“You were taught . . . to put off your old self,

which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

and to put on the new self,

created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

~Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV~



Please pray for Brandon McElveen. 46 and formerly of Roseland, as he has bypass surgery today.  His parents are GG and Cathy McElveen.  Also, please pray for the medical personnel who will be working to get the bypass done successfully.



Please add Cora Morris of the the Kedron area to your prayer list.  Just as she was recovering from back surgery, she broke an ankle.



Pray for Andy Taylor of Osyka as he has cataract surgery this morning.  Pray for Betty as she continues to care for Andy.



Pray for Nancy Stokes’ daddy.  His blood pressure is very low, so he will be having surgery.



Bobby Slaven

December 02, 1943 – January 27, 2019

A resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at McComb Nursing and Rehab Center in McComb, MS. He was born December 2, 1943 in Bogalusa, LA and was 75 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Debbie “Deb” Slaven; son, Jack Daniel Lowry; 3 daughters, Toni Slaven, Melissa Slaven, and Shandra Lowry; brother, Billy Slaven; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Carrie Slaven; 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside Services will be held at Slaven-Rohner Family Cemetery on Hickory Lane East of Amite, LA at 4:00PM on Monday, January 28, 2019. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible – Psalm 119: 60, 61, 93, & 106

If you would like to receive a hard copy, please check at FBC, Kentwood for a paper on the readings for February.




Don’t forget cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  The soup will be given to Hope Center to distribute.




Stay alert to the cold weather we have coming.   Help someone who may not have adequate heating for the low temperatures we have coming our way.

Anna Lee