Saturday

“Finally, brothers and sisters,

whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is right,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable—

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—

think about such things.” 

~Philippians 4:8 NIV~

 

 

 

The Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” collection hours are from 10 A.M. to noon today at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Ezekiel 39-41
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11

 

 

The Annual Joint Methodist – Baptist Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.  Be sure to stay for some delicious food and fellowship time.

 

 

 

Christmas projects/events you have an opportunity to support

  • Stamped Christmas cards for prisoners at the parish jail.  Bring to FBC by the first Sunday of December.
  • Annual Christmas Tea – 2 P.M. on first Sunday of December at East Fork Baptist Church
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
  • You have until early Monday morning to turn in your “Shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Gift cards for a Louisiana College student – a boy who is a twin and lives in the central part of LA (The other twin is also a student at LC in Pineville.  Someone else is packing his package.)

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Have a blessed day sharing God’s love with others.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 1-3
  • Proverbs 8
  • Luke 1

 

 

World Day of Prayer

  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • Monday at 10 A.M.
  • Program will be lead by FBC, Amite since Cora Morris is not fully recovered yet.
  • Covered dish lunch after the meeting.

 

 

Coming soon – Collection week for “shoeboxes”

  • November 12-19
  • FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site
  • Check the Samaritan’s Purse website for locations and times.  Each site sets their own time, so just because one is open at a certain time doesn’t mean another site will be open.
  • Sign up at the church is you are available to help with the collection process.
  • Contact me if you would like to help prepare the last of our “shoeboxes” for shipping.

 

 

Today, I ask for prayer for David.  He is not feeling his best.  Tomorrow, he gets injection #3.

 

 

When I got up, the clock said 3:00, early but acceptable.  Then, I realized the clock had not been changed!  I think I’m going back to bed.  Let this serve as a reminder….

Anna Lee

Wednesday

”You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?

Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion?

Of course not!

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

 ~Luke 11:11-13 NLT~

 

 

 

Phillip Strickland‘s surgery went well yesterday.  Please continue to pray for him.

 

 

Pete Gill has pneumonia and is at North Oaks.  Yesterday, a lung biopsy was done.  If all goes well, he should be able to come home in a day or two.  Please keep Pete and his family in your prayers.

 

 

Betty Taylor’s Update/Request

Thursday I have my second cataract surgery on my other eye I had one on one I last Thursday. So please say a prayer for me. The prayers last week was much appreciated. Thank you and God bless.

 

 

 

Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Women’s Life Ministries in Amite is in need of clothing for young mothers and young mothers-to-be.

 

 

The Two-Rivers’ WMU will meet Monday at 10 at Kedron Baptist Church to participate in the World Day of Prayer.  Everyone is invited to join us in praying for the various areas of the world.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 45-46
  • Proverbs 6
  • Revelation 19

 

 

Looking ahead to the weekend, we will be setting out clocks back an hour.  Don’t forget.

Anna Lee

Sunday

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you.

 ~ Peter 1:24-25 (NIV) ~

 

 

 

Ronnie Nielsen was hosted for a meal in a church that he helped “plant” ten years ago in Romania.  He also has had numerous opportunities to share the gospel through an interpreter.  Pray for the team as they continue their mission trip.

 

 

Glen Magee will be having surger on a date not yet determined.  Pray for him as he waits to be placed on the surgery schedule.

 

 

Betty Taylor’s cataract surgery and recovery went well.  Pray for her as she plans for the other eye to have surgery Thursday in McComb.

 

 

Maddie’s Miracles 

 Maddie is about the same. They added some meds and took some meds away. She will eat crackers and broth and a baked potato today if she even gets hungry. They will start with scrambled eggs and toast in the morning. If that stays in she can go home tomorrow if not she will have to stay until they figure this out. Thanks for the love and prayers.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 41-42
  • Proverbs 5
  • Revelation 17

 

 

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit this morning beginning at 8 A.M.  What a great opportunity to help a needy situation and to have a good Sunday morning breakfast.

 

 

May you be blessed through Bible study and morning services today. 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

”[God] will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve . . .

The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” 

~Psalm 103:9-10, 13 NLT~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 19-20
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Revelations 5

 

 

Pray for a good report for Frances Gay today.

 

 

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

 

 

Baptist Message http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Thom S. Rainer – https://thomrainer.com/

 

 

I missed the WMU meeting at my own church yesterday.  I don’t have any details yet, but I have heard the meeting was a success.  I’m anxious to learn what I missed.  The next WMU meeting will be early in November at Kedron with Amite leading our attention to the World Day of Prayer.  I hope you can attend and pray with women from around the world that day.

 

 

My daughter-in-law brought me a hymnal being discarded from her church.  I am anxious to spend some time at the piano with it.  I see songs I haven’t sung in a long time and new songs I want to learn about.  When I opened it just now, it opened to “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, an oldie I have loved for years.

Lyrics – https://hymnary.org/text/id_rather_have_jesus_than_silver_or_gold

Story – https://www.allaboutgod.com/id-rather-have-jesus.htm

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg-o2eGzM4

 

 

Isn’t that the way God works?  He took one man”s plan for this song and used it to change him, even more than the man’s son.  I know God used the song and the man to change many a person for the Lord!  I hope you find time to hear George Beverly Shea sing the song, as only he could.  Focus on how God wants to change you and how God has used the man and the song to change many people throughout the world.

Anna Lee

 

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

”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