My internet was down last night through this morning. I apologize for the late start.
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary;
you have found favor with God.
You will conceive and give birth to a son,
and you are to call him Jesus.
He will be great
and will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne
of his father David,
and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever;
his kingdom will never end.”
~ Luke 1:30-33 (NIV) ~
Please pray for Bob Holmes (72) of Holden to be found soon. He has not been seen since the end of last week. Bob’s wife, Bonnie, is a member of the Howell family from the Amite/Roseland area.
Pray for Susie Sharkey as she has a complete shoulder replacement today. Pray her recovery will be complete and timely.
Pray for Kenneth Birch as he continues to recover from the last back surgery. Pray the pain he is experiencing is aftereffects of the surgery, not something that will stay will him. Pray for his caregivers too.
Pray for Bobbie Magee as she makes plans for wrist surgery.
Pray for John Miller. He lost his home in a fire last week.
Buddy Waller received another good report from the doctor yesterday. Let’s thank God for this.
Pray for Jon Carl Hammons as he faces a health concern.
Please continue to pray for George Eddie Lee, J.D. Smith, Mrs. Margaret Callihan, and Mrs. Anne Hurst who have recently had hospital stays.
Pray for the members of our community who are homebound, facing recent deaths, or without other family members during the holiday season.
Scripture Writing – Matthew 2:1-6 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+2%3A1-6&version=NIV
- “Billy Graham Statue Finds New Home at Ridgecrest”
- “Study: Most Churches Open for Christmas”
- “First Person: Keep the “mas” is Christmas”
- “Missionary Reaps Harvest as a Refuge in a Foreign Land”
- “Teen Overcomes Fear to Spread the Gospel in S. Africa”
Missions – “University Trail-Blazer” – https://www.imb.org/opportunities/?id=01cccab7-76a4-4052-9184-b7128e1b2703&ReturnURL=/opportunities-for-students/
Important Dates at FBC, Kentwood
- TONIGHT – Third Thursday at the Cabin – We’re expecting music from a guitar trio tonight.
- Friday Morning Bible Study at 10 A.M. every week
- Christmas Cantata Sunday Night at 6 P.M. (Adults and Children)
- Christmas Caroling Wednesday night at 5 P.M. (Adults, Youth, and Children)
- “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 0n the 27th at 11 A.M.
“The First Nowell”
- Lyrics – http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/t/t136.html
- Story – http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Holidays/holiday-songs/the-first-noel-the-song-and-the-story.html
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5uud2fjtoo (Kids singing)
I trust you can live this holiday season with this joyful hymn in your hearts. If not, seek someone who has that true joy and who can guide you.