Category Archives: VBS

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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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

 

 

 

 

Saturday

… to them I will give within my temple and its walls

a memorial and a name

better than sons and daughters;

I will give them an everlasting name

that will endure forever.

 

Today, our oldest granddaughter  will graduate from Christian International School of Prague at 11:30 A.M. (our time).  This will be a big step for her as she leaves Prague in a couple of days to come stateside for the summer and then go to Baylor University for her first semester.  It also will be a tremendous change for her parents and siblings as the family unit of everyday life will be broken as the first child leaves home.  As you pray for her, please pray for her parents and siblings.

 

VBS ended with a loud bang and lots of energy at FBC, Kentwood last night.  We are so thankful for all the children who attended and pray their lives were enriched. We were blessed by many wonderful volunteers, adults and youth, who made every activity possible.  Parents were faithful in getting their children to the church each day.  There was great success when everyone worked together.  We were blessed to have children make decisions that will change their lives eternally.  I would gladly start again Monday because there was so much that I personally gained to.  Each private conversation and hug meant so much to me.  It was a blessing when they told what they learned.  Yes,  hearts were certainly touched this week.

 

The Third Thursday gatherings will be on hold until September.  This is the first summer break we have ever taken, but our family activities and company schedule is more complicated this year.  I always look forward to the next gathering and realize that if we wait until September for our next meeting I will really have high expectations for that gathering.

 

Bible Reading for Today – Ecclesiastes 1-4 , Psalm 8, and video on Ecclesiastes found at jointhebibleproject.com.

 

Today, please pray for those on your personal prayer list.

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.
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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

 

 

Tuesday

I know that my redeemer lives,

and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

 

VBS continues this morning at 8:30!

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 16-18 & Psalm 3

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Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week due to VBS.

 

What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

~Matthew 7:9-11 HCSB~

“Jesus Loves Me” – in honor of VBS

 

Know that no matter what you do, Jesus loves you!

Anna Lee