But when the set time had fully come,

God sent his Son,

born of a woman,

born under the law, 

to redeem those under the law,

that we might receive adoption to sonship.

~Galatians 4:4-5~

Charles Warren had a few little improvements yesterday. Pray for more today.

We know of several friends who are dealing with Covid-19. Pray for their improvements. I am sad to report that our very special friends, “Cete” and Ruby Dillon, ages 94 and 90, tested positive for the virus yesterday. They are at home. Pray they have a good day today.

Our friend, Gayle Owens, sent this yesterday.

 I lost two close and dear relatives yesterday. Please pray for the Millie Hyde family and Dell Dees Frickey family. Aunt Millie was my Mama’s last sister and Dell (Earl Dees’ sister) was the last one in that family. Thank you.

Mildred L. Hyde

November 02, 1927 – December 21, 2020
Mildred L. Hyde, lovingly known as Millie or Nanoo, departed for her heavenly home on Monday, December 21, 2020. She was 93 years of age and is survived by her husband of 75 years, George L. Hyde of Amite. Also surviving her is her little family: her son, George Gerald Hyde and Judy Raborn of Kentwood, her daughter, Beth Robinson of Baton Rouge and Norman Foxworth, and her granddaughters and their families, Amy, Brian, and John Spencer Rivet of Baton Rouge and Katee, Brian, and Evan Joseph Laborde of Monterey, CA. The delight of her life was being with or hearing about the adventures of her two great grandsons, Evan and John John. She also tremendously enjoyed spending Girls Week each year with her daughter and granddaughters traveling to Hilton Head, Fairhope, and other points of interest. Millie was a lifelong member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where she served her church and her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her loving parents and sisters George and Jesse Miller Lawrence, Lena Mae Dees, Clara Belle Corkern, Lyra Dean Hyde, and George Ruth Travis, and her infant daughter, Bonnie Mildred Hyde. Millie will be laid to rest at Hyde Cemetery at a date to be determined. McKneely Funeral Home of Amite is in charge of arrangements. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many friends and relatives who expressed their love for her through their thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you.

Floy Dell Dees Frickey

June 15, 1934 – December 20, 2020

Mrs. Floy Dell Dees Frickey, age 86 of Amite, LA, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on December 20, 2020.  

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on December 26th at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, LA, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. and a memorial service at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow at Amite Cemetery.  The memorial service will be celebrated by Fr. Bernard Francis.

Dell was born in Amite, LA, to Lloyd and Thelma Dees.  She attended Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana University.  She married Joseph Edward Frickey, Jr., on November 19, 1955, and they made a home in Des Allemands in St. Charles Parish.  She worked as a choir director at Riverdale High School for 9 years and Hahnville High School for 26 years, where she touched the lives of so many of her students.

Dell Frickey is preceded in death by her mother and father, her sister, Jean Dees Watson, and her brothers, Lee and Earl Dees.  She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, and her children, Douglas Frickey (Mary), Lynn F. Becnel (Stewart), Laurie F. Hendrickson, and Leia Frickey, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dell loved visiting with family and the wonderful friends who blessed her life, including her Amite and Southeastern classmates and Joe’s Hahnville High classmates.  She loved reading and telling a good story, and her laughter was contagious.  She loved music and shared her talent as a director, pianist, and teacher with us all.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that any memorials be given to Mater Dolorosa Catholic School in Independence, Louisiana. 

Read the Bible in 2020 – December 22

Zechariah 4:1-5:11
Revelation 14:1-20
Psalm 142:1-7
Proverbs 30:21-23

Chronological Bible Reading for 2021

I hope you will get a list of readings from the sanctuary or from the church office of FBC, Kentwood. I like having a copy for my Bible. I will post them for those of you want to be reminded each day of 2021.

The chronological reading may help us to have a better understanding of the Scriptures. You can also listen to them instead of reading them. A link will be provided.

Prayer Focus: Today, let’s focus on those who might not be having their best Christmas season due to loneliness, inability to be with family, sickness, a death, a job loss, etc. It certainly is not a good day for everyone every year. Pray for the people having a difficult time.

Tonight, FBC, Kentwood will share their prayer meeting online at 6 P.M. Tomorrow night, they will have a brief Christmas Eve service online.

Don’t forget about giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions. One hundred percent of the gifts given through this offering go directly to the mission field to help people learn about Jesus, the reason we are celebrating Christmas. During this season, please pray for international missionaries and their extended families. Most will not be able to celebrate Christmas together. You can give at any local Southern Baptist Church.

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Louisiana Baptist Message

Remember to focus on Jesus and others during this Christmas season.

Anna Lee