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Monday

But those who hope in the LORD

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:31~

Pray for J.D. Smith as he is admitted to the hospital this morning for shoulder surgery around noon.  Pray the surgery goes well allowing him more use and less pain in the future.

Pray for Betty Simpson who is having back issues.

COL KENNETH “KEN” WALLACE SEYMOUR, U. S. ARMY (Ret.)

http://www.gamblefuneralservice.com/obituary/col-kenneth-ken-wallace-seymour-u-s-army-ret/

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Read the Bible – Jeremiah 37-39 & Psalm  23

Ladies, don’t forget the birthday party tomorrow at The Cafe to honor some special ladies.  We will meet at 11 A.M.

Have a blessed Monday by being a blessing to someone.

Anna Lee

Friday

 

Have I not commanded you?

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid;

do not be discouraged,

for the LORD your God will be with you

wherever you go.”

~Joshua 1:9~

 

Cheryl Dillon is now home from her knee surgery.  She’s doing well.

 

Dan Joseph DiVittorio, Jr.

November 13, 1961 – June 21, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4270487?fh_id=10545

Many of the church youth will be leaving tonight for camp in Georgia this week.  Pray for the camp to minister to them and touch their young lives.  Pray for the adults who will accompany the youth that they will have wisdom and understanding, as well as patience. Pray for each youth to be open to all the opportunities to grow in the Lord.  May the youth come back and be a mighty force in influencing other youth as well as the adults and children in our church.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 26-29 & Psalm 20

Bible Study at 10 – Ezekiel 13

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SBC: The World’s Largest Family Reunion – https://www.imb.org/2017/06/22/sbc-the-worlds-largest-family-reunion/ – Take time to consider how your church could fill in your area of the map.  We can make a bigger difference if we all work together!

 

Many of us will be shopping some in the next few days.  Consider beginning your shopping for Operation Christmas Child.  Items that you might consider – bars of soap, washcloths, toy cars and dolls, balls, small purses, and flashlights with batteries.

 

Have a blessed day!  Be a blessing to someone!

Anna Lee

Thursday

Be on your guard;

stand firm in the faith;

be courageous;

be strong.

~1 Corinthians 16:13~

Our lesson in children’s mission class last night was about the need for missionaries to be brave as they share their faith.

 

Bro. Jeff Mizell’s of Line Creek had his surgery.  Once again. a polyp was removed from his vocal cords.  He will be unable to talk for two weeks.  Pray for him as he waits for the lab report.

 

Paul Charles Genco
October 09, 1927 – June 20, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/paul-genco

 

Let’s spend much of today praying for weather related issues.  It is our responsibility to check on others and help them out to the best of our ability.

 

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 23-25 & Psalm 19

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Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow.  We will focus on Ezekiel 13.   It’s always a good week to join Bible study.

 

Sunday, the Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit. Join them at 8 A.M. for a great breakfast and help someone with a special need.

 

The Lord’s Church will have a celebration service Sunday at 10:30 as they celebrate the change of their name to Taylor Creek Baptist Church.  You are invited to join them.

 

Be safe, but be helpful.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Wednesday

You say, ‘I am rich;

I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’

But you do not realize that you are wretched,

pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

 

 

Good reports on two men named Rufus Williams:

  • Rufus of Line Creek is doing better and as always has a good attitude.
  • Ryan Rufus of Spring Creek will be returning to his home today.

 

Bettye Fussell completed the sixth and final chemo yesterday.  The next step is to have surgery.  No date is scheduled yet.

 

Cheryl Dillon had knee surgery yesterday.  All went well.  She should be home in a few days.

Jeff Mizell, pastor of Line Creek Baptist Church, had another polyp removed from his throat yesterday.  Pray for a good report.

Kelle Maria Stevens

February 07, 1979 – June 18, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kelle-stevens

Lena Pearl Sweeney Hayden

November 19, 1929 – June 19, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/lena-sweeney-hayden

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 18-22 & Psalm 18
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Children’s Missions Class – Tonight at 6 P..M.
Pray for those who are facing flooding in the rain today.
Anna Lee

Tuesday

“The LORD brings death and makes alive;

he brings down to the grave and raises up.

 The LORD sends poverty and wealth;

he humbles and he exalts.

~1 Samuel 2:6-7~

This verse doesn’t say so, but he also sends the rain and the sunshine.

 

Tropical storm “Cindy” will soon be here.  I think I should ask you to be prepared for lots of rain.  My neighborhood will not flood, but I pray for those facing more flooding, especially those who have not recovered from the flood of last August yet.  Remember to take precautions ahead of time. http://www.actionnews17.com/news/tangipahoa-parish-government-monitors-tropical-weather-2124411

 

Continue to pray for the leaders of our world and our country.

 

Thank God for the many Vacation Bible Schools in our area this summer.  I love seeing the many pictures posted on Facebook.  I think VBS is the greatest thing churches do for children all year long.  Thankfully, most churches have VBS and invest time, money, and love into it each year.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 14-17 & Psalm 17

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Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 A.M. Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC.

 

Operation Christmas Child will send “shoeboxes” to thousands of children in November IF we make our purchases and pack the boxes for shipment.  To do this in a big way means we need to shop in a big way beginning now.  Smart shoppers always have their eyes open for sales and for seasonal items.  Those who shop now are welcome to bring their items to my Sunday School room.  I will store them until we pack the boxes.  We want to help some needy children have some special items and INTRODUCE THEM TO JESUS!

 

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

~Colossians 3:2 NIV~

“When they Ring those Golden Bells”

FBC, Kentwood has their bells(chimes) ringing at times that give people who attend church, but live out of town, get to hear them.  People in town can enjoy them every day. Thanks to those who undertook to purchase the bells years ago and to those who keep them going today.  The music is certainly beautiful.

Make a point of hearing some of the songs that first impacted your live.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

For where your treasure is,

there your heart will be also.

~Matthew 6:21~

 

 

Dennis Travis is out of North Oaks and doing much better.  Thank you for praying for him.

Pray for Mrs. Anne Hurst as she has an MRI on her knee Wednesday and then gets results.

Mr. J.D. Smith will be having shoulder surgery next week.  Pray all goes well and the surgery relieves him of his pain.

Pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood, New Zion, and Spring Creek as they go to camp in GA at the end of this week.  Pray for the Lord to touch hearts, friendships to be strengthened, and for traveling grace.  I thank God the children will have this opportunity.

 

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Read the Bible – Jeremiah 10-13 & Psalm 16.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Bring your toy donations to my classroom before Sunday School.  Remember, everything we send must fit in one shoebox, so think of small dolls, cars, jump ropes, stuffed animals, etc.

 

The Bible Study of Ezekiel continues Friday morning at 10.

Opportunities for your children and grandchildren

  • Missions class at 6 P.M. Wednesdays
  • Bible Drill class at 6 P.M. Sundays

 

Our Sunday School Lesson on the Good Samaritan left us with the command to “Do!”. May we all learn the things that are important, for example, caring for others, and “do” them

 

May the Lord watch our and guide the leaders of the many countries around the world.

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

“Accept one another, then,

just as Christ accepted you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

~Romans 15:7 NIV~

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Read the Bible – Jer. 7-9 & Psalm 15

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Thom S. Rainer’s Blogthomrainer.com

Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, K

Operation Christmas Child – Don’t forget to make some purchases all along so we will be able to pack lots of shoeboxes for needy children around the world.  You are always welcome to bring them to me before Sunday School, any week of the year.

 

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

~Matthew 11:29-30 HCSB~

“Are Ye Able?” 

 

This is a special day to honor dad and the memory of dads.  They influence their children when they are trying to and when they do no realize they are doing so!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

“God will raise us from the dead by his power,

just as he raised our Lord from the dead.”

~1 Corinthians 6:14 NLT~

 

Matt, Shea, and Lindsey made it home safely.  Pray for them as they make jet lag adjustments.

Marllise Ory Harrell, a childhood friend from Rosalind passed away.

http://harrymckneely.com/obituaries/marlise-jeanne-harrell

Minnie Iva Jenkins McNabb

December 19, 1924 – June 13, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4263489?fh_id=10545

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 1-3. Psalm 13, and Video non Jeremiah at jointhebibleproject.com

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Thank God He chose to give you this day, rain or no rain.

Anna Lee

Thursday

 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ,

you are blessed,

for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

~1 Peter 4:14~

I am happy to report that Denis Travis is doing better.  The last I heard he was still in ICU at North Oaks.

Let’s continue to pray for Steve Scalise and others who were at the ball park in Alexandria, VA yesterday.  God, please turn our people around and help us become a country with a focus on You as we were in the past.

Nikki Rhodus’ grandfather passed away yesterday.  Please be in prayer for her family as they face this great loss.

 

Looking forward to Father’s Day Sunday.  It’s a great time to honor some special men in your family.

 

I am loving all the Facebook posts of VBS in area churches.  It’s wonderful to hear of the children’s response to those who volunteer each summer and impact young lives in such a positive way.  God’s kingdom grows through VBS each summer.  May we do our part to nourish the young lives all the rest of the year!

 

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Read the Bible – Song of Solomon 5-8 & Psalm 12

 

Have a Thursday that impacts someone else in a positive way!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

I will remember the deeds of the LORD;

yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

Please pray for our friend, Dennis Travis from Montpelier.  He is in ICU at North Oaks because of high potassium levels.

I haven’t listed Justin Lambert on TPL lately.  He has greatly improved, but the family is asking for more prayers that his healing process will continue,

Two grandchildren arrived in Atlanta yesterday.  Thanks to all of you who prayed for uneventful flights.

 

Read the Bible – Song of Solomon 1-4, Psalm 11, & video on Song of Solomon found at jointhebibleproject.com.

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Children in Action (Missions class) for children at FBC, Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.

The next Third Thursday at the Cabin Gathering will be in September.

“Young” Adult Birthday Party – Fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.

 

Proudly display your American Flag today.

Anna Lee