Category Archives: Needs

Sunday

“And let us consider how we may spur one another

on toward love and good deeds.”

~Hebrews 10:24 NIV~

 

 

Read the Bible today – Jeremiah 33-36 & Psalm 22

Tuesday, we will have our monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come at 12:00 to help us celebrate the birthdays of some special ladies.

Pray for

  • Youth from our area at camp
  • Vacation Bible Schools in our area next week
  • Short term missionaries
  • Long term missionaries
  • Members of church staffs today
  • Celebration at Taylor Creek today and services at all our churches
  • Breakfast benefit at Pine Ridge this morning
  • Those being baptized today
  • Decisions that need to be made today

 

The doors of your church will be open today.  Will you be there?

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Monday

Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles,

and the judgments he pronounced.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn is home again from North Oaks.  Please be in prayer for her and Mr. Bobby each day.

Pray for two of our grandchildren who will make their first international flights without their parents Monday and Tuesday.  They are very experienced travelers having flown regularly since they were babies.

Frankie L. Gehringer, Jr.

May 12, 1932 – June 09, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/frankie-gehringer-jr-

Peggy “Peggy Sue” Mitchell Newman

November 12, 1961 – June 10, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4260489?fh_id=10545

Reading the Bible – Ecc. 5-8 & Psalm 9

 

Thanks to those who brought red beans and rice.  They have been delivered to The Hope Center in Roseland and to God’s Storehouse in Amite.  Thank-you for helping meet emergency food needs by local families.

 

There will be a number of Vacation Bible Schools this week.  If you are on Facebook, you can check my posts of VBS opportunities in different area churches or you can check the posts of various churches to see when each one is having VBS this year.

 

It’s time to begin thinking of the 350 shoeboxes we will be packing at the end of October.  Please keep your eyes open for hairbrushes, bath soap, calculators, jump ropes, bandanas, small cars and trucks, and small dolls.  You may bring your items to me or to my classroom next to the choir room.  We will need your assistance each month for the next five months.  Let’s get busy and begin accumulating the items we will need for 350 shoeboxes.  Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse which is under the leadership of Rev. Franklin Graham.  Let’s do our part in accumulating and packing items.  In November, our church will again be a collection site for area churches, clubs, and individuals.  We have ladies available to shop for you if you want to help financially.  I will give you another list of items in about six weeks.

 

There will be no Third Thursday meeting this week or in the next two months.  We will resume the Third Thursday of September.  I will be happy to share my piano for some sweet hymn singing by everyone.

 

Have a wonderful Monday.  Remember, to love your neighbor as yourself today.

Anna Lee

Sunday

 

 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
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Last Call for Read Beans and Rice – Get them to FBC, Kentwood today.
Have a great Lord’s Day!
Anna Lee

Saturday

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

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4245895&fh_id=10545

James Matthew Smith

May 07, 1963 – May 23, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-matthew-smith

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

Tuesday

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

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4240943&fh_id=10545

Rebecca Annette Blades

August 19, 1981 – May 14, 2017

Operation Christmas Child 

 

Read the Bible – Job 16-19 & Psalm 139

 

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“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

 

Thursday

A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

~Proverbs 31:10~

 

Dorothy Garner Fussell who graduated with me walked in the doctor’s office while we were waiting yesterday.  He husband, Bruce, is from Roseland.  We enjoyed a few minutes of visiting.  I knew she had both knees replaced in the last year, but was surprised to hear she fell three weeks ago and broke her hip.  Pray for a good recovery!

Wanda Smith asks us to pray for her cousin Shelly, the daughter of Bobby Dominique, Wanda’s uncle.  Shelly a in the later stages of cancer.  Pray for Shelly, her dad, Wanda, and other relatives during a very difficult time.

Carol Jean Conerly is progressing following her knee surgery.  Let’s pray she will be accident-free and get full use of her knee soon.

Bettye Fussell continues to put us a good fight. She’s had more good days this week.  Keep praying.  Also, pray for her primary caregiver, Fuzzy.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon seems a little better, but needs some medical tests to make a good determination of her present condition.  Pray for her and for Mr. “Cete” as he sticks close.

Billie Jo Hutchinson had valve replacement surgery at North Oaks yesterday.  She’s recovering in ICU for the next few days.  Pray for her and for her family.

Andy Taylor‘s shingles have improved some.  Betty is still fighting the pneumonia.  Pray for both of them.  The two patients have also been the two caregivers.

Shirley Ann Miller

March 12, 1952 – May 10, 2017

“Eight Major Changes in Churches in the Past Ten Years” – Thom S. Rainer is President & CEO of LifeWay. His website is administered by LifeWay Christian Resources.  He is also the CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources.
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Read the Bible Today – Amos 6-9 & Psalm 127

Call to Me,

and I will answer you,

and show you great and mighty things,

which you do not know.

~Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV~

 

“He is Able to Deliver Thee”

 

Thanks to those of you who have brought red beans and rice for the children to share at two food pantries.  You can bring them to the office entrance or the area beneath the balcony stairwell.  Thanks for encouraging the children.

 

Thanks to all of you are bless others each day.  Praying can be a big step in blessing others.

Anna Lee