them.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “More of Him, Less of Me” http://odb.org/2014/09/07/more-of-him-less-of-me/
  • I also count all things loss                                                                                         or the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.                                                                                                           ~Philippians 3:8~                     
         God and our Father: To Whom be glory for ever.”                                                                                                                                           ~Galatians 1:4-5~

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!  Make him the center of this day!

Anna Lee