“Give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~Thessalonians 5:18 NIV~
Pray for little Jules Tankesley who had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She is doing much better now. Pray for Jules and her parents, KerriBeth and Jamie.
Thanks to those who helped with the shoeboxes this week. The shoebox schedule for this week is Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 P.M.and Saturday at 8 A.M. We are progressing in getting enough shoeboxes ready for all the children we will be packing for this year. Help us bring a smile to their faces. We meet in the fellowship hall to paint. Thanks to the ladies who helped this week.
We are collecting money to help with the postage. It costs $9.00 per shoebox to get each one to their destination. You can mark your check “OCC Postage”. Thanks for your help.
Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions: We are collecting funds to help people in Louisiana have an opportunity to learn about Jesus. I know we want those around us to have opportunities to have Jesus in their hearts and lives.
Fifth Sunday Singing at FBC, Kentwood
- Tonight at 6 P.M.
- Boiled peanuts and hot dogs after the singing
- Everyone is invited.
Scripture Writing – September 29 – Romans 15: 7-13
October Scriptures are available in the sanctuary or office of FBC, Kentwood.
If you have items to send because of the flooding in Texas they must be turned in first thing in the morning so the can get to Bro. Stan in time for the next trip. Remember, they will only be taking the four items they requested – diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and Gatorade and other sports drinks. We have disaster relief workers on the ground and working in Texas.
Monday, the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet at The Cafe at 11:00. All ladies are invited to join in with them.
Sunday School begins at 9:15 and worship begins at 10:30 at FBC, Kentwood. We invite you to join us if you are not attending another church. We have classes for every age group. We also provide a nursery, have children’s church, and other things that may interest you.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
~2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV~
Linda B. Williams requests prayers for husband, Jimmy.
Friends & Relatives, we are in need of your prayers, again. Following Jimmy’s hospitalization a few months ago after he had the heart cath, his prognosis wasn’t good. He never had recovered from the quadruple bypass surgery he had in 12/2018, and the coronary artery disease is severe. His doctor decided to have a Physical Therapist with his Home Health agency start seeing him and see if he could get his strength back. He did not progress and was discharged by his therapist. When he went to his doctor, she put the order in for Hospice so they can help Jimmy have the best quality of life possible. She explained the things Hospice can do for him that Home Health can’t. She also told us it did not mean he would only live for a certain length of time. It meant Hospice will provide services that will help make his life easier. There are no options left for treating his failing heart. He was admitted to Hospice today. Thanks in advance for your prayers for Jimmy and our family.
As you pray for the recent flooding in Texas, please know we have Baptist Disaster Relief workers there. Below is Bro. Stan’s list of items needed. Please note when and where they are needed. I think if we can get items Sunday, we will be able to get them to Franklinton first thing Monday morning.
BASELA Family- We will be collecting the following items for the churches impacted by the flooding in Texas. We have disaster relief volunteers working in the Hamshire, TX and surrounding areas. Supplies can be taken to the Missions Office in Franklinton (2116 Washington St) or to FBC St. Francesville (12404 Hwy 10). Supplies will be collected through Monday Morning.
Feminine hygiene products
Gatorade and other sports drinks
THESE ARE THE ONLY ITEMS BEING COLLECTED! Please do not bring clothes, water or any other items!!! This is at the request of the receiving church.
Scripture Writing – September 28 – Romans 5: 1-5
Scriptures for October will be available at FBC, Kentwood Sunday morning. You can get your copy in the sanctuary Sunday. On other days, check with the church office for a copy.
Operation Christmas Child
- We will continue with painting the inside lids of shoe boxes today at 1 P.M. in the fellowship hall. We had a good group last Saturday and look for a good group today. When the boxes dry, we will fold and stack them for our packing party in five weeks.
- Set aside the last Saturday of October for our Christmas packing party. It’s amazing how quickly we can pack all those shoeboxes!
- FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site. The hours of drop-off will vary from day to day, so check the OCC website or call the church office before you come to leave your boxes with us.
High Attendance Sunday
- FBC, Kentwood
- 9:15 A.M.
- Classes for everyone!
Fifth Sunday Singing
- FBC, Kentwood
- 6 P.M.
Pray for all these activities and events.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.
Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance
Thankfully, Mrs. Ruby Dillon is better. Keep praying for her.
Updates on Carl “Chicken” Gaines and Carol Bennett Sealey written by his wife/her sister, Barbara:
Good morning everyone. Quick update on Carl. We thought he was having another stroke Tuesday morning spent the Tuesday and Wednesday in the hospital but doctors thinking a migraine headache so home now! GOD IS GOOD!!
Have even better news on Carol. Talked with her this morning and got the good news that she is not going to have to go to dialysis. What an awesome answered prayer. I know that we have been praying for that specific request and I have had friends that have told me that they also have been lifting Carol up in prayer and praying that God would heal her kidneys so that she would not have to go to dialysis 3 times a week!!! Answered prayers HALLELUJAH!!!! CAROL also is gaining strength in her legs and making great progress in making steps and standing up with assistance. God has big plans for Carol and her testimony of God’s Mercy and Grace!!! Thank you to all who have prayed so fervently for Carol’s healing and to please keep praying!!!
Scripture Writing – September 27 – Psalm 126: 1-6
Project Day for Operation Christmas Child – Saturday at 1 P.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.
The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet Monday, September 30 at 11:00 at The Cafe. All ladies are invited to attend.
There is a Sunday School class for everyone at FBC, Kentwood. We begin at 9:15. If you need help locating a class contact me of enter the church fellowship hall and ask for assistance. We would love to have you join us.
Have a wonderful, cooler day. It doesn’t feel like fall yet, but there each morning these is a hint it is coming.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
~Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)~
From Frances Gay –
Lisa Carrier, who lives in Amite, is in Houston for appointment at M.D. Anderson concerning a mass found in her ovary. She would be appreciative of prayers on her behalf and all concerned. Lisa works at North Oaks in the lab. She has been a friend of my family for many years. Please add her to the prayer list. Thank you
Lisa is one of my former students. I have enjoyed seeing her and her siblings several times in recent years. Let’s keep Lisa in our prayers.
Morria Reynolds, father of Deanna Reynolds, will have a leg amputated on 9/4/19. Your prayers for him and his family will be greatly appreciated.
Caleb Estay is still waiting for a decision about the next medical step. Pray for him and his family as well as the medical staff of Children’s Hospital.
Gaylon Cutrer continues to improve following his recent hospital stay. He and his family would appreciate your prayers.
David’s blood level yesterday was 8.0, the highest it has been in two months. We are thankful for his good report.
December 11, 1928 – August 11, 2019
A resident of Fluker, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 11, 1928 in Brownsfield, TX and was 90 years of age. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was a member of Walter T. Ott #217 Order of Eastern Star and retired from the Louisiana State Tourism Center in Kentwood. Florene was a member of Tangipahoa Baptist Church where she was voted Mother of the Year. She is survived by husband of 74 years, Robert Pate, Sr.; 4 children, Robbie Lynn Pate, Deborah Pate Ragan (Devon), Lisa Pate Ginn (Grant) and Robert Pate, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, Robert Bridges, Stephanie Novak (Tony), Heather Monoc (Marco), Jessica Westmoreland Stogner (Edward), Kristen Bonds (fiancé, Josh Barnhill), Brandon Kuyrkendall (Zandrea) and Curtis Ginn; 9 great- grandchildren, Madison Bridges, Hadley Doin, Loic Doin, Silas Novak, Arden Novak, Berend Kuyrkendall, Emma Monoc, Leona Kuyrkendall and Eleonor Rose Stogner; twin sister, Lorene Windham. Preceded in death by her 2 daughters, Sarita Pate and Rebecca Pate Bonds; parents, Robert and Rosa Cureton; 2 brothers, Robert and Gene; 3 sisters, Hazel, Doris and Joyce. Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
I saw Mr. Robert Pate a week ago today as I was buying gas for David’s trip to Baton Rouge a week ago today. We had a sweet visit. He asked us to pray for his wife. Now, we need to pray for Mr. Robert and other family members.
Arrangements for Adrian Phillips Tuesday 5-9 and Wednesday 8-10 at Pine Ridge Methodist Church in Kentwood, LA.
Build an OCC “Shoebox” online!’
- Only $25.00 at Samaritanspurse.org/buildonline
- You select the items and OCC will pack and send your shoebox gift for you.
Scripture Writing – August 13 – Isaiah 33:2
Keep the prayers coming. Your prayers make a big difference in many lives.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Scripture Writing – August 4 – Romans 5:8
Jerry H. Brumfield
April 10, 1935 – August 02, 2019
Jerry H. Brumfield passed away to join his mother and father in Heaven on August 2, 2019. He was 84 years old, born in Roseland, Louisiana, but lived most of his life in Kentwood. He attended Louisiana School for the Deaf and worked many years with his father, Herbert Brumfield, for Brown Funeral Home in Kentwood. Jerry enjoyed attending area fairs, festivals and football games, and fishing with his buddies. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert H. Brumfield and Winnie Sandifer Brumfield of Kentwood, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his sister, Betty Brumfield Young and her husband Eugene Young of Baton Rouge, one nephew, Scott Young of Atlanta, Georgia; one niece, Dr. Sheryl Young and her husband, Philip Zuspan, and Sheryl’s two daughters, Sarah Zuspan and Jenn Zuspan, of Leawood, Kansas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Amite, Louisiana, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Dr. Trey Waldrop and Rev. Thomas Willis, Minister to the Deaf. Interment in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery. Many thanks to staff at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home and Community Care Hospice workers for their care and comfort. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
I trust you will be found in God’s house today.
- 9:15 Sunday School
- 10:30 – Morning Worship
- 6:00 – Evening Bible Study and Worship
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience & Perseverance” – James 5: 10-11
Please pray for Bro. Ernest Graham and two others from East Fork Baptist Church as they do mission work in Canada this week. Pray those they minister to will have their eyes and hearts open to Jesus.
Barbara Dale Travis Carter
May 15, 1954 – July 19, 2019
Barbara Dale Travis Carter died Friday July 19, 2019 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center of Covington. She was 65, a native of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana and a long-time resident of Franklinton, Louisiana. Barbara was a graduate of Greensburg High School, Southeastern Louisiana University, and LSU Law School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Huey Marvin Travis and Araminta (“Polly”) Bennett Travis; and her sister Connie Kathleen Travis Jenkins. She is survived by her husband Clay Alston Carter; her son Lee Alston Carter, daughter-in-law Annie Cazenave Carter, and grandson Jackson Thomas Carter; son Thomas Travis Carter; sister Valerie Suzanne Travis Lane; and brother Huey Marvin (“Bubba”) Travis. Barbara was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Franklinton. Her love for her community was only surpassed by her love for her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana with religious services to follow conducted by Rev. Brian Ridgedell. Burial will follow in the Greensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church of Franklinton at 1015 Cleveland St., Franklinton, LA 70438. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
I know I have been sharing about the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” lately. I do so because I believe in sharing the gospel. “Shoeboxes” have proven to be an effective outreach to many, many children each year. Today, I am going to ask you to commit to making some purchases for OCC this week. I ask you to purchase school supplies for boys and girls who are between the ages of 2 and 14. This site, https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/, will be helpful in guiding you this week. I like to buy multiple items of several different categories when I shop. You may find you enjoy buying for one boy or girl, but want to buy everything they will need. The choice is yours. Don’t think two year olds are too young for school supplies. Think of thick crayons, coloring books, blank paper, pencils, water colors, rounded scissors, glue sticks, etc. Bring your purchases to the church office by next Sunday morning. I will be grateful for your purchases and excited for the children who will receive the boxes and have an opportunity to learn about Jesus, much like our local boys and girls do at Sunday School.
This is my challenge to you this week. Get out and enjoy shopping for school supplies for a child or children from very disadvantaged countries. Let’s work together to make this world a better place for others. Let’s work together to help others learn about Jesus. One week! School supplies!
If FBC, Kentwood is not your church, find out how your church, school, organization, etc. is working to help. You can work through another group or you can help us in Kentwood.
I’m thankful to report that David is better than he was a few months ago and a year ago. He has been able to sit and help unpackage items, sort items, create useful items, etc. I feel so blessed that he can help now. Ask him about helping our son-in-law give out shoeboxes in Romania a few years ago. He has some awesome stories to share. He and I are firm believers in this Franklin Graham Samaritan’s Purse project. I hope you will want to join us again or for the first time.