For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
Mr. Jimmy Tolar‘s last couple of weeks has been described as a “roller coaster ride”. Most families have been on that “ride” with one or more family members and can understand what it is like. Please continue to pray for the whole family.
We visited Mrs. Theople Hurst Saturday. She is housebound for a couple of weeks. Pray for her and her family as they show their love one for another.
“Faith is the Victory”
This probably sounds like the way you remember congregational singing of this great hymn. I’m singing along and patting my foot. Are you?
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 58
- Psalm 114
- I Peter 4
“Young” Ladies Birthday Party
- 11 A..M. this morning
- The Cafe
- Honors ladies with September birthdays
Please honor those listed here today by praying for those listed and for others,
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.
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Mrs. Bessie Broom Hayden has had her foot removed. She’s got spunk and has already begun to plan on how she will be walking again soon. Keep praying for her and watching for her return to church.
Wednesday is the day students are encouraged to “Bring your Bible to School”. Let’s keep Christ in our schools!
We live in a troubled world. Our Christians values are not seen in “the world”, but we should cling to them tightly. We each need to cling to what we know to be right and the one who paid it all for us.
“In Times Like These”
Read the Bible
- Reflect on God’s Kindness
- Catch up on any reading you may have missed this week.
May this Monday be the beginning of a good week for you.
Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.
This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00. The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need. The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month. The breakfast is delicious. The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.
Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month. The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller, Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson. The lunch is dutch treat. The birthday cake is always delicious.
Mission opportunities for our children and youth
- Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
- Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.
Mission opportunities for all
- Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
- Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”
Read the Bible today.
- Isaiah 57
- Psalms 113
- I Peter 3
Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”
Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.
”Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”
~Romans 12:5 GW~
Pray for Jimmy Tolar and his family as he will have a tranche put in this morning.
Phillip Strickland is better and has been released from Ochsner in New Orleans. Please pray for him and his sweet family.
Mrs. Jerrye Ichter passed away this week. She and Bro. Bill served as music minister missionaries in Brazil for many years. They also served at FBC, Amite before going on the mission field. Her memorial service will be shared live via the FBC, Minden’s website Monday afternoon. https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistminden/?__xts__=68.ARBfUBssOfQ9W9ntHoPTF1bSliCPAXzP2Shnuh4Z0x7ZCKq4tmyt-NMAWL2qIvwyYmIkrBhZ1hL-bGxEkoaS06xbjko8rdVLUvc3QiissfR_wACIevJUJ5syS1P1Xp7bxKJqxtsxZkemMWBEOZijTbS1Sveo5GGl3No1WzW86pH5ymjMbMDa3h8&__tn__=HH-R .
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 56
- Psalm 112
- I Peter 2
Thanks to all who gave to pay shipping for “shoeboxes”. I gladly will fill your boxes for you. I believe we should send as many as possible because that means we will reach more families for the Lord. You can write your check to Samaritan’s purse and give it to me until the end of October. Thanks for your participation.
The Youth on Mission class is growing. We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the missions classroom. This week we will begin packing some backpacks for children who live in Appalachia and begin to learn storying so we can share God’s Word with others.
Today is Day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions, Georgia Barnett Offering.
I really like the song “God on the Mountain”. This clip shows Lynda Randal as she sings at a Gaither concert. I hope you love it and feel it like I do.
May this day be a blessing in your like as you bless others. Share some of God’s love today! Actions always speak louder than words!
”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.
”God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.
This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.”
~Ephesians 1:5 NLT~
I have many prayer requests, so I wanted to get them posted early so you can pray.
- Don Dickinson will be having surgery Thursday. Don is having outpatient knee surgery tomorrow afternoon at the Orthopedic Surgery Center in Baton Rouge. Praying everything goes well. Thank you for prayers. Judy Easley Dickinson
- Jimmy Tolar is to have a heart procedure to improve his defibrillator Friday. Please begin praying now. He is at OLOL in Baton Rouge.
- Phillip Strickland is sick tonight and has been taken to Ochsner in New Orleans.
- Bessie Hayden is also at OLOL She is scheduled to have surgery. She has diabetes issues.
- Sandy Birch had emergency gall bladder surgery, but is back home now.
- Brian Tate is at home. Please keep praying for him.
- Theople Hurst is at home and will possibly have more testing.
- Jennifer Gehringer will be having jaw surgery.
- Donna Fay Miller will have her cataract surgery on the second eye tomorrow.
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 54
- Psalm 111
- James 5
Georgia Barnett – Week of Prayer (Read your folder you received Sunday or read on the web site.)