Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

There is no commandment greater than these.”

~Mark 12:30-31~


Pray for Jim and Fay Carol C. Todd.  Jim has some serious heart issues and may need to make some difficult decisions.  Pray for God’s leadership as they face Jim’s health issues.



Tonight is the Valentine Banquet at FBC, Kentwood.  If you enjoy your meal, thank the cooks.  If you think it is pretty, thank Heather Sharkey and her crew of decorators.  Most of all thank the youth and Bro.. Wendell.



The next Saturday will be our Kid’s Missions Day.  It is set up to be a kids’s day, but at our church it will be for everyone.  My house is “exploding” with crafts for boys, girls, youth, and adults to do so we will have many fillers to send along with our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Our fillers will be used to complete shoeboxes that are not completely full.  I am excited about this opportunity as well as packing some shoeboxes as a family.  Let’s reach out to others in a big way!  I hope to get a couple volunteers tomorrow to prepare a kid-type lunch Saturday.  I hope the rest of you will be signing the lists on the red clipboards so we will know how many people to plan for.

Items I will be needing that some of you may be able to contribute:

  • Beads
  • Fishing supplies (hooks, lines, sinkers, floaters, etc., but no poles)
  • Fabric scraps
  • Small colorful pictures
  • Buttons (colorful and assorted sizes)
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Lace or ribbon scraps
  • Sewing tape measurer
  • Scissors for older girls
  • Glue sticks
  • Used greeting cards, especially Christmas cards

I will have a red basket near the front door of the church tomorrow.  You can leave your items there tomorrow.



Thanks to those who so faithfully purchase Bibles for the inmates at the Tangipahoa parish.  Once again our donations of Bibles and 2018 calendars were delivered this week.  Once again they were greatly appreciated.  A clear tote is under the stairwell for your donations.  This is an ongoing project.




Friday Morning Bible Study will have three more weeks of Ezekiel before we begin a study of the book of Romans.  Plan to join us from the beginning.  There is not cost.  Just bring your Bible.



The Third Thursday Gathering will be this week.  See you Thursday at the cabin at 6:30 P.M.



Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 1-3
  • Psalm 18
  • Mark 3-4



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Do your preparations for the Lord’s Day today.  That way getting to church will be less complicated.  That’s always good.

Anna Lee