Monday Addition

Rev. Kevin Smith of Pine Ridge United Methodist Church and Tangipahoa United Methodist will begin a 12-day trip to Israel today.  Pray for him as he travels with his father-in-law, a pastor in the Shreveport area.  Pray for his wife, Jana, as she stays behind this trip.

“Thanks for allowing time away to go on this pilgrimage to Israel. I hope and pray it will increase my faith and ministry. Thanks in advance for your prayers while I am away. I plan to bring home many pictures and memories to share with you.”


“Give thanks to the LORD!

Call upon His name;

make known His deeds among the peoples!”

~Psalm 105:1, NKJV~


Doug Toney (written by his wife, Sandy)

Tomorrow (Monday) Doug will go to surgery and have the hardware that stabilizes the graft removed. With all of his other health issues, the doctor feels this is his best option. Thank all of you for your kind words, food, and prayers. His surgery is at 8:00 am.

Please keep praying for this family.

Mrs. Fay Shoemaker will have her second shoulder surgery today.  Let’s pray she does equally well, or better, with this surgery.

Remember Mr. Milton Johnson in your prayers.

Mr. James Frazier will probably come back to Kentwood mid-week.  Thank God for the progress he has made.  Pray for continued rehabilitation.

Miss Shira Easley is doing well at Greensburg.  Please continue to pray for her.

Toni Bailey Cathey had emergency gall bladder surgery.  She’s home now and feeling much better.

Cathy C. Wales spent four days in the hospital last week, but is now home.  Pray for continued improvement.

Macy Gueldner

Read the Bible in 2015Exodus 13-15

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Love and Light” –
  • The land which you cross over to possess is a land . . .                                                                 for which the Lord your God cares.                                                                                                                                                              ~Deuteronomy. 11:11-12~
  • “God Will Take Care of You” –

Annie Armstrong Missions Offering –  Mission Opportunities (as close as New Orleans) –

We are beginning another day the Lord has sent us.  My Sunday School lesson yesterday was about showing God’s love.  I hope to be able to do that today and each day of the coming week.  I know you will be showing God’s love too.

Anna Lee


“Everything is possible

for the person who has faith.”

~Mark 9:23 GNT~


Doug Toney (Written by his wife, Sandy)

No big changes. Doug is still sedated on vent to allow rest. His creatin level was up some. He has several meds and nutrition bags hanging. The incision site will probably be cleaned Monday. The infection is e-coli, not staph. Continue to pray, please. He is very sick. Thank all of you for your concern.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Read the Bible in 2015 –  2 Corinthians 1-3

Breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church

  • 8:00 this morning
  • Benefits Jay Hugh Young
  • What a great ministry!

Women’s Ministry of FBC, Kentwood

  • Tuesday
    • “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
    • 11:00 A.M.
    • The Cafe
  • Friday
    • Bible Study: Women of the Bible: The Hemorrhaging Woman
    • Scriptures
      • Matthew 9: 20-22
      • Mark 5:25-34
      • Luke 8:43-48
    • 10:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall
    • Study guides available in the church office
  • Ongoing
    • Operation Christmas Child
    • See the table in the hallway across from the church kitchen
  • Ongoing

Have a fantastic Lord’s Day.  Show some love today!

Anna Lee


“God … is able to do far more

than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of —

infinitely beyond our highest

prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.”

~Ephesians 3:20b TLB~


Read the Bible in 2015Mark 13-14


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Giving All” –
  • Present your bodies a living sacrifice,                                                                                             holy, acceptable to God,                                                                                                                       which is your reasonable service.                                                                                                                                                 ~Romans 12:1~
  • “Our Best” –

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

Ladies’ Night at FBC, Kentwood – “Fashionable Ladies”

  • Ladies from at least ten different churches
  • Hat parade – great participation and lots of fun
  • Fun to watch all the ladies tying scarves at the same time
  • Two wonderful young ladies skillfully playing violins
  • My biggest helpers – Sue Connelly, Fay Gehringer, Eleanor Morris, Bessie Hayden
  • Next Ladies’ Night – June 25th

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday at 11:00 A.M.
  • The Cafe, Kentwood
  • Come to help honor some who have giving of themselves in our church and community.
  • No gifts – just a smile and a good memory.

Lord’s Supper for Shut-In Members

  • Wednesday at 5:30
  • Come join a team

Breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church tomorrow

You are invited to breakfast at Pine Ridge UMC (3893 Hwy. 440 in St. Helena Parish) 8 AM on Sunday, April 26. Donations will be accepted to help Jay Hugh Young. Invite your friends and family to eat, fellowship, and worship with us!

Pine Ridge/Tangipahoa United Methodist Churches's photo.

Tomorrow is the Lord’s special day.  Make preparations today so you will not have a hectic day tomorrow.

Anna Lee


 I know that everything God does will endure forever;

nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.

God does it so that men will revere him

~Ecclesiastes 3:14~

Doug Toney has been moved back to La. Heart Hospital in Lacombe.  Sandy said she will give tell us more later.  For now, they need rest.  Please pray.
Read the Bible in 2015Jeremiah 22 – 26
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
  • “Hope Lives” –
  • Your faith, being much more precious than gold . . .                                                                      may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.                                                                                                                                                   ~1 Peter 1:7~
  • “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Crossroads Christian Music Festival

  • April 24 – 26
  • Lion King Ministries
  • 225-210-8357
  • Located west of Amite in St. Helena Parish
  • (Shared by a former student and musician)

Baptist Press

  • Pay special attention to the first article and pray for the right decision to be made.
  • Great articles!

Annie Armstrong Mission Offering for North America


More this evening!

Anna Lee


 David also said to Solomon his son,

“Be strong and courageous, and do the work.

Do not be afraid or discouraged,

for the LORD God, my God, is with you.

He will not fail you or forsake you

until all the work 

for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

~1 Chronicles 28:20~

Please pray for my friend, Sandy W. Toney.  Her husband, Doug, is in ICU.  Sometimes, things do not work out as easily as hoped for in the medical world.  This has been the case for them.

Jadon’s Journey

Two and half hours later we still don’t have any answers. We ruled out infection, fractures, or breaks. She thinks he could be overpowering his brace and bruising his shin bone. We are going to take his brace off and see if he gets better over the weeekend. If not he will have to have an MRI next week. We are also going to try a different kind of brace but of course that will take several weeks to come in. She said Jadon’s case is a difficult one and she will probably think about him all week. Please continue to pray for him. I hate seeing him in pain.

Women’s Ministry

  • Ladies’ Night, “Fashionable Ladies, will begin at 6:15 with finger foods and end with lots of memories and some new friends.  Bring a hat your decorated, scarves to tie and to lend, a friend, and the expectation for a great night with a room full of Christian women.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – Mary Magdelene

              Get your study guide from the church office.

  • “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M.

Read the Bible in 2015Job 33 – 34

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Now Go!” – 
  • Now go;                                                                                                                                                             I will help you speak                                                                                                                             and will teach you what to say.                                                                                                                                       ~Exodus 4:12 (NIV)~
  • “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”  –


Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions – “Making Beautiful Music Together” –

Thank-you for reading and praying today!

Anna Lee

Wednesday Afternoon

Doug Toney (Written by Sandy)

Well, Doug is in ICU at St.Tammany. They moved him from rehab. He had a temp of 103! It is down, now. Can’t seem to figure this out. Prayers, please.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “A Happy Ending” –
  • Be kind to one another,                                                                                                     tenderhearted,                                                                                                                                       forgiving one another,                                                                                                                        even as God in Christ forgave you.                                                                                                                                           ~Ephesians 4:32~
  • “Whosoever” Meaneth Me –

This is surely a hymn that can stick with you all day.  I remember singing it over and               over once I heard it on any given day.  Not only is the tune catching, the words                           convey a message we sometimes need to be reminded of.  So here is your reminder.

“Whosoever” surely meaneth me,
Surely meaneth me, O surely meaneth me;
“Whosoever” surely meaneth me,
“Whosoever” meaneth me.

It also means Dawn.


Annie Armstrong Mission Offering for North America


Praise the LORD, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits….

~Psalm 103:2~

(I think today’s verse is so appropriate for the three updates I’m posting this morning.  I will probably find time this afternoon to write more.)

Koltyn Gafford (written by his mother)

Koltyn has had some great progress with therapy these past couple of weeks. He is getting prepared for a swallow study which is done to make sure he isn’t aspirating. He has done quite well eating off a spoon water, ice chips, and applesauce. He has also sucked on a small dum dum sucker and sucked down some tea out of mommies straw. I also let him have a few tiny spoons of red beans juice last night and seemed to enjoy them. He has been having some very good OT/PT sessions as well. They are working on better head and trunk control, arm strength by having him bare weight on his arms as he sits up (with assistance).
His seizures have slacked off a little with an increase of meds and and additional OTC B6 Vitamin.
Keep the Prayers coming they are working. I have faith he’s going to make a full recovery, God’s not finished with him yet.
Here’s a short video of him puckering up for some sweet sugars for daddy. This is a big step, considering he used to stick his tongue out and try to lick you every time you tried to kiss him.

Sherry Day

Update on surgery. Went yesterday to get stitches out of head. I am doing good from surgery except my vision is somewhat impaired but this is normal. Tumor was metastic from breast cancer and as of now no treatments are needed. Praise God. I would like to thank everyone for the prayers, calls, text and keeping up with me on Facebook. The power of everyone’s prayers has truly blessed me again. God bless and love to all.

Rev. Tim Jones

Tim had his medicine changed.  Later this week he will had additional tests.  Keep him in your prayers.

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 45 – 47

I will stop here and get back with you later today.  Have a great morning!

Anna Lee


“You heard the sound of my pleading

when I cried to You for help.”

~Psalm 31:22b, HCSB~


Please continue to pray for Doug Toney.  He had a better day yesterday.  Doctors assured Sandy that Doug is going to be okay.

Rev. Tim Jones had not seen his cardiologist yet because of a personal emergency by the doctor, but will be seeing another one today.  Bro. Tim did have a better day yesterday.

Mr. James Frazier continues to do well following his valve replacement surgery in Houston. Pray for his recovery process.

Miss Shira Easley is making progress in recovery and with physical therapy.  Please continue to pray for her.

Charles E. Williams
Born: July 05, 1937
Died: April 19, 2015

Young at Heart meets at New Zion at 10:30 this morning.  Bubba Roberts of Spring Creek will be the entertainment.  Everyone is invited.

Ladies’ Night at Kentwood 

  • “Fashionable Ladies”
  • Hat Parade – Bring a hat your decorated to be pretty, funny, or show your personality.  The point is not to spend money, but to be creative.
  • Scarf tying demonstration – Please being several long or infinity scarves (some to share).
  • Begins at 6:15 with finger food.
  • Thursday night in the fellowship hall
  • Don’t forget this is for ladies from 3 to 103.


Read the Bible in 2015I Samuel 26- 31

Ladies’ Friday Morning Bible Study – Your study guides are available for pick-up in the church office.

Video for Annie Armstrong Missions’ Office –  “He Started It” –

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Facing the Impossible”
  • See! I have given Jericho into your hand.                                                                                                                                                  ~Joshua 6:2~
  • “Only Believe”  –

I love and appreciate the wealth of hymns I know and love.  There are so many for                    each need/topic I run across.  I can easily compare them to the wealth of Scriptures I              also carry in my memory.   Together, the bring joy, encouragement, strength,                              balance, etc. to my life.

The names you see on The Prayer Link represent people I am praying for and may not match the list of people for whom you are praying.  Sometimes, I honor a person’s/families’ request not to list a name and sometimes I am not aware of a need you are aware of.  It is a guide thought, and hopefully will encourage you (and me) to take some time periodically to pray.  I feel most of us  can improve our prayer life if it becomes a daily and conscious effort.

Anna Lee


“As for God, His way is blameless;

The word of the Lord is tried;

He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.”

~Psalm 18:30, NASB~


Eugene Tackett had five by-passes last week and continues to do well.  Join the family in thanking God for Eugene’s successful surgery.

Rev. Tim Jones is having some blood pressure/heart issues.  Pray for him as he sees a doctor again.

Rita Dunn Blades

Born: July 06, 1951
Died: April 19, 2015

Read the Bible in 2015Exodus 9-12

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “A Father Who Runs” –
  • The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.                                                                                                                                                    ~Luke 19:10~                                     When I was in great need, He saved me.                                                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 116:6~
  • “Saved, Saved”

Annie Armstrong Missions Offering 

I’m looking forward to WMU at East Fork at 10:00 this morning.

Anna Lee