And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord

and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

~Luke 1:46-47~



Eric Reiley McClendon

September 18, 1963 – May 20, 2017

Read the Bible – Job 32-34 & Psalm 134
Thom S.
Last Call for Read Beans and Rice – Get them to FBC, Kentwood today.
Have a great Lord’s Day!
Anna Lee


May your father and mother rejoice;

may she who gave you birth be joyful!

~Proverbs 23:25~


Gloria Gill had a good check-up yesterday.  Thank-God for that good report.

Mildred Hyde Crain

February 18, 1930 – May 25, 2017

James Matthew Smith

May 07, 1963 – May 23, 2017

Jack Quentin Jacobsen

January 18, 1990 – May 23, 2017

Read the Bible – Job 32-34 and Psalm 143

Mission Opportunity – Bring bags of beans and rice to church tomorrow.  They will be given to food pantries to give as emergency help for families.

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me;

my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—

the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

~Acts 20:24 (NIV)~

“Tell the Good News”


Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee


“Honor your father and your mother,

so that you may live long

in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Today, let’s focus our thoughts on needs other than health?

  • Do you know someone who needs to have help in their yard?
  • Do you know someone who cannot change light bulbs?
  • Do you know someone who needs a ride somewhere?
  • Do you know someone who needs helps with their floors?
  • Do you know someone who needs  a babysitter for a couple of hours?
  • Do you know someone who need help with a flowerbed?
  • Do you know someone who needs a fence repaired?
  • Do you know someone who needs a window replaced?
  • Do you know someone who needs something hauled away?
  • Do you know someone who needs medicine from town?
  • Do you know someone who needs to borrow a wheelchair?
  • Do you know someone who needs a sitter for a sick relative?
  • Do you know someone who needs your listening ears?
  • Do you know someone who needs to get out of their house for a while?
  • Do you know someone who needs help with flowers for a grave?
  • Do you know someone who needs a ride to church?
  • Do you know someone who needs to know Jesus?
  • Do you know someone who needs ….


Read the Bible – Job 29-31 & Psalm 142

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 11 – 10 A.M.


For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but to save the world through him.

~John 3:17 (NIV)~

“Jesus Calls Us”


What is Jesus calling you to do today? this weekend? next week? next month? this year? next year?  with your life?

Anna Lee





My dear brothers and sisters,

take note of this:

Everyone should be quick to listen,

slow to speak

and slow to become angry.

~James 1:19 (NIV)~

Bobbie Magee continues to improve following her recent illness.  Thank God for her progress.

Buddy Waller is feeling better and was able to be back in church last night.  Thank God for his improvement.

Ann Rimes Courtney

July 28, 1944 – May 24, 2017


Read the Bible – Job 24-28 & Psalm 141




Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 11


We will complete our collection of red beans and rice Sunday, so get your bags in to help with the worthy cause.



The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,

and His ears are open to their prayers.

~1 Peter 3:12a NKJV~

“Near to the Heart of God”


What a wonderful place to be!

Anna Lee




What we have received is not the spirit of the world,

but the Spirit who is from God,

so that we may understand

what God has freely given us.


Andy and Betty Taylor are better.  Thank-you for praying for them.

Phillip Strickland is doing much better.  Continue to pray for him and his family as he undergoes treatment.

I understand Bettye Fussell did not have her treatment Monday. but hopefully will next week.  Keep her in your prayers.

Pray for all the area families dealing with sickness, long-term illness, or death.  It is our responsibility to pray for them and to give any help we can.


Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist


Thom S.


Reading the Bible – Job 20-23 & Psalm 140

Children’s Classes at FBC, Kentwood

  • Sunday School – 9:15 A.M.
  • Sunday Night – Bible Drill – 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday Night – Missions Class – 6 P.M.
  • VBS and Camp this summer
  • There is a nursery available for every service.

Adult Bible Study at FBC, Kentwood

  • Numerous Sunday School Classes – 9:15 A.M.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M.

Youth Opportunities

  • Sunday – 10 A.M. & 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday – 6 P.M.
  • Camps, Trips, etc. – Contact Bro. Wendell


VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be from 8:30 – 11:30 June 5-9


“The fear of human opinion disables;

trusting in God protects you from that.”

~Proverbs 29:25 MSG~

Yield Not to Temptation


Make this world a better place for someone today by showing God’s love.

Anna Lee



And hope does not put us to shame,

because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts

through the Holy Spirit,

who has been given to us.


Carol Jean Conerly received very good news yesterday.  She did not cause any injury to her new knee when she fell Sunday.  Thank God for that!

Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon are both improving a little each day.  Please continue to pray for them.

Jonboy Moore

June 23, 1998 – May 21, 2017

Rebecca Annette Blades

August 19, 1981 – May 14, 2017

Operation Christmas Child 


Read the Bible – Job 16-19 & Psalm 139




“Young Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • 11 A.M. today
  • The Cafe
  • Celebrating birthdays


Red Beans and Rice – Sunday will end our official collection of beans and rice for local food pantries.  Be sure to get your contributions in.


You are a chosen race,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

a people for His possession,

so that you may proclaim the praises of the One

who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

~1 Peter 2:9 HCSB~

“Tell the Good News”


Tell the “Good News” to someone today!

Anna Lee



“May God, the source of hope,

fill you with joy and peace

through your faith in him.

Then you will overflow with hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

~Romans 15:13 GW~


Please pray for Carol Jean Conerly.  She had an incident with a dog that caused her to fall and injure her new knee.

Pray for a 10 year old, Lizzie, who had a spider bite and has been in ICU.  Yesterday, the medicine seems to have “kicked-in”.  She is improving now.

Another request is for Steve who does not live in our area, who lost his sister.  Sometimes in life, losses like this seem to come too close together.

Pray for the families and friends of the three young people who had an accident on the Line Creek Road yesterday.  I’ll leave it at that until I find an official report to link you to.


Loren Hurley Buttry, Jr.

May 25, 1917 – May 19, 2017


Read the Bible – Job 12-15 and Psalm 138.




Elijah was a man with a nature like ours,

and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain;

and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

And he prayed again,

and the heaven gave rain,

and the earth produced its fruit.

~James 5:17-18 NKJV~

“Near to the Heart of God”


“Young” Ladies Birthday Party 

  • Tomorrow at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • Celebrating the birthday of some Kentwood ladies
  • Join us for lunch.


Thank God for sharing his liquid sunshine with our yards and our gardens today.

Anna Lee





“The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him.

~Lamentations 3:25 GNT~


Elizabeth Carol New fell and is now in North Oaks for repair and therapy.  Please add her to your prayer list.

Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon are healing and getting stronger.  Keep praying for them.

Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell Harrell are both as “sharp as tacks”.  Thanks to Don and Phyllis Yarborough, the Harrells have been able to maintain their life at home.  They are always a blessing to me.

Eric McClendon, a former student, had a heart attack and passed away in Europe yesterday while on a summer vacation with his daughter.  Please pray for the entire family and many friends.



Read the Bible – Job 8-11 and Psalm 137

Thom S.



Have a fantastic Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee



May the God who gives endurance and encouragement

give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,

so that with one mind and one voice

you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

— Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)~

Please begin praying for Chloe Neyland.  She will be having ear surgery soon so she will be able to speak a little clearer.

Pray for Chris Primes who had knee surgery yesterday.  Rehab will be more complicated than than usual because Chris only had one leg.

Ruby Cutrer Alford

October 14, 1932 – May 19, 2017


“[God] has made my skin and flesh grow old.

He has broken my bones.

He has besieged and surrounded me with anguish and distress.

He has buried me in a dark place, like those long dead . . .

And though I cry and shout, he has shut out my prayers.”

~Lamentations 3:4-6, 8 NLT~

“Be Not Dismayed”


Read the Bible – Job 4-7 and Psalm 136


When faced with the difficulties of living in our earthly environment, remember, God is always there to get us through the rough spots in our journey.

Anna Lee