Category Archives: Praises, Requests, & Updates

Tuesday

 Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

Please pray for Matt, Shea, and Lindsay as they begin their long journey home today.

Pray for Mallory and Miles as they complete their trip stateside this afternoon.  Pray for those left at home too!

 

New Baby – Brynnlee Havin was born to Bro. Gary and “Miss” Cory yesterday.  All are doing well.

 

Read the Bible – Ecc.. 9-12 and Psalm 10

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Vacation Bible Schools seem to be doing very well this week!  Thank God for the boys and girls attending and all the volunteers working.

Pray God uses the volunteers at area Vacation Bible Schools to impact young lives today.

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

Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends

 

I forgot to share David‘s good news from Friday afternoon.  His eyes are doing great!  The retina specialist said he was graduating David to six months without an appointment.

Speaking of graduating, Mallory did that yesterday, but we did not get to watch it.  The church did not have the wi-fi necessary.  We did see a few pictures and hope to hear a report from the family today.

There have been a couple of area deaths, but I’m waiting for obituaries from the funeral home before I share them.

 

Read the Bible today – Ecc. 9-12 & Psalm 10

 

Vacation Bible School is available at several churches today/this week for your children/grandchildren.

 

Bible Drill class for children will be tonight at 6 P.M.

 

There will be no Third Thursday Gatherings this summer, but we will resume in September.  I do have my piano in the cabin thanks to a wonderful group of young, strong friends from church.  I’ll be looking forward to a good ole hymn singing time.  Come with a list of favorites!

 

Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday

 This is how we know what love is:

Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives

for our brothers and sisters.

Suzie Eads is very concerned about this accident involving a van on a mission trip.
Please join us in praying for the students, their families, and leaders from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala. who were involved in a bus accident near Atlanta on their way to a short-term mission trip in Botswana. Please pray for God’s peace and healing for all involved.
Mr. Harlon Toney is home and having family assistance 24 hours/day.  Today is his 89th birthday!
The VBS Program at FBC, Kentwood will be at 6 P.M. tonight.
Read the Bible – Proverbs 28-31 & Psalm 7.
Baptist Pressbpnews.net
No Bible study this morning due to VBS.
VBS has been wonderful!
Anna Lee

Thursday

“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.”

~2 Timothy 4:17a NIV~

 

Today, let’s add Mrs. Mary Nell Kliesch to our prayer list.  She has spent some time at North Oaks, but may come home today.  I know she will be appreciative of your prayers.

James Wesley Lee, Jr.

November 11, 1959 – June 07, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-lee-jr

 

There will be no Friday Morning Bible Study this week of next week.

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

Bible Reading for Today – Proverbs 22-24 & Psalm 5

 

I’m looking forward to the VBS Friday night program at FBC, Kentwood.

 

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music.

On my stringed instruments.

 ~Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)~

Devotional  Thought – “What Would You Do with $524160.00?  – http://waylonbailey.com/2017/06/07/what-would-you-do-with-524160-00/

Dr. Bailey shares very interesting thoughts on his daily blog.  You may choose to receive them, as I do.

May God Depend on You?

 

Pray for Bro. Wendell as she shares the plan of salvation with the older children at VBS today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

For our light and momentary troubles

are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

 

Please pray for Bobby and Estelle Raborn.  She is back at North Oaks.

Please pray for Mr. Harlon Toney and family.  He will be seeing a new doctor in Baton Rouge today.

Pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams who is scheduled for a move to Specialty Rehab in Hammond by the end of the week.

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible – Proverbs 13-15 and Psalm 2

 

Today, several churches will kick-off their 2017 VBS.  I hope your children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews are lined up to be a part of one.  I am excited to say I will be teaching missions to the older children at FBC, Kentwood.  Today, we will have a guest who will tell about delivering Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to children in a far-away country.  We start at 8:30 today.
Make today count for His glory!

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

     “Love your enemies,

bless those who curse you,

do good to those who hate you,

and pray for those who spitefully use you

and persecute you.”

~Matthew 5:44~

 

Dorothy Fussell graduated from using a walker to using a cane as she recovers from a broken hip.  Thank God for her progress.

Bettye Fussell had a reaction when she was given her treatment this week.  Thank God she was able to have a treatment though.

Please continue to pray for the Dillons, Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby.  Recovery is a slow process.

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 4-6 & Psalm 149

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12

VBS Registration – Sunday from 5-7 P.M.

 

. . . It is not by sword or by spear that the LORD saves,

for the battle is the LORD’s.

~1 Samuel 17:47 HCSB~

“Battle Hymn of the Republic”

 

Make the Friday more than a square on the calendar.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~

 

Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!

 

Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at jointhebibleproject.com

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at jointhebibleproject.com

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.

 

VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.

 

Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

 

Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.

 

 

Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”

 

That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

Thanks for understanding I was controlled by a cough for the last two days.  Thankfully, I’m better now.

 

But from everlasting to everlasting

the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,

and his righteousness with their children’s children—

~Psalm 103:17~

 

Good News!  Bettye Fussell’s blood count was good enough for her to be able to get her fifth treatment this week.  Pray for her as she moves forward in beating the cancer!

 

Oler “Ann” Page Tyrney

April 30, 1936 – May 29, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/oler-ann-tyrney

Kenneth Lee Wheeler

July 15, 1939 – May 27, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4248085&fh_id=10545

Read the Bible – Job 40-42 & Psalm 146

 

The Lord’s Church has officially changed its name after much consideration and prayer. It is now Taylor Creek Baptist Church.  Nothing concerning their leadership or focus has changed, only the name.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Don Meadows.

The Hope Center in Roseland is updating paperwork for those who receive food baskets each month.  If you know of anyone who needs to update their information, please remind them to do so as soon as possible.

 

“You made my whole being;

you formed me in my mother’s body.”

~Psalm 139:13 NCV~

“He Leadeth Me”

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Tonight – Children in Action for children up to 5th grade.  Learn about missions at 6 P.M.

 

Pray for the children and teachers as they make the most of their summer holidays.  Pray for wise choices for the summer days and for safety in all they do.

 

Pray for Bobby Spinks and others from NOBTS as they travel to the Amazon to share the message of Jesus with those who do not know him.  You may not be traveling to the Amazon, you you surely can take Jesus with you this week wherever you go.

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