Monday

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

 

 

Bernadette Mae Cazes

Bernadette Mae Cazes, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 74. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Cazes, Sr.; children, William Douglas Cazes, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Emmit Lloyd Cazes and wife Julie, Ralph Anthony Cazes and wife Heather, and Jeantile Deville and husband Buddy; grandchildren, Jessica, Blake, Tiffani, Brittani, Austin, Emmit, Jr., Macy, Mary, Ally, Brayden, Seth, Heidi, and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Blane, Jayda, Cali, Hadleigh, Henley, Jaxon, Zachary, Isabella, and Roman; siblings, Oscar Lee and wife Regina, and David Lee, Jr. and wife Toni; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Mae Lee; and brother, Danny Venable. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Seale Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Brayden Vines, Kevin Lee, Caleb Lee, Ross Lee, Rick Lee, Charles Danny Venable, Jr., Richard “Ricky” Venable, and Emmit Cazes, Jr. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana

Day 1 (Yesterday) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/

Day 2 (Today) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day2

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for September 16 –  Proverbs 10:28 and 15:23

 

 

 

Thank-you to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items will be picked up this morning and be at the the children’s home tonight where they will be sorted, organized, and stored (probably) tomorrow.

 

 

 

The Two River’s WMU will meet this morning at 10:00in Hillsdale for a study of how the Georgia Barnette Offering is needed and used throughout the state.

 

 

 

I need some help Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at the fellowship hall.  We will be painting inside the tops of the shoeboxes that will soon be packed with items for boys and girls.  It is easier to do than to explain.  Join me at 9 A.M. and help bring some extra joy to children who receive our shoeboxes this year.  It will bring a smile every time they open their box.  Please consider coming to help.  Everyone who can hold a paint brush is welcome to join in Saturday.

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading, praying, and doing.

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

 

 

Friday

“Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones.” 

~Luke 16:10 GNT~

 

 

Please keep these three in your prayers.

  • Maddie’s Miracles (written yesterday)

Maddie will have a fine needle biopsy in the morning on a lymph node in her neck that has been there for a while. Doctor was waiting to see if it would go back to normal size and it hasn’t so they are going to check it out. She has the best doctors who truly care about catching any and everything that goes on with her. Prayers are appreciated and we know that God has her in the palm of HIs hand. God is good ALL the time. We should have results next week. Thank you prayer warriors!

 

 

 

  • Ben Smith (written yesterday)

I have been discharged from the hospital. Dropped my prescriptions off at the pharmacy. Tomorrow morning we will be headed home. Thanks everyone for the prayers and nice words of encouragement. Thanks to my wife Nikki Smith, my mother in law Patsy Lea and my mom Elaine Hue Smith for making the 20hr drive to be with me during my surgery. It meant the world to me. I can’t forget all the great friends that are up hear with me for helping out and checking on me.

 

 

 

  • Carol Bennett Sealey has improved, but still has more improvement ahead.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 13 – I Peter 1:3-9

 

 

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

 

 

Monday

  • Fall Food Round-Up
  • WMU at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.

 

 

 

Contact me through this site if you wish to add something to TPL.

Thanks, Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you pray for those listed today, I encourage you to add the names of others who are not listed here.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

~Colossians 3:23~

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 12 – Nehemiah 8:10

 

 

Ben Smith is still hospitalized in New Jersey, but should be able to leave the hospital soon.  His parents are still by his side.  The doctor said his gall bladder was really bad.  Thankfully, he got medical care when he did.  Pray for other family members too.

 

 

 

We will NOT be painting shoeboxes Saturday because of the services for Mr. Gaylon.  That project will be rescheduled.

 

 

 

Monday

  • Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home at Hillsdale
  • WMU Associational Meeting with emphasis on Georgia Barnette

 

 

 

Reach out and “touch” someone today.

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

Sunday

“Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

 ~Matthew 6:32-33 NLT~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for September 8th – James 1:2-4

 

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home – You have one week to bring in your donations.  Check with the church office if you need ideas about what to contribute.  Remember, we are feeding the children for a year with our donations.

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana – This will be the focus of the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting Monday, a week from tomorrow.  The meeting will begin at 10 A.M. and conclude with a covered dish lunch.  Everyone is invited to participate at Hillsdale Baptist Church that day.

 

 

 

Sunday School begins at 9:15 this morning at FBC, Kentwood.  The worship service begins at 10:30.  This is Bro. Darryl’s introduction/invitation for today.

Good morning.
This morning we pick up our journey through Numbers in chapter 19. What are you doing to prepare to meet God in worship this morning? In this chapter we learn what God told His people about preparing to worship. We are to be clean. How do we get clean? We are to start out by being obedient. Next, God asks us to become sanctified or “clean”. And lastly, we are to be reverent and to fear God (show respect for Him). The path to salvation mirrors this. We are to be obedient to God by obeying His call to return to Him. We are to ask Him to forgive us for our sins and transgressions against Him. This cleanses us. We are to respect God in the same way that we respect a loving parent. A loving parent will do what is necessary to help us become the person that we are supposed to be. This means support, love, encouragement, correction, and discipline. True worship of God comes when we enter His presence in a renewed state of mind and spirit. Are you truly prepared to worship today? Join us this morning at FBC Kentwood as we renew our commitment to God through Christ. (We will be leaning on Exodus 19 today).

 

For those who cannot be in attendance, you can view the service on Facebook (Kentwood, First Baptist Church) at 10:30 A.M.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to pray for the victims of Hurricane Dorian and for the many volunteers who are already serving to help the victims.

 

 

 

Have a blessed Lord’s Day!  Be a blessing to someone else this Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

~2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Today, I want to focus on unspoken prayers.  Many people keep their troubles to themselves for one reason or another.  Remember these people as they carry a big load on their shoulders and in their hearts.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 4 – Isaiah 9: 1-7, 12:6

Reminder: The form for the month of September is available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood if you would like one for your Bible or just to keep.

 

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up – September 16

Get your items turned in by the 15th.  A list is available at FBC.  Remember, this is to stock the LA Baptist Children’s Home for the next year.  What an honor it is to help the children by providing food for their meals!

 

 

 

Katie McElveen will be sharing about the Georgia Barnette Offering at the Two Rivers WMU meeting on September 16th at Hillsdale.  You will want to hear how our funds are used for missions in out state.

 

 

 

Remember our families with children and youth as they try to adjust to new schedules that include church, school, and extra activities.  Pray that God guides them as they make both long-term and short-term decisions.

 

 

 

Continue to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian and those who have traveled or will be be rushing to help in various ways.

Anna Lee