Saturday

“I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom

people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.

“For he is the living God and he endures forever;

his kingdom will not be destroyed,

his dominion will never end.

He rescues and he saves;

he performs signs and wonders

in the heavens and on the earth.

He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”  

   ~Daniel 6:26-27~

 

“Maintenance to Our Steeple” – Steve Horn, FBC, Lafayette, LA – http://stevehorn.org/2016_07_22/maintenance-to-our-steeple/

Thom S. Rainerthomrainer.com

Waylon Bailey – waylonbailey.com

 

Scripture WritingRomans 8:22-27

Operation Christmas Child – I trust you are making purchases each month for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  I have an additional request now.  This year I would like to include a note, card, or letter in each box.  That means we will need to write for several boys and girts.  You can write something as simple as “Jesus loves you and so do I.” or compose your own message.  You may use an index card, a purchased card, or a send a card you made from scratch.  You decide.  Do some now and some later.  Have your children or grandchildren help you.  If you do not live in Kentwood, but still would like to help, mail them to me or to the church.  Get in on the blessings waiting for us.

I want to remind you of this handwritten note and the difference it made.     Azima and a Handwritten Note – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-azima-and-a-handwritten-note/

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song 

 

Have a wonderful Saturday by “letting your little light shine”.

Anna Lee

 

 

Coming this week:

  • Sunday – Pine Ridge UMU Breakfast to benefit a local need – 8 A.M.
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11 at The Cafe
  • Wednesday – Mission Classes for Children – preschoolers -grade 5 – 6:00-7:00 P.M.
  • Friday – Bible Study – John 8: beginning with verse 21

Friday Evening

Some updates:

  • “Miss” Gloria is home.  Mr. Gene is better.  Thanks for praying for them.
  • “Miss” Catherine Yarborough is back at Kentwood Manor.  Please continue praying.
  • Mr. Burnell is better and may be allowed to come home soon.  He will be 92 Tuesday.  Thank-you for praying for him.
  • Harrell Sharkey‘s surgery was long (five hours)!  He will be in ICU for a few days before coming home.  Please continue to pray for him and for his family.

Friday

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?”

~Hebrews 13:5-6~

 

Justin Lambert is making progress.  It’s all in God’s timing!

Mrs. Gloria Stephens wound up at Greensburg hospital after battling a virus since the beginning of the week.  She is expecting to come home today.  Mr. Gene has also been sick.  Pray for people who get what seems like a little virus until it won’t go away quickly.

Preston Nash

October 07, 1953 – July 20, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&o_id=3819436&fh_id=10545

 

Scripture Writing Romans 8:16-21

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 Operation Christmas Child – We are progressing in collecting the items we will need to pack 325 shoeboxes.  Thanks to those helping.  If you have not joined in being a blessing and receiving a blessing at the same time, now is a good time.  Check with one of the wreaths for ideas or talk with me.

“Yves and a Scarf” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-yves-and-a-scarf

Third Thursday – Once again, we had a wonderful night.  A friend I have know for about thirty years came for the first, but not the last, time.  God keeps blessing our gatherings.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Bible Study

  • 10:00 this morning
  • John 8:1-20
  • Feel free to join us.

 

Thank-you so much for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

Do not be anxious about anything,

but in every situation,

by prayer and petition,

with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.

And the peace of God,

which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts

and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~Philippians 4:6-7~

 

Please continue to pray for Harrell Sharkey who is in Ochsner with an intestinal issue.  I know both he and his family will be appreciative of your prayers.

Mr. Burnell Simpson is back in the hospital.  This time he is at Lakeview.  He continues to have fluid issues.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Burnell.

As you pray for the world and country today, please remember to pray specifically for our area too.  God is the solution to all our needs

 

Scripture WritingRomans 8:11-15

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Operation Christmas Child – Yuri and a Photo – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-yuri-and-a-photo/

Children on Missions and Mission Friends is growing!  I’m so excited to see all the children coming, learning, and enjoying it.  If you know of children in preschool or grades one through five, please let them know we would love to have them join us at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday evenings.

Third Thursday at the Cabin meeting tonight at 6:30.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Pray for our country and its brave men and women who wear blue.

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

For the LORD watches

over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked

leads to destruction.

~Psalm 1:6~

 

Rachel B. “Sis” Cox

September 27, 1935 – July 15, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&o_id=3812431&fh_id=10545

 

Scripture WritingRomans 8:6-10

Baptist Press bpnews.net

Operation Christmas Child – Luis and the Lamb – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-luis-and-a-lamb/   (These stories touch my heart every morning.  I just share this one with David.  Immediately, he asked me if we had enough calculators.  We don’t, but that next on my list.)

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Reminders

  • Children’s classes tonight at 6 P.M.
    • Mission Friends – preschoolers
    • Children in Action – boys and girls going into grades 1-5
  • Friday Morning Bible Study
    • 10 A.M.
    • John 8
  • Third Thursday at the Cabin
    • Tomorrow night at 6:30
    • Friends, Fellowship, Food, Music, Devotional, etc.
    • Contact me if you need more information
    • My favorite worship experience of the month every month

Don’t forget those school supplies for the shoeboxes we are packing!

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil

but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good

is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil

has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~

 

Justin Lambert is doing better than at any time since his accident.  Pray for continued improvement for him and the family as they continue to stick with him.

Linda B. Williams did not get to come home yesterday.  The new plans are for her to be moved to Greensburg for about six weeks to get additional treatment.

Please pray for Fannie Fortenberry Seal as she requires some stents today.  She will be appreciative of our prayers.

Mrs. Ruth Lewis’ mom passed away.

Shirley Gregot Lane

March 18, 1932 – July 18, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&o_id=3811721&fh_id=10545

The wake/funeral for Mrs. Sis Cox will be Thursday at FBC, Greensburg beginning at 10:00.  The funeral will be at 2 P.M.

The   associational WMU meeting yesterday was well attended. Bro. Carmondelle was a great speaker.  We all enjoyed hearing about the flood problems at Mt. Nebo.  Thanks to all who attended or helped in any way.

Pray for the members of FBC, Greensburg as they travel home from their mission trip today.

Scripture WritingRomans 8:1-5

Churches in Baton Rouge – http://baptistmessage.com/churches-quickly-rally-to-minister-to-heartbroken-urge-unity-and-calm-after-baton-rouge-shooting/

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Operation Christmas Child -“Irina and a Pencil Sharpener”  https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-irina-and-a-pencil-sharpener/  (Yesterday, David and I made another shopping trip for school supplies.  We were able to make purchases for a couple who wrote a check and allowed us to do the shopping for them.  Of course, we also made some additional purchases for ourselves too.  Once again, many people who saw us commented about me making purchases for my classroom.  We were able to tell them about Operation Christ Child.  Some knew what we meant, but some did not!  What a joy and blessing it was to help them understand OCC.  Again, I apologized to the cashier for the many items that had to be checked out individually, but as we talked, she told us how bless she was to check us out and learn about the shoeboxes.  That just doesn’t happen every time we check out!  The lady and young girl in front of us saw us putting the items on the counter and got interested.  She shared that her children have a garage sale and use the money they earn to pack shoeboxes.  Last time, her  two children packed 17 boxes!  We had the opportunity to encourage them to continue.  That was another blessing.  I wish we could have heard the conversation then had when they left….)

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Please join us at the cabin Thursday at 6:30 P.M.

Stay alert to God’s blessings in your life today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

By the same word the present heavens and earth

are reserved for fire,

being kept for the day of judgment

and destruction of the ungodly.

~2 Peter 3:7~

Bro. Rusty Durant’s mother‘s stroke was mild.  She will be okay.  The family thanks you for praying for her and for them as they traveled.

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough had a much better day yesterday.  Please continue to pray for her and for her family.

David Bryant is still in rehab in Lafayette.  He is making progress.  He is thankful he can now transfer himself into/out of his wheelchair and stand some.  Please continue to pray.

Pray for Shelton Day as he goes back for additional testing today.  The last test showed his potassium was still high.

Linda B. Williams will possibly come home today.  Pray for her that she will continue to heal with no more setbacks.

Katherine Miller

April 02, 1936 – July 17, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&o_id=3810971&fh_id=10545

 

 

Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin at 6:30 this week.  Feel free to come join us.

Operation Christmas Child – Devon and a Shoebox – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-devon-and-a-shoebox/

I trust you are enjoying these inspiring stories as much as I am.  Each one touches my heart.

Scripture Writing Psalm 118:10-14

Baptist Press bpnews.net

Don’t forget the associational WMU meeting at Spring Creek this morning.  I’m looking forward to hearing Bro. Randol Camerdelle share about the recent flood and recovery process at Mr. Nebo.  You are welcome to join us.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Yesterday was not a flagship day in our state when you consider brave, selfless police officers gave their lives to make Baton Rouge a better place.  I have known and continue to know a number of officers there and in other places.  I respect them!  Today, I’m proud of them, but sad for families that will never be whole again.  We all know that God has prepared a home for his children in heaven.  Most people do not die in a moment of bravery, be we will all die. I know I will live in heaven one day.  I am so thankful I was part of a church service last night that ended with the opportunity for all to pray.  They youth prayed in one area of the auditorium on their knees, while the “older folks” sat reverently and took a turn to pray aloud.  I cannot describe how special that was, but I am thankful I had the opportunity to be a part of the service.

Anna Lee

Sunday Addition – Special Request

We are just getting in, so I was going to ask for prayer for Baton Rouge and the police officers from throughout our state.  Pray for the families of those injured and killed this morning as well as those working now.  I have a special request from a  local deputy as he and a number of others from our area are  going to help the other officers at this time.  Your prayers will be appreciated so much.

Sunday

Jesus replied,

“Very truly I tell you,

everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

~John 8:34~

 

Continue to keep Mrs. Catherine Yarborough and her family in your prayers.

Harold Newman, David’s brother-in-law, had emergency gall bladder surgery down on the coast.  Please pray for his recovery.

Rev. Rusty Durant’s mother had a stroke.  The family is gathering in Alexandria and praying for a good report.  Bro. Rusty is pastor at Montpelier Baptist Church.

 

Scripture WritingPsalm 118:5-9

Waylon Baileywaylonbailey.com

Thom S. Rainerthomrainer.com

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Operation Christmas Child – Livia and a Necklace (Part 2) – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-livia-and-a-necklace/

Do you want to create quite a stir and lots of questions?  Purchase items for OCC in big quantities!  You will have the cashier and a number of customers asking questions.  The best part is being able to share what you are doing and why!  You can encourage others to do the same.

The school supplies are marked down in some stores.  It is the perfect time to purchase markers, crayons, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, etc.  Get them while the price is the lowest.  You can stretch your funds a long ways at this time of year,

This week’s opportunities:

  • Sunday School and Worship – Check the church ahead of time; Different churches begin at different times.
  • Sunday Evening Worship Services still exist in a number of churches.  Enjoy the message and the music.
  • Today, meet in my classroom at 3:30 to discuss the next ladies’ night.
  • Monday at 10 A.M. – associational WMU meeting at Spring Creek to learn about the flooding at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and pastor’s home.  We will also learn about their recovery efforts.
  • Wednesday – Mission organizations for children will meet in the L-wing at 6 P.M.
  • Thursday – Monthly “Third Thursday” gathering at the cabin.
  • Friday – Bible study at 10 A.M. to begin John 8.

This is the Lord’s Day.  Honor Him!

Anna Lee

Saturday

Blessed is the one who

perseveres under trial because,

having stood the test,

that person will receive

the crown of life

that the Lord has promised

to those who love him.

~James 1:12~

Please pray for these families.

Kaleb Vincent Collette – http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=kaleb-vincent-collette&pid=180685264

Lee Arlington “Bubba” Ross II – http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=lee-arlington-ross-bubba&pid=180667782

Scripture Writing -Psalm 55:16-23

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+55%3A16-23&version=NIV

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Operation Christmas Child – Livia and Hair Clips – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-livia-and-the-hairclips

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

We are not promised tomorrow.  Be certain you know about what happened “At Calvary” and have taken it to heart.

Anna Lee